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Raptors Rapture - Raptors Claim number one seed and playoff preview

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Raptors Rapture Podcast

Raptors Rapture Podcast


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Site co-expert Mike Bossetti is joined by contributor Jordan Skuse to discuss a wide range of topics including:

  • The Toronto Raptors clinching the number one overall seed
  • How the Raptors' results of late have not necessarily matched their play
  • The importance of the number one seed and how a late season collapse might impact the team's mindset
  • Breakdown the team's recent loss to the Celtics
  • Breakdown the team's recent loss to Cleveland
  • Breakdown the team's recent win against the Celtics
  • The Celtics zone defense & huge lineups
  • Should the Raptors start to experiment with different lineups and lineup sizes?
  • Jonas Valanciunas and how much he should be playing
  • Will the team's rotation shrink once the playoffs come?
  • Possible rotation pieces that will be left out if the rotation does shrink
  • Will Casey consider starting C.J. Miles once the playoffs start? Particularly against the Cavs in order to impact LeBron defensively
  • The Raptors loss to the Cavaliers and the matchup problems that the Cavaliers present for the Raptors
  • Potential strategies for slowing down LeBron, why do the Raptors not have more potential defenders to throw at LeBron?
  • How limited will JV's minutes be during the Cavs series? Will Lucas Nogeuria receive any minutes during the playoffs?
  • Why statistics mean so little for Cleveland
  • The impact of Jeff Green starting and how that impacts Toronto
  • The possibility of Tristan Thompson being dropped from Cleveland's rotation
  • The guys give their picks for the Coach of the Year and possible contenders to coach Casey
  • Where DeMar DeRozan will end up on the All-NBA team
  • Potential first round matchups and who the Raptors should want to play the most and who they should want to play