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Let's welcome in China.
Yeogu, McKay to Talk Raptors, the defending NBA champions, have had a good start to the season today.
So what's been the reason for their success so far?
Well, I fell in love with the Toronto Raptors organization when I was working the G League showcase in Mississauga.
And there I watched Lorenzo Brown and Malcolm Miller in the D League with head coach Jerry Stackhouse that same night, playing a Toronto Raptors game as well.
So they played in two games in one.
I thought that ended like a You're in high school days.
But what I learned from this organization is that they have success.
They're great at nurturing and growing talent that starts from the top all the way down at the top.
You have the executive level with Messiah Jerry, who everyone says is one of the best game changes, right, and then it trickles down to the coaching unit nurse.
He was a G lead coach, obviously won a championship with the Raptors and orchestrated that trickles down to the players.
Paschal Seaq um was a D League finals M V P and champion Chris Boucher, who I watched ball out working the showcase.
He was a D League M v p.
So they are a farm system of talent, and I fell in love in the the coal in Canada, you know, homegrown talent.
That's the way to do it anyways.
Now there was a question of whether or not they would fall off a cliff when Kawai Leonard left.
How is his departure effective?
The team Welcome.
Why, everyone knows was a big piece of that championship.
But I think what he did he gave the Raptors validation.
Everyone from the coaching to the players you talk about Fred Vanvleet.
We talk about Pascal Seaq when we talk about Kyle Lowry, who we knew had struggles in the playoffs.
But the biggest reason why they're after struggled.
LeBron James, right?
So LeBron James, the way he sort of faced off and gave me the heebie jeebies just a little bit.
The Raptors, right now that they have a championship, you know they have validation.
One of my favorite phrases is you go through it to get to it.
The Raptors went through it largely, you know, at the mercy of LeBron James.
But now that they have a championship they've gone through, the highs have gone through the lows, and I think that they ended better for it clearly.
So where would you rank the Raptors among Eastern Conference contenders?
I would love to throw them in the top three, but I have them around the four or five position in the East, largely because number one has to be.
The Bucks combo is doing Number two, the Celtics Kemba Walker's addition.
He's the perfect fusion of, in my opinion, Isaiah Thomas and then also Kyrie Irving at the point guard position, being unselfish.
Also in underside score there, one of the biggest surprises of the season.
Now the 70 sixes in the rappers like I could go back and forth.
The only reason I give the 76 years is because they have a little bit more certified talent right between Ben Simmons and Drone bees.
But the Raptors are right in the mix now.
I know health has been a question for a number of their players, but if they're healthy, I would not want to play a team like that in the playoffs, you know.
So it's one thing to make the playoffs.
Another thing to go deep.
What's the one thing the Raptors will have to do better to make a deep run in the place they will absolutely need more center production, meaning Serge Ibaka is pretty much holding it down at the center position.
He's only giving you about 13 points per game.
Outside of that, Marc Gasol, six points per game last season gave you nine.
Not even that much, even though he's a good facilitator.
But number one first and foremost has to be getting making sure they could hold down the paint.
Now, I think pastel siac um, he's have him in the open court in transition and stuff like that.
But the center position is a position that I think a lot of people explain.
OK, we'll have to wait and see how they do.
This is a team that many people thought.
Would they be good?
We're not sure.
So far, so good for Toronto today.
Thank you.
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