Pick Details

Jesse's NBA Future 3:00 AM | Fri, Sep 11 2020
Sport: NBA | Star Rating: 5.0 Evaluation: Loss (-500)
Pick
1200 (True) - Toronto Raptors to win the Eastern Conference @ bet365

This is 5* play on the Toronto Raptors to win the Eastern Conference.

There is no doubt that Kawhi Leonard deserved plenty of credit for bringing a title to Toronto, but I believe that there is a false narrative that he did it by himself. Many people question how competitive the Raptors can be without Kawhi. I would point out that last year they actually had a higher winning percentage in games he missed due to load management, than they did in the games he played. This is also a team that finished at or near the top of the Eastern Conference several seasons in a row prior to the arrival of Kawhi. Players like Fred Van Fleet and Pascal Siakam should be primed to thrive in a greater role. I caution against sleeping on the Raptors, and I'll take them at 12-1 to win the East.

GL,

Jesse Schule

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