A Case For Some Optimism in Raptorland

July 16th, 2010 by Sachin Arora Leave a reply »
Ever since Chris Bosh has bolted the Raptors, everything seems to have fallen apart.

Nobody is giving this team a chance to even win 35 games. Why is that? Don't get me wrong, Chris Bosh is a great player, a fantastic player, but is he a superstar who can carry his own team? No.

With the offense that the Raptors ran with Bosh, he was getting a touch almost every possession. Because of this, it closed many opportunities for other guys.

Sometimes Andrea Bargnani would get hot, but he wouldn't be getting the ball because Bosh would demand it. Sometimes players would have open shots that they would pass up to get the ball to Bosh.

Now of course, I'm not saying Chris Bosh leaving is a good thing, but it certainly isn't the end of the world.

The Raptors are reloaded and hungry to play. With young players who are looking for some run and gun, the Raptors will be a fun team to watch.

Hedo Turkoglu is gone, and I truly believe Jose Calderon will go back to his old self because of this. When you have two playmakers on the floor at the same time, it doesn't really work, considering Turkoglu is a bigger version of Calderon, essentia ...

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