Expect Big Shakeup in Raptorland

December 4th, 2009 by Robert Seagal Leave a reply »
If I could be serious for a moment—and it is hard to be serious or to be taken seriously when you're a fan of the Toronto Raptors these days—this team is quite possibly the worst-coached Raptors team I have ever seen. Period.

They're officially the worst defensive team in the past thirty years.

Numbers don't lie. Per 100 possessions, they surrender 118.3 points. They allow opponents shoot almost 50% from the field. They've allowed the Hawks to score the most points in franchise history and have given the Bobcats their most lop-sided victory in their history. We're just getting started. We're only a quarter way through the season!

So what is so fundamentally wrong with this team?

For whatever reason, their rotations are bad. They have players who routinely miss their coverages, never help on penetration, seem to have no game plan, lack control on double teams, and worse still is that it remains a team composed primarily of poor individual defenders.

So what exactly happens to an average defender like Hedo Turkoglu when you remove Dwight Howard, replacing him with Chris Bosh? He becomes exactly what he's been his whole ...

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