Honey, We Lost the Franchise! What Now for the Toronto Raptors?

July 7th, 2010 by Tyler Power Leave a reply »
One tweet is all it took for Chris Bosh to extinguish the small flicker of hope that Raptors fans may have had that the five-time All-Star would stay in Toronto.

A day shy of the seventh anniversary of his first contract in Toronto, Bosh left the team he called his own for the bright lights and championship promises of the Miami Heat.

One could argue the Raptors still have pieces to compete, and potentially even catch the tail end of a playoff seeding but that is a shaky scenario for even the most optimistic Raptor fans.

Here is what Toronto are left with...


Option 1

Andrea Bargnani is a guy that is not a pure center.

He is offensively gifted no doubt, and his inside game has improved, but his defensive woes are still a major problem until Ed Davis develops.

The Raptors would be smart to look into a legitimate center so Bargnani can be closer to his natural pre-NBA position at the 3 spot.


Option 2

Hedo Turkoglu had no plans of returning to Toronto a few weeks back. He has changed his mind since, but can Toronto afford to keep an overpaid, ...

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