The Toronto Raptors and the Guard Situation for Next Season

March 14th, 2010 by Bahi Kamalan Leave a reply »

In the midst of Toronto's losing streak, one can’t help but wonder what it takes for these Raptors to be a consistently good team.  Toronto, in its current make up, will continue to be caught in mediocrity for seasons to come.


The Raptors had a little more to address this past offseason than toughness, athleticism, defence, and rebounding. How about a 2-3 “skilled” wing player that can cause havoc on opposing defenses, just as they do to the Raptors on a nightly basis, ala Tyreke Evans, Steph Curry, Monte Ellis, and Kobe on this current road trip alone. Hedo Turkaglu was never going to be, and has not been, the answer. The Raptors simply do not have an elite-wing player.


To begin, an elite-wing player would generally defend opposing wing players as well as they possibly could be defended because of their quickness and athleticism. The Raptors look in di ...

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