The Toronto Raptors’ Biggest Area Of Weakness

July 23rd, 2010 by Mark Birdsell Leave a reply »

As the offseason progresses teams start to take shape.  The NBA is unlike any other professional sports league in the world.  It is pretty much set, with a few exceptions, before the season even tips off which teams are going to be successful in the upcoming year.

Currently, the Eastern Conference is getting stronger.  I’m not sure how much longer it can be called the “Leastern Conference.”  Boston, Orlando and Atlanta have maintained their status in the conference’s elite.  The Miami Heat have shocked everyone by signing the three most coveted free agents of the summer.  And both the Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks have made strong additions.

By my count that leaves two playoff positions left and it is only the middle of July.  Unfortunately, unless a miracle happens I don’t see the Toronto Raptors stealing one of the remaining spots.  This is probably a positive, at least from a fan’s perspective, a first round sweep doesn’t sound very exciting to me.  However, I’m sure Maple Leaf Sports and ...

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