Toronto Raptors: Season Review

April 10th, 2011 by Mark Birdsell Leave a reply »
It has been a terrible season for the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors are poised to finish the season with the team’s lowest win total in over a decade. Toronto fell from second in the Atlantic Division to last. And the future is filled with uncertainty.

Questions remain whether Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment will renew the contracts of head coach Jay Triano and general manager Bryan Colangelo. There are positives and negatives to both. Personally, I’ve never been a fan of Triano and would not be sad to see him go. 

All of the team’s problems obviously stem from the departure of Chris Bosh. This is a move in the short term that hurts, but in the long term should be very beneficial.

Bosh was never a franchise player. Fans convinced themselves he once because they needed to fill the void left by Vince Carter. 

Bosh has talent, no doubt. He is one of the top power forwards in the game and probably a top-25 player in the league. However, he is not in same category as Kobe, LeBron, Dirk or Duncan.

Entering the season, I picked the Raptors to win between 25 and 35 games. As it stands now Hollinger&r ...

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