Why James Harden, Toronto Raptors Could Be a Perfect Match

October 27th, 2012 by Mark Birdsell Leave a reply »
The NBA Season is about to kick off in a few days, and there is a lot to be excited about if you’re a Toronto Raptors fan.

The team is tied with the 76ers for the best preseason record, at 6-1.  Last year’s lottery pick, Jonas Valanciunas, appears ready to contribute from day one.  And the Raptors have one of the deepest point guard rotations in the league.

With that being said, Toronto is far from contending for a title.

Dwane Casey was successful in changing the culture last year.  He significantly improved one of the league’s worst defensive teams.  However, the team struggled to score all season.

The addition of Kyle Lowry and Andrea Bargnani’s return from injury should improve the team’s offense this season, but the Raptors are still weak on the wings.

This is a make-or-break season for DeMar DeRozan.  He is eligible for a contract extension and must prove that he is capable of being a consistent two-way player.

Terrence Ross showed promise during the summer league, but injuries have slowed him in the preseason.

Landry Fields is a solid rol ...

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