Perhaps it’s all just talk, or perhaps it’s not. But the Toronto Raptors are surely sick of losing. Looking in from the outside this postseason, Raptors president Bryan Colangelo is apparently willing to do whatever it takes for a franchise that missed the playoffs for the seventh time in nine seasons. Read More »
“I talked to a couple of other doctors, a couple of other friends and they really kind of told me the same stuff that these guys told me. It’s not that I didn’t believe (Raptors doctors), but (friends) called me because they heard I wasn’t going to wear the mask and they said, ‘Don’t be stupid.’” â€“ Hedo Turkoglu to The Toronto Star, February 7, 2010
I’ll be honest, until real recently, I just haven’t given the due credit deserved to both Andrea Bargnani and the Toronto Raptors for picking him up in 2006. After watching his 22 and eight performance last night in the Raptors’ 106-105 win against the Lakers, I guess I’ve just kind of held a blind eye to the 7-foot Italian. With both Bargnani and rook DeMar DeRozan playing well this season â€“ and yes, I know Bargnani was putting up over fifteen a game last season â€“ it got me thinking about just how far T-Dot has come since drafting its worst player in franchise history: Rafael Araujo. Read More »
You should never read too much into stats when it comes to the preseason. Because coaches haven’t figured out rotations yet, players aren’t getting their normal minutes and quite frankly, they aren’t playing at 100 percent even when they do get in games. But there are still signs you can pick up by watching teams and players during the preseason. So far, the Raptors have been average at best coming out of the gates. Toronto is 2-3 in the preseason and have already displayed a couple areas of concern. Read More »
Up until July, Orlando’s Otis Smith and Toronto’s Bryan Colangelo were the two most proactive GM’s in the League. But now, Dwyane Wade is coming for that crown. After lobbying for Allen Iverson, Wade is now reportedly working on getting Carlos Boozer to the Heat.