What’s A Raptors Fan To Think?

28 games in, 11 and 17. 11 games from the top, yet only 1 game out of a playoff spot. 9 games from the bottom. 4 and 6 in their last 10. Losers of their past 2. The one thing that we have learned from our ice friends is that teams with new components can take a while to mesh. Michael Grange in the Globe and mail has a good article looking at the Toronto Raptors and the tipping point they are quickly approaching. Grange points out that, “Through 28 games the Raptors have been blown out nine times already. Their average margin of defeat is 16 points. ”

This, as it sits today isn’t a good basketball team. I who know nothing about basketball now that. Grange goes on to talk about the difficult schedule the Raptors have faced and the necessity to give them time to prove themselves- coach included.

Here’s the question I have Raptors fans. They have changed the coach, they have changed most of the parts. The result appears to be the same. Am I wrong? Does Bryan Colangelo get another shot at another coach? Does he get another shot at changing the deck chairs? The guy totally rebuilt the team this past offseason, to the delight of most who cover and root for the team. What are the 2 constants in this every changing franchise? Colangelo and Bosch. Really, what else am I missing? BC said that the best way to keep Bosh was to build a winner around him. So much for that plan, at least so far right? What’s the next option? Should Triano go? Those who cover the team have been very very polite. Those who go to the games have been very very loyal.

So, the season isn’t over yet. There is time to salvage things. What should BC do? What can be done? What does a fan think?



Grange is here

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December 18, 2009 4:50 am

I agree with your assessment that there needs to be changes. There is growing number among the fanbse who think that the biggest flaw is trying to build a team around Chris Bosh. There is no doubt that he is the best player on the raptor team at this time but he is no cornerstone for a franchise. We have tried so many combinations with him and producing no team success (small blip a few years ago when our division was weak).

Bosh gets great stats but an offense centered around him is ineffective and predictable. He starts off strong and fizzles out as the year progresses. He will most likely get his max contract and is more suited as a second banana to franchise player such as Wade.

The experiment has failed in Toronto and it time to move on.

December 18, 2009 12:30 pm

I think there has been too much changes, enough with the changes. We have great players that are inexplicably under performing, the coach has great sets, and you can see when the players play like they want to win, they win, whenever I watch a raptor game, I can tell if they are going to win or not by the middle of the 2nd quarter. On paper they are a great team. Desire and meshing together is what is needed, not changes again….too many changes

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