Originally Posted by fancylad
if (a big if) Jermaine actually comes back and doesn't miss another large string of games, i think this team will acutally be able to make the playoffs and potentially do some damage.
Agreed. I've said before that I think Bosh/Bargs and JO should be used like Detroit used their 3 headed rotation in the front-court a few years ago, with Sheed, Big Ben and McDyess. I think all three of them can be interchangeable in the 4/5 rotation, with Bosh
getting the bulk of his minutes at the 4, and JO and Bargs
splitting the minutes at the 5, and the time where Bosh
rests on the bench.
I also think there's the possibility for the Raps to do some damage. If you look at last year, the Raps almost backed into the playoffs. Using a bit of a quote from Matt Devlin, but instead of in reference to a game, I'll use the season "It's not how you start, but how you finish". The goal this year, was to stay afloat until we get to the cream-puff schedule in March April - and while the team is a bit off of the pace, I think there's a big possibility that this team can hit the playoffs on a roll. This team hasn't gelled yet, and if they do at the right time, and some injured players come back (keep in mind JO and Calderon
have both missed a good chunk of time), then the Raps could finally catch their stride.