Saying the Raptors
have regressed is one thing. That argument can be made (though I certainly disagree)
Missing the playoffs? Really?
Last I checked, the Raptors
didn't get moved to the West. And last I checked, 8 games below .500 gets you a playoff spot in the East.
Depth is a key factor in basketball, and it could hold Toronto back from becoming serious contenders this year, but I mean, come on. A loss of depth (and lets get real, TJ and Delfino are the only bench guys we're losing who were contributors) does not account for an 8 game slide. Especially given that the starting 5 has been significantly upgraded.
An all star addition more than outweighs the loss of a bunch of flawed role players. And even if it didn't, to think that it's going to result in the Raptors
dropping by 8 games this year is absurd.
Jeff Van Gundy > Erich Doerr...all day