Cuzoogle: I dream of Raptors
Old 10-20-2008, 03:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Raptors blogger Cuzoogle lists five things that will need to happen for the Raptors in order to compete with the likes of the Celtics for the EC Championship.

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1. The Raptors live up to high expectations and fight it out with Boston for the Atlantic and East lead.

The big reason this could happen is of course because of Jermaine O’Neal being in town. He is going to add everything that the Raps missed last season and for that reason we are very excited.

Just in the few clips we have seen on the news or read about in the paper, he is already adding toughness and a new spark of life to the team.

Last night against the Lakers O’Neal was taking guys to the floor with hard fouls and for Raptors fans we have not seen that since the days of Matt Bonner creaming KG.

2. Andrea Bargnani grows as a player and makes the franchise not look stupid for picking him first overall. With JON on the inside now, Andrea will have less pressure to rebound and clog up the lane and more time to worry about getting that offensive game going again. With his size and shooting touch he could be a lethal cover at his position.

3. To not have every former Raptor torch the team when the play. Last season guys like Roger Mason Jr. kept having career games against the Raps and now that T.J. Ford is an enemy, it could happen again this year.

4. When the Raptors have leads they finish off teams and not fade at the end. Too many times last season Toronto jumped out to huge leads only to let teams come back and in most cases blow the game. Leading by 20 at halftime should equal out to a win and if they want to rise in the East they need to capture these games.

5. Finally one dream we have for the Raps this season is that they learned how to close out on three point shooters. Watching Orlando bomb away with no D in the playoffs is still fresh in our mind and it is about as frustrating as the firewood problem we mentioned earlier.
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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#5 is silly.

I love reading guys on here talking about "closing out" on shooters as if its the problem, or was against Orlando. It might have been a symptom, but I sure wasn't the problem. The problem was the Mountain they called Howard who was using the key as his own personal toilet and shitting all over Toronto's Bigs. The rotations had to come, and whether ya like it or not, that leaves the 3 open, and Orlando, which tey are accustomed to doing, were knocking it down.
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The funny thing is, I actually liked Roger Mason Jr. when he was a Raptor. I was sad when they cut him for Omar "My forehead can be seen from space" Cook.
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