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Dr. J. Naismith 11-04-2008 07:16 PM

ESPN Has More Love For Bosh & Calderon
 
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Originally Posted by JURASSIC PLAYGROUND
Jason Smith and Maurice Brooks were palling around on ESPN's NBA Today podcast and again there was a lot of love for the Toronto Raptors.

Brooks has Chris Bosh ranked as the #3 candidate for the MVP Award, behind Kobe and CP3. That's right, Bosh ahead of LeBron, take that Cavs fans.

Brooks gave the Raptors double love saying that following the Pistons trade of Chauncey Billups and Antonio McDyess to Denver, Toronto could emerge as the #2 team in the Eastern Conference.

Jason Smith has a serious mancrush on Jose Calderon.

"The sky's the limit for Toronto, and I'm not just saying that because I don't want to get hate mail from Canada." -- Jason Smith

Right now, Raptors fans are on a rampage. Let's go Raptors!

Source - Click here

Kirby 11-04-2008 07:17 PM

Let's go Raptors let's go!

Gurk 11-04-2008 07:19 PM

Wow this is the best rating I have seen so far that the Raps have gotten. Nice.

CB4 11-04-2008 07:57 PM

pretty good respect. Mostly due to our fast start.

10gizzle 11-04-2008 08:15 PM

#2 team in the east?

thats some serious props...you guys actually think Bosh will be anywhere high up among the MVP candidates?

jeffb 11-04-2008 08:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Cortez (Post 68415)
#2 team in the east?

thats some serious props...you guys actually think Bosh will be anywhere high up among the MVP candidates?

No.In the end he won't even be in the top 5 in MVP voting.Unless he keeps averaging 25+PPG/10+RPG which i doubt he will. I'm guessing 23-24PPG/9RPG

The MVP will be between Kobe/CP3/LBJ!

10gizzle 11-04-2008 09:15 PM

Does 1-2 pts and 1-2 rebounds really make the difference between him being a key player for MVP?

Do you think it has more to do with stats or the Raptors position in the standings by the end of the year.

Kris 11-04-2008 09:31 PM

Go Raps, Go! That's wicked news!

©ontent 11-04-2008 09:38 PM

:yeah:TANK!

jeffb 11-04-2008 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Cortez (Post 68429)
Does 1-2 pts and 1-2 rebounds really make the difference between him being a key player for MVP?

Do you think it has more to do with stats or the Raptors position in the standings by the end of the year.

More then anything, playing in Canada Bosh would need 25+PPG and Howard like 14-15RPG to even be in the conversation.

Pistol Pete 11-04-2008 10:24 PM

It's always nice do get some love and recognition from the American media.

Apollo 11-04-2008 10:24 PM

When I look at Toronto now I see a team structured a lot like Colangelo's Suns teams. They don't run it as fast as Colangelo's Suns teams but that's more due to the coach's style at this point than the teams ability to do it.

You have a pass first star PG who can score at will. You have a tough defending 2 who can hit the three. You have a highly versatile 3 who does a little of everything. You have an all-star 4 and an all-star 5; one is one of the most prolific scorers in the league and the other is a mean son of a bitch in the paint who intimidates and gets it done on bother sides of the court.

Kirby 11-04-2008 10:28 PM

But the bench is nowhere as close to Phoenixs'.

Apollo 11-04-2008 10:32 PM

Not yet but the starting five is starting to look very similar and that's the point I was making.

jumplvlan23 11-04-2008 11:44 PM

Woah. #2 in the conference?!

Kirby 11-05-2008 12:07 AM

Who was the 3 you were talking about? Grant Hill? Matt Barnes? Because some of them came after the BColangelo Suns Era.

XiaominWu 11-05-2008 12:36 AM

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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 68459)
More then anything, playing in Canada Bosh would need 25+PPG and Howard like 14-15RPG to even be in the conversation.

Nonsense. All he needs is for the team to win.

Windex 11-05-2008 01:19 AM

Lovin from ESPN

Power Rankings: Best and worst over past six seasons

#27 Toronto Raptors, but...

"We've said it many times: If we were ranking cities, Toronto would never slip out of our top three. We've said this many times, too: If ESPN ever opens a Canadian bureau, we'll be first in the relocation line. But none of that can offset the suffocating nature of the Raptors' losing culture before Bryan Colangelo was hired away from Phoenix to run the franchise. The Raps averaged 29 wins from 2002-03 through 2005-06."

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/column...erRankings0208

Windex 11-05-2008 05:22 AM

I don't know if anyone posted this but here's some more lovin' from ESPN

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/dailyd...ge=dime-081105

Three Things I Have Learned So Far by Jalen Rose

3. Calderon and Bosh: As of right now, Jose Calderon is the best point guard in the East. Combine that with the fact that Chris Bosh is the most productive power forward in the league and the Raptors' one-two punch is awfully tough to beat.

TORaptor4Ever 11-05-2008 06:52 AM

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Originally Posted by XiaominWu (Post 68546)
Nonsense. All he needs is for the team to win.

Honestly, I don't even think that'd be enough (unless we won a ridiculous 60 games or something).

You have to consider that Kobe is going to be right up there now that the Lakers are title contenders. He's still arguably the best player in the NBA.

Paul already has people debating whether he's the best PG ever to play (lol!). The man-love for him is at an all-time high.

And Lebron? The face of the NBA? Hard to beat that too... esp. when you realize that he has yet to win an MVP.

As much as it pains me to admit it, Chris would have to be pretty otherworldly for him to pass all of those guys.


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