Raptors Midseason Report Card
Old 01-27-2010, 06:14 PM   #1 (permalink)

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Frontcourt - B
Chris Bosh is having his best season and Andrea Bargnani has taken a step forward, but Hedo Turkoglu has been a disappointment thus far, while defense and rebounding are still big issues.

Backcourt - B
Jarrett Jack gives the Raptors better defense at the point than Jose Calderon. DeMar DeRozan has been able to produce faster than expected.

Defense - F
Through 20 games, the Raptors were the worst defensive team in recent history. They've improved since, but still have a long way to go.

Bench - B
Calderon now runs the second unit, which is a mix of young role players like Sonny Weems and Amir Johnson, who have been a pleasant surprise.

Coaching - B
Credit Jay Triano for his willingness to admit things were wrong after 20 games. It can't be easy to get this group to defend.

Overall Grade - C
After an ugly 7-13 start when they couldn't defend a high-school JV team, the Raptors have recovered somewhat. Defense is still an issue, but they've begun to live up to the expectations placed on them when Bryan Colangelo made wholesale changes to the roster this summer.

Still, with a clear top four in the Eastern Conference, the teams in the bottom half of the playoff picture don't have much hope to advance beyond the first round. And with Chris Bosh possibly seeking greener pastures in the summer and Jose Calderon now an overpaid backup, Colangelo has some big decisions to make.

Only three current Raptors were on this roster a year ago, and Bosh and Calderon are two of them. Though there are far worse teams in this league and the most likely Bosh move is a sign-and-trade in July, the roster overhaul in Toronto could continue.
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:53 PM   #2 (permalink)

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Old 01-27-2010, 11:29 PM   #3 (permalink)

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an F, seriously, the D has gotten better
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The article is a pretty fair assesment of the Raptors season so far. As excepted speculation re Bosh/2010 is brought up
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:53 PM   #5 (permalink)

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i woulda said the defense would probably be at a D+ mark for now
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I think this is a fair assessment....

But guys, we went from 6 games under to 2 games over!

That's a nice little 8 game swing there

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Old 01-28-2010, 04:44 PM   #7 (permalink)

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Originally Posted by mrdependent View Post
i woulda said the defense would probably be at a D+ mark for now
I would say about C-. I think we will be able to determine the real standing during the Cavs game on Feb.
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I like how 7-13 is just awfull, but 13-7 is just a bit of an improvement.

holy fuck.

almost no team better over the last 20 games.

Beat almost every top team.

had close to worst starting scedule in league with 9 new guys.
starter pg was hurt.


they projected them as .500 at the very best by this point, so when they meet thier goal, they are a C.

what a crock of fucking bullshit.
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