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  • Why The Raptors Could Be Better Than Most People Think; Bosh Linked to Galea

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vau...4609/index.htm

    NBA star Chris Bosh
    While many of Galea's U.S. athlete clients have been NFL players (reportedly including Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss), .

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    Why The Raptors Could Be Better Than Most People Think; Bosh Linked to Galea

    Phil Jackson was interviewed earlier today and asked about the Heat. However it seems to me that the parts I highlighted in red apply to all sports teams.

    if [the Heat] can unite
    http://bit.ly/abLh4l

    Everyone who followed the Raptors last season knows that the team was about as united as water and oil.

    It was also Bosh's team and everything else came afterward.

    It was about Bosh getting his points

    It was Hedo getting his touches "Ball"

    It was about a big mess.

    There was absolutely no "Ubuntu" among the Raptors players as a whole.

    My sense is that this year it will be different.

    This team has no star player or players if you count "Ball" to cater to

    The 10-11 team is young and will be hungry.

    Many of the key players from 10-11 spent time this past summer working out together on the court.

    Forgetting the fact that I think that the 10-11 team may be as talented as the 09-10 team to more than make up for the loss of Bosh when you add in the expected growth of the young players from last season along with the additions of Kleiza and Barbosa.

    By the way Ryan Wolstat has an interesting article about Bosh and his possible use of roids last sesaon

    Bosh linked to Anthony Galea

    By RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

    Last Updated: September 23, 2010 6:04pm

    Galea often added HGH to injections


    No doubt losing Davis for an unknown period of time will hurt the team. However, it seems to me that if the players can really come to together as a team, which of course is a big if, then I think that they will surprise a lot of people to the upside.

    There is no doubt that the young guys are hungry. Hungry to prove that they are more than a lot of people think that they are. Hungry to start carving out a legitimate place for themselves as legitimate NBA starters.

    Guys like DeRozan, Johnson, Kleiza, Calderon, Bargnani, and even Jack and Weems to a certain extent all have something to prove. Not to themselves but to the other players in the league and the fans.

    Carlesimo has done some good stuff working with young players in both the NCAA and in the NBA. I think he will bring a lot.

    All of these young guys know the knock on the Raptors is that they don't play defense. Carlesimo's greatest successes as a coach at both the NCAA and NBA levels has been his ability to mold young players together into solid defensive teams.

    Defense is not about one on one but about how the five guys on the court play together as a unit for 48 minutes night in and night out and what kind of effort that they bring.

    Triano is now in his second year. There are no star players that he has to cater to in 10-11. I think we will see guys either giving the effort contributing for the good of the tema or being pulled from the lineup and replaced with someone who will put the team first both on offense and defense.

    I am optimistic that this core group will come together "Ubuntu" and surprise a lot of people to the upside with their play and the the wins that they accumulate this coming season.
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      The only thing I agreed with in that post was Nawal Ayoub Valderrama. So thanks for that at least.

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      • #4
        wow an optimistic outlook... I'm really quite encouraged. That's rare... but I'm all for it.
        I really hope the raptors do surprise most of our realistic expectations

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          Copywryter wrote: View Post
          The only thing I agreed with in that post was Nawal Ayoub Valderrama. So thanks for that at least.
          Thanks for reading
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            I think the teamwork will help the raptors and they will be slightly better then most expect. However I feel that teams with superior talent will always end up being the best. I could see the raptors competing for the last playoff spot, and then getting swept in the first round.

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              iggyiggyigoudala wrote: View Post
              I think the teamwork will help the raptors and they will be slightly better then most expect. However I feel that teams with superior talent will always end up being the best. I could see the raptors competing for the last playoff spot, and then getting swept in the first round.
              I agree that at this point getting into the first round of the playoffs appears to be the max best that the Raptors will be able to achieve in 10-11
              Last edited by Buddahfan; Fri Sep 24, 2010, 08:56 AM.
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                Getting into the play-offs is incredibly important for the team, financially. If we have to be in that range, I really hope we make the play-offs, even if we get swept. Otherwise, if 3/4 into the season we're 10 seed, I wouldn't want a winning streak...

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                  Report: Bosh linked to Galea

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                    Bosh did increase his muscle mass a lot over the past year... Something he struggled with up to then...

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                      Apollo wrote: View Post
                      Bosh did increase his muscle mass a lot over the past year... Something he struggled with up to then...
                      Listen to what coach Jay says about Bosh in the locker room last season and during his time on Toronto during an interview by E. Smith on FAN590.

                      I threaded the interview.

                      I think it was very informative and entertaining if you like to listen to basketball coaches answer questions.
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                        JoePanini wrote: View Post
                        Getting into the play-offs is incredibly important for the team, financially. If we have to be in that range, I really hope we make the play-offs, even if we get swept. Otherwise, if 3/4 into the season we're 10 seed, I wouldn't want a winning streak...
                        getting into the playoffs is a must. i think not just for the team but players getting experience in the playoffs environment is very crucial. might be a bit important financially since playoff tix are a bit more expensive but the NBA doesnt really reward teams that much when they reach the playoffs, i think they only give playoff teams 100k and for nba champions only 2mil.

                        i think we are 1 true center away from being a playoff team. weve got 2 solid PGs, 1 solid SG and one potentially really good, 1 experienced SF, scoring PF, all we need is a true, defensive shot blocking rebounding center. our bench although not spectacular, is deep enough to give the starting unit decent rest minutes. we got 2-3 guys who are potentially 20pt scorers so hopefully that could be good enough to squeeze into the playoffs.

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                          Apollo wrote: View Post
                          Bosh did increase his muscle mass a lot over the past year... Something he struggled with up to then...
                          can you do a photo comparison apollo? i dont know how to post pictures here, hehehe

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                          • #14
                            I think he thought the HGH was to help with his breast development for the Saturday night RuPaul parties.

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