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  • #2
    Imanari wrote: View Post
    The 2010-2011 Raptors will be carrying a fire in their hearts and souls and will fight to the end in every single game. This year's defensive system puts the burden on the players to perform, the team is filled from top to bottom with players that want to prove themselves, and the team wants to prove the world wrong and exceed expectations. All these factors show me that the Raptors will be a hard-working, scrappy team that finally sheds the franchise's reputation as being filled with weak-minded and underachieving athletes. I have no idea how many games the Raptors will win this year, but if they continue to carry the fire, then they will shock the world and gain the respect of the rest of the league.

    Do the rest of you feel as I do about this year's Raptors squad?
    I do not.

    I feel that no matter how hard they try, mounting losses will be takes its toll on this squad. There will be alot of ups and downs this season with mostly downs with a few players showing glimpses of hope and then have Colangelo make couple of trades to keep things interesting.

    The big problem I have seen thus far which I suspected even before the season started is that Toronto does not have the big time player to carry the heavy load when things gets tough. There is no that guy (yet) that in the end of the game like we saw versus New York and Sac that you pass the ball to in the last minute of the game that can make some magic happening. Instead the players are just scrambling to get something done against a very stressed and active defence and as a result cannot buy itself a win. You just cannot win many close games with borderline NBA starters.

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    • #3
      Hotshot wrote: View Post
      The big problem I have seen thus far which I suspected even before the season started is that Toronto does not have the big time player to carry the heavy load when things gets tough. There is no that guy (yet) that in the end of the game like we saw versus New York and Sac that you pass the ball to in the last minute of the game that can make some magic happening.
      It is been a long time (Carter?!?!) since Raptors had a "big time player" the way you describe. Chris Bosh was good to carry the team for 43 minutes, but the ball on his hands in crunch time was so painful to watch.

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      • #4
        Sorry, your enthusiasm in the last 2 paragraphs have no real precedent in the nba....as far as I can remember/tell. We just dont have the talent yet. Some maybe in development to reach another level but regardless of how hard they play (and I certainly hope they do) the W-L record isnt going to be pretty. As an inexperienced team OKC of a couple of years ago maybe a good comparision but they had Durant and you just knew he was special and then they had a couple of good drafts. With constant losing a young team without strong leadership either by a couple of players and the coaching staff tends to fray and become individualistic in their play. They have careers to protect after all.

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        • #5
          insight_tor wrote: View Post
          It is been a long time (Carter?!?!) since Raptors had a "big time player" the way you describe. Chris Bosh was good to carry the team for 43 minutes, but the ball on his hands in crunch time was so painful to watch.
          are you on crack? the ball in his hands during crunch time was practically guaranteed points. if he wasn't going to score then he was going to the line.

          as for the the new go-to guy, I'm pretty sure that's Bargnani's job, is it not? Even though he's not cut out for it, he's the one that the team should be counting on during crunch time. It's really the only way that it will shut up one of the 2 camps (the pro-Bargs camp made up of Multipaul and 1 other guy; and everybody else, lol)
          Last edited by nubreed000; Tue Nov 2, 2010, 05:19 PM.

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          • #6
            Bargs has the fire, so does jack, evans, barbosa, anderson, and a few others.

            Stop all the hatin nubreed, you know Bargs is dee man.

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