I spoke with Tim Chisholm of TSN.ca about a variety of topics including Chris Bosh’s franchise player status, Jose Calderon’s strengths and weaknesses, Bryan Colangelo playing the scapegoat card, possible trade scenarios, Andrea Bargnani’s VL status and much more. The upcoming roadtrip, season expectations and playoff positioning is also up for discussion. You can read Tim’s column on TSN.ca, he happens to be one of the few who tells it like it is.
You can listen by clicking on the play button or directly in iTunes.[audio:http://raptorsrepublic.com/blog/audio/2008-12-19-TimChisholm.mp3]
Enjoy and discuss.
This is also the thread we’ll try posting the stream links for tonight’s game. There will be no live blog but the chat will be available. I will be tweeting from Philthy McNasty’s though, so if you need in-game updates check it out.
Tim’s picking the Raptors to win this but I’m thinking a 2-win team like OKC is sensing blood here and will compete and take us down to the wire and possibly win it. Chris Wilcox is out giving us a decided advantage in the paint, on paper at least. They have a potentially great wing player who can go off against our sorry perimeter D and a PG who can exploit his quickness against any of our PGs. If we lose this it’ll be the darkest point in the Colangelo era.Follow @raptorsrepublic