The Toronto Raptors have undergone a complete transformation in order to once again contend in the NBA. After a lackluster season last year, the Raptors are hoping the addition of some new faces can lead them back into the playoffs, and hopefully contend for a championship. Recently, the NBA schedule was released, and based on that, I have compiled the 10 key moments for the upcoming season for the Raptors.
Raptors-Knicks on Jan. 15? Can’t be Toronto, which doesn’t count on the Nielsen scorecard. So it must be for the acclimation benefit of Chris Bosh, who no doubt will be lacing them up for the Knicks, beginning with the 2010-11 season.
Sure. And I have two tickets that will let you walk across the Brooklyn Bridge to the new home of the New Jersey Nets (YES, the Vince Carter-less club is shut out on both ESPN and TNT next season), sometime during the next decade.
The Raptors picked up Belinelli for nothing and now have him in a three-guard rotation at shooting guard with rookie DeMarr DeRozan, and Mavericks’ castoff Antoine Wright.
While it’s an unknown as to just how good DeRozan could be, Wright earns his bones on the defensive side of the ball. That means Belinelli’s shooting stroke and quickness could be nice compliments, particularly off the bench where his inability to defend or understand complex offenses will be mitigated.