When you look at the composition of the team, Turkoglu is by far the Raptors’ most accomplished player.
For the Raptors to excel, it is up to the team to make sure that the ball ends up in Turkoglu’s hands when it crosses mid-court.
For the Raptors to compete for home-court advantage in the post-season, it would be wise that every decision is made by Turkoglu.
Making the playoffs for this team simply is not good enough because GM Bryan Colangelo has done too good of a job of revamping his roster and revitalizing the franchise.
Jay Triano’s coaching ability will be scrutinized and Marc Iavaroni’s presence as an assistant will be realized.
The key, though, is Turkoglu and make no mistake about it.
On August 5th, taking advantage of his time in Madrid to arrange his collaboration with the television station, LA SEXTA, in the next European championship, José Manuel stopped in Toledo, where the prestigious doctor, Fernando Jiménez Díaz, conducted the pertinent tests to see his stage of rehabilitation. The results were as expected and his recovery is also as planned. José Manuel will continue his work with his coach (Joan Ramón Tarragó) and hopes to be in perfect condition by the end of September for the start of the Raptors preseason.