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7. Toronto Raptors.  Turk was a great pick up.  He should help Bosh with a pick and pop offense. Jose Calderon is a solid PG. Andrea Bargnani  should be better with another year.  Jack was a nice addition, but they need some D and Bench help.

Bleacher Report

Toronto heads into the season with a revamped roster and high expectations. C Andrea Bargnani broke out last year posting career highs in virtually every category and is bound to break out into a potential All-Star candidate during the ’09-’10 season.

The combination of Bargnani and Bosh in the front-court provides Toronto with extreme height (for rebounding, blocking, and overall defensive purposes) and shooting-ability from mid-range all the way out to three-point area.

The two together are arguably the strongest 4 and 5 duo in the East.

Brothersteve’s Green & Red Raptor Blog

Marco Belinelli has been described as a good ball handler with a good first step and the ability to finish at the rim.  An excellent catch and shoot player and effective off the curl with beautiful form on his high arcing shot.  He can also score with a hand in his face when he’s hot. Marco has good court vision and the ability to make difficult passes.

But Belinelli has not shot well off the dribble and sometimes shows poor judgement in his shot selection.  He should be a good defender with his lateral quickness and long arms and he does get steals, but he seems to lack the necessary focus so far.

Ed Kupfer


Toronto Raptors


Raptors Digest

Alot of DeRozan detractors claim that DeMarksman can only dunk.

Fortunately for us, we are not the only ones who disagree, this youtube video shows off newest Raptor DeMar DeRozan’s shooting ability

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