Continuing with the forum theme as of late (aka Everything Bargnani), the stat master himself Buddahfan presents yet another interesting question. Do we win when Andrea is lofting up three’s? Check out his numbers and see if you agree or disagree.
What did T-Mac, VC, Bosh have in common? None could carry the Raptors to the promised land. The Raptors are now on the hunt for another marquee player, but NBA.com don’t think Bargnani will necessarily fit that mold.
The 16.5 shot attempts freed up by Bosh’s departure will need to be accounted for, who should get them? Should they go towards solidifying Bargnani as the “main man”, or would they be better served for YGZ®.
I think the 2007 Raptor team's biggest problem was a lack of secondary scoring option. We had Bosh (who was neutralized by Mikey freakin' Moore), and everyone else. Was any team scared of Calderon or Parker dropping 25? Definitely not.
This year, we've got 2 legit scorers in Lowry and DeRozan, and even Salmons and Vasquez have the ability to turn a broken play into 2 points. I'm not suggesting this current team are worldbeaters, but their offense isn't as one-dimensional as the 2007 team, without even saying anything about the improved defense.