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    Default Sam Smith Suggests Triano Could Be The Next Coaching Casualty

    Well, I don't think this falls entirely on Jay's shoulders should he be fired, but I wouldn't be surprised at the same time. I don't think changing the head coach is really going to affect this roster.

    What do you guys think?

    Oh, and Smith also goes on to discuss that the Suns should start inquiring about Bosh assuming things don't change here seeing how they aren't entirely sold on their future with Amare.

    And then thereís the Raptors, who basically have had the same starting lineup all season without any injuries and are starting to get blown out on a regular basis.

    Theyíve lost seven of nine and the last three by an average of more than 22 per game. They give up more than 109 points per game, second most in the league to Golden State and have yielded at least 100 the last nine games. Their defense is atrocious, 24th in opponentsí shooting, last in steals.

    Itís also a franchise that, historically, has had little patience with coaches as Sam Mitchell last season went 17 games into the season, three of the franchiseís six coaches didnít last two seasons and a fourth, Butch Carter, got just over two seasons and was fired after the teamís first ever playoff appearance and then best record ever. Of course, those were previous administrations.

    Though there was some ďah haĒ when former Grizzlies coach Marc Iavaroni, a defensive specialist, was hired by his former boss in Phoenix, Bryan Colangelo, to be a Raptors assistant for coach Jay Triano. But this is Trianoís first full season, so you figure theyíd give him a chance.

    The larger question for the Raptors is Chris Bosh, and whether itís time to try to make a major deal. The Raptorsí comment always has been if Bosh, one of the major free agents this summer, chooses to leave, heís best off with a Raptors sign and trade to make a probable maximum contract. Thatís likely true, though you also wonder if Toronto would look into a deal at some point to remake their team.
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    Bosh is not getting dealt this season. The Raptors have a strong hand in being able to offer close to $30M more than any other team. Chris Bosh is going to want to work with the Raptors either in finding a new home or making the current one a winner.

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    Sam Smith *may* be right, but he makes up a lot of .... BULL. Said Bosh would wear out by guarding big centres a # of games in a tight span last year - problem was Bargs was guarding them all those games. Also recently said that he was quite sure LeBron would play for the Lakers next year.

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    'Simple Sam' simply read BrotherSteve's comment in the "Triano: Bosh should confront his teamates" thread on this board and figured it would make for a good Monday morning controversy copy.

    Simple Sam.

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    We had little patience with Sam Mitchell? I recall giving the guy an extension.

    Seriously though, this article is trash. Pure opinion, no inside sources, no analysis of the Raptors financial situation, Triano's relationship with Colangelo, Team USA, his players.

    Just pure trash.

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