I came into the season with low expectations because I don't believe this team has NBA-level talent, so I can't say I'm disappointed. Still, handing two winless teams their first (and washington's only) victories swept away what little optimism I had. The future is not bright, unless you want to bask in the shiny glow of draft speculation.
DD is pretty much what he was two years ago. I know everyone goes on about his athleticism but he's not "Josh Smith" athletic. He's just a leaper with a weak handle and below average shooting skills for his position. Also not a great first step, which limits his ability to get his own shot.
JJ is a discarded deep bench player. He's decent defensively and has good length, but if you're waiting for him to develop a jump shot you're going to be waiting a long time.
ED sulked about going to the D-League and continues to sulk now. I haven't seen enough offensively to consider him a legit starter.
Amir would make for a great 7th or 8th guy off the bench. Plays to his potential almost every night. Hustles. Sacrifices.
Bayless = Jarrett Jack Part II. "Oh you scored on me, bitch? I'm going to drop a dime on you!".....clang.
Calderon is an excellent second unit PG.
AB is what he is. A defensive pylon with elite offensive skills and the basketball IQ and elevation of a turnip.
I watch almost every Raptor game and most other games as well. Which doesn't mean shit, I know. But compared to most teams we're not better, deeper or stocked with young talent.