Where would you rank Chris Bosh, in terms of the other big men of the NBA, and where do you see him playing next year?
David Thorpe (12:18 PM)
He's a top 6 player-haven't I said that before? And it looks like they have things going in Toronto, so he certainly may end up thereBill (Florida)
Should the East just start the playoffs with the top 4 teams (Cleveland, Orlando, Atlanta, Boston)? Do you really think a team like Toronto/Charlotte/Miami will upset one of the big boys in the first round?
David Thorpe (12:19 PM)
Hmm, let's see; Bosh, Wade, Larry Brown. Yep, upsets can be had.Eli (T-Dot)
Coach,whats your take on DeRozan's future considering he's one of the youngest guys in the league. Is he a future legit starter on a contender or more likely to end up a bench guy?
David Thorpe (12:23 PM)
He reminds me of Gerald Green in some respects, though I think he's a better player than Green. He's holding his own, and will have every chance at being a long term starter.Jeff (Toronto)
When are your ESPN brethren going to write *anything* about the Raptors. Second best record in the NBA over the past two months. 17-6 in their last 23, after a nightmare schedule (and 9 new players) to start the season. They might be a Marcus Camby away from winning a few playoff series.
David Thorpe (12:27 PM)
I'll look into it. But this is what I expected all along.Jordan (Toronto)
What's your opinion on American Media perpetuating myths about having all this intimate knowledge of Chris Bosh leaving Toronto and guaranteeing he won't return to the Raptors, when local Toronto papers and CB himself saying he hasn't decided?
David Thorpe (12:35 PM)
Go ahead, pile on us Americans. Everyone else is.John (Toronto)
Chris Bosh has told me he is staying in Toronto. What do you say to that?
David Thorpe (12:53 PM)
Then it must be so.