October 31, 2007

The Intern’s Toronto Raptors season preview

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball

Note: The Intern was going to write about more teams but he is a very, very busy man. (Read that sarcastically).

For the starting line-up the only guaranteed spots are for TJ Ford, Anthony Parker and Toronto’s All-Star CB4. With an over abundance of small forwards this is a little harder to predict. On any given night Mitchell could start 3rd year Joey Graham, Slasher Carlos Delfino and sharpshooter Jason Kapono. For center I could see Rasho Nestorvich starting and Bargnani being a spark coming off the bench at least for the beginning of the season. For 6th man I will have to go with the second half of the pg duo Jose Calderon.

The burning question has to be can the Toronto Raptors be repeat Atlantic champions. It seems like this might be an uphill battle. The Atlantic division has vastly improved with Boston and their three head monster, the Knicks with their gigantic front court and the Nets still have their three All-stars with the addition of Magloire in the front court. It should make for a great race for the Atlantic banner.

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