Tuesday, April 3

Sayin' All The Right Things

It seems that the Raptors' march into NBA respectability even superiority is proceeding smoothly based on recent statements of the 2 long standing members of the team. Mo Pete said in yesterday's interview that as long as we keep playing unselfish ball, the team will be alright.That he does'nt mind playing second fiddle to the newer members of the team. This coming from someone previously playing 25-30 minutes and now reduced to sometimes negligible playing time is really commendable. Look for Mo Pete's rebirth come the playoffs.
Chris Bosh said in the same interview he's still not sure of the full capability of the team that has 9 new members. He sounded optimistic without the air of one who carried and continue to carry the team on and off the court. It's better to stay low key , under the radar. That way , the team can spring some surprises come playoff time. What about the US TV coverage - ESPN/ABC - that Raptors TV's Chuck Swirsky covets for the Raptors ? That will come eventually. The exposure of the team to Italian and Spanish TV will do for now ! Now, if B.C. can weave his magic and get China's Yi Jianlian in next season's draft ...

5 Comments:

Blogger Lee Ann said...

Have a great week coach!

10:05 PM  
Blogger GHUP said...

Yi would be another Bargnani.Why not get center?

9:11 AM  
Blogger Sam said...

I hope you are right coach, and mopete re-emerges in the playoffs. I have really felt for him this season, and hope he can play himeself into a good contract this year.

Call me stupid, but I would actually like to see Joakim Noah in a Raptors uniform. We haven't had an energy player like him since Jerome Williams, the guy comes from a winning program, is a champion, and would be nice to line up with Bosh and Bargnani in the front court.

He obviously has his flaws too, but I really like him. Plus his dad was a sick tennis player.

9:58 AM  
Blogger Nelson said...

7 foot Kokoc sounds good to me!

2:58 PM  
Blogger coach said...

ghup : centers like noah,hibbert are likely high draft picks. t.o. will get picks from 17 and above.

sam : i got the feeling that mo pete's playoff experience will be needed come playoff time.
j noah would be perfect for toronto's high octane offense and his passing skills will fit right in .unfortunately, noah will be gone by the time the raps are ready to pick.
yi may still be there.

nelson : imagine 2 7 footers who can shoot from the outside.aside from that, bargnani will continue to attract the italians in toronto while yi will be a smash hit to the chinatowm community .

7:44 PM  

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