Friday, July 20

B.C. Should Get Busy .

This season , the changes to the Raptors' line up are ho hum so far . Additions to the team are minimal and not as dramatic as last season . Returnee Maceo Baston is a 30 something Anthony Parker clone even in age except less effectve in offense and defense while Jason Kapono is a one dimensional player . And who is Moon ? Maybe B.C. thinks that the Raptors' roster just needs a little tinkering . Wrong . The Atlantic Division is definitely stronger . I watched all 5 games of the Knicks in LA Summer League and was impressed by Isiah's draftee . Collins can certainly play ! What about rookie Big Baby Davis of the Celtics ? Davis is definitely not a deadweight ! I don't have to tell you what the addition of Jamal Magliore and rookie Sean Willians will do to the Nets . The Nets will be tough next season . No more finesse big guy like Nenad K and malnourished Mikki Moore !
So what should B.C. do ? Something earth changing to match that of the AD rivals ? Get Yi Jinlian ! Yes , get the 7'0'' tall Chinese forward from Milwaukee . The Chinese Basketball League will certainly welcome TO as Yi's destination . Toronto is certainly one of the few NBA cities with large Chinese community aside from NY , San Fran and LA . All one has to do is walk the streets of the city to validate this claim . Imagine the economic benefits of that to MLSE . Enough of European ballers . Bring in Asian basketball players , B.C ! An Arab , a Chinese , a Filipino or a Korean. The FIBA Asian Olympic qualifying tournament will be held this month in Tokusyima , Japan . Go East , young man !


Blogger m24_m3_m87 said...

woo! yeah Bring in Yi! and yeah bring in a filipino player :P

11:22 PM  
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11:31 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

i'm not sure another soft 7 footer is the answer. but agree, bc shouldn't be done dealing.

2:38 PM  
Blogger Ty said...

Asians are not NBA ready.Except for one or two Chinese,they are rather small or too slow to play in the NBA.

10:10 AM  
Blogger Sam said...

thats a serious statement ty, lol. i read that there are some 400 million chinese playing different levels of basketball. with those numbers, it is just a matter of time before there is an asian invasion to the nba.

6:13 PM  
Blogger Pete said...

And hey - Yi is tall enough that he might not smell the foul street level delights of early morning Chinatown garbage at Spadina and Dundas that I get to ride through every day on the way to work.

But seriously, for sure BC isn't done dealing yet.

5:38 PM  

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