2009-10 record: 40-42
Second place, Atlantic Division
Did not make the playoffs
|* Draft rights traded|
G: Marcus Banks
C: Andrea Bargnani
G: Marco Belinelli
G: Jose Calderon
G: DeMar DeRozan
F: Reggie Evans
G: Jarrett Jack
F: Hedo Turkoglu
G: Sonny Weems
F: Chris Bosh (Player option)
F: Amir Johnson (Unrestricted)
C: Rasho Nesterovic (Unrestricted)
C: Patrick O'Bryant (Unrestricted)
F-G: Antoine Wright (Unrestricted)
Areas of Strength:
Playmaking and shooting. With Jose Calderon and Hedo Turkoglu, the Raptors have two guys who can handle the ball and make plays for their teammates. With Andrea Bargnani at center, they also have the ability to put shooters at every position, making them an extremely potent offensive team.
Defense and toughness. The Raptors' starters were a great offensive unit, but this was one of the worst defensive teams in NBA history. Both on the perimeter and on the interior, they were soft and slow defensively.
Two Stats That Matter:
20 -- Number of games in which the Raptors allowed 60 points or more in the first half this season.
11-21 -- The Raptors' record without Chris Bosh over the last three seasons.
The Way To Go:
The Raptors have a chance to get a rotation player with the 13th pick, but their summer hinges on Chris Bosh's decision regarding his free agency. If Bosh chooses to leave, the Raptors would like to work a sign-and-trade with his new team, where they get an asset or two in return. That could provide an opportunity to rework the roster. The Raptors need toughness and grit, and it has to come from one of their best players, not a role player off the bench.