Its not like the Toronto Raptors need to pine for the days of Chris Bosh. They were never really that big of a threat even when they had him.
What should be of greater concern is the fact the Raptors seem to still be spinning their wheels, struck in the mud as they just keep traveling back to the NBA draft lottery. Theyve become a large-market franchise with small-market problems.
Whats the plan? Where are the major reasons for hope? Who will lead this team into the next decade? Will the Raptors ever make a splash again? Or will the Vince Carter era be viewed as their one shining moment?
These are the pressing questions as the Raptors enter yet another year that is expected to end anywhere but the postseason. Thats not to say theyre a terrible outfit because theyre not.
They actually showed some progress (albeit minor) last season, and appear poised to make a smidgen more this year. But they are infant steps, the kind that can sometimes result in falling down before latching t...