Originally posted on Hoops Addict  |  Last updated 3/16/12
As a member of the media with media credentials who has covered the Toronto Raptors this season, I know far too well the problems a team that is “rebuilding” will face. On one hand, the season will start out with minimal expectations and fans will claim they are fine with losses piling up. Then, as the season progresses, either the team will show glimpses of hope to entice fans into thinking the team should win more, or, the team will be all kinds of horrible and the fan base will shrivel up quicker than a man’s junk in a cold pool. This is exactly how Toronto’s season has unfolded. Toronto started the season with low expectations as everyone from the general manager to coaching staff to players were talking about this being a rebuilding season. With few veteran players poised to be part of the playing rotation and not a single all-star on the roster, it was easy to see the team’s view. However, a funny thing happened. Andrea Bargnani started to look like an all-star caliber big man...
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