Originally written on Cuzoogle  |  Last updated 11/3/14
Wow is the season over yet for the Toronto Raptors? Granted I kind of checked out after the Rudy Gay honeymoon period ended. What a mess. At least there is the classic April potential to talk about all summer. Yep, it’s that time of year where we have to endure games like an 88-78 win over the Washington Wizards at the Air Canada Centre on Wednesday. Only seven games to go in this up and down season that was meant to answer some questions on the future of the franchise. At least a few of the young guys are getting some burn. Jonas Valanciunas is showing some promise in the garbage time remaining in the year. 24 points on Wednesday was a nice surprise and certainly looks like a glimpse of things to come. So what is the point of the last few weeks? What is the purpose? I think it should be about trying out new things. This is a sandbox time of year. Let’s try new lineups, new offenses and defenses. It won’t hurt anything and it is a good chance for BC to know what he has going into the offseason. Although he should know what he has now. If you are injured, you sit. If you are old, you sit. This is a time to let your future stars just play. Learn from mistakes and build confidence. I have to admit, I have not watched a lot of games this season. But I do read what I can and the feeling over the whole situation is, players like T-Ross and Jonus are not getting enough time to truly show what they can do. The offseason questions I have are: Is Dwayne Casey the right coach for this bunch? What is the future of Andrea Bargnani? It seems he has outstayed his welcome. Can a team with Rudy Gay and DeMar DeRozan make it work? Is Kyle Lowry good enough to be the starting PG? The team and fans can no longer blame Jose Calderon and his lack of D. They can’t blame being old and not having youth from blue chip programs. Nope, all the pieces are there. They just seem to need one more ideal piece to bring it all together. Oh and a healthy team would do it. So over the summer, if they can shore up the PG spot, trick Landry Fields to giving back his salary and somehow convince any team to trade Barganani for a true low post player, this team is in the playoffs next year. Oh, I also think it is time to change Matt and Jack/Leo. I can’t actually handle Matt Devlin anymore. Just his voice for some reason really gets to me now. Next season, with my boy turning four, I should be right back into watching more games and getting that fever again for the Raps. Or maybe I am just really down on the team because I am enjoying an amazing run by my Michigan Wolverines, who are playing in the Final Four this weekend. Go Blue. I need something from the Toronto Raptors to form that bond again. There is so much else going on in life that I can’t commit to a team that looks as if they are in a hamster wheel every year. I don’t have the answers, I just want to be a fan again. addthis_url = 'http%3A%2F%2Fcuzoogle.com%2F2013%2F04%2F05%2Ftoronto-raptors-defeat-washington-wizards-at-acc%2F'; addthis_title = 'Toronto+Raptors+defeat+Washington+Wizards+at+ACC'; addthis_pub = '';
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