Originally posted on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 1/17/13
The Raptors are having an incredibly disappointing season and look as though they will miss the playoffs, once again. They were expected to fight for the 8th seed in the playoffs after a solid draft, starting the new season healthy, adding point guard Kyle Lowry and getting last year’s top five pick, center Jonas Valanciunas over from Europe. However, horrible defense, injuries and general poor play, currently have them in 12th place in the East and 6 games out of the playoffs. Injuries have been a factor, as Andre Bargnani, Valanciunas and Lowry have all missed significant playing time. Lowry was also demoted after the inspiring play of Jose Calderon in his absence, however Lowry is the better player and should be starting. All is not bad, as they have a lot of solid young players and will get better by simple development. They have been reportedly interested in trades and they have the pieces to add almost any player they desire. With tradable assets in promising rookie, Terrence ...
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