Toronto Raptors

When my buddies ask me whether I was frustrated by the NBA lockout and indifferent to the compressed season I tell them no. If anything it means that I’ll be spending less time in front of my television. And now that the season is underway I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the consistent effort of these Raps. Andrea Bargnani, Jose Calderon and Demar Derozan have been very good so far. What amuses me is that, according to the pundits, they’re not supposed to win many games this year. And, according to them, that’s by design–a weak record this year means that they get another high draft pick. For this reason I would love to see them continue winning. I applaud the players for snubbing Colangelo’s rebuilding efforts.¬†After all, there’s no reason they have to lose. Still early. To be continued…