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raptors line up

I was thinking that toronto's projected starting line up wont work good together...
PG-Calderon
SG-Bellinelli
SF-Turkoglu
PF-Bosh
C-Bargnani

2nd unit:
PG-Jack
SG-DeRozan
SF-Wright
PF-Johnson
C-Nesterovic

the starting line up has to many shooters, to many people who need the ball, to many soft players, and to many people who dont play defense.. None of those guys are slashers, they all fall in love with the j, calderon and hedo both want to handle the ball and bosh wants it in his hands in the half court all the time, every guy from pg to center are perimeter players and i dont see any of them playing below the rim and getting dirty, not many can stay in frot of their defenders, bosh is the best, but then if he is working his ass off on defense all the time he isnt going to be as good on offense. They also have no shooters on the second unit, all are defenders..

Id like to see a different line up, that i think will work better:
PG-Jack
SG-DeRozan
SF-Turkoglu
PF-Bosh
C-Nesterovic

2nd unit:
PG-Calderon
SG-Bellinelli
SF-Wright
PF-Johnson
C-Bargnani

i think with the line ups like this, they are balanced between slashers/shooters/defenders. Jack and DeRozan are both great defenders, letting Hedo guard the weakest player on the other team. Nesterovic will take defensive pressure off of Bosh and let him focus on offense, which will work out better. On offense Jack doesnt really need the ball so Hedo and Bosh can work the pick and roll with Jack setting up for a 3 and Rasho setting up for a midrange and Demar can cut and use his athleticism and Hedo will make smart decisions. Second unit will be stronger to with Jose leading them, cutting down the mistakes. Bargnani will have even bigger mismatches while Amir works down low. Wright will guard the strong wing and Marco will just shoot the lights out.

What you all think?


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needs a big banger down low to suceed I think. Too many shooters not enough players down low.

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agree

after this year, if bosh goes, i think they need to move bargnani to PF and sign a big defensive minded center to man the lost post... no more shooters..

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The raptors look like a very

The raptors look like a very skilled but very soft team (like you guys are saying). No way Nesterovic should start over Barganni though. Nesterovic isn't that much better on the low block, and Barganni can light it up on offense. I also don't think Bellineli should be starting. EIther Derozan or Jack for defensive/athletic purposes.

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