(This is another in a series of 30 guest columns that will run in October, when optimism reigns supreme across the NBA. The theme will be “Five Reasons to Feel Positive About … ” We encourage you to follow the authors on Twitter and visit their sites. – CS)
When you look at NBA winning percentages for clubs over the past 15 years, you’ll find the Toronto Raptors near the bottom of the pile.
This isn’t a team that has reached the second round of the playoffs since the glory days of Vince Carter, and GM Bryan Colangelo’s tenure hasn’t exactly worked out as planned. In fact, the club sports a .429 winning percentage under Colangelo. With his contract up for negotiation at season’s end, he needs his team to take a major leap in the standings.
Luckily for him, this does seem quite feasible, and on that note we present to you five reasons to feel positive about the Raptors entering the 2012-13 season.
1. The point guard situation
At face value, everyone is assuming the club is going to have another point guard controversy on its hands. In the past, Jose Calderon has wrestled the starting job away from the likes of Jarrett Jack and T.J. Ford but now has perhaps his most talented competition yet in offseason acquisition Kyle Lowry.
However, at worst, the two can’t seem to co-exist, and Colangelo moves the expiring contract of Calderon to address another team need.
At best, the two combine to form potentially the best 1-2 punch in the league at this position.
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