So, with Anthony Parker and more recently Jamario Moon signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers, are we know in a feud with the Cavaliers?
With Orlando acquiring the man that screwed over this franchise Vince "Bitch" Carter and us acquiring Turkoglu, are we now in a feud with the Magic?
Hmm... well i really have no idea how i'm going to figure this one out. Let's just overview all the factors and possibilities that go into these feuds.
Cleveland Vs. Toronto
Cleveland has two former Raptors in Jamario Moon and Anthony Parker. They also, have Shaq who called the face of our franchise Chris Bosh "Rupaul".
We have no one on our current roster who has played for the Cavs. But, we arguably know have a guy who will stand up to and guard Shaq in Reggie Evans. Although, unless we're double teaming Shaq he won't be guarding him and Andrea and maybe Rasho will.
The matchup of the starting line ups looks like this:
C:Andrea Bargnani C:Shaq
PF: Chris Bosh PF:Anderson Varajeo
SF: Hedo Turkoglu SF: Lebron James
SG: Marco Bellinelli(in my opinion) SG: Delonte West
PG: Jose Calderon PG: Mo Williams
Cavaliers win Center, Raptors win PF, Cavaliers win SF, Tied at SG, Raptors win at PG.
This years season series should be interesting because our second unit is arguably the dirtiest in the NBA and the Cavaliers have a good second unit.
If Belli has a break out year, he can beat out Delonte and if Bargnani continues to improve he may be able to hold Shaq from getting some baskets.
It's pretty tight if you ask me.
Orlando Vs. Toronto
The Magic have enemy No.15 on their roster which means they are practically calling out the Raptors. While we stole one of their key players last year in Hedo Turkoglu.
Now, both are past their prime. But, Hedo is two years younger than Vince and has more left in the tank. Vince has never done anything that significant basketball wise except teabag dunk that tall Australian or something guy in the olympics.
Hedo has made it to the NBA finals and is the defending most improved player.
Let's look at the starting lineup matchup:
C: Andrea Bargnani C: Dwight Howard
PF: Chris Bosh PF: Brandon Bass
SF: Hedo Turkoglu SF: Rashard Lewis
SG: Marco Bellinelli SG: Vince Carter
PG: Jose Calderon PG: Jameer Nelson
Orlando wins at center, Toronto wins PF and SF, Orlando wins SG, Orlando win PG.
We can pull out wins against Orlando if we utilize where we're better than Orlando which is PF,SF, and maybe PG. The question is will that be the gameplan when the Raps face the Magic?
Our second unit beats Orlando's. So, when they're on the court we can get more points than Orlando. Hopefully, under Triano's system the raptors flourish and do what they need to pull out the win.