GBN:Raptors Inactive List A Lot Easier Picked Then I Thought...For Now

Brad NortonCorrespondent IOctober 27, 2009

So, with the raptors having released their inactive list for opening night, two out of three make sense.  The list is complete with the names of Reggie Evans, Sonny Weems, and Quincy Douby.

Let's go over why these guys are on the inactive roster for opening night and possibly beyond.  So, we have...

Reggie Evans

Makes perfect sense why.  He's still recuperating from what was said to be a sprained ankle or some k-rap.  He is physically incapable of lacing up which means we are going to have to wait a bit longer to see "the toughest Raptor ever" get his groove on.

This could prove to be a key to the Raptors dropping their home and season opener against Cleveland.  Who knows but hopefully he can get all healed up and be bumpin' and jumpin' on the court soon enough.

Sonny Weems

While it's uncertain whether he had earned a rotation spot for opening day.  The easiest answer is he hasn't,why?  Because he's got some problems with his knee or some other k-rap.

Sonny won't be dressing for opening uniform that is.  No word on when he'll be returning, but it ain't on opening night.

Quincy Douby

The man who put on a show in the Summer League is on the inactive list...wait...what? This just goes to show everything that is nothing in the Summer League.  While I don't get much into the preseason, I know enough to know that this guy's name was rarely mentioned in anything.

Good, Bad, Non-Basketball-related, nothing.  He disappeared with his Summer League crown, all the way to the inactive list.  No injury to report, this guy just straight up never showed up, burying himself deep into the pile.

He seems to have gone from upriser to scrub.  I don't know hopefully somebody interviews this guy to see what the hell he is up to, make sure he hasn't been murdered by the mob(I keed, I keed).  But, that's literally how bad this guy has disappeared off the radar.


Nonetheless, these guys are all replaced.  By, Patrick O' Bryant, Marcus Banks, and I think that's it.  To have the opening rotation

Marco Bellinelli, POB, M. Banks, Chris Bosh, Andrea Bargnani, Amir Johnson, Rasho Nesterovic, Hedo Turkoglu, Antoine Wright, Demar Derozan, Jose Calderon, Jarrett Jack. Those are in no particular order.

To be honest I don't see anyone besides POB and M. Banks that wouldn't naturally be in the 12-man rotation.  Well, the Raptors may miss the athleticism of Weems and the toughness of Reggie Evans let's see how they do.

Remember, the Raptors vs. Cavaliers is on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. on The Score.