The Toronto Raptors: The Good, the Bad, and the Needed

Brad NortonCorrespondent IDecember 4, 2009

So, I guess I can't sit back and relax basking in sports glory, because Canada's only basketball team is playing like s***, AGAIN!!! David Stern please bring a second franchise back to Canada. 

Anyway, I can't help but feel ripped off and disheartened at how they sold me all this hype, and they've failed to deliver. That being said, we're bringing back the GBN(the G doesn't really deserve to be there, anymore...). So, let's get it started on the good shall we.

The Good

Alright, so I expect the Raptors to be playing better basketball when Reggie Evans returns. The good part about that is we're lucky he's not out for the season, and he'll make his return in the next week or so.

And... no wait, that's pretty much it for the good.

The Bad

Did anyone expect an entire meltdown at the beginning of the season? Well, who cares whether ya did or didn't, because it has happened. Almost everything that could go wrong has. Hey Antoine, I thought you could play defense. "Well quite frankly, so did I." WELL, THEN PICK IT THE F*** UP!

Geez, the only bright spots are DeMar DeRozan and Amir Johnson. Guys like Bargnani and Belinelli who looked really good at the beginning of the season have suddenly just decided to space out on the court.  

What the hell is going on?

The Needed

They need someone who can guard a guard, and someone who can play good defense. I don't think Reggie Evans can do it on his own, nor can he guard a guard. What do I suggest?

Thanks for asking.  A name comes to mind who's been doing good recently and is looking for a trade. That is Golden State's Monta Ellis. He can guard a guard and score you points. I think a 45 point game while fouling out has proven that.

Another one that comes to mind is maybe a bit riskier, but Rafer Alston. He's a decent defender.

Seriously though, they need to shake up the lineup somehow, or else this is going to be a bad season.