Inside The Paint: Toronto Raptors Are a Changed Team

Bleacher ReportCorrespondent ISeptember 12, 2009

The Toronto Raptors 2009-2010 season will rest on Jay Triano, not the ten new players acquired by Bryan Colangelo during this offseason.

Colangelo may receive the accolades for dramatically reshaping the look of this young team, but even Colangelo himself knows for his team to be competitive, his new full time coach would have to gel the parts together in quick succession.

New arrivals such as Jarret Jack, Amir Johnson, Reggie Evans, Marco Belinelli, Demar DeRozan, Antoine Wright, and newly hired assistant coach Alvin Williams come into the fold of a Raptors squad badly in need of new hope and a fresh direction.

Chris Bosh enters the season a new man, with a fresh new look and positive view on his team's chances, even going as far as to say that the new bench of the Raptors would probably give Bosh and his starting unit a hard time to score.

It would also symbolize the first time that the Raptors are a team built with depth at every position on the squad; a rarity at best for this team.

Triano himself intends to have his team play the fast-break style of basketball, something which should excite fans, and should have players such as Bosh, Bargnani, and Jose Calderon flourish.

Only time will tell if the Raptors can run the show along with the likes of the Cavaliers, Celtics, and the Magic, or if Bryan Colangelo's second major experiment becomes a laughable embarrassment.


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