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Why the Best Move Is No Move for the Toronto Raptors

Sachin AroraCorrespondent IFebruary 16, 2010

ATLANTA - DECEMBER 02:  Hedo Turkoglu #26 of the Toronto Raptors against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on December 2, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Ahh, the trade deadline. One of the most fun and exciting times of the season. Heck, some people have even stopped mentioning the 2010 free agency. There are many teams that are looking to improve to contender status, and one of them are the Raptors.

However, I suggest that they do one thing, and that is nothing.

The Raptors are looking quite strong right now, and have won 10 out of the last 13 games. They currently sit at 29 wins and 23 losses, which is good enough for fifth place in the East. Bryan Colangelo has stated that he's satisfied with this position, but would like to try and push for fourth or even third.

Can they realistically catch Boston or Atlanta?

In one word, yes.

The Raptors have finally meshed and are playing as a team and as one of the league's best teams. If Hedo Turkoglu keeps playing on a high level, nobody will want to face this team in the playoffs.

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Right now, they are playing great, and I don't really think that Colangelo should change anything. Reggie Evans will give the team a spark off the bench and help with the boards.

Sure, it would be nice to have a starting shooting guard but at the same time, what if we acquired a guy like Andre Iguodala and it ruined our team chemistry? Besides, if they were to get a player that would really make an impact for the team, the Raps would likely lose a key player such as Jose Calderon.

Antoine Wright, Sonny Weems, and Jarrett Jack all can fill in at the shooting guard position and do a decent job.

Bottom line is that this team is rolling right now, and Colangelo shouldn't do anything to disrupt the chemistry. This team is playing like they want to win, and could very well win a playoff series.

I'm confident if the Raptors win a playoff series, Chris Bosh will remain in Toronto and the franchise will continue to get stronger and eventually become a legit title contender.