We should be watching the Raptors in the playoffs, but instead I'm blogging about a disappointing season, full of finger pointing, what-ifs, and suggestions for righting this wrong-ass ship. Sigh. Being a Raptors fan is a tough gig.
What if CB4 wasn't injured during that stretch in February? What if he didn't have any baby mama drama? Could he have sustained his numbers from November, when ACC fans were chanting "MVP"?
What if Jose Calderon had a healthy hamstring all season? We saw him eat up opposing point guards during the last 13 games, and few Raptor fans remember that he was doing the same before the injury.
What if Andrea Bargnani blew up at the beginning of the season, instead of the middle? What if Raptor fans and Sam Mitchell had faith and patience?
What if Bryan Colangelo fired Coach Mitchell before training camp?
What if Jermaine O'neal didn't hurt his knee? He scored 24, 23, and 36 points in the 3 games before he got injured. He was warming up! Would people be talking about JO "not fitting" if he was putting up 20 and 10?
What if Joey Graham was more consistent?
What if Jason Kapono was more consistent?
What if ... uhh fuck it I'm not typing all of this out.
What if Jamario Moon was, you know, like he was in 2008? What if we never knew the name "Will Solomon"?
What if we didn't lose heartbreakers to Detroit, Boston, and New Jersey, so early in the season?
So where does Raptor Nation go from here? I'll save that for another post.