Raptors 2009-10 breakdown

FRANK ZICARELLI and MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:42 AM ET

Chris Bosh

SEASON RECAP: Among the NBA's best up until the all-star break, when his pending free agency and an ankle injury changed Bosh and his game; in 70 games, Bosh averaged 24.0 points and 10.8 rebounds, team highs.

LOOKING AHEAD: A change of scenary is very likely; Bosh represents the team's biggest asset; the two will work in unison to reach the most beneficial result; the million-dollar question remains what will Bosh fetch in a sign and trade.

Jarrett Jack

SEASON RECAP: Appeared in all 82 games, making 43 starts; tried to assume more of a leadership role under some difficult circumstances; pouted when team went back to Jose Calderon as its starter, but was man enough to acknowledge it.

LOOKING AHEAD: Jack was brought in last off-season as a free agent to provide depth at point guard; team can move either him or Calderon, because it has become clear that Jack doesn't want to come off the bench.

Jose Calderon

SEASON RECAP: Not one to remember; couldn't defend and could never find his rhythm; perhaps his season was best summed up when Calderon missed his first foul shot after setting a league record for efficiency the year previous.

LOOKING AHEAD: Much like Jack, Calderon can easily be looking at a new team, but it all depends on what market there is for a conservative point guard who will make $9 million next season.

Sonny Weems

SEASON RECAP: A revelation who developed a mid-range game that was hard to stop; defended three positions and became a dependable scorer down the stretch when he exercised good shot selection.

LOOKING AHEAD: A restricted free agent, Weems isn't expected to go anywhere given his upside and very cap-friendly salary; development is a key this summer; must incorporate the dribble and extend his offence.

Antoine Wright

SEASON RECAP: Came as advertised -- tough as nails and never bit his tongue; Raps were much better when Wright was knocking down perimeter shots; his season-ending ankle injury really hurt team's post-season chances.

LOOKING AHEAD: A free agent, Raptors won't be able to compensate Wright, whose services will be coveted by legitimate championship teams; he has been traded twice, but now Wright controls the process.

Marcus Banks

SEASON RECAP: A forgotten veteran who never once openly complained about his lack of minutes; filled in well as a serviceable backup to Jack when Calderon was injured; can't shoot or create, but he'll defend and play hard.

LOOKING AHEAD: There might be a need in Toronto if Jack or Calderon, perhaps even both, are traded; an expiring contract for next summer comes in handy, perhaps even at next season's trade deadline.

Reggie Evans

SEASON RECAP: Pre-season foot injury deprived Evans of some action, appearing in only 28 games; had absolutely no impact when he came back; can't make free throws and held onto the ball too long in the post.

LOOKING AHEAD: A trade is very likely. Amir Johnson must be kept and the only way, financially, to keep Johnson is to get rid of Evans, whose contract comes off the books next summer.

Hedo Turkoglu

SEASON RECAP: A major disappointment aptly sums up Turkoglu's first season in Toronto. Sat out training camp, and according to his GM, never got in the proper game shape all season. Injuries played a role no question, but it wasn't the whole story.

LOOKING AHEAD: Colangelo says he expects a very different Turkoglu next year. Whether he plays for Turkey this summer or not, he will participate in Raps training camp. His apology and admission of a poor season at year's end were sufficient for the GM.

Andrea Bargnani

SEASON RECAP: For a second season, improved on both his points per game (17.2) and rebounds per game (6.2). Showed a better post game than in the past but continues to be baffled by the concept of help defence. His on-ball defence was solid.

LOOKING AHEAD: Like a lot of this team, his future depends on what happens with Bosh. If Bosh returns, Bargnani comes back to the role of second scorer on the team. A Bosh departure and Bargnani may be the guy the offence flows through.

DeMar DeRozan

SEASON RECAP: A solid learning season for the 20-year-old rookie although plenty of work remains. Had bouts where he would drive to the basket, but too often settled for a jump shot that needs more work than probably any part of his game.

LOOKING AHEAD: Plenty of potential here. Drafted to be that athletic, create-his-own-offence kind of player and may be that guy one day, but he's not there yet. Expect him to get every chance to be that player in 2010/2011.

Marco Belinelli

SEASON RECAP: Did not have the kind of impact expected of him, particularly after Colangelo touted him as a potential sixth-man of the year candidate upon signing him. A gambling defender and a streaky shooter made him more miss than hit this year.

LOOKING AHEAD: Gets one of the biggest raises in pay next season thanks to an extension he signed part way through the year. How he'll earn it is anyone's guess but there's no denying that when he is on, the basket seems to get very large for Marco.

Amir Johnson

SEASON RECAP: A car salesman summing up the high points of his season would spend a lot of time talking about Johnson. He played more, shot better, scored more and rebounded more than he had in any previous season. Too bad his energy wasn't infectious.

LOOKING AHEAD: A free agent this year but wants to return and is wanted back by the Raptors. By season's end, he was the first big man off the bench and did a good job filling in for Bosh. At worst, returns in that capacity depending on what new faces join the team.

Rasho Nesterovic

SEASON RECAP: Came exactly as promised, filling in when injuries popped up. The consummate professional never once complaining about his playing time and was always ready when called upon. Best stretch was immediately after the all-star break when Bosh went down.

LOOKING AHEAD: A welcome presence in any locker room, but one unlikely to be back in Toronto. One of only two free agents (not including Bosh) on a team looking to change the makeup of the locker room, his days as a Raptor likely over.

Jay Triano

SEASON RECAP: Very good at designing plays during timeouts; never once openly criticized a player and took the unusual step of benching Hedo Turkoglu in Miami, even though Turkoglu was in uniform.

LOOKING AHEAD: He knows he must be more demanding; admits to spending more time engaged in Xs and Os than with his players; a good chance he'll have an assistant who is more inclined to get into a player's face.


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