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Team analysis: Toronto Raptors

by on Sep.06, 2010, under Team analysis

Andrea Bargnani

Il Mago ("the magician" in Italian) will have to pull out all his tricks this season as the unquestioned man-of-the-hour in Toronto. (bargnani.com)

Depth chart:
PG: Jose Calderon, Jarrett Jack, Marcus Banks
SG: DeMar DeRozan, Leandro Barbosa
SF: Linas Kleiza, Sonny Weems, Julian Wright
PF: Amir Johnson, Ed Davis, Reggie Evans, Joey Dorsey
C: Andrea Bargnani, David Andersen, Solomon Alabi

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:
Andrea Bargnani – F/C (Rd. 3-4): 20 Pts, 1.5 threes, 7 Reb, 1.5 Blk
Jose Calderon – PG (Rd. 9-11): 11 Pts, 1 three,  6 Ast
Jarrett Jack – G (Rd. 9-11): 13 Pts, 1 three, 5 Ast
Leandro Barbosa – G (Rd. 10-12): 14 Pts, 1.5 threes, 1 Stl
Linas Kleiza – G/F (Rd. 10-12): 12 Pts, 1.5 threes, 4.5 Reb
DeMar DeRozan – G/F (Rd. 10-12): 10 Pts, 1 Stl
Amir Johnson – PF (Rd. 12+): 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Blk
Ed Davis – PF (Rd. 13+): 5 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Blk

Sleepers:
Kleiza, Johnson

Most likely to surprise:
DeRozan

Most likely to disappoint:
Bargnani

Category specialists:

  • Threes: Barbosa, Kleiza
  • Assists: Calderon

Things to watch:

  • if Bargnani settles into a starting C or PF role (and how that affects Johnson)
  • how the timeshare at PG between Jack and Calderon plays out
  • how the battle for the starting SG job between DeRozan and Barbosa turns out

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2009-10:

  • Pts: 5th
  • FGM: 5th
  • FGA: 19th
  • FG%: 5th
  • FT%: 13th
  • 3PTM: 15th
  • Reb: T23rd
  • Ast: 10th
  • TO: T6th
  • Stl: 30th
  • Blk: T20th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2010-11C-

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