Can the Raptors Win 50?

by September 30, 2009

After all of the money he spent this summer, GM Bryan Colangelo certainly hopes so: “The happiest day of the year (media day) came and went yesterday with an optimistic Colangelo announcing that not only does he expect the Raptors to qualify for the playoff this season, he expects his rebuilt squad to actually make a run in the post-season. ‘And that means probably putting yourself in a position (to be) the fourth or fifth seed (in the Eastern Conference),’ the always-dapper GM said, while adding that the Raptors likely will have to win more games than the previous club record of 47 to accomplish that goal. ‘Are (we) shooting for a target of 50 games? Yeah, I think that’s what we should be realistically looking at.”‘