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The Raptors – The Rap’s are a walking wounded bunch. TJ Ford, Chris Bosh, and Andrea Bargnani are all day-to-day. Bargnani seems closer to playing than does Bosh and TJ Ford is still a question mark as the Raptors are going to be extremely cautious with him. It helps that they have a great backup in Calderon. Ford sounds ready to get back in the line up but I’d wait till the last minute before starting him. J. Moon, Parker, and Delfino are nice starts as well.
Monta Ellis – We told you to ride it out. The minutes are up and the Warriors are rolling with Ellis running along side Baron. Monta is always an injury risk but he’s hot right now (18 points and 10 boards last night).
Barnes, Pietrus, and Azubuike – Barnes played 21 minutes, Pietrus played 10, and Azubuike played 19. Together they had 17 points, 9 boards, and 3 dimes in 50 minutes. Which would be great, if they were one player, and the game was 50 minutes long.
The Knicks – I’m telling you, don’t cut anyone yet. Let’s wait and see how this thing shakes out. It is insane that Isiah is still coaching this squad. I can’t imagine it continues for much longer, so let’s see what a new coach does with the rotation and how the players respond.
Houston Guards – Rafer got hurt, Francis played another 28 minutes, and Mike James scored 19. Weird. Francis seems guaranteed minutes at the two guard spot right now. We’d pick up him before James, but if Skip is going to miss significant time, we’d consider getting desperate and picking up James.
Luis Scola – 9 and 9 in only 19 minutes. He’s a tough own right now as he has shown nice potential at times but has been very inconsistent. I still think at some point this season he figures it out.