A new POLL ("Help Wanted") & results from our last two

We’re at a critical moment in the season for the Raps’ playoff hopes. The team is hanging on by its fingernails to the hope of sliding into the #8 spot, but are hamstrung by nagging (or worse – we don’t know) injuries to major contributors like Jose Calderon, Amir Johnson and Kyle Lowry. So what to do? Give more floor time to sliver-bummed roster ballast like Mickael Pietrus and Aaron Gray? Or should Bryan Colangelo press the red button marked PANIC and bring in Kenyon Martin or someone else, perhaps from the D-League, on a 10-day contract? Please let us know.

In our last poll, I wanted to learn what you thought about who can give us some quality minutes as the starting small forward. Precious few of you had any interest in Pietrus; the bulk of voters believe that Landry Fields should be given the gig. However, a significant minority want to see either Alan Anderson announced, or take the more radical step of pushing DeMar DeRozan into the spot. Presumably we’d need to reconfigure the shooting guard, which might be Calderon (why not? – he’s shooting well from everywhere) or perhaps Terrence Ross.

My vote is for the radical option. Start Jose & Kyle, then bring in John Lucas, Anderson and Ross as needed.

Prior to that, I asked about whether you still liked our playoff chances, and the vast majority of you still believe. For me, my brain says No, but my heart says Yes.

Brian Boake is a staff writer for Raptors Rapture. “Like” Raptors Rapture on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @RaptorsRapture for all the latest news and updates about the best damn NBA team from Canada.


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