This season, Leo Rautins looks at the biggest issues in the NBA in a halftime feature called Fast Break.
Question: Will Chris Bosh be in Toronto next season?
Do you think the Raptors have had enough talent to get past the first round in their playoff appearances? I do. That means if you're Chris Bosh, and you want the franchise money, if you haven't been past the first round, maybe you have to look in the mirror. That's where I think it's important. Being a franchise guy isn't just going somewhere where there is more talent, it's making your team better.
Question: Will the Raptors make the playoffs?
I think they will. They have enough talent to get there. The game on April 11 against Chicago, the third last game of the season, may be a deciding factor because Chicago is coming on strong. But it would be a shame if the Raptors didn't, just based on the talent level alone going into the season.
Question: Can the Magic rely on Vince Carter?
They don't have a choice. He could be going into that pre-playoff rest, which does happen with a lot of guys, but the reality is this - Vince Carter can give you two or three great rounds, I don't believe he can give you a full playoff run right into the championship series. I just don't think he has it in him.