Raptors require clean bill of health

The Raptors need a clean bill of health, at least from Vince Carter, to avoid suffering last season's ills.

Updated: October 20, 2003, 12:16 AM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com
Editor's note: Here's a glimpse of the good -- and the bad -- that could happen to the 2003-04 Toronto Raptors.

Chris Bosh
AP PhotoChris Bosh is going to get even better, maybe this season.
Best Case Scenario
Three things need to happen for the Raptors to rejoin the clutch of teams trying to snare one of the last playoff spots in the East ... or at least re-establish themselves as a .500 team.

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