So we addressed our defense by taking out the stronger defensive player out of the lineup and replacing him with a turnstile? The math doesn’t add up and this sounds like a change made for the sake of making a change, not because it’s the right one.
The dark shadow of the 0-4 week is heavily set on the podcast as we go sift through the ruins and search for positives while reflecting on lineup changes and whether they have any hopes of being effective.
"No. What else do you want me to do?" he said. "Do you want me to score 30, 40 points a game? Twenty blocks a game? That's not my game. That's not what I do. I try to get these guys going, and that's pretty much it. I'm not weak-minded by any means.
I think the 2007 Raptor team's biggest problem was a lack of secondary scoring option. We had Bosh (who was neutralized by Mikey freakin' Moore), and everyone else. Was any team scared of Calderon or Parker dropping 25? Definitely not.
This year, we've got 2 legit scorers in Lowry and DeRozan, and even Salmons and Vasquez have the ability to turn a broken play into 2 points. I'm not suggesting this current team are worldbeaters, but their offense isn't as one-dimensional as the 2007 team, without even saying anything about the improved defense.