West coast here we come. First game of our 4 game trip. The young and talented Kings are going to be tough to beat. A front court of Cousins and Landry are going to cause fits for us especially on the glass. If there was a night where we needed Bargnani to step-up with boards,… Read more »
According to Ric Bucher from ESPN, Riley’s getting antsy at the point and probably looking at acquiring one come December 15th when most of the summer’s free agents are eligible to be dealt. One of the names apparently on Riley’s list is our very own Jarrett Jack. See what else he had to say.
What determines a bust? Most would say someone that doesn’t come close to their expectations. I mean, does the fact that Andrea doesn’t know how to rebound or play help defence make him a bust? No. But click the link below to see some examples courtesy of RR member BC Boy that were truly “busts”…. Read more »
A four game west coast trip starting next week then back east to take on some of the Eastern Conference’s powerhouses. Buddahfan asks the question, when the Raptors are down and getting a whopping will they continue to play hard and smart as a team or will they quit and start to play every man… Read more »
Breathe a sigh of relief because the Raptors have won a game. With four road games against Sacramento, Utah, LA Lakers and Portland on the horizon, the first win of the season could have taken a while.
“We seemed like the fat cats and they seemed like a team out there really trying to get a win. It looked like we won the other day and they lost. You could tell the team that really wanted to win tonight — and that was them.” – Byron Scott
Bosh was on the FAN590 this morning to clear the air of the misinterpretation of his recent comments about why he wanted to leave Toronto for south of the border. Click the link to read what he had to say.
Changed my mind; I do have something to add: TRoss. I generally doubt that players pay attention to what-all’s being said out there (out here) but I wondered a couple weeks ago when, as the griping-crescendo was building and about to peak towards TRoss, he seemed to break out of whatever low-level of funk he was in, to suddenly play a bit better. So … I’ll throw two cents into the internet-ether to say that TRoss would be a much-much better player and would earn himself many extra-large paycheques come contract time, if he would decide once-and-for-all that he *had* to be better and to start by driving hard to the hoop, and often! I don’t expect to see an ego-maniacal-attitude (can you imagine, tho? Damn, he’d be dangerous). But if he got a little bit angry or impatient (even) at his slow progression, thus far … it couldn’t hurt.
I remember reading a lot of years ago how then-captain Bobby Clarke of the Philadelphia Flyers was pissed at one of his talented line-mates (Bill Barber, I think) who was sleep-walking, so between periods, he yelled at him loudly and whacked him hard with a stick, across his shin-pads … and it worked. (Next period, the guy scored, the team won, etc, etc.) So … maybe a fellow Rap could … you know, wake him up, just a bit more? A stick probably isn’t necessary, but .. maybe throw a shoe at him? Because he’s too talented to not be on his way (yet) to becoming a big star in this league. So c’mon DeMar. Give him a little Compton-style. Get him angry. Without JJ for a bit, you’re gonna need him.