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by Zarar Siddiqi March 4, 2011
Raptors vs Nets Live Blog
I hear ping pong balls in my head…
Tough loss, cuz we usually destroy NJ. Its going to be a tough few years in the Atlantic :S
On the bright side, way to go to Both DeMar DeRozan and Ed Davis. They both played fantastic.
Bargnani played alright on offence. The problem is on Defence. I wish he could really grow some nads. When Sasha Vujacic blocked Andrea my stomach turned.
What im sayin is, if losing means potential to be that much better next season. Im for whats good for this team in the long run. We have a few good peices. I hope BC can make a splash this summer.
Amir Johnson’s defense on Hump man was just outstanding !!!
Money well spent BC
Boston (who is getting older but retooling), NY(Amare/Melo/Billups) & Philly (AI, Brand, Holiday) are all current playoff teams playing above .500 ball while NJ’s future looks bright w/ newly acquired NBA superstar pg DWill & a high spending owner leading the way.
Rap’s look to be bottom feeders of the Atlantic and East for at least the next 3 years unless they acquire a star player or two- especially if BC, AB & Jay are still around.
For this to be a true rebuild both Andrea (this is basketball not reboundball) and Jose (who needs to make stinking fg’s anyways) need to go away asap as well as BC & Jay aka dumb & dumber.
There has to be a reason for an 0-8 record in OT. Blame the coach. JT has to go. Bring back Sam Mitchell!
IT AINT GONNA HAPPEN NIGGGGGAAAAA
What did I learn from this game? Sundiata Gaines is >>>>>better than Bayless.
…in this one game.
We also learned that Kris Humphries is better than Amir Johnson, in this one game, and that DeMar DeRozan is better than Deron Williams, in this one game.
And other than hit a few baskets, what exactly did Gaines do that was better than Bayless?
There are absolutely no valid arguments in favour of Bayless at this point – he brings nothing to the table. At least Gaines knows that you don’t pick up your dribble and look confused as soon as you cross half court.
barney needs to toughen up in the line…play with some intensity for goodness sake
Funny how Leo Rautins kept saying that Sundiata Gaines was making this personal…..Who the hell holds a grudge after a 10 day contract?
My name is Barnes, Harrison Barnes (with an English accent).
*The names Barnes, Harrison Barnes
Steps of team rebuild realization process:
1. Suffer a 20 win or less season
2. Making the most necessary and talented draft pick for the draft coming up.
3. Deciding that the “talented” assets that were stuck with the team (five years or more) and are not the difference makers need to be traded ASAP.
We are currently going through step 1 for sure….
Rebuilding from exactly what? The Rap’s haven’t been to the playooffs since Jay took over as head coach 2 1/2 years ago.
I don’t drink that BC media hyped kool aid propaganda to rationalize, justify losing- BC put this team together folks.
BC traded, let go most of last season’s Raptor roster which was playoff caliber but Jay’s non coaching accountability messed it up.
A true rebuild- let go of BC & Jay, trade AB & Jose.
Kris Humphries, Luke Harangody…this is what happens against the Raps. Amir and Ed need to get stronger, thought I don’t know why Ed never plays more than 25 minutes. Maybe they’re worried about his knee. I was watching the Magic/Bulls game tonight, and Hubie made a comment about Asik, mentioning how “he’s not afraid of contact,” and how you need that in the NBA. I would make a comment about Bargs but what’s the point?
I know it’s one game, but I think James Johnson finally hit reality.
Jay triano should tell Bargnani and DeMar DeRozan to drive the basketball to the net. It’s easier than shooting long jump shots over and over and over and over…
Jay only tells players what BC tells him to tell them ie Company Man aka BC Consensus.
Plus I believe that Gheradini is AB’s own personal GM.
James Johnson is good but he’s no starter in the NBA on a good team. I would have kept the draft pick plus Sonny is currently a better all around player imo.
stoooooooooooooooooooooooooop Triano, he is absolutely incompetent.
What seed will the Raptors be in the playoffs?
Mr. Lowry......Tear down that Wall.
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