“You look at OKC or Portland before I was even there, they let their young guys grow and now you see where they are and the steps they took. I think it’s definitely going to help us and we’re going to be good.”
“It’s on both sides, I think it’s 50-50. It’s on the coach and it’s on the players too, when you have a lot of young guys without experience, it’s tough, it’s tough to learn how to play defense, even tougher how to play team-defense.”
“The hard work I put in last summer definitely paid off and that’s what I was striving for. I just have a chip on my shoulder, and I just want to prove a lot of stuff. Like being one of the top players in this league, and keep getting better.”
Doug Smith shared his two cents this morning on who he thinks the Raptors should keep and who they should let go. How about you guys? Who do you think the Raptors should retain heading into the 2011-12 season and who should they send packing?
As RR member Copywryter says, “Because its better to laugh than cry.” Come and check out his humourous look back on this past season and perhaps share some of your thoughts on what we can say has been a pretty big let down this year.
True enough regarding players not wanting to be here. That is old world Antonio Davis/Steve Francis nonsense. It is no secret players love coming through Toronto and as the league has gotten younger it has also seen that sentiment disappear. Rudy/Amir and Demar love it. I saw Kyle at the island airport and unprompted he started to tell me how much he loved it here. Jennings loves it. AI loved it and god knows KG has long loved the ladies here. An the tattoo shops. It's the organization they don't care for. Or rather, the losing.