The “that was a bigger swing than even Jose Canseco” edition:

Bargnani: evidently vegetable lasagna doesn’t have an expiry date because Andrea is still selling it.  27 minutes that gave fans dry heaves as he went 4 for 10 and committed an incredible 7 turnovers.

Bayless: he keeps putting up enough points to open some eyes to the possibility of shipping Jose off in the summer and making room for an old Canadian.  That said, he can’t do it all himself and he needs to get his teammates in a position to make shots. He’s failing at that miserably and it was a factor in our loss tonight.

Davis: after basically taking a working vacation last night, Ed should have come out all guns ablazing. Instead, he played like he was on the tail end of a long work week. Sure, the 12 rebounds look good on the stat sheet and he had a 4 minute span of hustle, but overall it was a big disappointment.

DeRozan: a nice dunk early, a great night fighting to get to the free throw line (8 of 12) but once again he defended as well as a oompa loompa standing guard at the Apple store in New York yesterday. Forget the no props needed dunks, spend you summer working on how to stop a guy (hell, every guy) blowing by you or pulling up and hitting a shot in your grill.

Forbes: I swear to the heavens that the guy makes me think he walked off a Three Stooges set.  He plays well but it’s always negated by some idiotic blunders and stupid fouls. Jose can’t come back soon enough, sure, but knowing that we will see Forbes in for a departed Barbosa makes me sick.  Although, a few more picks like he set tonight and…

Gray: good bucket to open the game and a fine effort all night.  6 and 6 in 12minutes is a solid outing given his recent dung-like play.

A. Johnson: not much statistically, hell basically nothing, and a game where he seems to have fallen back into his PMS mode.  Held back to only 18 minutes and rightfully so.

J. Johnson: 12 minutes of nothing.  Proof that I may have finally perfected my voodoo doll manufacturing concept. Let’s finally face it: he is good at jumping and eating. That’s it. The game of basketball?  Not so much.

Kleiza: well look who finally took his lips off the tailpipe. The Owl finally showed some passion and some skill tonight as he was back to hitting shots and taking shots off his face.  Ended the night 6 of 9 and showed signs of a return to past glory.

Magloire: I’m amazed he was a –6. I could swear he was on the floor for that whole swing. I swear this guy would get booed by children if he made a hospital visit. Pure suckage.

Driving the bus: Jerryd Bayless

Under the bus: James Johnson

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  • Ppellico

    I simply do not understand your mind.

    I mean, damn it…what in hell makes your mind work?

    I am the biggest Gray fan, so this comes with some backing.

    I thought LAST night he played a very good game. In fact, I thought he helped
    that solid 3rd qtr beginning.

    And you bashed him.

    Tonight…no, he had a poor second half opening. Perhaps a few fouls were
    poor by the refs…perhaps he was weary and legs heavy…but he nowhere did as well as last night.

    YOU give him props.


    I simply do not understand your analysis.

    Really strange stuff.

    • Lorenzo

       Comic relief.

  • Ppellico

    I do wonder what happened to Amir.
    I think he had only 2 rebounds in his whole game until the last minutes.

  • Theswirsky

    Why is it that after a magnificent loss away from home against a bottom team you are so negative toward all the players except Bayless and Magloire . Everyone helped out in this loss , they all deserve a lot of praise and forget about their mistakes . Andrea by the way was doing a great job on both ends of the floor especially not rebounding and turning the ball over.

    • cesco

       I am not worried about a bad game by Andrea . Most likely tiredness was the main factor ( due to his long layoff ) . Remember that with him they did win out west in places where CB4 could never win a game as a franchise player . Andrea + JV will be the franchise leading us in the playoffs next year , book it .

      • DC

        Keep drinking that kool-aid that bargina is half the player chris bosh was. 

      • Theswirsky

        why would you ever be worried in the first place?  Its not like you were over 5 years – no sense starting now.

        I do appreciate the consistency Cesco.  Few can claim that.

    • Raps4Ever

      Petty: “When someone takes a small subject and blows it out of proportion.
      At times, making something otherwise insignificant into something bigger to suit their own agenda.”

      The way you continually use stuff from previous days/weeks/years to win whatever fn battles you think your waging, though the biggest battles are in your own heart and mind, is pitiful. You’re pettiness seems to have no bounds. You must have had horrible things happen to you in your life. Is there no better help available to you beyond venting your anger over the internet?

      • mountio

        well said

      • Cred

        Well said, that’s theswirsky in a nutshell. A guy/gal that lives in the past, ignores the present, and stays away from the future. A shame that his/her username is associated with the real, respected Chuck Swirsky.

        • Theswirsky

          I’m flattered.  You know a girl stops loving you, not when she gets mad, but when she stops caring…. and clearly you ladies haven’t stopped!!


          • Raps4Ever

            So the help you need is for someone to care, and are desperate enough to find that through what you do here. I’m sorry I judged you as angry and misguided when it’s all been about hurt and needing attention. My best wishes toward your recovery.

            I can’t bring myself to returning  XXX’s (don’t roll that way), but here’s a few OOO’s for ya.

          • Cred

            Don’t flatter yourself, only your dog loves you.

  • Rob

    Show of hands, who else is buying into the Baylesstricity hype?

    • Copywryter

      Hear that? It’s the sound of the entire Raptors marketing staff whipping their arms into the air. Somewhere, Sonny Weems is smiling.

    • Lorenzo

       *doesn’t raise hand*

    • Ryan

      Not yet. (And I’d probably be more willing to get on the bandwagon if someone could come up with something than “Baylesstricity”…)

    • Nilanka15

      A definite ‘no’.

      Bayless is exactly the type of player who the Raps don’t need more of (i.e. mediocre players who don’t excel at anything).

      • Shaimang

        This year, he’s averaged 18 pts, 5 assists, 3 reb and 1.4 steal a game, shootiong 45% (43% from 3) as a starter for the raps.. He’s still only 23..

        That’s 2 years in a row he’s shown something when being counted on.

        His decision-making might need to improve, but I wouldn’t say mediocre.

  • Forrest

    This team can’t even tank properly. Lose to Memphis but win against Charlotte!? Lose both damn it! 

    • Lorenzo

       I’m with this guy! Lose now to win later!

      By the way you have it backwards.

      • Darien

        It is super frustrating. Bargnani was doing his best to tank at least today. Now were getting dangerously close to passing detroit in the standings and dropping to 7th worst in the league. GAWD BC fire Casey so we can lose like real pros.

      • Forrest

        Haha, damn sorry. Should be win to Memphis, lose to Charlotte, my bad, thanks for poitning it out.

    • why

      If Memphis had hit their free throws Raps would have lost – blame Memphis for giving the Raps the game.

  • BCStefanskiCaseyGots2Go!!!

    Raptors need another roster pg- Justin Dentmon of the NBDL Toros….


  • NyAlesund

    Bayless can score a lot of points but he is not a PG. He is a SG in a pg’s body. Yesterday was horrible and funny at the same time, to see him try to serve their teammates, everyone in a wrong position. Of course he is not fault, because you can’t ask him something that he is not able to do. The other guys were worn out expecially after the third quarter.

  • Cdhall

    Why not Bayless as a SG?