The “man down! man down!” edition:

Alabi: Yup…it was one of those nights.

Anderson: he and Ed Davis decided to play pop a shot all night  Fuzzy Lids continues to try to make an impression and tonight was an above average game for him. Part of it is that nobody on the opposition knows who the hell he is, so he goes unmarked, but whatever.

Calderon: guess who took a head to his head and got more stitches? Uncle J!!!! I was amazed to see some blood come out of him since he was playing like a shadow all night.

Davis: a solid double double of 13 and 13, being vocal, demonstrative, standing up cheering on the bench. Someone got into his head for a night at least. Great to see, but still doubtful it’s here to stay.

DeRozan: seemed to have a case of the Amir’s tonight. I think if someone was standing in front of him with a gun pointed at a puppies head, DD would have tweeted about it, put his headphones on and walked away. Just seemed like had punched out at the shootaround.

Dentmon: hustled, pushed the ball, but it didn’t really amount to much. Granted, his teammates couldn’t hit a shot to save their lives, but in 18mins I’m not sure he did a great job of moving the pieces around tonight. Looked like they were stuck in mud for a while there.

Forbes: hard to say he had a poor shooting night when the entire team had one. Still, I’m beginning to enjoy his swag. He seems looser now, yet more focussed.  It’s like he should take the court wearing a pimp hat.

Gray: five rebounds in eleven minutes. His game resembled an ant farm without sand: confusion, lack of excitement, and nothing to care about after a few minutes.

A. Johnson: couple of nice blocks, active on the boards, but with the ball in his hand? About as dependable as a gate with no hinges. With that said, he did have one of his more focussed games which doesn’t really take much.

J. Johnson: if Casey doesn’t take a club to this guys knees after the last game of the season in the tunnel to the dressing room, I’d be amazed. Not like I know the coach well, but just the way he carries himself makes me think that James absolutely drives him nuts. 2 of 11 and a night full of smirks? Get a clue buddy. Maybe hang with Sonny Weems so you know what to expect in Europe next year.

Kleiza: his leg took him out of the game tonight which is a shame because he was showing like he was remembering what to do with that orange round thing again. Poor bastard can’t go a week or two without getting clipped somehow. Also, his wink to the crowd as he left? Classic.

Uzoh: an assist a minute! The man is a magician!!  Okay, he played 3 minutes, but at least he moved the ball and it led to buckets. Gonna miss this stud once his 10 day is up.

Driving the bus: Ed Davis

Under the bus: James Johnson

Theme of the Game:

  • FAQ

    Anybody from the U.S. that is drafted by the Ratpors might as well kiss his NBA career goodbye because he will get crushed as a rookie.  Ask to be traded ASAP to play in the homeland of the stars and stripes because Toronto is terrible.

     

    • BCStefanskiCaseyGots2Go!!!

      I believe that the Raptors just need new minds, ideas, energy making the basketball related decisions in order to turn this Franchise around as the BC era in the TDot has stagnated and is slowly evaporating right in front of our eyes- especially post CB. 

      New owners. Done.

      New front office.

      New coaches.

      Trade both Jose & AB for assets (players/picks).

      Sign Goran Dragic.

      Draft stud.

      New culture.

      • ShermanTank

        What stud do you think we should draft, I thought you hated drafts and are disinterested in this 2012 draft. Who would you like to see from that draft on this team? We are developing a new culture, Dwane Casey is an excellent coach and this team is noticeably better under him as you can see in the defensive improvement. If we were to get a new front office, they’d do exactly what BC is doing currently—stockpiling young players and assets, draft picks etc. for the future. BC’s way of doing things pre-CB were bad, but his way of doing things post-CB seem to be more pragmatic given our situation–building through the draft. Let’s see what this draft has to offer man, we’ve seen franchises make quick turn arounds from the draft and go from hopeless to hopeful. We will do the same.

        • BCStefanskiCaseyGots2Go!!!

          Did I say that I hated drafts? Nope.
           
          Did I say I was disinterested in the 2012 draft? Nope.
           
          Back 2 life, back 2 reality….. 

          • Rob

            Lol, yeah right, and you didn’t address the rest of Sherman’s points.

            You say you want a culture change, and we all know what a culture change is in your eyes—barely making the playoffs and becoming 1st rounder fodder for legit championship teams.You say draft a stud, a stud in your mind, as you have stated repeatedly, is Tony Wroten Jr., when a poster suggested drafting him, you said, in your own words, that you’d rather “see him go to a real franchise like Portland or Utah” and that you didn’t want him on this team. You also said that this draft means nothing, and again, in your own words “what player is the Raptors tanking for that will turn this franchise around lmao?”. It’s all in your history man, at least man up and admit to your posts and stand by them instead of contradicting yourself and looking like a fool. We all know what you said, but you don’t know what you said, and that’s the problem. Back 2 life, back 2 reality, and back 2 more of your useless drivel. smdh..

            So congratulations, you win the “I am st-“….oh nevermind, you’re stuck with it forever.

            • BCStefanskiCaseyGots2Go!!!

              Why would I address someone that starts out telling fabrication about what I post?

              Why do you care what I respond or don’t respond to?

              Recognize game or remain mentally lame like a smoked out dame with no shame- strawberry, strawberry jockin’ me so early…….lmfao at u

              • BKing

                wasn’t your name BCTrianoGots2Go last year, why the change explain in detail 

              • Rob

                No fabrication at all buddy, the proof is in the pudding just take a look at your posting history, so either put up or shut up.

      • ad

         ROFL like dragic is the answer to all our problems.

        • BCStefanskiCaseyGots2Go!!!

          At the pg spot he is in my mind.

          He wil be an unrestricted f/a if I’m not wrong come this summer- right?

          Raptors should target Dragic as option #1, 1a, 1b, 1c , 1d, and so forth…..

          • Nilanka15

            If Colangelo signs Dragic, would that put him in your good books?

            • Destro

              Why are you interested if BC moves would put him in a posters good books ? Does that info help pay your rent ?

              • Nilanka15

                lol, yes it does help pay my rent. [rolling eyes]

                Why do you care to defend this guy every single chance you get?  Does he pay your rent?

                • Destro

                  I dont defend him or anyone else on RR
                  I agree with his sentiments about this team and organization thats where it ends for me…If he started appluading bargnani’s defense id prolly start going at his neck too….

                • Rob

                  He’s just defending himself under a different alias.

                • Destro

                  you have theeee nerve to call other people obsessed….you follow around screenames to engage in convos like they slept with your wife…. 

                • Rob

                  Nope, I don’t follow anyone around Dumstro. I’m just a poster on this site, like to participate in discussion, and you and your alias happen to post on the pages I visit, so don’t flatter yourself because only your pet dog loves you.

    • Lorenzo

       How many times do I have to set you straight boy?

      • Destro

        ^ racial undertones….i see them…

        • Lorenzo

           I hope you’re kidding…

  • BCStefanskiCaseyGots2Go!!!

    2012 NBA Vegas Summer League!!!!!!!

  • BCStefanskiCaseyGots2Go!!!

    Raptors Vegas Summer League team will be good to watch play!!!

    • ShermanTank

      Yes it will, as we’ll have JV on it and most likely a top 5 draft pick. Finally you say something that makes sense.

      • Lorenzo

         Don’t go THAT far…

        • ShermanTank

          Haha, guess you’re right, that light at the end of the tunnel must’ve just been an oncoming train.

      • c_bcm

        JV likely won’t play in summer league. He have obligations to his National team this summer and Olympic qualifying.

        • Nilanka15

          That would be far better for his development than summer league anyway.

      • CJT

        JV won’t be on it.  He will be playing in the Olympic qualifying event and then the Olympics.

  • ShermanTank

    Good loss, the Cavs lost to the Pacers in overtime, and the Kings lost to the Hornets, so on a whole nothing new in the tanking landscape, but a loss is a loss! #TankNation baby.

    • Lorenzo

      I respect you my brother.

      • ShermanTank

        Great minds think alike :) #TankNation and all its citizens.

    • Raps Loyalist

       THIS IS WHAT PROPER TANKING LOOKS LIKE!!!!  I HOPE WE DON”T WIN ANOTHER GAME ALL YEAR.  I LOVE THIS TANK JOB. FINALLY THE RAPS FRONT OFFICE DOES SOMETHING RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lorenzo

    Did anybody other than Alt even watch that game? Man was it boooring.

  • Darien

    Im slightly warming to the idea of drafting Barnes. JJ is proving to not be starter worthy by a long shot. Barnes will likely be available when we pick and he has all the tools. I believe Casey can help him get to the next level on D – hes already a pure scorer – anyway, he might be a decent pickup.

    • Evan.K

      I agree, I wouldnt be upset at all if we drafted him, as long as we walk out with one of Anthony Davis, Robinson, MKG, Drummond, Beal, or Barnes, obviously I like some more than others but thats 6 different players and we will most likely pick in the 1-6 range so the chances with us walking out with one of those guys is pretty good. Barnes IMO is better than many give him credit for, many scouts still love his potential regardless of what happened in the tourney. 

      • Destro

        Did you not see him in the tourney ? I dont see how you could give him credit or think he has more potential based on that…He was bad and even worse he has incredibly small balls as a player….MANY scouts and experts have come out and said that the tounrey did hurt his stock and further foretold what ppl had said more and more this season….and that is he’s got a questionable ceiling as an NBA player…

        • Nilanka15

          Agreed.  I wouldn’t use a top 5 pick on him.  But if we fall in the 7-10 range, I may reconsider.

        • Evan.K

          Yes I did see the tourney, did you not see my statement? I’ll post it again incase you missed it: “many scouts still love his potential regardless of what happened in the tourney.” To clarify, I would take use a top 5 pick on him, that belongs to Davis, MKG, Beal, Drummond, and Robinson and that order, after that, at 6th, it would be H.Barnes. I agree that the tourney did hurt is stock, but I think he’ll still be a pretty good pro.

          • Evan.K

            Edit:—should read “I would not use a top 5 pick on him”

          • Nilanka15

            Reading comprehension is not his strong point.

            • Destro

              and having solid informed basketball opinions are not yours…

          • Destro

            post what these scouts are saying about him then…

    • guest


      JJ is proving to not be starter worthy”

      Did anyone EVER think he might be?

  • ad

    Im happy the raps have succumbed to the urge of the unintentionally intentional tank routine

  • Truthkiller

    Loyal to tanknation but 13 & 13 Ed Davis played a man’s game tonight, more games like this from him and he won’t be the odd man out by the end of the season.

  • 2damkule

    not sure if i’m proud or embarrassed by watching about 20 seconds of this game.  those 20 seconds took place at some point in the 3rd Q, raps down 10-ish, and featured this person named ‘dentmon’ dribbling the ball randomly at the top of the key while various raptors made half-hearted attempts to free themselves (to no avail).  with about 6 seconds on the clock, i believe this ‘dentmon’ character passed to jj, who promptly bricked an 18-footer. 

    annnnd…let’s see how court surfing’s doing.  ooh, c**tics & bucks!!  OKC/clips!!  holy shit, real basketball.  so strange…

  • ppellico

    A pick up game gone bad…that’s what I saw.

    Its as if they were just introduced to each other just before the game!

    I can just picture them all standing around as new jersies are being passed around. Gray looking for an XXL, Jose can’t seem to find a Medium fit.

    What in hell! WHY were Gray and Amir hanging around the side perimeter as IF they were supposedly options from there???
    I got gut pains when I saw Gray standing along side with his hands up…PLULEEEZE!!!

    Gray…get back inside where you belong.

    Who in hell drew up this game plan?????

  • Nilanka15

    We keep hearing how JJ’s working daily on his shot with assistant coach Tom Sterner, and we also keep seeing him shoot one of the ugliest jumpers known to mankind.  Great work guys, glad to see all that practice time is paying off!  How much worse could his shot get if he didn’t practice?

    • Destro

      Do you keep in mind its a 20-39 team with 6 reg season games left? are you expecting some out of world motivated performances ?
      Facts are alot of these players mentally are simply playing out the string of games…

      • Nilanka15

        lol, how is that an excuse?  Most of these guys are auditioning for a spot on the roster next year.  If they can’t find the motivation to fight through losing streaks, they don’t belong here long term.

        • Destro

          Its facts of pro sports and losing teams…stop tryna apply that win one for the gipper shit on all things….facts of losing teams in the NBA is they mail it before its over…..dont act new bruh you seen it here before….

          • Nilanka15

            Nobody’s denying the facts.  You’re arguing a point nobody is questioning.  But just because it’s a fact, it doesn’t make it excusable.

            Facts are that a certain percentage of the population will be born with birth defects.  But according to your logic, we should just accept it and not do anything about it, because that’s fact.  Utter nonsense.

            If unestablished players (like JJ) can’t motivate themselves to play better, knowing that his spot on the roster isn’t guaranteed, than that’s a red flag and shouldn’t be ignored.

            • Destro

              you’re just oblivious to the obvious sometimes…its disgusting…and on top you make lame ass comparisons…birth defects really ? smh

              Typing fast and saying nothing…

  • Roarque

    Every NBA team needs five starters and then five more for the mid game action – the good news is that the Raptors have the five more covered for next year. And maybe even 2 or 3 starters. Jose, AB and DDR could start on most teams in the NBA, except for OKC and Miami. And Chicago, Dallas and the Spurs. Yay! We can be the sixth best team in the NBA if we just draft well and Jonas works out half as well as Raptor TV says he will.

    • Roarque

      Oh, and Memphis. And LA Clippers. Oh well…we’re number eight.

  • Roarque

    Oops, forgot about Indiana. Number nine.