New Orleans Hornets 89 Final
Recap | Box Score
102 Toronto Raptors
Amir Johnson, PF 27 MIN | 6-9 FG | 2-4 FT | 7 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 14 PTS | +3

Great start to the game, ended up with a typical efficient effort.

Rudy Gay, SF 41 MIN | 8-19 FG | 4-4 FT | 8 REB | 4 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 20 PTS | +27

Hit some big shots in the 4th, although the game was pretty much in the bag. Efficiency is still not as good as it can be, but the rebounding numbers make up for it. When he’s up to it, his man defense is elite. Ryan Anderson found that out the hard way.

Jonas Valanciunas, C 34 MIN | 5-8 FG | 1-2 FT | 10 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 2 TO | 11 PTS | +19

If only enthusiasm was a stat, Jonas would dominate every night. Played inspired defense, and had another strong rebounding night. Got burned more than once defending the pick-and-roll, but the rook will improve.

Kyle Lowry, PG 29 MIN | 4-7 FG | 4-4 FT | 5 REB | 10 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 14 PTS | +15

That’s much better, Kyle. His first half was reminiscent of the first few games of the season when he looked like a potential All-Star. Some Jose-like passes to the reliable Amir, and great defense that caused the Hornets issues on offense.

DeMar DeRozan, SG 32 MIN | 3-7 FG | 1-2 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 7 PTS | 0

These nights are more excusable/understandable with the number of offensive options this team now possesses. At least he doesn’t shoot the team out of the game when he’s not feeling it. What happened to all those assists he’s been racking up recently?

Landry Fields, SF 18 MIN | 2-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | +7

He’s such a smart defender, knows how to bother defenders without getting whistled. Nice put back late in the game. Needs to do more offensively, obviously.

Aaron Gray, C 2 MIN | 1-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | +1

Point per minute pace, and gets only 2 minutes? Fire Casey.

John Lucas, PG 20 MIN | 7-11 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 19 PTS | -2

The story of the game. The bad bench play since the Rudy trade culminated today in the first half where a mediocre team stormed back to erase a double digit lead. Mr. Lucas responded with easily his best minutes as a Raptor. Not a sustainable kind of shooting night, but this was JLIII’s moment, no question about it.

Alan Anderson, SG 30 MIN | 4-12 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 11 PTS | +4

Starting to play his way off this team with some questionable, selfish play. Too bad, because he has good court vision when he chooses to use it. His offense is now redundant on this team, and his defense isn’t really all that some make it out to be.

Terrence Ross, SG 8 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -9

Air balled a 3. He’s not getting enough minutes to really get into the game.

Dwane Casey

Gets a B for lighting whatever fire up the Third’s behind and then getting the hell out of his .way. Showed some improvisation by riding a hot bench deep into the 4th quarter.

Three Things We Saw

  1. Anthony Davis, did not impress at all. Too skinny, lacks a face-up game. Not a good combination.
  2. These two teams may have similar records, but the Raptors are clearly more talented. Make of that what you will.
  3. He didn’t show up on our RR Recap generator thingamajig, so here it is:

    Andrea Bargnani, C
    DNP FLU: SICK OF PLAYING DEFENSE

    Just joshing with ya, get well Bargs.

  • Sig

    I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I feel like there’s this glaringly painful typo somewhere in the article.

    • jacobdrichards4

       The A+ beside Alan Anderson’s name?

    • Guest

      Hmmmm… I’m not seeing it. (cough) AA with the A+ (cough)

    • A-Dub

      Umm….30 MIN beside Alan Anderson’s name?

  • Greg 5

    Anderson at A+ has got to be a typo

  • Pbjake

    Anderson gets an A+? Fire A-Dub.

    • A-Dub

      Just testing to see if you were paying attention.  Atta boy Jake.

      • Arsenalist

        Sorely disappointed that you changed the grade, and in the process defiled the sanctity of these hallowed rankings. It is clearly stated in the RR Code of Ethics that once assigned, a grade may not be changed without written permission from the Supreme Court, and witnessed by a high-ranking member of Ernst and Young, RR’s official auditor.

        For shame.

  • ppellico

    Jonas came through eventually….

    however…after 22 minutes he still had only 2 rebounds and 4 points
    seems like Lucas sparked everybody…or spooked NO.

  • Guest

    Alan Anderson’s A+ must be an error…

  • BadDinosaur

    Correct the AA grade of A+ to something like a D-

  • mountio

    great game by JL3. wow. Dont expect that again .. but we needed something tonight and he was it. Can we please stop the talk about a back up PG being our top priority? JL3 isnt great, but hes fine. 
    Totally agree on Davis .. not sure whats wrong with him, but he was invisible tonight. 
    This teams confidence down the stretch with Gay is night and day. Its great to have someone who can get (and hit) his shot under pressure. Its been a loooooooong time coming. 
    The first quarter was as good as weve played in a long time. The ACC was electric and things were rolling. Too bad we fell apart in the 2nd .. but at least we pulled it out. 
    T Ross needs more time. 8 mins is a joke .. cant get any type of rhythm .. especially for a guy who might not touch the ball on offense for a few possessions in a row. 

    • DumbassKicker

      ” Can we please stop the talk about a back up PG being our top priority? JL3 isnt great, but hes fine.”

      LOL, stop talking because you’ve decided what’s right? Who are you again?

      • John

        Exactly

      • Roarque

        I missed the pre-season games but heard that JL3 was effective. So what happened? And did that effectiveness come back for the Pelicans? Is so, WHY? Maybe JL3 has pride that is motivated by peer pressure – so yell at him if he screws up? Apprently that motivated him on Sunday.

    • Nilanka15

      Agreed on Lucas.  His shot selection needs a lot of work, but he’s capable of spelling Lowry for 15 mpg.

      • DumbassKicker

        If having the worst 2nd string PG in the league, and no 3rd if either Lowry (already down twice, total of 14 games) or Lucas miss games, is fine for you,,,,,,, whatever.

        • Nilanka15

          Yes, it’s fine for me.  Thanks for asking.

          • DumbassKicker

            I didn’t ask anything, but since you confirm it’s fine for you, what about having the worst 2nd PG and no 3rd is intelligent to you?

            • Nilanka15

              I didn’t realize your subjective “worst backup PGs” list is to be treated as gospel.

              If you’re concerned about Lowry’s durability, maybe the more “intelligent” thing to do would be to replace him as a starter, instead of worrying about who will step up when/if he goes down.

              • DumbassKicker

                “I didn’t realize your subjective “worst backup PGs” list is to be treated as gospel.”

                Yes, it is a subjective opinion, but you said “Yes, it’s fine for me”, so have you changed your mind so quickly, or trying to lamely be a smartazz?

                • Nilanka15

                  Yes, I’m fine with Lucas playing limited backup minutes….and I’m also fine with your meaningless rankings not affecting my opinions.

                • DumbassKicker

                  I think I have a stalker.

                  I guess I still haven’t slowed down enough for your pseudo smartazz self.
                  “Yes, I’m fine with Lucas playing limited backup minutes”
                  As tough as it may be to keep track, the point went a lot further than this statement, but either you lost track in the shear volume of the discussion, or I guess re-wording it into a more simplistic declaration……….. ummmmmm,,,,,, satisfies something in you, but I don’t care to psychoanalyze your ego needs.

                  MY “meaningless rantings”? LOL, YOU: 
                  1. thank me for asking a question that I didn’t ask
                  2. assume I think my opinions are gospel when I think/said nothing of the kind
                  3. try and goad me into senselessly changing the subject to replacing the starter
                  4. which upon failing with all the above, then change the direction again, with an over simplification of the backup PG position discussion, ignoring very clear details.
                  5. followed by some lame attempt at a pompous face saving “I’m also fine with your meaningless rankings not affecting my opinions.”. You’ve mistaken me for someone who cares. This exchange is more than enough to know you wouldn’t change your opinion, no matter how simplistically dumbass it is, and I DO NOT CARE.

                • Nilanka15

                  LOL, this novel of a response says that you do care.  I just can’t figure out why.

                • DumbassKicker

                  There’s no end to the stupid assumptions you’ll make in constant re-direction of the topic, aye. Here’s a more logical and accurate explanation for the length of that post:

                  I didn’t realize that this many lines is the typical length of your reading material. Sorry that this site didn’t allow me to draw accompanying pictures for each line, which would have given you a better chance at understanding.

                  PS. Don’t mistake my caring for dumb animals as caring whether you change your simplistic opinion or not.

  • Holycraptors.com

    Happy to see JLIII have a good game, but it wasn’t THAT good. Some of those shots were still ill-advised, and he’s still dribbling too much, passing too little, passing too late in the clock.

    • Guest

      When you’re hot, you’re hot. Let’s just enjoy these games and not apply the standards that we would apply to a regular NBA player cause we all know John’s gonna go 2-13 in his next game.

    • Tonious35

       I was at that game…JL-III had a FLUKE GAME!  Enjoyable, but we all know he will not get bailed out with this type of shooting against Denver.

  • KJ-B

    Professional Win. “Pound the Rock” – This is a typical San Antonio type win.  This is how you get to be a team that can win 50+ … Top guys like Amir n DeRozan getting to sit out the 4th.  This is as impressive as the Indiana win in a different way.

    • FLUXLAND

      Against NO! Hellooo McFly??

  • Jamshid

    I am confident that if BC manage to trade AB in next 11 days, Ross will surely be included in that deal !!!
    Mark my Words. That would make 3 first round players traded in matter of 2-3 years …

    • Sig

       Cool prediction bro

    • morons

      the last time we marked your words you were dead wrong. retard.

    • ad

       I have no problem with trading ross for the right player. He is completely overhyped by the media and fanbase because people need something to be hopeful about. I can see him turning into a good role player, maybe a fringe starter at best. However, I dont see that much upside. He has great athletic ability, but on offense all he does is jack up 3s and fastbreak dunks (another reason why fans love him). His D is ok. For example, today in 8 mins he didnt collect one stat in 8 mins. I know its just one game, but thats unacceptable for someone with his “talent level”. I can see him turning into a younger pietrus, thats it. JV on the other hand, is a gem worth building around.

      • cdashq

        hater

    • Matt52

       Looks like we were both wrong.  Never would have thought Calderon, Davis, and 2nd pick would land Gay.

  • DanPerco

    Dang, going from an A+ to a D- that’s cold.  😉 Poor AA deserved it though, tries to do too much with the ball, not skilled enough to pull it off. You want to root for him though, road-tested FA type. Bizarre for a guy like that to have such an ego, why else would he be trying to do so much, so sloppily? Thinks he’s World B. Free…

  • Maahfaace

    I thought bargs got traded when i was checking the boxscore mid game on mah phone. Kinda dissapointed to see he only got the flu instead :(

    • FAQ

      While watching the game, a message was scrolling at the bottom of the screen…
      apparently,  a Boozer-Bargnani trade is imminent.  Wonder  if
      Barg’s “flu-like symptoms” is just to hide the pending trade….. and
      that’s the last we see of Andrea Bargnani and all those Primo “sauce”
      ads…. hmmmm 

      • NyAlesund

         Are you sure? Or this is your dream?

        It is impossible for you think, that Bargs got flu?

  • jjdynomite

    We sat in section 121 row 7, right in front of Pelicans GM Dell Demps, who was sitting by himself and receiving end-of-quarter stat sheets from the towelboy behind the NO bench. (I’m not sure why Demps couldn’t just get live stats from any sort of app like that of The Score, as he was playing on his iPhone most of the game, but whatever).

    I couldn’t resist, so early in the fourth quarter in the break in the action I turned around and asked him, “Hello, Mr. Demps. You have an up-and-coming young team, but I’m wondering what’s up with Anthony Davis. Is he injured or something?” He shrugged, kind of sneered, and went back to looking at his iPhone. Well, I tried to get a scoop for y’all, oh well.

    • j bean

      Davis could be an argument against tanking. Would you trade him for JV?

      • Dan

         He’s just struggling. Go look at his stats from the first game against the Raptors.

  • hotfuzz

    Man, those are some ugly ugly uniforms.

    • Holycraptors.com

      Agreed. Right up there with the Philadelphia Flyers Hockeypants uniforms.

    • FAQ

      They depicted Mardi Gras colours… a gumbo mix.  TRaps camouflage unis are the shits.

  • Adriiian

    Good win. Hopefully we can sustain this. Rudy isn’t as efficient as we’d like, but hopefully we will get there.

    And seriously, Alan, stop shooting the fucking ball, when you got DD, RG, and others in the game. Why does he always have to force and miss? 
    Those games where he went 6-7 are long gone. This guy sucks. The AA effect is gone. Sit him at the bottom of the bench and let his contract expire. 
    I hate how Jack says he has to adjust to his role, hes just taking shots, and missing them, nothing to do with his “role” IMO. 

    • Hasibmoeen

      He’s trade bait, so he’s getting the opportunity.

      Bargnani and Anderson might be t.o’s package to teams avoiding salary.

      • Adriiian

        Hopefully. That sounds good.

  • Angryrapsfan

    I know Lucas had one of his ‘big’ nights tonight but every time AA or Lucas takes a shot, I cringe.

    • ad

       Yep, he got lucky tonight. When those shots dont go in he is the most useless player in the league.

  • Overthewall

    Rudy needs to learn how to pass when he drives.  Period.  That will increase his efficiency.

    • FAQ

      Rudolph is 6-9 and 220#… and once he starts his drive to the hoop, passing is not an option.

  • knickz

    good team win! nice to see jonas starting again, need him to get more minutes for his development.

  • Mericanrapfan

    i miss bargs….you gotta admit.the enigma of all enigmas does make the game and team more exciting…..he plays crap,the turds cry.he plays good,the turds find something to bitch about……it all adds to the fun if you ask me.

    • FAQ

      While watching the game, a message was scrolling at the bottom… apparently,  a Boozer-Bargnani trade is being kept alive.  Wonder  if Barg’s “flu-like symptoms” is just to hide the pending trade….. and that’s the last we see of Andrea Bargnani and all those Primo “sauce” ads…… hmmmm

      • Mericanrapfan

         lol….thats a dumb trade….will never happen…..and what kind of immature fanbase is this…”pasta boy”…”primo boy”.why reference his commercial in a derogatory manner.i thought canadians were above silly american type slander and racism.

      • onemanweave

        Faq my friend,  have a snickers bar or maybe a nice bowl of Primo  pasta. You’re just not yourself when you’re ;hungry.

        • GoingBig

          Double Plus Haha

  • Fresh_Prints

    Anthony Davis needs to do something with that unibrow.

    • DumbassKicker

      And the dirt under his finger nails! Disgusting, eh.

  • Ion66

    I get where AA is coming from. The guys had a long journey, lands an NBA job and his play and scoring were a big part of our “comeback” run. Now he’s got to worry about his position with the team and he’s playing like he’s auditioning for a contract, not just playing within himself. I totally understand that, and can’t say I’d not try and do the same in his shoes. I just wish he’d let the game come to him and not try and force it, because I think that’s a big part of why he’s not making those buckets, and trying to get hot and keep his job. I like what he did and has provided for us, so I’m not going to call for his head, but someone needs to sit him down and tell him to just relax and play.

    • Mcbuslon

      Months ago Sam Mitchell said there were too many guys on the Raptors who want to score. Now that we’ve found our go-to scorer with Rudy, there still is a discrepancy with shot distribution. No one is sticking to their role, most are worried about their shots and next contract.

      eg. Lowry – he was suppose to be the talented scoring-aggressive PG, now he’s reproved to what he is now: erratic.

      Grey – solid backup/spot duty who’s starting and playing efficient heavy minutes.

      What is going on with this team?!

      Can’t complain now because they won tonight and we get pizza. Yay.

      • FAQ

        DDR is struggling mightily now and seems to be out of synch with Gay playing in the spotlight.  TRoss is useless now as is Fields.  Oh, well… that’s the growing pains of a deevelopment team.  Of course, Rudolph Gay needs no personal development cause he has peaked and is now plateauing.

        • Mericanrapfan

           whats embarassing about demar is after his first game with gay he was gushing prematurely about how awesome and amazing and easy his buckets came with rudy by his side…..jacked full of adrenaline had him overestimating his own skillset.hes back to being an inefficient black hole on o and a sieve on d.in my opinion he’s by far this teams weakest link……well.aa is worse but aa is essentially a 10 day contract player/dleague scrub and will be gone soon enough.

          • EmarErozan

            Gold medal in the short term memory Olympics! Congratulations! Make sure the ball moves and Emar has a defence on the move to contend with and he will attack. Tats what happened vs the Heat but ball’s gotta move.

          • cdashq

            hater

        • cdashq

          premature… its only been 5 games since Gay got here and this was Demar’s first bad game. Give him a break. 

    • ad

       I hate AA. In my opinion, him and lucas are the worst players on the team. It really pisses me off that casey gives him so many minutes.

      • cdashq

        hater

  • ad

    Great win!! Good to see KLOW start playing like he is capable of. Gay is clearly the best player on this team since bosh. I just wish we got to see gay and bosh play together instead of primo and rupaul.

    • Mericanrapfan

       still pining for bosh and insulting andrea who is a current raptor and a player loyal to toronto and the city?…youre a raptor fan?

      • ad

        Wow, you are a primo fan still? You are in the miniscule minority. Got nothing to do with being loyal to toronto. He sucks

        • Mericanrapfan

           are you indicative of the intellect of the raptor fan base?he sucks?…i didnt know getting drafted and playing in the best basketball league in the world and averaging over 20ppg,being by far your most consistent player and garnering all star consideration would imply to those with any basketball intellect that “he sucks”….seems to be the only thing sucking is some fans and their support of their own players……maybe because hes white and foreign you dont feel like, “he’s your player”?…but thats your issue and the issue of those fans disrespecting a raptor team member with immature comments on his side deal with a food company……i feel bad for real fans because of you and persons like you. youre an embarrassment. people who support other basketball teams pop in and read this stupidity aimed at a player under contract and must laugh and consider Canadian raptor fans morons…..shame.

          • EmarErozan

            He garnered Allstar consideration during a 13-game stretch so not real consideration.

            There is a theory that Bosh left because he saw how bargnani was handled and decided the organization had no direction.

            • Mericanrapfan

               not real consideration now?btw,it wasnt a 13 game stretch.it was a solid season before culminating with the guy beasting the following season up untill he got hurt….canadians are odd.you have americans that dont want to play there and you get a guy that does and you want to run him out of town?….how will that perception of treating your own players work with free agents now around the league?…..and cmon.your retarded theory that bosh left because of bargs now?…really?…i mean cmon REALLY?….it wasnt his plan all along to go to miami to ride the coattails of wade and lebron….BUT REALLY?….lmfao.i didnt know canadian basketball fans were this stupid.

              • EmarErozan

                Allstar consideration by his loyal fans or by nba votes and players. The very last one has never ever come close to happening.

  • Roarque

    Not as satisfying as the Indiana game but that was a special night – this one was a tribute to the depth of the Raptors and the ability of the Coach to push the bench to come through when they needed to. I admire the five who played the 4th quarter. Remember it’s not who starts the game but rather it’s who finishes it.

    Jonas, RG, Landry, AAand JL3.

  • Dbobb28

    It was nice to see the bench finish the game after putting together a nice run to give us a comfortable lead. This was minus Bargnani who played well on Friday. One thing I noticed. The guys on the Raptors bench who are  starters like Lowry and Amir were towel waving, screaming encouragement and being great team mates even though they were not on in the fourth quarter. Problem is, watch Demar Derozan. He is sulking, never on his feet and when he actually decided to cheer after a basket, it was done with a who cares type of weak hand clap. Other times he doesn’t respond at all. 
       This is a team game and nobody wants to see Demar ( Who is suppose to be a leader) be pissed off because he is off with 3 other starters. This is a team game and it looks really poor. Just watch the fourth quarter highlights or if you have Raptors TV, watch the 4th quarter when the game is shown.
      So I guess it’s not about winning for Demar. Losing is great as long as he’s on the floor getting his touches. It is also clear he is not thrilled with Gay being the key scorer now

    • oghnic

      He’s sulking beause he doesn’t has the ball skills like Rudy Gay.  

    • Hound

      I also noticed that at about the 4:30 mark, it looked like Casey asked Kyle if he wanted to go back in and he shook his head and started waving his towel again. It seemed like he was genuinely happy that Lucas was playing well and wanted Lucas to stay in the game.

      It was nice to see. I would rather trade Demar than Bargs as he is easier to replace and the contract, starting next year is similar. We would also get more in return than Bargs and I honestly believe Tross can work his way into the starting 2 spot.

      • pogi

        No, trade Bargnani because every year he got serious injury very soft.

    • DumbassKicker

      LOL, it’s amazing how many talented television snippit mind reading psychologists frequent this site. Who would have thought that Toronto has so many uniquely superior minds as basketball fans?

    • cdashq

      overreaction… he had a bad game, let it go.

  • rc

    Let’s trade Bargnani for Ed Davis.

    • Mericanrapfan

       so andrea can school ed in practice daily like hes done during eds entire tenure here and get his starting spot back?ok?….joke right?….and so ed backs up amir so that opposing bigs can collaspe even further into the paint and thwart pg/sg/ and sf penetration?……more demar chucking for bricks?more aa bricks?more lucas chucking?…awesome…..ed and jose for gay was a heist…..best move in the offseason is amnesty kleiza and re-sign calderon to back up lowry and rid yourself of lucas.

      • P00ka

        and you are?

        • EmarErozan

          He’s Bryan Colangelo.

    • Hound

      Oh by the way. 6th straight game where we have outrebounded the opposition since we traded the Beast, Future All-Star, top 10 pf in the league, one handed wonder, Bargs (now Darrell Arthur) is stealing my minutes ED DAVIS.

      Oh yeah. ED got his 11 minutes of run last night in a blow out. No rebounds.

      Fuck i miss him!

  • oghnic

    I don’t want Boozer on this team, anyone who decides not to play with Lebron is a IDIOT.  

    • StandUpComedian

      I decided not play with Lebron. Am I an idiot? I don’t think so. 

      • Statement

        Lol.

  • enufisenuf

    Two good fourth quarters in a row……. Wow……  Watching the second unit labour is exactly why we need Bargnani.  There is no go to guy with that unit and it showed.  Yes JLIII got hot, but that’s NBA basketball.  Any close game (under 10 points) comes down to a run and a basket here or there (or a miss).  JLIII hit 5 three pointers.  He misses 2 and it could be a different game. 

    As much of a fan I am, it’s amazing how many little things turn momentum and the game completely (and let’s not forget the refs too)….. 

    • RapthoseLeafs

      .

      I’m not quite sure why JL-cubed got an A+, when what he really did, was recover the points he allowed in the first place.

      Remember, he was -3 for the night.
      .

  • downtown

    haven’t seen a remark of this nature in the list, so here is my observation: once again, just like after the last game, the rating is too high for Demar Derozan. Low productivity, becoming defensive liability, complains after no-calls, stays on the other side of the court when the opponents took the ball upcourt, has a high sense of entitlement expecting protective calls from refs. And the most alarming thing: every game now, he takes more outside jumpshots, and less drives to the basket. Also, Ross deserves even less than C. Is it so hard to grab and cradle the ball under the armpit and simply runs towards the basket? 90% of his moves were to receive the ball at the cap, and quickly pass it back to a guard. Else, stands in the corner and expects the ball to be delivered to him. Needs to move without the ball, mingle, push and present himself more. Engage the motion offence.  Finally, most alarming, coach. This game could have been lost easily, on the fact that NOLA team balanced the defensive stand in the second quarter and completely returned to challenge in the third quarter. Instead of going back to the basic approach that worked in the first quarter, he opted to experiment and try to match this team instead of forcing them to match us. Emergence of John Lucas III scoring saved his skin. 

    • DumbassKicker

      “haven’t seen a remark of this nature in the list”

      Oh, there’s always plenty of oft repeated, generalized, naive to bball, rhetoric to go around here.

      • Nilanka15

        For  newbie, you seem very well versed on how fans post on this site.  It’s like you’ve spent years reading the on-goings here….yet have only been around for a few months.

        Care to share what your old screen name used to be?

        • DumbassKicker

          LOL, what’s it to you? Are you some screen name monitor here? BTW, it doesn’t take years, but days, to arrive at such an observation, but maybe some people are a little slower, so sorry if my quick observations are confusing and a concern of yours.

          That aside, just sharing my opinion directed to a specific comment made here, and don’t quite see the point in analyzing how long someone “must have been here” based on such opinion, comparing that to how long someone has been here, and requesting a history of screen names. Who the fk are you that you seem to feel some sense of ownership of the board, and responsibility to track screen names?

          • Nilanka15

            I take pride in calling out cowards for constantly changing their names.

            Your highly emotional response above screams of someone who’s just been outed, when a simple “sorry, I’ve always been the same Dumbass” would’ve sufficed.

            • DumbassKicker

              Wow!!! Aside from you being way off base, that sense of pride that you seek (fk, really? when is you’re 7th birthday) tempts me to rub behind your ear and give you a Milk-Bone for being such a diligent screen name monitor. Good boy!!! But you’re pretty phucked up on this one.

          • FLUXLAND

            Well, at least you admit there’s a history of screen names.  Coward factor confirmed, thanks for coming out.

            • DumbassKicker

              Huh? Admission? Do you have a reading comprehension problem, or are you intent on confirming you’re as dumbass as your buddy? What the fk are you? Nilanka’s screen name monitoring supervisor? Must make you feel important, and proud. Good boy!! Next time try and team up with your boy and use your screen name coward sniffing pride where it’s useful, if that even exists, lol.

        • FLUXLAND

           You don’t see it?  Look at some of the words and structure – p00ka.

          • Nilanka15

            Yup, I noticed it immediately.  But I thought I’d give him the benefit of the doubt initially….

  • thatpeterguy

    AA is a great player to have at the end of the bench. His problem now is that after years of struggling to stay in the league and getting a taste of high minutes he is back to the mentality of playing for his job. This is understandable but frustrating to watch. 

    All the people saying what TRoss is going to be or not going to be are wasting their time. He’s only played half a season so we all have no real idea of what he will become. But if we are going by what we have seen so far I would say he looks better than Derozen did and he started every game of his rookie year so he might be better than him in a couple years. He certainly won’t be Joey Graham bad either so if I had to throw a useless opinion out there I’d say at worst he is going to be a spark plug of the bench type of player. 

    • Roarque

      AA just needs some guidance. As an ‘early off the bench’ who can sometimes be on the floor in the 4th, he deserves $3-4 million per after this season’s efforts. I see AA as a guy who can fill in very nicely for an injured 2,3 or 4 (?) and that kind of a player is  worth it. He has a way of needling an opposing starter off his game on D and he’s hard nosed enough to drive to the paint and dish to a big on O.

      I think Dwian needs to sit him down and tell him how much we appreciate him and where he’s going with the Raps.

  • sleepz

    Maybe I shouldn’t even care but 2/3’s of you want Colangelo’s option to get picked up based on the poll up?

    Really?

    If he ever gets the Raps back into the playoffs I’m sure you’ll be wanting to lock this guy up for life.  7 years, 1 winning season and 1,000,001 excuses why he has failed in his job.

    Crazy. 

    • Nilanka15

      I voted ‘no’…

    • Sig

       Flippy floppy like a fish – these people are.

  • Phat AlberG

    Guys on here are too funny! Don’t know nothing about basketball and calling out dudes who don’t know shit about basketball.  

  • SLY

    Hi, guys i just wanted to say that i dont know how i feel about the Rudy trade yet,also i think Brian Calengello might make some haist decisions just to save his job,him even considering trading bargnani for Pau Gasol is beyond me, You only do that trade if the Raptors are 2nd round or better team, so he can help them in the east finals or better. Why would we want Pau Gasol to help us get to the 1st round and make a early exit, sorry to say I think the raps at this point dont have enough team chemastry to pass the 1st round. I Like Pau but he is aging. exact samething i said about Pau goes For Boozer too. I think that Brian Calengello thinks if he can get us into the Playoffs he is going to save his job, he is a very desperate man right now. I think Amir, Jonas Valancuinas, Kyle Lowry, Rudy Gay, Terrence Ross should be untouchable in trade talks. As much as i dont want Derozan to go I still dont fully believe in his game, you either have it or you dont you cant manufacture it. I just hope BC doesn’t mess this whole team up before leaving Canada for good.
    Sorry for grammer and spelling.

  • Ifraimgabriel77

    Go Raps Go

  • Tom6

    raptors

  • John

    Wow mom jokes how clever. Let me guess, you regard MTV in high esteem?