Jonas Valanciunas showed some serious post-game against the Jazz defense. Here’s a video of his post-moves against a Utah defense that appeared rather helpless against the sophomore’s raw but effective arsenal. Valanciunas had 18 points on 8-14 shooting and threw in 9 rebounds just for fun.
I think the 2007 Raptor team's biggest problem was a lack of secondary scoring option. We had Bosh (who was neutralized by Mikey freakin' Moore), and everyone else. Was any team scared of Calderon or Parker dropping 25? Definitely not.
This year, we've got 2 legit scorers in Lowry and DeRozan, and even Salmons and Vasquez have the ability to turn a broken play into 2 points. I'm not suggesting this current team are worldbeaters, but their offense isn't as one-dimensional as the 2007 team, without even saying anything about the improved defense.