Although this team certainly has chemistry, sometimes there can be opportunities that are just too good to pass up. That doesn’t mean that the chemistry is suddenly lost, but it can certainly inhibit the team’s functionality. By wondering what targets should the Raptors consider, I’m wondering either underrated players or players who are good but… Read more »
The Chicago game clearly showed that we’re not a top tier team in the East yet (let alone the league as a whole) and are solidly second-tier. So what do we need to reach the next level? What’s your solution?
Alot of criticism of Casey’s substitutions and rotations so far this season. So much that we’re curious to know what the fans think of it? If ain’t broke, don’t fix it? Or is there still an area of improvement Casey can make at this point?
After every game, post the best three Raptors of that game. First place gets 3 points, second place gets 2, and third place gets 1. For each game one of our members will add up the points and then track the standings throughout the season to see who we as the fans vote as the most… Read more »
So, the Raptors have so much depth, especially at the 1, 2 and 3 positions, so we’re wondering if the best way to ultimately use that depth is to use the Spurs model of only playing most of their major players about 72 games each. Thoughts?
I’d hate to be Casey and his coaching staff in the next week or so. Some tough decisions to be made soon. No offence to Will Cherry, but I think its safe to say that it’s going to come down to Greg Stiemsma or Jordan Hamilton for the last roster spot. Who do you think… Read more »
Changed my mind; I do have something to add: TRoss. I generally doubt that players pay attention to what-all’s being said out there (out here) but I wondered a couple weeks ago when, as the griping-crescendo was building and about to peak towards TRoss, he seemed to break out of whatever low-level of funk he was in, to suddenly play a bit better. So … I’ll throw two cents into the internet-ether to say that TRoss would be a much-much better player and would earn himself many extra-large paycheques come contract time, if he would decide once-and-for-all that he *had* to be better and to start by driving hard to the hoop, and often! I don’t expect to see an ego-maniacal-attitude (can you imagine, tho? Damn, he’d be dangerous). But if he got a little bit angry or impatient (even) at his slow progression, thus far … it couldn’t hurt.
I remember reading a lot of years ago how then-captain Bobby Clarke of the Philadelphia Flyers was pissed at one of his talented line-mates (Bill Barber, I think) who was sleep-walking, so between periods, he yelled at him loudly and whacked him hard with a stick, across his shin-pads … and it worked. (Next period, the guy scored, the team won, etc, etc.) So … maybe a fellow Rap could … you know, wake him up, just a bit more? A stick probably isn’t necessary, but .. maybe throw a shoe at him? Because he’s too talented to not be on his way (yet) to becoming a big star in this league. So c’mon DeMar. Give him a little Compton-style. Get him angry. Without JJ for a bit, you’re gonna need him.