Most have already commented that the only way the Raptors make the ECF would be if Indy or Miami suffer significant injuries to their star players, but lots of other interesting responses being discussed as well. Check it out.
I wish I was as smooth when it comes to recruiting like the “Big Cheese” Tim Leiweke is. Let’s hope he pulls out similar tricks to his trade like he did when he went after Jermain Defoe for the TFC recently. Extremely impressive!
A couple bad losses last week to teams we should of beaten. To some fans its just a couple off nights, but to many others it continues to make them skeptical of this team at the moment. So, what are your thoughts of our current state?
Raptors fans wanted him gone immediately once Masai took over, but he kept him around for the final year of his contract. Then all of a sudden Gay gets traded, team improves tenfold and Casey doesn’t appear as awful. That being said, has it changed your mind as a fan or is the general consensus… Read more »
Incase you missed it, Kyle interviewed with the Rome yesterday. Rome discusses various topics with him. From all the trade rumours earlier this season, to reaction of the Gay trade to life being pretty good at the moment. Have a listen.
As the title states, what happens if Lowry isn’t back in a Raptors uniform next season? Do we draft his replacement? Backfill via free agency? Or acquire someone via trade(s) between now and this summer? Come share your two cents.
Grange’s article this morning isn’t as much to do about going after LBJ, but more about the MLSE changing the culture of professional sports in Toronto. Winning is the priority and will take precedence over shorter term financial gains. You gotta spend to win and they want to win now. What’s your reaction?
This I can explain. His low usage rate when he is on the floor minimize his impact on team stats, such as team O/D rating and even plus minus (since that stat also accounts for the other members of the rotation. However, when he is being used, his individual stats, or the stats that are only dependant on his contributions, he looks pretty good, pretty great even.
Basically, like what everyone else has been saying, it comes down to usage rate. Involve him enough in the offense and there's no reason why his individual efficiency won't be reflected in the team stats.
Now here's where you might say "but the raptors lose more when he shoots more than average, so the usage rate argument doesn't hold up". That's a fair point, but I would argue that Jonas often gets those extra field goals when A) the guards are putting up a ton of bricks and Jonas is cleaning the glass, or B) he's a last resort after its clear that the other scoring options aren't working. In both scenarios, the team as a whole is playing below average, so it makes sense that they would win a lower percentage of games.