Ed has more potential than Drummond. In my opinion
What a heartbreaking game. Didn't like Lowry's decision making at the end. I hope these experiences bond the team though, they have to break through. This is the 4th close loss (Pacers, Bobcats, Jazz).
Rest of my thoughts on the game.
It made no sense whatsoever for the Raptors to draft Drummond. You've already got Davis, Johnson, Bargnani and Valanciunas, why would you want to add in another immature rookie C? Developing 1 big man is hard enough, but 2 at the same time would be far more difficult, especially with the concerns about Drummond's personality and desire. Plus his attitude would not have gone with the attempted culture change in Toronto (yes, we have Bargnani who's lazy, but still). We had a hole in the wing position, and in shooting in general, and Ross filled those needs. I mean, it's been 10 games, come on.
Correction: Val is not the leader in rebounds for rookies. Anthony Davis is, with 8.3, MKG is second with 6.3, and Val comes third with 6.0
The whole point of team building is buying low and selling high. Something we do not do. Productive rookie contracts is what separates the good teams from the bad ones.
I would also trade Derozan ASAP, before everyone realizes that this is just an anomaly.
Jonas Valancuinas has the ability to be better than every centre in the east. Can you imagine once they begin to trust him and feed him on the pick and roll? He rolls so hard every time, they never find him, not even calderon. Due to Caseys direction obviously, but once Jonas proves his stuff, he will be fed and he will score.
His defense is amazing right now for a rookie. I am so proud of his ability to move his feet! Also if anyone remembers Amirs foul problems, besides the tacky Rookie fouls JV gets, he is really good at contesting a shot upright!
Come on guys... you guys can't be this dumb. 82games.com provides very good stats, no need to throw the baby out with the bath water.
This still doesn't prove anything. I never pay attention to retarded advanced stats, most of the time they don't mean shit
Yeah, you really have to take a lot more in to account, and these awkward statistics dont prove crap to me.
+/- has a plethora of causal factors to it beyond the players control.