Holy shit Casey gets more inept by the game it seems
The funniest moment to me was right near the end when Lucas went on one of his one man fast breaks and at the back of the play you can see JV and Demar glance at each other and just stop. You could see the "I'm not even gonna bother running up there and then back after the miss" look on their faces.
Raptors Basketball everyone! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
the team definitely stopped caring sometime in the third period but not playing JV and Ross more, who were having great games, was inexcusable.
JV was looking like a beast in the post, i can't wait to see what he can do when he's had some more training in it.
They are both good talents but they get exposed a lot.
*It also made a lot of sense to me for him to keep him out so long through the 3rd/4th Q. Normally, he would stagger it so Amir finishes the game and JV gets earlier minutes in that same part of the 2nd half. But with Amir out, Casey needed JV available to finish, so he ran Gray out for basically as long as he could go, knowing once JV was in, he probably wouldn't rest again.
JV ended with almost 32 minutes, about 10 minutes above his season average. He's been getting more run the last few games, sitting nicely at around 30 mpg. Frankly the last couple of games he looks a bit gassed at times, probably still getting used to the bigger minutes load. Don't need to overexhaust him or anything at this point. If he keeps averaging around 30 mpg (more when he's playing real well or matchups demand it), I'll be happy.
Last edited by white men can't jump; Thu Mar 28th, 2013 at 12:26 PM.
The fans don't care anymore. These threads are topping out at 3-4 pages now. There isn't much more to even say about this waste of a season.
"I don't lie. I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation." - Fox Mulder
It's not even the fact they are bad. Yeah, it's the futility but it's something else. This team has really transformed into a roster with players I just don't like watching. Then, you look at this GM still being place (seemingly with the confidence of ownership) and it just wipes out any hope you have.
Jack Armstrong was commenting on how quiet the fans and media have been recently about the Raps awfulness compared to other years. It's indifference. Even the die hard fans like us are tuning out.
The fact that the coach allows this horrendous brand of basketball to continue, while simultaneously limiting the playing time and individual development of the rookies, only adds to the bad vibe. Watching Bargnani and Kleiza rot away until the inevitable happens, only adds to the doom & gloom feeling hovering over this team. And of course, overseeing all of it, is the guy who's kool-aid seems to be finally running out.
This franchise needs to clean house big time. Valanciunas is the only 'keeper', though I don't expect Gay, Lowry or Ross to go anywhere either (which I'd be fine with, if the other assets are used to improve the team smartly with the long-term in mind). BC and DC both need to go, if this team is truly going to start fresh.
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