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    we can always hire D'Antoni to run our offense two weeks into next season he should be available

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    Is this foreshadowing of possible roster moves? If Ujiri is committing to Casey, does that mean he is committing the team itself to head in a defensive direction? Could just be that he's playing out Casey's contract while straightening out the finances, and will deal with finding a long term head coach next season, but if not and Casey is indeed his man going forward it would make sense to beleive he will build the team to suit Casey's strength's. It's a big IF, but our wings could be in Ujiri's cross hairs.

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    i guess ujiri gonna tank next season

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    Quote phez wrote: View Post
    i guess ujiri gonna tank next season
    If he is, Casey has already proven once he is not the man for that job.

    Casey excelled with little to no expectations.
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    Quote Mediumcore wrote: View Post
    Is this foreshadowing of possible roster moves? If Ujiri is committing to Casey, does that mean he is committing the team itself to head in a defensive direction? Could just be that he's playing out Casey's contract while straightening out the finances, and will deal with finding a long term head coach next season, but if not and Casey is indeed his man going forward it would make sense to beleive he will build the team to suit Casey's strength's. It's a big IF, but our wings could be in Ujiri's cross hairs.
    Good questions.

    I still think the Raptors can be a competitive team with some significant tweaks and the forever mentioned organic growth.

    I think this is a transitional time where Casey is being given an opportunity to cement his place moving forward long term or to hold the bag short term.

    I hope the wings are in the cross hairs. 3 and D to infinity and beyond!
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    If tanking is the mission look for Ujiri to be making quite a few moves on draft night and likely having Rudy Lowry shipped out of town.

    Keeping casey and his speaking of importance of Rudy being the "guy" going forward doesnt sound like Tank talk to me, and Ujiri talking about getting players for Casey's system.

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    Casey: “I am excited to continue to develop our core pieces and to work with Masai to build a winner grounded in a defense first mentality.”

    Doesn't sound like tank talk to me. And you know what? i'm ok with that. Raptors have some good pieces.
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    Sorry if this was posted already.

    http://iphone.tsn.ca/tsnpodcasts/ujirijune19.mp3 audio interview with Ujiri on Casey

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    I still think putting an experienced former head coach as Casey's right hand man is necessary for next season. That said, you can't discount the fact that Casey was Dallas' associate head coach during the championship run, so he must know a thing or two about basketball.

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    Quote Rapstor4Life wrote: View Post
    Sorry if this was posted already.

    http://iphone.tsn.ca/tsnpodcasts/ujirijune19.mp3 audio interview with Ujiri on Casey
    He mention getting vets to put around Rudy and DD. I really don't think we're get a pick this draft. Doesn't like a rebuilt guys.

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    at the very least a snd rounder for Kabongo wooo!

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    Quote thead wrote: View Post
    we can always hire D'Antoni to run our offense two weeks into next season he should be available
    Why on earth would we do that? I'm not sure what is so great about D'Antoni's offense? It basically comes at the expense of your defense, as guys leak out on every possession leaving rebounding an after-thought. It counts on forcing mismatches by going small, which in turn cause reverse mis-matches, and he requires a point-guard with really good vision, which we don't have.

    No thanks to D'Antoni.

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    Quote Arsenalist wrote: View Post
    Why on earth would we do that? I'm not sure what is so great about D'Antoni's offense? It basically comes at the expense of your defense, as guys leak out on every possession leaving rebounding an after-thought. It counts on forcing mismatches by going small, which in turn cause reverse mis-matches, and he requires a point-guard with really good vision, which we don't have.

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    take with a grain of salt.

    bucket of rocks posting that he thinks ujiri is going to wipe the asst coaches clean, to be replaced by dleague coaches and popeye jones. rofl.

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    Quote phez wrote: View Post
    take with a grain of salt.

    bucket of rocks posting that he thinks ujiri is going to wipe the asst coaches clean, to be replaced by dleague coaches and popeye jones. rofl.
    I don't doubt his sources or stories. I hate his arrogance and disdain he carries for his readership and role. Dude is always whining about his job - but hey don't we all? - except the difference is the people he caters to would likely call it a dream job.

    But to this story, Davis was Casey's guy but Roth and sterner were BC carry overs. If this is true then nori is only guy left from Pre-Casey.

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    Sorry, really late to this thread and trying to catch up. A few pages back a lot of talk went to bringing in some pricey options to teach the triangle. Coaches like Shaw. However, there are cheaper options. Coach Hodges knows the triangle well, is an extremely good teacher and would be no threat to whoever the head coach is. Leweike would know him as well. Not sure where Craig Hodges is now but he should be an option if they can't get Coach Lue.

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    Quote blackjitsu wrote: View Post
    Sorry, really late to this thread and trying to catch up. A few pages back a lot of talk went to bringing in some pricey options to teach the triangle. Coaches like Shaw. However, there are cheaper options. Coach Hodges knows the triangle well, is an extremely good teacher and would be no threat to whoever the head coach is. Leweike would know him as well. Not sure where Craig Hodges is now but he should be an option if they can't get Coach Lue.
    Is this the guy? Interesting dude. Looks like he has a bit of a blackball problem. Unless you know otherwise his bio speaks mostly to him as a shooting coach.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Hodges

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    Craig Hodges was a knock down shooter back in the day. I have him on my MyTeam in NBA 2K13 and he's unstoppable from long distance .
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    Default What does Ujiri's decision to retain Casey mean?

    The decision to keep Casey tells me that Ujiri and Co. are building on what is already there. In other words, tanking is probably not going to happen. It seems like that 'cause when you build on something already in place, the first thing you want to do is retain the person who played an important part in building so far. Further indication came from the Casey interview where he mentioned that he would like to see a tough veteran and a good back-up PG added to the roster. I could be totally wrong but too many things point in that direction.

    Personally, I am for tanking but if building off what already exists is the plan, the right man(Ujiri) is in place. Having already done an Ex. of year winning job in Denver, there's every reason to believe, he'll do the same here.

    If that's the case, it'll be interesting to see what happens. Going by his work in Denver, it's possible that a proven veteran back up PG is added to the roster. What's also possible is the Gay/Derozan combo being broken up.

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    I honestly believe we have to build.. or attempt as such until mid-season so we have a clear picture of where this team lies compared to the rest of the East. Last season was not a good indicator due to schedule, calls, injuries, so we should get a better picture next season. Masai and Tim are hopefully in the same boat, we've got to give this roster (sans Bargs, Kleiza w/ 3pointer guy and solid backup 1) a shot.

    Also if the Gay/Derozan combo is to be broken, I sure as hell hope it's DeRozan gone; probably even has more value due to age/contract.

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