[QUOTEI think Hansbrough is going to surprise a lot of people this year.[/QUOTE]
I agree. He and Valenciunas would be a great combo. Unfortunately, D. J. Augustin could not make an entry pass to save his life, cannot see over taller defenders, does not have the strength to fight through screens, and does not know how to make a left-handed layup. He is fair to middling on the fast break. I had hoped Hansbrough was well rid of this guy.
Meh, nothing impressive but can fill the backup role for Ujiri's assessment year, and fits the budget. Other than trying to get something for Q-Rich, these are your Toronto Raptors going into training camp.
Guys, I gotta admit that I really, really like the way things are going right now. Not kidding, our team looks pretty good!!!
Interesting insights into Augustins game. Could it perhaps benefit his game, knowing that Indiana plays more of a half court offense, where as the Raptors are hoping to be a bit more 'athletic' in their approach?
Casey really isn't a good enough coach to draw up half court plays, so they'll have to rely a lot on their athleticism and get moving on the fast break. I think DJ could flourish in a system like this.
The only way I would support a season of tanking is if Gay were to get injured and this team slid. Just like how David Robinson got injured the year Duncan was drafted. They became into contenders, the year after. Although I think it is despicable to wish an injury on players, it would be a fast track into being relevant. I don't like the fire sale mentality. I think we have some good pieces.
I like the signing lowery is not a real point guard. DJ may not start but could see a lot of floor time.
But where is that 6'5 point guard I always wanted
I feel like our team has been fleshed out pretty nicely.
There's some character to this team.
augustine is a meh signing for me too. i understand we needed another player though. has some exp. and hopefully wants to prove himself worth some money next year. with a bit of luck might be able to move him at the deadline for something.
And even if we win 30 games, don't forget that the Bulls won 33 the year before they drafted DRose. Ping-pong balls can act weird when there's a homekid at stake...
Lol, Casey was quite serious that he wants to play Pacer style basketball... The best way to play Pacer style basketball, is with Pacer players
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