Most frustrating part of last night's game wasn't the comical missed dunk, or Austin Daye playing post D like a boy among men....
For me it was the fact that although the majority of his minutes were with teh 2nd unit, JOnas only had 2 FGAs...wtf is up with that? He was looked off so often by the guys on the perimeter that it's criminal. It was the first game I watched Jonas where his frustration became visible in his body language. You could see how pissed he was getting eventually when he'd have post position and never get the pass. I never want to see a display like that again.
I suspect your are right that they'll fall into a 9-man rotation. Personally, what I'd prefer to see is Hansbrough and Fields (if he's healthy), Augustin in limited minutes and Ross but only if he's on. I guess it will largely depend on cirucmstance. If they're 4-19, no need to have Ross riding the bench.
lool the first words that came outta ross' mouth during the post game interview
"i was all about the defense just tryin to go out there and make an impression on defense"
What they got to say now? Nothing they can say now. Mobbin' on the low. Winnin' on the lowThe city embraced me, made me feel at home. The only difference [between Compton and Toronto] for me is the cold. -DeMardat Atlantic division dominance
If I recall correctly, most of last year was spent with a 10-11 man rotation (with Quincy/Pietrus sitting), but that's what happens when the team is out of contention for most of the year. If we're >.500 within the first 15-20 games, I think we'll be seeing the same thing. If they are in contention, then expect to see a 9-man rotation form effectively.
Hansborough is the 6th. Fields for 7th. Ross & Buycks tied for 8th.
To me the bench is Psycho T, then Fields, then Buycks --Augustine pretty close, and last rotation player being the new 3 point specialist.
Lol. Come on people. I know you're all down with Ross and i get it. But saying he shouldn't be in the rotation is crazy.
Ross is the 6th man on this team, hate him or not. He's going to be this year's Alan Anderson. And i bet that's how Casey would use him.
I think the Raps are going to have a 9-10 man rotation:
Ross - 6th man
Hansbrough - Energy big
Augustine - Backup PG
Fields - Energy guy/defensive specialist
Novak - 3pt specialist
Stone - Backup PG/Defensive specialist
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Enough Already! Look at the quality of him playing basketball and stop judging players on how they look jumping up and down. When Ross earns the 6th spot I'll be the first to acknowledge it, but he hasn't. All your proclamations that he has are silly. The man needs to put in work, stop taking plays off, be more active on defense and seek the ball rather than wait for it. He needs to take a more active responsibility of the second team vocally and physically. He's no longer a rook, it will be his choice whether he grows or is traded.
But we can't ignore the fact that this franchise used a lotto pick to land Ross. Even though it was the previous regime that did it, Ujiri knows full well that you can't cast aside lotto picks this early in their careers. As a result, Ross will likely be given extra minutes (ahead of guys like Acy, Buycks and Stone) whether he "deserves" it or not.
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Talk of an "8 man rotation" is pretty irrelevant. At what point in the past two years have we seen Casey do anything other than put 5 benchwarmers on the floor for significant stretches. I've never understood this, but he seems attached to the idea of a "second unit" being a complete 5 man unit.
There's a difference between hating and analyzing things and coming to a negative conclusion.
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