I say come opening night, Augustin will get the run because he's experienced over Stone who's rarely gotten NBA run, and Buycks being a rookie. I would also like to see Augustin get more consistent minutes at the spot as well, just because he's been a starter in this league, played on playoff teams, etc.
I will say though, Buycks and Stone are certainly capable back-ups if Lowry comes down with another injury *knock on wood*.
@JLew1050: Casey has handed out his annual "role cards". Each player gets 3 copies, one for their pocket, one for their locker, one for their agent
@JLew1050: Casey stopped short of calling the Raps a playoff team but said if they do everything they're supposed to they should be in the conversation
@JLew1050: Casey said Augustin will get first crack at the backup PG position but it will continue to be fluid, Buycks and Stone will be in the mix
Stone will play the most minutes of the 3 but won't be the backup pg if that makes any sense at all
Wow. Seeing all these threads pop up.. it's only hitting me now how awful are PG situation is right now. I'm praying for Lowry's game to emerge.
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"It has looked like the Raptors backup point guard spot has been D.J. Augustinís to lose since Toronto signed him as a free agent earlier this summer. Augustin is a 5-year veteran with 146 NBA starts under his belt and was the backup point guard on the Eastern Conference Finals Pacers last season. However, Head Coach Dwane Casey has been adamant that the backup spot to starter Kyle Lowry was wide-open and neither Julyan Stone, Dwight Buycks nor Augustin have done anything to change his mind yet." D.J. Augustin: Raptors Backup Point Guard?
I believe the backup job is still Augustin's to lose - preseason doesn't really count. However, based on preseason - I really like Julyan Stone. If Augustin is ineffective - Stone will get his shot at PG.
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I don't get what happened to DJ. Dude was an average starting PG in Charlotte. Didn't he start over Raymond Felton?
Ray Felton is a pretty good PG. I'd put him in the Jose ballpark, in terms of you can trust him to run your O, be a team-first guy and decent leader.
Augustin...man, I just don't know what to say. I can't remember the last time I've been so unimpressed with a PG. I'd even rather have Ben Uzoh over him. He plays with "calm". He doesn't try to do to much....because pretty much everything he tries to do is a colossal failure. He's good at holding his dribble at the top and not doing anything, and he's good at shooting 3s on the catch and shoot...which means others have to create for him.
And yes I'm being harsh on him. I will keep being harsh until he either looks like an NBA player, or stops getting minutes.
thats the thing with PGs they are great mediocre or awful. They dont really get better with the exception of Cory Joespeh who is in San Antonio best development program team in the league.
Awful: Carter/Marshall Mediocre: Augustin/Bayless Great: Paul/Rondo
Okay, I will: Sam Cassell, Brevin Knight, Terrell Brandon, Muggsy Bogues. I'm sure if I gave it another 2 minutes thought I could come up with 10 more. Point guards are the most likely players to need a few years before they really "get it". Very few come into the league fully ready to lead an NBA offense.
Last edited by tkfu; Wed Oct 30th, 2013 at 04:17 AM.
well I was talking about currently playing and not going to list them all lol just examples.
Small sample but, men lie women lie, numbers don't.Stone: 4 games, 28 minutes, 18.2 PER, 17.1 Assist%, 163 ORtg, 110 DRtg, 100 eFG%
(per 36 minutes) 12.9 points, 2.6 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.3 turnovers
Buycks: 3 games, 28 minutes, 8.4 PER, 11.4 Assist%, 97 ORtg, 104 DRtg, 50 eFG%
(per 36 minutes) 10.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.6 turnovers
Augustin: 7 games, 71 minutes, -1.1 PER, 14.8 Assists%, 67 ORtg, 109 DRtg, 23.8 eFG%
(per 36 minutes) 8.1 points, 1.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 4.1 turnovers
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