So many jokes to be made here
So many jokes to be made here
Also, the most ridiculous part of this whole thing is that if he is doing this in an attempt to cover up his poor numbers, he is assuming his teammates aren't witnessing his incessant chucking, nor do they have the ability to look up all the stats outside of the locker room. I think Gay has tons of ability that could be used in an efficient way, but I find this whole situation absolutely laughable.
Haralabos Voulgaris must be LOVING this.
There's math, and everything else is debatable.
I heard that he's petitioned MLSE to kill the wireless on the premises as well.
And all players on the roster will have to check their cell phones at the gate.
Actually, none of them are allowed to have cell phones at all anymore.
And their home internet connections have been cut.
And their cable.
And they're all undergoing partial lobotomies so they won't be able to read anymore.
good move by rudy! I am glad he did this the team will come together cause of this
Lol I'm trying to imagine what was said after the Houston game.
"Hey, Rudy! Says here that you took 37 shots and only made 11-"
"Wh-What? Stop looking at that!" *takes stat sheet* "From now on, these stat sheets are no longer necessary."
Brand new here at raptors republic, but have been browsing the site for a little while. I see what Rudy is trying to accomplish with this and its good that someone is showing some form of leadership but I think its being approached completely wrong. Why eliminate a valuable tool that can really only help you? doesn't make much sense, especially coming from one of the most notorious chuckers in the league. Can't hold much weight in the locker room. If Amir does the same thing maybe I look at it differently.
"you can't be playing checkers, on no chess board yoo!" - D'angelo
This is a very poor attempt to save his own ass. And the attempt is coming too late as well. All I can do is laugh.
Honestly, how can anyone think this is a "team first" move from a guy who is attempting 19.4 FG and making 2 assists per game? He literally gets 1 assist for every 10 shots he takes. Holy sh*t, I would HATE playing with this guy.
Anyone else who has played in the post also knows why JV and Amir already look pissed half the time.
You guys don't know what Rudy's motives are or how he went about his actions. It's possible they had a nice heart felt discussion and determined it was best for the team. Don't forget these players are human too and they have feelings. I like the move personally but if it was to cover up his own flaws (or if that's what his team thinks) then that is certainly embarrassing.
Do we honestly think Rudy was sitting by himself one afternoon thinking to himself "Hmmm... If I ban the stat sheets in the locker rooms after games, I can take as many shots as I want and no one will notice!"? Come on, that's just ridiculous.
Like you said, players can see the stats, they just aren't looking at them right after the game.
I hate this site now, all we do is talk about how bad our team is and how Rudy is full of shit and a chucker and how we should lose every game. Wtf is that?
You come at the King, you best not miss.
Top Ten Things Rudy Will Ban Next....
10.) Dribbling above the waist
9.) Holding the ball longer than 4 seconds without make a move
8.) Charging into a sea of defenders when someone is clearly open.
7.) Getting stripped after number 8 happens.
6.) Long 2s
5.) Contested Long 2s
4.) Pull up Long 2s
3.) Pull up 3s
2.) Iso 3s
1.) Did I already say contested long 2s?
There is definitely some irony to this coming from rudy "ball stopper" Gay. However, I guess I'm in the minority here that thinks what he did is positive. Yes stats are important, but the "box score" stats that these players are most likely getting especially because they are stats for only 1 game, aren't likely to allow any one player to analyze them to make better decisions. That kind of analysis needs to come from multiple games and it's something your video guys and coaches should bring to players.
Yes it's a case of the blank paper calling the rice white, but the arguments you guys are pulling out "that it is going to make the team worse" or it's part of a Rudy Gay conspiracy to be the biggest chucker of all-time, are pretty hollow.
Don't get me wrong, I want the guy traded yesterday (for some combo of young talent draft picks and shitty vets on expiring contracts), but shitting on a player for trying address a problem that we've been complaining about since the season started? WEAK SAUCE.
"They're going to have to rename the whole conference after us: Toronto Raptors 2014-2015 Northern Conference Champions" ~ ezzbee Dec. 2014
"I guess I got a little carried away there" ~ ezzbee Apr. 2015
"We only have one rule on this team. What is that rule? E.L.E. That's right's, E.L.E, and what does E.L.E. stand for? EVERYBODY LOVE EVERYBODY. Right there up on the wall, because this isn't just a basketball team, this is a lifestyle. ~ Jackie Moon
So Im getting the feeling after reading this and several other threads that RR peoples think Rudy is more concerned about getting his and not concerned about winning?
But that's just the overall sense I get from watching him play. His style is very self-centred (heavy ISO player, doesn't seem like he trusts his teammates).
Just for example, if he was team-based, wouldn't he understand that JV needs to be developed in order for this team to compete? Why would he ignore him every time he has low post position and jack up an ISO pull-up instead?
Oh right I forgot. This team doesn't care about analytics.
I actually think Rudy Gay's a good guy who cares about his teammates, and this was meant to be a genuine attempt at bringing the team together as a single unit. But man oh man is this ironic.
To me, it's interesting because it says a lot about his decision making as a human being. If he could think that this could possibly be a good idea, on any level, then his awful shot selection actually starts to make sense (and, to be fair, his effectiveness at the end of games as well.)
I don't think Rudy is a bad guy.
I think his heart is in the right place.
It is just hilarious that the guy who is one of the worst players in efficiency stats in the league on the offensive side of the ball is taking stats away from the locker room.
This would have been so much cooler to hear about if, say, Amir or JV or Hansbrough started the initiative.
This is like the office drunk saying all staff socials are to be dry after the Christmas party where he groped 3 co-worked, cursed out a few more, and vomited all over the coat closet.
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