Ross is one of those guys though, he has every tool in the book, and if he put it together, he'd be killer.... isn't that what we all hoped for from him?
If he even gains a little from that game, if something turns on in his brain, and he gets to Derozan type numbers.... fuck, what a huge gain for the Birds....
And I gotta say, being a shooter back when I played, I LOVE players with smooth strokes...and when he gets his feet set.... beauty.
I was actually pissed at the Clippers for not letting him hit a field goal to make him the franchise leader in single points in a game!!! It was already garbage time and they won already. That's why I would never root for Flop City. They're the Miami Heat of the west, except the Heat won 2 championships.
And they should have given him the ball with the game on the line as he was hot, but Lowry wanted to steal the spotlight and it cost us the game.
Nicknames have to be either short, fun to say, and/or have a link to the players real name, you basically need 2 of the 3 to have a successful nickname that can be said on air. That's why I don't even see the Slim Reaper nickname really sticking except for rare occasions, people will still just call him KD. So good luck with Rorschack but I don't see it catching on anywhere, it's too clunky of a name and has no relevance to Ross' real name.
Also, with regards to Rorschack, there would also be the slight issue of trademark infringement. I suppose Shaq and now Howard have gone by Superman, but that one still seems a little forced. If you need to explain a nickname, it's not a good nickname.
2) The Clippers threw Barnes at Ross in the 4th to shut him down and the drive wasn't getting Ross the points, the shots were. If you're going to be angry be angry at the team not running off-the-ball screens for Ross so that he could try and get open for 3's at the end. They tried to play like the first 3 quarters where Clippers were coming off of Ross to give help D but in the later part of the 4th the Clippers just kept a guy on Ross and Raptors never had a backup plan. Also I don't think we ever got a stop when we needed it.
meh, clips hit everything down the stretch...fair loss
I do agree with you that they had no plan B when Ross was guarded. Derozan's absence is a key factor to that too. Best game I've seen from Blake though, I'd give them that.
I think we are rushing with these big comparisons for Ross (Paul George, Ray Allen).
Ross has a 3pt shot, a decent handle and an ability to take a few dribbles and pull up. But Raja Bell had those skills as well.
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