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    I’m really tired of how easily teams exploit Triano’s defensive help scheme. Giving guards a path to the basket to force help is one of the worst and idiotic plans I’ve ever seen. Watch how our guards try to force the dribble one way or the other before the offense of the opposition is even set, let alone our defense. Half our guys aren’t even aware of when to rotate (which is always according to Triano). This leads to one of our bigs rotating to help (or not, for uncontested layups), leaving their original assignment open for easy layups. This is not how you play defensive basketball. A team should be doing everything possible to stop the point of attack and ONLY rotate when penetration happens. I know this occurs a lot with Jose on the floor but if you actually pay attention, 70% of the time its planned to allow a blow by.

    This recurring theme during 2nd halfs is appalling, and I can’t remember the last time the won a 3rd quarter. Granted, Udrih was hot, but half his jumpers were in the paint for the very same reason stated above. It’s pretty easy to exploit when a coach that actually realizes it, communicates it to their team at the break. Having players that are as gifted off the bounce as Evans only compounds an already dire scheme.

    On a side note, I’m sick and tired of Leo’s retarded comments of “keep feeding the ball to Bargs, he’s hot and not getting involved in the offence”, then on the flip side, when Bargs actually does take a bunch of consecutive shots with limited success, he spews out “Bargs is forcing right now and needs to get his teammates involved” This is the broken record of Leo with a wide range of topics, and always stating the obivious as if he is the only one who see’s it. and please Matt Devlin, shut the fuck up and call the game, your humor is both fake and non-existent.

    It would be interesting to see the Raps 3rd Q stats, Off reb, PiP given up, and such, but I’m to lazy to research it…..

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    Quote Lucamacus wrote: View Post
    On a side note, I’m sick and tired of Leo’s retarded comments of “keep feeding the ball to Bargs, he’s hot and not getting involved in the offence”, then on the flip side, when Bargs actually does take a bunch of consecutive shots with limited success, he spews out “Bargs is forcing right now and needs to get his teammates involved” This is the broken record of Leo with a wide range of topics, and always stating the obivious as if he is the only one who see’s it. and please Matt Devlin, shut the fuck up and call the game, your humor is both fake and non-existent.
    Preach Brotha!!

    Leo is really starting to piss me off. He seems too in love with the offensive guys when calling the game "I love Tyreke's game, he's like a veteran up there," Honestly? give me a frikkin break. Sometimes I wish they would all stfu and not comment at all. They should try out Sid and Tim i'm sure it'll be a lot better than what we currently have.

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    So apparently it's Triano's fault that some of the Raptor players are below average defensively, at least during some games? Triano's defense seemed to work pretty well against the Lakers, when it took them out of their offense and allowed the Raptors to go to the wire against them.

    When guys turn their back on offensive players, it's not the fault of the coach. It's the fault of the player. There are only so many times you can tell a player when to rotate. Eventually, it's up to the player to actually do so.

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    Actually Devlin amused me at one point during the game. Leo was commenting on how Green celebrated too much after each basket he made (something that I didn't notice at all) and then Devlin came back with something along the lines of "It's probably because he didn't have much to celebrate in Syracuse"

    I get the feeling that he isn't Leo's biggest fan along with us.

    On another note, I streamed the Lakers game online and listened to their announcers, probably the most prepared guys I have ever listened to. And also the most I've ever enjoyed commentary

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    The Laker's commentators are a treat.

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    Thank you for pointing that out Lucamacus, and to Tim, I think it's pretty clear the effect a coach can have on defense in this league. Remember when we had Kevin O'Neill? A career coach by the way,maybe he wasn't NBA head coach material, but the Raps held opponents to 88/game that year, 6th in the league. Next year Sam Mitchell balooned that to 101 with his "motivational coaching style". The least we could do is find someone known for their freakin defensive mind and make him a well-paid assistant coach.

    Also, Jose may be coached to do that in Triano's defense, but nobody's telling him to just get completely lost in the play afterwards, looking around like he's never played before. If Jose picks you up at half-court you are getting an easy look.
    Last edited by DoubleR_T; Thu Mar 11th, 2010 at 06:17 PM.

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