But still, there's like a double standard on this board, where our players are massively flawed and players like Rondo are now 'transcendent', just because he benefited from playing with a healthy KG before the wheels came off? I mean seriously, what's up with that?
Thought it was one of the best things I've read by Chisholm. He's completely right, too.
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However, to properly change his body enough for next season, he needs to break down a lot of the weight he gained, and then turn it into proper muscle tone. Which takes a ton of dedication to that diet and workout regime you mention. Also don't forget that he has a lot of skills to work on and doesn't get off the bench for the Lithuanian team so isn't getting good experience anyways
Regarding JV, the Raptors have one of the best trainers ("directors of sports science") in the WORLD in Alex McKechnie, and I'm sure we'll see another big leap by JV next year.
- the reality is it's not easy for a 21 year old kid to transform his body in such a short time and instantly understand how he needs to maximize it against NBA level talent over a long season (not exactly summer league competition; JV's super young, let's watch him grow into his body more next year for a better indicator)
- And agreed on 'Melo. He's a "gettable" chip. But I'm still more interested in the possibility of building around Durant (not to flame that fire any more)
(One of the best articles I've read from Chisholm in awhile. He's bang on)
Even though Masai was quiet at the deadline, several player became available through buyouts...Jimmer Fredette is about to be bought out by the kings and Masai was interested in him earlier in the season...I hope he goes after him once the buyout is complete, he will be a scoring stud off the bench behind DD.
Great article by Tim. I've always been a huge fan of his work with TSN, and have enjoyed his articles on RR this year. I really believe Massai is biding his time for the summer of 2015. That's the last year Ross and Val are on their rookie contracts, and, presumably, the last year the Raptors will be projected to have significant cap space (Kevin Love?! ). I think what he does this summer will have 2015 in mind (i.e., bring back Lowry and Pat, but not Vazquez to preserve cap space, or dumping Novak). It's similar to the Indiana model and what he did in Denver. Time will tell.
And another thing I don't get is how, all of a sudden, so many writers and fans have become arm-chair GMs who are now resident experts on how to build championship calibre franchises.
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He provides one interpretation of the situation, and one possible path forward.
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