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    JV pulling off dream shakes
    hmmmmmm.......I'd settle for him not losing the ball at this stage

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    I'm gonna go with:

    1. JV's third season. I'm expecting some really good things this year. Has to show much improvement this season to keep up with the hype.

    2. Terrence Ross. Also expecting big things in his third season. Should be acclimated to the NBA game by this season, need to see the consistency.

    3. Continuity with chemistry from last season. No reason why they should not become better, especially with a second season together.

    4. Dwane Casey's coaching. He's got to get better in late game situations, I believe he will with the continuity of the roster. Should have more confidence.

    5. Who is going to emerge? We Need a third gun to go along with Lowry and DeRo, I'm hoping somebody really stands out. Preferably it's JV or Ross...

    ***6. Bruno Caboclo. I really don't have too much expectations going into his first season. I doubt he gets much time, but if he can perform the way the scouting staff thinks he can, he may just be the piece we are looking for... But I don't think he will show what he truly is until year 3.

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    Keep Calm & Chive On

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    I am so freaking excited to watch JV this year. If he begins to 'get it,' this team will blow away currently perceived expectations.
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    1) the improvements
    2) bruno
    3) playoffs
    4) brooklyn sucking
    5) knicks sucking
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    Bruno, only excites me if he goes to Europe and plays Basketball for at least one year and learns the game based on TR principles, just like JV did.

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    Quote Heatdreamer wrote: View Post
    Bruno, only excites me if he goes to Europe and plays Basketball for at least one year and learns the game based on TR principles, just like JV did.
    Well, it won't happen. He's here this year, best get used to it.

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    Quote BigCamB wrote: View Post
    hmmmmmm.......I'd settle for him not losing the ball at this stage
    You gotta believe man

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    I forgot one

    6-Kyle drawing charge on 2 on 1, 3 on 1 fastbreaks.
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    1. DeRozan: I've gone from hope in year 1 and 2 to disappointment in year 3 to bitterness in year 4 to pleasantly surprised but still annoyed by hero ball/long 2 tendencies in year 5. What will year 6 bring? Will he work within the team? Will he add the phantom 3? Will his handle in games be as impressive as Instagram? Will he hold his own on defense?

    2. Post Contract year fears: does Lowry bring it like last year? Does PP maintain post gay trade performance? Does Vasquez accept the backup gig?

    3. Jv/Ross - DeRozan was an absolute fail in year 3 but he was on a shit team with no help. Does JV show consistency and limit turnovers? Does Ross do the same?

    4. Casey - does he cope without salmons? Can he reign in DeRozan ISOs within flow of game? Does he finally give Ross and JV respect in their third year? Can he keep the relationship with Lowry productive? How does he and his staff develop the players he has always wanted: long and athletic? Does he run plays on the correct side of the court?

    5. Masai - does he stick to the continuity plan? What does he do with expiring contracts? How much patience will he show if team does not return with same chemistry as last year?

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    1.) Can DeMar finally become DeKobe DeBryant?
    2.) Will other teams ever see an open passing lane through Bruno's long arms?
    3.) Is Jonas going to be a top 10 center this year?
    4.) Will T-Ross bounce back after a poor playoffs?
    5.) Will Kyle Lowry be in shape to start the season?

    Find out next time on Dragonball Z

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    Quote imanshumpert wrote: View Post
    1.) Can DeMar finally become DeKobe DeBryant?
    2.) Will other teams ever see an open passing lane through Bruno's long arms?
    3.) Is Jonas going to be a top 10 center this year?
    4.) Will T-Ross bounce back after a poor playoffs?
    5.) Will Kyle Lowry be in shape to start the season?

    Find out next time on Dragonball Z
    Your #5 is my #1 ... we NEED Lowry to come in in as good a shape as he was last year.
    In Masai we Trust.

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    Quote Joey wrote: View Post
    Your #5 is my #1 ... we NEED Lowry to come in in as good a shape as he was last year.
    Indeed, he needs to come in lean so he can wreck ish again

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    Quote imanshumpert wrote: View Post
    Indeed, he needs to come in lean so he can wreck ish again
    ie The non-Chuck Hayes looking Lowry...
    In Masai we Trust.

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    we basically need lowry to play at the same level he did last year. literally. need.
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    Quote Joey wrote: View Post
    Your #5 is my #1 ... we NEED Lowry to come in in as good a shape as he was last year.
    I really hope he comes back with the same attitude, if not hungrier. This team will be in serious trouble if not.
    Keep Calm & Chive On

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    Quote Mack North wrote: View Post
    I really hope he comes back with the same attitude, if not hungrier. This team will be in serious trouble if not.
    Yup.

    I don't think masai will hesitate to nene or afflalo him if he comes back his previous years self

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