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    Johnson and DeRozan at the HAX

    He still needs more bulk and definition up top but he is getting there.

    Anyone know who that third guy is? The one that DeRozan said is coming to Toronto?

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    Basketball is a game of explosiveness. The amount of definition a guy needs is sort of unimportant, it's more how he is training and so on. Amir looks like he hasn't put on that much weight which is what he's going to have to do to become a legitimate power forward. He is going to have the same problem Bosh had with adding mass because they are so skinny and he is going to have to get a lot of work in with some power lifting to get strong enough to compete against some of the guys at the four and five.
    Does anyone else find it strange that the Raptors don't see each other during the offseason? Maybe I'm not thinking right, but if I was paying someone several million dollars a year I would expect them to be working out with their team mates all summer. Maybe you can't have full practices because the roster isn't decided, but you can at least having them lifting together to build chemistry and playing two man games.
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    Quote hateslosing wrote: View Post
    Basketball is a game of explosiveness. The amount of definition a guy needs is sort of unimportant, it's more how he is training and so on. Amir looks like he hasn't put on that much weight which is what he's going to have to do to become a legitimate power forward. He is going to have the same problem Bosh had with adding mass because they are so skinny and he is going to have to get a lot of work in with some power lifting to get strong enough to compete against some of the guys at the four and five.
    Does anyone else find it strange that the Raptors don't see each other during the offseason? Maybe I'm not thinking right, but if I was paying someone several million dollars a year I would expect them to be working out with their team mates all summer. Maybe you can't have full practices because the roster isn't decided, but you can at least having them lifting together to build chemistry and playing two man games.
    Actually the strength comes from "the core muscles" and in particular those from the waist down. That and knowing how to position oneself to take advantage of that strength.

    Johnson is already a legitimate NBA PF. Sorry you don't realize it. You will soon enough
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    dont know about johnson being a legit pf id say hes not a starter yet and 69 210 is a little skinny playing against most pfs that are 230 or 240 but i guess he makes up for it in speed and conditioning getting up and down the court

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    Quote Buddahfan wrote: View Post
    Actually the strength comes from "the core muscles" and in particular those from the waist down. That and knowing how to position oneself to take advantage of that strength.

    Johnson is already a legitimate NBA PF. Sorry you don't realize it. You will soon enough
    I never said Strength didn't come from the core, just that he needed to put on weight, which you need for leverage and to get into position. Also, Powerlifting as a sport focuses primarily on the legs and core, which is why I mentioned it. It would be a very useful thing for a basketball player looking to get stronger to get involved in. Olympic style lifts would help alot too.

    Starting power forwards do this thing called starting , and until Johnson puts some weight on and/or gets a good jump shot he will not be a starter on any team but a desperate one. I agree with you that he is a good player and I think he is very close but right now the Tim Duncan's of the league would murder him in the post. I think if he can get up to 230 or 240 like fromTOtoVAN suggested he can become a very very good player, perhaps an all star. He reminds me a lot of Josh Smith in the way he plays and that's sort of the kind of player I'm hoping for.

    To clarify I am taking legitimate to mean starter.
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    In my opinion, I think what you