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  • LKleiza

    42 89.36%
  • JJack

    32 68.09%
  • REvans

    8 17.02%
  • SWeems

    8 17.02%
  • ABargnani

    41 87.23%
  • DDeRozan

    34 72.34%
  • JCalderon

    13 27.66%
  • AJohnson

    32 68.09%
  • LBarbosa

    20 42.55%
  • Other (Andersen, Dorsey, Banks, Davis *inj, Wright, Alabi)

    9 19.15%
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Thread: Who Would You Put In The Raptor's Starting Five?

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    Default Who Would You Put In The Raptor's Starting Five?

    TO has already played 4 preseason games with 4 more left it's rotation setting time so who do you think Jay should start in 2010-11? I can only upload 10 choices so I will make nine player selections with 1 write in vote for the players not listed. Please only make 5 selections, thanx.

    I would go with (until Davis is healthy):

    Bargnani
    Evans
    Kleiza
    Barbosa
    Jack

    When Davis is healthy:

    Bargnani
    Davis
    Kleiza
    Barbosa
    Jack

    With Weems as the 6th man, Johnson as the 1st big off the bench, Jose backing up Jack & DeMar rounding out my 9 man rotation.
    Last edited by SirChillyMost; Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 04:23 AM.

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    1 - Jack
    2 - Derozan
    3 - Kleiza
    4 - Amir now / Davis when he gets back to shape
    5 - Barney
    Last edited by matt; Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 12:53 AM.

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    Calderon, Weems, Kleiza, Johnson, Bargnani... wow, after writing that I think the Raptors may want to start scouting for talent down at the local Y

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    1-Jack - he deserves it
    2-DeRozan - continue development
    3- Kleiza - might be the better Raptor this year
    4- Davis - Development
    5- Bargnani - Because there really isn't much choice here

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    Jack, DeRozen, Keiza, Johnson, and Bargs. When Davis get's healthy he should gradually be moved into a starting role, maybe sometime after the All-Star break. I also think Dorsey should see some minutes at the four.
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    Barbosa
    Derozan
    Kleiza
    Evans
    Barg

    The way the offense sets are you really don't need jack or Calderon to run the point.

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    Go Small.

    1- Calderon, 2-Barbosa, 3- DeRozan, 4- Kleiza, 5- Bargnani

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    Jarret Jack
    DeMar DeRozan
    Linas Kleiza
    Reggie Evans
    Andrea Bargnani

    Amir Johnson and Sonny Weems playing huge minutes off the bench.

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    Go Small.

    1- Calderon, 2-Barbosa, 3- DeRozan, 4- Kleiza, 5- Bargnani
    Go Big : 1- Derozan 2- Kleiza 3- Bargnani 4-Johnson 5- Anderson/Dorsey
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    Quote Jordan-Drexler wrote: View Post
    Go Big : 1- Derozan 2- Kleiza 3- Bargnani 4-Johnson 5- Anderson/Dorsey
    I think big would be Jack - DeRozan - Kleiza - Bargnani - Alabi

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    Jack - definitely like him with this group but I like xgm1 when jj and Jose went 6mins each q
    DD - time to put up...period. He is ready to grow but needs the time on the court
    Kleiza - the stabiliser of the group
    Amir - with Evans and Dorsey mins to bang if or when amir gets into foul trouble and Davis to grow into on return
    Bargnani - assumes he regains his shooting touch could lose this position.

    Barbosa, Weems and jose primary off the bench with dorsey, Anderson and Evans secondary (for as long as he is around.)

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    people are saying biggest question is Jack or Calderon - I disagree - start Jack and let calderon beat up 2nd stringers.

    Biggest question is Weems or Klieza?

    Weems and DeRo are dynamite together weems is a much better defender.
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    C - Bargnani
    PF - Davis (Evans or Dorsey until he is healthy)
    SF - Kleiza
    SG - DeRozan
    PG - Calderon


    Calderon brings a calming effect to the starting lineup and is a better distributor, which would help get the other players (especially Bargnani) good looks early on, to get their heads into the game. Jack would be a scoring punch off the bench and I think he would team with Barbosa, Weems and Johnson to make for a very quick, athletic second unit that could do serious damage. I could easily see Jack playing more minutes overall than Calderon, but I like what Calderon brings to the table at the start of games.

    I don't think Johnson should start until he can prove he can stay on the floor for 8-10 minutes straight without consistently getting into foul trouble. I like the defense/rebounding that Davis/Dorsey/Evans bring to the starting lineup alongside Bargnani. Davis would be my top choice when healthy because he has the best offensive game of these three players, which puts less pressure on Bargnani from the start (Evans' defender doesn't even need to cover him, he can just double Bargnani).

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    Why are people starting DeRozan? He still has a long ways to go, especially on defense and rebounding.

    PG: Jack
    SG: Weems
    SF: Kleiza
    PF: Amir
    C: Andrea

    Though if Barbosa continues to do well defensively, I'd rather him start than Weems.

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    Jack
    Derozan
    Kleiza
    Johnson
    Bargnani

    this is the most logical. even when davis returns i think amir wud start. BC put the money where his mouth is so he shud start the man he gave an outrageous amount of cash

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    My Starting 5 is :

    Jack LBarboa
    Wright AB Keilza

    ** Wright is there for defence and rebounding.
    ** Keliza for scoring and toughness



    I think Amir should come from bench since there will not be enought shots for him, given Kleiza and AB on the floor. Amir will have a bigger impact off the bench, playing with his pals, Weems and DD.

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    My starting five creates complements the next five off the bench perfectly.

    Jack / Calderon
    Derozan / Barbosa
    Kleiza / Weems
    Johnson / Evans / Davis
    Bargnani / Evans / Dorsey / Anderson

    Two very potent balanced lines.
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    Depends on the opponant, if we are talking an elite opponant then my starting 5 will be the best defenders on the team per position in order to mitigate early blowouts:

    Jack
    Weems
    Wright
    Johnson
    Dorsey

    For low or mid level opponants my starting 5 would be

    Jack
    Derozan
    Kleiza
    Johnson
    Bargnani

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    Jack, Weems, DeRozan, Kleiza, Bargnani.
    This would work better if we had an inside presence :/ instead of Bargs.
    So... I would have to go:

    PG- Jack/Calderon/Banks
    SG- DeRozan/Barbosa
    SF- Kleiza/Weems/Wright
    PF- Davis/Bargnani/Johnson/Evans
    C- Dorsey/Alabi/Anderson

    Yup call me crazy but Bargs is out of the starting line up. He just slows the team down in terms of progress and development. If he starts, he will be the main centre piece and focus on the team, which idealy is not true. I think his time should be up in Toronto and DeRozan, Kleiza, Weems and Davis have a shot to make it "their" team.

    I could argue having Weems starting to build chemistry with DeRozan, Jack and Davis as that will be a devistating group of guys, assuming they mesh together.

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