Tue Nov 9th, 2010, 07:02 PM
I could not say it any better!!!
MultiPaul is right here, and Evans should not start. I love his energy, his enthusiasm, and his determination to hunt down boards, but Amir has most of the same qualities with a few more thrown in. I was and am thinking Evans is being showcased to shop around but it's now time because other than what I mentioned above he pretty much has no other skills.
Amir and Bargnani play much better together, and watching every defense give Evans 8 feet when he has the ball is a joke, and makes the defense tighter for the others which is an intangible people do not take into account. I even like the Kleiza, Weems thing better.
It might also allow Jose to replace Jack which makes for a much better starting lineup and a more balanced bench.
Tue Nov 9th, 2010, 07:10 PM
Tue Nov 9th, 2010, 07:14 PM
I really like DeRozan and think he has the athleticism to be amazing and perhaps the Raptors star if his skills develop and his basketball IQ gets better. That said today he is not as good as Weems or Barbosa so if you were starting players based purely on who is better he is on the bench. Weems is a better defender, a better shooter and just as good at getting to the rim.
Tue Nov 9th, 2010, 07:16 PM
I'm there too....I am hoping it's his wrist
Tue Nov 9th, 2010, 07:21 PM
I think you are absolutely right with this unit starting. The only thing that worries me about Weems taking Kleiza's spot is that Kleiza is a better 3 point shooter, and can post up when needed, but no question it is a better unit than what we start right now. Bargs is sometimes double and triple teamed because Evans is so useless offensively. Amir would make the offense better for everyone.
Balls of Steel
Tue Nov 9th, 2010, 07:38 PM
Tim you make alot of good points but