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    Default Raptors Lost To A Very Good Team Today - Knicks Now Have Won 7 In A Row On The Road

    Right now I would rank the East

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    Amir was great, so was Bayless. Weems, Kleiza and Bargnani had horrible games.

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    Quote JoePanini wrote: View Post
    Amir was great, so was Bayless. Weems, Kleiza and Bargnani had horrible games.
    Bayless doubters got their ankles broken today

    The kid is gong to become really, really good, just like Davis is going to become really really good.

    I liked Amir's Blake type one handed slam on a put back that posterized Amar'e

    However, watching Blake do it every game it is just ho hum. Nice but no biggie

    The Raptors really need Wing players who can close out on the three ball. Horrible job for most of the game.
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    Was skeptical about Amir at the beginning of the season but he's making me into a tribal honker, hope he keeps it up!

    On the other hand, was looking forward to Kleiza but he's been pretty disappointing, didn't expect him to be such a black hole.

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    Quote Buddahfan wrote: View Post
    Bayless doubters got their ankles broken today

    The kid is gong to become really, really good, just like Davis is going to become really really good.

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    Lets say if you Kid managed to play like this 4 games in a row and then come out and say this.

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    Quote Raptor4Ever wrote: View Post
    Lets say if you Kid managed to play like this 4 games in a row and then come out and say this.
    Sorry, but I will say it whenever I want.

    He is 22 years old.

    Follow his career for the next 10 years

    One of us will eat crow on this one

    P.S. He needs to have "play like this 4 games in a row" to show that he is very good?

    He will in the future play better than this 4sure.

    Bayless like Davis is going to become a very very good player, like it or not.
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    Not too sure about Bayless myself either. Need to see more of him. But if there's anything the Raptors have done for me this season is make me optimistic for the future, so I hope he turns into something spectacular.

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    Quote Buddahfan wrote: View Post
    Sorry, but I will say it whenever I want.

    He is 22 years old.

    Follow his career for the next 10 years

    One of us will eat crow on this one

    P.S. He needs to have "play like this 4 games in a row" to show that he is very good?

    He will in the future play better than this 4sure.

    Bayless like Davis is going to become a very very good player, like it or not.

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    What's really amazing about this game is how Kleiza had such an amazingly negative impact but only played 10 minutes.

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    What's really amazing about this game is how Kleiza had such an amazingly negative impact but only played 10 minutes.
    Right now Kleiza is having a very difficult time with the mental aspect of the game.

    He again finds himself in the NBA on the outside looking in. This time however, it is worse than Denver where at least he was behind Melo.

    Kleiza may have been better off staying in Europe and playing there.

    His game 4sure is much better suited to the European style.

    For him to be successful in the NBA he needs to be on a team that walks the ball up the court and has two very good low post defenders that can cover his butt on defense.

    He would have fit in great with the Billups era Pistons
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    Right now Kleiza is having a very difficult time with the mental aspect of the game.

    He again finds himself in the NBA on the outside looking in. This time however, it is worse than Denver where at least he was behind Melo.

    The sad part is that he is much more skilled offensively than Amir and Weems combined.

    The guy can reboud, can shoot and can post up at ease. Triano needs to figure out what he wants to do with Kleiza. We gave him a 4 year deal and I am sure this is not what BC and Kleiza had in mind.

    Too bad all the Hype about the " Young Bunz" are taking time away from us to really give this guy a fair share and a fair chanse to show case his talents.

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    Another game with some positives. Amir having excellent game and showing what he can do if he stays out of foul trouble. I also had no idea Bayless was a good three point shooter, he continues to impress.

    For me,the big positive in this one was once again Ed Davis. In a game we lost be 17 he was +6, had 8 rebounds in 16 minutes and put up 6 points. He needs to work on his free throws, I mean air balling from the line is just sad, but this guy is going to be very good.

    These Knicks are good. I don't see them winning a title, they are wayyy undersized, but I think they could give a team like the Heat a run for their money in the playoffs. If they keep up their winning I think Amare should be in talks for MVP.

    Weems and Kleiza were bad. Weems needs to learn to look up when he's on the court, he has no vision and it kills us sometimes.
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    Quote JoePanini wrote: View Post
    Amir was great, so was Bayless. Weems, Kleiza and Bargnani had horrible games.
    Amir was great, no doubt.

    Bayless played extremely well but did at times force things but the good certainly far outweighed the bad.

    I wouldn't say Bargnani played horrible. He certainly didn't play as he has of late though. The positive: still going after rebounds.

    Weems and Kleiza played awful - especially Kleiza. I don't know what is going on with him. Hopefully he gets out of his funk sooner rather than later.

    Davis continued to play well for a rookie - 8 rebs in 17 mins is pretty damn good.

    IMO, the team lost the game on 3 things:

    1) missed foul shots
    2) horrible turnovers at costly times
    3) inability to pressure more of the Knicks 3's - a lot were wide open, no pressure.

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    Quote Buddahfan wrote: View Post
    Right now Kleiza is having a very difficult time with the mental aspect of the game.

    He again finds himself in the NBA on the outside looking in. This time however, it is worse than Denver where at least he was behind Melo.

    Kleiza may have been better off staying in Europe and playing there.

    His game 4sure is much better suited to the European style.

    For him to be successful in the NBA he needs to be on a team that walks the ball up the court and has two very good low post defenders that can cover his butt on defense.

    He would have fit in great with the Billups era Pistons
    I would hardly write him off yet. He is 25 and on a very managable contract. His confidence is clearly shaken. He'll bounce back. He needs to accept he is an NBA bench player. If he can't handle that though, send him to SAC to start.

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    The sad part is that he is much more skilled offensively than Amir and Weems combined.

    The guy can reboud, can shoot and can post up at ease. Triano needs to figure out what he wants to do with Kleiza. We gave him a 4 year deal and I am sure this is not what BC and Kleiza had in mind.

    Too bad all the Hype about the " Young Bunz" are taking time away from us to really give this guy a fair share and a fair chanse to show case his talents.
    i feel bad for Kleiza.

    But then again he is making good money. He as a 4 year deal for $20 million and he isn't playing a lot of minutes.

    His salary per minute played is pretty good.

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    I would hardly write him off yet. He is 25 and on a very managable contract. His confidence is clearly shaken. He'll bounce back. He needs to accept he is an NBA bench player. If he can't handle that though, send him to SAC to start.
    I think he is in the wrong environment

    His game is a plodding power game, not a running athletic game which the Raptors are playing.

    He could start and do well for a NBA team that walked the ball up the court.

    The Raptors play too quick for him in my opinion.
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    Quote Buddahfan wrote: View Post
    i feel bad for Kleiza.

    But then again he is making good money. He as a 4 year deal for $20 million and he isn't playing a lot of minutes.

    His salary per minute played is pretty good.

    Nice job if you can get it.
    4years and $18.8M ($4.995, $4.605, $4.6, $4.6M)

    Probably splitting hairs.

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    4years and $18.8M ($4.995, $4.605, $4.6, $4.6M)

    Probably splitting hairs.
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    Klieza looks lost.. Bayless & Amir had great games. Jose played ok but had less min. cause Bayless was hot..Bargs better learn to play against smaller players or hes going to struggle more...Davis played decent but his jumper looked awfull..same with the FT, hes got to clean that up for sure...sub par game for weems & derozan again..

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    i would stop well short of calling the knicks a very good team. i wouldn't even call them good, actually. 'relatively good in a terrible conference', maybe, or 'totally mediocre' i might go with. i think they're about as good as the hawks or the bucks (if they get their act together - though skiles' teams have a history of tuning him out). if you think those teams are good then i guess they're pretty good. i don't think they'd even make the playoffs in the west though. 5th seed ceiling in the east, behind orlando, boston, chicago, and miami. probably 6th behind atlanta.

    i mean look at the motley crew of bawful teams they beat in the streak you're referring to:
    sacramento
    golden state
    the other LA team
    bobcraps
    pissed-ons
    hornets
    and us

    new orleans aside, that there is a list of the absolute dregs of the league. next up they got the timberpups, us, and the wizz, so we'll probably have to endure a whole week of the US national media fellating the knicks.

    fear not though they'll come crashing back down to earth with a brutal schedule after that and everyone will wonder 'what's wrong with the knicks' and we can all laff and laff

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