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Thread: Weems should not start when he returns

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    Default Weems should not start when he returns

    This is not a bash Weems thread because he is out injured and Kleiza has had 2 good games in a row.

    Rather, the last two games has shown how much duplicity there is between the games of DD and Weems in terms of spacing. DD drives more and Weems plays more of a mid range game but the bottom line is both can only play inside 18-20 feet.

    Kleiza has been super inconsistent but when he can stand outside behind the 3 point line and be a threat to score, it opens up other possibilities for the Raptors. Also he helps clear the glass which is needed at the 3 on a team featuring Bargnani.

    The biggest difference for Kleiza the last 2 games has been NOT DRIBBLING. Today against LAL, he only made multiple dribbles trying to create once and it was a TO.

    I think Kleiza should stay starting even when Weems returns.

    Hopefully one of the biggest goals this summer is upgrading the 3/SF.

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    Kleiza just led all scorers AND rebounders against the Lakers. He shot 4 of 10 from behind the 3-pt-line, which provides am outside threat Weems can't match. Kleiza is a much better choice for starting SF.

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    Completely agree. I think Kleiza needed a boost and he seems to be getting it with Sonny out of the line-up. It's hard to get the offense going with DeMar and Sonny on the wing together.

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    According to DS, the switch in the starting lineup came irrespective of Weem's injury. So expect Linas there until he hits another slump

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    Umm.... Sonny Weems = Wally Pipp. Look it up.

    Never been a Weems fan. He harms the team and harms DeMar's development. Kleiza and Weems are 2 different players altogether. I've said this before and I'll day it again, if BC re-signs him to a massive contract, I will give up on him fixing this team. Kleiza has been a proven player in Denver, the Worlds and now. Whether he hits another wall or not, Weems has no business playing more than 20 minutes in my opinion. Take Weems' best game versus Kleiza's last 2, does it even compare? Has he even hit double digits in boards? Case closed.
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    I thought Kleiza would be a lot meaner/tougher than he is.

    He offers a lot more to the team than Weems and should start.

    Weems +Derozan on the floor together = garbage.

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    They brought Kleiza in for a reason and when he plays within himself he is worth the money. I do like Weems coming off the bench, fighting for playing time. I like his game but its all potential. Maybe we can combine his expiring with someone else for a player that is more complete?

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    I've always thought Weems was a SG and not a SF. He's better at guarding guys his size or smaller, but struggles against bigger guys. I wouldn't mind having Wright back up Kleiza a bit