Thu Jan 13th, 2011, 03:08 PM
Raptors Republic All-Star
What happened to Wright?
He played amazing for like 7 games straight then his time got cut, then cut again then he was benched for the whole game yesterday. Is he injured or something?
Thu Jan 13th, 2011, 03:16 PM
Raptors Republic Rookie
Role player not playing his role. His role is to suck on the bench.
Thu Jan 13th, 2011, 03:29 PM
Man, I can't even look at ur posts without seeing JRoc and hearing "nooooooooouummm sayin" in my head lol!
Thu Jan 13th, 2011, 03:41 PM
He's a role player. Jay tightened his bench last night and Wright suffered because of it.
Thu Jan 13th, 2011, 04:29 PM
I agree, why he does not get more burn is completely baffling.
First, completely ignoring advanced statistics, and from religiously watching almost every raps game, he played a critical role in arguably the 3 biggest wins of the season: W in Orlando, franchise best comeback for the W in Detroit, and W in Dallas. I watched and rewatched those games, and he was without a doubt, a huge catalyst in some extremely impressive quarters of basketball.
Second, some statistics. Julian Wright has the highest defensive rating on the team, by a long shot. With the raptors comfortably holding down the 2nd worst defense in the league, it only seems logical to play him more. He also has the 2nd highest offensive rating on the team. The offense seems to flow very nicely with him on the floor at times, and I would argue he is the raptors top playmaker after our point guards. In addition to these metrics, he also has a team high 2-year adjusted +/-, which accounts for both the teammates and opponents on the floor at the time.
I'm not saying Wright should play 35 minutes a night, but he has proven time and time again to deliver when called upon, and a slow consistent increase in his minutes could do some good. What have we got to lose?
That is all.
Thu Jan 13th, 2011, 05:03 PM
Raptors Republic All-Star
To be complete honest I don't pay any attention to the statistics put out, I just, like you watch all the games and form my opinion based on what I know of playing (not that I made it too a high level) and watching (come from a family full of ballers) the game of basketball and what I know IS your assessment is 100% accurate to what I am seeing. The kid with his, at times, uncoordinated self, HAS GAME.
with that said I will mos DEFinately join on the FREE Ju Ju wagon!
and multipaul you kill me lol
Last edited by grindhouse; Thu Jan 13th, 2011 at 05:29 PM.
Thu Jan 13th, 2011, 07:35 PM
Julian's role is to come off the bench and be a spark, to bring energy into the game. If he's out there in he 1st quarter and he doesn't get the job done, then who brings that spark? But I do agree with the fact that he needs more burn. This team could use more "spark".
Thu Jan 13th, 2011, 07:42 PM