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    Big Ed deserves to start. He has shown so much drive an potential, and that re-habbed knee seems in tip top shape. His heart, hustle, and drive are Reggie-esque, but his length and athleticism put him up a few notches for sure.

    Big Ed should be the starting 5 with AB at the 4. Talk about a powerhouse combo Offense/Defense.

    With this season withering away, lets let Big Ed shine next to King Bargs.

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    its true, he should start.

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    especially since we're not making the playoffs, its better to let him develop and what better way than giving him minutes? starting him against the KG and Amare's of the NBA?

    this quote from triano is idiotic.

    "He's a guy who has to bounce back and play another good one and bounce back and play another good one," coach Jay Triano said. "We haven't got time for him to have one good game and then not be there for two or three in a row. All signs are that he's getting better every time he plays, and we like the progress."

    how do they not have time?

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    especially since we're not making the playoffs, its better to let him develop and what better way than giving him minutes? starting him against the KG and Amare's of the NBA?

    this quote from triano is idiotic.

    "He's a guy who has to bounce back and play another good one and bounce back and play another good one," coach Jay Triano said. "We haven't got time for him to have one good game and then not be there for two or three in a row. All signs are that he's getting better every time he plays, and we like the progress."

    how do they not have time?
    I agree man. Especially since we slotted Demar into the starting role from day 1. I think Big Ed has just as much potential, actually more, than Demar. He should be out there balling.

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    i'll admit i wasn't a fan of davis when they drafted him, there were a couple guys i wanted more, but he's really worked out. im pretty jazzed about his future, and as such the raptors future as well.

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    I like that he plays "angry", like, there's no laughy laughy joking around like weems and some othe young duds. he is out there to bang. that's what we need.

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    I think Ed has turned out better than most thought. He doesn't have an amazing offensive game yet, but 6.5 ppg is good for the kind of player he is. He's rebounding excellently and efficiently as well as getting his fair share of blocks. He's turned out better so far than some players around him. Steal of the lottery in my opinion.

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    I think it should also be pointed out that Ed is getting almost the EXACT same amount of minutes as Demar as a rookie.
    Demar only put up 8.6pgg a game. With Davis putting up 6.5ppg, theres no reason why next year he can't be double figures a night, kinda guy.
    Double-Double average as a Sophomore for Ed. Book it. hah

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    you start wright + ed along with bargs and you have 2 defenders to insulate bargs while also increasing the energy level on the court...it also allows for more touches for derozan.

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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    especially since we're not making the playoffs, its better to let him develop and what better way than giving him minutes? starting him against the KG and Amare's of the NBA?

    this quote from triano is idiotic.

    "He's a guy who has to bounce back and play another good one and bounce back and play another good one," coach Jay Triano said. "We haven't got time for him to have one good game and then not be there for two or three in a row. All signs are that he's getting better every time he plays, and we like the progress."

    how do they not have time?
    Agree totally. As for Triano's quote, it could easily have Bargnani's name inserted at the beginning of that one. At the end of the day ED is a rookie, and he will learn well if you PLAY HIM! "We haven't got time for him..."??? Hello rebuild not championship run. There is nothing but time right now, and it is the best opportunity to use it.

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    Quote djsunyc wrote: View Post
    you start wright + ed along with bargs and you have 2 defenders to insulate bargs while also increasing the energy level on the court...it also allows for more touches for derozan.
    Agreed! The Raps need more of a balance. That would be a very intriguing starting lineup - however, our 2nd unit would be blahhhhhhhhh. Bayless, Barbosa, Johnson, Kleiza, Dorsey? You never know, can't be any worse than right now.

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    you start wright + ed along with bargs and you have 2 defenders to insulate bargs while also increasing the energy level on the court...it also allows for more touches for derozan.
    Even better, start Davis, Johnson and Wright and you've actually got a front line that can, you know, defend well! Screw insulating someone who can't do their job. Play the guys who can.
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    win or lose, they gotta give the youngsters some burn... they aren't going to learn a thing unless they challenge themselves against players better than them

    if you play scrabble against a moron, you probably aren't going to expand your vocabulary

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    Quote Tim W. wrote: View Post
    Even better, start Davis, Johnson and Wright and you've actually got a front line that can, you know, defend well! Screw insulating someone who can't do their job. Play the guys who can.
    who would insulate that lineup's complete lack of offense?

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    Quote Tim W. wrote: View Post
    Even better, start Davis, Johnson and Wright and you've actually got a front line that can, you know, defend well! Screw insulating someone who can't do their job. Play the guys who can.
    LMAO

    Ok..

    So where do you propose our offense comes from? DD an Jose, LMAO

    Next...

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    who would insulate that lineup's complete lack of offense?
    Well, that's only three players. It's not a full lineup. Johnson and Davis are both active players who move well without the ball and Johnson, especially, is a very efficient offensive player. Playing with both Calderon and Wright will help them score. And in the short term, the team is going to lose a lot of games either way. The players might as well learn to play the right way while they're doing that. In the long term, Davis' offense might improve to the point when he can average 15-18 ppg. Same with Johnson. If both Johnson and Davis can eventually average 15-18 ppg and 9-10 rpg, that's good production from your starting front court. Especially if you've got a wing player or two that can score.

    Anyway, do you really think Wright is the long term answer at the starting SF position? He's an excellent defender and passer, but unless he improves his jumpshot a lot, I don't see him as starter material on a good team. Wing players need to be able to at least keep the defense honest. Wright doesn't really do that.
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    Quote Multipaul wrote: View Post
    Big Ed deserves to start. He has shown so much drive an potential, and that re-habbed knee seems in tip top shape. His heart, hustle, and drive are Reggie-esque, but his length and athleticism put him up a few notches for sure.

    Big Ed should be the starting 5 with AB at the 4. Talk about a powerhouse combo Offense/Defense.

    With this season withering away, lets let Big Ed shine next to King Bargs.
    I don't know about the King Bargs. part but he should start. He works hard enough and shown that he has a nice touch and a head for a rookie. Go Ed Go!

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    Quote Tim W. wrote: View Post
    Well, that's only three players. It's not a full lineup. Johnson and Davis are both active players who move well without the ball and Johnson, especially, is a very efficient offensive player. Playing with both Calderon and Wright will help them score. And in the short term, the team is going to lose a lot of games either way. The players might as well learn to play the right way while they're doing that. In the long term, Davis' offense might improve to the point when he can average 15-18 ppg. Same with Johnson. If both Johnson and Davis can eventually average 15-18 ppg and 9-10 rpg, that's good production from your starting front court. Especially if you've got a wing player or two that can score.

    Anyway, do you really think Wright is the long term answer at the starting SF position? He's an excellent defender and passer, but unless he improves his jumpshot a lot, I don't see him as starter material on a good team. Wing players need to be able to at least keep the defense honest. Wright doesn't really do that.
    johnson is also a very efficient fouler. why give him a starting role, if he cant stay on the court for starter minutes?

    personally, i wouldnt want to start wright.. but he's a solid role player.

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    Quote heinz57 wrote: View Post
    personally, i wouldnt want to start wright.. but he's a solid role player.
    My sentiments exactly. He is a third string on a good. This season is now all about developing the young guys and getting them experience, Wright included. Everyone from fans to management should be thinking bigger about next year and beyond than what the Raps currently have. The Raptors have the 5th worst team in the league record wise as much as it pains me to say. Nobody is untouchable and no position couldn't use an upgrade.

    With that said, the 4/PF spot is currently looking the most promising with Davis and Johnson. I hope they evolve in to what I think they could be.

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    i'd like this thought to run through triano's mind once in awhile.. "SHIT... is killing us!! I think i'll throw Ju-Ju at him"

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