Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 62

Thread: Who will become who?

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Raptors Republic Superstar TheGloveinRapsUniform's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Markham, Ontario
    Posts
    2,851
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Who will become who?

    Looking at the current Raps, which superstar/legend do you think each Raptor can potentially be compared to at the peak of their careers?

    and please no mushy BS like "they should be their own man" or "they can never be superstars, all-stars" crap. just play the game.

    Demar - Ray Allen. No problem scoring but cannot put up other stats.
    Bargs - Rik Smits. Can score but not a good rebounder for a big man.
    Amir - Antonio Davis. grit and hustle. not a double digit scorer but decent rebounder.
    E. Davis - potentially, and ill say it again, potentially, maybe Kevin Garnett. Knows his way around the basket, good shotblocker and rebounder.
    Bayless - Barbosa.
    Calderon - Mark Price. good FT shooter, good 3PT shooter. can score but not much, can pass but not not a double-digit ast player.

    Your thoughts?
    Last edited by TheGloveinRapsUniform; Thu Feb 10th, 2011 at 01:57 PM.

  2. #2
    Raptors Republic Superstar heinz57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    in a van down by the river
    Posts
    2,798
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote tbihis wrote: View Post
    Bayless - Barbosa.
    I imagine Triano sitting with Bayless in the locker room being like "Listen Jerryd.. we really like your game here.. and we see alot of potential, and the future for you is very bright... as long as you become THAT guy.... Leandro, come over here man! Where do you get your hair cut, Leandro?... so, Jerryd, start going to that barber... and how good can you pull off the brazilian accent? How much do you make per year? I'm sure you could work some plastic surgery in there somehow. and could you start missing 3 pointers so badly that they make grown men cry?"
    Last edited by heinz57; Thu Feb 10th, 2011 at 02:04 PM.

  3. #3
    Raptors Republic Superstar TheGloveinRapsUniform's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Markham, Ontario
    Posts
    2,851
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote heinz57 wrote: View Post
    I imagine Triano sitting with Bayless in the locker room being like "Listen Jerryd.. we really like your game here.. and we see alot of potential, and the future for you is very bright... as long as you become THAT guy.... Leandro, come over here man! Where do you get your hair cut, Leandro?... so, Jerryd, start going to that barber... and how good can you pull off the brazilian accent? How much do you make per year? I'm sure you could work some plastic surgery in there somehow. and could you start missing 3 pointers so badly that they make grown men cry?"
    hahaha in a nutshell

  4. #4
    Super Moderator MangoKid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Scarborough
    Posts
    3,119
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Demar - Richard Jefferson
    Bargs - Better scoring Mehmet Okur
    Amir - Jermaine O'Neal without the offence.
    E. Davis - PJ Brown. He won't be a star, but he'll be very solid.
    Bayless - Monta Ellis..more of a 2 than a 1. Quick combo guard with scorer's mentality
    Calderon - I like the Mark Price comparison. I think he isn't as good of a shooter as Price though.

  5. #5
    Super Moderator Joey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    7,438
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote MangoKid wrote: View Post
    Demar - Richard Jefferson
    Bargs - Better scoring Mehmet Okur
    Amir - Jermaine O'Neal without the offence.
    E. Davis - PJ Brown. He won't be a star, but he'll be very solid.
    Bayless - Monta Ellis..more of a 2 than a 1. Quick combo guard with scorer's mentality
    Calderon - I like the Mark Price comparison. I think he isn't as good of a shooter as Price though.
    Calderon - John Stockton.

  6. #6
    Raptors Republic Superstar TheGloveinRapsUniform's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Markham, Ontario
    Posts
    2,851
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Calderon - John Stockton.
    if thats the case then
    Amir - K. malone.

    hehe

  7. #7
    Raptors Republic Veteran ceez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    6,702
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I'm going to get flamed for that post, I can feel it.

  8. #8
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    2,183
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    I'm going to get flamed for that post, I can feel it.
    You can tell he thinks that he is Kobe, but no one can develop into Kobe. Kobe is Kobe, he has been since age 17/18, so was MJ, etc.

    Demar will be Demar, Kobe-lite maybe.

  9. #9
    Raptors Republic Superstar heinz57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    in a van down by the river
    Posts
    2,798
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    I'm going to get flamed for that post, I can feel it.
    as long as you know.. and knowing is half the battle.

  10. #10
    Raptors Republic Starter jeff_hostetler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Demar as Ray Allen? What in the name of Jesus Shuttlesworth??

    You know what I call Ray Allen? A deep shooting virtuoso. Also, the dude can defend. Demar is more akin to someone else.

    That's all i've got on that. I don't know who, but a 2-guard who's game is based on slashing and shooting the mid-range.

    You're welcome for my awesome contribution.

  11. #11
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    240
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Calderon - John Stockton.
    That was basketball blasphemy

  12. #12
    Raptors Republic Veteran ceez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    6,702
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I dunno the way demar has been finishing and attacking the bucket lately Id say in a few years he might be the next Kobe. Hyperbole, maybe a little, but dude has made really significant strides this year. If he can up his D and extend his range he has the potential to be the best player this franchise has ever had.

  13. #13
    Raptors Republic Superstar TheGloveinRapsUniform's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Markham, Ontario
    Posts
    2,851
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    I dunno the way demar has been finishing and attacking the bucket lately Id say in a few years he might be the next Kobe. Hyperbole, maybe a little, but dude has made really significant strides this year. If he can up his D and extend his range he has the potential to be the best player this franchise has ever had.
    who knows! it might happen....
    demar has almost identical numbers now as to kobe's second year in the league.
    but if you go by age, kobe was already averaging 22/4/6 and almost 2 stls when he turned 21 but he entered the league at 18 so he already had 3 years NBA experience.
    i dont think anybody really envisioned kobe to be as good as he is now, specially without US college experience....well i guess except for Jerry West.

  14. #14
    Raptors Republic Starter jeff_hostetler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    If by king you mean like the king in chess: slow and weak, totally incapable of defending itself, and yet for some reason the centrepiece of your team, requiring - if necessary - the sacrifice of all other pieces so as to ensure it's survival, then yeah, for sure. Bargs is King.

    Also, if basketball were like chess, Derozan would be a Bishop: an excellent slasher and deadly if given space, capable of getting from end to end extremely quickly, though pretty one dimensional and marginal as a defensive piece. If given the extra dimension, it would become a Queen.

  15. #15
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    2,183
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote jeff_hostetler wrote: View Post
    If by king you mean like the king in chess: slow and weak, totally incapable of defending itself, and yet for some reason the centrepiece of your team, requiring - if necessary - the sacrifice of all other pieces so as to ensure it's survival, then yeah, for sure. Bargs is King.

    Also, if basketball were like chess, Derozan would be a Bishop: an excellent slasher and deadly if given space, capable of getting from end to end extremely quickly, though pretty one dimensional and marginal as a defensive piece. If given the extra dimension, it would become a Queen.
    Yo son you just called Demar a Queen!

    King Bargs!

    Barbo the Knight!

    Ed Davis "The Rook"

    JT- the battycrease!

  16. #16
    Raptors Republic Superstar TheGloveinRapsUniform's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Markham, Ontario
    Posts
    2,851
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote jeff_hostetler wrote: View Post
    If by king you mean like the king in chess: slow and weak, totally incapable of defending itself, and yet for some reason the centrepiece of your team, requiring - if necessary - the sacrifice of all other pieces so as to ensure it's survival, then yeah, for sure. Bargs is King.

    Also, if basketball were like chess, Derozan would be a Bishop: an excellent slasher and deadly if given space, capable of getting from end to end extremely quickly, though pretty one dimensional and marginal as a defensive piece. If given the extra dimension, it would become a Queen.
    all i can say is wow.

  17. #17
    Raptors Republic Starter jeff_hostetler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I would be honoured.

  18. #18
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    2,183
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote jeff_hostetler wrote: View Post
    I would be honoured.
    Done!

  19. #19
    Raptors Republic Superstar heinz57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    in a van down by the river
    Posts
    2,798
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    without a king, a bishop is just a kooky witchdoctor and a queen is just a ho.

  20. #20
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    2,183
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    "Barbosa is a bunch of pawns"

    Jeff, do you mind if I put that in my RR signature?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •