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    JJ and Kleiza are pretty close offensively with a bit of an edge to Kleiza's range and FT shooting. Kleiza has also played over twice as many games and this year we never saw an upswing in his game like we did with JJ. Defensively it's a mismatch in JJ's favor.
    I'd start JJ and be happy with it unless they need more than 10-12 pts from the three.

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    The improvement on his shooting is so impressive that [JJ] is probably our 2nd best mid range shooter after Demar.
    Yikes. I would much rather have Bargnani, Calderon, Bayless, DeRozan, Kleiza, and Forbes (maybe even Amir) shooting mid-range jumpers instead of JJ.

    Yes, JJ's jumper has improved. But he's still a putrid shooter.
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    I can see JJ being our starting SF ... but in that scenario, our starting SG is not named Demar Derozan.
    That wing pairing needs an upgrade - in 1, if not both, spots.

    Pairing JJ with Bradley Beal would be a good balance - adding Beal's outside shooting.
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    He's improved but he's still a meathead who mixes in some solid stat lines with some insanely erratic play. His late season benching does not bode well for his maturity and he looks like he could gain 15 lbs of fat at any moment. He is what he is I suppose: A stat stuffer on a bad team. I'd not shed a tear to see him leave because he is just a placeholder until we get a legit 3 man. I'd love him off the bench but I could say that about 4 other starters from the 11-12 lineup.

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    For what they paid to get him it was well worth the price. Consistency is something that might come with time.

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    Calderon's numbers are very good whether it is FG%, 3P% or FT%. way better than our current options. The trouble is he doesn't take enough shots.

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    Default The truth!

    JOHNSON OVER BENCHING

    A verbal altercation with Casey on the bench during a game led to a de facto two-game suspension for James Johnson but the mercurial forward is over it.

    We talked and that was that, Johnson said. I learned my lesson and I took my consequences like a man and you can only respect that.

    The incident a mild disagreement during a win over Charlotte on April 3 led to Johnson sitting out two games but the team did not suspend him, which would have taken money out of his pocket.

    It was quickly brushed aside by both Casey and Johnson, one of those incidents that pop up during a season.

    Johnson knows he has a tendency to press the issue every now and then but isnt going to change too much.

    I think what I can do might seem a little too much now and again to everybody else, he said. But I know I can do it and I work on my game. Its just putting those pieces together. Sometimes, yes, you do too much, might over-dribble a little bit, but its basketball and if you feel you can take your man and it might take a few more dribbles, then do that.

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    Not important anymore, really.

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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    Not important anymore, really.
    No, but it certainly gives closure to anyone who was wondering.

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    I guess.

    I find it pecuilar that it was torn between Derozan and Johnson on who we were going to draft and now we have both and they've both been nothing to glote over. Not even together.
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    James Johnson, Raptors’ lock-down defender, has added a move to his offensive arsenal that is making him a pretty big threat at the other end of the court.

    It’s the Euro step, first popularized in the NBA by San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili and since copied by the likes of Dwyane Wade, Rajon Rondo and John Wall.

    In short, it’s an offensive manoeuvre in which the player changes direction after picking up his dribble while driving to the basket. After picking up his dribble, the player steps in one direction and then steps in another direction to evade defenders and often avoid a charge call.

    Johnson’s Euro step, however, is different from the others.

    “His core is so strong so he can do it at a speed that other players can’t,” Raptors coach Jama Mahlalela said. “Most players, it’s a fast motion. Bang-bang and faster. He’s strong enough that he can go and stop and then come back and still get control. All the drills we do are to enhance that getting in control. It is the perfect move for him.”

    Johnson worked on it over the summer and has been doing a lot of work, much of it with a medicine ball at nights when he comes back to the gym with Mahlalela.

    “Medicine-ball heavy work allows him to control the ball up top (above his shoulders), get through contact and then finish it,” Mahlalela said. “The biggest thing with James is finishing at the rim. He can get to the rim every single time.”

    Next up for Johnson according to Mahlalea: Mastering the corner threes.

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    Quote mcHAPPY wrote: View Post
    Corner threes would be fantastic
    If he gets the corner 3, we're paying him 10 mill in 2016
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    Quote mcHAPPY wrote: View Post
    Corner threes would be fantastic
    i can't help but grin at the idea of James Johnson shooting 35-40% from corner threes

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    Quote MixxAOR wrote: View Post
    i can't help but grin at the idea of James Johnson shooting 35-40% from corner threes
    If he does there's no reason he shouldn't start

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    If he becomes a perimeter three point shooter it would be a detriment. As it is he penetrates, posts and passes in the interior. 3-D would make him less valuable especially since Toronto has 2Pats. A better shot would be great but a high fg% is better.

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    Quote raptors999 wrote: View Post
    If he becomes a perimeter three point shooter it would be a detriment. As it is he penetrates, posts and passes in the interior. 3-D would make him less valuable especially since Toronto has 2Pats. A better shot would be great but a high fg% is better.
    I think you have misunderstood the whole concept of thinking outside the box, considering your recent posts across this and other threads.

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    Quote raptors999 wrote: View Post
    If he becomes a perimeter three point shooter it would be a detriment. As it is he penetrates, posts and passes in the interior. 3-D would make him less valuable especially since Toronto has 2Pats. A better shot would be great but a high fg% is better.
    What.

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    Quote DanH wrote: View Post
    What.
    Exactly!

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    The number of Eurosteps JJ does is actually ridiculous, he must do it at least 3-4 times in the halfcourt and shoot like 60% on them. So weird considering it's a really hard move and he's never been a great offensive player.

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