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    Could anyone have predicted that James would have such a positive impact? When we signed him I was skeptical, I thought he was giving the usual lip service of "I'm a changed man" and blah blah blah. But so far this season he's playing within his capabilities both defensively and offensively. I believe his greatest value will come to fruition in the playoffs.


    He's on an amazing contract 2.5mil for 2 years, Masai has done it once again.
    Everything this man touches turns to gold
    Bring back the physical game and send the softies home.

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    Quote MACK11 wrote: View Post
    Could anyone have predicted that James would have such a positive impact? When we signed him I was skeptical, I thought he was giving the usual lip service of "I'm a changed man" and blah blah blah. But so far this season he's playing within his capabilities both defensively and offensively. I believe his greatest value will come to fruition in the playoffs.


    He's on an amazing contract 2.5mil for 2 years, Masai has done it once again.
    Everything this man touches turns to gold
    Enjoy it while it lasts. Casey will bench him for Derozan when he comes back and in the playoffs.

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    Enjoy it while it lasts. Casey will bench him for Derozan when he comes back and in the playoffs.
    That's doesn't even make sense. JJ led the bench in minutes before he got injured
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    Quote Chr1s1anL wrote: View Post
    That's doesn't even make sense. JJ led the bench in minutes before he got injured
    This.
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    Quote Chr1s1anL wrote: View Post
    That's doesn't even make sense. JJ led the bench in minutes before he got injured
    Yeah, I have no idea what Raptors999 is talking about???

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    I'm personally not surprise what so ever. JJ is doing nothing out of his capabilities. Credit has to be given to Casey for being to built a system that takes advantage of his multiple skills cause in his 6 years in the league nobody has been able to bring the best out of him.
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    Quote raptors999 wrote: View Post
    Enjoy it while it lasts. Casey will bench him for Derozan when he comes back and in the playoffs.
    Say what? Have you been watching Raptors basketball this season?


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    Quote Dr. James Naismith wrote: View Post
    Say what? Have you been watching Raptors basketball this season?

    That's a thicker neck than Brian Urlacher....
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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    That's a thicker neck than Brian Urlacher....
    Is that even possible......

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    Could anyone have predicted that James would have such a positive impact? When we signed him I was skeptical, I thought he was giving the usual lip service of "I'm a changed man" and blah blah blah. But so far this season he's playing within his capabilities both defensively and offensively. I believe his greatest value will come to fruition in the playoffs.


    He's on an amazing contract 2.5mil for 2 years, Masai has done it once again.
    Everything this man touches turns to gold
    I knew we would get the James Johnson from Memphis, but I didn't know he'd be THIS GOOD now. Our team got him at the exact right time. He now is raising a toddler child of his own, grew up mentally and owned up to his mistakes like Lowry, and is coming to a team and coach that he's appreciative that allowed him to show-case himself in the past.

    Another plus is if you are James Johnson and compare the 2011 past as you walked through the doors of the ACC on July 18th, you'd immediately feel the difference. James Johnson in 2012 was not mature, but the Raptors environment that JJ saw was absolute disarray that added to his problems. Imagine being in a locker room and seeing Demar working his ass off for only 4 million dollars/year and then seeing a lazy-ass Bargnani getting an $11 Million dollar/year cheque with no locker-room leader. That itself is a disaster in the locker-room chain of command and that allows player to let their attitudes boil out. With this 2014 James Johnson, he knows Demar is getting the proper treatment, and he knows and already respects Lowry as THE Captain. Add in Masai as boss, and Casey with positive references too, then you get a happy family.

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    As long as he stays in his lane its going to be all good. His value could raise and be part of a package that nets us a major impact talent. As for now I'm happy to have him on our team.

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    Love him but he still gambles a lot on the perimeter which leads to a lot of unnecessary fouls.

    His offense has been a huge surprise, under control on his drives.
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    Its crazy because our 5 man bench unit of Vasquez, Lou, JJ, 2Pat, Hayes could take some teams starters, like Lakers and Philly.

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    Our 2nd unit is a playoff team in the east.

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    One thing I 'll say about that dunk...JJ took on one of the nastier rim protectors in the league and in-your-faced him. Both knew what was coming and JJ won that one.

    Aside, I cant choose which one was better....the Ross on Faried one or this. Both were "ooh aah".

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    "Cocked that joint BACK and banged on him" Missing a word. Haha
    "That was Nasty right? Cocked that Joint back and banged on 'em." -James Johnson

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    Ok i knw he's a black belt. But i didn't know he's a pro fighter? undefeated too. Holy shit. Drummond owes Vasquez dinner for saving his life last night lol.

    http://grantland.com/the-triangle/th...-into-the-nba/

    He’s a second-degree black belt himself. His first MMA bout came at the age of 18. Johnson was declared the winner after 97 seconds. He’s fought a total of seven MMA matches and is undefeated. He’s 20-0 in all his kickboxing matches.
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    Quote of the year, right here... Turn on the audio. I think I looped this 100 times already:



    "Tha' was nasty, Rite? I cockt tha' joint back banged ohr'um"

    Also, Billy Idol-esque sneer.
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    I love JJ, great bench player to have.
    The name's Bond, James Bond.

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