Let me start this thread by saying I hate Rod Black. Hate the way he talks, hates the words that come out of his mouth, hate his face, hate his hair, just hate him.
At halftime last night, Rod described the Raptors effort as "Pathetic".
For once...I couldnt believe it..I agreed.
They then showed a clip of Landry Fields casually blowing by Demar for a nice dunk.
I endured this whole game. It was brutal.
For all those that might say our defensive liabilities lay on one player's shoulders, I say this- this problem is universal, not planetary.
The Raptors, all of them, were terrible on D last night. Ed Davis and Reg tried hard, as did DD in the 2nd half, but the game was over about 12 minutes in.
The purpose of my post is to point out our defensive issues our "macro", the entire system and the coaching staff deliviering it is flawed. We endured Triano-Iavoroni, and now Triano-PJ.
Lets all acknowledge for once and for all, that AB is not our sole defensive issue, it is the whole concept of D the Raptors try to employ.
PS- where are all the "Raptors are better without AB" posts today? Havent noticed many....funny how ppl take one game as the litmus test for a team..