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    Will Casey get bananna to play some defense this season? doubtful. Bench him until he learns to run back and play defense.

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    Quote Hassan wrote: View Post
    if bargnani plays defense and gets at least 7 rebounds a game i see no reason why he cant be as good as dirk. bargnani's offensive game is amazing if he could be at least and average defender i would be happy. toronto becomes a playoff team if bargs learns to play d
    And if I grow 3 or 4 inches, become more athletic, have a lot better skills and suddenly make myself 20 years younger, then I will be the future at PG for the Raptors. Unfortunately, I think your scenario has only slightly more chance of happening than mine.

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    Quote Tim W. wrote: View Post
    And if I grow 3 or 4 inches, become more athletic, have a lot better skills and suddenly make myself 20 years younger, then I will be the future at PG for the Raptors. Unfortunately, I think your scenario has only slightly more chance of happening than mine.

    Five years. Five years.

    haha...yeah, true. of course, he also left out '...and becomes a much more efficient offensive player, and grows a heart, i see no reason why he cant be as good as dirk.'

    so, let's recap...sam mitchell (supposedly a defensive-minded & hard-nosed coach) couldn't get the *team* to play D...fired. triano replaces, and promptly also fails to get the *team* to play D, but hey, he didn't have a training camp. marc iavoroni hired (supposedly a defensive-minded coach) to shore up the D...still can't get the *team* to play D. MI fired, triano retained, bosh/hedo leave...PJ (supposedly a defensive-minded coach) is hired to shore up the D. still can't get the *team* to play D. triano takes the fall, PJ is MIA (and likely out)...casey (supposedly a defensive-minded & hard-nosed coach) is hired to shore up the D. will it have an effect on the *team*? or will he (or his lead defensive assistant) become the next fall-guy for a certain someone? so exciting, i'm waiting in breathless anticipation for the next round of excuses...i think 'he's playing out of position' is next in the cue...
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    Wishing Dwane Casey all the best as new coach of the Raptors..or soon to be named new head coach of the Raps.
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    I am undecided at this point. I think it could be a move in the right direction, however what I heard about his tenure in Minny was that his offensive creativity and rotations were pretty bad. I can't see that as being a good thing. I don't want Derozan who has the most potential to be our best go to guy on offense relapse because of Casey's play calling.

    I was on the side of keeping Jay so I'm going to have to reserve judgement until I see a few games being played.

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    Quote planetmars wrote: View Post
    I am undecided at this point. I think it could be a move in the right direction, however what I heard about his tenure in Minny was that his offensive creativity and rotations were pretty bad. I can't see that as being a good thing. I don't want Derozan who has the most potential to be our best go to guy on offense relapse because of Casey's play calling.

    I was on the side of keeping Jay so I'm going to have to reserve judgement until I see a few games being played.
    that's fair...not sure what kind of talent he had at his disposal in minny (offensively), but from all accounts, they at least got after it defensively. FWIW - the wolves were 20-20 when he was fired, and they finished at 12-30. that says something.
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    Quote yertu damkule wrote: View Post
    that's fair...not sure what kind of talent he had at his disposal in minny (offensively), but from all accounts, they at least got after it defensively. FWIW - the wolves were 20-20 when he was fired, and they finished at 12-30. that says something.
    And went from playing decent D (with jack on the roster as bigs after Garnett), to playing terrible D after Casey was fired. That says a whole ton to me.

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    Press conference is at 1pm today:

    From Eric Smith twitter...

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    #Raptors new head coach will be introduced at 1pm press conference

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    Quote yertu damkule wrote: View Post
    that's fair...not sure what kind of talent he had at his disposal in minny (offensively), but from all accounts, they at least got after it defensively. FWIW - the wolves were 20-20 when he was fired, and they finished at 12-30. that says something.
    Talent at disposal (from basketball-reference.com):

    30 Mark Blount C 7-0 230 November 30, 1975 6 University of Pittsburgh
    31 Ricky Davis G 6-6 195 September 23, 1979 8 University of Iowa
    4 Randy Foye G 6-4 210 September 24, 1983 R Villanova University
    21 Kevin Garnett F 6-11 220 May 19, 1976 11
    41 Eddie Griffin F 6-10 220 May 30, 1982 4 Seton Hall University
    23 Trenton Hassell G 6-5 200 March 4, 1979 5 Austin Peay State University
    16 Troy Hudson G 6-1 170 March 13, 1976 9 Southern Illinois University
    13 Mike James G 6-2 188 June 23, 1975 5 Duquesne University
    55 Marko Jaric G 6-7 198 October 12, 1978 4
    35 Mark Madsen F 6-9 240 January 28, 1976 6 Stanford University
    1 Rashad McCants G 6-4 207 September 25, 1984 1 University of North Carolina
    9 Justin Reed F 6-8 240 January 16, 1982 2 University of Mississippi
    5 Craig Smith F 6-7 250 November 10, 1983 R Boston College
    6 Bracey Wright G 6-3 210 July 1, 1984 1 Indiana University

    Outside KG, that truly is an awful roster considering Hudson's career was over due to injuries, Foye was a rookie, Ricky Davis is one of the most selfish players to ever play, and Mike James was just given his ridiculous contract at 30 years of age after his 1 on 5 year in Toronto.

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    Everyone Is Making It SeemLike Triano Never Had A Good Team Around Him..Excuses Excuses...The Bucks Made The Playoffs Last Year And Who Do They Really Have...An Injured Bogut..The Only Thing Triano Did Is Make Us Miss The Playoffs 3 Years In A Row.Oh Yea And Be Friendly With The Players"Hey Bargnani Can You Try And Grab Some Rebounds For US bUT iF yOU cANT iTS oK..Just Try"

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    Quote yertu damkule wrote: View Post
    haha...yeah, true. of course, he also left out '...and becomes a much more efficient offensive player, and grows a heart, i see no reason why he cant be as good as dirk.'

    so, let's recap...sam mitchell (supposedly a defensive-minded & hard-nosed coach) couldn't get the *team* to play D...fired. triano replaces, and promptly also fails to get the *team* to play D, but hey, he didn't have a training camp. marc iavoroni hired (supposedly a defensive-minded coach) to shore up the D...still can't get the *team* to play D. MI fired, triano retained, bosh/hedo leave...PJ (supposedly a defensive-minded coach) is hired to shore up the D. still can't get the *team* to play D. triano takes the fall, PJ is MIA (and likely out)...casey (supposedly a defensive-minded & hard-nosed coach) is hired to shore up the D. will it have an effect on the *team*? or will he (or his lead defensive assistant) become the next fall-guy for a certain someone? so exciting, i'm waiting in breathless anticipation for the next round of excuses...i think 'he's playing out of position' is next in the cue...
    actually under sam mitchell the team played good defense, it wasnt until we fired sam mitchell that us defense became the worst in the league.

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    Quote SuperRaptor wrote: View Post
    actually under sam mitchell the team played good defense, it wasnt until we fired sam mitchell that us defense became the worst in the league.
    Under SMitch, the team was decent on D, not good. They had vets like Garbo and AP that led by example, but the drop-off after that was sizable. The last good defensive Raps squad was led by Oakley, AD and (probably my favorite Raps defender of all time) Doug Christie. Since then, there have been consecutive years amongst the bottom 8 defensive teams in the league. If Casey can get us to be a bottom 15 defensive team as opposed to a bottom 2 team, it will represent a marked improvement. With DD and JJ on the wings and Ed in the paint, we have the foundation for a decent defensive squad. All three will have to take Casey's advice to heart and work their tail off, but I have hope for this squad.

    If BC can trade Bargnani for a serviceable veteran big and a late pick, that would be delicious. That would change our defensive outlook immeasurably. Bargnani has the body of a lion and the heart of a mouse. Nothing can change that.

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    Quote D-Money wrote: View Post
    Everyone Is Making It SeemLike Triano Never Had A Good Team Around Him..Excuses Excuses...The Bucks Made The Playoffs Last Year And Who Do They Really Have...An Injured Bogut..The Only Thing Triano Did Is Make Us Miss The Playoffs 3 Years In A Row.Oh Yea And Be Friendly With The Players"Hey Bargnani Can You Try And Grab Some Rebounds For US bUT iF yOU cANT iTS oK..Just Try"
    Milwaukee had a lot more talent than people gave them credit for, but more important is that they had the RIGHT talent. Case in point, when they made trades to bring in MORE talent, it screwed up the chemistry and they didn't make the playoffs. Triano was given a team that could not ever be even average defensively, and that's quite the handicap.

    And Bogut was healthy for the majority of that year.
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    Quote SuperRaptor wrote: View Post
    actually under sam mitchell the team played good defense, it wasnt until we fired sam mitchell that us defense became the worst in the league.
    The first two seasons under Mitchell, the Raptors were right near the bottom defensively. It was only when good defensive players were brought in that the defense improved. Then the good defensive players either left or simply got old (Anthony Parker). Triano certainly should be partly blamed, but Mitchell didn't do much better his first two years. People seem to constantly forget that.
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    Dwane Casey is a boss, hes gonna work Bargs so hard hes gonna fly back to italy

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    Quote from his press conference: "If players aren't playing hard on the defensive end, they are going to be sitting next to me on the bench and we are going to find out why."

    He's also been mentioning Demar alot and his worth ethic (works with him in the summer), also said that everyone should work to emulate Demar's work ethic, havent heard Ed Davis come up yet
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    Lol

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    Quote rapsfan2011 wrote: View Post
    Will Casey get bananna to play some defense this season? doubtful. Bench him until he learns to run back and play defense.
    then he's going to be benched for the next five years.
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    At the news conf: This is the first time that I have heard the HC of the Raptors say everything that I ever felt a coach should emphasize. The guy seems to have a "presence" and the team is going to feel it.

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    Bargnani's name was mentioned often during that presser, either Toronto is blowing smoke around the league that he is par tof teh future...or the front office and new coach really think the guy can be all right.

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