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Thread: Call me crazy, but now that Casey is on board, could JuJu be back in our plans?

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    Default Call me crazy, but now that Casey is on board, could JuJu be back in our plans?

    To me, Julian Wright is the kind of player Casey would probably like: hard-nosed defender, huge motor, good ball distributor, doesn't demand any shots. The kind of guy he can put in the game to replace someone who isn't giving the proper effort. I see Weems and Evans leaving for sure, but something tells me JuJu might get a second chance. Thoughts?

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    Wright is likely gone. I don't think he impressed head office with his attitude and James Johnson brings just about everything Wright does, but with more skills.
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    I can see where you're coming from with this, but if Triano is actually filling some management position right now JuJu is gone.

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    Our best one on one wing defender and will probably be gone because jay is a idiot with no concept of rotations or defense. For someone who desperately wants a defensive team even if offense is sacrificed I would hate to let this guy go but politics always wins

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    Quote LeeZ wrote: View Post
    To me, Julian Wright is the kind of player Casey would probably like: hard-nosed defender, huge motor, good ball distributor, doesn't demand any shots. The kind of guy he can put in the game to replace someone who isn't giving the proper effort. I see Weems and Evans leaving for sure, but something tells me JuJu might get a second chance. Thoughts?
    You're crazy

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    Gone!! Bye bye.....!!!!

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    Yeah, you are crazy. Below average player who refused to come off the bench. Just how you want to begin, no ACCOUNTABILIY. He sat on the bench before he came here and he sat on the bench for a 22 win team. If he should be picked up by another team you will not be reading about him as the second coming of Rodman. Hello Tokyo... Enough on Julian Wright already.

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    The Raptors were a 22 win team. There are few players who should be brought back and JuJu isn't one of them.

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    Quote grindhouse wrote: View Post
    Our best one on one wing defender and will probably be gone because jay is a idiot with no concept of rotations or defense. For someone who desperately wants a defensive team even if offense is sacrificed I would hate to let this guy go but politics always wins
    Jay has nothing to do with Wright's future as a Raptor or NBA player. The kid was given different opportunities throughout his short career, he has started 40 games in the NBA. While he has shown decent 1 on 1 defense and an ability to pass the ball, he has not shown the ability to make an open shot or even knock down free throws at a decent clip for a perimeter player. While I think he has a good feel for the game I think his basketball IQ is low, and that, not Jay, is what is keeping him from being successful.

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    I can buy this. He could be our DeShawn Stevenson, except that Wright can't make a shot to save his life, and I'm thinking floor spacing and extending the defense is going to be top in Casey's plan.

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    Default Wright will be a UFA

    I think he gets a clean slate now but him coming back depends on what other options are available. He has a qualifying offer of nearly $4M so needless to say they're going to let him become a UFA (unrestricted free agent).

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    Deshawn Stevenson might be a good replacement. Yeah he has a drinking problem but he can ball. Casey might be an influence as well. I believe he is a f/a.

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    His qualifying offer is way too high. So unless the Raps make him a deal in free agency at a much lower number, I can't see him being back.

    Which is too bad. I can't believe the guy has been in the league for a few years and still hasn't developed any kind of a jump shot.

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    Quote Bendit wrote: View Post
    Deshawn Stevenson might be a good replacement. Yeah he has a drinking problem but he can ball. Casey might be an influence as well. I believe he is a f/a.
    He doesn't have a drinking problem. The drinking gives him a thinking problem.

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    Quote meductic wrote: View Post
    Yeah, you are crazy. Below average player who refused to come off the bench. Just how you want to begin, no ACCOUNTABILIY. He sat on the bench before he came here and he sat on the bench for a 22 win team. If he should be picked up by another team you will not be reading about him as the second coming of Rodman. Hello Tokyo... Enough on Julian Wright already.
    Wright refused to go into one game... that doesn't mean he'll always or has regularily done that.

    In reality I understand exactly where he is coming from. The guy wasn't given opportunities to play early, regardless of how badly the Raps needed defenders. Then he is given an opportunity to play, due to injuries, and he looked good out there. Then Triano returns to NOT playing Wright even though he had looked like the best SF the Raps had up to that point in time.

    Now you get to that specific game where the Raps are completely getting destroyed, no one is trying, no hustle and no defense... and Triano leaves Wright on the bench until the game is completely out of reach? How ridiculous is that.

    I think that day and Wrights actions said alot more about Triano and the organization than it said about Wright. I wish more players would have stood up and made a statement about what was really wrong with the organization and where the lack of accountability really began

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    Quote Arsenalist wrote: View Post
    I can buy this. He could be our DeShawn Stevenson, except that Wright can't make a shot to save his life, and I'm thinking floor spacing and extending the defense is going to be top in Casey's plan.
    Well, that's the thing. Shawn Marion's jumper is the Mona Lisa compared to Wright's. There's no way he'll ever be a solid rotation player in this league until he fixes it. And when I say fix it, I mean COMPLETELY scraps it and builds an entirely new jumper from scratch. If he doesn't take this summer to go train with a shooting coach, then he's an absolute fool. But in small does, say, 12 minutes a game, he serves a useful purpose on any team, with or without a jumper.

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    Quote GarbageTime wrote: View Post
    Wright refused to go into one game... that doesn't mean he'll always or has regularily done that.

    In reality I understand exactly where he is coming from. The guy wasn't given opportunities to play early, regardless of how badly the Raps needed defenders. Then he is given an opportunity to play, due to injuries, and he looked good out there. Then Triano returns to NOT playing Wright even though he had looked like the best SF the Raps had up to that point in time.
    Now you get to that specific game where the Raps are completely getting destroyed, no one is trying, no hustle and no defense... and Triano leaves Wright on the bench until the game is completely out of reach? How ridiculous is that.

    I think that day and Wrights actions said alot more about Triano and the organization than it said about Wright. I wish more players would have stood up and made a statement about what was really wrong with the organization and where the lack of accountability really began
    ...and how much was he getting paid? Is he or is he not a professional? Do you think a 22 win team has the luxury of having role players dictate their playing time. In my view this was inexcusable, no matter who the coach is. Casey will not always be popular with his players... no coach is. Allowing this guy to return is setting the team up for a repeat of the Detroit situation. For the reasons listed above about his short comings it is time to move on..

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    U guys realize that julian shots a better % than james johnson

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    JuJu, still can be an integral part of this team, he's athletic, long, smart, and a good passer. And he's not a liability on offense, the dude is only 23 and still has room to grow.
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    Quote grindhouse wrote: View Post
    U guys realize that julian shots a better % than james johnson
    That's not good gauge for a guy who got most of his points through putting in junk around the rim. I don't want either of those guys getting many looks.

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