[QUOTE=Hotshot;93161]Well its best not to have a knee jerk reaction in the end. Otherwise its going to be like Bargnani "oh he ain't no the next Dirk! at best he is a less athletic version of Rashard Lewis! we been had!!"
You mean like when you and the rest of the so called Raptor's fans booed Jonas on draft night? You mean that kind of knee jerk reaction?
Why can't you be happy that he is enjoying this success against other 19 year olds? These are supposedly the best 19 year old prospects in the world and he is eating their lunch. Why should we not be excited to see a future Raptor playing well against the best of the best from each country?
I think Raptors fans can take heart from JV's hustle and enthusiasm in this tournament. He has some athletic ability and good length and is going to get stronger and hopefully develop his skills, but above all else he brings it on the court through his effort and hard work which hopefully translates into success in the NBA down the road.
Had Jonas played horrible it would have been the end of the world in here but because he played well the board is split between elation and skepticism.
I agree with all the other "hype buyers". Our team blows and there is a long road ahead before the Raptors are any good and he is hopefully a glimpse of the future. Now time for some stats.
2008 U16 FIBA World Championship tournament MVP (14.3ppg - 11.1rpg - 2.3bpg)
2010 U18 FIBA World Championship tournament MVP (19.4ppg - 13.4rpg - 2.7bpg)
Would be surprised if he is not U19 MVP, currently averaging: 21.4ppg - 14.9rpg - 3.7bpg
The 2007 U17 tournament didn't exist so he is going for his 3rd straight tournament MVP. Against his own age group he tears his competition apart. Also his domination is increasing over time, every stat has increased over the previous tournaments stat. But he isn't playing against men, so he are the stats of when does.
Raw stats: -- 33gms - 21mpg - 11.5ppg - 7.3rpg - 1.8bpg
Per 36 stats: 33gms - 36mpg - 19.7ppg - 12.5rpg - 3.1bpg
Raw stats: -- 15gms - 15mpg - 7.7ppg - 5.8rpg - 0.7bpg
Per 36 stats: 15gms - 36mpg - 17.9ppg - 13.5rpg - 1.6bpg
Those are his numbers playing against real men and the EuroLeague stats are him playing against the best teams and players in europe. He is just 19 and everywhere he goes he just kicks ass, and so we hear he has all the passion in the world. I think he will do great in the men's tournament in August. If anything lets add more hype! And if nobody else cares then hopefully at least Tom Liston will appreciate looking at these beautiful numbers.
Last edited by mcHAPPY; Sun Jul 10th, 2011 at 10:27 AM. Reason: uncalled for
It shows that he is capable to adjusting and growing his game too accomodate stronger competition.
Thats what it shows me, anyway.
Given Solid coaching and proper training, the sky is the limit for this kid.
Whether or not he gets there is yet to be seen. But for now, we can dream.
Last edited by Joey; Fri Jul 8th, 2011 at 10:47 PM.
Him doing well certainly can't work against him. Obviously nothing is a sure thing. Especially in the NBA. But as fans, we are allowed to believe, and hope, and anticipate that one of ours can be great.
You guys telling us not to, are simply the same people that said "Don't get excited about the moon landing. They still might blow up in mid-air."
Last edited by Joey; Fri Jul 8th, 2011 at 10:57 PM.
I never liked the word "us" I am just a fan like you, I am not part of the organisation because I don't work for the Raptors and I don't have a say in what they do therefore "us" does not apply.
Last edited by mcHAPPY; Sun Jul 10th, 2011 at 10:28 AM.
We should all celebrate that we drafted a rookie who plays in the euro league so that we can have some basketball to watch in the coming year.
Last edited by MyMomLovesMe; Sun Jul 10th, 2011 at 11:51 AM.
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