Last edited by rocwell; Mon Mar 3rd, 2014 at 03:14 PM.
You earn your minutes plain and simple. Ross and JV are in the same situation. Ross takes advantage of his minutes JV doesn't. If his not playing than that means he should be in the gym every night.
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lets trade JV for Drummond.
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Wow, maybe that chance does exist haha!
But wow, anyone(including myself) who says that developing into a strong center in this league takes years should look at Drummond. Wow, what a monster he is, and he is only 20 years old.
I think regardless of position, some players simply just take longer to develop than others.
We already have a great example of this on our roster in DeMar, when he was first drafted who knew that he would become the player that he is now?
All we can do is see what JV makes of his NBA opportunity.
Of course. Im just admiring how spectacular Drummond's growth has been in one year.
Im a believer in JV. Have been since we drafted him, and I think that like Derozan, the potential is there. With time, effort, and sincere passion, I think that JV will become a star one day.
Guys like Abdul Jabbar and Hakeem the dream had long, healthy, incredible careers not just because they were tall and dominant, but because they their free throw shooting, post moves, and overall maintenance of a healthy, game ready state.
JV has that potential to do the same. Im happy he's here in Toronto, and like many other things in life, I think patience will be key in order to reap the most bountiful of rewards. He's definitely got special talent, and I hope that he finds out how to use it on court and make the Raptors into playoff contenders.
Thanks for opening my eyes to see the greater picture.
Here's a thought I had:
The biggest thing working against present Jonas is the same thing that will make him great in a few years: he really, really wants to be good.
I feel like he's overthinking everything because he isn't necessarily comfortable yet. His mind looks like it's racing on the court, trying to determine what the best play is. I think this is helping him learn the game, but is hurting his performance.
Good athletes are able to calm down and play in "the zone". It's a type of focus that helps slow down everything going on around you, a type of serenity.
I think Jonas' effort right now will pay off later and make him better once he finally calms down, since he'll have really figured out the NBA game, thought through everything, and hopefully play with a purpose every possession.
Last edited by stooley; Fri Mar 7th, 2014 at 08:09 AM.
Now he has an even better understanding of the "NBA style" of play and is more familiar with the players, so knows more about what he should do but it hasn't been internalized yet. He is halfway though the transformation from unconscious incompetent to conscious competent. That is, he is now at the conscious incompetent stage, so is, as you say, thinking about what the correct move is and it is bogging him down. Next year a lot of the things he has to think about (which way does this guy turn after the second fake left) will be internalized and he will just be reacting automatically. At least we can hope so.
You can really tell that the weight has affected JV's mobility this year. Look how lively he was in the video compared to now
Bring back the physical game and send the softies home.
I can't see Terrence gaining much more weight to be honest.
JV really needs to play bigger and go up strong literally every time no silly tips when you can literally grab and dunk. COME ON JV! this at least means he'll go to the ft line more often Butch Carter really exposed him a month ago on his game.
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