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    Raptors Republic Starter omgsomuchpotential's Avatar
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    Quote RaptorsFan4Life wrote: View Post
    BTW Most people here are completely ignoring the fact he's only 19 (younger than Jonas).
    Your posts seem to be very pro-Bismack/anti-Jonas and not really looking at this objectively. Jonas is just 3 months older than Bismack, they practically of identical age.

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    If Jonas can become a 10/10 guy, I guess I will be happy. I just don't think he'll ever be as good as Bismack defensively because he just doesn't have the athleticism.
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    IMO he has more upside than Jonas as well.
    Considering all of these are just speculations, you're very convinced on Bismack's advantage although they didn't even have a chance to meet on the court face-to-face yet.

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    Does anyone remember the pre-draft workout video released of Biyombo? He'd miss jump hook after jump hook. It was a great instructional video on how to strip paint off rims. Biyombo's got as much offensive skill as Reggie Evans. He just scores a few more baskets because he can dunk.
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    Quote RaptorsFan4Life wrote: View Post
    People that were more informed and intelligent than us were also saying Bismack was one of the rarest athletes to come along in many many years. The reason he fell was because he was considered "raw". He still is but he's progressing really well, he just needs to work on his offense.

    BTW Most people here are completely ignoring the fact he's only 19 (younger than Jonas).IMO he has more upside than Jonas as well.

    If Jonas can become a 10/10 guy, I guess I will be happy. I just don't think he'll ever be as good as Bismack defensively because he just doesn't have the athleticism.
    Athletes don't necessarily make great basketball players. Check the D-League for numerous examples. Athleticism is great but you can be great on defense without it. Tim Duncan is still one of the best post defenders despite his athleticism deteriorating. Athleticism is great for highlight reel blocks but playing the angles and positioning is much more important, in my opinion.

    I think it should be mentioned that JV is still just 19. He'll be 20 in May. Biyombo will be 20 in August.

    I appreciate your opinion but the high opinion of JV around here is certainly warranted based on his play, accolades, and press.

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    Lietuvos Rytas 65:72 Spartak

    Pretty terrible game today for Rytas, they have managed to lose second half by 21 and waste all the advantage made in first half. Coach Dzikic also made some stupid decisions as I watched the game. I know he's a mate of Casey's, but I'd really like them to get a new coach.

    The game wasn't an exception for Valančiū