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    Rudy Gay and Quincy Miller are, in my opinion, the type of player you referred to as being able to create their own shot of which you felt teams needed at least 2 of.

    I would not want DeMar playing at the SF unless it was a favourable matchup. Looking around the league most SF's are 6'7/6'8 and 225-240 - there are exceptions but that appears to be the norm.
    Agreed, I don't think DeMar at SF is a good idea from a defensive perspective. I find that DeMar has enough trouble as it is checking guys his own size. Things will only get worse when you match him up against bigger, stronger players, who also have legitimate post-up games.
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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Rudy Gay and Quincy Miller are, in my opinion, the type of player you referred to as being able to create their own shot of which you felt teams needed at least 2 of.

    I would not want DeMar playing at the SF unless it was a favourable matchup. Looking around the league most SF's are 6'7/6'8 and 225-240 - there are exceptions but that appears to be the norm.
    I'm in agreement that Gay and Miller can create for themselves and have the ability to create for others, but I'd rather go with Miller over Gay. Rudy is a bit of a black hole when he receives the ball and I don't think he fits well into the "move the ball on offense" concept which Casey is trying to instill with the team.

    I realize that DD would be giving up size at the SF position, but he's a growing boy and if Iggy can man the spot then I don't see why DD can't use his superior athletecism against slower SF's as well. Not sold on that idea by any means, but I was just trying to think of ways to possibly keep DD in a Rap's uniform.

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    Quote Mediumcore wrote: View Post
    I'm in agreement that Gay and Miller can create for themselves and have the ability to create for others, but I'd rather go with Miller over Gay. Rudy is a bit of a black hole when he receives the ball and I don't think he fits well into the "move the ball on offense" concept which Casey is trying to instill with the team.

    I realize that DD would be giving up size at the SF position, but he's a growing boy and if Iggy can man the spot then I don't see why DD can't use his superior athletecism against slower SF's as well. Not sold on that idea by any means, but I was just trying to think of ways to possibly keep DD in a Rap's uniform.
    Good point on AI. Both AI and DD are around the same size and athletic. Now if only DD could defend like AI I think the idea would be worth ample consideration.

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    Demar in imo will end up a better scorer then Iguodala. Might even crack a couple of all star games

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    Pretty cool mix. I was bored on youtube and came across this video. Thought I'd share it with you guys

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    Default Chisholm: Debunking the idea of DeRozan struggling

    There has been a lot of humming and hawing over the first week of the NBA season over DeMar DeRozan's supposedly ineffectual game. His production in the first three quarters of games against Cleveland and Indiana stood out, as did his meager 11-point outing in a loss to Dallas. DeRozan finally had a game breakout against the turnstile defense offered by New York on Monday, but overall fans are turning up their nose at his production early in the season.

    Looking at his numbers from last year, though, DeRozan is averaging the same 17.2 ppg, the same 3.8 rpg, the same 1.0 spg and is shooting an improved .470 from the floor and a wildly improved .626 from three-point range. So why, then, are so many so frustrated with his production early this season?
    The good news is that DeRozan, through five "disappointing" games is holding his production up to last season's output, while significantly improving upon one of his greatest weaknesses (three-point shooting). He hasn't taken a step back; he just hasn't leapt forward yet, either. He's not a guy you can effectively evaluate yet in small sample sizes (the same goes for the struggling Ed Davis, by the way), he's a guy you take a look at at season's end and track the overall progress of his game from Year 2 to Year 3. Remember, this is a developmental year for the club, a chance for Casey to push his young troops to improve with teaching, playing time and discipline. Individual improvements will be gradual and need to be taken in over a long period of time. Don't fret week-long or even month-long slumps. Save your worry for the end of the year when a guy has shown no improvement from game one to game sixty-six. Or, more optimistically, wait until the end of the season to see how far the players have come from where they started out in late December.

    Source: Tim Chisholm, TSN.ca


    1st two and last paragraph. The middle part must have had a word count minimum for the editors at TSN.

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