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    Quote saints91 wrote: View Post
    I would like to add to this list,

    court vision and basketball IQ working together: Looking at an offensive set and anticipating what the defence is trying to do. Moving to different areas to shift the defence and exploit the set. He forces way to much. He passes into difficult situations. Watch Nash, Calderon, and other good point guards. How often does Calderon drive to the basket knowing that he isn;t going to shoot, but it's just to make the defence adjust. It's more than a drive and kick.

    I think he places more value on his individual stat sheet more than getting his team mates involved. Once again you can tell players like Calderon and Nash both rather see their team mates succeed over themselves. They take pleasure in seeing ball movement. Bayless will pass once but once that ball come back to him, he's taking it.

    This isn't necessarily a PG thing, but it annoys the hell out of me:

    The inability to recognize that your shot isn't falling that night. Yes he is aggressive, but if you are shooting well, stop shooting and do other things. He doesn't get it.
    100% agree on both saints91 and Nilanka's take.

    It's never been argued that he can score. He can score. But he's not a PG that I think can help a good team win games, and the more I see, the more I believe that, including last night's "good numbers" game. Poor decision-maker, can't handle pressure D, and way to easy to goad into a one-on-one battle. A PG also has to be the voice of the coach on the floor, which takes discipline and a dedication to team play over all. Bayless hasn't shown that.

    I'm not a hater, either -- Bayless can score, and he's a passionate, hard-nosed player. I just don't want him running the Raptors offense on a regular basis long-term.
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    Quote SuperRaptor wrote: View Post
    OMG!

    People just cannot give this guy any credit. Listen very carefully:

    Whenever he gets a chance to start he scores like 16-20 pts gets atleast 5 ast and 3 reb. That is not just the last 3 games, we saw it in the last 15 games of the previous year as well. His defense is an improvement over Jose also. This guy is a very good player, this extreme prejudice towards him is unjustified.

    I was one of the people saying at the beginning of this year that he should be starting over Jose. After watching Jose play this year I'm not so sure about that anymore. But if this team didn't have Jose I would not be worried, cause I know Bayless is legit.

    The more this guy gets a chance to start the better he will be, thats right he is ONLY 23 years of age! That means he is going to continue to improve, he is young as hell. I can see him developing into a deadly draw-and-kick point guard, using his ability to penetrate into the lane.

    I'm excited about his potential and every other raptors fan should also be.
    Im not endorsing it for a full season, but i would like to see a couple of games Bayless start and Jose backup, just to see what happens.

    The reason is because Bayless style of play is aggressive. If he starts knocking down shots early, and getting everybody to play aggressive, he can give the Raps a lead which Jose can come in and maintain. If he plays bad, Jose can calm the flow and integrate his sure offense, which is the pick and roll or find Bargnani.

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    If Bayless can average more than 6 assists a game for however long Jose is out (I assume it will be at least 5 more games) I think there is something to him. Having a scoring point is not a bad thing as long as he keeps the team involved.
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    he had no defensive pressure on him at all last night & his ball