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    Quote CalgaryRapsFan wrote: View Post
    For me, the truest (is that even a word?), most accurate evaluation of Bayless is... my wife. Before we got married, she had never watched a game, but now she even "likes" the Raptors on Facebook. Throughout Bayless' time on the Raptors, my wife has been constantly baffled by Bayless' play, often asking me questions like: "why is he playing 1 on 5?" or "why doesn't he use his teammates the way Caldy does?" or "why doesn't he pass the ball more?" or "why does he stand there and dribble for so long and then just take a long shot that isn't even close?". Even as a recent basketball fan, my wife is able to observe the fact that the offense just seems to stall when Bayless subs in for Calderon and that they have to work twice as hard to get a basket. I just laugh when she gets into a game and gets so frustrated when Bayless jacks up a forced shot early in the shot clock to kill the team's momentum, exclaiming "Bayless is useless" at the TV... makes me proud! lol
    Enough said.

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    Quote CalgaryRapsFan wrote: View Post
    For me, the truest (is that even a word?), most accurate evaluation of Bayless is... my wife. Before we got married, she had never watched a game, but now she even "likes" the Raptors on Facebook. Throughout Bayless' time on the Raptors, my wife has been constantly baffled by Bayless' play, often asking me questions like: "why is he playing 1 on 5?" or "why doesn't he use his teammates the way Caldy does?" or "why doesn't he pass the ball more?" or "why does he stand there and dribble for so long and then just take a long shot that isn't even close?". Even as a recent basketball fan, my wife is able to observe the fact that the offense just seems to stall when Bayless subs in for Calderon and that they have to work twice as hard to get a basket. I just laugh when she gets into a game and gets so frustrated when Bayless jacks up a forced shot early in the shot clock to kill the team's momentum, exclaiming "Bayless is useless" at the TV... makes me proud! lol
    Have you ever heard of the show "Wife Swap"?





    Ummmmm, just joking, honey.

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Have you ever heard of the show "Wife Swap"?





    Ummmmm, just joking, honey.
    lol I ususally get home from work just as the game is starting and I'm often lucky enough to find the game already on our big TV... those are the days I feel like a lucky man!

    Bottom line is that all you have to do is watch the game in an unbiased manner, and it becomes pretty clear that Bayless isn't a distributor who looks to make his team better. He looks to get his own first, then looks to his teammates second. Good player, bad point guard.

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    Quote RaptorReuben wrote: View Post
    He misses wide open players, whether it's cutting, back-doors, mismatches, the hot hand, he just can't see these things. His court awareness is not very good, he can't see where defenders are coming from when he's pressured fully, and he can't control the other four players in creating an offence. He's too unpredictable, and if you saw the Cleveland game, he ran one play, which was the shooting guard come off double screens in the low post to free open. He got picked off quite a bit off of those plays, and they changed their game-plan defensively, because they knew Bayless was only going to run that one play. He got his playing time, and had nice stats. But a couple assists came off 'pass at the last second', and he threw up so many prayers, luckily he made them. I remember when he tried putting a move on Irving, and held the ball for 3 seconds, than threw it up like it was a bomb, and drained it. Sure, confident shot, but not a good one.

    Basketball IQ for a point guard, is know all plays defensively/offensively, know your check, find mismatches, see your teammates, run the team smoothly, control shot selection whether it's your shot or your teammates', make the right play/decisions, know who has the hot-hand, and it's your job to lead the team into the game-plan. He did a fair job of running the team vs. Cleveland, but he had as many bad decisions as good ones. And, I'm not talking about turnovers. Jump-shots, tunnel vision, telegraphing etc. etc.
    There are only a hand full of PG that do all that. Like does every except the raptors to get a hall famer at the PG spot?

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    Quote CalgaryRapsFan wrote: View Post
    lol I ususally get home from work just as the game is starting and I'm often lucky enough to find the game already on our big TV... those are the days I feel like a lucky man!

    Bottom line is that all you have to do is watch the game in an unbiased manner, and it becomes pretty clear that Bayless isn't a distributor who looks to make his team better. He looks to get his own first, then looks to his teammates second. Good player, bad point guard.
    Ahhhh quit rubbing it in.


    lol

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