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    Default No Love for Raptors in Summer League Rankings

    I read a couple of articles on the Summer League out of SB Nation today , and the Raptors were shown no love.

    The all rookie team:

    Point Guard: Damian Lillard
    Shooting Guard: Bradley Beal
    Small Forward: Jae Crowder
    Power Forward: Terrence Jones
    Center: Donatas Motiejunas

    http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2012/7/2...eam/in/2911039

    Ranking the 52 rookies:

    5. Jeremy Lamb, Rockets

    It looks like he'll end up being the best shooter in this draft. Despite his slender frame, he has no issues getting on balance, wherever he is on the floor. Given his size, he will be lethal running off baseline screens and spotting up in corners. He also has a reputation for being a poor passer, but I saw several nice reads when he popped up from the baseline. It'll be interesting to see if he can shed the bad habit of dancing around side-to-side too much on pick and rolls. That's about the only weakness I noticed in his game.

    Still not understanding how he went four picks after Terrence Ross.

    20. Terrence Ross, Raptors

    If the Raptors see Ross as more of a "3/D" guy that camps out on the perimeter to space the floor and plays strong one-on-one defense, then they should be encouraged by his play in Vegas. You could see him playing with DeMar DeRozan or Landry Fields, occupying a complimentary role while making an impact for his team.

    I just feel like the No. 8 pick should have shown a bit more than that. He had major issues getting into the paint off the dribble, forcing him to fire up a bunch of errant jumpers. For the Raptors to get him a scoring opportunity, they had to hope a defender helped off him or that he could free himself using the maze of screens set up for him. His defense was impressive, and he'll be used next season, but I was frankly disappointed in his inability to get to the hoop.
    41. Quincy Acy, Raptors: Was seemingly desperate to prove he could hit a perimeter shot, and actually wasn't that bad at it in the limited time he played.
    http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2012/7/2...ard/in/2911039

    Of course this is just some writer's opinion, but 20 seems a bit low. He obviously likes Lamb better than Ross.


    Summer League all veteran team:

    Point Guard: Charles Jenkins
    Shooting Guard: Josh Selby
    Small Forward: Tobias Harris
    Power Forward: Markieff Morris (Honourable mention: Ed Davis)
    Center: Byron Mullens, Charlotte Bobcats

    http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2012/7/2...ans/in/2911039
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    Quote RaptorDan wrote: View Post
    I read a couple of articles on the Summer League out of SB Nation today , and the Raptors were shown no love.

    The all rookie team:

    Point Guard: Damian Lillard
    Shooting Guard: Bradley Beal
    Small Forward: Jae Crowder
    Power Forward: Terrence Jones
    Center: Donatas Motiejunas

    http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2012/7/2...eam/in/2911039

    Ranking the 52 rookies:







    http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2012/7/2...ard/in/2911039

    Of course this is just some writer's opinion, but 20 seems a bit low. He obviously likes Lamb better than Ross.


    Summer League all veteran team:

    Point Guard: Charles Jenkins
    Shooting Guard: Josh Selby
    Small Forward: Tobias Harris
    Power Forward: Markieff Morris (Honourable mention: Ed Davis)
    Center: Byron Mullens, Charlotte Bobcats

    http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2012/7/2...ans/in/2911039
    This guy is an absolute idiot who shouldn't be an article writer whatsoever. Barnes is gonna be a role player in the NBA? Sure. Whatever you say. Another thing to note is that the numbering system he chooses to implemented is absolutely pointless. The numbers don't represent what you think it does. It's just randomly used. He's just putting rookies in categories with a random number attached to each rookie. Don't pay any attention to this pathetic deceptive article. As for Ross, let the idiotic bias American make his opinion. I'm pretty sure as Raptors fans, we are used to being the sh*t end of the stick when it comes to the media...
    Last edited by Blacklash2k4; Mon Jul 23rd, 2012 at 03:53 PM.

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    "It looks like he'll be the best shooter in the draft"?

    Seriously? Its EFFing Summer League. Anyone who tries to use Summer League as anything but what it is (glorified practice) is kidding themselves. Summer League doesn't tell you a damn thing except who needs to get cut.
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    I wonder if Lamb was picked at 8, would he criticize the pick because all he wrote about what his shooting? He praised Ross' D and shooting but 8 was too high.