View Poll Results: Which raptor are you looking forward to watching the most next season?

Voters
55. You may not vote on this poll
  • Quincy Acy

    0 0%
  • Andrea Bargnani

    6 10.91%
  • Jose Calderon

    0 0%
  • Ed Davis

    1 1.82%
  • Demar Derozan

    3 5.45%
  • Landry Fields

    2 3.64%
  • Kyle Lowry

    15 27.27%
  • Linas Kleiza

    0 0%
  • Terrence Ross

    4 7.27%
  • Jonas Valanciunas

    24 43.64%
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 40

Thread: Which raptor are you looking forward to watching next season

  1. #1
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    349
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Which raptor are you looking forward to watching next season

    I know it's early. You may only pick one. Which raptor intrigues you the most for the upcoming season, list whatever reasons. I could only list 10 so I omitted John Lucas, Zubcic and Amir Johnson. I felt that they had the least news in the off season.
    Last edited by koncept; Tue Aug 14th, 2012 at 02:12 AM.

  2. #2
    Raptors Republic All-Star Miekenstien's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,913
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    bargs. i want him to come in a lead this team. i want him to score 20 points a night and grab 6 boards. i want to see his assists go up to 3.5 a game and anything close to a block. i think he can do it. the assists might be the hardest part but to me he is our best player and the only one on the team with the possibilty of carrying us anywhere.

  3. #3
    Raptors Republic Rookie swingman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    153
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Andrea.
    I want this to be your year, I really do.
    I had this fantasy, you see, that I would look across the all star roster and I'd see you there, with Carmelo and maybe a couple of Nets. You wouldn't say anything to me, nor me to you. But we'd both know that you'd made it, that you were happy. I never wanted you to have to play centre. I always knew there was nothing there for you, except pain and tragedy. And I wanted something more for you than that. I still do.

  4. #4
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    338
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I'm a defense junkie, so it's Jonas all the way for me. His performance at the Olympics was underwhelming for some, but what it showed best for me was his raw ability. He didn't do a great job on pick-and-roll defense much of the time, but the reason was that he was getting himself too far out of position of the hedge. The great thing to see, though, was the way he sometimes managed to use his extraordinary footspeed to get back into the play. With solid coaching, so he doesn't let himself get caught out of position in the first place, he can be an absolute terror on defense--think Joel Anthony with better size and serious shot-blocking abilities. Watching him round into that form, and seeing his defense gradually improve with quality coaching as he adjusts to the NBA game, is the story of the season for me.

    On the offensive side, though, I really want to see how the whole thing comes together. We finally have a wing who knows how to move without the ball in Fields (and hopefully Ross too), so with a little luck we'll see far fewer shitty possessions where DeMar runs awkwardly off a couple screens then gets off his trademark catch-and-miss jumper. Jonas has the skills to be an offensive rebounding machine too, so I'm hoping Casey lets him do that instead of sending everyone back on D every time to stifle the potential break like he did last season. (I think Jonas is more than capable of hustling back after fighting for the board.) Plus, the Lowry/Valanciunas pick-and-roll with Bargs spotting up up top, Fields cutting, and Ross in the corner could be a contender-quality offensive option if Ross and Jonas develop the way we're all hoping.

  5. #5
    Raptors Republic Superstar Axel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Nova Scotia
    Posts
    2,727
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    While I agree with all the sentiments above, Kyle Lowry gets my vote. Jonas is still too raw to offer true excitement and Bargnani at his best, will still be what we saw last season. So Kyle Lowry is the man. Can he put up big numbers on offence while getting teammates involved? Can he stop teams from strolling down the middle of the lane with his one-on-one defence? Can he step up and be a leader?

  6. #6
    Raptors Republic All-Star Miekenstien's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,913
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote swingman wrote: View Post
    Andrea.
    I want this to be your year, I really do.
    I had this fantasy, you see, that I would look across the all star roster and I'd see you there, with Carmelo and maybe a couple of Nets. You wouldn't say anything to me, nor me to you. But we'd both know that you'd made it, that you were happy. I never wanted you to have to play centre. I always knew there was nothing there for you, except pain and tragedy. And I wanted something more for you than that. I still do.
    hahahahaha. awesome post. my laughter scared my dog

  7. #7
    Raptors Republic Starter matt's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Edmonton
    Posts
    500
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Lowry as my first choice but I'm definitely intrigued by what Jonas brings to the team as well.

  8. #8
    Raptors Republic Hall of Famer mcHAPPY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    19,616
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I went with JV but I think I've got a 4-way tie going:

    JV, AB, TR, KL

  9. #9
    Raptors Republic All-Star Mediumcore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    2,194
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I'm looking forward to watching Kyle Lowry next season. I'd like to see if he brings some swagger to the team and how it affects guys like DeMar, T. Ross, JV etc.. My runner up is T. Ross because he looks like he could be a threat on offense once he gets his feet wet.

  10. #10
    Raptors Republic All-Star Red and White's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    T.O.
    Posts
    1,410
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I really want to see how Demar plays with all the new talent. I think he could have a great year, especially with Ross pushing him a little bit. Demar is no longer the only good sg option. I want to see how he reacts to the light competition.

    Also want to watch Lowry and Ross. Really want to see how they play defense with Casey.

  11. #11
    Raptors Republic Superstar isaacthompson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Oakville
    Posts
    3,576
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I voted Lowry because what his all-around game brings to the Raps. He gets to the rim easily despite being only 6'0" and plays great defense. I would have picked Jose as my second because it will be interesting to see how he adapts to the back-up role
    Twitter - @thekid_it

  12. #12
    Raptors Republic All-Star WJF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Nova Scotia
    Posts
    1,538
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I voted for Andrea, I am looking forward to seeing him out a whole season together. I also want to see Linas have a healthy season with a defined role. Add the two rookies to the list as well.....hell, I just want to see the whole team!

  13. #13
    Raptors Republic Starter omgsomuchpotential's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Lithuania
    Posts
    372
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I voted for JV but only because my viewpoint on this matter is so much different than all Raptors' fans. I'm really interested to see how my fellow Lithuanian will translate his talents into a NBA styled game. Also, which one of the two - D-Mo or JV - will have a better rookie year.

  14. #14
    Super Moderator CalgaryRapsFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    4,325
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Valanciunas, simply because of the long-term franchise cornerstone type expectations that have been heaped on this kid. I want to see how he transitions to the NBA game, to get a clear idea whether our future-looking expectations are fair, or if we need to rethink the team's 2-5 year strategy. I assume he'll have a steep learning curve and don't think he'll get anywhere close to fulfilling the grand expectations immediately (nor should he), but he'll be the one I am most intrigued to watch.

    Bargnani, Lowry and Ross all get honourable mentions, while DeRozan and Davis are facing make-or-break seasons for me (and hopefully for BC).

  15. #15
    Raptors Republic Veteran Nilanka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    6,024
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Jonas for me.

    I've seen what Bargnani can/can't do. I don't expect any surprises next year.

    Ross and Lowry would be my 2nd and 3rd choices respectively.
    "I don't lie. I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation." - Fox Mulder

  16. #16
    Raptors Republic All-Star ezz_bee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Kigali, Rwanda
    Posts
    1,687
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I voted of JV, but it's probably a tie between JV and Lowry. I'm not expecting JV to make that much of an impact as a rookie. Lowry, however, giving the keys to the starting position could really impact the tone of the team, this year. So yeah, pretty much a tie.
    "We only have one rule on this team. What is that rule? E.L.E. That's right's, E.L.E, and what does E.L.E. stand for? EVERYBODY LOVE EVERYBODY. Right there up on the wall, because this isn't just a basketball team, this is a lifestyle. ~ Jackie Moon

  17. #17
    Raptors Republic Rookie
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Downtown Toronto
    Posts
    70
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Its Lowry first as his play will set the tone for the season and JV a very close second as we have no other starting caliber Center's and we're going to need him to play decent for us to have a playoff chance

  18. #18
    Raptors Republic Superstar planetmars's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    3,429
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I chose Lowry. He's designated as our PG of the future and so I'd like to see what we get with that. I'm definitely interested in seeing JV play but he's going to have an Ed Davis type of rookie season I think. Not too many minutes and will probably make some bone headed plays as he's getting adjusted to the new league.

  19. #19
    Raptors Republic Starter japetas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    202
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    DeMar because this year decides how big his contract gonna be
    (Sorry for poor English )

  20. #20
    Raptors Republic Rookie Afro_Daddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Brantford
    Posts
    87
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Mediumcore wrote: View Post
    I'm looking forward to watching Kyle Lowry next season. I'd like to see if he brings some swagger to the team and how it affects guys like DeMar, T. Ross, JV etc.. My runner up is T. Ross because he looks like he could be a threat on offense once he gets his feet wet.
    my thoughts exactly

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •