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Thread: Who is the Raptor's alpha dog ?

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    Quote RaptorReuben wrote: View Post
    I disagree. Being soft spoken doesn't necessarily mean that he can't be a good leader.

    Like many have said. Lead BY example.
    Alright guys, let's get out there and do just like Landry boys!! Woooo
    DeMar you're shooting too well from the 3, we need you somewhere around the mid 20's like our leader.

    Jose. JOSE!! what did I tell you about free throws, you close your eyes before you get to the line or else you're never gonna get down to 55% like Landry.

    We're never gonna improve unless you guys learn to play like our alpha dog. At least his girlfriend is hot though right, that's worth absolutely nothing.

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    Jose was the most alpha out of the better players last year. Been here forever, seen all types come and go, seems to be a great teacher, willing to fight back (garnett). Consistantly plays the right way, even defensively last year.

    Bargnani could very well be this guy if he plays at his 2nd tier superstar level. Saw his willingness to communicate well on D when he actually played last year. I think he still doesn't realize how good he is at his best, or has some other self-confidence issue, etc. Will he shed the "Enigma" tag?


    Alpha by Committee may not be such a bad idea anyway...
    When Tom Chambers dunks an NBA player gets their hops...

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    Great Thread...this is probably going to be the biggest issue for us this year as we transition to a new group of players.

    I am going to have to go with Lowry (handling the ball, barking out orders, etc.), but I wouldn't count out JV. He has charisma for a young guy and I think once he gets comfortable in English Speaking countries, he will be a good leader.

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    Quote Edgar wrote: View Post
    Jose was the most alpha out of the better players last year. Been here forever, seen all types come and go, seems to be a great teacher, willing to fight back (garnett). Consistantly plays the right way, even defensively last year.

    Bargnani could very well be this guy if he plays at his 2nd tier superstar level. Saw his willingness to communicate well on D when he actually played last year. I think he still doesn't realize how good he is at his best, or has some other self-confidence issue, etc. Will he shed the "Enigma" tag?


    Alpha by Committee may not be such a bad idea anyway...

    Its worked so far!

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    The term 'alpha dog' is subjective to begin with. In my opinion the alpha dog is not just the leader but also the best player. And if the best player can't lead, the team has no alpha dog.

    Hopefully Lowry ends up being the best player. He seems to have that leadership quality that I would like to see in a player.

    I know one thing though, neither DeMar, Andrea or Jose would be given that title by me. Not big leaders, IMO.

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    Quote BallaBalla wrote: View Post
    Its worked so far!
    Hmmm, not sure if a 23-win season should be labelled as "working"
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