Last edited by theycallmeZZ; Sat Sep 8th, 2012 at 04:19 PM.
thanks. good interview. casey just sounds like someone with unlimited patience. very soft spoken calming voice.
sounds like he has a plan for andrea and jonas to play together. i know the question was directly them playing together. also sounds like he might put andrea closer to the basket in some situations and let him play from the paint. i can't immediately think of andrea under the basket on offense does anyone remember him having good post moves?
It drives me mad. I can't count the number of time he just had to drop his right foot and he had a layup but he goes right (and often away from the hoop) through numerous defenders to a do a little modified hook/push shot. To his credit he make a lot of them and he is also 7ft but talk about making things more difficult than they need to be.
To me, when we need hoops down the stretch, this should be the play call every time - AB in the post. There is absolutely no reason he cant score or get fouled the vast majority of the time.
I think the 3:30 talk regarding Jose is important.
Jose must recognize he is going to be backup on just about every team - especially playoff teams - in the league. In my opinion the Raps are going to have a very decent 2nd unit and Jose is a HUUUUGE part of that. I was very critical of Jose last season for his injury history - especially after international competition in the summer. That perspective was when I looked at him as the starter. I no longer see him as the starter, regardless of the lip service paid to the competition in training camp for the starting job.
Jose as a backup is a great luxury for Toronto. Regardless of what happens at the trade deadline (i.e. Jose's contract possibly used to make numbers work in a trade), I hope Jose is back next year on the MLE or Bird Rights if not traded (for MLE money) for 2-3 seasons. That would require whatever cap space the Raps have next summer to be used via a trade or sign and trade versus an UFA signing. An UFA signing would cause them to waive the MLE or renounce Jose's rights.
Casey made a point in the interview of talking about JV and Amir playing together and something about them running up and down the floor. Suggests to me that he anticipates using Amir on the second unit with Big V, at least to start the season.
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