Sat Sep 15th, 2012, 06:42 PM
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This is another good post. I don't necessarily agree but I appreciate the time put in to constructive insights.
Sat Sep 15th, 2012, 08:45 PM
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Valid argument, but I can't buy it. I know Jonas probably won't be very effective in his rookie year, but he is still a step in the right direction. And D.Casey still has Amir and Ed if Jonas isn't capable. Lowry guarding opposing pg's will make a huge difference for the team on the defensive end, regardless of who else is on the floor. And Casey is ALL over Andrea on the defensive end of the floor, so I don't think he'll be that much of a liability. We all saw how he busted his butt on P&R defense last season, and his 1on1 defense wasn't atrocious. As for the loss of JJ, yeah it sucks, he was my favorite player last year. But even though he was strong defensively, he wasn't exactly the smartest defender. Fields is praised for his BBall IQ, defense, and rebounding. So I feel like he could fill in for JJ quite well.
Again, not saying they are better defensively, but I just don't see the regression considering the roster changes. But who knows, I could easily be wrong.. Its just my opinion
Sat Sep 15th, 2012, 09:18 PM
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I doubt it.
Sun Sep 16th, 2012, 12:56 AM
I think that this year everyone seems to have a pretty realistic view on what the raptors will achieve. A little bit of optimism is