Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 22

Thread: Training Camp Matchups

  1. #1
    Raptors Republic Starter theycallmeZZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    North York, ON
    Posts
    860
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Training Camp Matchups

    I remember reading something about DeMar playing against Ross during summer league and to see these two players duke it out was a sight to behold.

    Which matchups behind the scenes would be interesting?
    TORONTOOOOOO RAPTORSSSSSS

    NEVER FORGET... NUMERO OCHO 👌 #saluteJose

  2. #2
    Raptors Republic All-Star wallz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    New Brunswick
    Posts
    2,129
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Lowry vs. Calderon! The athletic, tough, skilled PG versus the smart, experienced, pass-first PG. Also, Fields vs. Kleiza would be intriguing.. the battle for the starting 3!

  3. #3
    Raptors Republic All-Star Puffer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    2,342
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Fields vs Kleiza. They'd both be laughing constantly but at different things. Fields when the ball bounces off Kleiza's forehead. Kleiza at broken bone ends sticking out of limbs.

  4. #4
    Raptors Republic Veteran Nilanka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    5,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Amir vs. Davis....until Davis is traded.
    "I don't lie. I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation." - Fox Mulder

  5. #5
    Raptors Republic All-Star wallz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    New Brunswick
    Posts
    2,129
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Puffer wrote: View Post
    Fields vs Kleiza. They'd both be laughing constantly but at different things. Fields when the ball bounces off Kleiza's forehead. Kleiza at broken bone ends sticking out of limbs.
    Lol +1

  6. #6
    Raptors Republic Starter albertan_10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    421
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I guess no one has really mentioned Kleiza as being a potential starter. 2 years ago the thought coming out of training camp was he was the best player in training camp. that was coming off a great showing at the worlds and before he destroyed his knee. I wonder what he will bring this season. He may be the biggest question mark

  7. #7
    Raptors Republic All-Star Puffer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    2,342
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote albertan_10 wrote: View Post
    ...He may be the biggest question mark
    Maybe he will turn out to be "The Answer!" :-)

  8. #8
    Raptors Republic Starter IROR's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Ottawa/Toronto
    Posts
    231
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Demar vs T Ross AND Bargnani vs JV

  9. #9
    Raptors Republic Starter IROR's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Ottawa/Toronto
    Posts
    231
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote albertan_10 wrote: View Post
    I guess no one has really mentioned Kleiza as being a potential starter. 2 years ago the thought coming out of training camp was he was the best player in training camp. that was coming off a great showing at the worlds and before he destroyed his knee. I wonder what he will bring this season. He may be the biggest question mark
    +1
    i hope he shows us something, considering he's just reached 100%. Maybe having a fellow lithuanian bro on the team be good for him also.

    Here's to hoping:

  10. #10
    Raptors Republic Starter Papa Burgundy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    534
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote IROR wrote: View Post
    Demar vs T Ross AND Bargnani vs JV
    What are JV and Andrea competing for?

    Andrea will 100% be the starting PF, barring unjury - and Jonas will battle Amir/Gray for starting C.
    The only way to bag a classy lady is to give her two tickets to the gun show... and see if she likes the goods.

  11. #11
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    793
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Papa Burgundy wrote: View Post
    What are JV and Andrea competing for?

    Andrea will 100% be the starting PF, barring unjury - and Jonas will battle Amir/Gray for starting C.
    Ditto.

    I doubt having JV guard an outside shooter who can also penetrate is a very high priority at such an early stage of his career.

  12. #12
    Raptors Republic Starter IROR's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Ottawa/Toronto
    Posts
    231
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    i'm not talking about positional battles. They will be guarding each other in practice, I would like to see how JV is at defending a player of Bargnani's skill set in the post; how Bargs responds to the rookie bumping and battling him down low, and how bargnani does containing JV around the basket.

  13. #13
    Raptors Republic Rookie StaytheCourse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    104
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I can not see how guarding a Bargnani would be beneficial to J-V. Bargnani has too many weapons for a raw rookie.

    I think guarding Aaron Gray/Amir Johnston would tell a lot more about how NBA-ready he is defensively.
    Twitter:@coachclement

    The best way to predict your future is to create it - Peter Drucker

  14. #14
    Raptors Republic Rookie YKR23's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Rep TDOT till' the bury me
    Posts
    70
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    the most important matchup has to be ed davis vs amir johnson.

    they pretty much do the same thing on the court. one of them has to step up and play a huge role on this team. and the other needs to be shipped off along with jose calderon for a piece that we can actually use to help this team get to the next level.

    theres no point in having both of them on this roster with quincy acy, aaron gray, jamal magloire (maybe), andrea bargnani and jonas valanciounas. having 6 or 7 pf/c's on a roster is not logical.

  15. #15
    Raptors Republic Rookie dunphyj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    14
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I think Amir vs. JV should be interesting. No facts to back this up, but I'm guessing JV did not face a lot of pogo-stick kind of players like Amir overseas. I think JV probably has more experience guarding Aaron Gray-style players and will need to learn how to contend with the uber-athletes in the NBA.

  16. #16
    Raptors Republic All-Star wallz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    New Brunswick
    Posts
    2,129
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap...questing_Trade

    He downplays the PG battle, but man you gotta love his mindset. Such a great team-first guy

  17. #17
    Raptors Republic Veteran Nilanka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    5,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Raptor_11 wrote: View Post
    http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap...questing_Trade

    He downplays the PG battle, but man you gotta love his mindset. Such a great team-first guy
    When asked if he requested a trade this summer, he said no, but he had a very sly/guilty smirk on his face
    "I don't lie. I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation." - Fox Mulder

  18. #18
    Raptors Republic All-Star ebrian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Markham
    Posts
    1,468
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I hope Calderon can remain a Raptor for his entire career. I know he'll be an expensive backup for the time being, but once his contract is complete I hope he's willing to take a lower salary and remain a Raptor.
    your pal,
    ebrian

  19. #19
    Raptors Republic Starter charlesnba23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    981
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote ebrian wrote: View Post
    I hope Calderon can remain a Raptor for his entire career. I know he'll be an expensive backup for the time being, but once his contract is complete I hope he's willing to take a lower salary and remain a Raptor.
    +1

  20. #20
    Raptors Republic Veteran Nilanka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    5,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Looks like the guys spent some time working out at the Skydome today (I refuse to call it the Rogers Centre).

    http://instagram.com/p/QAMOC3J3Q-/
    "I don't lie. I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation." - Fox Mulder

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
  •