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    Dwayne Casey said his going to go with a 9 man rotation. Lets say the starters are

    PG: Kyle Lowry

    SG: DeMar DeRozan

    SF: Landry Fields

    PF: Andrea Bargnani

    C: Jonas Valanciunas

    Who do you think has those others 4 spots?

    My guess

    6: Jose Calderon
    7: Ed Davis/Amir Johnson(I think this could change night to night. Depending on what they need)
    8:John Lucas
    9:Terrence Ross
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    Kleiza and Gray have to be added in there. I'm not sure we're gonna see a ton of T Ross to begin the season. I also see Anderson getting minutes, so I'm not sure 9 works. I think he'd like to get it to 9 by playoff time!

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    I think the rotation is deeper than 9.

    Match ups and the hot hand will play a big factor in who plays on any given night.

    Guys who aren't going balls out aren't going to play.

    While the Raps don't have or don't have much upper tier talent. Yet they don't exactly have bottom of the barrel either. Guys like Kleiza, Wright, and Gray are going to get opportunities this year. Casey has a lot of average NBA talent to work with.

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    who is wright? I know you don't mean Chris Wright
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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    I think the rotation is deeper than 9.

    Match ups and the hot hand will play a big factor in who plays on any given night.

    Guys who aren't going balls out aren't going to play.

    While the Raps don't have or don't have much upper tier talent. Yet they don't exactly have bottom of the barrel either. Guys like Kleiza, Wright, and Gray are going to get opportunities this year. Casey has a lot of average NBA talent to work with.
    He said 10 would be pushing it. I think Gray will only see minutes against the big Centers(D12, Andrew Bynum, Andrew Bogut, Cousin and Marc Gasol). I could easily put LK a head of TR but, TR seems like his are best shooter outside of are pgs.
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    Starters:
    Lowry
    DeRozan
    Fields
    Bargnani
    Valanciunas

    Next
    Calderon
    Ross
    Davis
    Amir

    This should be the most consistent rotation baring injuries or match ups.

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    Kleiza or maguire should be in the rotation over JL3. Not enough room for 3 pg's

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    Eddy deserves some minutes.. he's showing legit signs of improvement thus far. I'm liking the depth of this team

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    Dwane Casey will have his hand at the first unit, and the second unit. But really, depending on the opposing team, the 9-man rotation will differ.

    If I HAD to choose 9-men to play thought it would go:

    Starting Unit:

    PG: Kyle Lowry
    SG: Demar Derozan
    SF: Landry Fields
    PF: Andrea Bargnani
    C: Jonas Valanciunas

    1: Jose Calderon
    2: Linas Kleiza
    3: Amir Johnson
    4: John Lucas

    The reason I chose John Lucas over Anderson/Davis, was because of what I've seen him in Chicago, and the last 3 pre-season games. Not to mention, him and Calderon can play the two, so wing depth is not a problem.

    But really, think about it. It's extremely hard not to go deep when Alan Anderson, Ed Davis, Aaron Gray are all still available. Alan is VERY capable of starting for the team, and Ed, Lucas, and Gray are solid back-ups.

    The one thing though for me, is, it's extremely hard to pick out 9 guys compared to last season, where it was consensus:

    (From the end of the year)

    PG: Jose Calderon
    SG: Demar Derozan
    SF: James Johnson
    PF: Andrea Bargnani
    C: Amir Johnson

    1: Jerryd Bayless
    2: Linas Kleiza
    3: Ed Davis
    4. Aaron Gray

    It took me 30 seconds to put out together last year's 9, compared to 5 minutes of trying to put the 9 for this season.

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    pg lowry
    sg ross
    sf derozan
    pf davis
    c valanciunas

    6 bargnani
    7 calderon
    8 kleiza
    9 fields

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    pg Lowry
    sg Harden
    sf Fields
    pf Barfs
    C JV

    1st- JLIII
    2nd-Amir
    3rd-Rosay
    4th- Linas Fukin Kleiza

    Thats right gentlemen, we just traded DD ED J C and A G for the Beard and the biggest bang for the buck AKA Perk

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    now that the seasons approaching we're going to see a lot more crazies on this site *sigh*

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    All guys should be used in the first month. Expect the 9 or ten to fluctuate quite a bit based on injuries matchups and performance. By Xmas there will be some sort of lineup surprises. Someone who fails to impress and someone who impresses but wasn't supposed to necessarily.

    9 deep is fine but Casey doesn't even know who his nine will be until they play some real games.

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    Quote phdmac wrote: View Post
    who is wright? I know you don't mean Chris Wright
    lol - no. Brain fart. I meant McGuire.

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    Quote Chr1s1anL wrote: View Post
    He said 10 would be pushing it. I think Gray will only see minutes against the big Centers(D12, Andrew Bynum, Andrew Bogut, Cousin and Marc Gasol). I could easily put LK a head of TR but, TR seems like his are best shooter outside of are pgs.
    I wonder if he meant 10 on any given night.

    That is my only point.

    Match ups and hot hands will dictate playing time, in my opinion.

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    It will depend heavily on the match-ups. One night 3rd string pg may be needed, another 3rd string sg or sf. So it will include about 12 people, but only +-10 will play on given nights. I mean come on, depth is the only Raptors strength.

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    The Raps have the opportunity to run the hjell out of whoever they are playing. There are going to be spot minutes for Lucas, Gray, Anderson, Kleiza, whoever if they are willing to run their asses off. Being able to easily go 11-12 deep means there is no reason for the Raps to save energy. The second a guy starts looking tired (all other things being equal) Casey has the option of throwing another body out there to effectively exhaust the other team. The Raps biggest advantage this year is their depth. the easiest way to take advantage is to force the starters and key second unit guys on the opponents teams to sit out for a rest. The way for the Raps to do that is to go hard every second, especially in the early part of the season, when no one is in peak game shape.

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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    now that the seasons approaching we're going to see a lot more crazies on this site *sigh*
    lol, funny cuz it's true.
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    I see Casey basically using an 8-man rotation, plus 1-2 deeper spots as "miscellaneous".

    STARTERS:
    1. Lowry
    2. DeRozan
    3. Fields
    4. Bargnani
    5. Valanciunas

    BENCH:
    6. Calderon
    7. Amir
    8. Ross

    MISC. depending on Matchups/Who has the "hot hand" (if required):
    9. Kleiza/Anderson/McGuire
    10. Davis/Gray/Magloire

    I've intentionally left out Lucas. I love what I've seen from him so far. But I can see his minutes drastically reduced until Calderon is traded. For all intents and purpose, he's the worst of the three PGs, and I can't envision either of them playing many minutes at SG.
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    If last season proved anything though, Casey loves his vets more than he loves his young guys.

    From a rotation standpoint, I would guess the following (at least for the first 20 games of the season):

    STARTERS:
    Lowry
    DeRozan
    Fields
    Bargnani
    Amir

    BENCH:
    Calderon
    Davis
    JV
    Kleiza

    ... with Lucas, Gray, Anderson, Ross, McGuire getting spot minutes and Acy going to the D-league.

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