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    So finally, Casey is starting to do what's best for the team and play those who are actually making a difference rather than just putting people out there. Based on this article http://www.torontosun.com/2012/12/17...-time-cut-back about cutting JVs minutes back to play ED & AJ together because they have been playing well together. Wonder if he is going to also keep Jose as the starting point guard as he actually is a great shooter when he wants to be and he certainly knows how to pass the ball well. (ZERO) turnover last game was crazy.

    Don't know if it's BC telling him to not play JV as much because of what happened with Sam and Barg and want to make sure he comes along properly. If BC stays around to see it happen that is. Or if it's Casey trying to FINALLY put his foot down and say, " I am playing the best players available" Either way, good for you Casey.

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    i get the sense that casey's finally doing what he wants, that Bargs' injury is his reason not to play him, thus giving him the opportunity to do what he wants to do, personnel wise.

    i could be very well reading far too into it all though
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    Ive said from the start, as long as Bargs is here Casey has to play him. Honestly, trade Bargs, make Casey's job easier.
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    Casey Ball lives with no Bargnani.

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    Quote Rapstor4Life wrote: View Post
    Casey Ball lives with no Bargnani.
    I'm with you on that one.

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    When Bargs got injired, BC went into his room crying and hasn't come out since. Thus resulting in Casey getting to actually run the show. Don't tell BC we are winning, he'll man the helm again

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    Quote fuchan wrote: View Post
    when bargs got injired, bc went into his room crying and hasn't come out since. Thus resulting in casey getting to actually run the show. Don't tell bc we are winning, he'll man the helm again
    lmao

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    I think Casey is finally coaching like he did last year. Since Bargnani is injured: a) help defense and ball movement improved. b) Colangelo is not in Casey ear telling him to play Primo Pasta 30+ minutes.

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    I wonder if MLSE told BC to keep his nose out of coaching and Casey is actually allowed to coach the team the way he wants to.

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    Quote RapRepRip wrote: View Post
    I wonder if MLSE told BC to keep his nose out of coaching and Casey is actually allowed to coach the team the way he wants to.
    That is good speculation.

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    Bargnani's injury has turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Casey is not forced(for whatever reason) to play him more than he deserves. Plus I see an improvement in defence.
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    Quote Eric Akshinthala wrote: View Post
    Bargnani's injury has turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Casey is not forced(for whatever reason) to play him more than he deserves. Plus I see an improvement in defence.
    Agreed. I think AB's injury is main reason.

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    This is no coincidence that Bargs injury and Lowry's coincides with winning basketball.....look at how many assists and blocks the raptors have had over the past 3 games now. This is Dwayne Casey basketball, where we left off last year.

    Sad to think that if Bargs was benched much earlier the Raps could've been a 30-40 win team. You need your power forwards to help get rebounds and protect the rim, Ed Davis is that guy right now.

    Bargs injury is probably saving Colangelo's job.

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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    i get the sense that casey's finally doing what he wants, that Bargs' injury is his reason not to play him, thus giving him the opportunity to do what he wants to do, personnel wise.

    i could be very well reading far too into it all though
    THis is what i'm thinking as well.

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    Did anyone else see the look on Barg face while they were walking through the tunnel on Sunday after the win? Maybe my eyes were seeing things or it was just my imagination but he didn't look too pleased. Almost like he was secretly wishing for the team lose that game so he could feel better about not playing. Like I said, might be my eyes playing tricks on me.

    Great game tonight thought against the Cavs. Go Raps!

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    yap.....his the very first guy run away to the tunnel.

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    You guys are hilarious. You all have very convenient memories and apparantly don't listen to what Casey himself has said about the team philoshophy. Let us not forget that we have played significantly better with Lowry injured as well. As did all his previous teams. Casey has said in recent days that HE switched his focus from defense to offense to try and generate points. He admitted it was a mistake and has refocussed his attention on the defensive end. Did BC have some part to play in this offensive philosophy change? Undoubtedly he does. Does AB have some issues, yep. Is it possible that the change in philosophy, ball hog PG etc. has affected AB in negative way? Possibly. Is he better suited to come off the bench, probably he is.

    DC stated for all to hear a few days ago that from this point forward regardless of who it is, anyone who does not commit to the defensive effort will be sat. I hope he is true to his word and sticks to this statement.

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    Quote CT2010 wrote: View Post
    DC stated for all to hear a few days ago that from this point forward regardless of who it is, anyone who does not commit to the defensive effort will be sat. I hope he is true to his word and sticks to this statement.
    That was suppose to happen from day one, but he never stuck to that. So yes he did say he is focusing his attention to defense, however should not have taken him this long to do so. I am sure he had help in coming to that conclusion though!

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    Quote CT2010 wrote: View Post
    Let us not forget that we have played significantly better with Lowry injured as well. As did all his previous teams.
    How do you figure that?
    Last year Houston was 1 game over .500 with him out, and 1 game over .500 with him in.
    Year before that, they were -1 with him out, +5 with him in.
    Year before that, they were -4 with him out, +6 with him in.

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