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Thread: Lowry. Bargnani and the new Raptors

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    Quote Puffer wrote: View Post
    The way it should have been from day one. Crazy to have Jose playing SG with his play-making ability.
    even going back to 2009/10 with Hedo and the 3 ball handler line up, what never made sense to me is why take away Jose greatest strength? Jose can shoot, but he's not a shooter. What he is a playmaker, and he's not going to make plays without the ball in his hands. If Jose is on the floor he should be the PG. If he isn't going to be the PG don't put him on the floor.

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    Quote Chr1s1anL wrote: View Post
    People need to relax. The only difference between the shots that Kyle Lowry took before his first injury and after are that they went in. It's like Alan Anderson if the shots his been taking lately weren't going in everybody would be calling him a chucker. People in this forum are so not used to having a player that's not afraid of the big moment. Like it or not Lowry is are best player production wise, talent wise and toughness wise. This what good players do they take shots that average player are scared of taking. Don't tell me Calderon does that all the time too. It's easy to take a shot when the ball is passed out to with the clock going down and you don't even have to think about it. What do you guys think "closers"? Players that are willing to take shot knowing if they miss it's on them. It's takes guts to live with that and too keep taking those shots.

    I don't want to take anything away from Calderon cause, his playing extremely well. Lets not start a debate here. There is no way Calderon will survive through this PG. The PG slayer has finally met his match.
    Youve got a lot of +1s for this point ... but heres another. Im calling AA a chucker as is, cause I just dont think he has the talent to keep hitting these shots.

    One other point that I havent heard much about is the Raps seem to be running a better offense the last few games. They run their wings around a few screens to start each play .. work the ball from side to side and even pull out a little old school weave with their perimeter guys from time to time. When KL was playing we had the ridiculous pic n pop with AB/AJ/JV offense. The ball went from PG to screener and thats about it, while 2/3 sat in the corner/wing. As a result, KL was stuck in late shock clock situations and this fed right into his chucker mentality. Hopefully with greater movement and ball reversal, KL will fare better.

    One thing I will say in JOse's defense .. is he does seem to have figured out the true pick n roll (not the bs pic n pop) with JV, Ed and AJ (he always had it with AJ). Its got us a lot of easy hoops .. I hope KL can pick that up too ..

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    I actually think Bargnani could slip back in to the mix easier than Lowry ... all Bargs needs to do is share the rock and hit open opportunities ... Lowry needs to swallow the big pill that he CAN'T play hero ball - it kills everything that's good about the sport.
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    Quote Puffer wrote: View Post
    The way it should have been from day one. Crazy to have Jose playing SG with his play-making ability.
    Agree completely. Its not to say they cant platoon (ie each of them play a little of both) .. but the base case should be Jose PG and KL SG if we play this lineup. BTW - Im not a huge fan of this lineup to finish games .. I like it to switch things up mid game, but we are too exposed defensively IMO to play the last 6 mins of a game with this lineup. Would much rather see T Ross (or even AA) out there, who can shoot, but can also play some D.

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    Quote Papa Burgundy wrote: View Post
    I actually think Bargnani could slip back in to the mix easier than Lowry ... all Bargs needs to do is share the rock and hit open opportunities ... Lowry needs to swallow the big pill that he CAN'T play hero ball - it kills everything that's good about the sport.
    I actually agree too. Its very simple if the coach allows it to be. No more pic n pop from 20 feet. AB gets the ball in the post or shoots open 3s (similar to the offensive game that LK plays). Thats it. No more isos from the 3 pt line. It might mean he only gets 5 shots a game .. which is fine. If hes abusing