Raptors Discussion: v77| Season of Kawhi III: No Kawhi, no problem -or- the death & rebirth of Kyle Lowry

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  1. The Nemesis

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    carry one, the last thread went way longer than it should've.
     
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    There have been so many great storylines for the Raps so far this season.

    The emergence of Siakam on the offensive side of the court is huge, and he still hasn't reached his ceiling.

    Ibaka playing the best basketball of his career.

    Kawhi playing at an MVP level when he plays, and the Raps not missing a beat when he doesn't.

    Lowry morphing into an all-world distributor in Nurse's offense, likely being helped by the absence of his buddy Demar.

    Firing the "Coach of the Year", and hiring a rookie coach with a chance to win the same award this year.

    JV accepting his role off the bench, and being able to carry the load for stretches when our offense isn't clicking.

    Hell, even the American media which has long been the bane of these threads, is giving the Raps respect (not that that really matters).

    I hope everyone enjoys this ride to the fullest while it lasts - it's never been this bright in Raptors land before.

    For the first time in my life, I have been watching more Raptors games than Leafs games this season, even though the Leafs are really good as well.
     
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    Joakim Noah says he was "too lit" for New York and that's why his Knicks tenure sucked.

    What the **** does that even mean?

    Does he even know what the **** that means?

    :laugh:
     
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    Also on "The Jump", Scottie Pippen thinks that the Lakers adding Trevor Ariza would make them "an instant contender"

    Scottie, Scottie, Scottie. Bro. No. Stop. No.
     
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    JV’s injury sucks, he was playing games SO well, and our bench has been struggling this year, they need him. At least we still have a pretty good C rotation in Ibaka/Monroe though. Hopefully JV’s back in a month.

    Overall the team has been amazing, my favourite Raps season ever so far. Think our biggest weakness is our bench, and IMO the main issue there is our bench wings - Delon has been meh, and CJ has been crazy bad. If we could somehow pick up a solid bench SF (OG has been mostly playing stretch 4), IMO that’d improve our bench a lot, and fix our main weakness. Any options out there? I guess a bench PF could work too, as we could move OG to SF.
     
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    Justin Holiday
    He's one player I really want
     
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    If the Bulls buyout Parker and we can get him cheap then that could be a decent spark plug off the bench. Helps the offence from the bench but not so much on D, but I trust Nurse that he could make it work. Silly that the Bulls signed the guy for 20 mil a season and now he doesn't play at all.
     
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    I wouldn't want Parker even if it's for free
    His overall impact comes from being a high usage scorer but other than that, he doesn't really bring anything else to the table
     
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    Parker sucks. he's the DeRozan of big men. But like the bad version of DeRozan that can't do anything but score.

    So... change of analogy: He's the Andrew Wiggins of big men.
     
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    Him and Current Carmelo Anthony (if he were playing) are similar players. Inefficient volume scorers that provide nothing else.
     
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    Raptors getting torched by career journeymen Seth Curry
     
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    It's Steph's revenge :sarcasm:
     
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    The defense was horrible tonight.
     
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    That was unnecessary by FVV. What a come back immediately stopped by that.
     
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    We've played poor all game, no denying it. But VanVleet killed the comeback with that idiocy. No need to rush to try and tie the game up there with over a minute left. Why he didn't slow down the ball to set up an actual play I'll never know.
     
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    I taught nhl refs were bad but every time I watch the NBA I remember how bad they are. Kawhi getting mauled in the 4th quarter no call.

    Portland playing the game of their lifes with bench players like Curry and Stauskas hitting every shot
     
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    Selfish play.
     
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    Lol the teams were confused. The keystone cops lol

    Funny
     
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    We can compensate without Kawhi in the lineup, but without Lowry, we're noticeably weaker. Gotta priorotize keeping him well rested and healthy for the playoffs.
     
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    Kyle has always been the MVP of this team. Too bad he is not 5 years younger.
     
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    Starters could be Wright-Green-Leonard-OG-Ibaka
    Bench as Brown-Richardson-Miles-Boucher-Monroe

    Keep in mind, Denver is missing Harris, Barton, Isaiah Thomas, Millsap, Porter (if you count him)
     
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    G league like game. ;).
     

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