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I don't even mind Lowry getting throw out, I think you need a few players in each squad with that level of intensity in the game.

Not a great game, but to be fair, the Kings are a handful to deal with.
 

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When JV comes back they should try BB and JV starting and use Scolas scoring off the bench. BB is a beast on the boards, quickly falling in love with his game
 

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DEMARRE CARROLL UNDERGOES SURGERY
Posted: Jan 06, 2016
The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday forward DeMarre Carroll had arthroscopic surgery this morning on his right knee. The procedure was performed by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Carroll’s status will be updated as appropriate.

Carroll sat out Monday’s game at Cleveland with a swollen right knee. He had played in the previous five contests after missing nine games (December 7-22) with a right knee contusion.

Carroll has averaged 11.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 31.9 minutes in 23 games. He had a season-high 21 points on two occasions: October 30 at Boston and November 22 at the Los Angeles Clippers. The Raptors face the Brooklyn Nets tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Barclays Center (TSN/TSN1050 Toronto)

http://www.nba.com/raptors/press-releases-demarre-carroll-010616


And with that my friends ... we start to hurt :-(

Biyombo has been a fantastic fit and surprise for us ... really lucky to have both him and JV healthy and ready to battle for us ... Just love what they give us in terms of options for the 5-spot in late game situations and match ups!!
But having said that ... defense is where it all begins and we've just taken a major lunch in the gut! Hopefully he can make it back in time for playoffs ... if not. We're a first round exit yet again...
 

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I haven't heard or seen anything yet ... it was just announced this morning .. so I'm not expecting he'll be back until just before the playoffs .... if we're lucky.
 

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Better than what I'd expect too ... but look how long he was out initially and that was without surgery .... so i'm hopeful, but skeptical :-/
 

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Soooo PP did you get to see the game or what ???
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I actually didn't attend.

I planned to, then life got real busy and I completely forgot to try and buy tickets. When I remembered, the tickets had sold out completely.

I was at the last OT game when we played the Nets in London, so in some comforting way, I was at least glad another fan that maybe didn't get the chance to go last time, got to see a thriller this time.

Great win, DeMar and Kyle had horrible shooting nights, but we still found a way to win.
 

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That's too bad. Their number one fan in the UK missed out.
Oh well. Life is very much like that. Ups and downs and every year is busier than the last. I didn't even get to see the game at all!! Forgot to pvr it and I don't have the primo sports package ($$$) to watch the replays :-(
But at least they one ... So we'll just hang out hats on that and look forward to all star weekend ;-)
 

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I've watched 3 of the games on this little 4-game win streak, and point guard play has really stood out to me with this team. Lowry is back to his form from late last season, and Joseph is a very steady presence off that bench. I feel like this team only gets near its peak when those PGs are controlling the action.
 

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I've watched 3 of the games on this little 4-game win streak, and point guard play has really stood out to me with this team. Lowry is back to his form from late last season, and Joseph is a very steady presence off that bench. I feel like this team only gets near its peak when those PGs are controlling the action.
If they could add a go to front court piece I'd have a lot more faith in them. But relying on Lowry/DD every night isn't going to get this team past the second round at best
 

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Our boys have been on FIRE!! And on so many levels it's incredible!!
I don't even know where to start ...
Lowry .... Stellar. Unconscious on offense and defense
Demar... Really expanded his game with a consistent 3
Ross .... Ohh my goodness who gave him that wake-up call?? Thank You, thank you!!
JV .... In very very fine form these days on both sides of the court. A lot of key plays
Bismack .... Solid off the bench. A small loss on offense but he makes it up ten fold on everything else. This guys is truly finding his stride with Toronto. Two strong bigs!! How sweet is that and when (if ever) have we had that strength at the 5?
Patterson .... Suddenly remembers how to shoot, defend and contribute! I'm astounded..
Joseph ... Smart, heads up plays! Drives to the paint, dropping shots, assists EDT (every damn thing!)
Johnson and Scola doing their part too.

Excellent play all around in these last 9 games ....
So big question ... Are we trading? Who? And Why?
 

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I'm pleased Ross has begun to live up to his contract (at least somewhat). I honestly believe he's the key to a deep playoff run for this franchise. When Ross and PP provide spacing, Lowry and DeMar can operate, rather than try and play hero ball.

Love this team.
 

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It's rumored that the Raptors are interested in Markieff Morris. I hope that we get him. He's one of the few power forwards that has talent and is affordable. With how much money we have tied up elsewhere I think he's our best option.

I know he has attitude problems but I actually side with Morris on his conflict with the Suns organization. It was a shaddy thing to do to trick him into taking a pay cut in order to play with his twin brother and then trade his brother a year into the deal.
 

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That would be interesting.... Maybe now is a good time to package up Ross, Patterson or Johnson and a pick. I'd be ok with losing any one of them for a good 4. What would a trade look like y'think? And when's the trade deadline. Isn't that coming up at the end of the month?
 
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