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Old 10-27-2015, 12:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Raptors 2015/16 Season Discussion Thread

Coming off the back of our most successful regular season ever (49 wins) and a pathetic playoff performance (0-4), here we are, re-tooled and ready for battle.

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Old 10-27-2015, 05:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sooo... Let's see what we've got ... Now I'm just guessing on some players and roles outside of our starting lineup. But here's what I have so far.

Starters, 2nd unit, backups ...

1. Lowry, Joseph, Powell
2. DeRozan, Powell ??? (not sure who's our 2nd here)
3. Carroll, Ross
4. Scola, Patterson, Johnson, Bennett
5. Valanciunas, Biyombo
With ... Caboclo, Nogueira and Wright in the DLeague

Arguably much better than last year in the starting 5. Carroll and Scola just better and more versatile than their predecessors (strangely enough on both sides of the court) except when Ross plays to who he can be ... which is not often enough sadly. Are we in a contract year yet on him? I guess that's when it'll all 'click' right!??! And then we'll get a season of insane level play, followed by an insane contract and then the drop-off... Sigh.

Still .. Looking forward to a great season. Good Luck to us all :-) !!!
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Old 10-28-2015, 02:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Raptors 2015/16 Season Discussion Thread

As always, I'm now ridiculously excited. So glad that basketball is back.
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Re: Raptors 2015/16 Season Discussion Thread

Hell of a 3rd Q. Lowry/JV looked legit. DD showed flashes of all-star play. I liked the feisty effort on D, hopefully our O can gel some, looked very sloppy
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Re: Raptors 2015/16 Season Discussion Thread

DeRozan 25 points .... I think he was playing down during the preseason on purpose!! Just to make us sweat ... Lowry 23 points ... and Valenciunas with 21 and 15 boards! Wow!! Ugly game in stretches but in the end ... we got the W and that's all that matters ;-)

Lotsa potential !!
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Re: Raptors 2015/16 Season Discussion Thread

I like Carroll, he's like a physical Anthony Parker, exactly what this team was lacking last season. The backup role should allow Ross to play without fear and we might finally see the best out of him.

Lowry. DeRozan. Valanciunas.

The big three.
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Re: Raptors 2015/16 Season Discussion Thread

DeRozan continued his strong play.

The big thing for me, Carroll and Ross our SF rotation both scored 20+ points.
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Re: Raptors 2015/16 Season Discussion Thread

I don't understand Casey's hate for JV. The guy was a boss in the first game and this game he ends up playing 23 min. I know he had foul trouble but let the guy play through it.
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I don't understand Casey's hate for JV. The guy was a boss in the first game and this game he ends up playing 23 min. I know he had foul trouble but let the guy play through it.
If you ever truly want to be happy, you will have to let go of any hope in understanding Casey.
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Ohhh WOW!! The last two games were stunning. Not perfect but, MAN... We've really got something going on here!! I'm Starting to like Biyombo. Rough night in finishing for him but right place, right time and additive to the game overall. He'll get his. Ross doing it again!! Patterson making shots, JV just beasting it, Carroll making a huge difference..... AND ... I even have to call out Casey for that key timeout in the 4th. Good play right off of that and then the team just coming together to close out the game and shut the door.
DAMN!!! Solid game and the defense making a difference.
Don't look now, but this team is seriously on the rise!!
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Re: Raptors 2015/16 Season Discussion Thread

Tough road sched upcoming, true test time. Impressed with Ross off the bench, seems that's where his comfort level is at.
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Re: Raptors 2015/16 Season Discussion Thread

Pretty dominant performance. Has Jonas finally taken the step? He looks great.

I'm very happy with what I've seen from almost everybody. It's weird, I'm not even mad at Casey. Oh and kudos to the man for becoming the franchises most winning coach of all time.
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Tough road sched upcoming, true test time. Impressed with Ross off the bench, seems that's where his comfort level is at.
This is the most impressive thing I've seen in the (very) young season from this Raptors team. Ross is really embracing this role and excelling at it. He might actually be a 6MOY candidate. Didn't really see that one coming.
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This is the most impressive thing I've seen in the (very) young season from this Raptors team. Ross is really embracing this role and excelling at it. He might actually be a 6MOY candidate. Didn't really see that one coming.
Ya hopefully its not a short term showing. I actually saw him attack the basket, which was unheard of until now.
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But yet we haven't put in a contract extension offer to him yet. Tonight (30 minutes to go) to NBA deadline and still nothing on the airwaves.... Hope they do something before this becomes a distraction for Ross and the team.
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