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    Today, 08:01 PM
    Axel replied to a poll #FireCasey in Everything Raptors
    By the play on the court with appropriate context. How do you win? What are the circumstances? By the adjustments and rotations and schemes and...
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    Today, 07:47 PM
    Axel replied to a poll #FireCasey in Everything Raptors
    You're right, it can't be proven. Just like you can't prove that Stevens wouldn't have done better than Casey when you try to point to Casey's record.
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    Today, 07:39 PM
    Axel replied to a poll #FireCasey in Everything Raptors
    But that's really not relevant because the teams and circumstances aren't the same. You switch Casey and Stevens with these rosters, Celtics...
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    Today, 07:05 PM
    Axel replied to a poll #FireCasey in Everything Raptors
    You can't simply claim a record in the playoffs as a standard for coaching. Different teams, different players, different matchups, different...
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    Today, 05:59 PM
    Axel replied to a poll #FireCasey in Everything Raptors
    But the question was why does Stevens get the benefit of the doubt. He was an elite coaching prospect. Casey was never in that tier and Stevens has a...
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    Today, 04:31 PM
    Axel replied to a poll #FireCasey in Everything Raptors
    Because Stevens was widely considered one of the best basketball minds in college and someone that many teams would have loved to have hired. He's...
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    Today, 03:56 PM
    Axel replied to a poll #FireCasey in Everything Raptors
    Everyone is aware because you frequently post it like it's some sort of compelling argument. Stevens is doing great things and is still very...
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    Today, 02:40 PM
    Axel replied to a poll #FireCasey in Everything Raptors
    I think back to games last year when we needed Lowry to play 40 mins a game so that we could beat the 76ers. We would play the Warriors tight and the...
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    Today, 12:14 PM
    Axel replied to a poll #FireCasey in Everything Raptors
    I see a lot of the same problems year after year. This team doesn't get blown out often but they also don't blow other teams out often either...
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    Today, 11:11 AM
    Axel replied to a poll #FireCasey in Everything Raptors
    Your exchange wasn't even the main target of that comment.
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    Today, 08:51 AM
    Axel replied to a poll #FireCasey in Everything Raptors
    Ok gents, let's try to keep the posts on Casey and give up with the commentary on other posters (past or present). To the pro Casey crowd, in...
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    Today, 05:10 AM
    Since we throwing shade already, don't forget the immortal Tyler Ulis and his 3 points, 4 assist performance. Booker definitely is the real stud...
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    Yesterday, 03:59 PM
    It's pretty funny that Tucker is finally providing us what $60 million worth of Carroll was supposed to. Now if Carroll could ever get back to his...
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    Yesterday, 03:52 PM
    Nilanka replied to a poll #FireCasey in Everything Raptors
    I think Casey is a good coach, but my gut tells me a more accomplished coach could get more a bit more out of this team. Someone who demands...
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    Yesterday, 03:13 PM
    It's hard to measure an individual's performance using team win totals. Also, we should probably come to a consensus definition of "best" for this...
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    Yesterday, 02:05 PM
    Axel replied to a poll #FireCasey in Everything Raptors
    Based on his career thus far, would you say he has improved in any particular way? I find that a lot of the issues this year are the same issues...
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    Yesterday, 01:33 PM
    Axel replied to a poll #FireCasey in Everything Raptors
    Or that Greg Steimsma was going to take JV's starting spot because he was the defensive minded center that Casey wanted?
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    Yesterday, 01:27 PM
    Nilanka replied to a poll #FireCasey in Everything Raptors
    Like when you wanted to give up a 1st round pick for Anthony Bennett's carcass? ;)
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    Yesterday, 01:12 PM
    Nilanka replied to a poll #FireCasey in Everything Raptors
    "Hater" is thrown around so often, that it's lost all meaning. Casey sucks and deserves to die! - Hater Casey has some strengths but also some...
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    Yesterday, 12:56 PM
    Axel replied to a poll #FireCasey in Everything Raptors
    At least we can all agree that Masai has done a good job, right? ... checks for peanutwuzzle ... right!
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    Yesterday, 12:42 PM
    And not to be lost on all this....Vince was doing things the world had never seen before (and haven't seen since).
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    Yesterday, 12:30 PM
    I'm saying Vince at best was #5, and you're saying he was at best #7. Since we're comparing to DeRozan, is there really a difference between 5 and...
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    Yesterday, 12:14 PM
    In 2000-01, I think you could make a legit case for Iverson, Kobe, Shaq, Duncan, Carter. EDIT: He was 2nd team All-NBA that year. Led the league in...
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    Yesterday, 11:40 AM
    Vince, at his Raptor peak, was easily a top 5 player in the league. He got better as the stage got bigger. DeRozan, is probably in the top...
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    Yesterday, 10:58 AM
    Nilanka replied to a poll #FireCasey in Everything Raptors
    Great read.
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    Yesterday, 10:38 AM
    Put a plug in dynasty thread, they may not all be checking other threads right now.
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    Yesterday, 09:16 AM
    Ibaka's the obvious answer. But I can't help but wonder how much of the defensive turnaround is because of Tucker's contagious tenacity. His value...
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  • Nilanka's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:56 AM
    Just pointing out that over the last 3 years, the Raptors have just 7 wins in 18 first round games (as the higher seed).
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    Yesterday, 08:53 AM
    Now, I'm starting to worry that Cleveland drops to the 2nd seed, which means we're fine right where we are (as the 4th seed).
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    Was that the one where he signals wearing "The Belt" after hitting a three? It's been so long that I can't remember.
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    Im in on that legacy draft if there is still room!
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    You know I'm in!! Just let me know when it'll start, hopefully not today...
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    Thanks man. Hope to see that celebration lots this season.
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