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    Am I the only who thinks that raps season has been very disappointing, definitely not raptors basketball..this is not fun, players are 2 blame..but the coach has a lot 2 do with it 2..really sucks.
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    Quote Dr Hannibal Lecter wrote: View Post
    Am I the only who thinks that raps season has been very disappointing, definitely not raptors basketball..this is not fun, players are 2 blame..but the coach has a lot 2 do with it 2..really sucks.
    Not sure how you think your opinion is in the minority. Everyone is bummed about this season.

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    The boys had a chat in the locker room post game




    Remember when we made other teams do this? Good times

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    Glad I missed this stinker by the looks of things.

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    Yuck. I watched this on delay and I'm surprised they went to the lengths of players meetings and the media speculating over rotation changes. Just thought it was a regular Lowry-ain't-here stinker. The defensive effort was definitely lacking, big time. But even during good stretches of focused defence, Russ was hitting crazy shots, and the fast break stuff was mostly driven by the offence just being a grind all night. By no means was that fun to watch, and if it means the team gets a kick to get them through the next few games, great. But I hope the rotation doesn't get screwed with too much - this team will work fine when Lowry is back.

    In any case, an L is an L. Bounce back, beat Detroit, and you'll have the split you expect from a back to back. All forgiven. Just have to do it first.

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    Quote DanH wrote: View Post
    Yuck. I watched this on delay and I'm surprised they went to the lengths of players meetings and the media speculating over rotation changes. Just thought it was a regular Lowry-ain't-here stinker. The defensive effort was definitely lacking, big time. But even during good stretches of focused defence, Russ was hitting crazy shots, and the fast break stuff was mostly driven by the offence just being a grind all night. By no means was that fun to watch, and if it means the team gets a kick to get them through the next few games, great. But I hope the rotation doesn't get screwed with too much - this team will work fine when Lowry is back.

    In any case, an L is an L. Bounce back, beat Detroit, and you'll have the split you expect from a back to back. All forgiven. Just have to do it first.
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    Players only meeting only confirms what we have all thought for awhile now....Casey has lost the team.

    Kyle made it clear before the trades and now the team is trying to win in spite of him.

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    You are such a positive human being. I admire and wish I had half of it in me lol
    Meh. If Lowry was healthy and they were playing like this I'd be livid. I just have an out right now.

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    I just don't understand how, in the middle of a playoff race, you need to have a team meeting about effort. Especially when you have D.C., COJO, IBAKA, PJ and NORM who are all "effort and tough" players. The fck is going on with this team.

    I hate to turn to the coach, but your team losing motivation in a play off race is not a good look.

    Also, there's about 10 other games Casey should be apologizing to fans about.

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    Quote Uncle_Si wrote: View Post
    I just don't understand how, in the middle of a playoff race, you need to have a team meeting about effort. Especially when you have D.C., COJO, IBAKA, PJ and NORM who are all "effort and tough" players. The fck is going on with this team.

    I hate to turn to the coach, but your team losing motivation in a play off race is not a good look.

    Also, there's about 10 other games Casey should be apologizing to fans about.
    Exactly. I can live with us losing without Lowry, especially against a good team, but this no effort thing is very similar to the 2014 team and as we all know that's not good. At this point in the season effort should not be the problem. That is definitely when you have to look at the coach. I knew our offence would be bad without Lowry but what we're seeing is unacceptable. They better get their shit together and quick. How they come out tonight against Detroit will say a lot about where this teams head is at
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    Quote GLF wrote: View Post
    Exactly. I can live with us losing without Lowry, especially against a good team, but this no effort thing is very similar to the 2014 team and as we all know that's not good. At this point in the season effort should not be the problem. That is definitely when you have to look at the coach. I knew our offence would be bad without Lowry but what we're seeing is unacceptable. They better get their shit together and quick. How they come out tonight against Detroit will say a lot about where this teams head is at
    It won't say shit about it. It's how they come out the rest of the season. They've played tough and gritty with Lowry at times and slow and lethargic just as often. That's the problem. Everyone expects them to come out pissed against the Pistons (especially after blowing that last game), it's the games after that that matter.

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    You are such a positive human being. I admire and wish I had half of it in me lol
    I mean there's being positive and then there's rationalizing away obvious problems.

    Even without Kyle we should not be getting blown out at home to OKC. Not if we hope to contend. We shouldn't be losing by 15 to the Heat, or be losing at all to the Bucks.

    The team realizes it and I'm glad they had a players only meeting. At least they're recognizing there are problems, which is the first step towards correcting them. I'd be more concerned if they kept excusing the losses on Kyle's absence. This shows pride and professionalism--or at least a step in that direction.

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    Total embarrassment last night.

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    Quote Scraptor wrote: View Post
    I mean there's being positive and then there's rationalizing away obvious problems.

    Even without Kyle we should not be getting blown out at home to OKC. Not if we hope to contend. We shouldn't be losing by 15 to the Heat, or be losing at all to the Bucks.

    The team realizes it and I'm glad they had a players only meeting. At least they're recognizing there are problems, which is the first step towards correcting them. I'd be more concerned if they kept excusing the losses on Kyle's absence. This shows pride and professionalism--or at least a step in that direction.
    This! Players meeting is a good thing. It is not healthy or productive to get blown out and go "oh well, kyle will save us"
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    Quote Uncle_Si wrote: View Post
    I just don't understand how, in the middle of a playoff race, you need to have a team meeting about effort. Especially when you have D.C., COJO, IBAKA, PJ and NORM who are all "effort and tough" players. The fck is going on with this team.

    I hate to turn to the coach, but your team losing motivation in a play off race is not a good look.

    Also, there's about 10 other games Casey should be apologizing to fans about.

    This! If you need a team meeting for you to put in effort this late into the season, something is very wrong with the entire team + coaching staff.
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    Quote JamesNaismith wrote: View Post
    Players only meeting only confirms what we have all thought for awhile now....Casey has lost the team.

    Kyle made it clear before the trades and now the team is trying to win in spite of him.
    No it doesn't mean he's lost the team, don't make it try and fit your narrative. Lots of teams have players only meetings.

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    Maybe Kyle was the featured speaker...lol.
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