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    After months of waiting the time has finally come my friends....

    Our Toronto Raptors host the Detroit Piston this coming Wednesday, October 26 @ 7:30pm.

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    Toronto
    Klye Lowry - CJ
    DeMar DeDrozan - TR
    DeMarre Carroll - NP
    Patrick Patterson - PS
    Jonas Valanciunas - JP

    Detroit
    Some no name cause RJ is injured
    Another no name
    Stan Van ?
    Power Forward
    Hack a Drummond


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    Jared Sullinger is likely not playing on Wednesday
    - “Jared is still sore. He may be a little while before he comes back,” Dwane Casey
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    Hopefully our team puts more effort into the game than OP did into this half-assed game thread.

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    Quote Scraptor wrote: View Post
    Hopefully our team puts more effort into the game than OP did into this half-assed game thread.
    Really man?

    It's just a game thread. Relax.

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    Quote TRex wrote: View Post
    Really man?

    It's just a game thread. Relax.
    Never. Our season is ruined. I'm going to live with the ducks.

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    Never. Our season is ruined. I'm going to live with the ducks.
    Good luck. The grass is always greener on the other side.


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    If the team plays halfway decently this should be a win. With Detroit missing their PG they are in trouble early in the season.

    Really hope Siakam doesn't start. He mucks up the spacing as badly as Scola did, though for different reasons, and has been consistently lost defensively over the past few games. Give him a shot against bench players to get his feet wet, and don't give him major minutes - play Carroll at the 4 a lot, run lots of Powell and Ross at the three, lots of CoJo at the 2. This is the benefit of having a lot of multi position players on the roster and in the rotation - you can shift guys around and keep your best players playing a lot instead of relying on a young guy in the position of injury. We'll have some trouble at C if BeBe and Sully are both out (presumably they are), so Siakam might get time there (which is where I prefer him anyway), otherwise Jakob better come ready to play. Need Jonas to play a lot and play well - here's hoping he shakes off the rust of pre-season.

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    I got a feeling it would be a slow start, it seems other then Lowry and Demar there are major chemistry issues still lingering. We will probably need our bench to step up for this one.

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    Quote Hotshot wrote: View Post
    I got a feeling it would be a slow start, it seems other then Lowry and Demar there are major chemistry issues still lingering. We will probably need our bench to step up for this one.
    We always needed our bench to step up.

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    Detroit's weakness is our strengths. Too much of an advantage in the back court. Raptors will win.

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    If the team plays halfway decently this should be a win. With Detroit missing their PG they are in trouble early in the season.

    Really hope Siakam doesn't start. He mucks up the spacing as badly as Scola did, though for different reasons, and has been consistently lost defensively over the past few games. Give him a shot against bench players to get his feet wet, and don't give him major minutes - play Carroll at the 4 a lot, run lots of Powell and Ross at the three, lots of CoJo at the 2. This is the benefit of having a lot of multi position players on the roster and in the rotation - you can shift guys around and keep your best players playing a lot instead of relying on a young guy in the position of injury. We'll have some trouble at C if BeBe and Sully are both out (presumably they are), so Siakam might get time there (which is where I prefer him anyway), otherwise Jakob better come ready to play. Need Jonas to play a lot and play well - here's hoping he shakes off the rust of pre-season.
    Agree with most of this.

    Ross and Powell might have issues against some big 3s, but really, aside from LeBron/PG/Durant, how many guys is it they can't guard?
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    Well Detroit does use some pretty big players at small forward sometimes like Tobias Harris and Marcus Morris. That could present a mismatch problem although it would work both ways so it should be fine.

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    We always needed our bench to step up.
    I consider that our biggest strength as well as our biggest weakness.

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    Easiest way for us to win: Get Ish into foul trouble. They don't have a PG besides him, really. The one thing that does scare me is that Detroit does have depth in terms of shooting, especially from 3. But you know what they say: You either live or die by the 3.
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    Oh my god it's finally almost here

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    Quote 007 wrote: View Post
    Oh my god it's finally almost here


    Y'all ready tho? We're usually pretty good for the 1st game of the season, keep it going lads

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    I for one am glad to see most of the usual suspects floating around here. I hope you all had a nice Derozan and are ready for five more DeRozans of DeRozan. What a time to be a DeRozan of the DeRozan DeRozans.

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    Quote DanH wrote: View Post
    If the team plays halfway decently this should be a win. With Detroit missing their PG they are in trouble early in the season.

    Really hope Siakam doesn't start. He mucks up the spacing as badly as Scola did, though for different reasons, and has been consistently lost defensively over the past few games. Give him a shot against bench players to get his feet wet, and don't give him major minutes - play Carroll at the 4 a lot, run lots of Powell and Ross at the three, lots of CoJo at the 2. This is the benefit of having a lot of multi position players on the roster and in the rotation - you can shift guys around and keep your best players playing a lot instead of relying on a young guy in the position of injury. We'll have some trouble at C if BeBe and Sully are both out (presumably they are), so Siakam might get time there (which is where I prefer him anyway), otherwise Jakob better come ready to play. Need Jonas to play a lot and play well - here's hoping he shakes off the rust of pre-season.
    Keep dreaming. If Sullinger is out Pascal will absolutely be starting lol. After last season you STILL think Casey is going to change his ways. He's always made it clear he rather keep the bench in tact and put someone random with the starters when a player is injured. Very annoying and very stupid but that's Casey for you
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    This game is going to be a tough fist test to the season. Both teams will be without a starter, Jackson is a little more important than Sully, but it does cause issues for both teams. We will need to rely on either a rookie to pick up the slack or for guys to play and guard out of position. Detroit has some very large and physical big men in Drummond, Baynes, and Marjanovic, that will be a problem with JV as the only tested big man available for opening night. The wing spot is a concern as well with Morris and Stanley Johnson providing Detroit with players that will be tough for Ross and Powell to match up with.

    My hope is that the advantage we have at the point guard position will trickle down and cause Detroit's other players to get in foul trouble or to over-help and create easy looks for shooters and drop offs around the hoop. This looks like a game where DeRozan and Lowry will need to be on in order to get the W.
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