BC's live conference, 1st thing he said was that DC overperformed vs expectations and naturally deserved his option year to be exercised.
if they were smart theyd really extend him not just excercise his option..
Some notes from this mornings news conference
looking for players with character and skill (DC)
shooters as the most desired need. 3 point shooters are born, only so much can be taught (DC)
team needs improvement in shooting (rotation and/or role players are available (BC)
looking to pick up tempo (BC and DC)
looking for natural runners,(DC)
team needs work on moving ball ahead, point guards are available that can do this (DC)
running game slow downs in playoffs (DC)
fits mold of moving ball forward (DC)
compares him to Harden and Terry (DC)
his growth his dependant upon getting teammates more involved (DC)
Compared to Billups in that it took a few years and teams to define his role (BC)
works his tail off (BC)
not appropriate to clearly define his role yet (BC)
talented, athletic,defends,good shooter (BC)
An interest in keeping him (BC)
stated that he wants to be here which is a factor (BC)
tremendous growth, key piece to team getting to next level.(DC)
showing leadership (DC)
improve 3 point shooting, rebounding and physical strength (BC)
wants him to practice at same pace he plays(BC)
same numbers, showed more maturity (BC)
youngest player on young team (BC)
responded well to challenges presented to him at the end of last year (BC)
defense improved (BC)
rebounding did not improve and may not due to useage and mentality (no nose for the ball)(BC)
showed his capabilities pre-injury (DC)
talent package that cannot be taught (DC)
needs an occasional tap on shoulder to remind him of importance of defense (DC)
responds to being held accountable (DC)
tremendous value to team (BC)
from exit interviews with players it is obvious he is a leader (BC)
a lot less blowbys this year more effective defender (BC)
mentioned that he has been talked about (externally) as an amnesty possibility (BC)
improvement in moving ball forward (BC)
needs to improve strength and shooting(DC)
unsure how good a shooter he can become(DC)
will break down shooting form to the begining over the summer (DC)
has a rebounding mentality not shared by AB (BC)
mentioned the 3 spot along with the improvement of JJ at that spot (BC)
last night coudn't come quick enough (BC)
I am raring to go (BC)
Too early for specifics, discussed flexibity and the pre and post July 1 opportunities (BC)
need a shooter (BC and DC)
everthing is on the table (BC)
contract option picked up (BC)
Did well in def performance bonuses (BC)
exceeded expectations (BC)
Last edited by jbml; Fri Apr 27th, 2012 at 12:45 PM.
BC was really gushing over Casey. It was cute.
Thanks for the breakdown.
So.. Ed Davis gets the bargnani call out this year. I guess that makes sense. When Bryan talked about how they were going to improve shooting and he said something like "well, look at a player like...." and them caught himself saying to much. That was about as close as I've ever seen him come to doing that. Planned? Did someone give him a look? Or did he just see the drool coming from the pool of reporters?
Thanks for the breakdown. Much appreciated. Gonna have to watch the videos tonight.
The shooter hole could technically be addressed by drafting Barnes. Bringing back Barbosa helps too.
A lot of these things seem to point to Beal...
Not that im dissapointed.
After pre-draft work-outs I think J. Lamb will distinguish himself as best shooter in this draft.
With the pick most likely outside of the top 6 that is who I would target.
if we drop to like 8th or 9th and Quincy Miller dominates the workout we draft his ass. He may very well be a prospect but he is just the type of player we need at the 3. Long, athletic, and very energetic and vocal
Wonder how long MLSE waits before deciding on Colangelo's option year. The end of this summer? The end of next season?
If the Raptors could swap picks with a team and take back a player, that would be a good circumstance to get Miller i.e. player and 14/15/16 pick for 7.
Not sure this is even possible but it is something I would not be opposed to if the Raptors don't get top 3 or no one of significance slides.
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