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We're running a, how should I say, pilot or beta version of our new Raptors Republic app. We haven't made it official as we're still trying to work out some bugs while improving the user interface. So, its not the final version so expect to see more changes over the next while.

Anyhow, please feel free to download. Available on both Android & iPhone. It's absolutely free.

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...rsrepublic.app

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If we could ask a favour though. We're welcoming feedback and suggestions on perhaps things you'd like to see. At the end of the day we're doing this for you guys by making everything here easier available for you the user. Please send your feedback (Regardless if its positive or negative) to raptorsrepublic@gmail.com.

Thanks in advance and we hope you guys enjoy the application.
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  • #61
    We're not even 20 games in, I don't see much point playing these young guys when we have capable players in front of them. They're learning a ton right now, so they're still developing even if it's not on the court.

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    • #62
      SkywalkerAC wrote: View Post
      I might add that it looks that Bruno has come a long way despite virtually no varsity minutes. He was so raw that there was nowhere to go but up with his talent, still an interesting case. There's so much behind developing a player beyond finding them a few minutes.
      Skill wise, yes i agree. I always thought he needed minutes just to increase his bball iq, defensive rotations, offencive flow, ect. He can work on this in the d league fine, and i agree he already is improving in that area. I dont think there is a substitute for 5 on 5 play, but he has definitely improved his individual skills.

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      • #63
        Chr1s1anL wrote: View Post
        If either Powell or Bennett could actually shoot. I feel like they would of already surpassed Ross and 2pat. The fact that Ross and 2pat have proven in the past that they can shoot give them the edge. This team needs shooting and cause of that Casey has to play play Ross and 2pat.
        You throw Tyler Hansborough's mind into Bennett's body, things will get done

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        • #64
          Great read from Smitch.

          https://www.minnpost.com/sports/2016...-season-so-far

          This in particular rang true for me:

          These are things that veteran teams just take for granted. We have to teach all of that. So, OK, people think, “Well you told them.” But how long does it take to break bad habits, habits that you have had ever since you started playing basketball? You can’t just do it by telling them once. If no one has ever taught you how to set a proper screen, I have got to show you Monday, I have got to show you Tuesday, I got to show you Wednesday, on tape Thursday, on tape Friday — until it becomes second nature.

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          • #65
            Doesn't he come off as slightly condescending?

            Also, KG is right.

            https://vine.co/v/exLJD7Kw2v6
            Last edited by Mess; Tue Jan 12th, 2016, 10:38 AM.
            Two beer away from being two beers away.

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            • #66
              Mess wrote: View Post
              Doesn't he come as slightly condescending?

              Also, KG is right.

              https://vine.co/v/exLJD7Kw2v6
              Smitch always liked to mess with reporters and put them in their place. It's what he does.

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              • #67
                Mess wrote: View Post
                Doesn't he come off as slightly condescending?

                Also, KG is right.

                https://vine.co/v/exLJD7Kw2v6
                I thought it was mostly exasperation, particularly the stuff he was saying about AAU coaches not teaching the fundamentals.

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                • #68
                  Good read.

                  http://www.expressnews.com/sports/sp...rs-6801384.php

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                  • #69
                    Thought this was a good quote from Steve Kerr:




                    Ties back well to what Sam Mitchell was saying in his interview.

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                    • #70
                      Interesting read on Thon Maker, who was picked right after Jakob. The prioritization of the development of his lower body is great; that's where I think other programs that focus excessively on upper body mass building go wrong.

                      http://mag.bleacherreport.com/thon-maker-bucks-unicorn/

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                      • #71
                        If Sully is ready for mins at the 4/5 then I'd like yak/siakam to play heavy mins on 905 before the dleague season ends.

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