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  • Dvdvideo
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    golden wrote: View Post

    That game felt eerily like a 2020-21 Raptors game: getting pounded inside while some random scrub guard goes off from 3. All the while thinking/knowing that we’re more talented than the opposition. Lol.
    Yes, every second they played below or even you could feel the odds increasing in thier favor. Not only did it allow them to gain confidence, it narrowed our margins for victory (allowance for error, refs, or a hot player) with every passing minute.

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  • golden
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    Dvdvideo wrote: View Post

    The defense was not fine in the first half, they destroyed us inside, and we had no urgency/energy. I agree the refs were brutal but it should not have mattered, had we played the entire 40 mins we would have won by 10.
    That game felt eerily like a 2020-21 Raptors game: getting pounded inside while some random scrub guard goes off from 3. All the while thinking/knowing that we’re more talented than the opposition. Lol.

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  • guyroch
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    Canada is in good company .. Teams like Brazil and Lithuania won't be going . I think only U.S and Argentia are going to the Olympics from FIBA Americas

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  • Primer
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    We don't need 7 footers but we do need Tristan Thompson and Kelly Olynyk. If we had Murray and SGA it wouldn't have mattered either, those guys can run circles around these slow international players and not miss wide open shots.

    If we have the full squad for FIBA America's in 2023 we easily take top 2 and qualify for the next Olympics

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  • WJF
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    SkywalkerAC wrote: View Post
    We're going to need some 7-footers in the program.
    The FIBA game is different than the NBA. Big beefy 7 footers are really effective when you can play true zone and pack the paint.

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  • SkywalkerAC
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    We're going to need some 7-footers in the program.

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  • Dvdvideo
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    Primer wrote: View Post

    If you watched it live I don't know how you could come away not feeling that Lyles and Cojo lost us the game. They just could not hit the broad side of a barn on wide open 3's. We forced 19 TO's (only committed 8), the defense was fine, we just didn't make any easy baskets off those turnovers, just kept missing wide open shots.

    The refs also were pretty brutal against us, lots of seriously bad calls, but that's secondary for me, we shouldn't have made it close enough to where the refs mattered.
    The defense was not fine in the first half, they destroyed us inside, and we had no urgency/energy. I agree the refs were brutal but it should not have mattered, had we played the entire 40 mins we would have won by 10.

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  • The Great One
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    Who are the top Canadian NBA prospects right now? like i'm talking about prospects who have star potential. If this is really the golden era of CDN basketball then they gotta have more than just Wiggins, Murray, SGA, NAW and Barrett.

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  • Hotshot
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    guyroch wrote: View Post
    Can somebody explain Corey Joseph . He played horrible.. He is worse now then he was the first time he put on a Canadian Men's Sr Jersey . Shouldn't he have been way way better
    "CoJo tricked you'll, man, like he was running the offense. He don't set up good plays, man. He just dribbling around, doing nothing"





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  • guyroch
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    Can somebody explain Corey Joseph . He played horrible.. He is worse now then he was the first time he put on a Canadian Men's Sr Jersey . Shouldn't he have been way way better

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  • Primer
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    Dvdvideo wrote: View Post


    The rest of the team was 9 for 33 in 3pt shots (a whopping 27%), and Lyles lost the game? Please. The fact that the defensive effort wasn't there for 48 minutes was his fault too?
    If you watched it live I don't know how you could come away not feeling that Lyles and Cojo lost us the game. They just could not hit the broad side of a barn on wide open 3's. We forced 19 TO's (only committed 8), the defense was fine, we just didn't make any easy baskets off those turnovers, just kept missing wide open shots.

    The refs also were pretty brutal against us, lots of seriously bad calls, but that's secondary for me, we shouldn't have made it close enough to where the refs mattered.

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  • golden
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    guyroch wrote: View Post
    I do think the key was making it too the Olympics . I wish these guys like Olynk and Tristian at least just gave us 3 weeks of their summer . You think they would have tried to redeem their playoff loss to Venezuela .. They only would have to played 2 games ( they could have easily taken China off )
    Yeah, Olynyk would have helped a lot. We shot 24% from 3 on high volume. Kelly is usually pretty clutch in high pressure games, playoffs or international.

    Conversely, we allowed them to shoot 46% from 3 and one random dude named Schilb played the game of his life. Czechs just surgically picked apart our defense - exploited size mismatch inside and then kicked out, swung the ball and found wide open shooters on the perimeter.

    They really came out swinging in the first quarter, punched us in the mouth and we never really recovered. We never looked ready to play or comfortable the whole game.

    Have to tip your hat to the Czechs, rather than play the blame game.

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  • guyroch
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    I do think the key was making it too the Olympics . I wish these guys like Olynk and Tristian at least just gave us 3 weeks of their summer . You think they would have tried to redeem their playoff loss to Venezuela .. They only would have to played 2 games ( they could have easily taken China off )

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  • guyroch
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    Greece handled Turkey quite easy yesterday .. It doesn't mean we would have won Sunday if we got by yesterday . It just means that their wasn't wasn't super team that we would have been over matched with in this tournament and we were playing at home .. You can't friggin shoot the way they did and expect to have sucess .

    Cujo was late to camp decided to take his time . He hadn't played since late May and so some rust have been their .

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  • guyroch
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    Dvdvideo wrote: View Post


    The rest of the team was 9 for 33 in 3pt shots (a whopping 27%), and Lyles lost the game? Please. The fact that the defensive effort wasn't there for 48 minutes was his fault too?
    I am not making excuses but these New FIBA balls are a bit getting used too . The U.S were complaining about them at the last Worlds ..

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