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  • saints91
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    TrueTorontoFan wrote: View Post

    its silly. I think the raptors will try nab turner not sure how the salaries work out for that but that is who they likely target
    Turner has the abilities we covet, I can see us chasing Turner.

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  • G__Deane
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    Rudy Bargnani wrote: View Post

    Imagine if they picked Desmond Bane over Flynn, he would be a very good fit.
    Oh oh, you'll invoke the ire of the gambler ......

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  • Rudy Bargnani
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    inthepaint wrote: View Post


    The most important piece to balance this team is another shooting/ball handling guard. That's who they should target with that Detroit pick next year.
    Imagine if they picked Desmond Bane over Flynn, he would be a very good fit.

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  • TrueTorontoFan
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    saints91 wrote: View Post
    That’s why the Rudy Gobert talk doesn’t make sense. Ya, we need a 5, but that 5 has to be able to play like Scottie, Pascal and OG… able to push the ball, and make plays for others. Precious fits that bill, and fill only get better. He has a good nose for rebounding as well
    its silly. I think the raptors will try nab turner not sure how the salaries work out for that but that is who they likely target

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  • inthepaint
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    saints91 wrote: View Post
    That’s why the Rudy Gobert talk doesn’t make sense. Ya, we need a 5, but that 5 has to be able to play like Scottie, Pascal and OG… able to push the ball, and make plays for others. Precious fits that bill, and fill only get better. He has a good nose for rebounding as well
    This team has shown they can contain the boogeymen C's out there. Even the two MVP caliber ones, which are hard to contain in the average system. Heard a beat reporter from the Sixers today on sirius xm saying the two teams they don't want to face in the first round are Nets and Raptors. He said they're not conformable with the way Nick Nurse's teams approach Embiid - he referred to times that went back all the way when Nick was an assistant coach, and said some of Embiid's worse performances have been vs the Raps.

    A lumbering, nominal C on this team would hinder more than help. It won't do any better of a job than what we already doing vs other C's, and it would just take away minutes from better overall players. Just continue to focus on keeping the 5 best players on the court as often as possible.

    The most important piece to balance this team is another shooting/ball handling guard. That's who they should target with that Detroit pick next year.

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  • saints91
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    That’s why the Rudy Gobert talk doesn’t make sense. Ya, we need a 5, but that 5 has to be able to play like Scottie, Pascal and OG… able to push the ball, and make plays for others. Precious fits that bill, and fill only get better. He has a good nose for rebounding as well

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  • JawsGT
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    Yeah, I'm really excited about precious. Just another guy on the roster capable of guarding 1 thru 5, and with his handle and outside shot coming around nicely as mentioned above, will be quite capable of playing multiple positions ( or roles might be a better descriptor for this team) on offence.

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  • bertarapsfan
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    inthepaint wrote: View Post



    Achiuwa on his rookie year (and earlier this year), had no outside game; it was just hustle plays around the rim and dunks, so he got labelled a C at the start of his career. He's a differently player now, with a budding all-around game on both ends, which is nice to see.
    Sounds earily familiar to another raptors start to his career... I'll give a hint he wears number 43

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  • inthepaint
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    TomAmnot wrote: View Post

    Well, right now I even see him as a guy who could play some spot minutes at the 3. Not sure if I see him precisely like Ibaka. I think he can become more of a ballhandler and of a shooter, a bit less of a shotblocker.
    Here's a secret: Achiuwa is a wing. His handle, body type, outside shooting, defensive profile etc.. are all typical of an nba wing.

    When I hear people say "we went 'big' by starting Achiuwa and sitting Scottie" (like that day he started a second half), I scratch my head because technically it's the opposite: we started smaller, as Achiuwa is actually smaller than Scottie (Who also has more of a postup centre game than Achiuwa)

    Achiuwa on his rookie year (and earlier this year), had no outside game; it was just hustle plays around the rim and dunks, so he got labelled a C at the start of his career. He's a differently player now, with a budding all-around game on both ends, which is nice to see.

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  • TomAmnot
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    WJF wrote: View Post
    Precious, to me, is not the long term solution to our starting center needs, but he is well on his way to becoming a great 3rd/4th big in the rotation. Chris Boucher is playing that roll well right now but is not signed for next year, Precious is making him expendable.
    Well, right now I even see him as a guy who could play some spot minutes at the 3. Not sure if I see him precisely like Ibaka. I think he can become more of a ballhandler and of a shooter, a bit less of a shotblocker.

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  • G__Deane
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    Jclaw wrote: View Post

    Made or taken? That’s a good line for made
    I was thinking made.
    And you gotta know that hell or high water, Fred is gunning for 3 too. I really hope he makes it (record for made threes in a season, currently held by Kyle)

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  • Jclaw
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    G__Deane wrote: View Post

    If the over under for Precious threes is 2.5, what you got?
    Made or taken? That’s a good line for made

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  • G__Deane
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    Jclaw wrote: View Post

    It’s very much going to be a welcome back Kyle game for the Raps but it’s also low key going to be a “what?! Precious hits threes?” game for the Heat
    If the over under for Precious threes is 2.5, what you got?

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  • Jclaw
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    Dr Hannibal Lecter wrote: View Post
    Thank you Kyle Lowry.
    It’s very much going to be a welcome back Kyle game for the Raps but it’s also low key going to be a “what?! Precious hits threes?” game for the Heat

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  • Dr Hannibal Lecter
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    Thank you Kyle Lowry.

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