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  • #46
    Competition wins ... the only arbiter

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    • #47
      golden wrote: View Post
      Dekker not going down without a fight. That’s what you like to see.
      He should be on the team. We need shooting, he's a great shooter.

      Here's my 3 guys:

      Dekker
      Yuta
      Bonga
      Mamba Mentality

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      • #48
        This is the Milwaukee Bucks to lose the East without Kyrie with the Nets.

        them Getting Ojleye and Grayson Allen to add more distance firepower with Divincenzo back healthy, with George Hill and Pat C., that team is stack with shooters

        Especially now that they know how to win when it mattered most, that team is scary
        You cannot cancel me out dumb dumb, I will always be in that little nugget of yours camping like a mosquito https://forums.raptorsrepublic.com/c...ilies/wink.png

        When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers


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        • #49
          Me watching Barnes play:

          Mamba Mentality

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          • #50
            Looking back of what the Bucks had gone through since they got Giannis in 2013, from 15-67 on his rookie year, fired Larry Drew

            then getting J. Kidd, taking that team to a .500 season, played the first round and got bounced. Disappointing 3rd season for Giannis by just winning 33 games, then 2 successive 1st round exits, fired J Kidd after that

            Hired Coach Bud, got them to the ECF but lost to the Champs Raptors, then that 2nd round exit to Miami.

            what a journey by both Giannis and Middleton,



            …..that being said, I am not comparing Scottie and OG to those two whatsoever but you would hope that they would grow together, improve every season and be the future tandem of this team

            You cannot cancel me out dumb dumb, I will always be in that little nugget of yours camping like a mosquito https://forums.raptorsrepublic.com/c...ilies/wink.png

            When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers


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            • #51
              I am ready for the regular season to begin NOW.

              The next week is going to suck.

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              • #52
                The Great One wrote: View Post

                He should be on the team. We need shooting, he's a great shooter.

                Here's my 3 guys:

                Dekker
                Yuta
                Bonga
                Yuta and Bonga are locks I think. Last spot is between Dekker and Wainwright. I'd give it to Dekker too.

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                • #53
                  The Great One wrote: View Post

                  He should be on the team. We need shooting, he's a great shooter.

                  Here's my 3 guys:

                  Dekker
                  Yuta
                  Bonga
                  I agree, we need to balance this team out with more outside shooting. Dekker is not going to always be this hot, but a guy like him can attract a lot of defensive attention and grease a half-court offence (which needs all the help it can get)

                  In order, I'd go

                  Yuta
                  Dekker
                  Wainwright

                  Cut Gillespie and Bonga (which to me is the redundant one)
                  2019 NBA Champions. Glad to have doubted the doubters.

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                  • #54
                    Anyone else notice basically any time Barnes touched the ball we had a score or a good look?

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                    • #55
                      Dvdvideo wrote: View Post
                      Anyone else notice basically any time Barnes touched the ball we had a score or a good look?
                      Yeah he makes the right play 90% of the time. He has incredible BBIQ.

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                      • #56
                        Scraptor wrote: View Post

                        Yeah he makes the right play 90% of the time. He has incredible BBIQ.
                        that and he runs down the floor meaning he was often under the basket if some of our guards had seen him

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                        • #57
                          A.I wrote: View Post

                          Yuta and Bonga are locks I think. Last spot is between Dekker and Wainwright. I'd give it to Dekker too.
                          Ish actually shot 40% from 3 through the preseason...not what I would have guessed coming in. But Dekker looked good last night

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                          • #58
                            Man Dekker just couldn't miss last night and Flynn some how found his mojo. Barnes is really good isn't he?

                            So Bonga wasn't as impressive as a starter as he was in spot minutes coming off the bench earlier in preseason. I was thinking he was a lock and he might still be considering he started, but Dekker just could have taken the spot away from him. I don't even think Matt Thomas had a game like that.

                            45% from 3 in Europe.. I think he's legit. We really could use his spacing.

                            If we do start the season with 15 guys, I think I go with Dekker and Wainright now. Or if we really want Bonga then Dekker and Bonga.

                            I think Sam's performance last night was worth bringing him back as a fringe rotation guy. His defense is a bit suspect, but he's still a big body and shooters like him can change a game. Just like George Niang did for Philly in that second game.

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                            • #59
                              planetmars wrote: View Post
                              Man Dekker just couldn't miss last night and Flynn some how found his mojo. Barnes is really good isn't he?

                              So Bonga wasn't as impressive as a starter as he was in spot minutes coming off the bench earlier in preseason. I was thinking he was a lock and he might still be considering he started, but Dekker just could have taken the spot away from him. I don't even think Matt Thomas had a game like that.

                              45% from 3 in Europe.. I think he's legit. We really could use his spacing.

                              If we do start the season with 15 guys, I think I go with Dekker and Wainright now. Or if we really want Bonga then Dekker and Bonga.

                              I think Sam's performance last night was worth bringing him back as a fringe rotation guy. His defense is a bit suspect, but he's still a big body and shooters like him can change a game. Just like George Niang did for Philly in that second game.
                              Im not sold on Dekker. He went 0-4 the game before and his defense sucks big time. One game does not a good player make.

                              Ish hits 3s at a high clip but also rebounds and defends.

                              Bonga has the body type we covet and potential to be better than the rest.

                              Ultimately the 14-15th man are highly unlikely to play at all so assuming we'd be putting in Dekker off the bench is a faulty assumption in my opinion.

                              Still funny how much we're all invested in these final roster spots that in the end won't mean anything. Happens every season. Can't wait for real ball to start.

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                              • #60
                                planetmars wrote: View Post
                                Man Dekker just couldn't miss last night and Flynn some how found his mojo. Barnes is really good isn't he?

                                So Bonga wasn't as impressive as a starter as he was in spot minutes coming off the bench earlier in preseason. I was thinking he was a lock and he might still be considering he started, but Dekker just could have taken the spot away from him. I don't even think Matt Thomas had a game like that.

                                45% from 3 in Europe.. I think he's legit. We really could use his spacing.

                                If we do start the season with 15 guys, I think I go with Dekker and Wainright now. Or if we really want Bonga then Dekker and Bonga.

                                I think Sam's performance last night was worth bringing him back as a fringe rotation guy. His defense is a bit suspect, but he's still a big body and shooters like him can change a game. Just like George Niang did for Philly in that second game.
                                Dekker brings a clear skill that we need on the roster... which is shooting, so in my mind it could be between Bonga and Wainwright. It's a tough call. Bonga basically duplicates what Yuta brings, so Wainwright's bulk provides a different dimension (i.e. toughness), although he's really limited on offense. Could just end up being a lesser version of Stanley Johnson. On the the other hand, if we want to go all out on positionless-ness, length, ball-handling and defense, then Bonga doubles down on that philosophy.

                                Freddie G really squandered a golden opportunity. Nurse was giving him every possible chance to win a spot.

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