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  • The Great One
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    peanutwoozle wrote: View Post
    You forgot Effort (I thought I was watching a bunch of Bargnanis out there)
    That too.

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  • peanutwoozle
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    TRex wrote: View Post
    Defence & Shot Selection.

    You forgot Effort (I thought I was watching a bunch of Bargnanis out there)

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  • The Great One
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    Defence & Shot Selection.

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  • raptors999
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    Uncle_Si wrote: View Post
    The problem is the type of talent we had on the team. We had guys that thrive as loose canons and no defence. Casey completely changed his schemes to reflect the "skills" of our player, that was the whole problem.

    Not to mention we simply did not have enough talent on the team. This team over performed last year and gave Masai a false sense of security, now you're seeing him make changes.
    That backwards. He had a scheme that didn't fit the roster at all. Getting swept first round to a lower seed is a coaching issue

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  • Uncle_Si
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    The problem is the type of talent we had on the team. We had guys that thrive as loose canons and no defence. Casey completely changed his schemes to reflect the "skills" of our player, that was the whole problem.

    Not to mention we simply did not have enough talent on the team. This team over performed last year and gave Masai a false sense of security, now you're seeing him make changes.

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  • raptors999
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    Mess wrote: View Post
    Who gets credit for 2013-14 then?

    I think your 2nd paragraph was much more the cause than your 1st. And I don't think you can pin that 100% on Casey.
    masai gets credit. he removed a player that was being too relied on and disrupted the team so that the crappy system couldnt be used and guys were just playing basketball without the retarded scrambling pressure defense. the heavy iso and defense showed up in the playoffs

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  • Mess
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    BS10 wrote: View Post
    A lot of the problems were oriented around Casey and that's why most of us wanted him gone because it felt like he was an inherent problem with the Raptors lack of success. I think Casey is kept for 1 more year (He has 2 years left on his contract) to prove himself if he can become a more skillful coach but I have my doubts.

    Furthermore, our team's lack of playing like a competitive + cohesive unit is also to blame. I think our team chemistry was really poor come playoff time and our guys didn't trust one and other for reasons I cannot explain. I think this lack of chemistry resulted in overall poor defence and offence play. I hope the new guys Masai brings on helps the locker room culture for the raptors and are more vocal with issues concerning that secret sphere of whispers amongst the raptor' players.
    Who gets credit for 2013-14 then?

    I think your 2nd paragraph was much more the cause than your 1st. And I don't think you can pin that 100% on Casey.
    Last edited by Mess; Sat Jul 4, 2015, 01:01 AM.

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  • raptors999
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    BS10 wrote: View Post
    A lot of the problems were oriented around Casey and that's why most of us wanted him gone because it felt like he was an inherent problem with the Raptors lack of success. I think Casey is kept for 1 more year (He has 2 years left on his contract) to prove himself if he can become a more skillful coach but I have my doubts.

    Furthermore, our team's lack of playing like a competitive + cohesive unit is also to blame. I think our team chemistry was really poor come playoff time and our guys didn't trust one and other for reasons I cannot explain. I think this lack of chemistry resulted in overall poor defence and offence play. I hope the new guys Masai brings on helps the locker room culture for the raptors and are more vocal with issues concerning that secret sphere of whispers amongst the raptor' players.
    Tbh it feels like Casey will be the fall guy next season. MU will construct the roster so Wright, Ross, Bebe, 2Pats and JJ get ample burn and maybe Bruno too. Take a step back maybe miss the playoffs then fire the doofus. It might be ugly but guys have to sink or swim

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  • BS10
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    Just Is wrote: View Post
    I know this will sound like a cop out but most of the actual biggest issues of the last season come back to Dwane Casey.
    A lot of the problems were oriented around Casey and that's why most of us wanted him gone because it felt like he was an inherent problem with the Raptors lack of success. I think Casey is kept for 1 more year (He has 2 years left on his contract) to prove himself if he can become a more skillful coach but I have my doubts.

    Furthermore, our team's lack of playing like a competitive + cohesive unit is also to blame. I think our team chemistry was really poor come playoff time and our guys didn't trust one and other for reasons I cannot explain. I think this lack of chemistry resulted in overall poor defence and offence play. I hope the new guys Masai brings on helps the locker room culture for the raptors and are more vocal with issues concerning that secret sphere of whispers amongst the raptor' players.

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  • BS10
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    There was also Lowry's issue of gambling on defence where he constantly tried to go for steals on the other team, which would subsequently result in the opposing team getting an advantage of going 5v4 and getting easy baskets through the mismatches and open man on the scrambling of the defence. Lowry would also draw many unnecessary fouls through this type of behaviour and put himself in foul trouble. I hope someone tells him that this isn't the best kind of thing to do on defence. It would help our overall team defence.

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  • SkywalkerAC
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    Defense (including defensive rebounding). If it hadn't slipped, we would have been well over 50 wins and been much better in the playoffs. Casey stubbornly played his "best 10", but they just didn't have the length/size to be a good defensive group, especially given Lowry's issues at the point of attack.

    That, and an over-emphasis on drawing the foul/getting up the shot over making the pass.

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  • 2KJ
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    Rebounding - The Raps were a good rebounding team 2 years ago, the bigs were hustling, boxing out, and a missed opponent shot is almost always a defensive rebound. The only times I saw them struggle on the boards were against Miami and the Brooklyn playoff series - although they struggled, but they weren't destroyed like they were this past season. Other than JV, all the other bigs seem to just watch the ball go long for Lowry and Demar to catch. I have a theory that they do this to help Lowry get triple dubs like Jason Kidd. We need to give JV help inside. We need a Tristan Thompson type of player. We need Moses Cuh!

    ISO offense/Caseyball - I don't know what happened this season why they suddenly changed the offense like that. Last season, the Raps were playing beautiful basketball on both ends with sound ball movement, screen and rolls and pick and rolls. I did read from some of the threads here that they wanted to reduce turnovers that's why they reverted to the current type of offense which is stupid. And I'm never a big fan of small ball unless you have 1 solid big who can at least run the floor, protect the rim and rebound, a couple of true shooters who can do it on a catch and shoot, off the dribble, and can move without the ball efficiently to find their spots, and a system that favours efficient passing and ball movement.

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  • peanutwoozle
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    Just Is wrote: View Post
    I know this will sound like a cop out but most of the actual biggest issues of the last season come back to Dwane Casey.
    The only one that really isn't on Casey and is on the players is laziness.

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  • Just Is
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    I know this will sound like a cop out but most of the actual biggest issues of the last season come back to Dwane Casey.

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  • OldSkoolCool
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    Axel wrote: View Post
    You forgot

    clock management
    defensive scheme
    adjusting scheme/philosophy to fit roster
    not throwing players under the bus

    Honestly, hard to find something that Casey did well.
    Wear a hat well? - nope
    Speak clearly? - nope
    Blow MLSE? - apparently it was worth 4 mil so he must be good at that...

    Basketball related? - nothing

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