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  • What were the biggest issues of the Raptors this past season?

    I'm not sure if this has been talked about yet, but what were some of the things that really stuck for you as watching the Raptors play this past season? What were some of the things that needed imminent fixing that didn't happen? What were some of the things you couldn't stand?

    I know there are too many issues to really address them all but some loomed out larger than others.

    The most obvious one was our coaching issue of Casey. Him not adapting and countering with his own strategy to the other team's strategy. His favouritism of Demar and Casey giving Demar superstar treatment although he is far from anything that resembles a superstar. This favouritism caused a chasm in our team chemistry. His choice to prioritize winning over team chemistry and player development was also a problem.

    Lack of utilization of our younger players. We barely saw Bebe or Bruno on the court but they were not really suppose to be effective players. However guys like JV and Ross were suppose to develop further than what we saw this past year and this didn't happen but this is tied to coaching again. Also not enough playing time and touches given to them to allow for them to develop their game.

    Then there was the defensive strategy and our lack of defensive players. Our defensive strategy of constantly switching and not having enough athletic players to properly cover the other team was a thing. Especially watching the lumbering JV run out to the 3 point line to contest the 3 point shot was a sign that this wasn't the best way to cover the opposition's offence.

    On the flip side, the lack of ball movement on the offensive end in the 2nd half of the season killed our team chemistry and trickled down to our player's half effort on defence. Too many bad possessions to remember. Stagnant plays of running down the clock for a contested shot. Not enough good plays to get our players high percentage shots. Too much depending on one guy to bail us out on a miraculous shot.

    Our "all-stars" were also plagued with injuries. Derozan being hurt for part of the season and coming back at the end to damage the chemistry. I think Lowry missed a couple of games as well which hurt our team's fortunes. I felt this was minor though.

    There are many others that I missed but feel free to discuss them.
    Last edited by BS10; Sun Jun 28, 2015, 03:02 PM.
    #JaysWinningLikeItz93'

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    So you basically started a thread to summarize everything discussed over the last season?
    Heir, Prince of Cambridge

    If you see KeonClark in the wasteland, please share your food and water with him.

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    • #3
      ISO
      Multiple defenders on the ball - blowbys, open threes
      Bunch of guys standing around on offense
      Guys running into each other on offense or two guys standing on the same spot
      Scrambling resulting in missed defensive rebounds
      Weird ass rotations

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      • #4
        Axel wrote: View Post
        So you basically started a thread to summarize everything discussed over the last season?
        Lol, sorry i'm new, never used the forums until last month.

        I was trying to see what people felt were the most significant ones, as time has pasted and we have time to reflect.
        #JaysWinningLikeItz93'

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        • #5
          The vast majority of the issues are under the "#FireCasey" thread.
          Heir, Prince of Cambridge

          If you see KeonClark in the wasteland, please share your food and water with him.

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            raptors999 wrote: View Post
            ISO
            Multiple defenders on the ball - blowbys, open threes
            Bunch of guys standing around on offense
            Guys running into each other on offense or two guys standing on the same spot
            Scrambling resulting in missed defensive rebounds
            Weird ass rotations
            Oh that scramble defence.....ugh...

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            • #7
              No SF
              No PF
              Shoot First PG

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              • #8
                Defense... everything else fails in comparison

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                • #9
                  1.) DeMar
                  2.) DeRozan

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                  • #10
                    Pull-up threes (often contested) by the first player down the court, with nobody anywhere close to rebounding position.

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                    • #11
                      Axel wrote: View Post
                      The vast majority of the issues are under the "#FireCasey" thread.

                      ...That's too painful to read...

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                      • #12
                        Apollo wrote: View Post

                        ...That's too painful to read...
                        It should be mandatory to read before posting about any potential roster moves (or more important, any non-moves).

                        Embrace the pain, it gives you the strength to move forward.
                        Heir, Prince of Cambridge

                        If you see KeonClark in the wasteland, please share your food and water with him.

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                        • #13
                          And there are people who occasionally make tongue in cheek comments because all this stuff shouldn't be taken too seriously.

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                          • #14
                            perimeter D
                            rebounding - especially defensively
                            3 point shooting

                            coaching related:
                            ISO
                            rotations
                            scheme on offense.. or lack thereof
                            entitlement
                            misuse/underdevelopment of JV/Ross
                            @sweatpantsjer

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                            • #15
                              ceez wrote: View Post
                              perimeter D
                              rebounding - especially defensively
                              3 point shooting

                              coaching related:
                              ISO
                              rotations
                              scheme on offense.. or lack thereof
                              entitlement
                              misuse/underdevelopment of JV/Ross
                              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.
                              Heir, Prince of Cambridge

                              If you see KeonClark in the wasteland, please share your food and water with him.

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