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  • Are the Raptors Too Eurocentric?

    This was from yesterday's National Post courtesy of Jeff Blair. Good read and seeing how we have 6.5 months to stew and analyze things are we still too Euro focused?

    Source - Click here

  • #2
    EDIT: ignore lol too much jack

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    • #3
      Short answer yes, long answer involve chuck and how he thinks we should stop playing sub-burbs ball. But it's still yes.

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      • #4
        I got two words for ya: Hell Fuckin' Yea!! No problem with Euro/International players, we just have the wrong mix. We need the Scola, Ginobli, Najera type. Tougher players. Bargnani could easily be one of these but he chooses not to for now which is ridiculous. If he comes back next season as "The Man", he better find some toughness and heart through the summer.
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        • #5
          It better to break down indvidual players and see what's wrong with them instead of imputing an entire continent because of a few bad apples.

          The reason the Raptors are Eurocentric is the fact that we can''t yet convince bigger (American) stars to come here.

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          • #6
            i don't think we can have this conversation again and again and again.

            it only becomes a problem when BC (and I think he just might be doing this) gets Euro players that are not as good as other AVAILABLE North American players. Euro or not, BC just needs to get the best players he can.

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            • #7
              I'm thinking maybe it is a continental thing. North American players grow up playing a different style of hoops compared to European ones. If you watch the Euroleague it is apparent that it is a much more jumpshot and perimeter oriented league. There's a reason almost all Euro big men and shoot jumpers decently. The NBA style of ball just does not allow an easy transition for players who grew up with the Eurostyle.

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                • #9
                  It's not that all euro players can't play D it's just all euro players the raptors have can't play D

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