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  • TrueTorontoFan
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    Kobe's "Detailed" series on Siakam:


    https://streamable.com/mx7sx




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    https://streamable.com/m36fc

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  • golden
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    Primer wrote: View Post

    Yeah if OG catches up to Siakam we are going to be REALLY good. I think he'll be better this year but the gap between OG and Siakam is still quite large.
    OG finished the year very strong. Last 2 months he was: ~ 23% USG, ~115 ORTG, > 60% TS%. That’s starting to close the gap on USG with higher efficiency than Pascal. If that’s real and sustainable, then yeah, we are in great shape.

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  • Primer
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    blackjitsu wrote: View Post
    Pascal is back...first time on the TTC...

    Looks ahead of schedule to me!

    He's in the training center working out on the court starting at the 3 minute mark if you wanna skip ahead.

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  • blackjitsu
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    Pascal is back...first time on the TTC...

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  • Primer
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    LJ2 wrote: View Post

    Siakam is also a lot better rebounder, play maker and has much more of a one on one game than OG. If OG can close that gap between the two of them, Toronto would be very dangerous this season.
    Yeah if OG catches up to Siakam we are going to be REALLY good. I think he'll be better this year but the gap between OG and Siakam is still quite large.

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  • LJ2
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    A.I wrote: View Post

    It'd be a welcomed surprise, but it would be a surprise to see OG average 22+. I can see him taking a jump and averaging around 18 this season.

    Pascal will likely continue his 23 point average, or perhaps playing in Toronto and without Kyle will bump that to 25 points.
    Siakam is also a lot better rebounder, play maker and has much more of a one on one game than OG. If OG can close that gap between the two of them, Toronto would be very dangerous this season.

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  • A.I
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    LJ2 wrote: View Post

    That would be one heck of a leap.
    It'd be a welcomed surprise, but it would be a surprise to see OG average 22+. I can see him taking a jump and averaging around 18 this season.

    Pascal will likely continue his 23 point average, or perhaps playing in Toronto and without Kyle will bump that to 25 points.

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  • LJ2
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    Kagemusha wrote: View Post
    I can even see OG leap frogging Pascal starting this year.
    That would be one heck of a leap.

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  • Kagemusha
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    I can even see OG leap frogging Pascal starting this year.

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  • golden
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    MixxAOR wrote: View Post

    Nah the whole "they never told me I'm the man" thing was super weird from Siakam. Demar, Kyle, Kawhi never moved like that.
    Need to send this to Pascal.


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  • inthepaint
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    golden wrote: View Post

    That's an underrated point. Raptors aggressive defensive schemes require an extreme amount of energy, and Pascal is the middle linebacker and free safety. He's a freak athlete, for sure, but hopefully they don't overdo it and run him into the ground like they did last season.

    In one recent interview, Pascal mentioned that he noticed the shoulder problem earlier in the year, but they let him play through it. Then, when they were resting other key guys (OG, FVV, Lowry), they had Pascal playing 40 minutes on a back-to-back on the road while he was still recovering from Covid. And we were clearly in tank mode. WTF was that all about? That's Thibs-like minutes management.
    Reminds me of this one game Nurse wanted Siakam as the primary defender on Giannis, despite OG active and healthy. It was the year after Kawhi left, marquee regular season game vs the Bucks. Everyone wanting Pascal to be Kawhi. Someone asked Nurse pre-game about that defensive assignment (while also having Siakam carry most of the offensive possessions, including ball-handling and being the go-to on offence) and Nurse said half-joking half-serious: "Oh he's young, he can handle it"

    We lost the game. Pascal did a good job on Giannis defensively, but his offence (understandably) was affected.

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  • LJ2
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    golden wrote: View Post

    That's an underrated point. Raptors aggressive defensive schemes require an extreme amount of energy, and Pascal is the middle linebacker and free safety. He's a freak athlete, for sure, but hopefully they don't overdo it and run him into the ground like they did last season.

    In one recent interview, Pascal mentioned that he noticed the shoulder problem earlier in the year, but they let him play through it. Then, when they were resting other key guys (OG, FVV, Lowry), they had Pascal playing 40 minutes on a back-to-back on the road while he was still recovering from Covid. And we were clearly in tank mode. WTF was that all about? That's Thibs-like minutes management.
    Yeah, it was like they had some sort of understanding with Silver that their season was lost due to playing in Tampa and if they put at least one core piece out there every night they wouldn't get fined for resting players.

    Barnes and Precious would be the obvious choices to take the tough assignments off Pascal's hands. Hopefully it translates to better offense for Pasca. I mean I don't want to see him go the way of Beal or Dame where he just doesn't give a crap about playing D, and I don't think that's in his nature, but you can't expect Siakam to be the number one scoring option while defending the toughest forward on the other end as well.

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  • S.R.
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    golden wrote: View Post

    That's an underrated point. Raptors aggressive defensive schemes require an extreme amount of energy, and Pascal is the middle linebacker and free safety. He's a freak athlete, for sure, but hopefully they don't overdo it and run him into the ground like they did last season.

    In one recent interview, Pascal mentioned that he noticed the shoulder problem earlier in the year, but they let him play through it. Then, when they were resting other key guys (OG, FVV, Lowry), they had Pascal playing 40 minutes on a back-to-back on the road while he was still recovering from Covid. And we were clearly in tank mode. WTF was that all about? That's Thibs-like minutes management.
    Yeah I think this is true for all of Fred, Siakam, and OG - been talking about expectations re: them stepping up into bigger offensive roles for all three, and all three have been super high output defensive guys. They did that as role players around higher scoring core players in the past. That will have to shift now, unless you want to keep having gassed guys trying to win games on offence in the clutch. Some of these young guys with defensive potential being brought in are going to have to take some of the workload through the game and some of the Fred/Siakam/OG assignments are going to have to be on secondary players with spot assignments to primary players at key points. Exactly how Kawhi and Lowry were used, basically. Big question mark will be which of the younger guys are ready and able to contribute consistently defensively to help spread out that workload.

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  • golden
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    LJ2 wrote: View Post

    Not just back to normal, Siakam is going to have other guys who can defend at a high level around him and they will likely get the tougher defensive assignment. This should prove allow Pascal to focus more on offense and have more energy for those end of game plays.
    That's an underrated point. Raptors aggressive defensive schemes require an extreme amount of energy, and Pascal is the middle linebacker and free safety. He's a freak athlete, for sure, but hopefully they don't overdo it and run him into the ground like they did last season.

    In one recent interview, Pascal mentioned that he noticed the shoulder problem earlier in the year, but they let him play through it. Then, when they were resting other key guys (OG, FVV, Lowry), they had Pascal playing 40 minutes on a back-to-back on the road while he was still recovering from Covid. And we were clearly in tank mode. WTF was that all about? That's Thibs-like minutes management.

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  • Dvdvideo
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    The team plan is to hold other teams to 80 points per game with our switch everything 7ft wingspan lineups so who needs points anyhow.......

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