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  • Kagemusha
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    The Great One wrote: View Post
    He's not going to win it but Nurse should win COY this year. It's incredible what he's done with this team. They have a better record than the Celtics lol. Look at this roster - they don't have a C, Lowry's in and out of the lineup because of injuries(sign he's about to fall off a cliff), and oh they're stuck in Tampa.

    Nurse is the best coach in the league. If they give him another superstar(Beal?) I believe this team can win another championship.
    Not this year, bro.
    That 3 headed monster in Brooklyn will be difficult to conquer.

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  • The Great One
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    He's not going to win it but Nurse should win COY this year. It's incredible what he's done with this team. They have a better record than the Celtics lol. Look at this roster - they don't have a C, Lowry's in and out of the lineup because of injuries(sign he's about to fall off a cliff), and oh they're stuck in Tampa.

    Nurse is the best coach in the league. If they give him another superstar(Beal?) I believe this team can win another championship.

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  • The Claw Reborn
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    DogeLover1234 wrote: View Post

    His court awareness is fine imo McCaw just lacks the skills and confidence. Hes a slightly more polished Stanley offensively who is way too timid on both sides. Imo hes a case of just let the game come to you taken waaaayyy too far.
    With all due respect but how much more confidence does he need playing along side most likely HOF’ers and some of high level players in both franchises.

    How great in player development Nurse is as golden had stated, you just cannot teach stupid.

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  • DogeLover1234
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    The Claw Reborn wrote: View Post

    If your theory is right then McCaw is beyond help especially with all the baby sitting and special consideration given by Nurse.

    the player is utterly awful with the poorest court awareness yet Nurse continue to give him a chance over players that are more deserving and requires development

    the 3 rings justification is B.S.
    His court awareness is fine imo McCaw just lacks the skills and confidence. Hes a slightly more polished Stanley offensively who is way too timid on both sides. Imo hes a case of just let the game come to you taken waaaayyy too far.

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  • KeonClark
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    golden wrote: View Post

    Nurse is the polar opposite of "stay in your lane" coaches like Casey and Bud, whose basic systems probably have the advantage of more consistent regular seasons and the ability to quickly integrate lower BBIQ players. Baynes, for example, looked utterly bewildered on defense for those first 10 games. Now, he looks pretty solid. Nurse's systems seem to take more time and intelligence to grasp but, in theory, should be more robust for the playoffs.
    I dunno even know how Casey got blessed with the tag of "good regular season coach"...like, he's not that either. He had a .500 season in Detroit when Blake Griffin was experiencing a revival as a top 10-15 player, since then he's 28-68, for a .291 win %.

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  • The Claw Reborn
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    golden wrote: View Post

    Nurse is the polar opposite of "stay in your lane" coaches like Casey and Bud, whose basic systems probably have the advantage of more consistent regular seasons and the ability to quickly integrate lower BBIQ players. Baynes, for example, looked utterly bewildered on defense for those first 10 games. Now, he looks pretty solid. Nurse's systems seem to take more time and intelligence to grasp but, in theory, should be more robust for the playoffs.
    If your theory is right then McCaw is beyond help especially with all the baby sitting and special consideration given by Nurse.

    the player is utterly awful with the poorest court awareness yet Nurse continue to give him a chance over players that are more deserving and requires development

    the 3 rings justification is B.S.

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  • DogeLover1234
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    Jclaw wrote: View Post
    I won't get on The Ringer because they're actually pretty good to the Raps but in this case. right after an article focused on "can the Bucks and C*&^tics get back on top in the East?" (where they use footage of the Raptors exploiting the Bucks defence to show the Bucks defence can be exploited), there is an article on Finch's hire in Minny

    "If Finch can become the next Nick Nurse, then the Towns era in Minnesota might be salvageable."

    https://www.theringer.com/nba/2021/2...-anthony-towns

    Isn't insane to think that Nick Nurse as a head coach didn't even exist 3 years ago (this being his third season)? Between him and the front office, we are truly lucky. Nick did the work and then got this sort of fanfare instead of the other way around (cough, cough...certain Boston coach)
    Yeah the rapid rise of Nurse is insane. Wild that Finch and Nurse coached together overseas too - makes you wonder how many guys have gotten passed over for established “NBA” guys. Think the Dleague will help expose those types of guys going forward.

    Finch is a huge loss imo. He really revamped out offense using off ball cuts to maintain spacing and keep the offense flowing. Its been super fun to watch - think a lot of teams missed on him. Players often get blamed, and they deserve some, but you watch some of these teams play and the offenses/defense are just a mess. Like part of the reason the Lukas, Dames, Beals of the world are so valuable is that they are coach proof, give them a screener and some shooting and a spread pick and roll offense is top 10. Not to take a shot at Carlisle or Stotts (who are both premier coaches) but like Finch was with New Orleans for a while and they passed him over for SVG, like why? That team is a bit of a dumpster fire masked by so much individual talent.

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  • Jclaw
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    I like the fact that he's also willing to experiment and not have such pride to say "this is the way we play". The reality is that every opponent is a little different. Do what it takes to expose each of their flaws. One time in might be Yuta and another time it's Thomas, or Terence. Fun to watch

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  • planetmars
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    golden wrote: View Post

    Nurse is the polar opposite of "stay in your lane" coaches like Casey and Bud, whose basic systems probably have the advantage of more consistent regular seasons and the ability to quickly integrate lower BBIQ players. Baynes, for example, looked utterly bewildered on defense for those first 10 games. Now, he looks pretty solid. Nurse's systems seem to take more time and intelligence to grasp but, in theory, should be more robust for the playoffs.
    If we had a proper training camp I bet Baynes would have figured things out a lot quicker as well. Most of the Raptors' training camp was used up by them moving to Tampa and settling in.

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  • S.R.
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    golden wrote: View Post

    Nurse is the polar opposite of "stay in your lane" coaches like Casey and Bud, whose basic systems probably have the advantage of more consistent regular seasons and the ability to quickly integrate lower BBIQ players. Baynes, for example, looked utterly bewildered on defense for those first 10 games. Now, he looks pretty solid. Nurse's systems seem to take more time and intelligence to grasp but, in theory, should be more robust for the playoffs.
    I think the team defence has come around partly because guys are communicating a lot better. Losing Ibaka and Gasol off the back line was probably a pretty big shock to the system in that regard. We got Boucher yelling at guys and pointing around now, which he should be doing. OG clearly improves the team D, too. They have a few new guys who are figuring out the system but also the existing guys had to step into leadership roles and that took a couple months to come around. Team play at both ends has gotten so much better, fun to watch.

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  • golden
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    S.R. wrote: View Post
    His coaching is so much fun as a fan. Not only is he really good, constantly trying out different things and defending other teams/stars differently makes the reg season so much more interesting. Always fun to see what the Raptors do vs the best teams.
    Nurse is the polar opposite of "stay in your lane" coaches like Casey and Bud, whose basic systems probably have the advantage of more consistent regular seasons and the ability to quickly integrate lower BBIQ players. Baynes, for example, looked utterly bewildered on defense for those first 10 games. Now, he looks pretty solid. Nurse's systems seem to take more time and intelligence to grasp but, in theory, should be more robust for the playoffs.

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  • S.R.
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    His coaching is so much fun as a fan. Not only is he really good, constantly trying out different things and defending other teams/stars differently makes the reg season so much more interesting. Always fun to see what the Raptors do vs the best teams.

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  • Jclaw
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    I won't get on The Ringer because they're actually pretty good to the Raps but in this case. right after an article focused on "can the Bucks and C*&^tics get back on top in the East?" (where they use footage of the Raptors exploiting the Bucks defence to show the Bucks defence can be exploited), there is an article on Finch's hire in Minny

    "If Finch can become the next Nick Nurse, then the Towns era in Minnesota might be salvageable."

    https://www.theringer.com/nba/2021/2...-anthony-towns

    Isn't insane to think that Nick Nurse as a head coach didn't even exist 3 years ago (this being his third season)? Between him and the front office, we are truly lucky. Nick did the work and then got this sort of fanfare instead of the other way around (cough, cough...certain Boston coach)

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  • can't teach wingspan
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    GOLDBLUM wrote: View Post
    The whole premise that Giannis waited "til the very last second" is so ridiculous if only for the fact that he signed an extension ***a full week*** before his deadline. He would've been well within his rights to wait another 7 days if he wished and he could've taken it to the very last day / very last minute if he wanted to throw a wrench in our OG extension options, (though plenty here already question that move... so .... maybe it was reverse-tampering for Giannis to diabolicallly sign early and walk us into overpaying OG?? .... yeah, no.)

    Hate to tell you guys, but it needs to be said...
    Giannis doesn't think about you.
    Giannis doesn't care about you.
    He doesn't plan around you.
    Sad but true.
    You think he held off on signing his quarter-billion-dollar deal cause IBAKA MIGHT LEAVE THE RAPTORS
    Or cause the Raps would lose the near-corpse-of-a-professional-basketball-player, Marc Gasol??
    (Much love and respect to Marc, but as Vince once said "It's over.")

    Get a grip.
    Wish I could like this more than once.

    There are too many people who believe that if something they are devoted to fails, it must always be because of a mustache-twirling villain who plans our demise. It's a narcissistic mental jump that's more comforting than just accepting the loss.

    Most times, a failure is just a failure. We failed to get Giannis and that sucks. That's all. No cosmic reason, no conspiracy theories. He's not out to "get us."

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  • GOLDBLUM
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    The whole premise that Giannis waited "til the very last second" is so ridiculous if only for the fact that he signed an extension ***a full week*** before his deadline. He would've been well within his rights to wait another 7 days if he wished and he could've taken it to the very last day / very last minute if he wanted to throw a wrench in our OG extension options, (though plenty here already question that move... so .... maybe it was reverse-tampering for Giannis to diabolicallly sign early and walk us into overpaying OG?? .... yeah, no.)

    Hate to tell you guys, but it needs to be said...
    Giannis doesn't think about you.
    Giannis doesn't care about you.
    He doesn't plan around you.
    Sad but true.
    You think he held off on signing his quarter-billion-dollar deal cause IBAKA MIGHT LEAVE THE RAPTORS
    Or cause the Raps would lose the near-corpse-of-a-professional-basketball-player, Marc Gasol??
    (Much love and respect to Marc, but as Vince once said "It's over.")

    Get a grip.

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