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  • sanyo wrote: View Post
    Jakob with 10 boards in 18 mins... I really think he's going to integrate well in the Spurs system and be their top centre by next year...thats the one guy I was sad to see leave but thats ok...we still got Kawhi.


    In the playoffs he'll do nothing. Just like the other guy.

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    • Shaolin Fantastic wrote: View Post
      Before doing your massive analysis here you should probably take note of the fact that OG was supposed to be in that lineup not Miles. That would make it significantly better on the defensive end.
      Yeah, the only small ball looks that make sense are Ibaka-Siakam or Ibaka-OG. You could roll Kawhi at the 4 but I'd prefer not to.

      That said, they still only make sense against small opposing centres (or backups). Ibaka's going to end up in foul trouble in no time if he's playing that much C, especially against opposing starters.
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      • DanH wrote: View Post
        Yeah, the only small ball looks that make sense are Ibaka-Siakam or Ibaka-OG. You could roll Kawhi at the 4 but I'd prefer not to.

        That said, they still only make sense against small opposing centres (or backups). Ibaka's going to end up in foul trouble in no time if he's playing that much C, especially against opposing starters.
        As we saw in the first preseason game. Ibaka's shot blocking is great and all but he cannot handle starting centres unless the other team is starting small (which is vert few teams). He got into foul trouble as you said, he gets manhandled on the boards and he's not a good screen setter so it hurts our overall offence. He should only be playing the 5 coming off the bench or against small ball C's. Replace Ibaka, OG or Pascal in CJ's place last game and our defence looks MUCH better.
        I relish negativity and disappointment. It is not healthy. Somebody buy me a pony.

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        • DanH wrote: View Post
          Yeah, the only small ball looks that make sense are Ibaka-Siakam or Ibaka-OG. You could roll Kawhi at the 4 but I'd prefer not to.

          That said, they still only make sense against small opposing centres (or backups). Ibaka's going to end up in foul trouble in no time if he's playing that much C, especially against opposing starters.
          idk small ball sounds nice, but even against smaller lineups Ibaka gives up a lot of defensive rebounds and doesn't set good screens. May get enough gang rebounding to make it work though.

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          • DogeLover1234 wrote: View Post
            idk small ball sounds nice, but even against smaller lineups Ibaka gives up a lot of defensive rebounds and doesn't set good screens. May get enough gang rebounding to make it work though.

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            • I dont think we need to put any stock in saturdays rotations. Our 5 oldest players started together and rested for the 2nd half. That's about it
              It's Klaw Season. Time to hunt.

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              • KeonClark wrote: View Post
                I dont think we need to put any stock in saturdays rotations. Our 5 oldest players started together and rested for the 2nd half. That's about it
                The old guys needed to get home and in bed early. Could be a thing.

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                • Shaolin Fantastic wrote: View Post
                  Before doing your massive analysis here you should probably take note of the fact that OG was supposed to be in that lineup not Miles. That would make it significantly better on the defensive end.
                  OG being in the lineup makes little difference for this argument. He is a much better defender than CJ, meaning you need Ibaka's supposedly strong rim protection even less. And at this point,I'm not sure how much better overall Ibaka really makes your D over JV.

                  Also, in a scrum Nurse said he doesn't want us switching a lot, so that also shouldn't be a big factor in choosing your starting C.

                  Really think it was a random choice. All vets. All shooters...whatever the logic, not convinced it will be what we see most nights.

                  *OK, I went back and listened to the post game scrum with Nurse, because at today's scrum he mentioned they will be a switching team. So in the post-game one he talked about blown coverages, and how their foundational defensive stuff, which is all they had been putting in, involves no switching. We'll see how things evolve. Hopefully still be using the switches only if necessary.
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                      • If Raptors fans are worried about Green's first game performance, then Wiz fans should be terrified.

                        Oubre was 5 of 14, Beal was 3 of 12, and Porter tweaked an ankle.

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                        • Ebonhawke wrote: View Post
                          If Raptors fans are worried about Green's first game performance, then Wiz fans should be terrified.

                          Oubre was 5 of 14, Beal was 3 of 12, and Porter tweaked an ankle.
                          I'm not worried about Green's performance, but I also don't know if he's reliable starter material at this point in his career. As much as I'm hoping for a bounce back year and like to tell myself the undiagnosed groin issue was a factor last year, lets be real, this guy has been noticeably worse for 3 seasons now.

                          We'll see what happens. Of the 6 guys Nurse has mentioned as starters, Green and Ibaka are probably the biggest question marks out of the 6 guys in terms of trying to project if they'll be consistently effective. OG I guess could be a bit of a question mark, but I feel fairly confident he'll build off last year, and even if he barely produces more in terms of numbers, just being more consistent and in better shape can make a nice difference for his impact overall.

                          And heck, if Green and/or Ibaka don't cut it, maybe a bench guy really blossoms and takes the starting spot.
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                          • Ebonhawke wrote: View Post
                            If Raptors fans are worried about Green's first game performance, then Wiz fans should be terrified.

                            Oubre was 5 of 14, Beal was 3 of 12, and Porter tweaked an ankle.
                            Morris got ejected so he seems to be himself

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                            • white men can't jump wrote: View Post
                              I'm not worried about Green's performance, but I also don't know if he's reliable starter material at this point in his career. As much as I'm hoping for a bounce back year and like to tell myself the undiagnosed groin issue was a factor last year, lets be real, this guy has been noticeably worse for 3 seasons now.

                              We'll see what happens. Of the 6 guys Nurse has mentioned as starters, Green and Ibaka are probably the biggest question marks out of the 6 guys in terms of trying to project if they'll be consistently effective. OG I guess could be a bit of a question mark, but I feel fairly confident he'll build off last year, and even if he barely produces more in terms of numbers, just being more consistent and in better shape can make a nice difference for his impact overall.

                              And heck, if Green and/or Ibaka don't cut it, maybe a bench guy really blossoms and takes the starting spot.
                              My hope is that most of the in-season starting lineup changes are switching between Ibaka starting or Green starting. That's the biggest stylistic change we can make while keeping the core elements of the starting lineup's success on the floor, and is compatible with both being the closest of our starters to "fringe" starters.

                              I could see some looks where Delon starts, or Pascal, but I doubt we'd see that often unless one of them takes a leap with their shooting percentage/volume, and even then I would be hesitant to break up the bench unit unless the starting unit really needs help.
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