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  • Stahmenah_Vybz
    started a topic We are #1 in preseason standing!

    We are #1 in preseason standing!

    http://espn.go.com/nba/standings/_/group/1 I know it's only preseason so please don't take this good feeling away from me.

    So pre-season is over. All games are final and we are tied with 76ers for the top spot in the NBA pre-season standings. 6 - 1 with Raps #1 in the standings. So just for this very short time, let's enjoy the fact that Nash and the Lakers finish dead last with 0 - 8. Yeah Yeah I know most of you will say that these games mean nothing. But for this 5 minutes of fame of the Raps sitting #1 I am going to enjoy. I suggest the rest of you enjoy it also and be proud of our boys, if only for a brief, unofficial moment!

    Go Raps Go!

  • pillowmint
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    Mack North wrote: View Post
    I bought his jersey the second after Stern called out his name! :P
    I tapped the phone line in the ACC so that when they announced who they had decided to pick, I was already at the print house with Jersey, numbers, and letters in hand!

    I didn't know at the time which number he would select...so I picked them all!

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  • Mack North
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    I bought his jersey the second after Stern called out his name! :P

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  • Soft Euro
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    joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Hehe .. no but seriously guys ...

    I didn't want to have to do this ..


    (Click little blue arrow button beside my name to see Original Post.)

    I win.

    But again, that wasn't point Guys!! Geeez!
    My post was in the same minute, but I made an effort to look up an articly and quote it in my post. That should count for something!

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  • Joey
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    NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    I was the first out of all of you! hahahahahaha!
    Hehe .. no but seriously guys ...

    I didn't want to have to do this ..

    joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    I liked Ross alot, just not at #8. Meh. I'm happy with this.
    (Click little blue arrow button beside my name to see Original Post.)

    I win.

    But again, that wasn't point Guys!! Geeez!

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  • Jclaw
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    My main concern is that I think this record reflects that our good guys are mediocre and our mediocre guys are good. Follow me on this. Not saying our subs are better than our starters. Just that at starting strength, we tend to get beaten out of the blocks. But then, when coaches start mixing and matching (sometimes lineups that you will never see in the season), we don't have as much of a drop off and the tide eventually turns. Hopefully I'm proved wrong. I like the 6-1 record.

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  • NoPropsneeded
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    Mack North wrote: View Post
    No, no, no. I was first!
    I was the first out of all of you! hahahahahaha!

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  • Joey
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    Mack North wrote: View Post
    No, no, no. I was first!
    LOL I didn't mean it like that. :P


    But seriously, I was first.

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  • Mack North
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    joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    As I recall, I was the first to voice support toward the picking of Ross on this forum.
    No, no, no. I was first!

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  • Joey
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    Pesterm wrote:
    It far too early to call out Ross. Dont be in the group of haters who will hide like dogs with their tails between their legs when Ross starts to impress. Ross had a knee injury, and a flu virus... just some bad luck. his cold and injury did not allow him to get playing time in preseason so its not doubt he will have some rust. Ross will find his groove, his summer league numbers and his stellar performance happened, so you cant ignore that. On top of that if Drummond wasn't doing what he is during this preseason nobody would be hating on Ross. IM still on the Ross wagon and ill be happy when he comes around. I expect Ross to have similar stats to derozan in his rookie year.

    http://www.nba.com/playerfile/demar_...eer_stats.html
    ... ? I'm confused. You speak as if I said something that would imply we disagree; and yet you say he'll have numbers similar to Demar (8.6ppg Rookie season), after I just said he'd put up about 8ppg. I said nothing haterish, and will not be anytime soon. As I recall, I was the first to voice support toward the picking of Ross on this forum.

    Just saying I was disappointed I didn't get to see him show out a little and he didn't perform due to whatever ailments.
    I guess I could have clarified which of those I was 'with' in terms of the assessment of Ross. Just disappointed.

    Me and Ross are still cool.

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  • pesterm1
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    joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Can't complain about that win total! Even if it is only preseason, we gotta take what we can get! Haha

    Valanciunas was the big Surprise for me. I expected him to be good .. but he surpassed my fairly lofty expectations. He just KNOWS how to play basketball, and do it with a consistently high motor.

    Also really like what I've seen from Derozan. Love the aggresiveness we've seen from him. If he keeps up that level of attack, then we won't have much to complain about.

    The other thing that surprised me about the whole roster, is how much more smoother the offense was running compared to last year. According to NBA Stats we had the 4th best Point Differential in the League for Pre-season, and scored the 3rd most Points Per Game; while we only held opponents to 94ppg (good for 17th). If we can find a nice balance, and maintain some of this new found (re-found?) Offensive ability, we should be good to go!



    As for disappointments, I'm with the few that have called out Ross, thus far anyway.
    But I expect him to shake the rust and come out once Regular season starts, and put up about 8ppg.
    It far too early to call out Ross. Dont be in the group of haters who will hide like dogs with their tails between their legs when Ross starts to impress. Ross had a knee injury, and a flu virus... just some bad luck. his cold and injury did not allow him to get playing time in preseason so its not doubt he will have some rust. Ross will find his groove, his summer league numbers and his stellar performance happened, so you cant ignore that. On top of that if Drummond wasn't doing what he is during this preseason nobody would be hating on Ross. IM still on the Ross wagon and ill be happy when he comes around. I expect Ross to have similar stats to derozan in his rookie year.

    http://www.nba.com/playerfile/demar_...eer_stats.html

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  • Joey
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    Can't complain about that win total! Even if it is only preseason, we gotta take what we can get! Haha

    Valanciunas was the big Surprise for me. I expected him to be good .. but he surpassed my fairly lofty expectations. He just KNOWS how to play basketball, and do it with a consistently high motor.

    Also really like what I've seen from Derozan. Love the aggresiveness we've seen from him. If he keeps up that level of attack, then we won't have much to complain about.

    The other thing that surprised me about the whole roster, is how much more smoother the offense was running compared to last year. According to NBA Stats we had the 4th best Point Differential in the League for Pre-season, and scored the 3rd most Points Per Game; while we only held opponents to 94ppg (good for 17th). If we can find a nice balance, and maintain some of this new found (re-found?) Offensive ability, we should be good to go!


    As for disappointments, I'm with the few that have called out Ross, thus far anyway.
    But I expect him to shake the rust and come out once Regular season starts, and put up about 8ppg.
    Last edited by Joey; Sat Oct 27th, 2012, 03:55 PM.

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  • hotfuzz
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    I didn't know where to put his pic, so here...

    MR PRIMO!

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  • DoNDaDDa
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    magloire has been waived... our roster is now 15. i cant wait for the season opener

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  • Puffer
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    stretch wrote: View Post
    Marks, who is the first New Zealander NBA player, played for the Spurs and a few other NBA teams. He retired and is now an assistant on the Spurs.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean_Marks
    Thank you stretch. Should have thought of Wikipedia myself. I figured Sean would be doing something with basketball back home. Nice to see he landed on his feet in the NBA. Seemed like a good kid.

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