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  • I'm shocked with how little he signed for.


    But there's one thing I want JV to do next year more: Use the glass. That mid-range shot is not a great shot for you JV. Try using a version of it like this gif of Duncan:


    Axel wrote:
    Now Cody can stop posting about this guy and we have a poster to blame if anything goes wrong!!
    KeonClark wrote:
    We won't hear back from him. He dissapears into thin air and reappears when you least expect it. Ten is an enigma. Ten is a legend. Ten for the motherfucking win.
    KeonClark wrote:
    I can't wait until the playoffs start.

    Until then, opinions are like assholes. Everyone has one and they most often stink

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    • JWash wrote: View Post
      Literally spat out my coffee, hahahaa

      Ross has shown nothing to indicate he's a starting caliber SG. Extremely streaky with his threes, provides nothing else on offense, defensive IQ is around 0 despite his tools (which are a bit overrated because he has a tiny wingspan and isn't strong)
      look past last season, and tell me why he would fail at doing what he has yet been asked or able to do in the nba?

      Has he ever started at sg? Only for a few games in demars absence in which the offense expected him to fit into demars fucked up shaped hole, so while he failed, i wouldnt consider it a fair opportunity.

      Has he ever shown unable to defend the lesser of the offensive threats? and the smaller of the wing players? No, because he has never been given that opportunity.

      Yes his shot wasnt as good last season (but even with his shot abandoning him...he still hit 37% from three(better than Lou, better than Kyle, Better than Patterson) and a total shot percentage of 519..behind JJ, Lou and Kyle for our wing plyers)

      And he was hurt

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      • Snooch wrote: View Post
        look past last season, and tell me why he would fail at doing what he has yet been asked or able to do in the nba?

        Has he ever started at sg? Only for a few games in demars absence in which the offense expected him to fit into demars fucked up shaped hole, so while he failed, i wouldnt consider it a fair opportunity.

        Has he ever shown unable to defend the lesser of the offensive threats? and the smaller of the wing players? No, because he has never been given that opportunity.

        Yes his shot wasnt as good last season (but even with his shot abandoning him...he still hit 37% from three(better than Lou, better than Kyle, Better than Patterson) and a total shot percentage of 519..behind JJ, Lou and Kyle for our wing plyers)

        And he was hurt
        Wait to see if CoJo-Ross can be anything like Parker-Green. Nobody looked good with all the guards ball hogging and chucking last year.

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        • raptors999 wrote: View Post
          Wait to see if CoJo-Ross can be anything like Parker-Green. Nobody looked good with all the guards ball hogging and chucking last year.
          innocent until proven guilty.

          He has not been given a proper structure to best utilize his skills.

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          • Snooch wrote: View Post
            innocent until proven guilty.

            He has not been given a proper structure to best utilize his skills.
            That's very true on Ross.



            Let's hope "Terror" Ross shows off his good side of that nickname this year.


            Also, let's go JV.
            Axel wrote:
            Now Cody can stop posting about this guy and we have a poster to blame if anything goes wrong!!
            KeonClark wrote:
            We won't hear back from him. He dissapears into thin air and reappears when you least expect it. Ten is an enigma. Ten is a legend. Ten for the motherfucking win.
            KeonClark wrote:
            I can't wait until the playoffs start.

            Until then, opinions are like assholes. Everyone has one and they most often stink

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            • Cody73 wrote: View Post
              That's very true on Ross.



              Let's hope "Terror" Ross shows off his good side of that nickname this year.


              Also, let's go JV.
              Yea i hope so too. I'd hate to see T.Rash show up again. Not another year of him. Anything but that.
              #JaysWinningLikeItz93'

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              • Snooch wrote: View Post
                innocent until proven guilty.

                He has not been given a proper structure to best utilize his skills.
                Come on. The guy got a battlefield promotion into the starting lineup in 2014 and was gifted the starting role this past season. He was so bad they not only had to get him out of the starting lineup they had trouble keeping him on the floor at all.

                His only plus skill is shooting the three. That's it. And he's shot lots of threes in Toronto. He's shot it pretty well in fact. He cannot handle the ball. He does not create for anyone else. He is not a plus rebounder. He is not a plus defender. He is too small to play the SF position and he doesn't have the ball skills necessary to play the SG spot. He is perfectly suited to a role where he plays ~15 minutes a game as a fifth guard who stands in the corner and shoots threes. And that's fine. There is nothing wrong with that. He will probably have a decent career doing just that.

                But if he's in your starting unit you have a significant hole in your roster.

                EDIT: Sorry, JV thread. How about that JV deal? Pretty awesome, eh?

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                • OMG. So much potential...

                  http://hoopshype.com/2015/08/21/is-j...ll-that-money/

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                  • I really hope there is a plan for Jonas to reach his potential with the cap going up his contract is not out of wack and is also tradable. Have a good season Jonas!!!

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                    • The increase in his production and development each year is a huge credit to the Raptors’ staff and management. The commitment to offseason player development by one of the top coaching staffs in the league has paid huge dividends for Valanciunas. It’s the extended trips to Lithuania in the the summer to work with Valanciunas in musty European gyms that go unseen from the public’s eye. It’s the hours in the film room breaking down film to ensure that Valanciunas is used in the most efficient and effective situations. I know how hard the Raptors’ coaches work. It may go unnoticed and fly under the radar, but it pays dividends. That commitment by Toronto is a big reason why Valanciunas will be a Top 3 big man in the league this season.
                      You can really tell this person doesn't post on this board. We're great at criticizing when we really have little clue other than the tip of the iceberg that we actually see. Thanks for posting, golden, good stuff.
                      If we knew half as much about coaching an NBA team as we think, we"d know twice as much as we do.

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                      • 3inthekeon wrote: View Post
                        You can really tell this person doesn't post on this board. We're great at criticizing when we really have little clue other than the tip of the iceberg that we actually see. Thanks for posting, golden, good stuff.
                        Now to be fair the "he works so hard in the offseason" is true of most of the players in this league. The stories are constant about guys working with coaches, flying in to their team cities, private workouts with HoFers, getting together with a small handful of other NBAers and private trainers to bust their assess in some random gym in the middle of the summer, running on the bottom of the freaking ocean, etc. etc. Look at how ripped these guys are when they show up for training camp and preseason every fall. They nearly ALL bust their asses in the summer. It's now a story if a guy actually shows up out of shape like Boris Pillsbury Diaw.

                        I don't know how many teams fly their coaches overseas, which is awesome, but I guarantee that any player in this league who requests coaching/training help from his team in the summer will get it, and I'm sure most teams suggest/recommend as much during spring exit interviews - especially with their younger guys.

                        Again, not to poo poo too much. It's awesome that Jonas is busting it and the team is helping whether he plays 4th quarters or not. Glad to see him getting better.
                        "We're playing in a building." -- Kawhi Leonard

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                        • 3inthekeon wrote: View Post
                          You can really tell this person doesn't post on this board. We're great at criticizing when we really have little clue other than the tip of the iceberg that we actually see. Thanks for posting, golden, good stuff.
                          Thanks. That article got me pumped up, but then.... I saw the last name of the writer (Nurse) and noticed the over-the-top praise for the Raptors coaching stuff......

                          The commitment to offseason player development by one of the top coaching staffs in the league has paid huge dividends for Valanciunas. It’s the extended trips to Lithuania in the the summer to work with Valanciunas in musty European gyms that go unseen from the public’s eye. It’s the hours in the film room breaking down film to ensure that Valanciunas is used in the most efficient and effective situations. I know how hard the Raptors’ coaches work.

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                          • Top 3 big man this season is a definite over exaggeration. But hey, it's offseason, so why not be optimistic!

                            And wow, that spin move on Bogut in the article is sooo nice.

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                            • Raptorsnz wrote: View Post
                              Top 3 big man this season is a definite over exaggeration. But hey, it's offseason, so why not be optimistic!

                              And wow, that spin move on Bogut in the article is sooo nice.
                              Why?

                              Who all do you rank ahead of him in terms of two way production?

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                              • Snooch wrote: View Post
                                Why?

                                Who all do you rank ahead of him in terms of two way production?

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                                Dude... top 3 bigman IS an exaggeration.

                                It's slightly possible he could be in the East, but in the west you have so many bigs who are and will be better Gasol, Dwight, Blake, Aldridge, Anthony Davis, Cousins, etc, that barring some kind of monumental increase in both JV's role and production next year there is no way he will be a top 3 big in the league.

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