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    These are connected. How many passes are not caught because Lowry throws a pass at his knees or like one play in Philly, he whips a wraparound pass that nobody has a chance at catching.
    This is one of the most frustrating things about Lowry. He's just not very good at the actual act of passing to bigs.

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    • OldSkoolCool wrote: View Post
      95% of the time if the player cant catch the pass, it was a shitty pass, not a shutty catch
      Biyombo being the other 5%
      Heir, Prince of Cambridge

      If you see KeonClark in the wasteland, please share your food and water with him.

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      • Jonas Valanciunas vs Putin.. This summer on PPV!





        Last edited by rocwell; Tue Jan 12th, 2016, 01:19 PM.

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        • Axel wrote: View Post
          Far too many. Lowry is a willing passer, but he isn't very gifted at it.

          Just to bold this part; as it's my biggest fault with Lowry but I also have zero issue with it as well as it's a good problem to have.
          "My biggest concern as a coach is to not confuse winning with progress." - Steve Kerr
          "If it's unacceptable in defeat, it's unacceptable in victory." - Jeff Van Gundy

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          • how awesome is pass happy val. love the growth in awareness and vision. tonight he even drove under the basket to kick it out. great job.

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            • Miekenstien wrote: View Post
              how awesome is pass happy val. love the growth in awareness and vision. tonight he even drove under the basket to kick it out. great job.
              13 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks... his overall court awareness and chemistry with Lowry, DeRozan and Ross is developing very nicely.

              In the 12 games he's played since returning from injury he's racked up 19 assists, hitting 2+ in 6 of those games, including 5 of the past 6 (13 assists in those 6 games).

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              • CalgaryRapsFan wrote: View Post
                13 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks... his overall court awareness and chemistry with Lowry, DeRozan and Ross is developing very nicely.

                In the 12 games he's played since returning from injury he's racked up 19 assists, hitting 2+ in 6 of those games, including 5 of the past 6 (13 assists in those 6 games).
                His help D is coming around really nicely as well.
                "Stay steamy"

                - Kobe

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                • And people were complaining about him lol.

                  He still has star potential.

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                  • Post-injury, JV seems like he's playing a lot smarter.

                    He's had some inconsistency in his offensive game (scoring for himself), and i really wish he would stop trying to finish with layups rather than dunks.

                    Some of that gets amplified in your mind when he only takes 5-10 shots a game.

                    I think, as has been discussed to death, he needs to be more involved by design and the confidence and consistency will come back.

                    But the defence is becoming very good, and he's hitting passes that he wouldn't have seen before.

                    Very good signs.

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                    • CalgaryRapsFan wrote: View Post
                      13 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks... his overall court awareness and chemistry with Lowry, DeRozan and Ross is developing very nicely.

                      In the 12 games he's played since returning from injury he's racked up 19 assists, hitting 2+ in 6 of those games, including 5 of the past 6 (13 assists in those 6 games).
                      The whole team (but especially Lowry) looks like they're finding guys in their spots more often - at least the passes are coming more decisively. Some very nice cross court and skip passes now to 3 pt shooters instead of bail out passes. Guards attacking the rim then dishing to a big straight under the basket look good. Jonas kicking the ball back out to the perimeter and looking like he actually knows where a guy's gonna be looks good too.

                      Offensive chemistry does seem to be getting better and better - at least esthetically.
                      "We're playing in a building." -- Kawhi Leonard

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                      • S.R. wrote: View Post
                        The whole team (but especially Lowry) looks like they're finding guys in their spots more often - at least the passes are coming more decisively. Some very nice cross court and skip passes now to 3 pt shooters instead of bail out passes. Guards attacking the rim then dishing to a big straight under the basket look good. Jonas kicking the ball back out to the perimeter and looking like he actually knows where a guy's gonna be looks good too.

                        Offensive chemistry does seem to be getting better and better - at least esthetically.
                        The extra practice time they've had over these last two weeks has been huge.
                        @Chr1st1anL

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                        • Woke up this morning and got notification on my phone saying:

                          Jonas buries America in snow.

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                          • OldSkoolCool wrote: View Post
                            Our guards snake the screen too often because they are looking for theirs and it really ruins a lot of opportunities to use JV as the roll man
                            They always do, even when it is not required.

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                            • JV has 19 assists post injury (12 games) compared to just 6 pre injury (14 games).

                              Pretty Rad!

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                              • Valanciunas is defending post-ups like an animal this season.

                                In 58 post-ups against him this season (a bit over 2 per game), he's holding opponents to 22.9% shooting and 0.45 PPP which is in the 98.7th percentile. He also sees post-ups with the highest frequency on our team.

                                Actually he's statistically the best post-defender in the entire NBA this season, as he's 1st in oPPP among bigs with more than 10 post up against them this year.

                                Where he struggles is in pick and roll defense, as he's actually been the worst pick and roll defending big in the league this season giving up 1.28 PPP and 60.6% shooting in 36 of these situations. The thing is, none of our bigs really defend the P&R well except 2Pat (70th percentile), Scola is barely better than JV and even Biyombo is in the 48th percentile, which is below average.

                                What stings about this is that our boy, Chris Bosh has been the best pick and roll man defender this season among bigs, giving up just 0.57 PPP and 26.7% shooting (Aldridge isn't far behind him), just even more of an argument for how perfect a fit he'd be with JV lol.

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