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    Thibs isn't a great coach. He is slightly above average, but has a great mind for defense. Sam Mitchell did a better job than him with the talent he had.

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    Quote Truth Teller wrote: View Post
    Thibs isn't a great coach. He is slightly above average, but has a great mind for defense. Sam Mitchell did a better job than him with the talent he had.
    Honestly put Casey on either Bucks or TWolves and they step up a tier, those teams are pitifully coached.

    I give Casey a lot of credit for becoming a better coach and adapting; as we have seen, that is a hard thing to do.

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    Quote DogeLover1234 wrote: View Post
    Honestly put Casey on either Bucks or TWolves and they step up a tier, those teams are pitifully coached.

    I give Casey a lot of credit for becoming a better coach and adapting; as we have seen, that is a hard thing to do.
    Damn, this is something I thought I'd never read on these forums.

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    Quote DogeLover1234 wrote: View Post
    Honestly put Casey on either Bucks or TWolves and they step up a tier, those teams are pitifully coached.

    I give Casey a lot of credit for becoming a better coach and adapting; as we have seen, that is a hard thing to do.
    It really is more the combination of Casey + Masai that is the strength of the Raps. Casey handles the day-to-day management of egos and execution of the strategy/vision. Masai steps in to handle the difficult stuff: like holding Kyle and DeMar accountable and the soon-to-be legendary culture reset mandate to Casey.

    Masai has also given Casey the talented depth to be able to plug in new guys to fill roles. The starting SF position was supposed to be a battle between Norm and CJ - but Masai got OG. And in the game 1, when a normally dependable guy lie Jakob massively craps the bed, Casey can plug in Bebe and get exactly what Jakob was supposed to provide, and then some. What other team can go 11 deep in a playoff game and not have that that 9th, 10th or 11th guy mess it up for them? It's unheard of.

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    Casey also has some really good assistant coaches working with him.

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    Quote Truth Teller wrote: View Post
    Casey also has some really good assistant coaches working with him.
    The mark of a smart man who gets really good people around him. It only helps.

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    Quote Demographic Shift wrote: View Post
    The mark of a smart man who gets really good people around him. It only helps.
    A smart man also listens to those good people around him ......

    Change was the goal when the Raptors hired Nick Nurse, an offensive guru from the (then) D-League, in the summer of 2013. Nurse came in for an interview, and on an office whiteboard drew the offense he envisioned: different starting points, reads, passes, options. "The framework of what we are doing now," Nurse says, "was up on that board."

    Dwane Casey, the team's head coach, liked Nurse's ideas. For various reasons, they never made it onto the court for long. Perhaps no one felt enough urgency until Cleveland swept them and Ujiri spoke out.
    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/2...to-raptors-nba

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    Your'e quite convinced Casey is a hindrance to this team, aren't you?

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    Quote LJ2 wrote: View Post
    Your'e quite convinced Casey is a hindrance to this team, aren't you?
    I don't think he's a hindrance. Casey's a great asset in many ways. But I think Masai is truly elite at what he does and doesn't get the credit for elevating everybody, including Casey.

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    I don't think he's a hindrance. Casey's a great asset in many ways. But I think Masai is truly elite at what he does and doesn't get the credit for elevating everybody, including Casey.
    What? Most of us pray at church of Ujiri and would Let him baptize our kid
    And suddenly the man, who fancied himself a God, felt a very human chill crawl up his spine.

    #KingDethroned

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    Quote KeonClark wrote: View Post
    What? Most of us pray at church of Ujiri and would Let him baptize our kid
    I would let him sleep with my gf. (It's a different story that I don't have one)
    "Stay steamy"

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    Lance Stephenson vs. Lebron in round 1 is the best thing that could have happened to the EC. Go full asshole Lance, crank it up to an 11:

    "Control DeRozan's catch-shoot game. He rarely passes. Defend the ball. Much of what they do reverses to 1 on 1 play." -- Visitor Locker Room Whiteboard, Air Canada Centre, Feb. 26, 2015

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    Quote Truth Teller wrote: View Post


    We don't have a Ben Simmons on our team do we? Can't fit a square peg into a round hole.
    Thank you

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    Quote hotfuzz wrote: View Post
    I would let him sleep with my gf. (It's a different story that I don't have one)
    You don't have one because Masai took her already
    OG is our king

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    Of course Ellington is trash when he's not playing the raps

    Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk

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    LMAO Ellington is bricking everything. Of course!
    "Stay steamy"

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    Ilyasova and Belinelli are lights out. Those were the 2 guys I wanted.

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    Quote golden wrote: View Post
    Ilyasova and Belinelli are lights out. Those were the 2 guys I wanted.
    Ujiri wanted to give young guys opportunity though so there we go

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    Whiteside has really fallen off...looks invisible out there.
    "Stay steamy"

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