Likes Likes:  51
Page 2 of 26 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 12 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 509

Thread: Raps @ Knicks

  1. #21
    Raptors Republic Hall of Famer DanH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Cambridge, ON
    Posts
    15,018
    Likes (Given)
    5317
    Likes (Received)
    9189

    Default

    Quote inthepaint wrote: View Post
    The numbers since November were bad because Lowry was banged up, but also because we had Monroe instead of JV. If Ibaka stays exactly where he is (maybe with a little less minutes) and we have Gasol instead of Monroe, the bounce back will be astronomical.

    The hope is that the Gasol/Ibaka two-headed centre will be even more powerful than the JV/Ibaka combo.
    What does Monroe have to do with anything? I'm not talking about the bench sucking of late, or Lowry missing time, I'm talking about the actual starting lineup struggling in their minutes.

    I mean, yes, we should hope that we are better now. But that does not mean Serge should start over Gasol.

  2. #22
    Raptors Republic Veteran planetmars's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    9,930
    Likes (Given)
    1894
    Likes (Received)
    2650

    Default





    Never knew this.. wow

  3. #23
    Raptors Republic Superstar bertarapsfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    2,850
    Likes (Given)
    81
    Likes (Received)
    584

    Default

    Quote planetmars wrote: View Post




    Never knew this.. wow
    would anyone here have given up Pascal for zinger?

  4. #24
    Raptors Republic Veteran Hotshot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    8,258
    Likes (Given)
    824
    Likes (Received)
    1350

    Default

    Shots fired.

    https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/201...002110124.html


    Losers

    Toronto Raptors


    Marc Gasol helps, but he's lost a step defensively, and it's not even clear he'd be part of the best Toronto lineup in the playoffs. Meanwhile, in the past three months, the Raptors have gone from the clear favorites in the East to arguably the least imposing playoff team of the big four (Boston, Philly, Milwaukee, Toronto). I'm not sure what Masai Ujiri could have done to change that reality, but in any case, the Raptors were on the outside looking as most of their rivals got better.

    Big picture: Kyle Lowry has been declining for months, the chemistry between Lowry and Kawhi Leonard still hasn't materialized, Pascal Siakam is a great complementary player but probably not someone who can anchor a new era next season, and the Clippers just cleared an obscene amount of cap space for this summer. Toronto could absolutely make the Finals a few months from now, but this was not a great week.

  5. #25
    Raptors Republic Superstar bertarapsfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    2,850
    Likes (Given)
    81
    Likes (Received)
    584

    Default

    watching Philly vs den. 6ers look pretty dam good. also boban is now their back up C between him and embid that's a hell of a load for opposing teams C ever night

  6. #26
    Raptors Republic Hall of Famer
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    13,771
    Likes (Given)
    1
    Likes (Received)
    1042

    Default

    Quote bertarapsfan wrote: View Post
    watching Philly vs den. 6ers look pretty dam good. also boban is now their back up C between him and embid that's a hell of a load for opposing teams C ever night
    Yup! They look amazing right now
    I relish negativity and disappointment. It is not healthy. Somebody buy me a pony.

  7. #27
    Raptors Republic Hall of Famer MixxAOR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    12,141
    Likes (Given)
    1837
    Likes (Received)
    3521

    Default

    Quote GLF wrote: View Post
    Yup! They look amazing right now
    Honey moon period.
    GASOLINE!!!

  8. #28
    Raptors Republic Hall of Famer
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    13,771
    Likes (Given)
    1
    Likes (Received)
    1042

    Default

    Quote MixxAOR wrote: View Post
    Honey moon period.
    And they've already fallen off and let Denver tie it up. So never mind lol. But with that team as long as you have guys who can guard them pretty much straight up you're good. And we do. Danny can guard Jimmy, Marc can guard Embiid (as best as you can), we already know kawhi locks down Simmons and Pascal can handle Tobias well enough I would like to believe. It's just Kyle sticking to Reddick that would have to happen and I know he can do it. It's when they can run to mismatches and dominate you one on one is when they're dangerous. Oh also in transition so do not turn over the ball too much against them and you should be fine. But they are definitely better now that a couple days ago. That's for sure.
    I relish negativity and disappointment. It is not healthy. Somebody buy me a pony.

  9. Likes MixxAOR liked this post
  10. #29
    Raptors Republic Starter inthepaint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Posts
    871
    Likes (Given)
    524
    Likes (Received)
    417

    Default

    Quote DanH wrote: View Post
    What does Monroe have to do with anything? I'm not talking about the bench sucking of late, or Lowry missing time, I'm talking about the actual starting lineup struggling in their minutes.

    I mean, yes, we should hope that we are better now. But that does not mean Serge should start over Gasol.
    Monroe had to do a lot with the overall team struggles, because he was much worse as a backup C then JV or Serge (depending on who would be the backup or starter on that day). That's why we missed JV so much while he was hurt, because whether JV was a starter or not, with him being hurt meant Monroe had to play a lot. The whole team struggled, particularly the starting unit, because we had 2 of our best players (Lowry and JV, who was a starter for several games) be out with injuries, and in Lowry's case, even when he got back his shot wasn't the same.

    Serge did his best to hold the fort a C, and played great games even on losses. The main reason the starters struggled was Lowry recovering from injury, both him and Kawhi being out of the lineup, and not having the luxury to start JV on games we would have. In simple terms, injuries is why we struggled. Not that you're saying that, but Serge had little to do with the starters struggles.

    All I'm saying is instead of having Serge & Monroe as your centres (while JV was hurt), we'll now see have Gasol & Serge, which is of course much better, so we should see some improvement overall by the team.

  11. #30
    Raptors Republic Superstar bertarapsfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    2,850
    Likes (Given)
    81
    Likes (Received)
    584

    Default

    I dunno what thread this belong in so I'm just putting it here.
    the league forcing NO to play Davis by treating 100gs a game he sit is absolute bullshit
    1. he asked to be traded
    2. who the hell is the league to dictate to a team the minutes their players must get.
    3. what if AD gets a long term injury so team won't trade for him and wait till he hits fa
    4. what if he does get injurys and pelicans get fucked?
    5. this will create a circus around pelicans rest of the year.

    if I was pelicans I'd say fuck off Pay the roughly 3 mil in fines and move on from AD in the summer

  12. #31
    Raptors Republic Veteran consmap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    8,648
    Likes (Given)
    2399
    Likes (Received)
    2351

    Default

    I hope Marc plays this game, wanna see what this center rotation can do.
    OG is our king

  13. #32
    Raptors Republic Superstar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Posts
    3,483
    Likes (Given)
    48
    Likes (Received)
    477

    Default

    Gasol is playing.
    100%
    Book it

  14. #33
    Raptors Republic All-Star Rudy Bargnani's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    1,261
    Likes (Given)
    1024
    Likes (Received)
    377

    Default

    Butler has 7 shots with 7 mins left. He gone

  15. #34
    Raptors Republic Superstar bertarapsfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    2,850
    Likes (Given)
    81
    Likes (Received)
    584

    Default

    Quote Rudy Bargnani wrote: View Post
    Butler has 7 shots with 7 mins left. He gone
    already getting out shined by Tobias. wait for the locker room fireworks.

  16. Likes Rudy Bargnani liked this post
  17. #35
    Raptors Republic Superstar bertarapsfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    2,850
    Likes (Given)
    81
    Likes (Received)
    584

    Default

    else where Bobby Portis has 30 in his wizards debut

  18. #36
    Raptors Republic Superstar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    4,342
    Likes (Given)
    52
    Likes (Received)
    270

    Default

    Didnt we just destory Philly? why do we need to be scared of them? lol we beat them twice easily. they beat us once with several players down.

    MIL is the threat for sure. I think we could take Boston with a full healthy lineup.

  19. #37
    Raptors Republic Superstar Jclaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    4,726
    Likes (Given)
    1268
    Likes (Received)
    1270

    Default

    Quote bertarapsfan wrote: View Post
    watching Philly vs den. 6ers look pretty dam good. also boban is now their back up C between him and embid that's a hell of a load for opposing teams C ever night
    Their 5th best player has 34 points!

  20. #38
    Raptors Republic Hall of Famer 007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Vancouver, B.C.
    Posts
    11,377
    Likes (Given)
    868
    Likes (Received)
    2118

    Default

    I've never been so excited to watch us play the Knicks
    The name's Bond, James Bond.

  21. #39
    Raptors Republic Superstar Jclaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    4,726
    Likes (Given)
    1268
    Likes (Received)
    1270

    Default

    Quote planetmars wrote: View Post




    Never knew this.. wow
    Mentioned it a few times in the trade deadline thread. Thought it really showed the evolution of the "culture" Masai promised to bring here

  22. #40
    Raptors Republic Superstar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    4,342
    Likes (Given)
    52
    Likes (Received)
    270

    Default

    Hmm maybe we pick up Kristaps after 2020 or trade in off season..

Page 2 of 26 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 12 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •