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2015-2016 NBA/Raps Thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by sam, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. sam

    sam TRIBE Member

    Didn't see one started yet, so here it is.


    Great way to start the season :)
  2. Wiseman

    Wiseman TRIBE Member

    It's not even the record but the way they have pulled out wins. 1st quarter of the OKC game offense was non-existent but they still held OKC to 23 points. Having the grit and consistent defence to stay in games like that bodes well for the post-season.

    Carroll was such a good pickup.
  3. silver1

    silver1 TRIBE Member

    Their rebounding so far is WAY better than last year. Meaning that teams are getting fewer second chances.

    Huge difference maker IMO
  4. Wiseman

    Wiseman TRIBE Member

    JV is keeping his hands up a lot more. I would lose my mind everytime he got an offensive rebound under the net then take it down for a bounce and going back up again letting the defenders have a chance to get above the ball.

    Joseph is huge for this team and I think a lot of what he brings won'y show up in the stats. He brings such energy off the bench but unlike Lou in translates into better play from the guys around him. Lou was great to come in the game and just start shooting but Cori is better for this team. And the 2 PG lineup is deadly.
  5. KickIT

    KickIT TRIBE Member

    Joseph is an even better replacement for Vasquez and TRoss is properly positioned as the backup SG.

    Scola and Carroll are showing why they're good pickups. Scola must be a huge influence on JV.

    Now if only Biyombo could figure out how to dunk despite getting the ball to the rim, he would be DEADLY. It blows my mind how badly he finished. He does everything else right on offense but just can't finish.

    It was hard for me to switch gears from the Jays to NBA but didn't take long with the way the Raps are playing.
  6. SneakyPete

    SneakyPete TRIBE Member

    Agreed on Joseph. He's been huge, really tenacious on D. I like Carroll, but he's terrible at layups/shots with 5 feet.
  7. KickIT

    KickIT TRIBE Member

    Horrible miss call by the refs last night. Not only did Meo step out of bounds he also traveled.
  8. KickIT

    KickIT TRIBE Member

    Demar needs to stop playing hero and force shots in the 4th quarter. He did it in the GState game (though the refs fucked that one up) and it directly cost them the game in Utah last night.

    Why does Casey love to go iso ball when games are on the line? I would've thought that line of thinking would've left town with Lou Williams.
  9. StarvinMarvin

    StarvinMarvin TRIBE Member

    Fire casey period
  10. LikeASweet

    LikeASweet TRIBE Member

    yup hes gotta go
  11. justin surdit

    justin surdit TRIBE Member

    He's been great to get them from a shitty team to a decent team. That's usually the work of a "motivator" style coach (like Mark Jackson in GS). Next step requires a coach that can actually draw up a play out of a time out to get a bucket.
  12. KickIT

    KickIT TRIBE Member

    Raps can't even do that right. Last 2 games, they've had to blow their last timeout in the final minute on the inbounds play.

    Don't know if its Demare Carroll or a poorly designed play. I suspect its probably the same play they always run and the other team knew how to defend it and Casey isn't adjusting.
  13. SneakyPete

    SneakyPete TRIBE Member

    Not just end of game, seems like the whole game 80% of the play calls are iso plays for Demar.

    What about the inbound play late in the game? That's two games in a row running the same play and they couldn't inbound the ball. I don't understand why it has to go to Demar right away? Why couldn't they inbound the ball then get it to him? It's a lot easier to make a pass once you have the ball in play.
  14. StarvinMarvin

    StarvinMarvin TRIBE Member

  15. KickIT

    KickIT TRIBE Member

    I like that Demar gets to the rim drawing their big to him. What I don't like is that he doesn't dish off to the open big for the easy bucket.
  16. tobywan

    tobywan TRIBE Member

    Surprised there hasn't been more activity in this thread...they've won 6 in a row now!

    I've never been an *avid* raptor's fan, more just merely interested and on the fringe. But I would have to admit my appreciation for them has grown this year, and my knowledge on the nuances of the game is slowly improving.
  17. ndrwrld

    ndrwrld TRIBE Member

    Cavs ( 30 - 11 ) just fired their head coach.:O
  18. SneakyPete

    SneakyPete TRIBE Member

    LeBron was the coach anyway.
  19. StarvinMarvin

    StarvinMarvin TRIBE Member

    only one of the west power house teams beat us this year and that is Golden State twice by less than 10 points combined...we took out all the rest in our match ups with them Spurs, Mavs, Clippers, Grizzlies...etc

    Best part of that stat is GS trounced all those teams by double digits when they met.

    Now I just wish we would stop playing down to teams we should be killing out there
  20. SneakyPete

    SneakyPete TRIBE Member

    This and cc sabathia in the summer, something about Toronto nightlife. All-Star weekend is going to be wild.
  21. Wiseman

    Wiseman TRIBE Member

    Just got back from the Raptors trouncing the Wizards. Tense when Lowry went out but Xray is negative.....phew!

    Great to see another game get to garbage time. Bebe hit a 3 pointer!

    Wall is crazy good but we still won another game and for the most part it looked pretty easy.

    Casey needs more credit. When we lost it for a bit there it took one time out and we were back on track to roll through the rest of the game. He's making the right adjustments at the right time and the team buys into his system.

    Derozan hitting 3s is nuts.

    That is 9 in a row tying the longest winning record for the Raptors. And the longest this year in the East.

    All in all it's good to be a Raptors fan right now!
  22. KickIT

    KickIT TRIBE Member

    Demar and Lowry have been lights out. Demar was pissing me off big time in the early season but his dribble penetration game has been on point. And WTF T-Ross? He actually looks like he's playing with confidence for once.

    Can't argue with top 10 in both offense and defense efficiency. The schedule for the rest of the season is pretty light too.
  23. ndrwrld

    ndrwrld TRIBE Member

    Sting is playing the NBA half time show at the All Star Game in Toronto.
  24. KickIT

    KickIT TRIBE Member

    The only way it'll be cool is if everyone at the ACC (including players) play the Roxanne drinking game.
  25. basketballjones

    basketballjones TRIBE Member

    was phil collins not available

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