I couldn't agree more. Jackson CAN shoot from the field, but he (and any other Raptors for that matter) can't be shy to take the shot.Originally posted by Gizmo
Still, I've been very impressed with Dial and Jermaine Jackson in the last two games.
Here is my post from last friday regarding who I'd want to see the Raptors play in the playoffs. I still stand by this opinion.Originally posted by DJ Red Lion
I'm a Raptor's fan first and foremost but I'm a basketball fan too. New Jersey would walk all over us in the playoffs. If we go deep enough to play them I'll be happy for the team but we don't stand a chance. Playoff defense is a whole new game. I don't think we have enough fire power to score against playoff style basketball. It was nice to see Mo P step up and put up some big numbers. Extra confidence for a young player is always good just before eliminations.
Prove me wrong Lenny & Co.
I'd love some more excuses to get drunk and cheer on the Raps!
Yes. But to me, Stackhouse is a player that can carry a team on his shoulders down the stretch if needed. I'm much more affraid of Stackhouse than I am of Kidd.
And look at the match-ups.
Todd McCullough vs. Montross/Olajuwan -> even matchup
Keith Van Horn vs. AD -> adv. Raptors
Kenyon Martin vs. JYD -> adv. Raps (IMO because of JYDs Defense)
Kerry Kittles vs. Mo Pete -> last year I would have said NJ but now I'd give the advantage to Mo Pete.
Jason Kidd vs. Alvin -> adv. NJ
The big thing is, if the raptors play tight on the supporting players, Jason Kidd will have a VERY tough time controlling the game.
Whereas in Detroit, Stackhouse is a breakout type of player that can take the game into his own hands (like T-Mac, or Kobe, or a healthy Vince etc.). That worries me more than Jason Kidd.
Then again. Perhaps the Nets see this as well and would rather Toronto finish 7th and hence yesterday's outcomeOriginally posted by 416
I agree with the above.
I don't think the Nets can handle our inside game. They threw up a zone before they packed it in last night and still couldn't stop TO's 3 power forwards... which is a cool lineup in my opinion considering everyone in TO has a week post up game.
Anyway, AW and Mo P are shooting so well from outside, and the nets are undersized compared to the raps... so if TO plays a good outside inside game (like last night), the nets are toast.
50 points in the paint last night, and we don't have a center.
This is the first time I've heard of this trade. I hope this is just a nasty rumour .......... the Mavs are just trying to buy a championship. I'm a big Nash fan and have been since I discovered him back in his Santa Clara days but have never thought of him or Finley as marquee players.Originally posted by fleaflo
Although, VC for Steve Nash and Micheal Finley? Grunwald would have to think really, really hard about that.
Mo Pete was hurt and Keon wasn't getting playing timeOriginally posted by fleaflo
Mo Pete and Keon can suck it. Where the fuk were they for the first 50 games of the season? What a fukkin waste.