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moremilk
Northern Neighbour wrote:
I missed it but why has Danny Green only played 19 minutes?


No need, on a b2b. bench was rolling from the get go.
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Northern Neighbour
deaner wrote:


Not 4th center. Second 5 depending on what Nurse needs.

Of course Siakam is in the top lineups. You realize I’m suggesting he’s even more valuable off the bench for some games to prevent a let down. OG gets beat up at the 4 too much.

Ive seen raptor players multiple times roll their eyes at the bunnies Ibaka misses. That’s all. When it really matters, I would rather have JV at the 5.

Anyway. Too much time talking about a potential buyout.

Theres no way that adding Kanter would be adding a piece that isn’t used by by nurse in the playoffs. Saying he would be the 4th center is a very large exaggeration


The team's top-2 centres are established - Ibaka and JV depending on matchups. This won't change, and it shouldn't given the team's success and how the game is currently played. Very few teams go with two traditional big men. Now, I agree JV is the more effective C of the two, but there's no arguing with the results and how he and Ibaka have been used when both have been healthy.

Now if Kanter came to Toronto (and he won't because he won't get the playing time he craves), he would be the 3rd C. That means he'll be relegated to the bench when the team is completely healthy. He also doesn't really fit in with the team's pace-and-space approach.

My comment about worrying about the team's 4th C was in relation to you bringing up Boucher. That is worrying about the team's 4th C spot behind Monroe. Again, if the team looks to add another big (and an argument could be made for one), it's at the 4 spot. They could use another mobile PF that can shoot a bit while providing some rebounding and defence.
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RockOnline
Love the fire they brought tonight. Great b2b games! Let's goooo!
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deaner
Solid shooting !

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deaner
Northern Neighbour wrote:


The team's top-2 centres are established - Ibaka and JV depending on matchups. This won't change, and it shouldn't given the team's success and how the game is currently played. Very few teams go with two traditional big men. Now, I agree JV is the more effective C of the two, but there's no arguing with the results and how he and Ibaka have been used when both have been healthy.

Now if Kanter came to Toronto (and he won't because he won't get the playing time he craves), he would be the 3rd C. That means he'll be relegated to the bench when the team is completely healthy. He also doesn't really fit in with the team's pace-and-space approach.

My comment about worrying about the team's 4th C was in relation to you bringing up Boucher. That is worrying about the team's 4th C spot behind Monroe. Again, if the team looks to add another big (and an argument could be made for one), it's at the 4 spot. They could use another mobile PF that can shoot a bit while providing some rebounding and defence.


Absolutely fair. I just think your description of a PF we need is Serge’s skill sets.

But yes, I think probably the other 2 needs are a bigger concern IF Powell doesn’t play this way consistently. Man, if he did become adequate and ball handling and shooting like we know he can... potential upgrades change a bit.
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Northern Neighbour
deaner wrote:
Solid shooting !

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Must have been the shooting coach they recently hired! [wink]
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deaner
Northern Neighbour wrote:


Must have been the shooting coach they recently hired! [wink]


They needed this abnormality tonight.
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Northern Neighbour
deaner wrote:


They needed this abnormality tonight.


Let's hope it becomes the norm! 
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gurk
i missed watching lowry playing <3
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JeffB
@BlakeMurphyODC
Kyle Lowry says he thought he’d be back for good after Philly game but his back didn’t respond well. Wants to be smarter about it from there, will be ongoing maintenance but felt good tonight.
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Mo_fusion
What a game. What a solid win. Back to October and early November basket ball baby!
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LX
They won every quarter for once. Nice. Add Kyle and the team’s identity becomes much more clear. Now just get a meshing of Saturday and Sunday and we’re gold - break out the ovo jerseys!
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