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Casey has given all of Norm's minutes to Delon and I can't blame him. Delon is the best player on the floor tonight.
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I agree said to see Norms minutes get eaten up by Delon and OG. Hes a great player imo, but after his injury OG stepped up and showed what he was capable of.
Before it seemed like we paid a great amount for him but now he seems overpaid cause we do not utilize him.
Norm seems to be forcing his game because hes trying to make something happen and try to regain his minutes:
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Tonight the Celtics played their 41st game, while the Raptors only played their 36th.

I can understand a difference of 2-3 games, but five?!?! Seems like a drastic gap in games played.
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Our starters need to play better, as does Norman Powell. Tonight we got bailed by our Shadow Team. We're so ridiculously deep that even if half our team plays bad, the other half can step up and get the work done. Our PGs are just ridiculously good.
kenchau wrote:
Jan 3rd, 2018 10:24 pm
Tonight the Celtics played their 41st game, while the Raptors only played their 36th.

I can understand a difference of 2-3 games, but five?!?! Seems like a drastic gap in games played.
Boston is playing a game in London, UK later. They get tons of rest before and after the game.
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DeFraud DeFrozen is on fyre.

Resign to 10 year max deal. Get er done Masai.
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JV came to play today. Prior to the previous game, he was busy tweeting. Today, he's all business - no pre-game tweets.
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An argument could be made for DeRozan only due to time served and longevity on the team.
Carter and even Bosh are ahead of DeRozan.

Without McGrady, Carter never played on a Raptors team that had as much overall skill and depth as the DeRozan era Raptors.
While on the Raptors, Carter never played with a good starting Point Guard.

Alvin Williams was Carter's starting PG. Alvin could never create and beat defenders off the dribble due to bad knees.
Williams would only swing the ball around the perimeter and take mid to long range jump shots.
Then Carter had the likes of washed up Jalen Rose, Rafer Alston, Dion Glover, and Milt Palacio when Alvin Williams was injured.
The rest of Carter's supporting cast was below average usually.
scoper wrote:
Jan 6th, 2018 10:35 pm
Demar, the greatest ever to wear the uniform?

https://www.thestar.com/sports/raptors/ ... -ever.html
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XFactor11 wrote:
Jan 7th, 2018 9:50 am
An argument could be made for DeRozan only due to time served and longevity on the team.
Carter and even Bosh are ahead of DeRozan.

Without McGrady, Carter never played on a Raptors team that had as much overall skill and depth as the DeRozan era Raptors.
While on the Raptors, Carter never played with a good starting Point Guard.

Alvin Williams was Carter's starting PG. Alvin could never create and beat defenders off the dribble due to bad knees.
Williams would only swing the ball around the perimeter and take mid to long range jump shots.
Then Carter had the likes of washed up Jalen Rose, Rafer Alston, Dion Glover, and Milt Palacio when Alvin Williams was injured.
The rest of Carter's supporting cast was below average usually.
Carter is still better than Demar but if DD can be a better defender and hit more clutch shots, he can be the best Raptor.

Demar just need a couple of crazy playoff game where he just takes over.

DD definitely got the scoring down. He is a better scorer than Vince now. Amazing to see.


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Not downplaying DD's accomplishment but:
DeRozan scored 52 points but he needed overtime to score that many and the final score was 131-127 in extra time.

Carter has scored 51 points in a game 2 times (once in New Jersey) in his career with the final score being less than 100 points scored for either team at the end of regulation time.
That means he scored over 50% of his team's points those two games.

As for other Raptors, Terrance Ross also scored 51 once but he did not face double team coverage, therefore it was easier for him.

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scoper wrote:
Jan 6th, 2018 10:35 pm
Demar, the greatest ever to wear the uniform?

https://www.thestar.com/sports/raptors/ ... -ever.html
Not yet but close. I would put him ahead of Bosh but still slightly behind Carter. Demar needs to step up his playoff play and have some memorable playoff performances to get past Carter, IMO. Hopefully we see that this year...
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Tough schedule coming up this week, Cleveland and GS at home. Winning one of them would be enough for me. Lose both and I'm comfortable predicting another second round exit to the Cavs.
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3 PG's and Derozan playing the PF spot to close the game vs Brooklyn
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Man that fall by Kyle looked really bad. The guy is such a tenacious rebounder he commits his entire body going up for it. Hope nothing is broken.

Quincy Acy pushed him from behind as he was landing causing the bad fall, dirty play imo.
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scoper wrote:
Jan 8th, 2018 10:16 pm
Man that fall by Kyle looked really bad. The guy is such a tenacious rebounder he commits his entire body going up for it. Hope nothing is broken.

Quincy Acy pushed him from behind as he was landing causing the bad fall, dirty play imo.
Yep that was more on Acy undercutting him than Harris trying to grab the rebound

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