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    Raps were rebuilding a couple years ago yet they...

    Raps were rebuilding a couple years ago yet they kept making moves for players like Lowry and Gay. Teams do things that don't always match up with where they look like they are going.
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    Don't know if I'd consider it that risky if they...

    Don't know if I'd consider it that risky if they have decided which young bigs they are going with. They have put themselves in a position where they can offer him a bigger contract then other teams...
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    Not too interested in new and flashy. To me that...

    Not too interested in new and flashy. To me that just seems like following fads and will be awful in a few years. I actually like the claw logo, not big on staying with the red (too many teams do...
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    They might like the mix of skills he has at that...

    They might like the mix of skills he has at that position better then the players they already have there. You could argue he is an upgrade in many ways to any of their 3 young bigs. It just...
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    Should be interesting to see what they do but the...

    Should be interesting to see what they do but the "full rebrand" could range from something minimal to something major. And it could be amazing, bland (like the Nets rebrand), or downright terrible....
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    I don't know if they would or not. They have...

    I don't know if they would or not. They have him, Sullinger, and Zeller for young big men with Wright also coming in. I don't think all of them are still there by the deadline. Send an offer and...
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    Brandon Wright would be a good addition to the...

    Brandon Wright would be a good addition to the team but as Jamie said Boston is probably looking at him as the main piece they are receiving back. Would probably have to stun them with an offer to...
  8. Thread: Raptors talent

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    "Many elite players" - didn't say all, didn't say...

    "Many elite players" - didn't say all, didn't say most, didn't say no shooter.
    "top 200 of current players in the league for shooting" - make a list of the top 200 shooters in the league right now...
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    That would be it. Not sure how you got any of...

    That would be it. Not sure how you got any of that from the quoted comment.
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    You could say many of the same things about the...

    You could say many of the same things about the piss poor shot selection of wing players but they do it with a lot more frequency. A poor shot is just as bad as a turnover.

    Changing the offense...
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    You get him more involved by creating more ball...

    You get him more involved by creating more ball movement instead of letting the pg and sg dominate the ball. That way he gets to touch the ball more then once or twice a quarter. I'm sure that can...
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    Where did I say that a good shooter couldn't be...

    Where did I say that a good shooter couldn't be an elite player? Answer, I didn't so saying Jesus Shuttlesworth says hello means absolutely nothing. His skill level IMO doesn't seem to be beyond...
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    I agree that the role players are good and there...

    I agree that the role players are good and there isn't enough elite talent but there are a lot of role players can fill these players roles.
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    I don't think he has regressed this year. I...

    I don't think he has regressed this year. I think they are involving him less which has an impact on the rest of his game. He is probably starting to get a little frustrated. The lack of...
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    Shooting is a skill but IMO it seems to be one of...

    Shooting is a skill but IMO it seems to be one of the less important skills among elite players. Don't get me wrong, you have to be able to get the ball in the basket but many elite players wouldn't...
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    Ross - I don't see the talent that everyone else...

    Ross - I don't see the talent that everyone else talks about. He is a good shooter and can play defense. Awhile ago somebody mentioned Mo Pete as a comparison for him. I would agree with that,...
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    Especially when the system and coaching staff...

    Especially when the system and coaching staff seem to encourage it.
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    I would say Lowry is one which is not uncommon to...

    I would say Lowry is one which is not uncommon to find in pg's and James Johnson has a pretty comparable range of talent imo. Bruno looks like he could but we don't get to see him. DD has a decent...
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    The name of the thread is "Talent - what's your...

    The name of the thread is "Talent - what's your definition?". And in the OP you said it would be interesting to hear what people's definition of talent is. Then asked what the difference is between...
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    That comes from awareness in what to do and when...

    That comes from awareness in what to do and when to do things combined with abilities such as athleticism and size which are things that the quote clearly separates from talent. Put Mario Chalmers...
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    Always thought of Thompson as sort of a younger...

    Always thought of Thompson as sort of a younger version of Amir. Doesn't do everything Amir does now but he may get there and he just sort of seems to go about his business whether he is a starter...
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    I don't think talent can be simply labelled as...

    I don't think talent can be simply labelled as the ability to perform an action/ability to perform an action that others can't. In the NBA there are hundreds of players that can and have performed...
  23. Thread: Masai Ujiri

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    Same here, of course a lot of individual awards...

    Same here, of course a lot of individual awards are the same way. Some years they give the award to somebody who deserves it, other years they give it to somebody from a team that had a big...
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    His son.

    His son.
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    He is currently projected as a late 2nd rounder. ...

    He is currently projected as a late 2nd rounder. Tough to say if he stays there or if he moves up but I would really like to see the Raps make a 2nd round pick and actually give that player a...
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