after weighing pro's and con's I find them to be equal.
Once our next 4 game slide comes about (I'm assuming of course), you can bet that Lowry will be re-inserted into the starting line-up. Personally, I'm glad Casey has continued to go with what is CURRENTLY working.
Last edited by the life; 01-11-2013 at 07:53 AM.
Champs will be champs...
All these threads of who we keep and whos is better is just stupid. Everyone on these forums know the Lowry is the better player. Most people also know that Calderon is excelling with the team right now.
As a person who wants to win, and has that winning mentality, you ride the hot hand until it fades out (regardless if your best player is playing or not).
On a side note, will threads like Ed or Andrea come up in the future? I mean Andrea is the better player, but Ed is playing great right now and we are winning. Does that mean we start Andrea, because he is better?
Anyhow, people are getting hung up on me saying Bayless instead of the two we have but thats not the point. I don't care if its Bayless or somebody like Hinrich or some other pg.
Both are such different players, and both are elite. The problem right now is that when Lowry is playing his natural "Attack" game, he doesn't fit well with the supporting cast on this team. Jose, while not athletic or flashy, plays more of a patient let the offense flow game, which fits better with the supporting cast - both on the offensive and defensive end. I find Lowry's style and pace creates panic to the supporting cast because he is so erradic. Jose's style creates calm because he includes everyone, isn't forcing the game and he has confidence in everyone in the floor.
I think they are equal in the end, but Jose is a better match for the supporting cast on the team TODAY. Lowry is the better overall talent, but Jose is the superior PG right now for this team. I'm not sure how he would fair on another team who's supporting cast is able to play around the eratic style of a Lowry type pg.
I'm on board with what Ink, Bramaca, Smith have been saying. We need to stop looking so hard for a point guard when that's never been our issue. Frankly we just need to pick one and continue to build a team around them instead of ignoring other problem areas. We seem to be trying to "change our identity" year in and year out starting with the only position on the team that's actually established.
I've been a Bargnani apologist for some time now, but I think that him being on the Raptors has wasted a half decade of this team's development. Lowry, Ford, Calderon, Jack, Bayless..... if any of these guys had a traditional team around them they'd have the tools to succeed (see Golden State...). The whole idea of the Raps trying to be different is the issue, not the PG.
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