The Heat game should be fun to watch. If I remember correctly, we led them through 3 qrts, and then lost in OT, with Lowry out (I don't remember)? So let's see what this group can do, trying my best not to get my hopes up, but let's see DeMar, Lowry, and Gay go at them.
Wow what a game. Clips defiantly were a no show tonight and the refs were ****ing annoying in the 4th I think the Clips were in the bonus at about the 9:00 mark but god damn does Demar and Amir get underrated a lot. Demar looked amazing to me, I don't give a **** about some advanced stats telling me he hasn't improved I can watch his game and see improvement all over, it might sound like an excuse but if he got the calls that other top SG get he would be looked upon as a top 3 up and coming wing man in this league. Amir to me could probably be a staring PF but I love him as a back-up PF/C earning minutes as he plays good, he is defiantly not overpaid and hasn't been, not sure why people always made this clam.
All I have to say about Gay is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrVyjHM9uQ0
Any opinions on the optimal trade options for Bargnani?
I used to be all for packing barg fields and anderson or what ever for Pau but after tonight's game Amir Impressed me very much. I think the optimal deal is to package him with anderson (fields if possible but probs not) and just try and burn as much salary as possible, and hopefully obtain a mid-late first round pick.
Trade for a mid level talent or pau gasol, or shed cap and try to get a draft pick?
Demar has stepped up his passing game as of late too. I'm excited to see that. I haven't felt this good to be a Raptor fan in a while, even if its short lived.
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you know it's your night when lucas jacks up a 35' and it's a no doubter. Nice effort, but the real test of the value of this trade is still ahead of us
Clippers were also a little organized without CP3.
Just straight up fun to watch, Rudy seemed to fit in right away.
A New era has begun!
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Jonas Valanciunas was rather annoyed about Butler's last second play. And, um, disappointed the two teams don't meet again this yr.
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Unnamed Raptor (Not Valanciunas): "That was a Dick Head move."