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Re: Former Raptor discussion thread 2.0 

Post#1161 » by sca » Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:44 am

lobosloboslobos wrote:Kyle with 7 points, 7 assists and 2 blocks in the 4th quarter to lead the Heat's comeback from down 9

The Heat outscored Detroit 33-16 in the 4th and there were only 3 Heat FGs that Lowry did not score or assist on

Reminds me of a game that Lowry had outscored the entire Hawks team in the 4th quarter:

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2595530-lowry-breaks-raptors-record-with-22-points-in-a-quarter
RaptorsLife on Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:45 pm wrote:
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RaptorsLife wrote:Nurse can’t be our head coach

Why not? Who is your choice?

Def Messina

RaptorsLife on Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:31 pm wrote:Messina sucks
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Post#1162 » by IkeIbeabuchi » Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:57 am

Jonas Valančiūnas was one of my favourite all-time Raptors, was sad to see him go, but I was happy to see him thrive in Memphis and now New Orleans. I noticed that he is currently leading the league in 3 point percentage, which is shocking to me, if he keeps it up he might be the founder of the 50/50/85 club. I just don't understand how his three point percentage (53%) is the highest of his career, yet his field goal percentage is the lowest of his career (50%). Can anyone explain that? Too many jumpers? Does anyone think he'll still be leading the lead in 3P% at seasons end?
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Post#1163 » by Badonkadonk » Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:48 am

IkeIbeabuchi wrote:Jonas Valančiūnas was one of my favourite all-time Raptors, was sad to see him go, but I was happy to see him thrive in Memphis and now New Orleans. I noticed that he is currently leading the league in 3 point percentage, which is shocking to me, if he keeps it up he might be the founder of the 50/50/85 club. I just don't understand how his three point percentage (53%) is the highest of his career, yet his field goal percentage is the lowest of his career (50%). Can anyone explain that? Too many jumpers? Does anyone think he'll still be leading the lead in 3P% at seasons end?

He's obviously improved his shot, but he'll regress. He's shooting 2.2 per game, which translates to 43 total so far.

I think part of his efficiency is that he only shoots very specific 3s - basically from 2 locations and on catch-and-shoots. I don't have access to deeper levels of data, but I'm guessing they're also largely uncontested because nobody's ever had to worry about guarding JV out there prior to this season (i.e. no adjustments... yet).

https://www.statmuse.com/nba/ask/jonas-valanciunas-shot-chart-by-season

Still love JV, would be great to have him back.
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Post#1164 » by remiga007 » Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:26 am

Rycka28 wrote:
Kingsway_fan wrote:
Jstock12 wrote:
It seems he's getting really confident in his 3PT shot. Nine attempted threes in a single game from a guy who attempted 4 in total in his first 5 years in the league.

Reminds me of the Brook Lopez transformation.



He has a chance to make the west allstar team...


I dont know about all star but what i know is that Pels don't have talent, they wont make the playoffs with such performance for sure. What i noticed is that JV is slower, heavier then when he played for raptors. Teams often attack himon offence, he can't defend faster players when they switch on him. In most games he has negative +-... But i mean he's a good tank comander, bright spot on that team, it's very hard to watch that team, they have some muscle but decisions are on high school level :crazy: It's nice to see that he's evolving his game and will be able to keep his place in nba for some time i think Pels won the trade with Adams


Pels are actually better with him on the floor vs him off the floor, please check your facts before posting. Not a tank commander, like at all.
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Re: Former Raptor discussion thread 2.0 

Post#1165 » by remiga007 » Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:33 am

IkeIbeabuchi wrote:Jonas Valančiūnas was one of my favourite all-time Raptors, was sad to see him go, but I was happy to see him thrive in Memphis and now New Orleans. I noticed that he is currently leading the league in 3 point percentage, which is shocking to me, if he keeps it up he might be the founder of the 50/50/85 club. I just don't understand how his three point percentage (53%) is the highest of his career, yet his field goal percentage is the lowest of his career (50%). Can anyone explain that? Too many jumpers? Does anyone think he'll still be leading the lead in 3P% at seasons end?


His FG% is down mainly because absolutely nobody on that team can create anything or hit any shots. Just take a look at that roster, their main go-to guys, besides JV and Ingram, have been Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Devonte Graham, Josh Hart, Herbert Jones, Garett Temple, Tomas Satoransky and so on. I mean, come on. So, he is double teamed a lot and not getting any easy opportunities. 3pt or long 2s are just about the only shots where he is at least semi, or wide open. Also, opening game of the season was a 3/19 stinker and it stills brings down his overall % for the season by about 2 percentage points, which is a lot.

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