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Re: Former Raptor discussion thread 2.0 

Post#781 » by DreamTeam09 » Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:42 pm

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TheAlchemist wrote:Seeing Ibaka vs Gasol play against each other really pissed me off infinitely.

So many of you guys are like oh they're old etc. Over the hump. We made the right move.

uh... no we didn't.

Literally Gasol is now starting for the current champs and Ibaka for the Clips (which where the 3rd best team in the west).

I am really pissed off by the moves we made to gain cap space for what now looks to be Rudy Gobert OR Oladipo.

Gasol looked amazing btw.


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21 mins, 1-5 (1-2 from 3) for 3 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 turnovers and 3 fouls. -16. Amazing?


lol lol Guy is totally washed and ppl wanna hang on to the fact of him getting in the head of Embiid 2yrs ago. Before u put up the stats, I thought he was having some sort of exceptional type game. Now we see that he was a -16 for 3pts 2ast n 3 turnovers lol lol
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Re: Former Raptor discussion thread 2.0 

Post#782 » by Hero » Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:20 am

Well LeBron has done a good job of elevating his teammates. It will be interesting how he does with Marc.
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Re: Former Raptor discussion thread 2.0 

Post#783 » by hsb » Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:34 am

bape_lovers wrote:playing with Bron and AD helps, he was asked to do too much here. Glad he moved on and has much better chance to win the chip


He wasn't asked to do too much here.
"I definitely knew he traveled, but I didn't know they were going to call it. That was one of them situations in which a great player made a move...and they called the call. And I was like, 'Oh, man, there is a God.'
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Re: Former Raptor discussion thread 2.0 

Post#784 » by VanWest82 » Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:45 am

TheAlchemist wrote:Seeing Ibaka vs Gasol play against each other really pissed me off infinitely.

So many of you guys are like oh they're old etc. Over the hump. We made the right move.

uh... no we didn't.

Literally Gasol is now starting for the current champs and Ibaka for the Clips (which where the 3rd best team in the west).

I am really pissed off by the moves we made to gain cap space for what now looks to be Rudy Gobert OR Oladipo.

Gasol looked amazing btw.


Have to let it go but it's another good lesson in what happens when you let your good players get a look at FA. We have another really, really good player who's set to be a FA in July.
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Re: Former Raptor discussion thread 2.0 

Post#785 » by Inevitable » Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:34 am

Obviously we could use them but do people not remember Ibaka and Gasol got outplayed by an undersized hustle big man and a super raw backup C on the Celtics. They wernt even in some closing lineups.
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Re: Former Raptor discussion thread 2.0 

Post#786 » by Fairview4Life » Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:57 pm

VanWest82 wrote:
TheAlchemist wrote:Seeing Ibaka vs Gasol play against each other really pissed me off infinitely.

So many of you guys are like oh they're old etc. Over the hump. We made the right move.

uh... no we didn't.

Literally Gasol is now starting for the current champs and Ibaka for the Clips (which where the 3rd best team in the west).

I am really pissed off by the moves we made to gain cap space for what now looks to be Rudy Gobert OR Oladipo.

Gasol looked amazing btw.


Have to let it go but it's another good lesson in what happens when you let your good players get a look at FA. We have another really, really good player who's set to be a FA in July.


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21 mins, 1-5 (1-2 from 3) for 3 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 turnovers and 3 fouls. -16. Amazing?
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Post#787 » by DreamTeam09 » Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:29 pm

My boy Bruno has been ballin in the preseason. Looks like he found a real home in Houston. Good for him
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Re: Former Raptor discussion thread 2.0 

Post#788 » by Kingsway_fan » Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:29 am

DreamTeam09 wrote:My boy Bruno has been ballin in the preseason. Looks like he found a real home in Houston. Good for him


He is better than any of the bigs we signed this off-season....
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Post#789 » by anotherhomer » Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:14 pm

bape_lovers wrote:playing with Bron and AD helps, he was asked to do too much here. Glad he moved on and has much better chance to win the chip

TheAlchemist wrote:Seeing Ibaka vs Gasol play against each other really pissed me off infinitely.

So many of you guys are like oh they're old etc. Over the hump. We made the right move.

uh... no we didn't.

Literally Gasol is now starting for the current champs and Ibaka for the Clips (which where the 3rd best team in the west).

I am really pissed off by the moves we made to gain cap space for what now looks to be Rudy Gobert OR Oladipo.

Gasol looked amazing btw.


it was a good fit for gasol, plus he was willing to accept less money
- being on a championship team and closer to his brother was important
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Re: Former Raptor discussion thread 2.0 

Post#790 » by anotherhomer » Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:16 pm

RaptorPride wrote:
gbball wrote:
RaptorPride wrote:Bruno got 12 points
4/5 from three


Yeah, I'm pretty bummed we didn't take a flyer on him this year. He's got a chance to break out this year depending on their situation.

The 3's are great, but he's hard to score on too.

they are playing him at the 5 and he looks much better. still gets lost sometimes but he is legit making it hard for others to score down low


unfortunately, the boat had sailed at that time.
at least bruno is turning the corner
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Post#791 » by anotherhomer » Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:19 pm

the CBA refs don't really protect him unfortunately.

This maybe a bit controversial, but Part of that is several reasons:
#1 - he's identified himself as taiwanese -
#2 - big one, but he's a pretty outspoken Christian.

Those two things don't sit well with China unfortunately
So even if he's a big star, China is bigger than the CBA

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Johnny Bball wrote:https://sports.yahoo.com/jeremy-lin-chinese-basketball-association-more-protection-hospital-injuries-144926397.html

Jeremy Lin having a tough go.

“My condition isn't very good because, as we all know, the competition is fierce for both teams,” he said.

“We basically play the game and hit people at the same time.

“I can understand if you hit and hurt your opponent by mistake, but [it is unacceptable] if you do it on purpose or the referee doesn't protect the players.

“We want to be safe on the court, that's all I can say. I'll leave the rest for you guys to discuss.”


Lin is one of the most fouled players in the CBA over the past few years, per league statistics cited by Chinese media and used by AFP. His coach, Xie Libin, told Chinese media:

“He went down so many times in each game," Xie told the state-run Beijing Youth Daily. “But you must appreciate that he is in his 30s and played in the NBA for many years.

“He has injuries, his nose, eyes and even his ears — he couldn't hear anything after the game.”


Lin was very good at getting beaten up in the nba as well IIRC. I don't really see how being in your 30s would lead you to take harder fouls per say, you might get better at avoiding them.
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Post#792 » by dgr81 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:48 pm

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Post#793 » by 2muchTLC » Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:23 am

Ibaka looking nice
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Post#794 » by Fairview4Life » Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:18 pm

Big ol yikes line from Gasol last night.
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Post#795 » by Dalek » Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:31 pm

Fairview4Life wrote:Big ol yikes line from Gasol last night.


Marc played poorly, but lets compare him to the other former Raptors:

Kawhi Leonard 10-26; 26 points (1-8 from three); 2 rebounds; 3 asts; 2 steals
Ibaka 5-7; 15 points; 6 boards 1 blk
Patterson 1-5; 3 points; 3 boards 2 stls
Lou Williams 4-9; 11 points 3 asts

Marc Gasol 0-0; points; 1 reb; 1 ast

Is it safe to say that Marc Gasol will take over the mantel of Danny Green of being the most hated Laker by Laker fans? If he stops Jokic at some point in the year he may be redeemed.
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Post#796 » by raptorstime » Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:46 am

Demar killed it today
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Post#797 » by raptorstime » Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:53 am

Spurs nailed it with their jersey this year. They've had some questionable designs these past couple of season.
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Re: Former Raptor discussion thread 2.0 

Post#798 » by tms » Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:17 am

Fairview4Life wrote:
TheAlchemist wrote:Seeing Ibaka vs Gasol play against each other really pissed me off infinitely.

So many of you guys are like oh they're old etc. Over the hump. We made the right move.

uh... no we didn't.

Literally Gasol is now starting for the current champs and Ibaka for the Clips (which where the 3rd best team in the west).

I am really pissed off by the moves we made to gain cap space for what now looks to be Rudy Gobert OR Oladipo.

Gasol looked amazing btw.


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21 mins, 1-5 (1-2 from 3) for 3 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 turnovers and 3 fouls. -16. Amazing?


i'm not gonna give him a pass for missing that gimme lol but he did an amazing job of taking Booker out and setting up the play. great bball IQ
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Re: Former Raptor discussion thread 2.0 

Post#799 » by Fairview4Life » Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:55 am

tms wrote:
Fairview4Life wrote:
TheAlchemist wrote:Seeing Ibaka vs Gasol play against each other really pissed me off infinitely.

So many of you guys are like oh they're old etc. Over the hump. We made the right move.

uh... no we didn't.

Literally Gasol is now starting for the current champs and Ibaka for the Clips (which where the 3rd best team in the west).

I am really pissed off by the moves we made to gain cap space for what now looks to be Rudy Gobert OR Oladipo.

Gasol looked amazing btw.


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21 mins, 1-5 (1-2 from 3) for 3 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 turnovers and 3 fouls. -16. Amazing?


i'm not gonna give him a pass for missing that gimme lol but he did an amazing job of taking Booker out and setting up the play. great bball IQ


Sure, he was objectively very bad that game though, and not “amazing”, as was claimed.
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Post#800 » by Jstock12 » Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:26 pm

What a wholesome moment

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