Which should Colangelo do first?

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What Should Bryan Do Today?

Bring in a big man coach for Andrea
Hire a defensive specialist assistant coach (clone of Tom Thibodeau)
Stop playing Andrea at C and move him to SF and PF
Stop playing Andrea at C and move him to SF and PF
Fire Sam due to Xs and Os deficiency
Nothing, just wait it out and make changes after season
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Post#21 » by bill russell » Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:32 am

trade for a wing who can get to the hoop. even with tj coming back we need more than one threat to penetrate from the perimeter. and andrea's not it.
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Post#22 » by La princesa » Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:44 am

LittleOzzy wrote:-= original quote snipped =-

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Your stupid opinions got old a long time ago.

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Post#23 » by KRANG » Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:55 am

If he is going to play the 5 he needs a big-man coach. Its just plain and simple. How else is he going to learn. ?
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Post#24 » by Lionel Messi » Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:33 am

he needs time, and acesfull is completely correct.

let him play and in 2/3 more years he will be a great player. He is obviously trying to drive more and post up more, maybe he isnt great at it and fails at it sometimes he learns after every attempt.

by losing u learn.

he is learning, if u guys want him to be better RIGHT NOW, have him practice his three in practice only and let him chuck shots from three all season and that's all he'll ever be.

Imagine CB4 if all he did in his rookie and sophomore years was stay at the mid-range and shoot instead of trying to compete with the big center's he would be a softy like channing frye will be cuz channing frye was never told to try and be a strong 4 that can rebound and post up here and there, he just stays at the mid-range and hits his shots when he is open. frye could be a bosh with better personal coaching and time, but in NY his developpment suffered.

back on bargnani, he will be underrated tis year, and most likely next year...but when the time comes he will be a very strong player.

btw, the raptors didnt have a summer-league team so he couldnt practice there.
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Post#25 » by Mack11 » Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:54 am

Raps4evr wrote:Bryan needs to pick up the phone and call... Hakeem Olajuwon to be Bargs big man coach. Look at what Kareem is doing for Bynum in LA.

You mean kareem
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Post#26 » by pierrot » Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:11 am

If the Raps were looking for a coach specifically for Andrea, they could try to hire Holger Geschwindner, Dirk's mentor. If one buys into the theory that Andrea could be the next Dirk, why not hire the guy who is credited with creating the original?

I'm not saying I would do this, but it might be something to think about if both parties were receptive.
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Post#27 » by OzzyAZ » Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:29 am

I don't think Bargnani will ever be an effective center, it's just not his game. He's more of a SG/SF on offense and while he's a good man to man defender, he is not a good low post presence/shot blocker. Just because Bargs is a seven footer doesn't mean he should be forced to play a style that he's not comfortable with. I'd much rather start him at SF with Rasho or Hump at C and let Bargs play the game the way he does best. His rebounding responsibilities would drop, which I think would help his comfort level on the court right now, and the team's overall rebounding wouldn't take such a hit with Bargnani on the court.
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Post#28 » by WD-40 » Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:40 am

Lets waive a first pick after 1 season and a bit. Great idea! Lets burn all our cash at the same time. That would be swell.
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Post#29 » by Mascot » Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:09 pm

im scared to say it but trade Bargnani should have been an option :(
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Post#30 » by emfive » Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:40 pm

Harry Palmer wrote:-= original quote snipped =-

Serious question: Do you ACTUALLY believe that he should be waived, can't do anything to justify playing in the league, and should go back to Europe?

Or is this just your version of hyperbole to either counter what you see as hyperbole in the other direction, and/or the degree to which his being picked first was wrong?

He didn't understand you were giving him an out to explain himelf. :lol:

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