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Chamberlain 10-30-2012 12:52 PM

Valanciunas earns starting role
 
Quote:

"Now is also the time to give him a taste of how the game is played. Because guys like Hibbert, the guys like (Brooklyn's Brook) Lopez ... He's our future, he's our foundation in the middle, so why not now? The other guys are mature enough and professional enough to understand it."

Instead of easing his way into the NBA like most young big men, especially those who didn't play NCAA ball, Valanciunas averaged 8.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and an impressive 1.8 blocked shots per game in 23.3 minutes in six pre-season contests.

Good to see Casey is going to give him as many minutes as possible. Best way for him to learn.

There's much more to this article, here:

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/10/30...oronto-raptors

00playboy00 10-30-2012 01:23 PM

Re: Valanciunas earns starting role
 
If anyone started over JV at the C this year, i would start a small fire next time i'm at the ACC.

Legends66NBA7 10-30-2012 02:05 PM

Re: Valanciunas earns starting role
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 00playboy00
If anyone started over JV at the C this year, i would start a small fire next time i'm at the ACC.


I would be right there with you, homie.

We need to see this guy progress and fast. No point playing guys like Amir (who plays better in a back up role anyways) and Gray (fine 3rd option and can rebound, that's it) over him.

Chief Keef 10-30-2012 05:57 PM

Re: Valanciunas earns starting role
 
Good Job :applause:

Prodigy 10-31-2012 12:33 AM

Re: Valanciunas earns starting role
 
I'm not sure "earned" is the correct term to use but it is good to see them give him the starting role.

Jballer 10-31-2012 07:58 AM

Re: Valanciunas earns starting role
 
" In a related announcement - MLSE Board of Directors announced Valanciunas will start at Center.

MLSE Management recognized that with the Toronto Maple Leafs not playing this season and unikley to ever be very good, the Toronto FC football club being so terrible; we needed to create some sort of aura of excitement around the only one of our teams still playing.

While we recongize that this team will most likely fail to reach the playoffs or win a championship in the next 3 years - we needed a new "hope and promise" theme - similar to the ones we have been selling for the past 10 years - that allows us to charge $73.50 for an average ticket, $7.00 for a Hot Dog and $12.00 for a small cup of beer at the ACC.

We informed Dwyane Casey this would be a good career move; and Bryan Collangello was fully supportive in telling Casey what to do - as we are currently working on his contract renewal.

We hope the fans will continue to be bamboozled by the ongoing hype for the remainder of their lives"

Jballer 10-31-2012 08:00 AM

Re: Valanciunas earns starting role
 
Or.... they wanted to create some hype for opening night :cheers:

Chamberlain 10-31-2012 12:02 PM

Re: Valanciunas earns starting role
 
:oldlol: Where did you get that Jballer?

Jballer 11-01-2012 11:23 AM

Re: Valanciunas earns starting role
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jballer
" In a related announcement - MLSE Board of Directors announced Valanciunas will start at Center.

MLSE Management recognized that with the Toronto Maple Leafs not playing this season and unikley to ever be very good, the Toronto FC football club being so terrible; we needed to create some sort of aura of excitement around the only one of our teams still playing.

While we recongize that this team will most likely fail to reach the playoffs or win a championship in the next 3 years - we needed a new "hope and promise" theme - similar to the ones we have been selling for the past 10 years - that allows us to charge $73.50 for an average ticket, $7.00 for a Hot Dog and $12.00 for a small cup of beer at the ACC.

We informed Dwyane Casey this would be a good career move; and Bryan Collangello was fully supportive in telling Casey what to do - as we are currently working on his contract renewal.

We hope the fans will continue to be bamboozled by the ongoing hype for the remainder of their lives"


Typed it out of my own little head.... spelling mistakes and all...

Sort of inspired by an old John Candy clip at the movie theatres when he was a co owner of the Toronto Argos (back in prehistoric times)

Waiting for L'beast to come on over and spell check it for me :cheers:

brwnman 11-01-2012 12:13 PM

Re: Valanciunas earns starting role
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jballer
" In a related announcement - MLSE Board of Directors announced Valanciunas will start at Center.

MLSE Management recognized that with the Toronto Maple Leafs not playing this season and unikley to ever be very good, the Toronto FC football club being so terrible; we needed to create some sort of aura of excitement around the only one of our teams still playing.

While we recongize that this team will most likely fail to reach the playoffs or win a championship in the next 3 years - we needed a new "hope and promise" theme - similar to the ones we have been selling for the past 10 years - that allows us to charge $73.50 for an average ticket, $7.00 for a Hot Dog and $12.00 for a small cup of beer at the ACC.

We informed Dwyane Casey this would be a good career move; and Bryan Collangello was fully supportive in telling Casey what to do - as we are currently working on his contract renewal.

We hope the fans will continue to be bamboozled by the ongoing hype for the remainder of their lives"


this is awesome :oldlol: ...


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