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Old 11-30-2013, 01:27 PM   #1
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Default Valunciunas and Casey

Why is Casey not getting Valunciunas big minutes and involving him in the games? He is one of the bigger guys in the league with skills.

I'm not much into the know in Torontoland so was checking to see if you guys had some insight.

It's almost as if he would rather have inefficient wings chuck up shots than an efficient big that not many teams can contain. Are they trying to tank, but their division is too tank heavy to tank efficiently?
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Old 11-30-2013, 03:15 PM   #2
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He is a bad coach and maybe plays favourites(?) Thats all I can really say, he makes the biggest head scratching decisions I've ever seen from an NBA head coach.

It must get tiring for amir and val to crash the glass with all the chuckers on this team.
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His job is on the line so he doesn't trust a 2nd year player.
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His job is on the line so he doesn't trust a 2nd year player.

Not true, since Ross was playing late into the 4th quarter against the Heat.

I'm starting to believe that Casey has something against Big V.
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Old 11-30-2013, 07:36 PM   #5
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His job is on the line so he doesn't trust a 2nd year player.
Exactly.

I blame the management and ownership for bringing Casey back and not having any sort of long-term plan for this franchise right now. Did they really expect Casey, on the last year of his contract, to care about the long-term development of players?
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Default Re: Valunciunas and Casey

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Exactly.

I blame the management and ownership for bringing Casey back and not having any sort of long-term plan for this franchise right now. Did they really expect Casey, on the last year of his contract, to care about the long-term development of players?

Hard to buy that. He can't possibly think gay/fields at the 4 is better than having a talented center out on the floor with amir at the 4. I mean if there is a mismatch out there and raps are taking advantage of it, he for some reason plays to the opponents strength and goes small.

Seen that countless times this season, with the first game against miami being the prime example.
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I want to assume that Val is blowing defensive plays/not rotating or helping quick enough. That or Casey can sense when Val is tired

Not trying to defend Casey at all but we don't have access to game film or strategy so I really don't want to think that he's just being a dumbass for no reason
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His job is on the line so he doesn't trust a 2nd year player.

Yet ironically this will end up being what gets him fired.
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:59 PM   #9
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Exactly.

I blame the management and ownership for bringing Casey back and not having any sort of long-term plan for this franchise right now. Did they really expect Casey, on the last year of his contract, to care about the long-term development of players?

I am hoping management brought him back as a lame duck to help the tank.
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:08 AM   #10
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I am hoping management brought him back as a lame duck to help the tank.
Even if management wanted to tank, Casey wouldn't unless he had a new contract. He's not a good coach but he will do everything he can to win. He won't care about the development of players beyond this year.

Management should be bringing in a coach that will understand what the plan of the franchise is and go along with it. Assuming there even is a plan.
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Assuming there even is a plan.

Great post.

Edit : Assuming there even is a mid or long term plan.

I think we know the "season plan". Make the playoffs to generate excitement, build crowds an coffers; then make tons of money from hosting the all star game next year. Its all about making money for 2 years to offset the cap busting contracts we have.

The plan - assuming there is one - is to "evaluate the talent and direction"

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Default Re: Valunciunas and Casey

grange disagrees
http://ow.ly/rsPru#sthash.19qrhcWf.dpuf

according to him, raps are going into tank mode. i hope it's true...
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I wonder if that Gay for Stuckey/Charlie V rumour had any truth to it. I'd be all over dumping Gay for expiring contracts at this point. I don't see how the Raptors can trade him for anything better.
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