1) TJ. BC has some hard thinking to do about having both of these guys on the roster in the future; one will always be unhappy inside(or outside), and rightfully so. They both deserve starting minutes.
2) As per question 5, hopefully our depth will help to get his foot some rest game to game. Hump and Garbo are pretty nice PF backups.
3) Individually and as a team more experienced. Carlos+Kapono>MoPete
4) Kapono will torch teams that don't cover him, and will therefore open things up for everyone. Two of the top 10 3point% guys in the NBA.
5) Some kinda solid players will be fighting to be 1st off the bench: Joey, Carlos, Juan; Humph, Jorge, even Rasho may get the bump sometimes. Baston? Good problem to have.
1) Recently, BC said that he saw TJ with his game face on 2 weeks before training camp. After the way the playoffs ended with him on the bench I'm sure he doesn't want Jose to outshine him anymore. Once TJ can consistently drain his shots it'll be harder for Sam to sub him for Calderon.
2) I would really like them to rest Bosh completely until his plantar fasciitis is gone. Then again, he's still going to be playing majority of the games.
3) 1 year together makes them better
4) He really can't prove anything more other than continuing to shoot like he is. Shooting better than 50% again is a high bar to achieve.
5) There's TOO much depth within the Raptors now. All of them deserve to play but it's impossible to share those minutes. I'm sensing mid-season trades for key parts that we really need.
All I have to say is we will have 2 amazingly productive Point Guards next season. Competition is the best thing for a player, and when there is a fire lit under your asz, you earn your freakin money. This is awesome!
just coz we're stacked with scrubs doesn't mean there's not enough minutes, it means the opposite. what the hell was the writer smoking..Graham, Jackson and Dixon? are you serious?
Not serious yourself much?
The 'enough minutes' question is quite valid concerning Garbo and Nesterovic because they were starters for last years team, and for Calderon and Delfino because they too are national team players and they too are good enough to be NBA starters on many teams. How they will get the 30mpg they deserve is beyond me. The question is furthermore apt because of Coach Mitchell's stated desire to play a shorter bench and "go with 10 guys this year". Your 'scrubs', players with unproven or unharnessed talent will have a hard time gettting proven and harnessed. And what about the proven guys that would also not get harnessed. It all begs the question: minutes for whom?
The Raps probably have the best 6 through 12 bench in the league. Injuries will happen and we won't be as stuck as in other years. Also gives the option of playing lots of up tempo pressing defense to wear down other shallower teams. I also like the low key, under the radar, lack of drama surrounding the team unlike past seasons.