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Old 06-03-2006, 02:28 PM   #1
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Default Joey Graham - can't play SG?

What do people say? Could he play SG? I can't see it really, if we are in a bind he could, but not as a starter. Especially not with mo pete in Toronto.

Since Charlie is a 3, Joey is destined to be a bench player, really. But it's great to have a player that can come in and hit 4 of 6 shots or soemthing like Okur did on Detroit.
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Old 06-03-2006, 02:37 PM   #2
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this could have gone in the Fam, but I'll answer anyway:

Joey pretty much has to play the 3 spot unless he loses some bulk and gains lateral quickness. I think he should start at SF though, to help his confidence, and use Villa as a scorer off the bench, like Bobby Jackson or Mo Williams, except bigger
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No. Graham has TERRIBLE handles for a shooting guard. Im not really sure what they can do with him. One of Graham/Villy should be traded for a PG or a bigman.
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Joey Graham cannot defend opposing two guards, which is why the Raptors would not play him there. He has the ideal body type for the small forward position, which is where he will play once he continues to refine his game.
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Either Joey is the back-up 3, or Joey starts and Charlie V comes in and scores boatloads, or one is traded. Option 2 is intriguing, to say the least.
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Joey is way to thick to be a SG. It slows him down, causing him to have horrible lateral movement.

Like someone else said he also has horrible handles comparatively.
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No, he can't play SG.
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Mo pete is an awesome 2 for us. Why replace him?
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1st there is no reason to replace Mo Pete. He is the Raptors best defender and really decent on offense.

2nd, Joey Graham doesnt have the shooting and ballhandling skills, he lacks speed and quickness, there really is no reason to imagine him playing a guard spot.
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Give the kid some time. He was awesome in college. Not every player comes into the league kicking butt. He a great kid with the right attitude and the right kind of poeple around him. He'll figure it all out.

He should be able to back up the 2/3 until his game is ready for the NBA.
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Graham's career will always be a backup SF if he stays on the raptors because charlie villanueva aint going no where.
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he can play sg
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nope..he can't shoot well enuff..and the ball handling to play 2
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rudy gay will be playing the 2 soon!
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rudy gay will be playing the 2 soon!

rudy got NO handles
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