The Spurs can play the most average game ever and still thoroughly own us. Our team has to pretty much play spectacularly just to have a chance against them. Parker/Ginobli/Duncan had quiet, methodical games, none of them hit the 30 minute mark and they still blew us out by 20. It's like any player that you place on the Spurs under that culture and under Greg Popovic coaching has flawless execution and plays their role to perfection or as close to perfect as it gets. They don't overwhelm you they just pretty much don't make mistakes. It just gets more impressive to me year after year.
I like how Lowry played tonight. Didn't force anything, played calm and in control, kept the ball moving and his D on Velasquez was also very important as he was burning Calderon all night. Good win. And nasty dunk by Ross that got waived off.
i said he was going to turn out great in one of the threads even before preseasons and no one believed me
I know I was one of the people against the pick, but I always liked Ross. I think we reached for him and could've made different/better moves and still gotten him but nonetheless i'm happy with his progression. His athleticism was a given but he has a smooth jumper when he's on.
The lack of ball handling at the wing position will be a topic of discussion in the upcoming years for Toronto if we pin our hopes on Ross + Derozan. I don't think they can coexist. They both play the same position, have similar impact on the floor when they are there (even though they provide different things). I am seriously praying for Wiggins, that's the only solution out of this bleak future of the Raptors...
Ross will never be a superstar, but he sure looks like a solid 9th pick in the draft. I think his ceiling is definitely higher than derozan.
very hard to say if it is or it isn't. I haven't seen much from Ross to say much of anything. Just know he likes to shoot and has athleticism when it comes to dunking. But as far as rebounds, passing, handles, iq, nothing really jumps out at you. He needs to be playing 30 minutes a night to see what he's got...