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Old 10-03-2012, 12:06 PM   #7 (permalink)

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Originally Posted by LET'S GO RAPTORS!!!!! View Post
"He’s more confident in his shot. His ball handling is more confident so whatever he (drank) this summer in Richmond, he needs to keep drinking it. (Shooting coach) John Townsend did a heck of a job working on his shot — broke it down and got it back but Ed put a lot of work in. Not just on his shot, but on his ball handling, just his confidence."

It troubles me that his offense is being talked about more than him improving his d or already pretty solid rebounding.
I actually like that he's worked on his shot, hopefully it can be serviceable like Amir's, but the loss of size in spite of some added strength troubles me if he hasn't become more explosive. He doesn't have to be a stud, as it's unlikely anyways, but he can really grow into a very solid bench PF for us. Outside of our core of Bargnani, Lowry, JV and Demar, it's important to have young, athletic and energetic players that are not so one-dimensional. Looks like Ed is addressing some of that and it's a good thing. He could really be a difference maker in our second unit this year. Amir has a bit on him as he can play the C spot more efficiently and with more size but Ed has a chance to narrow that gap this year by not being so mechanical and awkward on offense.
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