7 ‘plays’ the Raptors should run
Old 09-08-2009, 11:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Bargnani elbow post-up. He doesn’t have the strength to back his man down Barkley-style but he can catch it near the elbow and shoot over most defenders. Since shooting is his forte, this is a great way to get him more ‘inside’ than the three-point line. Early last year he was posting his man up, turning and hitting that 15-foot face-up jumper – then it all went away. No pump-fakes, no fancy dribbles, no pull-backs, just a clear-out and then a shot, there’s not even a need to rise for it. More specifically, I’m referring to the 21-39 for .538 zone here.

Lob it in against the fronter. Our main advantage is size in the frontcourt – Turkoglu at 6′10″, Bargnani at 7′0″ and Bosh at 6′10″. Last year we didn’t see Bosh and Bargnani get any easy baskets underneath the rim and that needs to be fixed. Defenses are aware of the problems they might pose if they get deep position and they front them with success far too easily. We’ve had PGs deny Bosh and Bargnani the ball, the problem is two-folds, inability of the post player to put the mismatched man on his back and the inability of the guard to make that pass away from the defender and towards the basket. We got to work on our entry passes and fight harder to take advantage of mismatches when they do present themselves. Hopefully with a healthy Calderon and a veteran like Jack, we can finally figure out the angle on the post-pass.

DeRozan Iso. Not necessarily because I think he’s going to be great at it, but because it’s so important for a two-guard to create his own shot and the earlier he develops his one-on-one game, the better. I know it sounds ridiculous now but Morris Peterson actually had a one-on-one game coming out of Michigan State; it was stunted because we strictly asked him to be our off-the-ball guy and he bought into the role hook, line and sinker. From the USC and summer league games I’ve seen, DeRozan possesses two key mental attributes of any great one-on-one player: composure and recognition. He doesn’t panic when D’d up and he recognizes what the defense is giving him and goes about taking it. An unproven commodity in the NBA, it’s the coaching staff’s job to help him get there.
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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With Bargnani and Bosh the Raptors have had a tendency to run PNPs as opposed to PNRs which are effective in their own right but a well-run PNR is nearly unstoppable. Ideally I'd like to see Hedo handling the ball in screen scenarios with Bosh rolling to the basket more and Bargnani being the one to step out a bit more often and hit the jumper.
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Using the high post is something the Raptors definitely need to do. Any hi-lo stuff with Bosh-Bargs is good.

MoPete never had the athleticism to have a consistent one on one game in the NBA. His growth never got stunted. Not to mention he played on a championship team at Michigan St with one of the top college pgs in the country and one of the best play-making coaches, so I'm not sure how good his one on one game really was at Michigan St. Derozan ISOs. Until he proves he is a marquee player it's just a bad idea that is letting teams off easy, leaving Bosh, Bargs, Turk, Jose as off-the-ball shooters.
Maybe in a few years.

Players are just too good to be pressed consistently in the NBA. On occasion for a possession here or there is a good idea for every team.

Rolling, driving and kicking. Bosh and Bargs definitely settle for the jumpshot in those scenarios too often, and we just didn't have the players to penetrate into the paint. Hopefully that changes this year.

Defensively...Their are always certain matchups where guys have to stop guys one on one for any team defense to work.
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Sounds good except for Derozan isos. The guy can't dribble. A DD iso would look something like a Trevor Ariza iso... maybe worse

I'd like to see Bargnani setting more picks. He's the biggest and strongest guy on our team and usually on the floor, I would feel much more confident in him as our center of the future if he could pick up this skill.
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I would love to see Derozan be used like Rip Hamilton on the pistons.

Slashing and cutting through while Bosh and Bargnani set up screens for DD as he runs to a spot on the court (Far twos, or corner 3 pointers) and Calderon passes the ball to him as he takes a uncontested jumper while his defender is trying to get past the screens Bargs and Bosh set up.

It's a good way to develop his jumper and he's taller than most SGs so the guard that will be defending him are already to late to try and block him.

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Sounds good except for Derozan isos. The guy can't dribble. A DD iso would look something like a Trevor Ariza iso... maybe worse

I'd like to see Bargnani setting more picks. He's the biggest and strongest guy on our team and usually on the floor, I would feel much more confident in him as our center of the future if he could pick up this skill.
I really don't know what your talking about DeRozan can dribble & pretty effectivly, he dousn't have a killer cross over yet, but it's not like he needed it in college & summer league.
You act like you have never seen him play.
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