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halphbreedballer 01-01-2012 10:34 AM

Alabi?
 
With Grey out with his heart problem. Why hasn't Alabi gotten any burn?
Alabi while having not played much in general, is still I believe a slight improvement on Grey.
So why has he not seen the court? Is there something that we don't know?

Acie 01-01-2012 11:08 AM

I recall reading an article where Casey hinted he's really raw and not really ready to play at the NBA level.

Acie 01-01-2012 11:10 AM

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Raptors head coach Dwane Casey likes the 7-foot-1 centre’s work ethic and some of the things he brings to the table, but recognizes that what Alabi needs most of all, probably can’t be provided by the club this season.

“Really, Solo needs to play more than anything else to learn the NBA game and adjust to the speed,” Casey said after practice on Friday.

“A summer league would have been great for him. All the workout drills don’t really help him (as much as game situations).”

Casey admitted that the NBA Development League could be an option for Alabi this season, though such a move likely wouldn’t come anytime soon since: “right now, we need all the healthy bodies.”

Toronto SUN

halphbreedballer 01-01-2012 01:26 PM

Well I hope for his sake that they send him to the NBADL ASAP.

rockthetdot 01-01-2012 07:27 PM

You know, I never really understood why each pro team doesn't have their own farm team, rather than just affiliates.

Windex 01-01-2012 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by rockthetdot (Post 593822)
You know, I never really understood why each pro team doesn't have their own farm team, rather than just affiliates.

isn't that the case in all leagues. Minor league teams have private owners 90% of the time.

JDMtors 01-01-2012 11:29 PM

He still needs more experience and is still a raw player. Sorta like a poor mans Thabeet. Good size but week and really need to work on their offensive skills

halphbreedballer 01-02-2012 12:10 AM

Trade Davis & Alabi for cousins!!!!!!!

Chiggmo 01-02-2012 02:52 PM

Lol a meaningless season and they still won't let him play and learn? Get rid of him then jesus...

Beans 01-02-2012 03:37 PM

On the bright side, he played for 15 seconds in last night's game and didn't embarrass himself.

You know you stink when the coach plays you for 15 seconds a game. :cookie:

I'm not looking forward to the games where Amir and Magloire are injured and Gray, Ed Davis and Alabi are the Raps centers.

DocHoliday99 01-02-2012 04:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Chiggmo (Post 594253)
Lol a meaningless season and they still won't let him play and learn? Get rid of him then jesus...

THAT just makes too much sense.

RaptorsFan4Life 01-02-2012 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by halphbreedballer (Post 594099)
Trade Davis & Alabi for cousins!!!!!!!

O god no. He would kill our locker room.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chiggmo (Post 594253)
Lol a meaningless season and they still won't let him play and learn? Get rid of him then jesus...

That is what I've been saying for a while now. This season is meaningless. Best way to have him develop is to give him time. If he was drafted in the first round (like he was projected) I don't think they'd be letting him rot. Why not just let him play 15-20min (baring fouls) and see what he can do?

Chiggmo 01-02-2012 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by RaptorsFan4Life (Post 594282)
O god no. He would kill our locker room.



That is what I've been saying for a while now. This season is meaningless. Best way to have him develop is to give him time. If he was drafted in the first round (like he was projected) I don't think they'd be letting him rot. Why not just let him play 15-20min (baring fouls) and see what he can do?

Really though, it's not like if he fucks up continually that were going to be hurt by it at all.

Nites 01-02-2012 05:09 PM

I just want to see him play for at least 5-10 mins.

Someguy again 01-02-2012 11:53 PM

let him get one block then sell him for a second round pick because of his height

Superjudge 01-02-2012 11:54 PM

he is terrible.

halphbreedballer 01-03-2012 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by 007nites (Post 594294)
I just want to see him play for at least 5-10 mins.

Agreed you can only see what he can do if you let him play...

halphbreedballer 01-03-2012 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Superjudge (Post 594909)
he is terrible.

Grey is terrible IMO

TM85 01-03-2012 03:10 PM

From what I saw in summer league last season he is a very good FT shooter, a very good mid range shooter, draws a lot of fouls under the basket. He seems to have a chip on his shoulder being picked 50th and wants to prove the doubters wrong.

Flaws: Very skinny (has added bulk since then), looked raw & awkward at times.

The potential is there at 7'1", if he develops a post game he can be a very good C.

I think Casey can also turn him into a very good defender.

Superjudge 01-03-2012 03:59 PM

Alabi can't even dribble a basketball. Check out the footage from training camp


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