Amir asked to come off the bench
Old 12-07-2013, 03:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Why was he sulking when he first took the role then?
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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... dat ambiguity in the title!
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Maybe so he could get away from Rudy and DD.
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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What a team player
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Old 12-07-2013, 04:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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amir doesn't look like the happy go lucky self playing with this roster, maybe he thought there would be more opportunity scoring wise which is true
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:11 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Rudy is actually bringing the whole squads morale down I've never seen Demar or Amir this down and it is not just about losing because those two have been losing for about six years
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:35 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Rudy is actually bringing the whole squads morale down I've never seen Demar or Amir this down and it is not just about losing because those two have been losing for about six years
It's annoying how it looks like everyone is too scared to say anything to Rudy at all. Tell the bitch to stop playing for a contract, play smart and give it his all. The rest will take care of itself. Look at the Memphis and Philly wins. Even the first half at Golden State. Share the ball and play defence and you easily have a shot. No wonder Amir wants out of that spot.
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:08 AM   #9 (permalink)
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It's annoying how it looks like everyone is too scared to say anything to Rudy at all. Tell the bitch to stop playing for a contract, play smart and give it his all. The rest will take care of itself. Look at the Memphis and Philly wins. Even the first half at Golden State. Share the ball and play defence and you easily have a shot. No wonder Amir wants out of that spot.
I'm with u 100% they should have a players only meeting and confront Rudy and if he still doesn't buy in put him at the end of the bench I'll bet you he won't buy in for next years contract like that and maybe just maybe we will see Rudy from last year or years past
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:10 AM   #10 (permalink)
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He looked like his old self when he got in there and Rudy had to sit with early foul trouble.
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:15 AM   #11 (permalink)
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He looked like his old self when he got in there and Rudy had to sit with early foul trouble.
Last year he looked like he wanted to be here it is very visible he does not want to be here im curious why the change of heart
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:13 AM   #12 (permalink)
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and it is not just about losing because those two have been losing for about six years
Yeah that can't eventually get you down. RME

I don't pin everything that is bad with this team to Rudy Gay. They all got along great last season and won games, hung out over the summer. I doubt that it's them pissed at him. I think they finally are fed up with losing and if anything they're starting to turn on Casey as much as anything else.
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:17 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Why was he sulking when he first took the role then?
Yeah I don't buy it to be honest. He was playing like dog shit and was put on the bench. There was even word that Casey was going to sit JV instead.
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:17 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Amir would have no reason to lie about that...Dude is a team player, has always been a team player. I think he realized something had to change and took the burden on his shoulders. I respect him even more now.
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:20 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Amir would have no reason to lie about that...Dude is a team player, has always been a team player. I think he realized something had to change and took the burden on his shoulders. I respect him even more now.
Mehh. I don't buy he asked to come off the bench at all. He's a tram player no doubt. ...which is probably why he's saying this.
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:14 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I also don't buy that he asked to come off the bench, but I think he is just sick of playing with ball hog, butterfingers Gay. I agree with rapsmannn that Amir was probably hoping for more scoring touches, and by taking the bench role he will at least get more chances this way. I won't take away though that he is a team player first.
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:29 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Mehh. I don't buy he asked to come off the bench at all. He's a tram player no doubt. ...which is probably why he's saying this.
eXactomundo took the wordsright outmymouth jeff
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:32 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I also don't buy that he asked to come off the bench, but I think he is just sick of playing with ball hog, butterfingers Gay. I agree with rapsmannn that Amir was probably hoping for more scoring touches, and by taking the bench role he will at least get more chances this way. I won't take away though that he is a team player first.
More touches? He should know he is the 4th option at best in the starting lineup. As a supposedly unselfish player why would he care about how many summer 3's he gets to jack up? Maybe stop putting up Bargnani like rebounding numbers and get your head out of your ass and play better. Sorry but from the beginning of the season he's looked off and I don't believe it was related to Gay considering how last season ended and nobody could have predicted Gay playing this poorly. Imo something else is up.
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:33 AM   #19 (permalink)
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What pissed me off is I actually liked this guy back in Memphis now he's the reason I haven't been able to watch a raptor game beginning to end all season except the games I've been at
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:35 AM   #20 (permalink)
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And I won't until some serious change happens and I don't think I'm the only one that feels this way
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