Anthony Carter: 'we have to get the job done'
Old 12-12-2011, 11:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
contemplating

The Killing Joke

 
Claudius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Burkina Faso, Disputed Zone
Posts: 10,030
Representing:
Send a message via MSN to Claudius
Default Anthony Carter: 'we have to get the job done'

Really, really good article on what Anthony Carter brings to this team. Even after this season him and Magloire/Gray are the guys I'd want to keep going forward.

Anyways take a read:

Quote:
“He wants to get into coaching and the front office,” Casey said. “I told him to come and be a part of the coaches’ meetings. I love him. He’s a solid man. He reminds me a lot of a young Johnny Davis (already on Casey’s staff). I have the utmost respect for him and I think he will add to the style of play we want to have. He’s a great mentor for our young players.”

Chief among those players will be young point guard Jerryd Bayless who Carter has already identified as one of his projects.

“You really can’t say anything to a player until you’ve been around him on the court, but trust me, as the season goes on and training camp goes on, I’ll be in his ear and I’ll keep him right,” Carter said.

Carter can’t recall the last time he played on a roster that had this much youth: “College probably,” he said. But he’s looking forward to the challenge.

“If I can get these guys going on the defensive end I know they will get out and get layups and get dunks,” he said. “These guys can play defence. They just need someone to motivate them and I’m that guy. It starts with the point guard.”

The timing couldn’t be better for Carter either.

Normally a third point guard would only see minutes at the end of blow outs or in the case of an injury, but the condensed schedule means backups are going to see more minutes than they normally would.

“Great time for a third point guard because you are going to have rapid-fire games, 17 games in how ever many nights that first month,” Casey said. “Someone is going to have to be super human to handle those kind of minutes.”

And when Carter isn’t getting minutes he’ll be mentoring, something last year’s roster was extremely thin on, whether his teammates want to hear it or not.

“I tell them all the time you don’t have to like me off the court but you do have to play with me on it,” he said.

“I’m your friend on the court. Off the court, I don’t have to see you so I’m going to yell at you and do whatever I have to and you can do the same thing to me. We come in this gym, we have to get the job done and then you go your way and I’ll go mine.”
Raptors suddenly older, wiser | Basketball | Sports | Toronto Sun
Claudius is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2011, 11:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
LX
synapse jelly

In the Paint


 
LX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 28,739
Representing:
Default

I saw the video of him in the scrum, and really liked what I heard. Sounds like he'll be something of an extension of the coach. I've been waiting to see guys like him and Gray signed for ages. Casey's inluence has been looking good so far. Jay was just a yes man in comparison, and we can see how poorly that served him in the end.
LX is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2011, 11:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
is the baby faced assassin

Senior Member
 
jeffb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: YO MAMMA
Posts: 76,146
Representing:
Default

Dwayne Casey really wanted him here as well.
jeffb is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2011, 11:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
Captain of the Jamario Moon fan club.

Born Unready
 
Dark Knight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Electric Avenue
Posts: 15,521
Representing:
Default

Like a said before, second coming of Darrick Martin. I love it.
Dark Knight is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2011, 12:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
#NorthernUprising

Next year...
 
js12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: T.O.
Posts: 5,577
Representing:
Default

You heard the vet.

js12 is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2011, 01:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
Landing flight 31

Senior Member
 
0nekhmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Brampton Ontario
Posts: 3,223
Representing:
Default

we signed a coach for vet minimum
0nekhmer is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2011, 07:56 AM   #7 (permalink)
Likes raw prospects with a great work ethic...

Senior Member
 
LKeet6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Liverpool (UK)
Posts: 2,010
Representing:
Default

good article, loving what i'm hearing.

I honestly think these intelligent vet signings will make a huge difference for us. Maybe not a huge impact on the win collumn, but i forsee being a much tougher team to play this year. I think we will really compete and keep a lot of games close. You learn more in a close game where the opposition is having to adapt to what you're doing and you're D is creating fast-break opportunities.
LKeet6 is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright RaptorsForum.com 2005-2011

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24