CNNSI: NBA Players Looking To Rebound
Old 09-30-2008, 01:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Jermaine O'Neal

O'Neal has missed at least 13 games in each of the past four seasons, bottoming out in 2007-08 when he appeared in only 42 games. The six-time All-Star is seeking to revive his career with the Raptors, who acquired him in the offseason in hopes that the combination of O'Neal and Chris Bosh inside would help them advance beyond the first round for the first time since 2001.

Andrea Bargnani

The No. 1 pick in the 2006 draft regressed in his second season, with declines in scoring (10.2 ppg), shooting (38.6 percent overall, 34.5 percent from three-point range) and rebounding (3.7) while playing 24 minutes a game as a part-time starter. The Raptors have talked about possibly playing the 7-footer at small forward in a big lineup alongside Chris Bosh and newcomer Jermaine O'Neal. Regardless of position or role, Bargnani needs to improve in Year 3 for the Raptors to realize their potential.
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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All this talk about Bargs playing SF.

I think I'd feel more comfortable with Bosh playing SF. He's a lot quicker laterally and does a pretty gob job guarding smaller, quicker players on the perimeter.
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All this talk about Bargs playing SF.

I think I'd feel more comfortable with Bosh playing SF. He's a lot quicker laterally and does a pretty gob job guarding smaller, quicker players on the perimeter.
who care about defense, its all about offense and besides who could stop him.
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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All this talk about Bargs playing SF.

I think I'd feel more comfortable with Bosh playing SF. He's a lot quicker laterally and does a pretty gob job guarding smaller, quicker players on the perimeter.
I don't really think CB4's game is much suited to the wing. As much of a face up guy as Chris is, I find he has trouble getting to the basket and creating his shot between 17-22 feet outside the basket which is where a small forward does a good portion of his work. I mean he's a 4/5 so he's not really expected to operate in that area of the floor anyway, I'm just saying.
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I don't really think CB4's game is much suited to the wing. As much of a face up guy as Chris is, I find he has trouble getting to the basket and creating his shot between 17-22 feet outside the basket which is where a small forward does a good portion of his work. I mean he's a 4/5 so he's not really expected to operate in that area of the floor anyway, I'm just saying.
I'm strictly talking about the defensive end.
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I totally bypassed the bulk of your post - went to reply after reading the sentence about him playing SF. My bad - but I do agree with you as far as defense goes.
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