Dwane Casey: Players will be in Toronto this weekend
Old 09-07-2012, 10:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Dwane Casey was on the Fan 590 this morning on the Jeff Blair show. I'll get the link up when it's available, but here's a quick run down on some of the things he touched on.

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- He and some of the players got together in LA for four days after summer league to workout and get to know each other (mentioned Lowry, Fields, Lucas, Derozan). Said they got to get to know each other, went out for dinner and ran through what they want to do this season with the new players.

- Offensively they really want to play up tempo and push the ball and quicken the pace. He said they wanted to do that last season but didn't really have the personel to accomplish that on a regular basis.This season he feels they've added players that fit that type of system. They want to catch defenses before they get a chance to set up and that all starts with our defense which has to continue to be a main priority.

- He has spoken to Jose directly throughout the summer and says he told him he wasn't sure yet who'll start at PG. He went on to say that Jose is coming to a stage in his career where he can become a valuable player off the bench and would be just that on top teams throughout the NBA. He said we saw that in the Olympics, he started but as the tournament went on his minutes diminished a little while younger players got their time. If he does come off the bench it's just as important as he would have to raise the level of the 2nd unit. And who starts may not be who is on the floor to end games.

- Very excited about Valanciunas (will be in Toronto next week), he's another player that can run the floor very well which helps with what they want to do offensively. He's extremely competetive, aggressive and quick for his size which is rare. He will need to slow down a little, as many rookies have a tendancy to do everything in a hurried fashion. We want him to slow down a little which allows him to take it up to another level when he needs to. His biggest problem will be learning how to defend at the NBA level vs defending in Europe and fouls will probably be a problem, at least early in the season. Offensively he is raw but has great instincts, he loves contact and is great on screen and rolls.

- Great to have a regular training camp and be able to have players in the city early as they prepare for training camp in Halifax in a month. Last year with the abrupt end of the lockout players were scrambling to find places to live last minute as they were preparing for pre-season and there were a lot of distractions.


I think that's about it, i'll post the link shortly.


Here's the link- http://pmd.fan590.com/audio_on_deman...-Interview.mp3

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Old 09-07-2012, 12:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm very excited about the season - I have good feelings brewing about this squad - they seem to want to get better and are really putting in the work. I like what was said about JC...I would love for him to stay...the Raps will have one of the strongest benches in the league with JC running the point.
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I'm very excited about the season - I have good feelings brewing about this squad - they seem to want to get better and are really putting in the work. I like what was said about JC...I would love for him to stay...the Raps will have one of the strongest benches in the league with JC running the point.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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good interview thanks for the link and break down.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Listening to the interview right now, sounds good but I'll take the wait and see approach.

Btw, I hate the "drinking the kool-aid" cliche. You guys probably don't know but that phrase is a reference of a massacre in Jonestown, Guyana.

"In the Jonestown cult suicide, Jim Jones, the leader of the Peoples Temple, had persuaded followers to move to Guyana and found the commune of Jonestown. In November 1978, faced with exposure of some of his misdeeds, he had the visiting U.S. Representative Leo Ryan killed and ordered the residents to commit suicide by drinking a flavored beverage laced with potassium cyanide. Those unable to comply, such as infants, and those unwilling to comply, received involuntary injections. Roughly 918 people died."

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Very off-topic, sorry about that but I had to say it.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Listening to the interview right now, sounds good but I'll take the wait and see approach.

Btw, I hate the "drinking the kool-aid" cliche. You guys probably don't know but that phrase is a reference of a massacre in Jonestown, Guyana.

"In the Jonestown cult suicide, Jim Jones, the leader of the Peoples Temple, had persuaded followers to move to Guyana and found the commune of Jonestown. In November 1978, faced with exposure of some of his misdeeds, he had the visiting U.S. Representative Leo Ryan killed and ordered the residents to commit suicide by drinking a flavored beverage laced with potassium cyanide. Those unable to comply, such as infants, and those unwilling to comply, received involuntary injections. Roughly 918 people died."

Drinking the Kool-Aid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Very off-topic, sorry about that but I had to say it.
Wow, I knew that story but didn't know that's where that saying came from.
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I hope Casey is here for a long time.
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I hope Casey is here for a long time.
Yup I love the "rolling to the bucket" term!
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Yup I love the "rolling to the bucket" term!
I liked Casey eluding to lots of PT for Jonas. Mentioned Amir and Jonas together, -- Either lay-ups for Jonas or open shots for Bargs. Can't wait.
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Listening to the interview right now, sounds good but I'll take the wait and see approach.

Btw, I hate the "drinking the kool-aid" cliche. You guys probably don't know but that phrase is a reference of a massacre in Jonestown, Guyana.

"In the Jonestown cult suicide, Jim Jones, the leader of the Peoples Temple, had persuaded followers to move to Guyana and found the commune of Jonestown. In November 1978, faced with exposure of some of his misdeeds, he had the visiting U.S. Representative Leo Ryan killed and ordered the residents to commit suicide by drinking a flavored beverage laced with potassium cyanide. Those unable to comply, such as infants, and those unwilling to comply, received involuntary injections. Roughly 918 people died."

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Very off-topic, sorry about that but I had to say it.
Wow, easily the most interesting stuff posted on RF in weeks. That's crazy.
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This is nothing compared to another theory on what really happened

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The American military arrived several days later and the body count quickly rose; first it was 700, then 780, to a final tally given seven days after the Guyanese report of 909 dead, 4 followers dead at the Temple offices in the capital of Georgetown, and 5 members of Ryan's delegation, including the Congressman himself, murdered at the Port Kaituma airstrip.
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I'm convinced that Jim Jones hooked up with Karen Carpenter in the afterlife.
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