Feschuk: Evans could provide answer to Raptors' defensive problems
Old 11-20-2009, 08:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Reggie Evans, the Raptors power forward, has made a career of sneaking up on people. Barely recruited out of high school in football-first Florida, he went undrafted from the University of Iowa.

But when he makes his regular-season debut for Toronto, it's safe to say he'll get his share of pre-performance fanfare. Twelve games into the season, after all, the Raptors are a study in extremes.

Heading into Friday night's home game against the Miami Heat, they're the best offensive team in the NBA, according to the points-per-100-possessions efficiency stats. They're also the league's worst defensive team by the same method of measure. So logic suggests a defence and rebounding specialist like Evans, if he clogged even a few of Toronto's many in-the-paint pores, could be indispensable

"I don't want to put it all on one guy's shoulders ... but there have been nights when we've gotten eaten alive on the glass. And Reggie would be able to go in and stop that flow," Bryan Colangelo, the president and general manager of the Toronto Raptors, was saying Thursday. "Whether it was a five-minute span or a 10-minute span or what have you, he's a weapon."

The weapon, sadly, hasn't been in Toronto's arsenal since he sprained his foot in a pre-season game against the Celtics on Oct. 14. More than five weeks later, Colangelo cannot say with any certainty when Evans will be back in action. If returning were simply a matter of pain tolerance, Colangelo said his rugged role player "is more tolerant than most."

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Sorry Snooch.

The Daily Dish usuallly gets very little discussion, so I decided to post the Star's articles in there as well as seperately.
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I especially like the part about Bosh leading his team in the boxscore but not in wins.
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Evans an answer?

Nah he is just a footnote
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I don't know if he'd be the answer, but he would certainly help. Hopefully he doesn't com in and try to do too much, as he did in pre-season at times.

Either way, i can't wait to see him play again.
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Evans an answer?

Nah he is just a footnote
Really?

A footnote?
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Evans an answer?

Nah he is just a footnote

I like this on two different levels.
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:18 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I dont like having all the articles there to. I like them here where we can discuss and talk about them.


*I think that when evans returns its going to be great for this team. He is going to add a lot (some of which we saw in preseason) to this team defensively, rebound wise, and attitude wise, and we should see a diffrence.
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:37 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Answer no, temporary relief, yes. His mental toughness along with his physicality would drasticly help the Raps especially now but he's far from the answer. The Raptors problems can't be "solved" with their current roster.
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:44 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Evans really won't change much


He may help win a couple of games, but lets remember that Jay Triano has already lost us atleast 2 games with horrible coaching.
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the crux of the problem is that the raps have a team full of guys that can play defense, but no one that wants to play defense. in spurts any one of them can show the intensity and committment to do it, but no one comes to the gym craving the opportunity to shut down the opposition. you need guys like that. maybe reggie can provide that spark, but i have trouble believing that one guy can change the mindset of of a team full of guys that see defense as a chore rather than a mission.
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the crux of the problem is that the raps have a team full of guys that can play defense, but no one that wants to play defense. in spurts any one of them can show the intensity and committment to do it, but no one comes to the gym craving the opportunity to shut down the opposition. you need guys like that. maybe reggie can provide that spark, but i have trouble believing that one guy can change the mindset of of a team full of guys that see defense as a chore rather than a mission.
Honestly 'trane... I think that Amir has that desire... and he's shown it too.

I also think that Wright is cut from that same cloth... but he's always in for a tough night trying to guard the Wades and Melos and Brons of the league.
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evans is far from a defensive specialist
he's a rebounding monster, but amir is a better defender than evans. And amir blocks shots and rebounds fairly well himself.

I want to see what evans brings, but I doubt he will get more minutes than amir.
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rebounding is different than defense (guarding a player)
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rebounding is different than defense (guarding a player)
undoubtedly, but they often spring from the same committment to doing the dirty work.
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