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Old 12-20-2012, 07:37 AM   #381 (permalink)
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Any update on Amir? It looked pretty awful on a reply.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:42 AM   #382 (permalink)
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Any update on Amir? It looked pretty awful on a reply.
He came back into the game.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:24 AM   #383 (permalink)
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Alan Anderson reminds me of Anthony Parker from 06-07 season.
He will never be spotlighted as a superstar, but will work hard for the team.

They both were superstars in Europe and scouted by Colangelo. They both shoot well, plays hard on D, and drops tremendous 3's during clutch.

That being said, he should become a starter, not Pietrus/Fields.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:41 AM   #384 (permalink)
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If he comes back playing well he'll be praised and it wouldn't take much either. Such is the life of NBA fans. It's all about the here and now. These days more than ever people's memories are extremely short and people turn on or fall back/in love with players on an almost weekly basis. A couple months ago we would have killed to be able to aquire James Harden, now he's overrated and overpayed......until he goes off for 40/8. lol

Calderon plays very good for a week, trade Lowry he sucks and doesn't fit. Bipolar i tell ya...
Why don't you just call me out already by name? I don't think I really fit the bill of 'fall back in love with players' as I've been pretty consistent in my praising/hatred of certain players. In fact, I've always backed up my opinions with well thought out (at least to me) examples, opinions etc. In fact, I think I may be the only person who thinks that of Harden and I'm fine with it.

I kind of find it rich coming from you since I read a number of posts where you essentially admonish Fields (and early on at that) and now try to discredit the fans.

Anyways, back on point, Fields hasn't done anything to reclaim the job right now. He's got to earn in practice. I think it would be telling if he doesn't get back in the rotation in a thin line-up at that position. And who cares about how much he gets paid. If the guy isn't working hard, isn't doing what he needs to do to be a rotation player on this team, then it shows that Casey is in charge and not BC and I for one support that.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:54 AM   #385 (permalink)
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I'd be VERY surprised if Fields can't crack the rotation.

You have to remember though that....

a) he's still probably working himself back into playing shape

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b) he hasn't had the chance to play with the other guys and really learn the current system

By the end of the season he should replace Pietrus (starting or coming off the bench).
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:06 AM   #386 (permalink)
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If he comes back playing well he'll be praised and it wouldn't take much either. Such is the life of NBA fans. It's all about the here and now. These days more than ever people's memories are extremely short and people turn on or fall back/in love with players on an almost weekly basis. A couple months ago we would have killed to be able to aquire James Harden, now he's overrated and overpayed......until he goes off for 40/8. lol

Calderon plays very good for a week, trade Lowry he sucks and doesn't fit. Bipolar i tell ya...
You're right. People have short memories. Like when Rap fans talk about how Derozan can't score against good defensive teams, like the Spurs.

/passive agressive/
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:09 AM   #387 (permalink)
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I'd be VERY surprised if Fields can't crack the rotation.

You have to remember though that....

a) he's still probably working himself back into playing shape

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b) he hasn't had the chance to play with the other guys and really learn the current system

By the end of the season he should replace Pietrus (starting or coming off the bench).
I'd be surprised for the same reasons T.O. The same reasons. This is his best chance at establishing a long-term career in the NBA.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:16 PM   #388 (permalink)
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Alan Anderson reminds me of Anthony Parker from 06-07 season.
He will never be spotlighted as a superstar, but will work hard for the team.

They both were superstars in Europe and scouted by Colangelo. They both shoot well, plays hard on D, and drops tremendous 3's during clutch.

That being said, he should become a starter, not Pietrus/Fields.
It's funny how they both had similar paths, including Maccabi, and how they both are clutch in the corner. But Anderson is much better overall. He's tougher, much smarter on team defense, and can drive the ball. And where Parker was clutch in the 3rd quarter, and great for stretching out leads, he was liable to choke when it counted most. Anderson hits big shots and makes good decisions in the fourth quarter. I think he took at least one too many long range shots, but it was quite forgivable. I love the competitive scowl he constantly sports. Parker was a finesse player in comparison. I liked him, but I'll take this guy anyday.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:19 PM   #389 (permalink)
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It's funny how they both had similar paths, including Maccabi, and how they both are clutch in the corner. But Anderson is much better overall. He's tougher, much smarter on team defense, and can drive the ball. And where Parker was clutch in the 3rd quarter, and great for stretching out leads, he was liable to choke when it counted most. Anderson hits big shots and makes good decisions in the fourth quarter. I think he took at least one too many long range shots, but it was quite forgivable. I love the competitive scowl he constantly sports. Parker was a finesse player in comparison. I liked him, but I'll take this guy anyday.


Anderson better than AP when he was here, especially his first 2-3 seasons here? I really like Anderson but I wouldn't say that just yet.
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Anderson better than AP when he was here, especially his first 2-3 seasons here? I really like Anderson but I wouldn't say that just yet.
AP overhelped on defense and didn't have a great sense of reading and reacting on either end. Remember how Bosh had his guy pinned down and practically had to draw up a diagram for him to drive the open path to the basket? He just wasn't comfortable making something happen the way Anderson is. I really liked AP, but I just think Anderson is a notch better overall while not having the same pure skills. AP was part of what was seen as a soft team. Anderson gets knocked on his ass and then runs down and knocks down a three. He isn't going to be part of any soft team.
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AA reminds me a lot of Mario Elie when he was with the Rockets and Spurs.

Just a tough guy with a bit of a swagger that gives his teammates confidence and does the little things to win games.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:07 PM   #392 (permalink)
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AP overhelped on defense and didn't have a great sense of reading and reacting on either end. Remember how Bosh had his guy pinned down and practically had to draw up a diagram for him to drive the open path to the basket? He just wasn't comfortable making something happen the way Anderson is. I really liked AP, but I just think Anderson is a notch better overall while not having the same pure skills. AP was part of what was seen as a soft team. Anderson gets knocked on his ass and then runs down and knocks down a three. He isn't going to be part of any soft team.
i think AP was a better shooter, better looking shot, more consistent from range and had the ability to shooter the "superstar" type fadeaway jumpers, AP was probably also a little more athletic
but i think anderson has the better overall game, at least right now in the middle of this productive stretch, until i see this for a whole season for all we know he could start shooting just bricks the next week
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Just to get rid of any remaining AB toxins: They showed a winning drive by Knight in the previous loss to Detroit and you see guess who late on the rotation, dragging his chub across the lane. I'm just so happy watching Raptors now!
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:56 PM   #394 (permalink)
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i think AP was a better shooter, better looking shot, more consistent from range and had the ability to shooter the "superstar" type fadeaway jumpers, AP was probably also a little more athletic
but i think anderson has the better overall game, at least right now in the middle of this productive stretch, until i see this for a whole season for all we know he could start shooting just bricks the next week
This is true. I'm likely building him up from where AP left off since they had such similar paths. AA was good last season too mind you, but he needs a full season in this current role.
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AP had the illusion of athleticism with his elevation on his jumpshot; but it took him longer than anybody to get up.

Anderson gets his shot off faster; he's a much stronger one on one defensive player, he has a more aggressive post game and he has that lightning quick cross-step jab-step move that almost looks like a travel.

Anderson also directs teammates; whereas AP was directed.

AP was a pro; and that dedication and professionalism was able to keep him in the league a few years, but I think Anderson has a more legit NBA tool-belt then Parker.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:58 AM   #396 (permalink)
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