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Old 12-27-2009, 07:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Not sure why everyone is acting so surprised with marcus banks, everytime he keeps proving his doubters wrong and still people act like he is playing above his potential, face it people marcus banks is a solid NBA point guard and stop acting like he is anything less than that, but the fact is since hes had playing time he isnt hurting the team and is a solid point guard. there was a reason he got the contract he got cause he earned it so now hes showing what he can do.its time 2 stop being surprised that he can actually play because he has shown now that he can
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Old 12-27-2009, 07:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ok, Marcus' brother.

But seriously, hes played well in Joses absence. I'm glad he hasnt been a complete liability on offence like he showed in previous years. His defence has always been good.

Hes still a scrub though
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Old 12-27-2009, 07:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hes still a scrub though
What constitutes a scrub though? I would save that term for garbage time players.

He's overpaid, but this season he hasn't been a scrub by how i define the term. Obryant, Quincy Douby, Luke Jackson, etc. Those guys are scrubs in the sense that you don't actually want them in the game.

Banks plays good defense, can penetrate through the perimiter defense and has made some big buckets. The way Banks is playing now, i'm happy to have him on the court.
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Banks has not been a liability at either end of the floor. He also plays withing himself and has never played himself off the floor.

How can you find anything negative about that? You wanted our third string PG to be an allstar?
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Banks has not been a liability at either end of the floor. He also plays withing himself and has never played himself off the floor.

How can you find anything negative about that? You wanted our third string PG to be an allstar?
I agree! Playing like a 3rd point guard should. Overpaid yes, but not a liability on the court thus far. Good for him.
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Old 12-27-2009, 09:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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He seems to be making some pretty key plays every game now. That late game bucket where he cut down the middle of the paint and scored a layup off a Wright inbound pass was huge for us. Also we have been holding opponents under 100 points a game regularly now since Jose went down and the much improved overall point guard defence has been a big part of that.
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He still doesn't deserve his contract. But today, at least, he was solid. Definitely did not hut us. He took that one bad three in the 4th, but it was understandable. He was on a roll, and if anything I'd rather have a hot Banks take a three than Hedo call off a pick and randomly fire one up from 28 feet back. Solid job today, but I'd still (obviously) rather see Jose/Jack over Jack/Banks any day.
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Old 12-27-2009, 09:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Why do people hold his contract against HIM?

Who turns down a big offer because they dont think they are worth it? And now that it is signed, it doesnt mean a thing. The players and coaches know this, why dont the fans?

And the Raptors didnt give it to him. Enough already about his paycheck.
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:03 AM   #9 (permalink)
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This team definitly needs him more than Jose.We don't need another shooter,even our Center can shoot.Offence is not the problem but defense.And defensively he's the best guard on this team.He must be our second or first guard.
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:40 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Banks is proving he's a solid backup imo
he's a very good defender and he's so far played within his limits on offense
in fact, he's so good that I have no problems trading Jose for an upgrade at andifferent position
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Banks is proving he's a solid backup imo
he's a very good defender and he's so far played within his limits on offense
in fact, he's so good that I have no problems trading Jose for an upgrade at andifferent position
I agree.

Before people cry about Banks' contract they should ask themselves how many TRUE defenders there are out there at the PG position. Banks is proving that he's one of them.... and on THIS team that type of skill is as good as gold.
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Lets not go crazy people. Hes a good 3rd string PG but hes not a good backup PG. Luke Ridnour and George Hill are good backup PG's, Marcus is a fill in guy who cant play more than 12 mins WELL consistantly throughout a season. Its nice hes had a couple of solid games but he couldnt keep this up for an entire year which is why he doesnt play and is barely hanging on to a job in the NBA past his contract. He isnt a good backup PG. 3rd string yes, in rotation consistantly? no.
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If he could play like he has lately for the rest of the way, it would be very nice. But he hasn't really ben tested yet. I'm not going to get carried away about the guy until I see him have to do a little more against a little stiffer competition. If he can do something against the Spurs, Celtics or Magic, then I could very well be swayed. That aside - I've loved what he's been able to do when needed thus far.
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Old 12-28-2009, 02:19 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Lets not go crazy people. Hes a good 3rd string PG but hes not a good backup PG. Luke Ridnour and George Hill are good backup PG's, Marcus is a fill in guy who cant play more than 12 mins WELL consistantly throughout a season. Its nice hes had a couple of solid games but he couldnt keep this up for an entire year which is why he doesnt play and is barely hanging on to a job in the NBA past his contract. He isnt a good backup PG. 3rd string yes, in rotation consistantly? no.
He's BEEN a back-up PG for us since Jose has gone down.... and do you have any real complaints about what he's done thus far THIS SEASON? Because I'd be curious to hear them.
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Lets not go crazy people. Hes a good 3rd string PG but hes not a good backup PG. Luke Ridnour and George Hill are good backup PG's, Marcus is a fill in guy who cant play more than 12 mins WELL consistantly throughout a season. Its nice hes had a couple of solid games but he couldnt keep this up for an entire year which is why he doesnt play and is barely hanging on to a job in the NBA past his contract. He isnt a good backup PG. 3rd string yes, in rotation consistantly? no.
Totally agree with thriller. If you go with the flow as written by many on here then Banks will eventually be taking over Jacks spot as the starter while Jose is down. So many bandwagon jumpers on here. Its so simple folks Jose is #1, Jack is #2 and Banks is #3. Jose is injuried so everyone moves up, its not rocket science.
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Totally agree with thriller. If you go with the flow as written by many on here then Banks will eventually be taking over Jacks spot as the starter while Jose is down. So many bandwagon jumpers on here. Its so simple folks Jose is #1, Jack is #2 and Banks is #3. Jose is injuried so everyone moves up, its not rocket science.
It's not about bandwagon jumping... it's about realizing what might be best for the team.

Jose is a GREAT offensive PG. There's no disputing that. But Banks >>>> Jose when it comes to defense. That much is painfully apparent.

We have Hedo now on this team that ACTS like a PG on the floor so Jose's skills aren't as absolutely necessary as they once were.

Banks as a starter is a bit of a stretch.... but Banks as a backup may not be.

The best thing to do is give this another month or so and then make a deal at the trade deadline if a good offer is out there.
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Old 12-28-2009, 05:52 PM   #17 (permalink)
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It's not about bandwagon jumping... it's about realizing what might be best for the team.

Jose is a GREAT offensive PG. There's no disputing that. But Banks >>>> Jose when it comes to defense. That much is painfully apparent.

We have Hedo now on this team that ACTS like a PG on the floor so Jose's skills aren't as absolutely necessary as they once were.

Banks as a starter is a bit of a stretch.... but Banks as a backup may not be.

The best thing to do is give this another month or so and then make a deal at the trade deadline if a good offer is out there.
I agree, lets ride it out a bit longer. We have beat some teams with some good point guards like Harris, Paul, and Stuckey. Watching the game yesterday, especially during crunch time, you didn't see Detroit running isolation plays for Stuckey. Stuckey and Bynum were attacking and killing Jose during the first meeting. I am big Jose fan, but you can't deny the defenive work Jack and Banks have done. I still want to see more, let's see how well they do with Rondo, Iverson, Mo Williams, Brandon Jennings, and Jason Kidd in January. If Raptors are still winning with the duo, lets entertain some offers for Calderon.
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I wonder when people will hop back on to the Anti banks bandwagon.
I never hated Banks, i knew he could play defence, and for a third string PG, he's doing a hell of a job.
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Old 12-28-2009, 07:58 PM   #19 (permalink)
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He's solid. Well his game isn't there yet. However, his biceps, pecs, and deltoids certaintly are.
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It's not about bandwagon jumping... it's about realizing what might be best for the team.

Jose is a GREAT offensive PG. There's no disputing that. But Banks >>>> Jose when it comes to defense. That much is painfully apparent.

We have Hedo now on this team that ACTS like a PG on the floor so Jose's skills aren't as absolutely necessary as they once were.

Banks as a starter is a bit of a stretch.... but Banks as a backup may not be.

The best thing to do is give this another month or so and then make a deal at the trade deadline if a good offer is out there.
I agree with U like most of the people in this forum.Banks is definitive our second(or why not first) guard with Jack.

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