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Old 10-06-2009, 10:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Which one of these guys going down for an extended period of time would affect our chances of a strong season the most?
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Bosh

he has the biggest drop in talent behind him

2nd - Bargs
don't like the prospect of Rasho playing 30+ per

3rd- Hedo
still have Wright (serviceable player in the Mavs playoff run)/DeRo

4th - Caldy
Jack and Belli can fill they void and its not a huge drop off
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Probably Hedo. I think a lot of our offense is going to run through him.
If Bosh goes down, you could stick Evans in there or Johnson. You wouldn't get the offensive production that you'd like, but the rebounding and tenacity would be much better.
With Hedo, you're counting on him to stretch the D, be a matchup nightmare and have the offense flow through him along with Calderon. It would be like having two PGs with big b-ball IQs out there on the floor at the same time .
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Hedo.

We have no creator on the wing after him at all.
Belli is still a bit unproven(even though I like him alot)
Derozan doesnt have much offense
Wright got nothing
Weems and Douby suck
JAck is a backup

Evans and Amir could fill boshs spot in terms of defense and rebounding with Hedo and Bargs picking up the offensive slack
Jack could run the team for a while
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I was going to say Hedo, but I think I'll go with Bosh.

If I recall correctly, in the past we've had a pretty poor record without him in the lineup.

That all very well could change this year though with the addition of Hedo and more overall talent on the roster.
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doesn't Bosh stretch the D as well? he has an outside game
Evans has no offensive ability and Amir isn't great either
the D won't suffer much with Evans and the same can be said with Wright
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Has to be Hedo for me. A healthy Hedo creates huge matchup problems at the three and through the pick and roll, creates for himself and teammmates, and spreads the floor in a big way. We may have the wing depth for guys to come in and soak up Hedo's minutes in the case of an injury, but we don't have anyone who can bring anything close to what Hedo does at the SF.
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We lose Hedo and we're back to last years lineup more or less.
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I disagree.

We're better at the point, we're more athletic on the wings and we have some added toughness and athleticism up front.
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Bosh is unquestionably our best player..and the only guy on the team that demands double teams. Take him out of the lineup and we lose not only his production, we lose his leadership and that focus the other team would have that leaves guys open.
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Either Bosh or Hedo.

Losing either of them would suck - losing both of them would be pretty catastrophic....

and seeing as both are 'resting / healing' right now, some anxiety is starting to kick in.
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Bosh is unquestionably our best player..and the only guy on the team that demands double teams. Take him out of the lineup and we lose not only his production, we lose his leadership and that focus the other team would have that leaves guys open.
I disagree....
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were you thinking banks, douby, or bargnani?
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were you thinking banks, douby, or bargnani?
I think both Hedo and Bargs are potentially better players than Bosh, there were times last year that both certainly were.

If you remove the myth that Bargs is a bad defender, (which is almost as bad as the one that says his pump fake is a travel), and keep in mind that he is more of an offensive threat than Bosh, I would say it is quite possible Bargs is our best player.
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As of right now? I've got to say Bosh. Although, I don't think that it would "bury their chances".
This is a fairly deep team that is set up well to weather any injury woes.
Chris is good for his 20 and 10 a night. No CB4 puts quite a bit of pressure on Bargs to fill those shoes. He hasn't shown much of an ability to draw or beat the double team yet.
I want to see Hedo on the floor, with the offense running through him, before I judge his over-all impact on the team. I reserve the right to change my mind once I see the whole team on the floor.
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I'll go with Bargnani.

If Bosh goes down, Evans has shown that he could man the PF position and he has Amir backing him up.

With Andrea, you then thrust Rasho as the starting C with POB backing him up and playing significant minutes. Everywhere else, you could argue we're three deep, but at C, we're still the thinest.

Plus, Andrea can pull centres out to guard him, opening up the rest of the floor for Bosh/Hedo to work in. Also, the ice that flows in his veins is something that this team really needs.
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I gather if either Bosh or Bargnani miss some time, you'll see Bosh playing some centre and Bargs playing some PF.
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I think both Hedo and Bargs are potentially better players than Bosh, there were times last year that both certainly were.
??? At times... perhaps. But game in and game out Bosh is the biggest contributer to winning games on this team.
Re: Hedo -> remember at the end of the season we had Marion - who did NOT ever create his own shot. A healthy Bosh is the most critical to this team - by a large margin.
Evans/Johnson/etc is a huge step down. Belli/Wright/DD is a large step down from Turk - but our offensive weapons are plentiful - and Belli can handle the ball.
Bosh has the largest impact on wins/losses.
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If Bosh goes down, Evans has shown that he could man the PF position and he has Amir backing him up.
Where do you make up the extra 14 pts/g? No one will double team Evans/Amir - and their man can "cheat" more often to double team others. Who gets to the line for the Raptors to replace Bosh? Who gets their bigs in foul trouble?
It's asking a lot of Evans/Amir.
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