has he been terrible so far? or what?
why hasn't he been given more minutes?
if you're from toronto then you should know that we're taking a "win now" appoarch and not a development phase.
if ross isn't outplaying any wing player in practice then he's not going to see significant playing time. he'll only get garbage minutes this season unless he can earn his minutes in practice and during his garbage mins
It's early, as the season goes on and the injury bug bites he'll be forced into mins.
The Raptors are looking good for the first time in awhile. That center the team drafted a couple years ago looks legit. He is a post play that is banger and allows Barnani to play his natural psition. The next thing Raptors need to do is get a future PG.
lol.. you had to talk about the injury bug... lowry :(
casey said its not serious atleast.. i was worried there, cant be having jon lucas as the primary backup point haha
soo.. like a massecure like this game. this is where ross should get mins. against a contending team in a blow out
I spoke too soon.
It's a bit surprising that Alan Anderson was ahead of him on the depth chart, but I think that'll change soon. Ross just needs to settle down and pick his spots better. In the preseason he was pretty jumpy with his shot selection.
i don't think it'll change soon. from what i've seen from anderson.. he's more of an all around player. he creates easy buckets for others.. plays a little back to the basket and he can shoot.
ross just needs more experience and i think if he works on his off the ball movement he can open himself up for good shots
Sometimes rookies have difficulty with the transition to the NBA man that's all. Give him time it's still early.
Toronto has a pretty deep team this season so every player is fighting for minutes. And so far the 2 spot is being squeezed by Alan Anderson and the three point guards. Calderon and Lowry have had success playing together, and John Lucas III has played his way into the rotation.
Ross will get playing time, but also remember Kleiza still has not really played either( family issues). That is one more wing - although more to the 3-4 spot - for Ross to contend against. If he wants to play he will have to improve in the gym. It will happen, but not right away.
I found a good article on this which shows where Dwayne Casey stands with Ross and Anderson's minutes.
“It is a process for a rookie,” Casey said. “He is not that far behind because the one thing he can do that makes up for a multitude of sins is he can shoot the ball at the end of the day and that’s part of the process too. The other part is you just can’t make a three and give up a three at the other end every possession. He is learning, believe me. This doesn’t mean Terrence Ross is not going to play for us or not a part of it. He is going to be big for us. He is our future, but right now he is just a typical rookie and you could stop every play for him [to teach]. He is learning.”
He also goes on to say:
“[Anderson] is a solid pro,” Casey said. “He is a man and it’s a man’s league. He comes out and brings a solid effort. He is where he is supposed to be all the time. Nothing fancy, nothing flashy. He just goes about his job and that is what you respect about him and that is why he is back here.
“He is tested. He knows who he is, which is comforting as a coach when a guy goes in and he knows what he is supposed to do and who he is and not going through the wars for the first time. Now we just have to get Terrence up to speed to perform like that each and every day and be consistent with it. And he will. Terrence is a talented, talented young man and his upside is off the charts. He just has to get up to speed on the NBA right now.”
I agree with him on Anderson. I've been impressed with him.
Anderson has earned every minute he has gotten. He is one of their more consistent players so far, knows his role, can defend, and he plays hard on every play.
As mentioned in an earlier post, the Raptors are looking to win ball games. Did not look like it last night, but they have been fairly solid otherwise. Until Ross can be the guy that steps up to get them the win (and he will be) he will have to watch and learn.
At the same time, it really is not a bad situation for him. Valenciunas is getting all their Rookie preasure right now, and he will learn better on a team focussed on winning than he would as a major piece on a terrible team.
Most rookies either don't play or barely play early in the season. This is why nonsense like "Landry Fields was a draft steal" can occur. Last year, you could not find Marcus Morris with a map. You barely saw more of Derrick Williams, Kanter, Vesely, Klay Thompson, Tobias Harris, and Jimmy Butler. Now, they are in their team's rotation.
Klay got serious run for GS last year and was in the ROY discussion.
No. Thompson was playing 15-16 minutes per game until the Warriors decided to try to lose every single game to keep their lottery pick.
so that means he wasn't actually playing? I don't get it. are you saying "no, the run wasnt serious" or "no, he didn't play".
you have so many points. enlighten me.