Good teams value consistency, know how hard it is to win and by those measures, it’s time for everyone in Toronto to give Raptors head coach Dwane Casey his props.
The Cleveland Cavaliers age is finally catching up to them. LeBron James (32), J.R. Smith (31), Kyle Korver (35), Richard Jefferson (36), Deron Williams (32), Channing Frye (33), and James James (36) literally make up half of head coach Tyronn Lue’s available roster.
“It’s tough not being in a natural rotation,” Toronto Raptors rookie Fred VanVleet told Pro Bball Report. “For the most part I think I’ve been pretty good in those scenarios with few exceptions.”
Do the Raptors and their fans believe in Cory Joseph yet? Has a 13-5 record with Joseph as the starting point guard changed any minds? And what does this kid have to do to get the respect his numbers suggest he should in Toronto?
In NBA history there has never been co-MVPs and the Houston Rockets James Harden and Oklahoma City Thunder Russell Westbrook shouldn’t be the first. Unless the NBA wants to start handing out “Participation Awards” – Co-MVP is a cop out.
Last week was not a banner week for the the New York Knicks. The news surrounding Phil Jackson, Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah was worse than all the losing.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have surrendered first place in the Eastern Conference with their 10th loss in 18 games since the All-Star break. However it isn’t safe to assume the Boston Celtics are now the best team. The Washington Wizards and Toronto Raptors have their own claims to make.