Comparing them with the Miami Heat, well you can say that it would not be fair for the Raps since they are the NBA champs but you would have to since the Heat is probably the only team in the Nba history that have made the small ball a success (aka be champs).
In all honesty, it was a stupid idea to try to beat the heat in their own game. It is pretty evident that Casey still has no idea how he would run the team. There was a lot of good things going on early and by far the best start we've had this season and a lot of it was focusing on feeding the bigs and the bigs making plays then we revert back to the same old same old.
Okay, unto the point. Playing small ball requires you to have certain things. You would need shooting (3pt shooting is key), good ball movement (offense and defense) and agility. You would then utilize all these things by spacing the floor with your shooters, driving in and kicking the ball out and moving the ball constantly in order to create good shots. All of which the raptors are terrible at and I can even say that the team overall although very athletic isn't really that agile.
The apparent strength the raptors have is rebounding, being top 3 in the offensive rebounding which is a bigger factor of why we are one of the leaders in total rebounding. Heat on the other hand is literally the worst in the nba in rebouning (oRb as well) since they are sacrificing interior presence to run this style while we on other hand is sacrificing our greatest strength to run a style we suck at.
|GS warriors rebounding has been impressive and could mean great things to come for them|
|they make their shots count|