Is time for Toronto's coach Dwane Casey to let Greivis Vasquez play basketball, let him shoot the ball 10 to 15 times a game.
I looked through Vasquez's history going back to his Terp days and found that he always has been a 43 percent shooter .
In his stay with New Orleans and the few months with Sacramento (still recovering from a foot surgery)Vasquez was shooting 43 percent when he put up the ball 10 to15 times.
Greivis Vasquez is sort of a streaky shooter, he may miss the first three or four shots but he may hit six of the next ten , again about 43 percent.
I may be just guessing here but it appears to me that coach Casey shuts Vasquez down when he misses a few shots.
I feel is fair to ask if Casey has transformed a 43 percent lifetime shooter into a 34 percent player by not having enough confidence in him and shutting him down.
Now that Vasquez is moving like the pre-injury NBA assist leader, it may benefit coach Casey to let the guy play and most important don't panic when he misses a few shots, you might of noticed the guy always hits the important shots when the team is making a run.
The Toronto Raptors are full of 43 percent shooters, DeRozan 42 percent, Lowry 42 percent and Terrence Ross 40 percent and before Vasquez got to Toronto he also was a 43 percent shooter. I understand those are the top scorers on team but they do put it up 15 to 20 times a game.
A healthy Vasquez had 25 double-doubles last year around 15 point average and was the assists leader in the NBA on a team that was not very good, if some of those guys in New Orleans could of hit the side of a barn he could of had 15 plus assists a game. Hope that does not offend anyone but facts are what they are.
Am I wrong folks?
Here is an interesting stat, when DeMar scores over 25 points Toronto loses more than they win. The last five game he has two games with 36 points and they lost them both. Maybe is time to spread the wealth a little.
As always this is a fans opinion and from what I understand everybody has one and I'm thankful for that.