Monday, September 6th, 2010 at 11:25 am  |  32 responses

David Andersen Happy to Be on ‘European’ Raptors

Andersen tells the Toronto Sun he’s looking forward to more minutes, and a playing style he’s familiar with: “In Toronto, depending on whether he plays centre of power forward, he’ll be backing up the likes of Andrea Bargnani, Amir Johnson, Ed Davis or even Solomon Alibi. Anderson though feels like he has a read on his new team. ‘ I know it’s a European team with a coach who has a bit of a different strategy so I’m looking forward to a new team and new thing,’ he said.”

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  • http://www.shawnkemp.com Masr

    oh thats nice…

  • JTaylor21

    Of course the raptors are an european team; they don’t play defense, the shoot at every opportunity, they have jumpshooting and soft big men and they bi*ch and pout about every call, yep sounds european to me.

  • http://www.shawnkemp.com Masr

    @jtaylor21 what no ricky “martin” rubio reference to come with that? Just sayin.

  • Donovan

    European team aka “soft”

  • http://www.clutchfans.com/ Blue

    David Andersen…Australian for “soft”

  • Griffin

    Love how many stereotypes come out….in that case, American teams aka “selfish”. I don’t buy it, but get rid of your superiority complex and realise the world has caught up. The Raptors don’t suck because they have European players – it’s because they have bad European players…

  • Ronald

    I can’t wait until someone stereotypes a team that is predominately “black” and see everyone shout racist.

  • Shem

    co-sign ronald, the second someone sees a full black team and says they’re selfish and don’t know how to play basketball they don’t pass and make stupid plays everyone will be shouting racist

  • http://www.clutchfans.com/ Blue

    RACIST!!! Oh wait…what were we talking about again?

  • http://nicekicks.com meloman2.0

    @Shem: see Nuggets, Denver. Or early millenium Jail blazers

  • http://jayemmbee.blogspot.com ClutchPerformer

    Ya well The NBA is predominantly black
    and those Euro teams never win, Euro ball vs NBA/American wont win we seen how it end when NBA teams play the Euro exhibition games , Blow outs without the starting line up on the court. most euro teams wouldnt even make a bench team. its more like the WNBA
    and DAvid thats more like an insult and Im from toronto although its true about my raptors you dont want the players admitting it lol, we are too soft , need a couple more legit brothers on the team. you can tell we are soft when a fight breaks out and no mans up for a team member or they walk away. Eg. when Chris Bosh Got nailed in the nuts by pierce and only Jarret JAck and he was on the bench, while Calderon and the euro guys walk away and your franchise is on the floor, thats why Tyson Chandler would have been great addition in terms of tough mentality . and maybe NBA ball is selfish but at least its not learning from soccer like euro ball with all the bad calls and flops. See the World championship and any euro player in the L

  • brett

    Okay, how are the Raptors even considered a “European” team? They have 3 European players on the roster(Bargnani, Calderon, Kleiza). Plus Caleron will probably be traded soon.. The Raptors got less european over the summer. You guys need to pay attention…

  • http://www.shawnkemp.com Masr

    what about us mixed race people?

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Co-sign brett. The Raptors will surprise a lot of folks this year. DeRozan, Weems, Johnson, and Jack will all have good seasons–and I’m hoping Demar breaks out this year. They NEED to run the ball though, I just hope Triano realizes that. He probably does..

  • http://jayemmbee.blogspot.com ClutchPerformer

    ok maybe not this year but the year where they had, calderon,andrea, garbojosa, delfino and i think there were some others cant remember now

  • brett

    9 Black Americans+ 3 Europeans+ 4 Players from countries OUTSIDE of Europe = European? Huh?

  • brett

    @ Teddy. Yeah I’m sure they realize that they need to run. By adding Barbosa and keeping Amir Johnson they have a fast group, but I think they will look very shaky in the halfcourt to start off the season. I hope Julian Wright will break out, maybe he will flourish with more minutes.

  • http://jayemmbee.blogspot.com ClutchPerformer

    I think they mean as in Euro League ball, not Euro background

  • total scrotal implosion


  • wilz



    LMAO @ total scrotal comments! SOFTIES? Dog i bet whereever ur from you dont even got a team. u juss another hater so like jay-z its on the the next one. punk ass


    Last year for the Toronto Raptors was a mess. I dont know why we signed Turk, he cant play @ all! I feel sorry for you Turkish ppl cuz your TURKISH MJ IS A TOTAL FLOP!!!!! This year is a way different story. You Americans willb suprised when DEMAR DEROZAN AN SONNY WEEMS DUNKS ON UR TEAM!

  • Spetsnaz

    @ClutchPerformer – From 1992 USA has won 5 of 9 Olympics/World Champs. Seems like Euroball actually wins sometimes, even when the talent on those Euro teams is not as good.

  • barnabusb

    Instead of trying to pigeonhole the Raptors into Euro ball, maybe we can just all come to an agreement that they play crappy ball?

  • kd35

    thats what the Americans seem to be doing after every call in fiba…

  • Ronald

    ClutchPerformer: Stay in school.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/san-dova-speak-easy/ San Dova

    The Raptors do have a European blanket over them with scouting and coaching, in addition to playing in an international city.

    It’s not racist to say that.

  • andreanglais

    @ san dova- 100%, only its cold up here, so we have a suck blanket on over top of the Euro blanket, and people get confused. Plus, we have a hockey sweater on…

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    lol since when is European a race??? lol at folks making stupid comments. like @barnabusb said, if you like to call the Raps style of play ‘Euroball’ thats up to you- the only thing that really matters is that they stink

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    …real talk why did they fire Sam Mitchell???? seriously

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Craptors lost their best player, they wont be winning anything.. Hope J. Wright and DeRozan become respectable players though.. Will likely battle Cleveland for 2011 #1 draft pick..

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Softies in Canada?? Funny comment, but not true. I’ve been to Vancouver BC a few times and they’re bars are packed full of big,burley, hairy men sitting around a tv watching hockey and gulping whiskey str8.. Think Wolverine..