Raptors Coach Casey Says Terrence Ross Has His Focus Back

It would be polite to suggest the Toronto Raptors third year wing Terrence Ross had regressed this season. Expectations were high that Ross would take the next step in becoming an effective ‘three-and-D’ player. Objectively Ross has played better lately, but it was somewhat surprising to hear the level of praise coming from his head coach.

Patrick Patterson: Kentucky Wildcats Advantage Is Defense

The bragging among NBA players about their former University teams is intense at this time of year and there is no one more vocal in the Toronto Raptors locker room than University of Kentucky alumni Patrick Patterson. Patterson still credits Wildcats head coach John Calipari for developing his offensive skills, but this season he sees Kentucky winning with defense.

Raptors Amir Johnson Says Lucas Nogueira Will Do Damage

The Toronto Raptors rookie center Lucas ‘Bebe’ Nogueira hasn’t seen much time in the NBA, but with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA D-League recently, the 22-year-old from Brazil has been showing off his natural abilities and the results have been impressive. Amir Johnson has been watching and practicing with Nogueira all season and sees a lot of potential in the seven-footer.