Durable Veteran Luis Scola Is A Godsend For The Raptors

Out of the blue, veteran power forward Luis Scola wanted to join the Toronto Raptors this summer and after only a few days in camp, head coach Dwane Casey is calling the extremely durable 35-year-old a godsend. Scola is just the type of player Casey likes to rely upon when the chips are down. Someone who has been there and done that, but as importantly can still do it.

Toronto Raptors Can Look Down Blue Jays Way For Inspiration This Year

Where the Toronto Blue Jays did a major reshaping of their roster, the Toronto Raptors did a remake of their own over the summer. Getting swept four games straight in the first round of the playoffs will do that. Raptors GM Masai Ujiri started with the free agent signing of DeMarre Carroll. He is their Russell Martin, a winner who can play solid defense and provide clutch rebounds.

Tristan Thompson Passes On Cavs Qualifying Offer

So things just got serious in Cleveland for Tristan Thompson and the Cavs as the young Canadian big man chose to hold out past the deadline to accept the qualifying offer. Cleveland retains his NBA rights as a restricted free agent, but when they will get to see him in camp or – gulp – in action just got a lot more cloudy.

Raptors 905 Is Huge For Bruno Caboclo

The Mad Ants weren’t really interested in developing teenagers and rather than getting some much needed playing time, the Toronto Raptors rookie Bruno Caboclo was treated to a string of DNP-CDs. The Mad Ants did successfully crush his confidence and send a young player back to Toronto who played worse than before he was farmed out. An owned D-League franchise is going to be huge for Caboclo and every other player not quite ready for prime time on the Raptors.