Devin Booker. That is a name you are going to hear a lot about. He could be the next big star in the NBA as the 20-year-old guard for the Phoenix Suns made history on Friday night scoring 70 points.
Rookies often get nailed to the bench because they just make too many mistakes, but Raptors rookie center Jakob Poeltl may be one of the exceptions as he has cracked head coach Dwane Casey’s rotation post All-Star break.
You got to give Kyrie Irving his due, it’s been a weird season for the Cleveland Cavaliers, but maybe LeBron James is right, it’s really about toughness.
These players should stick to their day jobs though, they would make horrible boxers. “I don’t think that Serge Ibaka has a malicious bone in his body. He’s a competitor, so is (Robin) Lopez,” Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said.
Both the Raptors and Heat managed to win their respective games on Tuesday night, but both teams are expecting key players won’t be available when they clash in Miami on Thursday
The issue of resting star players who are not hurt is something you don’t see in other sports. It’s something the NBA has to correct or maybe their television partners might start spending their money elsewhere.
ESPN has Toronto passing the Wizards for 3rd place and if they win the games they are supposed to, the Raptors will be better than the projected 8-4 over their last 12 games and be ready to pounce on any unexpected major slippage by the Celtics for 2nd.