On Pro Bball Report recently: Delon Wright, Terrence Ross, Anthony Bennett, New Look Raptors, Patrick Patterson, Luis Scola, Open Practice coming, Justice for Thabo Sefolosha and more.
Raptors Rookie Delon Wright Knows A Good Thing When He Sees It
As impressive as Delon Wright and Norman Powell were in Summer League and hopefully will continue to show progress during preseason, there is really no way for any rookie to really know what he has gotten himself into at the NBA level until he plays in some real games.
“I don’t honestly,” Wright told Pro Bball Report. “I am just trying to learn as much as possible. I don’t know what I am getting into, but I know it’s a good thing.”
“I think kind of what Lou (Williams) did last year for the second squad,” Ross said. “For me, more of a coming off down screens and spotting up, always on the move and taking the three that’s something they want me to do this year.”
Raptors See Something In Anthony Bennett That Others Don’t
by Frank McLean
The most interesting of the Toronto Raptors off season player additions happened the night before training camp started with media day on September 28th. That’s when they signed Canadian power forward Anthony Bennett to a one year minimum contract of $947,000. Bennett is an interesting story.
Must See New Look Raptors Finally Make Their Toronto Debut
by Frank McLean
On Thanksgiving Monday night fans of the Toronto Raptors will finally get a chance to see this new look basketball team up close and personal and after last season’s rough ending, these are must see games.
Will Raptors Patrick Patterson Step Up And Take The Starting Job?
The Toronto Raptors want Patrick Patterson to step up and take the starting power forward job, but he hasn’t been making it easy to hand it to him. Head coach Dwane Casey continues to insist that nothing is promised this season and players will have to earn their roles and Patterson has looked like a square peg in a round hole as a starter.
“We got to find out who fits better with JV at the five position more than anything else, (both) offensively and defensively more so than who wins the spot,” Casey explained. “The better person may be in the second unit. We got to figure that out, but it’s not going to be a competition about who beats who out. It’s going to be who fits better. Who fits better with Biyombo in the second unit. Those are the things we got to find out in camp.”
The Toronto Raptors will hold an open practice on Wednesday, October 21 at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga. The limited tickets to this event are free to the public. For more information about open practice tickets please visit raptors.com/openpractice.
Thabo Sefolosha missed the the entire Atlanta Hawks NBA playoff run when the New York police broke his leg after an incident outside a Manhattan nightclub in April. Somehow it was Sefolosha who was charged with three misdemeanor counts despite descriptions in the media that seemed to confirm it was the police who got out of control.
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Looking down Blue Jays Way and across York Street to the Air Canada Centre the Toronto Raptors are hoping lightning strikes twice and they can provide the same excitement to the city the baseball team has.
“(Scola) is smart,” Casey said. “He is an old soul. He has been there before, there is nothing that rattles him. He is talking (at camp) even though he is going to a new system, he is talking to other guys. He is a godsend for our team.
“It was embarrassing,” Caboclo said about his Mad Ants experience. “I think (it will be easier this year) because it will be our team. It is just a few steps from here, so it will be much easier for me.”
There’s nothing like blatantly disrespecting a player you are supposedly negotiating with and want to re-sign. The Cavaliers stepped up their take it or leave it stance and started ripping down all evidence that Tristan Thompson has ever been in Cleveland.