A Nickname With Porpoise…

Andrea Bargnani remains sidelined indefinitely with a left calf strain, but head coach Dwane Casey did give an update on his progress before the Raptors hosted the Lakers at ACC on Sunday — including a new moniker for his leading scorer.

“His new nickname is Flipper,” said Casey. “He’s doing a lot of pool work and trying to get his calf going. He’s working hard on it every day. I think they’re going to try and step it up in the next week or so as far as getting more weight bearing load on it, but there’s still no timetable as far as what day he’s coming back or if he’s going to come back before the All-Star Game.”

Raptors fans undoubtedly would prefer a return to ‘Il Mago’ much sooner than later.

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