Ask Jack: March 24, 2012

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Game Day: Raptors @ Bulls

Last Time They Met: Raptors 84, Bulls 92

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C).
CHI – C.J. Watson (G), Ronnie Brewer (G), Luol Deng (F), Carlos Boozer (F), Luol Deng (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jerryd Bayless – (left hip pointer) – day-to-day, DeMar DeRozan (left ankle injury) – questionable
CHI – Richard Hamilton (right shoulder) – out, Luol Deng (left wrist) – day-to-day, Derrick Rose (right groin) – day-to-day, C.J. Watson (left ankle) – day-to-day

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Knicks

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Amir Johnson (C).
NYK – Jeremy Lin (G), Landry Fields (G), Carmelo Anthony (F), Amar’e Stoudemire (F), Tyson Chandler (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jerryd Bayless (left hip pointer) – day-to-day
NYK – Jared Jeffries (sore right knee) – questionable, Bill Walker (sore left elbow) – out

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Top Tweets From Canadian Forces Night

 

Well said by #RTZ Tweet of the Night Winner @SoldOnStockdale, after a great night of recognition for the men and women of the Canadian Forces.

On court meanwhile, a familiar script continues for the Raptors, who once again learned the hard way that anything less than four quarters of solid basketball will typically not result in a “W” — especially against a contending unit like the league-leading Bulls.

Even without reigning MVP Derrick Rose in the lineup, Chicago put on an astounding display beginning at the nine-minute mark of the fourth quarter, ...

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Bulls

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C).
CHI – C.J. Watson (G), Ronnie Brewer (G), Luol Deng (F), Carlos Boozer (F), Luol Deng (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jerryd Bayless – (right hip pointer) – qusetionable
CHI – Richard Hamilton (right shoulder) – out, Luol Deng (left wrist) – day-to-day, Derrick Rose (right groin) – day-to-day, C.J. Watson (left ankle) – day-to-day

It’s a big night with the Eastern Conference leaders from Chicago in town, but the Raptors will also ...

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Game Day: Raptors @ Knicks

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jerryd Bayless (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C).
NYK – Jeremy Lin (G), Landry Fields (G), Carmelo Anthony (F), Amar’e Stoudemire (F), Tyson Chandler (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jose Calderon (right ankle sprain) – day-to-day
NYK – Baron Davis (strained right hamstrong) – questionable, Bill Walker (sore left elbow) – out

Calderon Back?: As you can see from the video above, barring a setback after a full practice on Monday, Jose Calderon is on track to return to the ...

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Ask Jack: March 16, 2012

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Jack Armstrong has answers to more of your recent Raptors questions.

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Top Tweets After A Tough Collapse In Charlotte

Delayed and cancelled flights, building evacuations after false alarms and soggy uniforms are insignificant issues in the grand scheme, but squeeze all that into a short span between NBA games on a back-to-back and you’ve got enough factors to seriously disrupt a pro athlete’s sanctified game day routine.

Despite all those pitfalls, the Raptors’ still managed to start Saturday’s contest against the Bobcats red hot and when coupled with their furious finish, fatigue was pretty much out as a potential excuse.

Much like in Memphis, turnovers (24) and a significant difference in ...

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Bobcats

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jerryd Bayless (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C).
CHA – D.J. Augustin (G), Gerald Henderson (G), Corey Maggette (F), Tyrus Thomas (F), Bismack Biyombo (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jose Calderon (right ankle sprain) – day-to-day
CHA – None

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s what I’m keeping an eye on tonight as the Raptors close out a back-to-back against the Bobcats in Charlotte.

Monitoring Il Mago: Andrea Bargnani logged 39 minutes last night in yesterday’s OT win over the Grizzlies, easily ...

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Breaking Down Barbosa To The Pacers

Quick hits on the Raptors move to send Leandro Barbosa  to the Pacers for a second-round pick and cash.

- I’ve seen fans online questioning the haul (to put it mildly), but here’s what armchair GM’s need to consider:

a) The value of first-round picks in what’s believed to be a very strong draft seems very high. Look at the salary the Cavs had to take on just to get a low first-round pick to confirm that.

b) Barbosa, who’s an expiring deal, could be nothing more than a playoff run-rental for the ...

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