What To Make Of The Raptors’ Preseason Record?

After a practice Dwane Casey described as just “so-so” on Wednesday, the Raptors head coach wondered aloud if his team’s 5-1 record in exhibition play was a root cause.

“We still have a lot of work to do. We practised today like ‘OK, we’ve arrived and you can already pencil in [playoffs].’ No. We’re nowhere near that.”

At the risk of going all Herm Edwards, you play to win the game and for a team that hasn’t amassed a ton of W’s the last two seasons, positive preseason momentum has more value ...

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Sights & Sounds From Coaches Open House

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The Raptors Coaches Open House has become one of the more unique events from the organization, as Dwane Casey and his staff share their knowledge and resources with local coaches looking to gain insight into how the pros practice.

Sunday was the second time the event took place and in addition to sessions with the entire coaching staff and full access to a Raptors practice, former NBA referee Steve Javie also was on hand to provide some invaluable perspective from an official with nearly 1,500 games worth of professional experience.

To get ...

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A History Lesson In Halifax

With an afternoon off in Halifax, head coach Dwane Casey traded the court for some culture, by taking a tour of the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia on Thursday.

For Casey, learning more about Halifax’s rich history and proud ties to the Undergraound Railroad was a priority with his team in town for training camp.

“I thought it was important just to see the historical part of Halifax while we’re here,” said Casey. “Especially [Halifax's role in] the Underground Railroad, which I have a cultural history with. I think that’s important not only ...

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Davis A Bright Spot In A Tough Loss

Dwane Casey hasn’t been consistently satisfied with what he’s seen from Ed Davis over the course of this of his first season coaching the Raptors, but he likes what he’s seen of late.

“He’s made a lot of progress as a matter of fact,” said Casey prior to the Raptors 93-75 loss to the Sixers at ACC. “The last two or three weeks to the last month, there’s some pep in his step.”

That continued on Wednesday, as the second-year forward powered his way to his finest performance of the season, with ...

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Pre-Game With Johnny Davis

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Ask Jack: Mar. 9, 2012

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

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Johnny Davis and the art of everlasting cool

Johnny Davis has skated.

“When I was a kid growing up in Detroit, sometimes the firemen would spray water on a spot in a park and the kids would skate on it,” he said.

It’s not hard to imagine the Raptors lead assistant gliding along the ice.

Everything Johnny Davis does, everything he touches it seems, is cool.

Johnny Davis oozes cool. Just how he does it isn’t hard to see. He listens. He smiles. He speaks deliberately with an aim not to be heard but to be understood.

These are superb faculties in human ...

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