According to Mitch Lawrence from the New York Daily News the Raptors are again trying to acquire Diaw. Not sure how it would work especially if we’re able to sign Dampier too, but would Raptors fans still be interested in Boris? Follow @raptorsrepublicFollow @DocNaismith
While it remains to be seen if this year’s team is any more capable — they’re going to have to be exponentially better defensively to be able to run effectively — Triano has put a new premium on conditioning
This doesn’t bode well already. Should we chalk it up to players being a little rusty and trying to clean off the off-season cobwebs or lack of maturity with all these young guys? Follow @raptorsrepublicFollow @DocNaismith
Barbosa speaking on behalf of Steve Nash singing his praises of Triano as a coach goes on to say that Nash would of likely come back to play for Canada if Jay was still coaching the team. Unfortunately we’re still stuck with Leo. Follow @raptorsrepublicFollow @DocNaismith
A lot of things we are going to be running this year are going to involve two guards being on the floor … A lot of the European teams (at the World Championship in Turkey), they had three guards on the floor.
Expect to see backcourt pairings of Barbosa with DeRozan and Weems this season. Like I’ve said before, I think this team will be depending on Barbosa more than most haven’t given him credit for from what I’ve read here over the summer. Follow @raptorsrepublicFollow @DocNaismith
Doug suggests that the Raptors might be holding out for Erick Dampier hoping to entice the veteran. If it does happen, this would also mean that Dampier would likley be our starting centre forcing Amir back to the bench and Bargnani to start at PF. Thoughts? Follow @raptorsrepublicFollow @DocNaismith
Every team that calls wants to ask about Andrea. Is he available? They smell blood in the water. They read articles about how bad he is. I’m telling you, from a standpoint of value, it’s definitely there.
The player’s are talking and we’re reading between the lines trying to figure out just what exactly we have here. A team on the rise or one destined for spectacular failure, nobody knows for sure, but at least we got Ryan McNeill from Hoops Addict informing us about what was notable (and surprising) on Media Day.