Raps host Real Madrid tonight. I’m guessing the basketball team’s quality isn’t anywhere close to the soccer team’s. This should be a good run tonight as we get to see how the boys are looking.
We’ll be making massive conclusions based on the first quarter of this game, and by the time the game is over the Raptors win total, playoff projection, All-Star attendees, and everything else should all be clear.
The intra-squad scrimmage happened and Ross/DD was something to watch:
“You know they’re going to go at it,” big man Davis said. “They’re both two guards and then all the hype and then you’ve got guys like me egging it on so it has been fun.”
And apparently Ross, rookie or not, has not backed down at all.
“It’s always a hard thing for rookies but he’s taken it well,” Casey said. “He and Quincy both come in and mix it up every day and that’s what you want your young guys to do. Come in with energy and when everyone else might be dragging a little bit, you’re coming in being a rabbit. He’s done that.”
One of two things will happen here, 1) Ross will make a strong case to start ahead of DeRozan, 2) DD will come close to making the All-Star team.
There’s no in-between for DeRozan, either he explodes into the player we hope he is (doubt it, though), or Casey benches him in favor of someone with more upside.
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