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Raptors: Three keys to success this season | Toronto Star

It takes all kinds of things to happen for an NBA team to have a successful season, some good luck, some good play, some emerging stars.

Something is bugging Bargnani | Toronto Sun

Andrea Bargnani was still suffering flu-like symptoms when he arrived at practice on Tuesday and was sent straight home to keep whatever is ailing him from the rest of the team.

Raptors finally have pieces that make sense | National Post

Bryan Colangelo is limping these days, but he seems comfortable enough with it. He hurt his knee back when he was hurriedly moving stuff in his Phoenix house, which he had sold, and after a minor surgery it is bothering him again. His bold, purposeful stride has been turned into a bit of a hobble. He might need more work done.

Raptors have modest rebounding goals for Andrea Bargnani | National Post

When Bargnani does play, he will not be expected to reinvent himself. Bargnani has averaged 5.8 rebounds per 36 minutes for his career — paltry production on the glass for a 7-footer — and Casey does not need that to change for his own sanity.

VALANCIUNAS READY FOR NBA REGULAR SEASON DEBUT VS PACERS | TSN

Not only will he start in the Raptors’ season opener Wednesday, matching up against an NBA all-star, the Lithuanian centre is being touted as the future of the franchise for a team aching to get back to the playoffs for the first time in five years.

RaptorBlog Radio Season Preview Podcast Featuring Dwane Casey | RaptorBlog

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Meet your 2012-13 Toronto Raptors | Toronto Sun

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GM believes Raptors about to turn corner | Ottawa Citizen

Bryan Colangelo is limping these days, but he seems comfortable enough with it. He hurt his knee back when he was hurriedly moving stuff in his Phoenix house, which he had sold, and after a minor surgery it is bothering him again. His bold, purposeful stride has been turned into a bit of a hobble

Colangelo playing the waiting game | Toronto Sun

If you think you lose badly, he loses worse. There is nothing about this crawling rebuild of the Toronto Raptors that in any way fits with his usual manner of conducting business. Normally, he loves to spend, wants to roll the dice, needs to play the high-risk game.

MEET THE RAPTORS: A CLOSER LOOK AT ANDERSON | SportsNet

“He thrives off of defence first. If you play defence, you can play for him,” Anderson said of his coach. “He’s not real picky on shot selection as long as you are ready to shoot and confident in shooting it. If you play defence first, that is how I grew up, playing defence so it fits me well.”

The Raptors May Have Lucked Out To Start The Season | Rant Sports

The Raptors appear to have a tough schedule to begin the year. However, it seems as if they may run into a bit of luck, with various problems with their opponents while the Raps are close to 100% healthy.

MACK’S NOTEBOOK: BARGNANI COULD MISS OPENER | SportsNet

The most important piece of actual news to come out of Tuesday’s practice was that Andrea Bargnani was sent home with flu-like symptoms and will be evaluated on Wednesday to see if he’s able to play in the opener against the Pacers.

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