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Morning Coffee: December 12th Edition

Desperate Raptors at yet another crossroads | National Post

When I asked him directly on TSN 1050 Monday whether Casey’s job was in jeopardy, Colangelo said, “No. A change at the top in terms of coaching has not been contemplated at all to date. We think he’s earned the right to see this thing through.”

Raptors’ Amir Johnson gets one-game suspension for throwing mouthguard at ref | National Post

“I guess the ref didn’t let me have the ball so we kind of got into a tug of war,” Johnson said Monday. “No words were really said and he rejected me out of the game and I kind of lost my cool from there.”

Dwane Casey Not In Danger…For Now | RaptorBlog

After all, if the team’s 4-16 start (as of Colangelo’s comments on Sunday. Now, the team is 4-18) isn’t a talent issue, but has more to do with focus and attention to detail, wouldn’t you say that sounds like a coaching issue? There was also a random Colangelo comment about how he hoped Terrence Ross would have got more playing time in the pre-season.

RaptorBlog Radio: Rock Bottom? | RaptorBlog

What’s next for the Raptors? | Toronto Sun

Bottom line is the Raptors are in a mess and whatever the decision-makers — and we’re not even sure where that power lies right now — decide to do, really no one can feel safe at this point.

Is Bob McCown Right On The Toronto Raptors? | Toronto Sports Media

McCown “These guys built this team, they’ve already committed to this group and it’s not working”
Armstrong “what’s the alternative? you are going to promote an assistant…..
McCown “No, I’d promote Butch Carter”

Raptors limp home after dismal road trip | Globe and Mail

After playing 15 of their first 22 games on the road, the Raptors will play five of their next six, and 11 of their next 15, in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre.

Brooklyn at Toronto | CBSSports

Coincidence or not, the Brooklyn Nets are in the midst of their worst stretch of the season while Brook Lopez nurses an injury. The struggling Toronto Raptors are dealing with their own woes, and they’ll be without at least suspended forward Amir Johnson on Wednesday night when each team looks to snap a five-game losing streak in Canada.

Raptors using Bargnani as trade bait |

The Toronto Raptors are reportedly using Andrea Bargnani as trade bait, but no one seems to be interested thus far and there is good reason for that.

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