The Raptors were never able to bridge a need for more offence with the rigid defensive play they delivered in 2011-2012. The Raptors jacked scoring by 7.1 points a game in 2012-2013 but backslid defensively in allowing 8.6 points per game more than the previous season. The Raptors fell from ninth to 14th in points allowed.
Casey said he and Ujiri are hunting for veterans or young players who can make the Raptors tougher to play against
and said personnel changes are being made among his assistants to reflect the renewed priority of defence.