Source: Doug Smith's BlogHere’s one thing to think about with the Raptors if, as expected, this lockout drags into the late part of August.
Which player might be the guy to arrange workouts for he and his teammates?
I wonder, actually, if that guy exists?
On some teams, it’ll be the old grizzled veteran who puts together a weekend- or week-long get together for the majority of his team and the harsh truth is, the Raptors don’t have that guy.
Sure, DeRozan and maybe Sonny (who is likely leaving) and Ed Davis might get together and hang out (Amir’s coming off surgery or he’d be the fourth Mousketeer) but as for the one guy who’ll host a session for the majority of the team?
There isn’t one.
Not that it’s hugely critical to whatever happens next season but it’s a nice thing for a team to do when there’s nothing that can be arranged by the franchise and it speaks a bit to where this roster is and one of its needs.