Reggie Evans' long-awaited Raptors debut may come a game earlier than expected.
Raptors head coach Jay Triano wasn't confirming anything Friday, but if Evans continues to progress the way he has the past couple of weeks, Triano said it was possible Evans regular-season debut could come Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers, his former club.
Triano likes to get his players going against their former teams -- he believes it's an extra motivator -- but the fact that Wednesday's game is against the Sixers is just an added bonus.
"He's doing more and more each time out," Triano said.
Triano likes the idea of getting the physical forward his first minutes before the all-star break, which should make the first game back after the break (which was his scheduled return) that much easier.
He's not going to get any arguments from Evans, who has been champing at the bit to get in a game.
A mid-foot sprain suffered during pre-season play has sidelined Evans the entire season thus far.