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Raptors Roll Call Nov 13 vs Clippers

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The ‘ain’t no reason to sleep on this team’ edition. Banks – he was seen working on his tan behind the bench. Bargnani – if I told you he had 1 rebound in 33 minutes, would you be surprised? The guy rebounds as well as a bag of water thrown at a brick wall. Belinelli… Read more »

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Raptors Roll Call Nov 11th vs Chicago

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The ‘Chuck Swirsky? Who’s next? The usher from section 101?’ edition. Banks – you ever watch Finding Nemo? You know that school of fish that swam behind the stars of the film? Well, if you used the Raptors as a real-life version of that school of fish, Banks would be the seaweed in the distance…. Read more »

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Raptors Roll Call vs San Antonio – Nov 9

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The ‘yeah, well, evidently they are still better than us’ edition. Banks – more chance of this game taking place at the Alamo Dome than Banks seeing the floor. Bargnani – saw a little bit of all of his game tonight. Indifference, a rare block on a meaningful shot, his usual silky touch. His D… Read more »

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Roll Call Oct 15 vs Rockets

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The ‘shouldn’t we be beating teams like these’ edition. Banks – as badly as we played, he is in midseason form: DNP-CD. Bargnani – played well, not great. His long range game was off, but he looked like he was trying to concentrate on his spot on the floor a bit too much. But, better… Read more »

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Roll Call…Oct 11 vs Wizards

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The turkey time edition Banks – his worst game of the preseason, but he only saw the floor for 2 minutes. Still, that was enough to provide flashbacks (premonitions?). 3 fouls, 1 assist and providing a face to acid reflux. Bargnani – speaking of worst games of the preseason, Andrea was off tonight. His already… Read more »

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Roll Call…Oct 7 vs Philadelphia

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The well, at least the Yankees won edition Banks – considering what he had given us previously, he is already off to his best season in a Raptor uniform. Hustle, took a hard foul, talking on the floor. Has he played well enough to be the 10th man in the rotation? Bargnani – continued to… Read more »

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Roll Call…Oct 6 vs Philadelphia

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The we’ll get ‘em tomorrow edition… Banks – a few nice passes (including a nice alley-oop), hit a straightaway three, found DeRozan for a timely three, but committed some poor fouls. This isn’t saying much but this was probably his best game in a Raptors uniform. Bargnani – In the absence of Bosh and Hedo,… Read more »

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Next Up: Amir Johnson

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Ladies and gentlemen, the summer of doin’ work is officially over. BryCo, probably for the last time before the season starts, picked up the phone and turned nothing into something more then nothing…more or less. Amir Johnson (and some dude named Sonny Weems), of Detroit-Dumars fame, are the latest Raptors. The causalities: Roko “I hate… Read more »

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Defense on Trial

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The first of a mini-series examining the Raptor players, and how they stack up in regards to a particular facet of the game. In this case: Defense. The Starters Calderon You do a lot of running around, your arms are active, you’re always yelling, but not a whole lot of defense is going on. Amazing… Read more »