I’ll keep this short. WalkingBootGate comes to an end with the announcement that Jonas Valanciunas suffered a calf strain while taking part in a voluntary team workout, and that while a timetable for his return isn’t known, the injury is not believed to be serious.

Nothing foot-related or ankle-related, so I suppose that’s always good news, but let’s remember that it was a calf strain that kept another seven-footer, Andrea Bargnani, out for half the season last year, so I say give Jonas all the rest he needs and then some. We’ve waited this long to see him take the floor in Toronto, I can wait a little longer if it means his debut is at 100 per cent.

Okay, now everybody breathe…