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With the most hyped and eventful Media Day in franchise history now behind us, I thought I’d share some notes and quotes from various players and others from Monday.

Before we get to the players, here are a few notes from Tim Leiweke’s post-presser scrum as well as Masai Ujiri’s and Dwane Casey’s scrums. Sorry, no Drizzy

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Toronto Raptors v Boston Celtics

An NBA player celebrating a birthday isn’t exactly a story, but if there’s one Raptor whose birthday is worth writing about, it’s probably Amir Johnson, who turned 26 years young last week. Amir has been heralded as a “young veteran” given the fact that as the last high schooler drafted into the NBA, he’s already played eight seasons at that tender age of just 26.

To put that in perspective, he’s only 10 months older than Stephen Curry.

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Toronto Raptors v Chicago Bulls

The Raptors scored 100 points for the first time in 10 games and barely hung on against a severely shorthanded Bulls team to reach the 30-win plateau for the first time in three years.

Hooray for slightly less futile futility!

The Raps were in cruise control for the majority of the night before narrowly escaping an all too familiar fourth quarter meltdown in what was a pretty ugly finish.

Now here are some thoughts on the game…

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Toronto Raptors v Chicago Bulls

Terrence Ross converts an and-one, a courtside photographer’s camera ends up on the floor, and naturally, Amir Johnson picks it up and proceeds to take some professional photos of his teammates…

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Jose Calderon and the Pistons took advantage of a lazy fourth quarter effort from the Raptors, spoiling Rudy Gay’s great game and officially eliminating Toronto from post-season contention in the process.

Here are some thoughts on the game…

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