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When the dust settled on the 2013 NBA Draft, one-time 2012 Lottery prospect Myck Kabongo remained undrafted, leading many Raptors fans to both hope and assume that the Raps would take a look at the Canadian point guard product.

Well perhaps it’s no coincidence then that on Friday, the Raptors reportedly decided to decline the $1,567,500┬áteam option for 2013-14 on John Lucas III’s contract.

Of course, the move could have as much to do with the team trying to get under the luxury tax threshold as it has to do with anything point guard depth related, and there are surely other point guards Masai Ujiri could have his eye on to shore up that depth, but with Kabongo’s name out there, it’s at least worth a discussion.

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UPDATE: Since I published this, Kabongo has reportedly joined Miami’s Summer League roster. For what it’s worth though, while the Heat may now have an inside track on signing the GTA product, I don’t believe this actually affects his official free agent status.

Toronto Raptors v Los Angeles Lakers

I hate that I love you, Kobe.

The Raptors blew yet another double-digit fourth quarter lead, Kobe Bryant killed the Raptors for the umpteenth time in his career, Dwane Casey mismanaged his rotation and Rudy Gay threw up brick after brick after brick, as Toronto fell to the Lakers in overtime. The Raptors still haven’t beaten the Lakers on the road since 2001, they fall to 2-14 all-time against the Lakers at Staples Center and they have yet to win a season series with the Lakers…like, ever.

Here are some thoughts on a game that exemplified the Raptors’ 2012-13 season in one completely predictable fourth quarter meltdown…

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Toronto Raptors v Milwaukee Bucks

It was already unlikely, but with an overtime loss in Milwaukee on Saturday night, the Raptors’ chances of making a run at the Eastern Conference’s eighth seed virtually went out the window.

Here are some thoughts on the game…

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Toronto Raptors v Cleveland Cavaliers

The Raptors’ starters jumped out to a big lead in Cleveland, watched the second unit piss it away, then failed to recover the lead the rest of they way, as Toronto’s season may very well have come to an end with a disappointing loss on Wednesday night.

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Washington Wizards v Toronto Raptors

The Wizards have now won three straight and seven of their last nine after Monday’s win in Toronto. They came into this game fresh off wins over Denver and Houston so there was no reason for any Raptors player to be taking this team lightly. Unfortunately, Toronto’s best player had a very indifferent approach to this game and as a result…

Wizards 90, Raptors 84

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