Archive for the ‘Pre-season’ Category

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On an average night, Terrence Ross hitting a buzzer-beating three against the Knicks to push the game into double-overtime would have sent me into an euphoric frenzy, but when we’re talking about Game No. 6 of the pre-season, it’s hard to be emotionally invested.

Having said that, a 58-minute NBA game (Three-plus hours of real time) did take place at the Air Canada Centre on Monday night, and while it may not have counted for anything, I still have plenty of thoughts…

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With five of eight pre-season games in the books, here are a few thoughts and observations on the Raptors…

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The Raptors dropped a 101-89 decision to the Timberwolves on Wednesday night to fall to 1-1 in the pre-season, but the real story is that the exhibition campaign is already a quarter of the way done (Thank God).

Since the results and individual games don’t actually matter, I’ll just post some thoughts and observations on each player through two games.
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Intra-Squad Scrimmage Results


I didn’t actually get to see any of today’s intra-squad scrimmage and I can assure you that virtually nothing that happened in said game mattered, but nonetheless, here’s a boxscore from the exhibition contest for those interested:

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With training camp underway, an intrasquad game coming up this weekend and the pre-season now just days away, it’s time to take a look at the questions I’ll be hoping the next four weeks answer with regards to specifics about the Raptors’ roster.

To me, the pre-season is about staying healthy first and foremost, getting a good read on lineups and rotations and carving out indivual players’ roles. I couldn’t care less about what the Raptors record is when the exhibition season comes to an end on October 25, but I am hoping these five questions will be answered:

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