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January 5, 2015 Updates

Raptors coach Dwane Casey said Sunday night it’s that impossible to define the characteristic that made the six-foot-two Brampton product so wanted. “He has that Pied Piper mentality,” Casey said of Ennis. “(He’s) not the most talented of all the point guards I’ve seen over the years, but just has that knack of getting where he wants to go, of moving the ball (and), like any other young kid, he’s got to get better defensively. “I don’t know what’s going on here, but that was our view if him at that time.” Toronto Star

January 3, 2015 Updates
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Doug Smith: According to #raptors, Landry Fields passed all tests and will play tonight, adjust your lives accordingly Twitter @SmithRaps

But these days Patterson, while still a deadly scorer, is getting as much praise for his defence as he is for his offence. “Patrick has been a godsend defensively, especially among our bigs,” Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said Thursday following practice at St. Ignatius High School in San Francisco, one-time home to San Diego Chargers great Dan Fouts. Toronto Sun

DeRozan has no idea when that will be — or at least if he does, he’s not saying — but he sounds close. To watch him workout or walk you would not know he is just over a month removed from a severe groin strain which in doctor speak is actually a torn adductor longus tendon. It’s not just the first serious injury of DeRozan’s professional career, it’s the first serious injury he’s ever had playing basketball. In the five NBA seasons before this one, DeRozan missed a total of 11 games. Two of those DNP’s were because his coaches chose to rest him. Toronto Sun

January 1, 2015 Updates

The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday they have recalled forward Bruno Caboclo (cuh-BO-clo) from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League. Caboclo appeared in three games with Fort Wayne, averaging 4.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 13.0 minutes. He tallied 13 points, seven rebounds and two blocks in 20 minutes in his first game December 27 at Iowa. NBA.com

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Josh Lewenberg: Fields (concussion) will miss his 4th straight game tonight in Denver, Raps say. James Johnson has filled in admirably, should start again Twitter @JLew1050

December 27, 2014 Updates
December 26, 2014 Updates

Marriage did that to him. But fatherhood — that changed everything. “He’s done more for me than I’ve done for him,” he said of his son. “He’s a bigger influence on my life. It’s made me more of a man. It’s made me more of a grown-up. It’s made me more mature. It’s made me understand that life is bigger than just basketball and being mad about things. I’ve spent a lot of my life being mad. I’m never mad (anymore). Off the court, I’m never mad. On the court, that’s a different story. “I don’t know why I was like I was. I was always mad. Things don’t always go your way. You make mistakes. You make them out to be bigger than they are. You build them up. At the end of the day, you’re mad, then you’re mad at yourself. It’s no way to be. “The last two years have been a very peaceful, very happy time. I’ve never been more stable. I’ve never been more understanding.” Toronto Sun

December 25, 2014 Updates

The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday they have assigned forward Bruno Caboclo (cuh-BO-clo) to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League. Caboclo will continue to be included on the Raptors’ roster and will remain on the team’s inactive list. He is expected to be in uniform for the Mad Ants on Saturday when they face the Iowa Energy in Des Moines, Iowa (8 p.m. ET). NBA.com

December 23, 2014 Updates
December 22, 2014 Updates

Dalembert claimed he was the recipient of a Valanciunas elbow earlier in the game and was simply trying to break free of his opponent’s hold. Under NBA rules, the league reviews flagrant-2 infractions for possible suspensions. “I did see the replay,’’ Dalembert told The Post while mingling with his Canadian relatives. “Honestly, if I really wanted to hit him, he wouldn’t be playing right now. He was holding my arms. I kept mentioning that. Actually he was the one who elbowed me in the first half. He kept holding me, I said, ‘Stop holding my arms,’ and I made that sudden movement and I actually hit him.’’ New York Post

Dalembert said there was talk about the Knicks sending the tape to the NBA to attempt to reverse the call. “He was a little exaggerating,’’ Dalembert said. “Maybe the way it looked on TV wasn’t what it was. If I really hit him, he’d be really like …’’ Dalembert recently lost his starting job, but coach Derek Fisher started him to open the second half. The Knicks already were depleted with Amar’e Stoudemire taking another “recovery day’’ and not making the trip. “I was upset,’’ Dalembert said. “It was the first time in my career I got kicked out. I didn’t like the fact … I didn’t try to do anything intentionally. We were all physical down there.’’ New York Post

December 21, 2014 Updates

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