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April 27, 2015 Updates

Initial indications, though, suggest that Casey will indeed be back next season, according to the latest whispers on the Toronto grapevine. The fact Ujiri scheduled his end-of-season press conference for Tuesday, instead of taking an extra week to evaluate things like Sam Presti did in Oklahoma City, would also seem to bode well for Casey. ESPN.com

Michael Grange: Casey: I expect to be back ... our staff did a heckuva job working with the players every day. We have nothing to be ashamed of ... Twitter @michaelgrange

The bigger elephant in the room is the status of head coach Dwane Casey. He signed a three-year extension worth roughly $11.25 million last May that would carry him through the 2016-17 season; however, the final year of that deal is a team option. So in essence the Raptors owe Casey one more fully guaranteed year, which likely means his status as a head coach gets looked at too. Like the Pelicans, the Raptors have some soul searching to do, mainly because the postseason exposed the numerous flaws of the team all in one neat little four-game package. Basketball Insiders

Eric Smith: "We're not far away at all." -- DeRozan. Adds it's a piece or two that's needed; maybe a vet piece or two. #RTZ #Raptors Twitter @Eric__Smith

Paul Pierce tormented the Raptors all series – from “It” to a huge Game 1 to “That’s why I’m here!” So, once the Wizards completed their sweep of Toronto, Pierce sure wasn’t stopping. He took aim at his old friend Drake, whose last album was “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late:” Paul Pierce: Drake a fool lol NBCSports.com


Nasty break-up and all, Air Canada is the best thing that ever happened to the Toronto Raptors.


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