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Thinking of changing Twitter bio to "eternally hungry for validation." But I'm on Twitter, so it's pretty much implied. (Plz RT)
Raptors were talking up Nikola Vucevic and challenge Valanciunas will have. Still, JV 13.7/11/62% against him last year vs. 16.3/8/54%
Also with Burks, I think we know a bit more about what Terrence Ross is going to eventually get. I’d estimated about $10M/per for Ross
Alec Burks is now making more money than DeMar DeRozan. I like Burks a lot as a player, but, he did well.
Wheels up to Orlando..
What a backhanded winner by Milos. He serves for match now against Federer on Sportsnet One.
Checking in to an unexpected surprise. I guess the Wizards weren't thirsty. http://t.co/phDkIheIcB
Good morning world
As for LeBron/Cavs opening-night loss, we knew it was going to take some time. Big opportunity for Raptors & Bulls to get head start in East
Going to be very tough for OKC to tread water in loaded West for however long KD/Russ are out. Raps host whatever's left of the Thunder Tues
Can't take anything for granted in pro sports, things change in a heartbeat. Wasn't long ago Durant & Westbrook both seemed indestructible
How is it that Sebastien Telfair is on my TV?
I am clearly not whacked out crazy enough to be a bajillionaire. I apologize to my heirs.
Westbrook is playing like he is trying to prove he's right every possession. It's amazing.
Now on to the main event: Russell Westbrook just generally being a terror.
It does look like Kevin Love and LeBron will mesh well, offensively at least.
Have the Raptors clinched first in the Eastern Conference yet?
Analytics doesn't approve of the mid-range game; but it's crucial at crunch time.
Which end of the triangle was that, Melo? Damn.
What's amazing about the recent superteam era is the Celtics starting 20-2 in 07-08. Made it look easy.
I'm all in on David Blatt perturbed facial expressions.
Quincy Acy's a good dude. Was happy to see a couple of Toronto reporters the other day in Montreal. Hard worker and it's paying off.
Knicks have a lot of -- 'oh, that's where they play now' - guys on their roster.
Can't believe it's been 11 years since I covered Carmelo-vs-LeBron as rookies.
Memo to MLSE; buy that gigantitron scoreboard they have in Cleveland for the ACC, like tomorrow. Wow.
LRT: you'd have to be nuts not to live the NBA
When a crisis management firm decides your crisis is too bad for them to handle, well, you're probably in a bad spot.
Nevermind: Of the eight HS players picked in the 05 draft, six are still in league. Two exceptions: Bynum, Blatche, who both get paid.
Well, minus Andrew Bynum, who would be in the league if he were healthy.
Is Amir too savvy, 10 years in, to try in pre-season? Casey: “That’s probably part of it. He’s fooling old coach. He fooled me.”
Hansbrough, by the way, seems to have really opened up. Was noticeably more personable/reflective in a chat we had today. More to come
DeRozan ranked the three funniest Raptors. Had himself in the top spot. Amir and Hansbrough rounded it out, in that order
DeMar on Hansbrough: "He's another one that's funny as s***. It dont seem like he is but he's top 3 funniest dudes on the team. Seriously"
More DeMar on Amir: "He don't try to be that funny but he's that funny. He's our heart & soul but he acts like a 17-year-old sometimes"
DeMar on Amir: "Y'all know Amir like we know him. He's funny as s***. You hang around Amir all day your going to have the time of your life"
Two directives from Coach Casey the Raptors met: Hit first. Hawks praised them for being more physical. Attack the rack: 33-17 edge at line.
Amir Johnson, arguably Toronto’s best player Wednesday, took 15 shots. He only attempted that many four times last season.