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Since my memories of Alomar are fuzzy, I'll say that Halladay is the best Blue Jay of my lifetime*
Roy Halladay was one hell of a pitcher. Not the last couple of years, but for a decade or so, few were on his level.
Press conference expected later in day today barring any snags.
Also, a non-trade thought: we’re done with the Amir off the bench nonsense, right?
Say this about Kings: They bought low on Gay. In Jan, Raps gave up two future assets (Boss, 2nd) and flex. Kings: just flex.
Don't expect the Lowry/Hayes/Patterson reunion to be a long one.
Ujiri will stay busy as right now Raptors have improved/balanced offence. worse defensively/on boards, but better overall than want to be.
Just got back to Toronto
Len bias documentary..
Last Jan. Ed Davis, DeRozan's best friend and godfather to his child traded. Tonight Rudy Gay, Kyle Lowry's BF and godfather to son dealt.
I liked: “Tanks for nothing, Rudy” but that cover will do.
Raptors add two Kentucky products in Patterson and Hayes. Head coach Dwane Casey and Jamaal Magloire also have Kentucky ties
Am I only one who thinks Kobe was selfish/egotistical rushing back? Looked awful; probably cost Lakers a win. Take another month.
Masai should focus on gathering future firsts -- 15,16,17 etc. Great assets to have as a team grows ...'14 probably over-priced now.
Good night, LA. Can't wait for this red-eye flight to Toronto. Ugh. Oh...and the snow that'll be waiting for us too! See ya folks.
Before I leave LA...my thoughts on Gay deal: TOR got legit back up (starting?) PG, front court depth & financial flexibility. Good overall
Think the Raptors ran more pick and rolls tonight than rest of season combined. News flash, works pretty well even without Stockton/Malone
I really like Amir Johnson ... But maybe Masai should make a few calls tonight to see if he could land a draft pick or two for him ...
Seriously: A+ stuff from Amir and Kyle tonight. DeMar wasn't too far behind. Fun (?) to watch.
Masai, wielding nightstick: "Kyle — love your work. Three years, 36 million sound cool? It's yours in July. Now, bring me your knee."
Just catching up on Lakers-Raptors -- why did Lakers give the crappy, limpy guy on the 10-day contract Kobe's jersey?
Raps about to win. Cue fan panic.
If they don't watch out, the Raptors will be leading the Atlantic again in a week.
Masai better trade Lowry ASAP
Haven’t seen him grab one I don’t think, but Ross has been going way over the rim all night in search of offensive rebounds
Doesn’t mean they’ll be giving guys away. Just open for business.
As I noted in that piece, nobody’s safe anymore. Ujiri willing to deal anybody for right return. No more untouchables.
Ujiri: "Amir, your ankles have been surprisingly strong this year." Amir: "Yeah. It's great." Ujiri: "Don't you find that odd? I do."
It's funny watching Mike D'Antoni get angry when his team plays shoddy defence. I mean, it's not like he teaches it.
Since that tweet about the five bench points, the Raps have got nine more from its bench.
Julyan Stone with the tomahawk jam. Yeah, he's starting to look comfortable.
As this is Kobe's night (we kind of forgot), he has five points in 21 minutes so far.
The Raps bench has five points, three of them came on the buzzer-beating heave from behind centre by Terrence Ross at the end of the first.
Lakers on a nice little run there to finish off the third quarter and cut the lead to five.
Solid tank lineup here for your Raptors.
Amir Johnson has scored twice as many points as anyone else in the game tonight.
Lowry getting on Valanciunas again. It's tough love but it's going to pay off eventually.
No rich trade history between Kings-Raps: Christie for Corliss Williamson; Solomon for POB; James Johnson for a 2nd … that’s it.
Career high in points for Amir with that bucket. He has 27.
6-0 Raptors run coming out of the half: Lowry goes coast to coast in transition; Amir is 11-14 from the field and DeRozan is cherry picking
Not only is Amir scoring out of his mind, he has held Pau Gasol to 3-of-11 shooting for six points.
Patterson’s really regressed everywhere this year, except maybe with his rebounding. He’s got talent though.
Vasquez has shot a bit better than usual this year, but assist percentage and usage way down. Not sure what’s happened to Patterson ...
Johnson is 10-for-13 from the field for that game-leading 23 points. He's been a volume scorer every game this trip.
Last tweet wasn't mean to disparage Landry. His shot is not back yet. That's obvious. But he does other things many others don't.
Tonight could be the night Amir Johnson surpasses his career high 26 points as he currently stands at 23 with a second half to play.
To sum up my thoughts on the trade: You can’t win if you don’t play. Raptors were going nowhere the way they were. At least might be now
Fields is 0-for-5 as Rudy's replacement. I'll just throw that out there.
Amir's career high for points in a game is 26. He's already at 23 and we're still 2:39 from the half.
"This is MY town." - Amir Johnson
Amir "better off the bench" Johnson.
You can't stop Amir Johnson. You can only hope to contain him.
Expect to see a lot more Terrence Ross after this deal.
DeMar hits 5,000 career points in his home town. Very nice and well deserved.
Q2 starts with Kobe on the bench still. He played 7 min in Q1 ... going scoreless.
Raps up 30-20 after a quarter assuming the Ross three counts. Amir, who has been on fire of late, leads all scorers with 13.