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Raptors will hold a portion of training camp in Vancouver, practicing on Oct 3-4, facing Kings on Oct 5. They'll open camp in TO on Sept 29
Trying to think of a non-selfish angle to rip Raptors for not going away for entire week of training camp. Struggling.
Tony Dungy hasn't stopped talking yet? Like, he's still talking?
People are definitely saddened by the departure of King James in Miami. http://t.co/XorLqH4ziA
…TO BE EATEN!
It's a man-eat-dog world.
"We'll See: A Sports Website On The Internet Dedicated To The Fact That We Don't Know Anything."
I feel between Russia, plane catastrophes and Gaza, CNN probably shouldn't have to panic and press the let's-eat-dogs button.
Just told my brother he did a B- job. We're a pretty good family. B-.
Hug a Canadian today. We're really soft, so we need your love.
As a fan of chaos, I hope Love goes to the Bulls.
Bad morning world.. Bad morning.
I would be quite OK with an annual Raptors trip to B.C. (though teams back there and Seattle would be even better
McKechnie hopes Raptors will hold future camps there as well.
Raptors will announce more details about training camp shortly. Part of it will be at Alex McKechnie's fancy new facility in Burnaby
“… and if that is the only thing you have to teach him, you have an easy job … I just think that's a bogus statement," CarlEnglish said.
"I think Wiggins gets put out because he's not always super aggressive, but the kid is extremely talented ...
Morey, Presti, Hennigan, McDonough in NBA since 2007, now Dubas, 28, gets plum NHL job with Maple Leafs.
If this goes down, does everyone have to immediately halt all current and future Flip and Babcock jokes?
As if that proposed Love deal isn’t enough of a heist for Wolves, they’d also unload bad contracts? Baffling.
Should be noted that English and Estudiantes might not have parted on best of terms, hence Bebe comment.
"I felt (Estudiantes) didn't put in enough time with him and I feel if he gets with the right coaches and staff here, he has a good upside."
Carl English played with Bebe Nogueira at Estudiantes. Said offence needs work, "but from a defensive standpoint, he can be very good."
"Maybe we're picking on the young players before they've had a chance. We've been through a Summer League and they're young.” Triano
Triano also said Canada’s depth will help get NBA teams on board. Won’t be wearing out their guys. Lots of minutes spread around.
Triano said long-term, Canada will use depth and athleticism to play high pressure defence and rotate lots of guys. Stay fresh/aggressive
Andrew Nicholson said he is “going back to basics” trying to get back to solid rookie form. More time in post, etc. Magic deep up front now
It should be noted that the best Canadian song of all time is actually the CBC Olympic theme song.
Not Donaghy bad, but why give Whitlock radio time here?
Shanahan: “I believe we have people in our organization who maybe have been afraid of certain words & certain information." Ah, Leafs.
What has a better ring: The Kyle Dubas Era or The David Booth Era?
With Andrew Wiggins & Anthony Bennett both targets in possible Kevin Love deal; no surprise they aren't w Canadian national team summer
What makes sense in all of this is Wolves leaking that offer to try to get Klay/other big bids for Love. Nothing else does to me.
It’s like James Dolan took over the Cavs and decided he had to have something. I really don’t get it.
I must be missing something. Who are Cavs bidding against, why is offer so huge? No Klay from Dubs vs. 2 great defenders from Bulls?
We’ll know sometime this week site of FIBA Americas Oly qualifying next year. Mexico strong favourite for men, Edmonton for women.
Which leads me to believe that is not actually an offer on table. It doesn’t just trump the rival offers, it might be triple the value
I don’t believe Wolves are ones holding up a Wiggins deal if offer really is Bennett and at least one future No. 1 for guy that is bailing?
In doing so they've dedicated themselves to basketball in a way most American players don't have to at that age. If thats not motivation...
Fact Whitlock may be overlooking: most Canadian players leave their families/friends/lives/country as teenagers to attend prep schools in US
Dubas said he hasn't talked with Randy Carlyle yet. Take that for what it's worth. I don't know if it means anything.
"People, they can’t really say what that truly means, other than one team’s winning and one team’s losing.” - Dubas on culture change
Meanwhile, new Leafs AGM Kyle Dubas told us something I've been dying to here re: culture change...
Straight from the Whitlock playbook: preface your baseless comments with "NBA people believe" and you can say whatever you want
Does anyone really truly give a rat's ass what Jason Whitlock thinks of Canada. Biggest. Yawn. Ever.
Successfully bailed from the ACC before the hockey takeover
".... But when the game is on the line, I never see him turn away. I always see him turn it up.” 2/2
More Nash on AW: "Yeah, there are times where we’d all like to see him show a little bit more alpha male…." 1/2
Nash on Wiggins: "His athleticism isn’t in question. They’re worrying about his motivation and desire. It’s good for him. He’ll overcome it.
Carl English also dismissed the negative talk about Canadians, and Wiggins in particular.
Steve Nash on Whitlock: "it's a wonderful sweeping generalization."
Triano dismisses Canadian softness talk. Mentions Nash, Thompson, Sacre. Says, "maybe we'll have to drop the gloves a bit on trip."
Anthony Bennett and Tyler Ennis at Canadian camp http://t.co/uulXYPciCv
Anthony Bennett and Tyler Ennis in the house at canada basketball practice today. Not heading to Europe with team.
Andrew Nicholson on Whitlock's comments: "I don't agree with that at all. If we didn't have the will, we wouldn't be here."
Tyler Ennis and Anthony Bennett are indeed in building. Not working out though, just putting in an appearance
NHL continues to catch up to things NBA has been doing recently (or since Morey, really). Hiring extremely young, promising execs
The Leafs appear to be more or less as on top of the concept of timing as the Sacramento Kings.
The new Leafs assistant GM is good. He twice retweeted my stories. That's how I know.
Anyway, "consider the source" remains if not the golden rule, the bronze rule of journalism/life.
I simply refuse to believe Jason Whitlock said something lazy and unfounded about a large group of people.
Thank you Lord for waking us up this morning..