HoopsHype Dwane Casey rumors


April 24, 2015 Updates

In his latest motivational tactic, Casey looked at his players in the locker room before they broke practice Thursday and invited any who weren't going to Washington to compete at the highest level to step forward and he'd make a reservation for them at a nice restaurant and they could skip the trip and watch on TV. If this were high school, Casey would've substituted not getting on the charter aircraft with sending those not ready to fight back to the yellow bus. "Nobody stepped forward, so that means everyone is going to compete," Casey said. ESPN.com

April 20, 2015 Updates

Coach Dwane Casey scoffed at questions about Pierce winning the "psychological war." "I guess Paul has done it before, I'm sure it's been done before and he's got a championship, so I guess he's been successful at it," Casey said. "I haven't seen very many times where people talk themselves into a game ... again, if that's the way he feels, fine." The Star Phoenix

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Heard Dwane say after the game that they had a play set up out of a previous timeout, a high screen-roll they had run a possession or two before and that may not be their bread and butter go-to play (that’d be DeRozan curling off a side screen or taking a handoff from Amir Johnson on the left wing) but at least it’s something that might get the defence moving, create some sort of mismatch and get a good look. But then to hear post-game interviews with the players and listen to at least one of them (Amir) suggest that there was nothing called speaks to a missed communication that they simply can’t have. Toronto Star

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There were no moves for the Raptors at the trade deadline. They are going with the group they have and it will be up to them to fight through what Casey terms “this malaise.” “There’s no extra bodies coming through the door. It’s us. It’s on us as a group. We’ve got to figure out a way and the only way you do that is play through it, improve each game,” he said. Toronto Sun

February 19, 2015 Updates

“You can’t worry about that,” head coach Dwane Casey said when asked about the concern that a trade of any kind could upset what is a solid chemistry within the Raptors locker room. “Masai has got to make the decision as far as what’s going to make the team better and for us to continue to grow as a team,” Casey said before hinting at his wishes for the Raptors on trade deadline day. “You don’t want to sell the farm to win a series this year,” he said. “We’ve still got to look at the big picture. That’s the thought process going into the trade (deadline).” Toronto Sun

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Now, though, coaches and leading edge researchers are questioning the wisdom of the morning shootaround: As a coaching tool, it’s often redundant; it also disrupts much-needed sleep. “I was always raised to get eight hours of sleep as much as you could but in this league, it’s almost from a player’s standpoint, with travel. So we have to find the rest as many places as we possibly can,” said Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey, who began slowly eliminating morning shootaround’s from his team’s schedule two seasons ago. “We’re a little bit ahead of the curve . . . I was from the old school for a long time, but I’ve seen the benefits of having the later shootarounds,” said Casey. Toronto Star

January 2, 2015 Updates

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

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Asking current and former players and coaches which of the two is worse is like asking which method of medieval torture you'd prefer. "Back to backs," Raptors Coach Dwane Casey said. "It's harder on the body." A former NBA coach agreed. "If there were no back to backs, then there could be no four in five," the former coach said. "If they could limit the back to backs to five to seven per season, it would improve the quality of play over the long run." NBA.com

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