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April 27, 2015 Updates

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

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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