Dwane Casey Rumors
It will come as a surprise to no one who knows anything about Dwane Casey, that the Raptors coach’s wish list begins with defence and pretty much ends there. “For me, defensively, I have said this before, he has to continue to improve with his pick-and-roll defence and rim protection. All the things you want your big man to do,” Casey said. “JV can score. I don’t know if our offence is constituted for the him to get as many touches. We will probably have to do that more to get more points in the post. But mainly for him to take the next step for us is on the defensive end.”
Josh Lewenberg: A couple Raptors roster/rotation notes based on the depth chart I just tweeted (obviously a lot can change between now & opening night). 1) Raptors signed Sullinger with the intention of starting him at the 4. Not set in stone but it’s his job to lose, I’m told. Like last year, Patrick Patterson may end up playing bulk of PF mins but, rightly or wrongly, they believe he’s better suited coming off bench. 2) Lucas Nogueira is expected to get first crack at earning backup C mins, given experience, but leash wont be long. Jakob Poeltl could push him in camp.