Dwane Casey Rumors

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McCollum will be the Blazers lone representative at NBA All-Star Weekend — after Lillard was not selected as a reserve last week — and the honor is well-deserved. He was already planning on being in Toronto for Player’s Union meetings and to do some media work, but this will be the first time McCollum is participating in All-Star weekend. “That young man has to be in the running for most improved (player award),” Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said. “To come from where he comes from. Again, he was a born scorer. He was a big time scorer in college, but kind of just finding his way here. Coach Stotts and his staff have done a great job of bringing him along and developing him. Where he is now is unbelievable.”
In the East, there was some unfounded speculation that the recent firing of Cavs coach David Blatt might prompt the league to pick the Raptors’ Dwayne Casey (whose team is second in the East with a record of 30-15). “In the East, the team with the best record and the coach of that team, according to our rules, the All-Star coach,” Silver said. “In this case, it’s Ty Lue, and he’s the coach. Remember, he was the associate head coach of the team, and every head coach in this league will tell you it’s not just him or her, it’s their entire staff, and that’s how rules work…There was no discussion about Dwane Casey becoming the coach of the East.”