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Much thanks to my English teacher Katie. Made me improve every day.
Thanks teammates, coaches, Raptors' staff and the fans for the support. It was a good ice breaking to start NBA journey
Leaving Las Vegas. Great experience, increadible week. Not much fan of casinos though.
Voulez vous du beurre.....
Horrific officiating tonight, even by MLS standards. Not sure what they are watching.
My little man just keep me motivated man.. He just growing up right in front of me
Raptors depth, for now- PG: Lowry, Vasquez SG: DeRozan, Lou SF: Ross, JJ, Fields, Bruno PF: Amir, Patterson, Hansbrough C: JV, Hayes, (Bebe)
Back to Manila tonight for the 2nd time this summer. They are basketball crazy in the Philippines!
Not much $ to spend. Would likely be a depth big or 3rd PG. Raps could also leave it open through camp. Daniels still possible but unlikely
Again, Raptors expect Nogueira to be with the club this season, working on buyout with his team in Spain. Would have 1 more spot to fill
Raptors waive Dwight Buycks and Diante Garrett, as expected. Both non-guaranteed contracts. Roster stands at 13. Nogueira would make it 14
Did not count Daniels, whom the Raptors have not signed to a contract yet. Masai has mentioned him going overseas maybe.
If I were Masai, I'd probably leave the 15th spot open to see what need pops up. I'd also be significantly wealthier and better dressed.
I believe Diante Garrett has yet to get waived. If he is, and Bebe is brought on board, Raps will stand at 14, I do believe.
Good morning world.
Re last RT: No surprise there. Have been reporting throughout Buycks would be cut. Eight turnover game was just final nail.
Golf friends: Why does Ricky Fowler wear a hat that I believe was manufactured for The Great Gazoo?
McIlroy eagles two of final 3 holes, has 6-shot lead at Open; I'm guessing Sunday is a formality
Thank you Lord.
Watching Blue Bloods in my hotel room. VEGAS, BABY!
Interrupting my LVSL ennui, Bebe, Bruno and Daniels are now off to Vancouver to work out with Alex McKechnie.
I'm not sure they were actually credit cards. Just believe with me. It's better this way.
They're throwing credit cards into the stands here at summer league.
"They have the big guy back, LeBron James, but they might give up Alan Wiggins"- Buck Martinez
Does nothing matter or does everything matter? Asking for a friend.
So, what's new?
OH at summer league: "Where are you from?" "Los Angeles, California."
Not on the clock, and currently watching a kids game at halftime of Sixers-NBADL Summer League game. This is the nadir.
Scottie Wilbekin just threw a full-court alley-oop attempt that missed so badly it almost ricocheted back to him.
Primary knock on Bruno in SL: he often tried to do too much. Raptors can live with that, next step is to get him to hone in/get him stronger
Ups and downs for Bruno in SL, as expect but Raptors were pleasantly surprised with how involved he was in each game, impressed with his D
Final SL stats for Bruno: 11.4. pts (double figures in all 5 gms), 3.0 reb, 1.2 steals, 3.6 turnovers, 39% FG, 31% 3PT, 83% FT, 26.0 MIN
Raptors win their Summer League finale, 64-60, finish w/ record of 2-3 in Vegas. Daniels: 15 pts, 14 reb (6/15) Caboclo: 10 pts, 7 reb (3/9)
Topes win! (It's been a while.)
Best game of the summer for Canadian Myck Kabongo - 8 points, 3 assists, 1 steal, 4/8 FG in 23 minutes
Machado has played a SL-high 22 minutes today, as expected, but hasn't looked good (0/6 FG). Still think he's considered for 3rd PG gig
Double-double for DeAndre Daniels - 12 points, 10 rebounds (5/14 FG) in 26 minutes
Raptors up 52-44 after 3Q. SL high in rebounding for Daniels (9), Nogueira (8) and Caboclo (6). DeAndre & Bruno have 10 points apiece
"I feel like (just) being in the playoffs isn't enough to this group and they feel the same way.”
Lou Williams on he and Hawks. “For both sides moving forward, it wasn’t going to work.” Welcomes challenge in Toronto of winning a round.
This may have been Bruno's best two-way half of the summer. Excellent on D and aggressive offensively. All 7 pts in the paint or at FT line
Check out where Bruno steals the ball on this possession… it took him 3 dribbles to go coast-to-coast for the lay-up http://t.co/9RdNKekSCi
Raptors end the half on a 22-4 run, lead 36-27. DeAndre Daniels: 8 points, 8 rebounds (3/8 FG), Caboclo: 7 points, 2 steals (1/3) in 15mins
I'm back in Vegas, and went straight to a summer league game. Someone send me home.
Brazilian connection… Another nice pass from Bebe, finding Bruno for the lay-in. All 7 of Caboclo's pts have come in the paint or at line
Caboclo over-dribbling as shot clock expires, his 2nd turnover. Picks off pass on next possession & goes coast to coast for the layup
There it is… Raptors first assist comes after 13 minutes - Kabongo to Chris Daniels for the three
Good timing on another block from Nogueira. Raps still looking for their first assist, 12 minutes in
Another ugly Q for the Raps. They trail 18-12 after being held to 21% in the 1st. 0 ast/7 TOs. Bruno has 3 pts (1/3 FG), 1 stl, 1 blk
Amir was last player ever drafted straight out of high school. Lou did same in that draft as did Blatche, Monta, Bynum, Green, Webster, etc.
New Raptor Lou Williams says he knows Kyle Lowry, Amir Johnson and Tyler Hansbrough best. Played in McDonald’s game with Amir and Chops
Good to see Bruno looking to get to the rim today, had been settling for long J's. Not a big concern, will come w/ added strength/confidence
One thing Machado has going for him: he's developed a bond w/ Caboclo, has been helpful relaying info on/off court, fluent in both languages
Imagine Raps want to get a good look at Scott Machado today. Team has tossed around idea of adding 3rd PG. Buycks has not shown well in SL
Raptors are still scoreless 3 minutes into their SL finale. Be thankful this isn't being televised live
Raptors going with starting lineup of Bray, Machado, Caboclo, Daniels and Nogueira in Summer League finale vs Clippers
Didn't take long for Lou to channel Drizzy: "I've been on some teams that started from the bottom… and created some great opportunities"
Lou Williams on his role with Raptors: "Just come off the bench, bring a ton of energy and score the basketball"
Lou was in LA when he heard about the trade, knew his stay in ATL would be short lived, wasn't a good fit for him there. Excited to be in TO
Lou Williams feels playoffs just the start for this team. Have changed perception around league. Play hard, never quit. Fits well.
Vegas has both of the important things taken care of. http://t.co/KOnNEFVcd3
17 months removed from serious knee surgery, Lou Williams says he's feeling good. Close to 100%. Called last year the toughest of his career
Lou Williams said Toronto is a good fit. Likes that Casey often plays 2 small guards at a time. Used to workout with Lowry in Philly.
Raptors introducing Lou Williams this aft. ACC security guard: "Are you here for the press conference or the Katy Perry show?" Hmmmm...
Off to chat with newest Raptor Lou Williams. Should be a strong addition.