In about two weeks the Raptors likely will decide on who will stick around as the 15th and final player on the roster.
Chris Wright was the early favourite Carlos Morais the late addition and Julyan Stone the wild card but of late Stone is making quite an impression on the coaching staff.
Stone a 6-foot-6 guard handled the ball extremely well on Monday during an intra-squad scrimmage at Casino Rama and also played his characteristically strong defence.
Though clearly not yet fully right Stone appears to have some of his explosiveness back as one sequence where he got to the basket after a series of crossover dribbles illustrated.
Considering his defensive bent it’s no surprise that head coach Dwane Casey likes Stone.
“Julyan Stone is a impressive multiple player. I don’t want to call him a point guard because he’s a 1-2-3 (point guard shooting guard and small forward) and probably could get away with guarding some small forwards” Casey said.
“He has been impressive at that pos...