After missing his third game of the month Saturday against the Knicks with back pain, Dwane Casey says the Raptors, nine games out of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, may consider playing it safe and shutting their leading scorer down for Toronto’s 12 remaining games.
According to ESPN:
Rudy Gay on Saturday missed his third game this month with back problems, and Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey said he assumes the organization will discuss shutting the team’s leading scorer down.
Gay was getting therapy Saturday, and Casey said any decision could be based on how he responds to that.
“I would say that it’s something that will be talked about sooner rather than later,” Casey said.