Here's audio from Dwane Casey, Amir Johnson, DeMar DeRozan, and Kyle Lowry talking about Toronto's win against Golden State.
Mark Jackson explained Jermaine O'Neal's passport issues, Steph Curry playing great at Madison Square Garden, Toronto playing at a high level on both ends of the court, and he gave Dwane Casey props for the defensive culture he has established.
Dwane Casey gave an impressive scouting report on Stephen Curry, what Toronto will take from what Chicago used last week against Golden State and he explained why Toronto's bigs need to step up today against Golden State.
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Game Notes, Quotes and a Podcap from Toronto's triple overtime loss to Washington.
Otto Porter Jr talked with enduring some frustrations during his rookie season in the NBA, how assistant coach Ryan Saunders is helping him grow as a player, learning from vets and how he’s staying ready in case an injury opens up playing time for him.
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Dwane Casey talked about the challenge in giving rookies minutes in the NBA, admitted that giving Jonas Valanciunas and Terrence Ross minutes has been tough at times and talked about the veterans in Toronto's locker room who help guide the younger players on the roster.
Randy Wittman talked about Otto Porter's struggle to get on the court this season, the option of sending two of Washington's rookies to the D-League and how the addition of some veterans to the roster this month will help solidify the team for a push for a spot in the playoffs.
* There’s no doubt Jameer Nelson is the heart, voice and leader in Orlando’s locker room. His voice was constantly booming through the locker room during pre-game media availability and he appears to be highly respected by all of his teammates. Great example of what a veteran should look and sound like on a [...]
The Toronto Raptors are caught in a tug of war between playing for the present and paving the way for future success.
Victor Oladipo talked with me about adjusting to playing point guard, balancing between being a scorer and distributor and learning from a veteran like Jameer Nelson.
Dwane Casey talked with the media about Jason Collins signing with the Brooklyn Nets, if the Toronto Raptors have a locker room that would be open to a gay player and how players and coaches have become open to the idea of a gay teammate.
* Dwight Buyucks was on the court nearly three hours before the opening tip working with Jama Mahlalela. Impressive work ethic. Dwane Casey is always stressing the importance of being ready to go even when it doesn’t look like there will be minutes and Buyucks is doing just that.
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Tyler Zeller chatted with me about North Carolina's win over Duke last night, getting more minutes this month and Cleveland's six-game winning streak.
Just when it seemed like the 2014 NBA Trade Deadline would pass with a fizzle the Indiana Pacers dropped a bomb that might have changed the landscape in the Eastern Conference. McNeill and Cheel talked about Indiana's monster trade, the Cavaliers and Lakers not being logical, remorse for Thaddeus Young and bunch more.
Dwane Casey, Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas chatted with the media after Toronto's loss to Chicago.
When Sam Mitchell was coaching the Toronto Raptors he used to joke with the media that playing time is like oxygen for NBA players. Well, for D.J. Augustin, he's getting plenty of oxygen in Chicago and it's working out well for him and the Bulls.
Tom Thibodeau talked with the media about Toronto’s improved defence since the trade with the Sacramento Kings and gave a pretty detailed scouting report on the Raptors.
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Dwane Casey talked with the media tonight about being happy with the roster he currently has and about not wanting Masai Ujiri to make any trades this week.
The present and future look great in Toronto but it might be fool’s gold.
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I was able to join Ben Ennis tonight on The Fan 590 to chat about Dwane Casey's future with the Toronto Raptors, if the team should trade Kyle Lowry, what appears to be a relatively easy stretch of games coming up for the Raptors and if Patrick Patterson should continue to start once Amir Johnson is healthy enough to return to the court.
Monty Williams doesn’t want to a player’s buddy, pal or friend. He has an old school mentality and his coaching philosophy that has been molded by working with or playing for ornery coaches like Gregg Popovich, Larry Brown, Nate McMillan and Pat Riley.
Dwane Casey has made the defensive end a focus this season, but during Toronto’s recent road trip where the team went 2-3, there were noticeable signs of slippage.
Dwane Casey on the sluggish play in the second and fourth quarter, Patrick Patterson about adjusting to starting, Tyler Hansbrough on giving team a spark in his limited minutes, Kyle Lowry on the importance of winning the next few games heading into the all-star break and DeMar DeRozan talked about the need to protect home court.