Nine new faces, and Sam Mitchell – just kidding at the end of that last post (at least for now) - seems intent on getting every one of them some camera time.
Nothing much in the result came as a surprise: The experienced, together, division-favoured Nets - everything the Raptors aren't - turned it up when they had to. The Raptors can’t defend. Joey Graham is lost. The new Euros are going to face a rough baptism in this more athletic, quicker, more one-on-one NBA game. The Raptors can’t defend. Chris Bosh is labouring after his halting preseason. The Raptors can’t defend.
But there was some brightness in there, too . . .