Doug Smith hosted a live Q&A to talk Raptors as they prepare to open their 2007-08 NBA season at home against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Q&A is over, thanks for your questions. Hit Refresh to get the newest version and scroll down for the latest questions.
Hello, ladies and germs,
Just got done at shootaround here in the quiet of the ACC, no news of any significance to report, Sam Dalembert said his foot's okay and he should play; Sam Mitchell's not sure how long he can stretch out Chris Bosh's minutes tonight but other than that, nothing earth-shattering.
Got questions for Friday's Mail Bag? Bring ‘em on
Q: Hey Doug, with the new season starting tonight, like every Raptors fan I can't wait to get started and watch the Raptors make all the U.S. writers look silly when it comes to their predictions on Toronto's team. My question is for everyone that's going to be celebrating at the ACC tonight, is there anything special going on? Anything you know of for the first 10,000 fans or anything like that? Great job and thanks as always!
Luke C., North York
A: Far as I've heard, there's nothing extra special planned; the Atlantic Division banner has already been raised, there are no rings to give out. You'll get the usual hoopla, I presume somebody (Chris Bosh?) will say something pre-game and there's sure to be new intro music.
But other than that, the usual sensory overload NBA experience.
Q: Hi Doug, I am curious if the Tuesday “Nothin' but Net” piece is on a one-week hiatus or if you're new blog has taken made that piece obsolete. My 2 cents are to keep the Tuesday/Friday pieces as they were. You had a great thing going and it would be a shame to lose them to a simple blog (as great as a blog can be).
Bill Logan, Toronto