Rasho's back, and so, sort of, is Garbo
Rasho Nesterovic will be back in the Raptors starting lineup tonight.
In a move that will shift Andrea Bargnani back onto the bench, the veteran centre returns from a six-game absence thanks to a sprained ankle to face the Memphis Grizzlies tonight at the Air Canada Centre.
"Yep, he’ll start," coach Sam Mitchell said this morning.
On Tuesday after practice, Mitchell laid out his reasons for making the switch.
“Mostly you want guys to come off the bench (as) energy guys and you want to put him (Nesterovic) out there right after the warm-up," said the coach. "Andrea's still young so he's still got the body and mental attitude to come off the bench."
No talking allowed
Garbo’s here. And like that other great Garbo, he wants to be left alone.
Walking, or hobbling actually, with the aid of crutches, injured Raptor power forward Jorge Garbajosa was at shootaround Wednesday morning at the Air Canada Centre.
But it’s going to be a little while before anyone hears what he thinks about this whole other surgery thing.
With insurance issues still to be cleared up – and any time anyone deals with insurance companies that might have to fork out millions of dollars, it’s a dicey situation – Garbo’s been told to not offer any comment.
It’s easy to understand why he, or the team, won’t talk about specifics of his injury or what’s ahead. He’ll have to examined by insurance company doctors who’ll offer their opinion on his ankle, leg and when it all went bad. Then, there are sure to be negotiations, or maybe heated discussions, on who pays who how much.