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I guess every now and then going to a morning shootaround isn't such a bad idea.
We've just been dutifully informed that the Raptors may be without both Jason Kapono and Jermaine O'Neal for the New Year's Eve game with the Nuggets.
Kapono's got a right quadriceps contusion (fancy way to say a leg bruise) and he'll be a game time decision; O'Neal's over the flu but he's got a bruised right knee (that's the good one, by the way) and he'll be a similar game-time call.
No word on who might replace them if they can't go but it'd be safe to assume Anthony Parker fills in for Kapono and it's got to be either Andrea Bargnani or maybe even Kris Humphries or Jake Voskuhl if O'Neal can't go.
Oh, and remember last time Toronto was at home and there was that smattering of boos in the Dallas game? Here's what Jose just told us:
"It happens. The fans want us to win, they have expectations for us and we have to deal with that."
But he also said he needs, or wants, some support:
"When I say 'team' it's not just the players and coaches. The fans are in that word, too."
Okay, so you're up to date.