Is Casey cooking up something new for the Raptors?
Is change afoot?
Dwane Casey wasn’t saying at the end of a 100-minute shootaround at the Boston Garden or whatever they call it now but there was a sense that he might be considering a starting lineup move for Wednesday’s Raptors game against the Celtics.
“It’s always a possibility,” he said. “When you lose five games in a row, change is good. Get a different look and that’s a possibility.”
Now, Dwane is adverse to showing his hand too early on any game day so that’s all we got.
Whether it’s a move at small forward or centre would seem to be the big question.
While he’s happy with Rasual Butler’s defence – look at the post just below this one to read about it – they might want a wee bit more offence there or they might want to go with a bulkier big and let Ed Davis go back to playing off the bench.
Aaron Gray is expected to be back tonight, maybe he gets to go against Jermaine O’Neal or maybe Dwane goes with Jamaal Magloire for a couple of games until Andrea Bargnani comes back.
Guess you’ll have to tune in for the IGBT about 7:15 tonight to find out.
Other than that, scant news out of the lengthy shootaround. We did hear the Bargnani is doing a little work and should be back for sure during the west coast trip next week and Jerryd Bayless continues to do more stuff on the floor and is about on the same timeline as Bargnani.
And James Johnson’s all set to go tonight after missing Monday’s game with a bad ankle.