Raptors making do with what they have as injuries/illnesses mount
Anyone ready for Solomon Alabi, 7-1 shooting guard?
Didn’t think so but if things get any worse for the Raptors on the injury/illness front, who knows what might happen.
DeMar DeRozan has been ruled out of Monday’s home game against the Orlando Magic because of a sore left ankle and James Johnson missed shootaround Monday morning with the so-called “flu-like symptoms” so there could be some weird and wonderful lineups coming.
“We’ve got a makeshift crew,” was how coach Dwane Casey put it Monday morning.
The good news?
Jerryd Bayless, out for a couple of games with a hip-pointer, made it through shootaround unscathed and is likely to play Monday night.
And while Casey has to make do with whatever healthy bodies he has available, help may be on the way. President and general manager Bryan Colangelo and his chief assistant, Ed Stefanski, are beating the bushes trying to find someone to come in for at least a few days.
“They’re working on that, different names and different people so they’re prepared for it, we just have to wait and see who’s available,” said Casey. They’ve already got the list and Bryan’s made calls and Ed’s made calls to different people.
“Right now we mainly need bodies just for shootaround and practice because it’s unfair to Solo and Ed and I just talked about it.”