The Raptors weren’t able to knock off the Nets in their first round matchup, but there’s no denying that things have changed in Toronto. The energy that the Raptors crowd had for Game 7 hasn’t been seen since reign of Vince Carter and we learned earlier today that a reunion could be in the works. Here’s tonight’s look at the Raptors..
- Carter wants to remain with the Mavericks and was surprised to learn of a report that the Raptors could be interested in him, according to Dwain Price of the Star-Telegram. Carter, 37, was one of the most productive Mavs players this season. The 15-year veteran averaged 11.9 points in only 24.4 minutes per game this season while shooting 40.7 percent from the field and 39.4 percent from 3-point range.
- Raptors coach Dwane Casey wasn’t GM Masai Ujiri‘s hire, but the two worked together previously and have been on the same page in Toronto, tweets Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today Sports. Earlier today, the Raptors gave Casey a brand new three-year pact.
- The new deal wasn’t a surprise to the Raptors players who basically said Casey would be back when asked if he should return in 2014/15, tweets Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun.