The Toronto Raptors wrapped up their training camp at the Saint Leo University camp 30 minutes north of their new home, Tampa Bay, on Thursday. Used to not being in Toronto at this point in the season, Nurse said on Wednesday he looked similar to regular camps in other years. During these 10 days of return to competition, the Raptors were able to start integrating new players.
The first returns are good on Aron Baynes. He was also announced as the titular pivot by Nurse on Thursday. Alex Len is happy to be able to learn the inner workings of a team used to playing the leading roles in the NBA, while DeAndre ‘Bembry takes his time to get used to the game again. As a reminder, he has not played in official competition since the March.
Finally, on the side of Malachi Flynn, recruited player, he has already made a good impression. He shows himself close to VanVleet and Powell from whom he does not hesitate to ask for advice. Nurse said he could find her a role this season, although he “doesn’t want to rush things with a rookie“.
A look back at Raptors media week
In a usual context, NBA teams devote a day to the media for early-season interviews as well as photo shoots. This year, due to the context of the pandemic and the exchanges between journalists and players carried out virtually, the franchises extended this media day over a week. Bobby Webster was the first to meet the press.
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