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Old 09-16-2008, 09:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Raptors standing pat


No real surprise here but at least something new.

The Raptors will be men of action, not audition, when training camp opens in Ottawa two weeks from today.

At this stage, they don't plan on inviting anyone other than the 13 players currently under guaranteed contract, allowing them to move smoothly into dress rehearsals for their 13th NBA season.
"We can work right away on our main structure," senior vice-president of basketball operations Maurizio Gherardini said yesterday. "We can try and put in things that actually help our team game, work on similar concepts, offence, defence and use the pre-season games as a test, not as a way to try out new players."
And this was an interesting tidbit to me...
Gherardini didn't want to delve too far into the debate on whether the seven-foot Bargnani will bump Jamario Moon from the starting small forward spot.

"That's what the exhibition games in October are for," he said. "Coaches enjoy this time of year because it's a period of teaching and experiments. Before you know it, October has flown by and you're into the regular season."
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