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Old 12-13-2011, 10:01 PM   #1 (permalink)

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Default Magloire: "This year is going to be a different team"

I'm loving the culture shift that some of these players are bringing.

The six-foot-11, 265-pound Magloire is hoping to instill a new attitude with his hometown team. He gives the Raptors a tough, physical presence that they haven't had on a consistent basis since Charles Oakley was dishing out hard fouls over a decade ago.

"We've just got to set the tone," Magloire said. "This year it's going to be a different team."

Magloire, 33, spent the last three seasons with the Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat, primarily as a backup. He signed a one-year contract with the Raptors last week to become the first Canadian player in franchise history.

Magloire said his collision with DeRozan was not intentional.

"Our objective is stopping our opponent first and scoring second," Magloire said. "So with that being said, we've got to start the trend in practice."

Veteran Magloire gives Raptors a physical presence
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