Toronto Raptors Chat On The Fan 590

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I was able to join Ben Ennis tonight on The Fan 590 to chat about Dwane Casey’s future with the Toronto Raptors, if the team should trade Kyle Lowry, what appears to be a relatively easy stretch of games coming up for the Raptors and if Patrick Patterson should continue to start once Amir Johnson is healthy enough to return to the court.

I was also able to chat about the strong play of Tyler Ennis and the Steve Nash documentary on Grantland.

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Raptors Podcap: Toronto 108 – New Orleans 101

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Here’s audio from Dwane Casey, Patrick Patterson, Tyler Hansbrough, Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan after Toronto’s 108-101 win over New Orleans.

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Catching Up With Brian Roberts

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Brian Roberts talked with me about getting the opportunity for him to start this month, New Orleans winning seven of their past eleven games and fellow Dayton Flyer Chris Johnson getting signed by the Boston Celtics.

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Catching Up With Monica Wright

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I was able to talk with Monica Wright about adjusting to her role coming off the bench, playing basketball in Australia, the role her faith in God plays in her life, the movie Love and Basketball, running a basketball camp for Nike in her hometown and her volunteer work with WNBA Cares.

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Podcast: Bill Walton And Luke Walton Talk About Romance, Love And Basketball

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This afternoon I was able to talk with Bill Walton and Luke Walton about romance, love, Valentine’s Day, all-star weekend and basketball.

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Catching Up With Terrence Ross

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Terrence Ross talked with me about slowing down talented scorers like Arron Afflalo and Paul George, growing as a defender and why it’s easier guarding NBA players once you’ve played against them.

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Valanciunas On Rising Stars Challenge Invite

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Jonas Valanciunas talked with the media about being selected to play in the Rising Stars game during All-Star weekend and being joined by Terrence Ross who is defending his slam dunk championship.

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Catching Up With Dwane Casey

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Dwane Casey talked with me about the need to play with focus through the entire game and why Toronto needs to resist the temptation to change their style of play against a smaller Orlando team.

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NBA Chat On “The Home Stretch”

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Today on “The Home Stretch” I chatted with Justin Hull about curling, who the top pick in the 2014 NBA Draft should be, the 2014 NBA Draft and the Eastern Conference being a joke this season.

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Teammates On Ross Scoring 51 Points

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Dwane Casey, DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry and Greivis Vasquez talked about Terrence Ross erupting for 51 points.

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Terrence Ross Talks About Matching Vince Carter’s Franchise Record With 51 Points

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Terrence Ross talked with the media about matching Vince Carter’s franchise record with 51 points in a game.

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In The Scrum With Dwane Casey

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Dwane Casey chatted with the media about the growth of Blake Griffin, why the team has changed their style of play after the trade with the Sacramento Kings, the improved play of DeMar DeRozan, and he addressed the recent struggles of Jonas Valanciunas.

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In The Scrum With Doc Rivers

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Doc Rivers was in rare form tonight joking about Saturday’s are supposed to be hockey nights in Canada, the strong play of DeMar DeRozan and he was asked if his team is a good three-point shooting team.

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Catching Up With Vince Carter

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Vince Carter talked with the media about finally getting some cheers at the Air Canada Centre, his impact on basketball in Canada and the dunk he pulled on DeMar DeRozan.

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Carlisle Explains How He Recruited Casey

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“Dwane (Casey) is a longtime friend and a guy I admired from afar before I got to know him well. The year before I came to Dallas we were both sitting out that year; I was doing TV for ESPN and he was doing some studio work for the Seattle team. I actually went out a couple of times to visit him and get to know him a little bit because I wanted to recruit him. I knew he was going to be up for some head coaching jobs too, but if it turned out that he didn’t end up with one and I got one I wanted the opportunity to work with him. Ultimately that’s the way it worked out which was lucky for me. A lot of teams passed Dwane over and he has proven all of them wrong now. Bryan Colangelo was the only guy smart enough to see this guy did a really good job in Minnesota. Bryan saw all of his positive qualities – mainly the fact he was a defense first coach – and Dwane’s first year he took this team that was at the bottom defensively up to the middle to upper tier. That’s extremely difficult to do. I give Bryan (Colangelo) credit for having the foresight, and quite frankly the balls, to hire him. Look, it has been a young team, and so there has been a lot of work to do here, but Dwane has stayed the course and these guys are obviously on the rise.”

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