Dwight Powell talked about his first NBA training camp, playing in front of friends and family at the Air Canada Centre, how veterans on the team are taking him under their wing and the harsh realities of basketball being a business.
Masai Ujiri told the media he’s not worried about making the popular pick, talked how he discovered Bruno Caboclo and explained that he felt Cabolco could make an impact on the team next season.
Nick Johnson joked about having a busy pre-draft workout schedule, how these workouts have helped him grow as a player, knowing a lot about Toronto due to former teammates, sharing an agent with DeMar DeRozan, he raved about the fans in Toronto during the playoffs and working on his point guard and shooting guard skills this summer.
Dwane Casey had some great stuff during his pre-game media scrum about exceeding expectations, the team being embarrassed in Game 6, his now infamous TTC ride to the arena this morning, and how Toronto can battle Brooklyn’s experience.
Dwane Casey chatted with the media about if he or his players are feeling any pressure tonight, nursing Kyle Lowry through injury issues, and he shared some areas of growth he has seen from his players so far in the playoffs.
Dwane Casey was in rare form tonight talking about getting five votes for Coach of the Year, Rob Ford and Jimmy Goldstein attending the game tonight and making adjustments for Game 2.