Jordan Clarkson talked with the media in Toronto about being a combo guard, NBA teams playing with a small and big point guard, what he’s learned from his pre-draft workout so far and how he’s improving his point guard skills.
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.
Kyle Lowry compared this to his last time in the NBA Playoffs, his journey with as a Toronto Raptor, Toronto’s lack of playoff experience, and how the fans at the ACC can act like a sixth man this afternoon.
Brett Brown talked with the media about Philadelphia fighting for respect, having to coach 28 different players this season, what he’s proud of accomplishing this season and how importance confidence is.
Kevin McHale talked with the media about Kelvin Sampson becoming the new head coach at the University of Houston and vented about his teams issues with spacing and sharing the ball on offense.
Brad Stephens talked with the media in Toronto about the possibility of Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger playing together more, if Sullinger can evolve into being a center in the NBA and he boasted about Avery Bradley’s potential.
Dwane Casey talked with the media about the sense of expectation going into the game tonight, Jared Sullinger having big games against Toronto, adjusting to Boston after playing them earlier this week and Amir Johnson shooting 3’s.
Dwane Casey talked about needing to have patience with younger players, how Eric Bledsoe returning doesn’t change the way Toronto prepares to play Phoenix and how Channing Frye opens up spacing for the Suns.
Randy Wittman talked about Otto Porter’s struggle to get on the court this season, the option of sending two of Washington’s rookies to the D-League and how the addition of some veterans to the roster this month will help solidify the team for a push for a spot in the playoffs.
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.
Dwane Casey, DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry and Greivis Vasquez talked about Terrence Ross erupting for 51 points.
Terrence Ross talked with the media about matching Vince Carter’s franchise record with 51 points in a game.