Raptors mailbag part 2: How they can win, Celtics matchup, beard talk and more

Title: Raptors mailbag part 2: How they can win, Celtics matchup, beard talk and more
Date: July 21, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I opened up the mailbag for a massive two-part Q&A to set the scene for the Raptors ahead of the league’s official relaunch.

We’re almost at the finish line of the lengthy wait for basketball to return. Later this week, on July 24, the Toronto Raptors will tip-off against the Houston Rockets for the first of three 40-minute scrimmages each team will play before the league resumes in earnest.

There are a lot of questions remaining. Some of those understandably pertain to the so-called bubble and the serious issue of player health that requires monitoring throughout this process. Some questions pertain to how players and teams will adjust to a relaunch where there’s no precedent. And some are the old standbys, like why does it appear from Twitter and Instagram photos that Nick Nurse is playing Player X more than Player Y?

That’s how you know we’re back. Back-ish. Back enough for a two-part mailbag.

Let’s get it.

Continue reading at The Athletic.

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