Title: Raptors Report: Precious Achiuwa makes summer-league debut, Isaac Bonga signs and more
Date: August 11, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Precious Achiuwa’s summer league debut with the Raptors, and a few other quick topics.
LAS VEGAS — As far as first impressions go, the summer-league Toronto Raptors have to hope you saw their tournament opener and that Wednesday wasn’t your first look. Things went a little better for the true debut, Precious Achiuwa, who impressed in his first look with the team.
It was a rough night all-around at the Thomas & Mack Center, with the Raptors coming up on the wrong end of a 90-84 decision against the Golden State Warriors. It was a game low on offensive execution, heavy on turnovers and defined by shooting variance as a deciding factor, not that head coach Patrick Mutombo will let make-or-miss-league rule in the film session between back-to-back games. Even the best of Vegas performances have ups and downs, and while a 1-1 record is nothing to be pessimistic about, it’s helpful there’s another game Thursday to quickly flush this one.