TORONTO — Masai Ujiri, the president of the Toronto Raptors, had seen enough high-powered offences to recognize that the NBA had turned into the autobahn. The problem was that his players were still chugging along in a Studebaker. But that was all about to change. The Raptors would finally embrace ball movement and the art of spacing. They would rid themselves of their propensity for one-on-one play, which had constipated their half-court sets.
“The game is changing,” Coach Dwane Casey said. “It’s a 3-point and scoring game. You have to be able to score.”The philosophical shift is a gamble for the Raptors because they have been good, but not great — and that became the problem. Last season, they were 51-31 and made their fourth consecutive trip to the playoffs behind their All-Star backcourt of DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry, who combined for nearly 40 percent of the team’s scoring.
Roye does remember one season as more difficult than most. In 2000-01, the Warriors started out 15-33 — which might not sound all that amazing, except they had won all of 19 games the previous season and were now on pace for 26 victories. They proceeded to win just twice over the final 10 weeks of the season. Roye acknowledged that the monotony of defeat sometimes wore on him. “This has always been such a great job, and it’s the N.B.A., you know?” he said.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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