Sing for your supper

BILL HARRIS -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:38 AM ET

Apparently no matter how old you get, you're never too old to demean a rookie.

The Raptors held a team dinner last night at their hotel in downtown Denver and the club's veterans forced the rookies to try out their singing voices for the amusement of everyone present.

In terms of hazing, that's about as innocent as it gets. But Raptors veteran Morris Peterson still was excited.

"It's going to be a rookie talent show," Peterson said with a wide grin yesterday afternoon. "They each have to come up with a little song. I'm going to enjoy this one."

MEDICAL TOUR GOES ON

Raptors guard Alvin Williams is scheduled to visit Dr. Richard Steadman in Vail, Colo., today. Williams is gathering opinions regarding possible treatment options -- including surgery -- for his injured right knee.

Williams was asked yesterday if the process is getting frustrating.

"A little bit," he said. "I practised a little (yesterday in Denver), but it's still the same thing.

"Everyone knows what the problem is, it's just different options. And surgery still is an option."

FAST BREAKS

Raptors centre/forward Jerome Moiso tried to practice yesterday, but he wound up riding a stationary bike for most of the proceedings because of his strained left hamstring ... Retired Phoenix Suns trainer Joe Proski, a legendary figure in NBA circles, is lending his expertise to Raptors first-year trainer Greg Spratt during this road trip ... Former Denver Nuggets coach Bill Hanzlik is one of the principals involved with the impressive Gold Crown Field House, where the Raptors practised yesterday.


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