Donyell sidelined

MIKE KOREEN -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:25 AM ET

Donyell Marshall may have played his final game in a Raptors uniform Wednesday.

The sharp-shooting forward was using crutches to move around yesterday after he "felt a pop" in his right hamstring during a 104-74 loss against the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday.

There is no logical reason for Marshall, who was expected to have an MRI yesterday, to hurry his return. He becomes a free-agent after this season.

"With eight games left, there is nothing I can do to enhance (his value) even more or hurt it," Marshall said. "Teams already know what I can do and (have) seen what I can do throughout the year and my career."

BOSH BELIEVES

Raptors forward Chris Bosh insists he has confidence in general manager Rob Babcock and his staff, despite all the rocky times this season.

"You've got to have faith, you've got to have a lot of faith because that's all I'm going on right now," Bosh said. "I can't go by record, I can't go through playoff status, you have to go by faith."

Bosh seems optimistic things will be better next year.

"I think about only doing good things a year from now," Bosh said. "I'm going to do everything I can to make sure (a repeat of this season) doesn't happen again. Hopefully, a year from now people will be buying playoff tickets. We'll be trying to win games to get a better seed. Until then, you just have to bite the bullet and learn."

ROSE STAYS POSITIVE

Raptors swingman Jalen Rose is a glass-is-half-full type of guy

"If I go home and it's a horrible game and we lose by 40 or I play awful and had two points, I try to tell myself I could have had zero points," Rose said. "If we lost by 20, we could have lost by 40. I try to be optimistic, not that you guys care, but that's what keeps you around a long time. If you carry the negative so long as well as the positive, you don't live for the present."


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