Raptors general manager Bryan Colangelo will be putting the finishing touches on a number of important deals, perhaps as early as today.
This is the day when NBA teams are able to sign free agents and pen contract extensions, and the Raptors are expected to do both (although deals cannot be announced until tomorrow).
Colangelo's first order of business will be to sign Chris Bosh to a maximum extension of five years, which will cost the Raptors approximately $80 million US.
Bosh already has gone on record as saying he is ready, willing and able to commit to the Raps for the next six years (the extension begins in the 2007-08 season).
After that, Colangelo will nail down some bench help and is said to being going after veteran swingman Anthony Parker, who has been outstanding the past few seasons for Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Parker is said to be asking for upwards of $12 million over three years.
The Raptors GM is also said to be ready to sign Spanish forward Jorge Garbajosa.
The Raptors also are looking at Phoenix Suns guard Eddie House.
Mike James, who set career highs last season for the Raptors in points (20.3) and assists (5.8), met with Dallas Mavericks coach Avery Johnson last night in Las Vegas and will commit today to either the Mavs, Minnesota Timberwolves or Houston Rockets.
Meanwhile, at the NBA Summer League at the campus of UNLV, Raptors rookie Andrea Bargnani put together a second strong game.
After scoring 20 points against the Washington Wizards squad last Thursday, Bargnani followed that up on the weekend with 12 in a 86-79 loss to the Sacramento Kings Summer League team.
Bargnani also picked up a Summer League maximum 10 fouls.
Toronto newcomer Kris Humphries, whom the Raptors acquired this off-season from the Utah Jazz, posted a double-double against the Kings, with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Third-year forward Pape Sow, who underwent neck surgery on Thursday at a Las Vegas hospital after falling hard in training, is out of the hospital and is staying with the Summer League team until doctors determine that he can travel home.
Sow is expected to miss at least the early part of the 2006-07 season.