What to do with Slokar?

STEVE BUFFERY -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:18 AM ET

You would like to think that something is going to give concerning Raptors rookie Uros Slokar.

And, hopefully, sooner rather than later.

Slokar, a second-round draft pick in 2005, has yet to play a single minute after 15 NBA games and that is certainly not doing anything for his development.

Last year with European powerhouse Benetton Treviso, Slokar averaged 4.9 points and 3.1 rebounds and helped his team to the Italian championship.

But this year, the personable Slovenian is basically just a practice player. With veteran guard Darrick Martin getting minutes this week in Oklahoma City and Dallas, Slokar is the only member of the active roster not to get any playing time.

Team officials are mum as to whether they would consider sending the 23-year-old to their NBA Development League affiliate in Colorado, but that just seems a matter of time now.

BIG SHOT

Martin knew exactly what he was doing when he launched a 25-foot jump shot with less than a second left on the clock on Wednesday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

Heading into the game, the Raptors held the NBA record of 628 consecutive games with a three pointer and were in danger of losing that mark in Dallas, after shooting 0-for-5 from beyond the arc -- until Martin nailed his with 0.5 seconds left.

"Those that had been around me knew I was going to shoot that ball at the end of the game," said Martin "I'd overheard (someone mention the record), so I knew what was at stake. I acted like I wasn't going to shoot it and was able to fire it up."

BOSH BASH

The second annual Chris Bosh Christmas Bash will be held on Saturday, Dec.16 at the Scadding Court Community Centre, which is at 707 Dundas W. at Bathurst. Anyone hoping to take part can log on at cb4foundation@yahoo.com ... Swingman Morris Peterson is expected to return from a elbow injury, either tonight against the visiting Boston Celtics or tomorrow in New York against the Knicks.

LENNY FINDS WORK

Former Raptors head coach Lenny Wilkens has re-joined the Seattle Supersonics as a vice chairman.


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