Focus shifts to 2010

LANCE HORNBY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:11 AM ET

The sub-plot to the Raptors game against the Cavaliers isn't so much what's going on tonight as it is what's ahead in July of 2010.

Chris Bosh of the Raptors and Cleveland's LeBron James already are under scrutiny about their plans for their free- agent year, with clubs such as New York clearing millions in cap space for a projected pursuit of such stars.

James has only hyped the speculation about his plans by alluding to the significance of 2010, while Bosh has been very conservative in talking about a date that still is 20 months away.

General manager Bryan Colangelo has told reporters he'll be making every effort to bring a supporting cast to the Raptors in the next two years to satisfy any concerns Bosh has about the club's commitment to a title.

HUMP ON THE LUMP

Forward Kris Humphries has yet to show new coach Jay Triano what he can do because of right knee tendonitis and a sprained right toe.

His status for tonight's game in Cleveland and Wednesday back home against the Indiana Pacers is up in the air.

An MRI on Saturday showed a bone bruise, but he's not sure if it's related to the other two injuries.

"I was fine going into the year, but I hurt my toe and you know how the toe can basically affect anything in your body," Humphries said. "When I go to run, jump or push off hard, my legs are not responsive with the sharp pain. I've dealt with tendonitis in the past and I've been able to play through it, so this is tough.

"Who knows? I'm just trying to get healthy. If I wake up (today) and feel good, then I'm ready to go."

Humphries hasn't played since Dec. 2 against the Denver Nuggets.


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