Matinee double bill?

FRANK ZICARELLI

, Last Updated: 8:25 AM ET

There's a chance Anthony Parker (ankle) and Kris Humphries (knee) will be available for today's matinee against visiting New Orleans.

Both players worked out with the Raptors yesterday, but it won't be known until today how they reacted to the session.

Parker's spot at shooting guard has been filled by Jason Kapono, who has been lights out in two consecutive starts, coincidentally two Toronto wins.

With basically no bigs coming off the bench, save for Andrea Bargnani, having Hump back would give interim coach Jay Triano another option. On top teams, Parker's skill-set makes him the ideal third or fourth guard in a rotation. With the Raptors, he has started, but Kapono's production almost forces Triano to stay the status quo.

Besides, in basketball it's not who starts, but who finishes games that matters most.

"We'll find minutes," Triano said. "Hopefully, players care enough about the team."

Parker doesn't strike anyone as selfish. In fact, some would argue he's too unselfish.

Humphries never has complained about his lack of minutes, but under Triano he should see the floor a lot more than he did under Sam Mitchell.

"In all honesty, I haven't even thought about it,'' Triano said of Parker and Humphries in a revamped rotation. "The way I look at it is, we've got two more guys who can play and who can contribute."

CENTRE OF ATTENTION

Hornets starting centre Tyson Chandler missed Friday's loss in Boston because of neck spasms. If he can't go today, it would certainly give the Raptors a leg up in terms of post play.

The Raptors like to start games by dumping the ball into the post and into the hands of Jermaine O'Neal, who is slowly getting too caught up in his jump shot when he should be carving space deep in the paint.


Videos

Photos