Nathan Jawai made a surprise appearance at the Air Canada Centre yesterday.
The rookie forward/centre, who was assigned by the Raptors to the D-League's Idaho Stampede last month, is in Toronto for what the NBA club is calling routine tests on his heart.
Jawai's foray into the NBA was aborted in the pre-season when a cardiac abnormality was discovered.
He wasn't cleared to play until Dec. 17 and didn't make his NBA debut until Jan. 21.
There's an outside chance the Raptors may activate Jawai, but it all hinges on the health of Andrea Bargnani.
Bargnani is nursing a sore left heel and no timetable for his return has been established.
"It is something that has been bothering him a little bit," interim head coach Jay Triano said of Bargnani.
"He is just going to get some rest and hopefully it calms down."
Bargnani entered the day as the only Raptor to appear in every game.
A dandy in Camby
Good guy Marcus Camby celebrated his 35th birthday yesterday.
Camby was taken second overall by the Raptors in 1996 and continues to speak fondly of the city.
He isn't having much fun with the Clippers, who look completely dysfunctional.
The Raptors got torched by Charlotte in the paint, but did a better job in defending the Clippers.
"Our goal was to try and keep them out of the paint, especially the way we played the other night, and for the most part I think we did it," Triano said.
For the record, the Raptors outscored the Clippers in the paint 50-38. They were outscored by the Bobcats 62-22.