Douby's future in limbo

FRANK ZICARELLI

, Last Updated: 2:55 AM ET

Quincy Douby's 10-day contract expires this week.

While he has looked good in practice, Douby has been given close to 30 minutes of playing time in three games with the Raptors, including 22 inconsequential minutes in last Friday's win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The one-time Sacramento Kings guard never got off the bench in Sunday's wild overtime win over the Chicago Bulls.

"I have to try to find out what he can do," interim head coach Jay Triano said of the 6-foot-3 product of Rutgers.

"I want to give him meaningful minutes. I just don't want him out there in garbage time."

Douby is a combo guard who has a nice stroke from the perimeter.

"It'll be nice to get him into a game in meaningful situations," Triano said. "That way, we'll be able to get a better evaluation."

It might be easier said than done.

Roko Ukic has done nothing to warrant fewer minutes and Jason Kapono isn't likely to get fewer touches.

That leaves Triano in a bit of a bind and Douby in limbo.

Rafer madness

Triano was an assistant when Rafer Alston played in Toronto.

Tonight marks the first time the Raptors will play Orlando with Alston as its starting point guard.

The Magic acquired Alston from Houston on deadline day on Feb. 19 after Jameer Nelson hurt his shoulder.

Nelson came of age during last year's playoffs against the Raptors when he outplayed both Jose Calderon and T.J. Ford.

Alston is no slouch, but he's no all-star, either.

"He can break guys down,'' Triano said of Alston. "If you leave him alone, he'll knock down shots.

"Rafer has done a nice job with that team."


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