Evans is Burkie's kind of guy

MIKE GANTER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:00 AM ET

OTTAWA -- No, that wasn't Brian Burke making an appearance at Raptors' training camp. It was Jay Triano who appeared to be channelling his inner Burke yesterday when he referred to newcomer Reggie Evans as "almost like a team enforcer.

"Reggie has got the opportunity to be the guy the fans embrace," Triano said. "They like the hardworking guys that do the dirty stuff and he's that type of guy. He's not going to score a lot of points, he's going to rebound everything, give you an honest effort every time he's on the floor and he's going to protect his teammates. We haven't had a guy like that in the past who will step up for his teammates and be a real team player."

Quiet ... getting louder

If there is a great unknown at Raptors camp this year, it comes in the form of Sonny Weems, the 6-foot-6 guard/forward who came to the Raptors along with Amir Johnson in the Carlos Delfino/Roko Ukic trade with Milwaukee. Weems is a high flyer with plenty of speed but an undefined role with his new club. Weems kind of took care of that yesterday when he became the frontrunner for team funny man jumping into a DeMar DeRozan scrum with various media and announcing -- much to DeRozan's delight -- "Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time." Not sure if this makes him a Kanye West fan or a Beyonce fan but DeRozan seemed to enjoy it.

Hedo, Bosh update

Hedo Turkoglu was throwing up some shots as the doors to the gym at Carleton opened yesterday for the media. That, and some cardio training, was the extent of his workload but it was another step toward getting back on the court with the rest of his teammates.

Chris Bosh, meanwhile, also did a little shooting but is not expected to be on the floor with his teammates until at least Sunday when the team returns to Toronto. He is nursing a sore hamstring.


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