OTTAWA -- Sorry Ottawa. There will be no Bosh or Hedo for you.
Raptors head coach Jay Triano, who already had determined Chris Bosh would rest his strained hamstring for the week, yesterday took newcomer Hedo Turkoglu out of action for the remainder of the team's stay in Ottawa.
"I don't think it would help him at all to get him involved while we are here," Triano said. "I'm going to take the advice of our trainers and our strength and conditioning coaches and find out where he is physically, but I just don't think it makes a lot of sense for he or Chris to participate this week at all."
Turkolglu is dealing with a strained quad in addition to some fatigue after a busy off-season and a long playoff run.
Pipe down loafer
Jarrett Jack may be a newcomer to the Raptors, but he's not afraid to voice an opinion. "Chris (Bosh) called everyone in after practice and we do the one, two three, team cheer," Triano said yesterday. "Jarrett says: 'How can you come over here and say that? You haven't even practised yet.' He's not afraid to call guys out."
Things are going to get a little hairy for National Post beat writer Eric Koreen tomorrow. At a dinner Wednesday night that included the media and team brass, Koreen somehow allowed himself to be talked into getting a faux-hawk (shaved on the sides, high on the top) haircut like the one Amir Johnston is sporting. Reluctant initially, Koreen had no choice once GM Bryan Colangelo collected $1,000 in pledges from the dinner guests that will go to the Canadian Make-A-Wish Foundation in Koreen's name. The haircut will take place on court during halftime of tomorrow's scrimmage at Carleton University.