Playoffs motivate Bosh

The big motivator for Toronto Raptors star Chris Bosh this year is a playoff berth. (Michael...

The big motivator for Toronto Raptors star Chris Bosh this year is a playoff berth. (Michael Peake/SUN MEDIA)

STEVE BUFFERY, SUN WIRE SERVICES

, Last Updated: 8:55 AM ET

Chris Bosh is extremely hesitant to talk about where he may play next season or what it would take to sign another deal with the Raptors, the only NBA club he has ever known.

But the four-time all-star opened up a little when he said that what will make him content is making the playoffs, on a regular basis, with the possibility of going deep into the post-season.

"I think about all the games I watched when I was little. What games do I remember? Playoff games. You don't remember like: 'Hey, do you remember when Jordan had 30 in February?' " he said. "It's all about the playoffs."

SICK BAY UPDATE

Tests conducted on Sonny Weems' sore left foot have come back negative, although the guard did not practice yesterday and likely will not suit up tonight for Toronto's home opener at the ACC against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Forward Reggie Evans will not play because of a sprained left mid-foot. Both are listed as day-to-day.

THE STARTERS

There will be no surprises tonight as to whom the Raptors starters will be: Point guard Jose Calderon; shooting guard DeMar DeRozan; small forward Hedo Turkoglu; power forward Chris Bosh; and centre Andrea Bargnani.

COACH VINSANITY

Former Raptors superstar Vince Carter told an Orlando newspaper that he would like to coach when his NBA career is over, although he didn't say whether he intended to teach his charges the art of pouting and pulling the 'chute when they wanting to be traded.

"I don't see myself going right to the NBA. I don't care where -- high school, college, pros," Carter told the Orlando Sentinel. "I really enjoy teaching the game."

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Boston Celtics forward Glen (Big Baby) Davis had surgery yesterday to repair his broken right thumb after fighting with a childhood friend while riding in an SUV less than two days before the season opener. Davis is expected to miss at least six weeks ... Blake Griffin of the L.A. Clippers, the NBA's No. 1 overall draft pick, will be out for up to six weeks because of a broken left kneecap ... Forward Pau Gasol sat out the L.A. Lakers' season opener to rest his strained right hamstring.


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