'New era' for Weems, Raptors

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:06 PM ET

For Sonny Weems, Tuesday was not just the first practice of a new season, it was the first of a new beginning for the Raptors.

"It was a great thing to start a whole new era for the Toronto Raptors, the after-Bosh era," Weems told reporters Tuesday.

"It's an exciting journey that we're ready to embark on."

Weems is looking forward to playing in a balanced offence that will rely more heavily on each player than it did when Chris Bosh, the most efficient but also most ball-dominant player was on hand.

"He was one of the superstars of the league so you had to throw it down there," Weems said, before adding that without Bosh there will be increased ball-movement.

Though Weems made his mark with his offence in his breakout season last year, the team believes he can be a standout defender and that is what is on his mind now.

"Oh yeah, I pride myself on defence," Weems said.

"That's going to be one of my main goals this year, trying to stop most of the (top) guys in the league."


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