Almost all Raptors in Vegas to work

Raptors Rudy Gay (right) and DeMar DeRozan took it upon themselves to encourage their teammates to...

Raptors Rudy Gay (right) and DeMar DeRozan took it upon themselves to encourage their teammates to join them in Las Vegas to get a leg up on the competition. (Reuters)

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:10 PM ET

Dwane Casey is almost sheepish discussing his good fortune.

What other NBA coach comes to Vegas and has pretty much his entire team show up of their own accord and actually work out together?

The answer is none, that we know of, but that’s the situation Casey finds himself in here as the Vegas Summer League preparations begin to resemble a very early training camp for the Raptors.

It started Wednesday as Rudy Gay, DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry walked in the gym about half way through the workouts for the summer league team inside Del Sol High School in Paradise, Nev.

They joined roster regulars Terrence Ross and Quincy Acy who are here and participating in the Summer League.

By mid-afternoon Amir Johnson, Aaron Gray and Jonas Valanciunas, who had some flight delays and will be here for the duration along with Acy and Ross, joined them.


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