Raptors need to fix turnover problem, and quick

Raptors coach Dwane Casey needs to get his team to cut back on the turnovers. (USA Today)

Raptors coach Dwane Casey needs to get his team to cut back on the turnovers. (USA Today)

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:26 PM ET

MINNEAPOLIS - Halfway through the pre-season schedule for the Raptors and the steps to date have been baby ones.

Sure the Raptors are 3-1 with wins over New York, Boston and Minnesota, the lone loss coming to those same Timberwolves, but even the most optimistic observer would have to admit the games have been on the scary bit of the pre-season normal.

The penchant for turning the ball over, at least at the rate the Raptors are doing it this pre-season, has been alarming.

Through four games the Raptors are averaging an incredible 22-plus turnovers a game. Now, obviously that number is boosted by the number of minutes guys who wouldn’t normally be seeing the floor as much are playing. And let’s remember stats in the pre-season are for the most part meaningless.

But the sheer number of turnovers are enough to have Dwane Casey mentioning them before he can even be asked these days.


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