Raps coach hints at lineup changes

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

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

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:53 PM ET

TORONTO - For 15 games this season, Dwane Casey has sent out the same starting five to begin each game.

But Casey suggested Saturday that may not be the case for much longer.

The Raptors coach will never be a numbers-only guy, but he sees what his eyes are telling him and what the statistics show. The conclusion is the five-man unit of Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gay, Amir Johnson and Jonas Valanciunas is just not clicking like it should.

"Our starters are minus-18 (in points scored vs. points against), so it's something with the start of the game," Casey said following a practice at the Air Canada Centre. "Whether it's a lineup change or change in personality, we have to look at something to start the game because we can't expend that much mental and physical energy to fight against all the teams we are going against. That's what it has been the last couple of weeks. We've got to look at it and just see where we are."


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