Long in search of an identity, the Raptors appear to be finally getting one.
It’s not the type of identity Dwane Casey has been building towards either.
While Casey won’t give up his quest to turn the Raptors into a tough, defensive-minded group, his players have carved out an offensive look of late that’s impressive.
The Raptors move the ball and it’s leading to high shooting percentages, a lot of points and far more victories than this team is used to. Seven in the past 10 games, with Kyle Lowry playing some of the best basketball of his career directing everything. Besides Lowry, Jonas Valanciunas and Terrence Ross are also performing as well as ever.
Casey says it all comes down to ball movement.
“The ball is not sticking, guys are making quick decisions when they catch the ball, I think that’s the major difference,” Casey said Monday.