That number five Raptors coach Dwane Casey is holding up can now mean he’s back for a fifth season in Toronto.
And while some may be happy to keep a coach who’s helped lead this team to back-to-back playoff appearances they should also realize their ceiling has already been reached and next season probably won’t be any better.
No one expected the Boston Celtics to be good entering the season. Even with presumably a healthy Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green, they were still widely expected to finish with no more than 30 wins. And to some that may have even been a stretch.
Brooklyn Nets’ Cory Jefferson pulls a Roscoe Smith and heaves up an 80-footer with eight seconds left.
The Nets are 11th in the Eastern Conference with a 25-38 record. Two games behind the Boston Celtics. The same team they gave three first-round picks for Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry. Neither of which are still on the team.