Lunchbox Links: Gay works with Hakeem, Ross Looking to Step Up, the Grantland Raptors Preview and More

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Mmmm...the best in Raptors news and rumours while you chow down.

Good to get the lunchbox links going again for another season and yep, lots of stuff to discuss in this Wednesday edition.

We'll start off with Canis Hoopus' Wolves Season preview, considering the Dinos take on said Timberwolves this evening in Toronto.

Next, we'll move on to the Raptors, today's preview via Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose over at Grantland.  Lots of good stuff here including Jalen wickedly smiling about Montreal:


Hickory High takes a shot at previewing the Raptors but...um...what's with the Mickael Pietrus mentions?

Some of the main players mentioned in these previews of course are Rudy Gay, and Jonas Valanciunas.

The Toronto Star's Cathal Kelly discusses Gay, who apparently trained with Hakeem this offseason!  That means he's due for an All-Star campaign no?  Wait...Austin Daye did too???

Regardless, all eyes will certainly be on Gay, who makes Grantland's "All-Intriguing Team."

As for Valanciunas, the National Post takes a look at the super soph, "whose ceiling is so high."

Let's move from two of the bigger names on the DInos to two of the smaller in Terrence Ross and Landry FIelds. The National Post's Eric Koreen pens pieces on both, first on Fields and his re-constructed elbow, and then on Ross, and him becoming the responsible player the team needs him to be.

Koreen also takes a look at Raptors' head coach Dwane Caseywho gets another shot this season.

We'll stick with Casey and move to Sportsnet.ca, where Casey is the first in a series of "Know Your Raptors" videos. (I can't wait for the Psycho T edition!)

Meanwhile, over at Raptorblog, Joseph Casciaro does a great job breaking down the team's entire roster using a number of different advanced metric views.

Outside of current Toronto Raptors...poor Alexis Ajinca...

And capping off today's links, meet Patrys15, who makes amazing mixes of the NBA's worst players. Enjoy!

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