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INTERNATIONAL ZONE COASTER
Raptors take NBA's international emphasis to heart | SI.com
It's entirely possible that, at various times in the Toronto Raptors' 2009-10 season, play-by-play man Matt Devlin will say something that sounds like this: Calderon dribbles into the frontcourt, over to Belinelli ... Bargnani gets it on the block. Turnaround from 12 feet. ... Rebound by Nesterovic, kicks it to Turkoglu, from downtown ... Good!

 
2009-10 RAPTORS SCHEDULE
Raptors Announce 2009-10 Schedule
Press release announcing the Toronto Raptors' 2009-10 schedule.

 2009-10 Raptors Schedule | NBA.com


JAY TRIANO
Bryan sings praises of Triano | Toronto Sun
Sun scribe Steve Simmons chats with Bryan Colangelo about Jay Triano while adding his own ambitious prediction for a 45-50-win season.

And what was the deal on a Canadian running USA Basketball’s mini-camp in Las Vegas?
Playing the role of ignorant American, Dwight Jaynes decides to completely ignore the fact that Jay Triano boasts a wealth of playing and coaching experience at the international level.

DEPRESSING ON SO MANY LEVELS
Who's Still Under Contract in 2014-2015? | TrueHoop By Henry Abbott | ESPN
Just one NBA player currently has guaranteed money in the 2014-2015 season. Can you name that player? (shaking my head at the answer)

MARCUS BANKS
Doug Smith's Toronto Raptors blog
Doug Smith spoke with a guy in the Raptors organization who thinks a Marcus Banks buyout might be in the works.

CHRIS BOSH
What to expect from young stars in 2009-10 | FOX Sports on MSN
Curmudgeon Charley Rosen offers some less-than-flattering words for Chris Bosh. Now there's a surprise.

ATLANTIC DIVISION REPORT CARD
PBN | Atlantic rising
Your Toronto Raptors earn an 'A' from the folks at Pro Basketball News.

NBA LABOUR SITUATION
Several issues will come to head during the NBA labor talks | NBA.com
David Aldridge takes a look at issues sure to come up during NBA labour talks, including an NFL-style hard salary cap, higher luxury taxes and more.

YES, J.R. SMITH IS AN IDIOT
Nuggets guard J.R. Smith's Twitter page creating controversy | The Denver Post
In case you were wondering, Nuggets guard J.R. Smith -- who was just released from prison -- is an idiot. It's like a real-life version of Dave Chappelle's "When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong".