The preseason continues in 30 minutes with the Raptors taking on the Trail Blazers in Portland. The game itself doesn’t mean a whole lot, but I have some questions.
- Which back up centre will we see — Lucas Nogueira or Jakob Poeltl?
- Who’s starting for good — C.J. Miles (presumably for now) or Norman Powell?
- Can the Raptors shoot over 30 percent from three?
- Can the Raptors look less than lost when Kyle Lowry (or to a lesser extent, DeMar DeRozan) takes a seat?
- Who is going to win the Jonas Valanciunas vs. Jusuf Nurkic battle?
There are probably more questions, but I’ll leave that decision — the decision to come up with more random questions for a preseason game in early October — to you. The need to knows are below. Now get in the comments and let’s get fired up.
Where to Watch:
TSN at 10pm
Raptors - Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, C.J. Miles, Serge Ibaka, Jonas Valanciunas
Trail Blazers - Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum, Evan Turner, Ed Davis, Jusuf Nurkic
Raptors - Malcolm Miller, presumably OG Anunoby, and possibly Norman Powell, who sat last game with a sore ankle, though he did just get paaaaid.
Trail Blazers - Noah Vonleh