Here's the GamePointBlog busting out another edition of WSR. As always, we recommend you sit back, drink that coffee, and enjoy our serving of Raptors news With A Side Of Red.
First on the docket. What's this we hear? New Jersey Nets rookie Terrence Williams could possibly be in the dunk contest? Well according to DIME, that's the word on the streets.
DIME Magazine link
Woah. Woah. Woah. Pump your breaks everybody.
This is a prime example of why this entire "Dunk-In" was a horrible idea to begin with. Look, I have no problem with Williams being included into the actual contest; in fact he was one of my original picks to be in it. The dude is ridiculously athletic, and can dunk with the best of them. And have you tried him out yet in NBA2k10? Him and DeRozan are hands down the two players that are slept on the most in league fantasy drafts. Unstoppable!
My problem however lies with the possible free pass Twill may get that would ultimately land him directly into the dunk contest. Why does DeRozan and Gordon have to duke it out and use up two of their dunks during the dunk-in, while Twill sits and wait until Saturday.
They shouldn't have created this gimmick, and should just scrap the dunk-in entirely. People always talk about how great the dunk contest was with Vince Carter; well that had more than the usual 4 contestants we see these days.
Solution: Just put all of them in the dunk contest and let them put on a good show
In other news, it seems as though it has become official - Reggie Evans will play tomorrow against his former team. Reggie will not be the piece that puts over the top, but he'll be able to provide this team with all the energy, hustle, and leadership in the world.
For those that were lucky enough to see the Raptors play in pre-season, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. He became an instant fan favorite. In 17 preseason minutes, Reggie put up an average of 7.2 pts, 4.8 reb (2+ offensive), and 1.8 steals. In spot minutes this year, you can bet that Reggie will leave his mark night in and out.
I'm excited to see the team at real full strength. Let's finish strong boys.
Whatever it is you're doing, hopefully you enjoyed it With A Side Of Red.