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Base on reports, there are basketball considerations to be taken into account. By the time the Raptors fly back to North America
half of their pre-season games will have been played and it will be less than two weeks until they start defending their NBA championship for real.
“I know there were some people that we’re going to need to rely on that made a lot of defensive mistakes.
The compressed pre-season has added a measure of urgency for the NBA coach, so Nurse will not be alone in his desire for more rapid improvement after a summer away.
The Raptors are in the majority of teams that are only playing four exhibition games teams used to play six to eight and that’s put added pressure on each game.
Tuesday’s 134-129 victory over the Rockets was a typically freewheeling pre-season opener with little defensive intensity.
Coaches want that edge to come quicker than it might have in the past.
“We need to know you can go out there on the defensive end of the floor and understand what the plan was going in and be able to execute it,” Nurse said.
“There are five or six youngish players that I’m hoping are going to be in the rotation
that made far too many of those mistakes, so we’ve got some real work to do on those things.”
Nurse didn’t name the players few coaches would ever hang players out to dry in public by doing that
and he was planning to use them all in Thursday’s second game in Japan.
He would also have Gasol available for the first time. The veteran centre had a particularly gruelling summer that went to mid-June with the Raptors
and included a World Cup gold-medal run with Spain that ended in mid-September.
The 34-year-old took part in a handful of practices during a training camp week in Quebec City, but sat out Tuesday’s first pre-season game.
Work must be done, and to hear Nurse talk from Tokyo on Wednesday there is much work to do.
And “I’ve got some concerns,” he said during a media session after the team worked out between Tokyo games against the Houston Rockets.