JR Smith is suspended for two games following his ejection in game four against the Boston Celtics for striking Jae Crowder.
SMITH THEN POSTED THIS INSTAGRAM MESSAGE
No apology was issued by Smith to Crowder though.
CASEY LIKELY TO STAY IN TORONTO
With growing pressure on Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey, following his side’s 4-0 series loss over the Washington Wizards, many believed that Casey would be booted out.
Many also touted former Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks to be Casey’s replacement.
But right now, Raptors GM Masai Ujiri is undecided… One thing is for sure though: it’s going to be an interesting off-season in Canada.
Via NBC Sports:
Change is coming to Toronto. A lot of change.
If you recall, going into the 2013-14 season the Raptors were a franchise and a roster GM Masai Ujiri was looking to reshape from top to bottom. Then he traded Rudy Gay to Sacramento and the Raptors took off and won the Atlantic Division behind Kyle Lowry‘s brilliance. Rebuilding through the draft was on hold, the timetable got moved up. This past season (2014-15) the Raptors won the Atlantic Division again, but a sweep at the hands of the Wizards in the first round showed just how far this roster and franchise still needs to go.
Meaning there will be plenty of roster change this summer.
Will that start with coach Dwane Casey? The coach with a reputation for defense couldn’t get this team out of the bottom 10 on that end of the floor (23rd, allowing 104.8 points per 100 possessions). He’s a coach Ujiri inherited from the previous GM, but one Ujiri gave an extension to. Will Casey be back next season?
Ujiri said he didn’t even know.
MELO ASKS FOR CALM IN BOLTIMORE
Carmelo Anthony was born in New York, but brought up in Boltimore. He has strong ties there and these ongoing riots are hiring him inside.
The death of Freddy Gray has sparked mass riots in the city.
The New York Knick posted a simple message on his Instagram earlier on.