Aftershow: Up close with Raptors: Part II

The Aftershow is your place for bonus coverage as Sportsnet gets up close and personal with a host of Toronto Raptors.

In Part II, Paul Jones sits down with coach Dwane Casey, forward Andrea Bargnani and president and general manager Bryan Colangelo.

Wednesday’s edition of The Aftershow featured Kyle Lowry, Jose Calderon, Landry Fields and DeMar DeRozan.

Look for more from The Aftershow on Friday.


Dwane Casey is entering his second full season as coach of the Raptors. He shares fans optimism for the upcoming season as Casey says the front office added many of the pieces necessary for this team to contend for a playoff spot.

Last season, Andrea Bargnani was off to his best start as a Raptor before an injury took him out of action. Over the summer, he spent time rehabbing the injury and working on improving his skill set. Bargnani realizes it will take time for his new frontcourt partner to adjust to the NBA and feels the pressure to make the playoffs.

Bryan Colangelo discusses some of the moves he made this offseason to try and improve the roster including adding point guards Kyle Lowry and John Lucas. Colangelo also addresses how the additions impact Jose Calderon and what could be in store for the upcoming season.

When submitting content, please abide by our submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.