Raptors Coach: Cutting Down Turnovers is Key
While head coach Dwane Casey saw things he liked in the Toronto Raptors’ first preseason game, he made it a top priority to focus on the thing he seriously disliked: a troubling number of turnovers.
“We are a little rusty offensively; defensively, we were pretty good; but we have to get those turnovers down, probably in half would be my goal,” said Casey, noting he liked the cohesion his starters showed together on the floor, yet they had at least three turnovers each. “The 26 turnovers take away from the encouraging momentum.”
“It was the first game, it’s not going to be perfect, but we’ll definitely be more conscious of it the next game,” said (Terrance) Ross, entering his second NBA season. “It’s just going in and realizing we have to be more secure with the basketball. I don’t think we’ll see turnovers anywhere near that again.”