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Your Morning Dump… Where there’s a shortage of point guards

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The Raptors, meanwhile, are close to a five-player deal that would send point guards Jarrett Jack and Marcus Banks and center David Andersen to the New Orleans Hornets for guard Jerryd Bayless and sharpshooter Peja Stojakovic.

With the league offices closed, the deal may not be consummated until tomorrow, meaning all five players could be frozen until then. That means the Raptors’ only point guard would be Jose Calderon for today’s game.

Globe – Raptors may be a little strapped

Spare point guard anyone?

Rajon Rondo traveled with the Celtics to Toronto, but is questionable for this afternoon's game. With Delonte West back, I'm advocating Doc to sit Rondo.

Even without RR, the Cs should be able to handle a depleted Raps roster.

On Page 2, the Heat suffer another major injury.

"What I've heard is, I mean I haven't heard from any docs, but he dislocated his second toe and he tore a few ligaments in his foot somewhere," forward LeBron James said. "I don't know how long he'll be out, but any time one of your teammates goes out, it hurts.

"It's huge. He's like our heart of our team. He's our power. He's our pride. He brings everything every night."

Sun Sentinel – Lebron senses Haslem's foot injury serious

This could be a devastating blow to the Heat. Haslem is their toughest player.

The rest of the links:

Herald – Wanna shoot like Ray Allen? | Cs lost their way | Globe – Raptors thumbnails | Enterprise – Cs seek to rebound on road | NESN – Bargnani could create matchup problems | Celtics Blog – Rondo should rest | MWDN – West jumps in | ESPN Boston – Game preview |

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  • CelticsBlues

    i watch a lot of soccer and considering how many hamstring injuries are in that sport – i am surprised with how few are in basketball.
    either way it takes forever to fully heal a hammie so I agree it’s time to blood Delonte fully in our system.

  • greenbeand

    expect nothing short of an ol’fashion ass-woopin shellacking today

  • Lee in Oregon

    I think starting Nate is the right call. The starting unit can hide his defenincies, and D West should be able to run the 2nd unit better.
    CelticsBlues is right, hammy injuries can be brutally slow to heal.

  • Joseph 17-16 (it’s just a matter of time)

    C’mon!!! The Suckdics lost to OKC without their 2 best scorers (Durant and Green). Toronto can easily beat the Suckdics.

  • Gaffer

    In what universe is Green a better scorer than Westbrook? We won the battle in the paint, they were just making shots. Like how the Fakers out-rebounded the Suns. Both teams should have won, they just expected it to be handed to them and it wasn’t.

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