“The Toronto Raptors take these issues very seriously, and we will fully cooperate and support the League.”Toronto says it will cooperate with league on Terence Davis probe — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports
NEW YORK — Toronto Raptors rookie Terence Davis was arrested in New York on charges of assaulting a woman and criminal mischief, police said Wednesday.Raptors rookie Terence Davis charged with assaulting woman in NYC — The Denver Post
It was Terence Davis’ turn to speak with the media on Wednesday. Read MoreRaptors’ Davis keeps focus on social injustices — Toronto Sun
Raptors’ Davis keeps focus on social injustices
Published:July 22, 2020
Updated:July 22, 2020 7:45 PM EDT
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It was Terence Davis’ turn to speak with the media on Wednesday.
He listened politely as the first question was asked and then just as politely informed the media gathering that he had a little more on his mind right now than just a basketball game.
“This week, man, me personally, I think you guys have seen, a lot of the guys, we’re united right now,” he said of the NBA’s efforts to keep the issue of social injustice front and centre despite the looming return of the sport they all love.
“We’re just keeping the focus on Breonna Taylor’s killers. That’s what I want to keep the focus on this week. I can answer all of your guys’ questions — it’s nothing against you guys — and I can answer all of you guys’ questions post-game or any time after we’re playing but right now I just want to keep the focus on what’s really going on in the world.”
Davis is just the latest member of the NBA fraternity intent on showing they are serious about using the platform they have as professional athletes to make meaningful inroads in the issues that plague society as a whole.
“There’s a lot of social injustice going on and I just want to make sure that I’m doing the right thing and using my platform, as well as other athletes, to just continue with this thing, man,” Davis said. “We all stand united. We don’t all have to be on the same team but we’re still united in the league. So, like I said, I just want to keep the focus on Breonna Taylor’s killers and just keep that going, man, because (social injustice) is still going on in the world.”
With that he left the interview room.
Raptors rookie Oshae Brissett recently became a first-time father but he had no reservations about restarting the season this month.Terence Davis has been a ‘sponge’ around the Raptors veterans — The Rookie Wire
Toronto Raptors guard Terence Davis emerged this season as a key contributor for the defending NBA champions and the rookie has spent much of the year learning from his veteran teammates.
With a roster featuring the likes of Marc Gasol, Serge Ibaka, Kyle Lowry and others, there has been seemingly plenty of wisdom to go around for a young player like Davis. The process has allowed Davis to not only grow on the court but off of it, as well.
Davis told reporters on Sunday following practice at the Walt Disney World Resort that he has learned how to become a professional from the veterans on the roster and is constantly soaking up their knowledge.
It goes a lot of ways with taking care of your body because that’s what’s going to take care of you; that’s your moneymaker right there. Eating right, putting the right things in your body, being on time and doing things the right way. … I’m a sponge right now being a rookie. That’s the nature of this game, you gotta climb the ladder. Just being a professional is one way to keep you in this league.
Davis added that he has become a better player in pick-and-roll situations thanks to working with Gasol and Ibaka. The spacing that they can create allows Davis the ability to make a play and he has often taken advantage of those scenarios.
The rise of Davis in just his first year in the NBA has been remarkable. Raptors head coach Nick Nurse has often used small rotations this season, sometimes only eight or nine players deep, and Davis was among those players used off of the bench.
The Raptors will kick off the season restart on Aug. 1 against the Los Angeles Lakers. They are among the favorites in the Eastern Conference and could find themselves competing for yet another championship this season.
It will be an experience Davis will likely be ready for.
SAN FRANCISCO — What a fun era this We the North period has been. As I noted on Twitter: Read MoreWOZ BLOG: We’re living in an excellent era for the Raptors — Toronto Sun
SAN FRANCISCO — What a fun era this We the North period has been. As I noted on Twitter:
Toronto Raptors past seven seasons: Seven playoff appearances, 1 title, 2 conference finals. Eight series wins.
Toronto Raptors first 18 seasons: Five playoff appearances, one series win (a best-of-five).
It’s amazing, when you think about just how brutal things were for so long, how everything has changed. Now the Raptors are one of the most respected, successful and profit-making franchises in the entire NBA.