Rondae Hollis-Jefferson impressed by chemistry, commitment level in Raptors
The Toronto Raptors are most likely going to experience another rebuild so soon after winning their first NBA title last June. But that doesn’t mean that they can’t play some good basketball. New Raptor Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has nothing but good words to say about the Nick Nurse-led Raptors. Sure, it’s going to be a long season for them. However, he’s loving how the team is working together.
As reported by Canoe.com’s Mike Ganter:
“I like it. I like it,” Hollis-Jefferson said following the training camp ending intrasquad game Thursday in Quebec City. “You see a bunch of guys who came off a championship, who are humble, willing to work, willing to get after it. You have to love that kind of spirit, that kind of energy.”
Not only did he praise the on-court chemistry, but he also noted how close the team was off the court.
“You see guys going to dinner, you see guys communicating, laughing, joking,” Hollis-Jefferson said of his observations of his new team through five days in Quebec City. “You don’t see that too often, you might have a group here, a group there but for the most part, everybody’s who’s been here is really close.”
There are already reports that the Raptors are expressing their interest in LaMelo Ball. Should they have a terrible regular season, they’re more than likely going to be favorites for the first overall pick.
If they do get the first pick and they manage to keep the culture they have right now, there’s little to no question that their rebuild will be short.