Raptors coach Nurse says despite layoff, his players ‘look fantastic’

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This translation has been automatically generated and has not been verified for accuracy.Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse directs play from courtside on Feb. 8, 2020. Nurse wasn't sure to expect from his players after nearly four months off, but the Toronto Raptors coach said they 'look fantastic,' particularly the 'chiseled Marc' Gasol.In the more than three months since the Toronto Raptors stepped off the court, the players have been scattered abroad.

“I came in here open-minded. I didn’t know if we were going to be not really in the right frame of mind or whatever. … But I am pleasantly surprised with the frame of mind, I am pleasantly surprised with the conditioning and I just think you have a bunch of guys who have a high care factor. “If his conditioning improves him as a player, it’s going to be a super added bonus for us,” Nurse said.Raptors guard/forward Norm Powell called the physical change in Gasol “drastic.”

Despite the Raptors’ positive mindset, Powell said there was some trepidation travelling to Florida, which has seen a startling surge in COVID-19 cases. The more than 6,000 new cases reported Tuesday pushed the total to more than150,000 in the Sunshine State. Deaths have climbed past 3,500.More than 8,500 new cases were recorded on three consecutive days late last week.

Powell said he’s not particularly concerned about his well-being or that of his teammates, because the Raptors are following coronavirus safety guidelines “to a T.”

 

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What else would he say? They look like shit?

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