Watching Raptors TV, it looks like he shed a few pounds.
Oh ****, it's Doug E. Doug!
regarding Magloire. I noted that ESPN's "player card" for him (which is supposed to be updated for this coming season) says the following:
• Long-armed, slow-footed center who can barely jump. Strong post defender.
• Excellent rebounder. Little offensive value, but crashes boards and draws fouls.
Magloire played only 158 minutes, operating as a bit of a poor man's Joel Anthony in that his value at the defensive end was more than offset by his utter uselessness when Miami had the ball. While Magloire can't outjump a Pop-Tart, his size and long arms make him a very good rebounder; last season's prodigious rebound rate of 22.9 not only provided nearly all of his rare points, but gave him a defensive impact because he limited second shots.
As a depth guy or a replacement for Ajinca or the minutes that Alabi played last year, that's not so bad. I would hope that he's not intended as a heavy rotation guy or primary backup.
but hey, at least the team is finally employing a Canadian!