According to some folks who have basketball business with the club, there is growing concern that Doc Rivers has yet to make a public declaration he will continue to lead from the bench. He has remained in regular contact with the Celts, discussing the team’s direction for next season and beyond . . . but the definitive word has been yet unheard.

Rivers could be the perfect partner for Ujiri in the restructuring of the Raptors. The Raptors have enough right now with a few tweaks and a premier bench boss to get back to the playoffs, then in a year or two they'll be poised to make some serious upgrades. If Doc does not re-sign with the Celts, it would be worth axing Casey just to make a strong pitch to Doc Rivers in the hopes that he would like to get in on the ground floor of a team that would play to his specifications (just like Ujiri was doing for Karl).

What do you think?