Dwane Casey and the Raptors have been pretty patient about the topic of tanking.

More than they probably should be since it makes little sense to ask players and coaches who are paid to win games if they should lose in order to get a better (but still miniscule) shot at a draft gem like Thornhill’s Andrew Wiggins.

General manager Masai Ujiri his staff and MLSE head honcho Tim Leiweke are fair targets to weigh in on the subject. Casey his staff and players are not.

In any event patience ran out on Thursday.

“My job is to get this team prepared to play as hard and win as many games as we possibly can” Casey said.

“Fans are going to talk about tanking that’s their prerogative I think it’s an interesting subject for them. I’m not even thinking (about it though). That hasn’t even crossed my mind. That hasn’t been discussed in the organization and it won’t be discussed.”

Casey said it’s frustrating that in the past the team has been criticized for losing too many games but now the talk is of winning too many.

“You can’t have it both ways” he said.

Pressed again Casey swatted the query away like Dikembe Mutombo.

“It’s the last time I’m going to talk about tanking it does nothing because I don’t think about it” he said.