With only a few days to transform the Raptors from a team of doormen ("No, no, after you") into a squad of stoppers, coach Dwane Casey is running his two-a-days long and, apparently, hard.

"(Jamaal) Magloire knocked me down earlier today. Felt like I hit a wall," said DeMar DeRozan, the 21-year-old face of the franchise.

"It's good for us."

Did he at least say sorry?

"No. He didn't say sorry."

Later, Magloire seemed surprised to hear about it.

"Just practising hard. I'm not trying to hurt anyone," Magloire said, sounding like he was definitely trying to hurt someone.