News on January 09, the Raptors beat the Trail Blazers 117-105 in the game.
After the game, Raptors player Fred Van Vleet was interviewed.
Speaking of the bench lineup, Van Vleet said: "The wave of their offensive tonight almost helped us win the game."
It was previously reported that Van Vleet had rejected a $114 million contract extension during the offseason and is expected to seek a four-year $130 million contract.
Then there were rumors that the Raptors’ offer to Van Fleet was not rejected, but that both parties decided to wait.
In this regard, Van Vleet said: "I never received a formal offer. At that time, both parties decided that the smart way is to wait."
Van Vleet added that he has no intention of talking about the negotiations between the two sides during the season, but because of the reports from the outside world, he felt the need to stand up and say so.
He didn’t want to discuss it any more.
In this game, Van Vleet played 35 minutes in the first game, 5 of 12, 4 of 9 three-pointers, contributed 14 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists.