It took Justin Champagnie a while to get comfortable with his circumstances and to adapt to them, to not sulk or get all high and mighty.
He’d had a pretty good early season run with the Raptors, appearing in 35 games with some solid outings for an NBA team battling through COVID, injuries and rotation uncertainty.
But the 20-year-old needed to play, and play a lot, and that opportunity wasn’t going to come in Toronto. It was going to come in Mississauga with Raptors 905.
Sure, it stung a bit to be shuttled between the NBA and the G League and the last thing he wanted to do was go all Mr.