Siakam feels safe despite Florida's surge in COVID-19 cases
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Toronto Raptors star Pascal Siakam feels as comfortable as possible given the unique circumstances he and his teammates are currently training under.

"Obviously Florida is one of (the states) that's pretty high at the moment, but ... the team has been doing a fantastic job in terms of making sure we're kind of isolated," Siakam told reporters Friday, including Lori Ewing of The Canadian Press. "Obviously, you're kind of scared seeing the cases rise but you trust the team's going to do everything, the NBA is going to do everything to make sure we're safe."

Head coach Nick Nurse recently shared a similar sentiment, saying he feels "really safe" with the team's current setup.

Members of the Raptors' traveling party began making their way to Fort Myers last week. Players have been practicing on an individual basis at Florida Gulf Coast University's Alico Arena.

Raptors forward OG Anunoby said the initial return-to-play phases haven't been ideal, but he knows that's just the reality of the situation.

"I think we're all going through the same thing, so we'll all just adjust as it goes on," Anunoby said. "It may be uncomfortable at first but we know these are the circumstances you have to deal with right now. I think yeah, we'll just figure it out as we go."

Toronto will resume its title defense on Aug. 1 against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Raptors hold a 46-18 mark and sit three games ahead of the Boston Celtics for the Eastern Conference's second seed.

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