Raptors deal Bruno to Kings, then beat up on Knicks

Masai Ujiri showed his faith in the Toronto Raptors roster by not making anything close to a substantial move at the NBA’s trade deadline Thursday and the kids on the squad went out and said thank you in their own unique way.

After making a minor move to ship out young G Leaguer Bruno Caboclo, Masai watched the Raptors whack the New York Knicks 113-88 at the Air Canada Centre, the president’s team once again led by its youthful bench brigade.

The team’s backups, particularly the lethal fivesome of Fred VanVleet, Delon Wright, C.J. Miles, Pascal Siakam and Jakob Poeltl, dominated the Knicks in the second and fourth quarters for another easy Raptors win.

All five of them scored in double figures and they made the game so lopsided in the fourth quarter that coach Dwane Casey didn’t have to use a starter for the final 12 minutes for the second game in a row.

“The second unit is playing the game the right way, they’re executing defensively, they’re getting after it,” Casey said. “They’re assisting — I don’t know how many assists they had — they’re moving the ball, zinging the ball and making shots.”