As the end draws nearer and as the evaluation comes to its conclusion, the point hasn't been lost on Dwane Casey.

Eventually, Casey and the team's upper brass will have to sit down and take a hard, long look at the Raptors' situation at point guard.

To hear Casey tell it, no decision will be made in the immediate future, but with the team closing out its abbreviated schedule next Thursday, the time will soon arrive to at least inspect the all-important point position.

"The day after the season,'' Casey said. "We'll spend the month of May and June going over names. Bryan and Ed have already been going over names."

GM Bryan Colangelo and assistant Ed Stefanski will ultimately make the play to either go after a point guard in free agency or acquire a point guard via a trade.