British big-man Potter remains on trial at club
TALKS continue between Marjon Plymouth Raiders and centre Liam Potter, who remains on trial at the club.
Both Raiders coach Gavin Love and Potter, 26, have made positive noises about agreeing a deal, but one is still to be done.
Love wants to add another big-man to his roster before Raiders' first BBL Championship game at home to London (formerly Milton Keynes) Lions on Sunday, September 30.
Raiders have lost power-forward Anthony Rowe for two months to a knee injury.
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Raiders continue to work hard on the practice court after completing their pre-season schedule 4-0.
"I'm happy we've still got nearly two more weeks, because we need it," said Love. "We've got a lot of work to do. We won't get away with some mistakes we made in pre-season in BBL competition."
Love added: "We've just got to work now. It's frustrating not to have a game on the opening weekend, but we have a good group of guys this season and we can knuckle down now and just get better.
"We're miles away from where we need to be, but I'm sure every BBL coach would say that right now."
Raiders guard Michael Ojo, who has immediately and impressively hit his stride in pre-season, said: "I'm okay with where we're at, but if you asked coach Love I'm sure he'd say he'd wish we were further down the road. We still have nearly two weeks to iron out issues."
Raiders rookie forward Javarris Barnett, who naturally is still finding his feet, said: "I think we've gotten better as the pre-season games have gone along. There have been some good signs. The only way is up. I'm excited."
Love added: "I'm happy with the guys we have. The unit's working well and we're getting out on the fast-break more this year.
"It's an exciting brand of basketball. It's what I enjoy coaching and it's what fans enjoy watching.
"We're nice to watch. We're making good decisions and playing good, fluid basketball.
"We've still got to work on our defence but, hopefully, we're going to put up a lot of points this year."