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Raptors Net A Needed Veteran Scorer With Lou Williams

The Toronto Raptors netted themselves a proven veteran scorer from the Hawks when they sent the non-guaranteed contract of John Salmons to Atlanta for Lou Williams and the rights to Lucas Nogueira. “(My role is) to just come off the bench and bring a ton of energy and score the basketball,” Williams said.
Via Pro Bball Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Diante Garrett Waived By Raptors

Diante Garrett was released by the Toronto Raptors on Saturday. Garrett was acquired by the Raptors via trade this offseason.
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Playoffs Are Not Enough For Raptors Veteran Lou Williams

For the Raptors newest veteran Lou Williams merely getting back to the playoffs isn’t enough. After meeting his teammates and knowing what he can bring to the table, Williams expects more. “Based on the season that they had last year, based on what I can bring to the table, I feel like being in the playoffs isn’t enough for this group,” Williams said.
Via Pro Bball Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Prospect Lucas Nogueira On His Way To Real Madrid?

Raptors rookie prospect Lucas Nogueira was recently acquired in a trade with the Hawks and has been playing on Toronto’s Summer League team in Las Vegas, however, there was always a risk that his 600,000 € buyout Asefa Estudiantes in Spain would get in the way of his coming to the NBA this season.
Via Pro Bball Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors To Release Dwight Buycks

The Toronto Raptors have decided to release point guard Dwight Buycks within the next two days, before his contract guarantee date on Monday, league sources told RealGM. Buycks averaged 19.7 points and 4.3 assists in the Las Vegas Summer League, ranking sixth in scoring and seventh in assists. The Raptors grew fond of Buycks’ play a season ago and received trade interest from other...
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: James Johnson Signing Grade

Toronto Raptors: James Johnson Signing Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Contract: 2 Seasons, 5 Million Wow, James Johnson was the 16th pick in his draft and will be on his 5th team in 6 seasons, as he is returning to the Raptors who he played with for half of his 2nd season and his 3rd. Regardless, he is a Raptor again and is coming off of an excellent season...
Via HoopStuff
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Four more points for Raptors 7s in qualification

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — The Glendale Raptors Men’s 7s team inched towards their goal of qualification for the national Men’s Club 7s Championships this weekend, finishing as runners-up for the second-straight competition at the Heartland 7s tournament in Kansas City (Lee’s Summit, Mo.) over the weekend. The Raptors opened up the tournament with a strong start in pool play,...
Via Mile High Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Raptors’ signings of Vasquez and Johnson

The days of the Toronto Raptors scrounging for players to sign during free agency are finally over!It was another busy day for the Raptors front office, or should I say busy night. The Raptors and free agent back-up point guard Greivis Vasquez came to terms on a two-year, $13 million contract late last night. A lot of people were hoping that Vasquez would sign for less money than...
Via TopSportsReport
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: What Kyle Lowry’s signing means

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports Kyle Lowry’s press conference began with Masai Ujiri sounding like a true fan who could not contain his happiness and giddiness in the moment, continuously stating that Lowry’s signing is “awesome”, unable to think of another way to articulate his feelings and thoughts about Lowry and Lowry’s return. It was nice to see his genuine...
Via The Sideline
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors officially re-sign Kyle Lowry

The Toronto Raptors officially re-signed free-agent point guard Kyle Lowry to a multi-year contract on Thursday. “We made it known that our top priority heading into the offseason was to re-sign Kyle,” said Raptors President and General Manager Masai Ujiri. “He was a key to our success last season and we are delighted that he wants to be here in Toronto to help us continue...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Best Value Players to Target

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports Masai Ujiri did it again. He managed to trade Steve Novak’s corpse and his two-year, $7.2 million contract. With this move, the Toronto Raptors have re-signed their backup point guard Greivis Vasquez and can sign another wing player that they desperately need. The biggest need for Toronto in the 2013-14 season was a gritty wing defender. This...
Via The Sideline
12 days ago  |  Discuss

James Johnson signs two-year deal with Raptors

After re-signing Greivis Vasquez to a two-year deal, the Toronto Raptors reached a deal with forward James Johnson according to Doug Smith of the Toronto Star. Late night we get Vasquez singing, early morning Raptors agree on two-year deal with former Raptor James Johnson, sources confirm — Doug Smith: Raptors (@SmithRaps) July 10, 2014 This will […]
Via Full Scale Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors re-sign Greivis Vasquez

The Toronto Raptors are spending a lot of time and money on point guards this summer. After re-signing Kyle Lowry, the Raptors have now made a move to bring back their backup point guard as well. Greivis Vasquez, who was brought over in a trade from Sacramento last season, has agreed to a two year deal. Restricted free agent guard Greivis Vasquez has reached an agreement to re-sign...
Via Pass The Pill
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: DeMar DeRozan works on his dribbling at Walmart

For some NBA players, the offseason can get a tad long for their tastes and they have find ways to entertain themselves while trying to keep their skills up. Recently, Toronto Raptors DeMar DeRozan made a trip to Walmart and decided to show off his handling ability in an Instagram video. DeRozan also decided to don a caution jacket and use a kickball to cross many inanimate objects...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kyle Lowry chooses to re-sign with Raptors

After flirting with potential moves to other NBA cities, free agent point guard Kyle Lowry has re-signed with the Toronto Raptors on a four-year, $48 million contract. Lowry was a potential fit for the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat. In the end, he chose to stay with a Raptors team that surprised a lot of people last year.  Kyle Lowry has agreed to a 4 year,...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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