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Is Rich Paul steering Tristan Thompson towards Toronto?

Most everything has gone smoothly for the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer. LeBron James re-signed. Kevin Love re-signed. Iman Shumpert re-signed, and James Jones did, too. Mo Williams returned to town and Matthew Dellavedova stuck around. The Cavs found a taker for Brendan Haywood’s contract.1 They signed Richard Jefferson to back up LeBron, and lured Sasha Kaun from Russia to...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cory Joseph Is Primed To Surprise At Home With The Raptors

One of this season's most underrated and underappreciated free agent acquisitions has been the Raptors bringing the Spurs free agent point guard Cory Joseph home to Toronto. Overshadowed by All-Star Tony Parker and slotted in behind Patty Mills on the Spurs depth chart, many people have chosen to just ignore what Joseph was able to accomplish in San Antonio. This kid is primed to...
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Can’t Get Any Respect For Next Season

It's still early to be making predicting about next season, not that being early has ever stopped anyone, and it seems the Toronto Raptors failure to land a superstar in free agency has bumped them completely off the radar down South. The Raptors just can't get any respect for their anticipated defense of the Atlantic Division or their consecutive franchise record setting seasons.
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will Landry Fields be in the NBA this season?

Landry Fields has played five NBA seasons, the last three as a member of the Toronto Raptors.But an injury to his shooting arm has limited his production the last couple of years, and now, as an unrestricted free agent, it's worth wondering if his NBA career might be finished.“In terms of (my) shot and the arm, it is still an on-going thing,” Fields said just before last season...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Anyone Want The Raptors UFA Landry Fields?

Landry Fields is only 27-years-old with five years of NBA experience behind him and there have been rumors that the Toronto Raptors unrestricted free agent has been under consideration by both the Knicks and the Cavaliers.
Via Pro Bball Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarre Carroll hopes to see DeMar DeRozan improve his three-point shooting

DeMar DeRozan averaged 20.1 points per game for the Raptors last season, but did so about as inefficiently as possible.DeRozan shot a career-low 41.3 percent from the field, which included a mark of just 28.4 percent from three-point distance.DeMarre Carroll was the team's big offseason acquisition, and he managed to incorporate the three-point shot into his offensive game, which...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Atlantic Division Preview

Last season, the Toronto Raptors ran away with the Atlantic Division for the second year in a row but were defeated in the first round of the playoffs yet again. Although the Raptors won the Atlantic, two other teams in the division made the playoffs as well. Can any of the other four teams in the division dethrone the Raptors as champions of the Atlantic, or will they win their...
Via The Sports Quotient
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Have Held Extension Talks With Terrence Ross

Terrence Ross has an uncertain future with the Toronto Raptors after their offseason signing of DeMarre Carroll. But Masai Ujiri said the Raptors and Ross' camp have discussed an extension. “We’ll keep monitoring and see how things get done, if anything happens,” Ujiri said. “We’ve had a little bit of discussion.” Ross would become a restricted free agent next offseason...
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Jonas Valanciunas Contract Grade

(April 13, 2015 – Source: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images North America) By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff… Contract: 4 years (4th year player option), 64 million Just days after news of negotiations were first reported, the Toronto Raptors and starting center Jonas Valanciunas have come to terms on a four year extension, with the fourth year being a player option...
Via HoopStuff
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonas Valanciunas, Raptors Agree Upon Extension

Jonas Valanciunas and the Toronto Raptors have reportedly agreed upon a contract extension. Previous reports indicated the deal would be for more than $60 million over four seasons. The Raptors hope to make the deal official on Thursday.
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Exclusive interview with DeMar DeRozan

Legendary Pictures' Straight Outta Compton has been killing it at the box office since its release. The film focuses on the rap power group NWA, originally from...well, yeah, Compton. While he might not have the same impact on the area as the likes of Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan has come a long way, and continues to inspire those in his...
Via The Sports Quotient
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Earl Clark, Ricky Ledo among players drafted to Raptors' new D-League squad

The Raptors have a new D-League team that will debut this season, and an expansion draft to fill out the roster netted them some players with some legitimate NBA experience.Earl Clark, Ricky Ledo and Dahntay Jones were among the players selected by the Raptors 905 as they're called, and while they'll get to develop in Toronto's system for up to two seasons, any team is permitted...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Behind Stars Lowry And DeRozan, Raptors Hungry For More Success In Upcoming Slate

The new unique Drake-inspired uniforms won’t be the only changes for the Toronto Raptors in the upcoming season. After being unceremoniously dumped by the lower-seeded Washington Wizards in the first round of the 2014-15 playoffs, just after winning their second consecutive division title for the first time in franchise history, the Raptors made several changes to their roster...
Via Hoops Heads North
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jonas Valanciunas on the verge of signing four-year, $60 million contract extension with Raptors

The Toronto Raptors have made it clear that they plan to change the way their team plays this season. The organization wants to focus of playing better defense which is they went out and signed forward DeMarre Carroll. But with the change focused on defense, the Raptors need center Jonas Valanciunas to become a rim protector. Even though he hasn’t shown he can do that yet, the...
Via No Guts, No Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonas Valanciunas, Raptors Finalizing $60M+ Extension

Jonas Valanciunas has reportedly taken a leave from his duties with the Lithuanian national team to complete his extension with the Toronto Raptors. Valanciunas became eligible for an extension with the Raptors this offseason. An agreement is not yet in place, but the two sides are in advanced discussions on a four-year deal worth more than $60 million.
Via RealGM
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Who Should Be Their Starting Five?

(Feb. 23, 2015 – Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America) By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff… PG: Kyle Lowry Lowry had a bit of a down year after resigning with the Toronto Raptors last offseason for 48 million dollars over 4 seasons. Sure he was an All Star and his points per game were essentially the same, though he played in 9 fewer games leading...
Via HoopStuff
15 days ago  |  Discuss

With Help From Drake, Toronto Raptors Unveil New Uniforms

In the midst of his Meek Mill beatdown OVO Fest performance last night, Drake strolled on stage wearing a brand-spanking-new Corey Joseph alternate Toronto Raptors jersey. A few minutes later,
Via Stack
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Reveal New Uniforms via Drake’s OVO Fest

Hip Hop Artist and Toronto Raptors Global Ambassador Drake poses outside the Toronto Raptors locker room prior to the Raptors facing the Atlanta Hawks during their NBA game at the Air Canada Centre on October 29, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)   The Toronto Raptors will have a new look in 2015-16. Toronto unveiled their long-awaited new...
Via The Sports Journal
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Diante Garrett pump fakes free throw, chaos ensues

The NBA’s Summer League can get a little slow at times, but Diante Garrett did his best to keep everyone on off their toes Thursday night. Garrett is a 26-year-old point guard playing on the Chicago Bulls’ summer squad. In the first quarter of Chicago’s game against the Toronto Raptors in Las Vegas, Garrett went to the free throw line to shoot two, but apparently decided...
Via NESN.com
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Raptors Build for Both Present and Future

In some ways, last year's Toronto Raptors team finished in the most awkward possible spot in the standings. With a 49-33 record, the Raptors were above .500 in the inferior Eastern Conference—but not that far above. Their first-round sweep at the hands of the Washington Wizards was a borderline-embarrassing look at having all of a team's poor defensive habits—the Raptors were...
Via The Sports Post
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Get Strong Performances From Wright, Powell During Las Vegas Summer League

The Toronto Raptors’ journey back to the playoffs after last season’s discouraging first-round exit starts in Las Vegas, as the summer league roster has begun playing games in Sin City. First-round pick Delon Wright, an athletic 6’5” point guard out of Utah, is joined by second-round pick Norman Powell, along with the rest of the roster hopefuls as Toronto looks to find value...
Via Hoops Heads North
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Luke Ridnour Dropped By Fifth Team in 16 Days After Getting Cut By Toronto Raptors

If there is anyone in this word that could use a pick me up right now it is free agent NBA guard Luke Ridnour. Life can't be too bad for the 34-year old of course. After all he has been playing in the NBA for years and should be financially well off. There is just one problem--no one wants him.For the fifth time in 16 days he is being released from a team. The other four times he...
Via FatManWriting
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Lou Williams bolsters Lakers backcourt, but trouble remains

As much as Kobe Bryant would enjoy scoring every point, the Los Angeles Lakers needed to find another top scoring option to complement him. The franchise did just that, plucking Lou Williams from free agency on a three-year deal. But the Lakers are still in trouble. Williams, the 2014-15 NBA Sixth Man of the Year, heads to Hollywood after recording a career-best 15.5 points per...
Via Sportsnaut
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Raptors signing Carroll is shrewdest move of free agency

DeMarre Carroll made the announcement on social media Wednesday that he is heading to Toronto to play for head coach Dwane Casey and the Raptors. #WeThe North I will be playing for Toronto Raptors next year!!!! I'm Blessed for this Opportunity!… https://t.co/pBK6NvRVcE — DeMarre Carroll (@DeMarreCarroll1) July 1, 2015 #WeTheNorth I will be playing for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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