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How did DeRozan do in Rio? Should De Grasse play ball? When are Raptors tix on sale?

A weekend mailbag with mostly b ball questions, and I may have jinxed Toronto FC.
Via Doug Smith's Blog
20 hours ago

QUIZ: Name every first-round draft pick in the franchise history of the Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors were formed as an NBA expansion team in 1995 and have had 23 first round picks in their history. How many of these first round picks can you name? Clue: Year - draft number
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raptors to sign E.J. Singler to deal

Details are sparse at the moment, but apparently Singler will be with the Raptors for now. Fresh off a stint with the Raptors 905 and Toronto’s Las Vegas Summer League team, E.J. Singler has apparently agreed to terms on a contract with the Raptors. Our friend (and bitter rival) Blake Murphy has the scoop: The Raptors have agreed to terms on a deal with E.J. Singler. He...
Via Raptors HQ
4 days ago

Raptors agree to terms with E.J. Singler

The Toronto Raptors have agreed to terms with E.J. Singler, Raptors Republic has learned. While the deal is yet to be signed, Singler will be in training camp with the Raptors, with a chance to win the 15th roster spot. Failing that, Singler has agreed to head to Raptors 905 of the D-League, should he clear waivers. More to come. Follow @raptorsrepublicFollow @BlakeMurphyODCRaptors...
Via Raptors Republic
4 days ago

WATCH: Ujiri: We're a unique global team and want to embrace it

Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri explains to Joey Vendetta why the club unveiled two new jerseys, saying we're unique, and have to find ways to reach the globe and spread basketball awareness.
Via SportsNetCanada
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors show off new Huskies and Chinese New Year uniforms

The Toronto Raptors showed off two new alternate jerseys on Tuesday, and hot damn, they look nice. The first jersey is a slick Toronto Huskies blue throwback uniform. The new threads are an homage to Toronto’s basketball roots. The Toronto Huskies were part of the Basketball Association of America, debuting in 1946, before folding in 1947. 2016 will mark the 70th anniversary of...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry puts up stud numbers for USA Basketball

As a backup point guard, Lowry was a defensive monster, as proved by the final numbers from the Rio Olympics. With gold medals already in their clutches, members of USA Basketball are now enjoying the afterglow of the Rio Olympics. For Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, the Raptors participants on Team USA, there’s plenty to be gleaned from their experience in Brazil. Today, NBA.com’s...
Via Raptors HQ
5 days ago

Raptors DeMar DeRozan Proves His Value At The Rio Olympics

The Toronto Raptors DeMar DeRozan recast his role off the bench from Team USA's Gold medal winning performance at the 2014 World Cup in Spain at the 2016 Rio Olympics as a highly efficient scorer on a team of All-Stars.
Via Pro Bball Report
5 days ago

WATCH: Raptors unveil two new uniforms

Check this out, as the Toronto Raptors unveiled two new jerseys, one to pay homage to the former Toronto Huskies and the other to commemorate Chinese New Year.
Via SportsNetCanada
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors unveil two new alternate jerseys for 2016-17 season

The Raptors bring back the Huskies look, while finally getting in on the Chinese New Year jersey trend. The Raptors ended an extended spell of summer silence late Tuesday morning, unveiling a pair of new alternate jerseys to be worn during the 2016-17 season. Based on a teaser video tweeted yesterday from the team's account, a return of the Toronto Huskies motif felt like a foregone...
Via Raptors HQ
5 days ago

Raptors unveil new Huskies, Chinese New Year alternate jerseys

The Toronto Raptors unveiled a pair of new alternate jerseys on Tuesday, one that reaches back to basketball’s rich early history in the city and another that helps represent the city’s multi-cultural makeup. The new alternates include a Toronto Huskies design and a red Chinese New Year jersey, which the team announced with a twitter video late this morning. Raptors to don...
Via Raptors Republic
5 days ago

Toronto Raptors unveil two alternate uniforms for upcoming NBA season

Throwback uniform honours Toronto Huskies from the 1930s era. Chinese New Year kit is a nod to a diverse fan base.
Via Toronto Star
5 days ago

Raptors 905 reveal 2016-17 schedule

Raptors 905, the D-League affiliate of the Toronto Raptors, released their schedule for the 2016-17 season on Monday. Raptors 905 announced Monday its 2016-17 regular season schedule. pic.twitter.com/46R8E84fqe — Raptors905MR (@Raptors905MR) August 22, 2016 The team’s second season in the league will begin on Nov. 18 with a home game against the expansion Greensboro Swarm...
Via Raptors Republic
6 days ago

Raptors Kyle Lowry Outperformed Cavs Kyrie Irving in Rio

When Team USA was struggling - and they did struggle in Rio, they went to their 30-year-old veteran point guard Kyle Lowry from the Toronto Raptors to get things back on track.
Via Pro Bball Report
6 days ago

Dikembe Mutombo doesn’t mind Michael Phelps, Lilly King using his finger wag

Dikembe Mutombo’s signature finger wag has experienced a resurgence amongst American swimmers at this year’s Summer Olympic Games in Rio. Fortunately, they appear to have the blessing of the four-time Defensive Player of the Year. Mutombo came out on Friday and said that he’s cool with Michael Phelps, who waved his finger at South African rival Chad le Clos after beating him...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers, Paul George have reportedly discussed contract extension

After witnessing the best year of Paul George’s career last season, the Indiana Pacers have begun preliminary contract extension talks with their star player. Paul George told me here in Rio there have been some initial talks about a contract extension with the Pacers, but nothing extensive. — Bob Kravitz (@bkravitz) August 4, 2016 George, 26, has three years left on a five...
Via The Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 2016 Raptors Basketball Academy Recap

A look back at the 10th annual RBA camp featuring Jerry Stackhouse, Cory Joseph and Norman Powell.
Via YouTube
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: USA teammates videobomb DeMar DeRozan

Toronto Raptors forward DeMar DeRozan had a terrific showing in Team USA’s 110-66 beatdown of Nigeria to sweep the pre-Olympic Showcase Monday night. Following his performance, DeRozan’s teammates decided to have a little fun during his post-game interview. DeRozan nailed down 13 points, five assists and four steals in the big win for Team USA and he was talking with a reporter...
Via Campus Sports Net
26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Team USA throw down some vicious dunks vs Nigeria

The Team USA men’s basketball team had an exhibition game on Monday night ahead of the Rio Olympics, and as usual, made things pretty much unfair for their opponent. Team USA rolled to a 110-66 win over Nigeria, and Carmelo Anthony led the way with 19 points. There was some fun dunking going on, especially from Toronto Raptors star swingman DeMar DeRozan (via SB Nation): DeMar...
Via The Comeback
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors reportedly planning to target Serge Ibaka next summer

The Toronto Raptors must want revenge on the Orlando Magic for stealing Bismack Biyombo away this offseason. According to a report by Doug Smith of the Toronto Star, the Raptors are planning to pursue three-time All-Defensive First Team big man Serge Ibaka next summer with a run at Ibaka said to be “very much on their minds.” The 26-year-old Ibaka becomes an unrestricted free...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: DeMar DeRozan Just Missed Throwing Down One Of The Craziest Dunks Ever

The United States men’s basketball team’s 50-point exhibition victory over China last night was rather uneventful, save for the fact it was Kevin Durant’s first game at his new home, Oracle Arena, and that USA guard DeMar DeRozan almost caused an international incident with a second-half dunk attempt. Late in the blowout, DeRozan caught an outlet pass with only one Chinese...
Via College Spun
July 27, 2016  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan’s 360 dunk attempt nearly broke the Internet

Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan attempted a dunk during Tuesday’s USA-China friendly that nearly shook Oracle Arena. Kevin Durant opened the scoring in the game, which the United States won 106-57, after draining a three-pointer just a few seconds in. But toward the end of the game, DeRozan nearly brought the crowd to their feet when he attempted this insane 360 dunk. Check...
Via The Sports Daily
July 27, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: 2016-17 Raptors Dance Pak Auditions Recap

We have our squad! Go behind the scenes as next season's Dance Pak is chosen.
Via YouTube
July 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jared Sullinger agrees to one-year deal with Raptors

Jared Sullinger announced on Twitter Monday that he is joining the Toronto Raptors. Marc Stein of ESPN reports it’s a one-year deal believed to be in the $6 million range. WE THE NORTH #0 — Jared Sullinger (@Jared_Sully0) July 11, 2016 After signing Al Horford to a contract last week, the Boston Celtics rescinded their qualifying offer and renounced their rights to Sullinger...
Via The Sports Daily
July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jared Sullinger to sign with Raptors

Former Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger has a new team. The ex-Ohio State star, who was non-tendered by the Celts over the weekend, will sign with the Toronto Raptors, he announced on Twitter. WE THE NORTH #0 — Jared Sullinger (@Jared_Sully0) July 11, 2016 According to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Sullinger’s deal is a one-year contract. Free agent Jared...
Via College Spun
July 11, 2016  |  Discuss
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