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Lowry gets 25 in Raptors' 105-97 preseason win over Lakers

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) Kyle Lowry scored 25 points and DeMarre Carroll added 10 points and six rebounds in the Toronto Raptors' 105-97 preseason win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night. Kobe Bryant suited up for his third straight preseason game and scored 16 points at Citizens Business Bank Arena in just over 20 minutes of play, a number that coach Byron Scott said was...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Terrence Ross Is Ready To Bring More To The Raptors This Year

The Raptors Terrence Ross had a disappointing third NBA season in Toronto. After being called one of his team's best defensive players in a strong sophomore campaign by his head coach, Ross kind of disappeared the next year. It was only after the fact that everyone learned what had been holding him back. He should be bringing a lot more to the Raptors this year than what might be...
Via Pro Bball Report
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors See Something In Anthony Bennett That Others Don’t

As Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri said on media day about Anthony Bennett, "For us to get a Canadian 22-year old power forward that is athletic and can play at the minimum? We’ll take it. He’ll have a chance. We feel like we’re a growing team and we can absorb a guy like that."
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Giving Anthony Bennett 'Opportunity To Grow, Be A Player'

Anthony Bennett is hoping his third NBA season is when his career is revived now that he's joined his hometown Toronto Raptors. "Lots of ups and downs," Bennett told Yahoo Sports prior to the Raptors preseason game against the Golden State Warriors. "There a couple [things] you got to avoid. There are also a lot of people you have to have in your circle, like family and friends,...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors To Hold A Practice Open To The Public In Mississauga

The Toronto Raptors will continue their preseason preparations with an open practice presented by Ford Canada on Wednesday, October 21 at Hershey Centre in Mississauga. At this free event, Raptors fans will have an opportunity to preview the team during an intra-squad game, win one of many exciting giveaways and interact with Raptors alumni. Tickets are limited.
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Glendale Raptors end their nearly year-long winning streak

Let’s have a quick moment of silence for the Glendale Raptors winning streak, please. It ended on Saturday in Berkeley, California. Tries from Hali Dieters, Kristen Shalosky and Kelly Mullen helped flip a 10-0 deficit to a 19-15 lead over Berkeley All Blues in the second half. But the All Blues scored a try and conversion in the waning minutes and ended the fun, 22-19. Darn. Now...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan lets the world know: He doesn't want to talk free agency

Some NBA players can't wait to move from one team to another. Free agency is an extravaganza as they court interested teams and take their time making a decision.DeMar DeRozan is not one of those players. The Toronto Raptors wing told National Post's Eric Koreen that the subject of free agency is actually one he'd rather avoid -- to the point that talking about it can frustrate him...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Stephen Curry celebrates three with bench before it goes in

The Golden State Warriors already appear to be in mid-season form. During their 95-87 win over the Toronto Raptors in the preseason opener for both squads, we were reminded that both ball movement and Stephen Curry were alive and well in Northern California. Curry giving a high five before it goes in hahaha
Via Yardbarker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch DeMar DeRozan fool the Clippers with the old 'lost ball' trick

When you're a silky smooth scorer like DeMar DeRozan, defenses have to respect you at all times. Otherwise, what appears like a mistake can turn into a bucket in the blink of an eye.In the Toronto Raptors' big preseason win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, DeRozan appeared to lose his handle on the rock as he went to use a Luis Scola screen. But when the defense relaxed as...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry best highlights from 26 points against Clippers

As the Toronto Raptors look to compete among the elite in the Eastern Conference, Kyle Lowry will be a huge reason if they do succeed. Last night, Lowry’s Raptors faced off in a preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers and Kyle was able to score twenty-six points and dished out two assists. Check out some of his best highlights in the below video clip: *** Lowry Best Highlights...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Terrence Ross called for double-dribble on fast break dunk (Video)

Toronto Raptors forward Terrence Ross was rightfully called for a double dribble when he couldn't get his steps right on a fast break dunk attempt during Sunday night's preseason game against the L.A. Clippers. Ross intercepted a pass and set himself up perfectly for a fast break slam, but apparently got a bit too excited. That one extra dribble was all it took for the officials...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Griffin knocks shot clock off backboard with powerful dunk

The Los Angeles Clippers faced off against the Toronto Raptors in their first preseason game of the season on Sunday night, and Blake Griffin already seems to be in midseason dunking form. Griffin threw down a dunk in warm-ups that was so powerful it rattled the shot clock. The Clippers big man’s two-handed dunk made the shot clock shake until it finally fell down. The Clippers...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlantic Power Rankings: Where Do the Raptors Land?

Ranking: 1 Click to see full Atlantic rankings The Toronto Raptors have weaved their way up the Eastern Conference standings in recent years.  They’ve taken advantage of the weak East and have made themselves playoff contenders year after year. Their backcourt is stellar, as Kyle Lowry is a triple-double waiting to happen, and DeMar Derozan has become one of the best scorers...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Glendale Raptors Women’s Rugby hopes to keep year-plus win streak alive

The expectations are clear for the Glendale Raptors Women in 2015: It’s them, the defending national champions, a roster made up of multiple USA Eagles players and some contenders for the future. And then it’s on to their next opponent — and they are watching. And maybe that’s unreasonable. The Raptors coaches and players hint as much. Heaven knows they are tired of hearing...
Via Mile High Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Exercise 16-17 Options On Bruno Caboclo, Lucas Nogueira

The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday they have exercised the third-year team options on the Rookie Scale Contracts of forward Bruno Caboclo and centre Lucas Nogueira. The contracts for Caboclo and Nogueira are now guaranteed through the 2016-17 season. In accordance with the league’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Raptors had until October 31 to exercise their option on...
Via RealGM
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Preseason Opener in Vancouver is Most Expensive Game Before Season Begins

The Toronto Raptors made one of the more notable offseason signings off the summer, by luring former Atlanta Hawks swingman DeMarre Carroll with a four-year, $60 million contract to give the team up north versatility on the defensive end. It was a disappointing first-round playoff exit for a Raptors team that had higher expectations last season. NBA Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams...
Via Hoops Heads North
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Anthony Bennett Signing Grade

(Dec. 13, 2014 – Source: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images North America) By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff… Contract: 1 year, Veteran’s Minimum (roughly 947k) The commonly held belief concerning Anthony Bennett at this point is that he is a bust. The former number 1 overall pick in the 2013 Draft has done little in his career to make anyone think differently...
Via HoopStuff
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Season Preview: Toronto Raptors

Over the next month, we will be previewing every team in the NBA. Here is the fourth installment of our series on the Toronto Raptors. 2014-15 Record: 49-33 Notable Acquisitions: DeMarre Carroll (FA), Cory Joseph (FA), Bismack Biyombo (FA), Luis Scola (FA), Delon Wright (Draft), Norman Powell (Draft) Notable Departures: Amir Johnson, Lou Williams, Tyler Hansbrough, Greivis Vasquez...
Via RealGM - NBA
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Anthony Bennett clears waivers, will sign with Raptors

    In 2012, Anthony Bennett became the first Canadian to be selected first overall in the NBA Draft. Now, three years later, it looks like he will be heading up north to play in his native land. ESPN Basketball insider Jeff Goodman reported on Friday that Bennett, who was officially bought out by the Minnesota Timberwolves earlier this week, has cleared waivers and is expected...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Glendale Raptors come from behind to win vs. ORSU despite mounting injuries

The best win of the season for the Glendale Raptors may be the upcoming bye week. That’s not being cute. On Saturday, Rachel Ryan, the team’s best offensive punch, was out after having minor knee surgery. Longtime USA Eagles player Laura Miller didn’t travel because of work obligations. And Mary Pezzulo was still out after tearing her ACL on the first day of fall practice....
Via Mile High Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tristan Thompson, Cavs $14 million apart on contract

The protracted contract talks between Tristan Thompson and the Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly have arrived at impasse after impasse, with the latest reports indicating that parties are $14 million apart in efforts to hammer out a long-term deal. The Cavaliers were believed to have originally offered a five-year, $80 million deal at the onset of the NBA free agency period that...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers in a bind on deal for Tristan Thompson

Although falling short of having the Larry O’ Brian trophy in their hands this past season, the Cleveland Cavaliers could do it with no other than LeBron James. Yes, James did carry the team but not without the help of the consistent Tristan Thompson in the lineup. (Photo credit: Dan Lippitt/NBAE/Getty Images) Cleveland is currently in the process of dealing with Thompson’s...
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Tristan Thompson won’t take below max from Cavs

    In a saga that is dragging out longer than the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise (RIP Wes Craven), restricted free agent Tristan Thompson continues to hold out for a new contract extension from the Cavaliers. After turning down a five-year, $80 million deal from the team earlier this offseason, it’s become clear that Thompson and agent Rich Paul are not budging. They...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

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
August 27, 2015  |  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
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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