Raptors opt for rotation continuity despite rookie additions

Leading up to Wednesday’s season opener, there was a hope that the continuity on the Toronto Raptors’ roster could give them an edge out of the gate. It stands to reason that teams with less turnover would be better equipped to hit the ground running as teams with more tumultuous offseasons found their footing and searched for chemistry. The logic is strong, even if the Raptors...
Via Raptors Republic
17 minutes ago

WATCH: Jonas Valanciunas posterizes Boban Marjanović with thunderous dunk

The idea of dunking on someone is a foreign thought to almost the entire country. It is a big reason why we are all fans of basketball. Freakish athletes displaying their skills against other freakish athletes. Very rarely do you see someone get “posterized.” Too many players are good enough to prevent such a moment, and only a few guys are good enough to make one happen. When...
Via The Comeback
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Axel Toupane returning to Raptors 905

The biggest success story in the early history of Raptors 905 is coming back. Axel Toupane has opted to return to the D-League for the 2016-17 season, according to a report from D-League Digest. Cut by the Denver Nuggets at the end of training camp, Toupane was considering his options, which included overtures from international clubs. Considering the differences in salary, the decision...
Via Raptors Republic
2 hours ago

Three things we saw as the Raptors open with an easy win

Via Doug Smith's Blog
2 hours ago

Raptors rookie Siakam nice fit in debut

Pascal Siakam starts in NBA debut. Damon Stoudamire, Joey Graham, DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas only other Raptors who’ve done it.
Via Toronto Star
11 hours ago

Raptors open with high energy, high expectations

New season feel contagious heading into home opener vs. Pistons at ACC.
Via Toronto Star
11 hours ago

WATCH: Raptors Post-Game: Jonas Valanciunas - October 26, 2016

Jonas Valanciunas addresses the media following Toronto's 109-91 home win over Detroit on opening night.
Via YouTube
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WATCH: Raptors Post-Game: Dwane Casey - October 26, 2016

Head coach Dwane Casey addresses the media following Toronto's 109-91 home win over Detroit on opening night.
Via YouTube
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

DeRozan and Valanciunas lead the way as Raptors down Pistons 109-91

Behind a combined 72 points from Jonas and DeMar, the Raptors cruise to an easy win over Detroit. After their final pre-season game, a debacle of a loss to the Washington Wizards, you’d be excused for thinking the Raptors were in semi-rough shape. Tonight in their season opener however, a satisfying 109-91 win over the Detroit Pistons, it didn’t take long for the Raptors to remind...
Via Raptors HQ
12 hours ago

DeRozan leads Raptors past Pistons in season opener

Raptors drill Pistons in dominant performance before sellout crowd at ACC.
Via Toronto Star
13 hours ago

Raptors will provide 3D shirts to every fan in attendance for season opener

The Toronto Raptors will kick off their 2016-2017 regular-season campaign Wednesday evening at home vs. the Detroit Pistons.During their first regular-season home game, many NBA franchises will distribute a cool promotion to fans when they walk through the turnstile. This isn't anything new. However, at the Air Canada Centre on Wednesday, the promotion is quite unique and innovative...
Via FOX Sports
18 hours ago

The Starting Small Forward on Opening Night: A Raptors Story

The Raptors have become an impressive team. But here’s an accomplishment we should never forget. It’s opening night for the Raptors at the ACC this eve, and of course we’re all working our way towards the appropriate level of turnt-ness required. The Raptors are looking to build on a season that saw them journey all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals. For a franchise...
Via Raptors HQ
19 hours ago

The 2016-17 Raptors HQ Season Preview Roundtable: Part 2

Get ready for the incoming NBA season with more from your favourite crew of Raptors bloggers. The 2016-17 NBA season may have tipped-off yesterday, but the Raptors finally play for the first time tonight. As such, the Raptors HQ staff got together to answer additional pertinent questions before tip-off. Check out Part 1 of our roundtable here. Now, on to Part 2! Mitch Robson...
Via Raptors HQ
23 hours ago

As the Raptors season kicks off, a franchise era comes to a close

Via Doug Smith's Blog
1 day ago

As racial tension simmers, Raptors coach feels for players

TORONTO (AP) When the Toronto Raptors first gathered for training camp, Dwane Casey knew his players wanted to talk about more than basketball. Racial tension was simmering in the United States. Images of police brutality had gone viral. National anthem protests were spreading. The coach was moved by what his players said. ''Terrence Ross, who everyone thought was really quiet...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger out two to three months after foot surgery

Toronto Raptors new free agent acquisition Jared Sullinger may not see the court for them until the 2017 calendar year. Raptors General Manager Masai Ujiri said on Monday that Sullinger is expected to miss two to three months after undergoing foot surgery, per Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports. News of Sullinger missing extended time because of the injury, which apparently occurred...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Casey: Sullinger absence means more court time for Siakam, Poeltl

Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey tells Blundell & Co. that with Jared Sullinger’s long-term injury, others will have to step up, even young guys like Jakob Poeltl and Pascal Siakam.
Via SportsNetCanada
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors' Sullinger to have surgery on left foot Monday

TORONTO (AP) Raptors forward Jared Sullinger will have surgery Monday to insert a screw into the fifth metatarsal in his left foot. The Raptors say Sunday the procedure is a preventative measure to alleviate symptomatic stress reactions and will be performed Monday by Dr. Martin O'Malley in New York City. Sullinger signed with Toronto as a free agent July 14. The four-year veteran...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors' Sullinger to undergo surgery, miss start of season

Jared Sullinger will undergo foot surgery on Monday and miss extended time to start the season, according to a report. The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the news on Sunday: Toronto forward Jared Sullinger will undergo foot surgery Monday and miss extended time to start season, league sources tell @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) October 23,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Patterson was mistaken for LeBron James ... in Cleveland

The Toronto Raptors paid a visit to Northeast Ohio this week for a preseason match-up with the Cleveland Cavaliers. And somehow at some point before Thursday night’s tilt at Quicken Loans Arena, Raptors forward Patrick Patterson was inexplicably mistaken for one LeBron James. Patterson apparently was standing a line at a Chipotle — a one in Cleveland, keep i mind — when...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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