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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
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Morning Coffee – Wed, Jul 27

Andrea Bargnani reportedly close to signing overseas | Raptors Republic Does Bargnani have any sort of lasting impression on the franchise? Yes. Not only are we cursed with bad jokes every draft cycle, a fanbase aversion to European bigs who can supposedly shoot, and the earworm TBJ-cum-StartersBargnani All-Star anthem, but Colangelo’s replacement, Masai Ujiri, was able to unload...
Via Raptors Republic
11 hours ago

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
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Early Projections have the Raptors at 51 wins for the 2016-17 season

Would you believe this total is actually fair and good and nice to the Raptors? Let it not be said that the Raptors are not teetering on the brink of something good, maybe great. Sure, they’re not going to win the title next year — not with the hydra-headed Warriors in the west and Goliath Lebron in the east — but they may be about to embark on a multi-year mission of sustained...
Via Raptors HQ
1 day ago

Jared Sullinger is apparently already on the Lowry Workout Plan

The photographic evidence is compelling. Ever since Kyle Lowry set the fitness bar in Toronto last summer, all professional athletes coming into the city have had a body of work (literally) to which they could aspire. You see, despite being a super hard worker on the court, Lowry had always been dinged for being a bit, hmmm, pudgy. Now, not pudgy like you and I are pudgy; Lowry could...
Via Raptors HQ
2 days ago

ESPN Forecast pegs Raptors for 51 wins

The Toronto Raptors may be a little worse in 2016-17 than they were in 2015-16. They’re still going to be very good. That was the general expectation at the end of a franchise-best season and heading into an offseason where they lacked the flexibility to make a big leap, and it appears to be the belief now that the larger parts of the offseason have played out. ESPN’s annual...
Via Raptors Republic
2 days ago

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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Raptors Summer League: Utes - July 20, 2016

The Raptors Utah Utes connection at Las Vegas Summer League.
Via YouTube
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Raptors Summer League: Viva Las Vegas - July 20, 2016

NBA TV Canada's Akil Augustine has some Vegas fun with the Raptors Summer League squad.
Via YouTube
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors knocked out of Summer League playoffs on controversial call

The Toronto Raptors were the No. 1 seed heading into the NBA Summer League Tournament, but the Timberwovles knocked the Raptors out in the quarterfinals after Tyus Jones drew a foul as the final buzzer sounded with the game tied at 79. Jones, the former Duke star, was in the corner with time running and pump faked Yanick Moreira, who went soaring by. Jones was unable to get a shot...
Via FOX Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Casey knew DeRozan had something special since day 1

Dwane Casey tells Jeff Blair that he could see something inside of DeMar DeRozan immediately, but just didn't know how long it would take him to become an all-star and Olympian.
Via SportsNetCanada
12 days ago  |  Discuss

All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan re-signs with Raptors

TORONTO (AP) DeMar DeRozan knew he was never going to leave Toronto, his home away from home. The All-Star shooting guard re-signed with the Raptors, agreeing to a reported $139 million, five-year deal Thursday without really testing the free-agent market. ''I am Toronto,'' DeRozan said. ''Outside of where I'm from, I represent this city harder than anybody. I've got so many...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Meet Raptors first rounder, Pascal Siakam

Get to know Toronto Raptors first rounder Pascal Siakam, who recalls the whirlwind of emotions he went through moments before getting drafted 27th overall, which ended in joy.
Via SportsNetCanada
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Siakam feels special to put his family back on the map

Raptors 27th overall pick Pascal Siakam feels special to be living out his dream and that of his late father, and hopes to be an example for other young African kids chasing their NBA dreams.
Via SportsNetCanada
14 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Biyombo agrees to four-year deal with Magic

Let all of the fingers wag in unison in the Orlando metropolitan area. According to a report by Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press on Saturday, the Orlando Magic have agreed to terms on a four-year deal with former Raptors center Bismack Biyombo. AP Source: The Orlando Magic have agreed to terms on a 4-year deal with Bismack Biyombo. — Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading The Deal: DeMar DeRozan Stays With Toronto On $139M Deal

DeMar DeRozan is coming off a four-year, $40 million extension signed in 2012 in which he outperformed tremendously and has agreed upon a five-year, $139 million deal with the Toronto Raptors. DeRozan's full max with the Raptors was approximately $152 million so he gave some level of a discount to the Raptors while getting the extra guaranteed year. DeRozan had a career peak in...
Via RealGM - NBA
26 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan gets 5-year, $139 million deal

DeMar DeRozan made it clear from the start that the only place he wanted to be was Toronto. He gets to stay in Toronto, now on a five-year, $139 million deal. DeRozan and the Raptors agreed to the deal in the first hours of free agency, according to reports. The deal can be signed on July 7. DeRozan was a first-round pick by the Raptors in 2009 and has played his entire career...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: DeMar DeRozan signs massive deal with the Raptors

There didn’t seem to be much of a chance that All-Star DeMar DeRozan would leave the Toronto Raptors in free agency. The team reportedly eliminated that slim possibility during the early hours of free agency Friday morning, signing the star shooting guard to a huge five-year contract worth more than $139 million. DeMar DeRozan has agreed to a five-year, $139 million-plus deal...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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