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Toronto Raptors: Nets As Threat To Division Crown?

Admittedly, I have probably had too grand an outlook when it comes to the upcoming NBA season and, more specifically, the Eastern Conference. Lost in the sea of hyperbole surrounding the Cleveland Cavaliers and whatever challenger they may face for the East crown, the Toronto Raptors are still the Atlantic Division champs and I’ve forgotten […] Toronto Raptors: Nets As Threat...
Via NBA Draft Blog
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pro Bball Report Week in Review 08/31/14

On Pro Bball Report last week: why Landry Fields, DeMar DeRozan vs. Klay Thompson, Terrence Ross vs. Harrison Barnes, Stephen Curry’s List, Raptors ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Lithuania loses Mantas Kalneitis, Team Canada’s Brady Heslip, FIBA World Cup Studs, Andrew Wiggins commercial and more.
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Nogueira Works Out With Hakeem Olajuwon

Lucas Nogueira recently worked out with Hakeem Olajuwon, joining a long line of NBA big men to utlize the Hall of Fame center for workout sessions. "Grande oportunidade de aprender com Hakeem @DR34M essa semana #TheDream #WeTheNorth @Raptors @NBABrasil," Nogueira posted on his official Twitter account. Olajuwon has also worked out with LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwight...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

FIBA World Cup Studs From Aug 30 Pau Gasol And Valanciunas

The 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain kicked off on Saturday August 30 and the NBA was well represented. The Raptors young center Jonas Valanciunas shot a perfect 8-8 from the field and the Bulls newest All-Star Pau Gasol led all-scorers on day-one with 33 points. Other studs from Day One include:
Via Pro Bball Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: 5 Notable Headlines From 2014 Offseason

Introduction With September approaching and the start of the NBA preseason just over a month away, it seems like a good time to reflect on the offseason that was for the Toronto Raptors. Although there is technically some time left before the season begins, I think it is safe to assume that the bulk of […] Toronto Raptors: 5 Notable Headlines From 2014 Offseason - Hoops Habit ...
Via NBA Draft Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: What Jordan Hamilton Brings To The Table

On Aug. 18, the Toronto Raptors announced the signing of Jordan Hamilton to a deal that has been reported as one year in length and only partially guaranteed. Either way, the addition of Hamilton, a 6’7″ forward who split time with the Nuggets and Rockets last season, brings the roster to 16 players heading into […] Toronto Raptors: What Jordan Hamilton Brings To The Table...
Via NBA Draft Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Landry Fields Is Still With The Raptors

The signing of Landry Fields by the Toronto Raptors former President Bryan Colangelo is one the last reminders of the risks Toronto used to be willing to take that didn’t pan out. However, Fields remains on the Raptors roster for four reasons - not the least of which is he's a good guy.
Via Pro Bball Report
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: What is the Raptors’ Biggest Weakness?

Toronto Raptors: What is the Raptors’ Biggest Weakness? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Toronto Raptors just had arguably their best season in franchise history and in the offseason they have re-signed Kyle Lowry, Patrick Patterson and Greivis Vasquez, signed Jordan Hamilton and James Johnson, traded for Lou Williams and Lucas Norguiera and drafted...
Via HoopStuff
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Encouraged By Bruno Caboclo's Summer Work

Bruno Caboclo has spent the summer in North America working on his game and body, along with his grasp of the English language. “The big thing is we’ve got to get him playing,” said Toronto Raptors assistant coach Jama Mahlalela, who has worked extensively with Caboclo this summer. “We have to get him in games to see, how can it transfer. We’ve done a summer of skill...
Via RealGM
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Grading Signing Jordan Hamilton

Toronto Raptors: Grading Signing Jordan Hamilton By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… As for the contract details, I apologize but I couldn’t find them, but I assume it’s a 1-2 season near minimum salary signing. Regardless, I love this signing based on fit. The Raptors’ biggest weakness was their lack of perimeter depth, as they were playing John Salmons big...
Via HoopStuff
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry does the Ice Bucket Challenge in Instagram video

Just in case you thought that NBA players would possibly slow down on doing the Ice Bucket Challenge, the latest NBA star to do so is Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry. Lowry was nominated by Garrett Temple and before taking his rather icy bath in the below Instagram clip, he nominated the Morris Twins (Marcus and Markieff), Chuck Hayes, and boxer Danny Swift Garcia: Nice job on...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Could Use Stretch Provision On Landry Fields

With news leaking today that the Toronto Raptors signed Jordan Hamilton the current roster has 16 players with guaranteed contracts for the upcoming season. With the maximum roster size being 15 that means one player won't be with the Raptors come opening night.
Via Hoops Addict
18 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA denies that league asked Toronto Raptors to fire Drake

Earlier this week, there was a report by The Globe and Mail which stated that the NBA had offered to drop a $25,000 tampering fine that had been issued to the Toronto Raptors if the team stripped Drake of his official ambassador title. Drake had gotten into some hot water with the league for “recruiting” Kevin Durant during a concert he held over the summer. Now, the NBA has...
Via Next Impulse Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NBA offered to rescind fine if Raptors fired Drake

The Toronto Raptors found themselves in some hot water with the NBA when their ambassador, Drake, “recruited” Kevin Durant at a recent concert. The NBA fined the Raptors $25,000 for “tampering” thanks to Drake’ stunt but they did offer to lift the fine if the Raptors fired Drake. The Raptors turned down the NBA’s offer: Raptors officials would not comment on the Drake...
Via Next Impulse Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors fined $25K after Drake recruits Durant at concert

Drake has to remember he is part of the Raptors organization now, so he can’t be tampering with potential future free agents. In the video above you see Drake trying to convince Kevin Durant that Toronto is a place he should consider. According to ESPN, when the NBA saw the video they fined the Raptors $25k. Drake should just stick to trying to recruit Skylar Diggins, since her...
Via BlackSportsOnline
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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