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Toronto Raptors Top Ten best plays from 2014-15 season

As the Toronto Raptors made themselves into a legitimate Eastern Conference contender for the upcoming season, they had a pretty solid last season as they made it into the playoffs before being defeated by the Washington Wizards. The Raptors have some of the best young talent in the association including Terrence Ross, DeMar DeRozan, and Kyle Lowry. Check out some of their best plays...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors 'have not entertained' trade offers for DeMar DeRozan

The Raptors had a disappointing 2015 season, one that ended with a somewhat embarrassing first round playoff sweep at the hands of Paul Pierce and the Washington Wizards.As the team looked to retool this summer, DeMar DeRozan's name was one that came up in trade rumors. Toronto made moves to improve what was the league's 23rd ranked defense, which included letting the reigning Sixth...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Bruno Caboclo Still 2 Years Away From Being 2 Years Away?

At the end of the season it looked like the Toronto Raptors Bruno Caboclo was still 2 years away from being 2 years away, but even with this year's mediocre Summer League stats, it can be safely assumed at least one of those years is now behind him. The Raptors still don’t have any playing time for a raw developing prospect, but since the Raptors 905 does, Caboclo should be expected...
Via Pro Bball Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors hire Stackhouse, Kalamian, Greer as assistants

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Raptors hired Jerry Stackhouse, Rex Kalamian and Andy Greer as assistant coaches Wednesday, completing Dwayne Casey's staff. Stackhouse is coaching for the first time in the NBA. He played 18 years in the league. Kalamian joins the Raptors after six seasons with Oklahoma City, including the last two as lead assistant. Greer spent the past five seasons as...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Best All-Time NBA Atlantic Division Starting 5’s

Who has been the best starting unit for the Toronto Raptors over the past 20 years? There haven't been many over .500 seasons for Toronto, but the teams that did it, earned it and were fun to watch.
Via Pro Bball Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How The Toronto Raptors Became A Free Agent Destination

GM Masai Ujiri’s big free agent signing was, of course, the 60-win Atlanta Hawks starting small forward DeMarre Carroll and it happened fast. “I drooled at the mouth just to play alongside guys like Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan," Carroll said. "Those two All-Star guys, they bring a lot. It was really just deciding to be able to come to a winning program and to help this team...
Via Pro Bball Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan Gets a Triple-Double at the Drew League

Toronto Raptors guard and Compton native DeMar DeRozan is always right at home playing in the Drew League and Sunday he had the line of the summer racking up 38 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. A video posted by Drew League (@drewleague) on Jul 22, 2015 at 12:57pm PDT The post DeMar DeRozan Gets a Triple-Double at the Drew League appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors add Luis Scola

It’s become evident that the Toronto Raptors have made a decision on their direction for the upcoming season.  The Raptors are looking to win and compete in an Eastern Conference that they likely believe they have a shot in.  It’s a fair thought.  The East is weak outside of powerhouse Cleveland, and it’s really anyone’s game after that. Luis Scola The Raptors added...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lou Williams says he has 'no idea' why things didn't work out with Raptors

Lou Williams won the Sixth Man of the Year award for his production with the Raptors last season, which included a career-best 15.5 points per game scoring average while playing 25.2 minutes per contest exclusively as a reserve.But all that wasn't enough for Toronto to have him back next season.Williams was an unrestricted free agent, and signed a deal with the Lakers worth $21 million...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan best highlights from 38 points in Drew League game

As the Toronto Raptors look to build toward a championship in the upcoming season, they will have to expect solid play from DeMar DeRozan. Over the weekend, DeRozan played in the Drew League and put together an amazing performance which included thirty-eight points. Check out some of his best highlights in the below video compilation: *** DeRozan Drew League Highlights [Slam Magazine...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors, Michale Kyser Agree To One-Year Partially Guaranteed Deal

The Toronto Raptors have reached agreement with undrafted Lousiana Tech forward Michale Kyser on a one-year contract, a league source told RealGM. Kyser’s deal will include a partial guarantee, his agent Byron Irvin confirmed. Kyser played for the Raptors in the Las Vegas summer league, posting 12 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in the final game on Friday. The 6-foot-9...
Via RealGM
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Diante Garrett pump fakes free throw, chaos ensues

The NBA’s Summer League can get a little slow at times, but Diante Garrett did his best to keep everyone on off their toes Thursday night. Garrett is a 26-year-old point guard playing on the Chicago Bulls’ summer squad. In the first quarter of Chicago’s game against the Toronto Raptors in Las Vegas, Garrett went to the free throw line to shoot two, but apparently decided...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Toronto Raptors' Bismack Biyombo pickup

The Toronto Raptors have been very busy this offseason in regards to free agency.  A team that desperately needed defense, the Raptors have gone out and attempted to fix the problem by bringing in some quality defenders at all three areas, from the guards, to the wings, to the bigs.  While their offense may take a step backward, their defense will almost certainly be much improved...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Build for Both Present and Future

In some ways, last year's Toronto Raptors team finished in the most awkward possible spot in the standings. With a 49-33 record, the Raptors were above .500 in the inferior Eastern Conference—but not that far above. Their first-round sweep at the hands of the Washington Wizards was a borderline-embarrassing look at having all of a team's poor defensive habits—the Raptors were...
Via The Sports Post
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tristan Thompson Claims “It’s every Canadian’s Dream to Play for the Raptors”

Canada has surely dug it’s ground in the NBA; not only as a producer for fairly decent basketball talent, but also home to one of the Eastern Conferences highest rising teams. The Toronto Raptors have successfully gone from the outside looking in to now a perennial playoff team; winning a franchise high 49 games last season and grabbing the 4th seed in the East. Toronto’s even...

Toronto Raptors Get Strong Performances From Wright, Powell During Las Vegas Summer League

The Toronto Raptors’ journey back to the playoffs after last season’s discouraging first-round exit starts in Las Vegas, as the summer league roster has begun playing games in Sin City. First-round pick Delon Wright, an athletic 6’5” point guard out of Utah, is joined by second-round pick Norman Powell, along with the rest of the roster hopefuls as Toronto looks to find value...
Via Hoops Heads North
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Ridnour Dropped By Fifth Team in 16 Days After Getting Cut By Toronto Raptors

If there is anyone in this word that could use a pick me up right now it is free agent NBA guard Luke Ridnour. Life can't be too bad for the 34-year old of course. After all he has been playing in the NBA for years and should be financially well off. There is just one problem--no one wants him.For the fifth time in 16 days he is being released from a team. The other four times he...
Via FatManWriting
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Luis Scola Agrees to Sign with the Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors were one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference last season, but their season ended with a disappointing sweep in the playoffs at the hands of the Washington Wizards. They lacked a veteran presence and also needed help in the front-court. According to Luis Scola’s Twitter account, he will end up signing with the Raptors this offseason. We the north…...
Via Hoops-Nation
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Lou Williams bolsters Lakers backcourt, but trouble remains

As much as Kobe Bryant would enjoy scoring every point, the Los Angeles Lakers needed to find another top scoring option to complement him. The franchise did just that, plucking Lou Williams from free agency on a three-year deal. But the Lakers are still in trouble. Williams, the 2014-15 NBA Sixth Man of the Year, heads to Hollywood after recording a career-best 15.5 points per...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarre Carroll joins the Toronto Raptors

I won’t lie…I didn’t see this one coming.  The Toronto Raptors signed SF DeMarre Carroll on the first day of free agency to a four year contract worth $60 million.  With so much emphasis being put on the Raptors need for a PF, SF became somewhat of an afterthought.  Carroll is a great 3-and-D player, and even though the Raptors likely overpaid, they’re getting a good,...
Via isportsweb.com
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Raptors signing Carroll is shrewdest move of free agency

DeMarre Carroll made the announcement on social media Wednesday that he is heading to Toronto to play for head coach Dwane Casey and the Raptors. #WeThe North I will be playing for Toronto Raptors next year!!!! I'm Blessed for this Opportunity!… https://t.co/pBK6NvRVcE — DeMarre Carroll (@DeMarreCarroll1) July 1, 2015 #WeTheNorth I will be playing for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Rose responds to Webber: He ‘is delusional and still in denial’

Jalen Rose heard all about Chris Webber’s passive-aggressive shots at him over the “Fab Five” documentary and responded Wednesday. Earlier in the day, Webber, now an analyst for Turner Sports, joined “The Dan Patrick Show” and said he “wasn’t too thrilled” with the film, which was put together largely by Rose and the other three...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry isn't exactly endorsing coach Dwayne Casey

The Toronto Raptors are trying to recover from a stunningly swift exit from the playoffs, and point guard Kyle Lowry voiced some frustrations at his exit interview with the media Monday. The Raptors won the Atlantic Division with a 49-33 record during the regular season and were seeded fourth in the Eastern Conference. Still, they...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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