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RAPTORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Loyal to a Tee ‘Defend The North’ Tee

For the second straight year the Toronto Raptors clinched a playoff birth with home court advantage by winning the Atlantic division. So as the regular season winds down and the Red Square awaits thousands of fans to arrive at 43.643°N 79.379°W. This ‘Defend the North’ tee by Loyal to a Tee should be treated as standard issue clothing for supporters of Canada’s team. The...
Via Hooped Up
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Raptors at Wolves

In pursuit of one of the top seeds in the Eastern Conference, the Toronto Raptors would seem to catch a break with no teams above .500 remaining on their schedule. The Raptors, though, will also have to play most of those games on the road, where they've struggled mightily. Toronto goes for a rare road victory Wednesday night by continuing its dominance over the Minnesota Timberwolves...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Amir Johnson Wants To Re-Sign With The Toronto Raptors

In his sixth season in Toronto, Amir Johnson is about to become an unrestricted free agent for the second time in his NBA career and he has strong personal reasons for wanting to re-sign with the Raptors. “I would love to come back,” Johnson said.
Via Pro Bball Report
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Raptors Are Finding Their Winning Form Again

For one night anyways they looked like the old Toronto Raptors. They played some decent defense and DeMar DeRozan got his shooting stroke back, scoring a career high 42 points.
Via Pro Bball Report
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan’s best highlights of his career-high 42 points against Rockets

The Toronto Raptors got a big win over the Houston Rockets, 99-96, and DeMar DeRozan had a huge part in that win. He scored a career-high 42 points, including a jumper that put the Raptors up three with 18 seconds left in the game. Get all your DeRozan points here: That’s why he was an all-star last season, guys. *** DeMar DeRozan pic from Getty Images. Video from the NBA.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors beat Lakers, clinch second straight division title

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Raptors clinched their second straight Atlantic Division title, beating the Los Angeles Lakers 94-83 on Friday night behind 18 points from Lou Williams and 19 from Jonas Valanciunas. James Johnson had 17 points, Amir Johnson 11 and Terrence Ross 10 as the Raptors snapped a two-game skid and beat the Lakers for the first time since Dec. 8, 2013. Jeremy Lin...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

October’s Very Own x Toronto Raptors x Mitchell & Ness Collection

Drake and his October’s Very Own (OVO) apparel line have teamed up with the Toronto Raptors to release a spring collection in collaboration with Mitchell & Ness. Utilizing the OVO trademark black and gold colors all the way through. The collection is comprised of tees, hoodies, crewnecks and snapbacks incorporating the Raptors and OVO logo together. The collection drops today...
Via Hooped Up
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Greivis Vasquez & Under Armour launch ClutchFit Drive Low ‘North Six’ Player Edition shoe on March 28, 2015

Greivis Vasquez joined the Toronto Raptors as a part of the major 2013-14 midseason trade with the Sacramento Kings. He helped the Toronto Raptors reach the 2014 NBA Playoffs, and he continues to be a key member helping the team attain new heights again this season. He felt embraced by the fans early on and he’s openly expressed his appreciation for and to the fans and the city...
Via Hoops Heads North
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Greivis Vasquez x Under Armour ‘North Six’ ClutchFit PE

Today Toronto Raptors guard Greivis Vasquez made an appearance on BNN to discuss his Under Armour ‘North Six’ ClutchFit PE shoe dropping this weekend. His first player edition shoe since entering the league represents the city a Raptors home colorway and his GV logo on the tongue. Look for the Under Armour ‘North Six’ ClutchFit PE at the Toronto Yonge-Dundas Square Foot...
Via Hooped Up
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors limping into the playoffs

DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry The second half of the season has been nothing short of a disaster for the Toronto Raptors.  Their star point guard, Kyle Lowry, has been battling injury after injury, and is currently out again, this time with back spasms.  They’re losing games to lesser opponents.  They’ve gone from a title contender to Shaqtin’ a Fool champions. The Toronto...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan passes to Joakim Noah...on Bulls bench (Video)

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan had an embarrassing moment during the final minutes of Wednesday night's game in Chicago when he delivered a perfect pass to Bulls center Joakim Noah. Making matters worse, Noah wasn't even in the game at the time, as he was standing on the Bulls bench.It happened with 1:21 remaining in the game with the Raptors down 112-103. DeRozan was trapped...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Louis Williams Hero Ball is Not the Recipe for Success

If you look at the box score — and only the box score — of tonight’s Raptors-Pistons game, it looks like Raptors sixth man Louis Williams had himself a solid night. 19 points on 11 shots, plus three three-pointers is about right for him. However, if you actually watched the game, you witnessed Raptors coach Dwane Casey fail to use his final timeout, and allow Williams to jack...
Via Busted Coverage
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Glendale Raptors Women win another Championship

GLENDALE, Colo. – No bracket bust here. The Glendale Raptors continued their sizzling start to the season with another virtuoso performance over the weekend in the state’s capital. Joanna Kitlinski moved from her normal forward position to center, and scored three tries in four games. Kelly Mullen added three tries of her own. And Rachel Ryan provided a menacing attack on both...
Via Mile High Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry videobombs coach's halftime interview

Kyle Lowry might be out with a bad back, but that doesn't mean he can't entertain himself while sitting on the Raptors' bench. Videobombing is all the rage with NBA players nowadays (attribute credit to the LeBron James/Chris Bosh/Dwyane Wade Miami Heat for that). Now, Lowry is getting in on the fun. Tyler Hansbrough was not having any of this. That's Raptors assistant coach Tom...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Amir Johnson Says Lucas Nogueira Will Do Damage

The Toronto Raptors rookie center Lucas ‘Bebe’ Nogueira hasn’t seen much time in the NBA, but with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA D-League recently, the 22-year-old from Brazil has been showing off his natural abilities and the results have been impressive. Amir Johnson has been watching and practicing with Nogueira all season and sees a lot of potential in the seven-footer.
Via Pro Bball Report
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Future of Toronto Raptors hinges on playoff-positioning in the present

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports With the benefits of their impressive start no longer visible in the standings, the Toronto Raptors haven’t resembled a team that’s supposed to be taking the next step in their progression towards becoming a perennial playoff-participant in quite awhile. It’s been over a month since Toronto halted a two-game skid with four straight wins against...
Via Sports-Glory
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors Game Recap: Too Little, Too Late

(Toronto, ON) – With a golden opportunity at their hands to knock off a struggling team, the Miami Heat (29-36) fell to the Toronto Raptors (39-26) by a score of 102-92 on Friday night at Air Canada Centre. The victory was the first over Miami in more than five years, which snapped a 16-game losing streak in the series. In a game they desperately needed to win on the road, the...
Via Heat Nation
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors-Blazers Matchup Marks Most Expensive Ticket for Toronto in March

The Toronto Raptors have continued their road struggles through the beginning of March. The Raptors dropped five in a row at the end of February, losing to the Houston Rockets, New Orleans Pelicans, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors and New York Knicks. Four of those five came on the road. After snapping the streak by defeating the Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto continued to struggle...
Via Hoops Heads North
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kawhi Leonard throws down slam dunk on Jonas Valanciunas

San Antonio Spurs guard Kawhi Leonard threw down a huge two-handed slam on Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas during Tuesday night's game at the AT&T Center.Leonard dribbled along the baseline and finished with the strong dunk: At the end of three quarters, Leonard had 18 points and 9 rebounds, helping to give the Spurs a 14-point lead. The Raptors seem to be falling apart...
Via Holdout Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors women silence critics in win

Despite the ballyhooed cries from critics on their unconventional run to a national championship in the fall, and the haste departure of their coach, the Glendale Raptors appear to be unscathed in the early weeks of the spring season. In a rematch unbefitting of a tense national championship game that ended 16-15, they made short work of the Twin Cities Amazons in the not-so exciting...
Via Mile High Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors need Lowry to bounce back

Kyle Lowry It’s been a tale of two halves this season for Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry. Going into the All-Star break, the Raptors were 36-17: good for first in the Atlantic Division, and second in the Eastern Conference.  Kyle Lowry was named the starting point guard for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, his first career appearance.  He beat out some of the league’s...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tyler Hansbrough, Festus Ezeli ejected for fight

Tyler Hansbrough and Festus Ezeli were ejected from Friday’s Raptors-Warriors game after getting into a scrap towards the end of the third quarter when Golden State was winning by a blowout. Ezeli and Hansbrough were fighting down low for position, and their physical play continued as they went up the court, with Ezeli going at...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce shoves Drake after rapper crowds him on inbounds play (video)

Paul Pierce had no time or patience for the inappropriate front row antics of Drake during the tense, waning moments of a tight basketball game between the Washington Wizards and Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday night. But given the annoyingly foolish conduct of the Toronto-based rapper, it wouldn’t have mattered if Drake’s...Read More The post Paul Pierce shoves...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Bieber helped Kyle Lowry become All-Star starter?

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry has been named a starter for the Eastern Conference in the NBA All-Star Game, and — Belieb it or not — he may have Justin Bieber to thank. At the beginning of the week, Lowry trailed Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade by more than 100,000 votes. The margin seemed...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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