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WATCH: T&S: New GM for Raptors but Masai Ujiri is always the boss

Tim and Sid talk about the official hiring of new Raptors GM Bobby Webster, but everyone knows the real number-one boss is still Masai Ujiri.
Via SportsNetCanada
46 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Summer Slam: RR’s 3on3 Basketball Tournament Is Back – Sign Up Now!

It’s that time of year again: Time to come out and dunk on the Raptors Republic crew. The annual RR tournament is back The Details: What: Summer Slam – The 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament When: August 20, 2017, at 9:00 AM Where: Variety Village Courts – 3701 Danforth Avenue, Scarborough, ON M1N 2G2 (venue website, Google Maps) Cost: The cost per team is $150, transferable to raptorsrepublic...
Via Raptors Republic
5 hours ago

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Disappearing Act Award for player who came up small

Monday night, the first televised NBA Awards show takes place. Finally, some two months after the end of the 2016-17 NBA regular season, we'll find out who takes home MVP, Rookie of the Year, Executive of the Year, Sixth Man, Coach of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and more. However, the annual honors bestowed on players, coaches and executives alike leave something to be...
Via Yardbarker
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

OG Anunoby scouting report

Our young son William Lou is up to his usual excellence over on his Medium page, dropping a detailed scouting report on the Toronto Raptors’ No. 23 overall pick, OG Anunoby. A sampling: What’s his elite skill? Defensive versatility and athleticism. Anunoby is the ideal modern defender who is comfortable guarding both on the perimeter and in the paint. His 7–3 wingspan rivals...
Via Raptors Republic
8 hours ago

DeMar DeRozan Q&A: Raptors Star Wants Kobe To Become The Next Great Legacy Brand

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Report: Wolves targeting Kyle Lowry, Jrue Holiday, other point guards in free agency

After triggering an earthquake with Thursday’s blockbuster trade for Jimmy Butler, the Minnesota Timberwolves may be coming back for an aftershock.Mitch Lawrence of Sporting News reports on Friday that the Wolves think they can upgrade at the point guard position in free agency and are targeting the likes of Kyle Lowry, Jrue Holiday, George Hill, and Jeff Teague. The Wolves may...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Here’s OG Anunoby’s official introduction to the Toronto Raptors

The Raptors’ newest rookie is in Toronto today to say hello to the city (and the media). We’ve covered this every which way we could by now, so I’ll just get out of the way with this one. Here’s OG Anunoby’s first official media address as a member of the Toronto Raptors. Welcome to Toronto, OG.
Via Raptors HQ
3 days ago

Video: OG Anunoby meets the media in Toronto

Former Indiana forward OG Anunoby, the 23rd pick by the Toronto Raptors in Thursday’s NBA draft, was officially introduced to the media on Friday afternoon. Here’s Anunoby’s full Q & A with the Raptors media:
Via Inside the Hall
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Anunoby: I can make DeRozan better

New Raptor forward OG Anunoby shares his thoughts on the city of Toronto and who he's looking forward to playing with on the Raptors.
Via SportsNetCanada
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 2017 NBA Draft: Masai Ujiri - June 22, 2017

Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri addresses the media following the completion of the 2017 NBA Draft.
Via YouTube
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 2017 NBA Draft: Dwane Casey - June 22, 2017

Head coach Dwane Casey addresses the media regarding Toronto's 23rd overall draft pick OG Anunoby.
Via YouTube
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors select OG Anunoby with 23rd pick in 2017 NBA draft

The Toronto Raptors selected Indiana sophomore forward OG Anunoby with the 23rd pick in the 2017 NBA draft this evening. It was a longer wait than expected in the draft green room at the Barclays Center for Anunoby, who was ...
Via Inside the Hall
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 NBA Draft: Raptors select OG Anunoby 23rd overall

Former Indiana Hoosier OG Anunoby will be bringing his incredible size and athleticism to the NBA in the near future. With the 23rd pick in the draft, the Toronto Raptors selected former Indiana forward OG Anunoby. The 6’7” 232 pound athlete follows a similar pattern to most taken in this draft, as Anunoby was taken as high as he was mostly based upon potential. Anunoby is...
Via Crimson Quarry
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Offseason Preview: Toronto Raptors

With the core of Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas, the Toronto Raptors have made the playoffs in each of the last four seasons. The Raptors took a slight step backwards last season, winning five fewer games and exiting in the second round, compared to a Conference Finals appearance in 2016. With four key rotation players facing free agency this summer, the Raptors...
Via RealGM - NBA
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets trying to clear cap space for top free agents

The Houston Rockets rewarded Daryl Morey with a four-year contract extension on Wednesday, and the general manager’s first order of business will reportedly be trying to clear cap space to pursue the best free agents on the market.According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Rockets have made Ryan Anderson, Lou Williams and Patrick Beverley all available on the trade market. The goal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Raptors Free Agent Camp: Gabe York - June 16, 2017

Gabe York speaks with the media after Friday's workout with the Toronto Raptors.
Via YouTube
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair arrested on weapons, weed charges in Brooklyn

Former NBA lottery pick Sebastian Telfair was arrested on Sunday in Brooklyn for possessing various weapons, ammunition, and marijuana. Pix 11 reports that police noticed Telfair parking his truck in an illegal spot with 18-year-old Jami Thomas, and Telfair started driving away without turning his headlights on. NYPD then stopped Telfair, and found three loaded firearms, one semi...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rewind: Vince Carter's graduation day celebration that wasn't

Welcome to The Rewind, where we dig through tapes, YouTube videos and streaming services and revisit some of the most interesting games in history. There is something special about revisiting a favorite movie, a favorite show no longer on the air, or even just pulling out an album and giving it a spin the whole way through for the first time in a long while. Inevitably you pick...
Via Yardbarker
May 26, 2017  |  Discuss

The Toronto Raptors' Bleak Road Ahead

LeBron James, the official collector of souls in the NBA, recently took the Toronto Raptors’ collective soul, and this time it’s especially crushing considering the circumstances.  One year removed from a six-game loss in the Conference Finals, Toronto made changes solely on the basis of trying to win a series against the Cavs in the event that it happened again. They added...
Via The Sports Quotient
May 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka re-signing with Raptors is basically a done deal

Serge Ibaka was slated to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but the Toronto Raptors are trying to prevent the power forward from hitting the open market.Via Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders: Most in NBA circles believe that Ibaka made it clear to the Magic the only team he wanted to land with was Toronto, and it’s likely why other teams in the hunt for him passed...
Via The Sports Daily
May 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Draymond Green is unhappy about Klay Thompson’s All-NBA Team snub

While the Golden State Warriors were well represented on the All-NBA teams, it’s possible that at least one man was snubbed. Draymond Green, who was voted All-NBA third team, was not happy about the complete omission of Klay Thompson.“I think it’s bulls***,” Green said, per ESPN’s Chris Haynes in an unedited tweet.Thompson did receive 14 votes, but that fell short of earning...
Via Sportsnaut
May 18, 2017  |  Discuss
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