RAPTORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

NBA Free Agency: Raptors met with Ryan Anderson this afternoon

Is this the guy the Raptors will sign? While the insanity of the biggest NBA free agency period rages all around us, the Raptors have remained relatively quiet. Sure, they signed DeRozan to a near-max deal, but that was expected. But today, on Canada Day, according to Mark Medina of Los Angeles Daily News, Raptors management met with sweet-shooting forward Ryan Anderson. To my...
Via Raptors HQ
2 hours ago

Decisive Ujiri wastes little time as free agency opens

Raptors GM takes care of team’s core, looks at adding to supporting cast.
Via Toronto Star
5 hours ago

Probably Nothing: Meyers Leonard spotted with Dwane Casey in L.A.

Look, this is almost certainly nothing. The Raptors’ brass was in L.A. to get the DeMar DeRozan deal done, and a great deal of players base their offseason out of that area. Basketball people know each other, and if they cross paths, they’ll talk to each other. But because it’s July 1 and no rumor seems too random for people to discuss, here’s this: TMZ spotted Dwane Casey...
Via Raptors Republic
6 hours ago

The Raptors wish everyone Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day everyone! What better way to spend it than by watching all these wild Free Agency things going down? The Raptors have already struck gold in this year's Free Agency period, namely because they were able to re-sign All Star swingman DeMar DeRozan to a five year, $145M contract. They were able to keep their All Star, Olympic backcourt intact, and will now lok to build...
Via Raptors HQ
7 hours ago

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
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

DeRozan back with Raptors a matter of a man staying true to his word

Via Doug Smith's Blog
16 hours ago

DeMar DeRozan Gives Raptors Hometown Discount

It was as easy as just showing up. The Toronto Raptors and All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan have agreed to a new five-year deal $139 million contract. DeRozan giving Toronto a 9 percent hometown discount.
Via Pro Bball Report
19 hours ago

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
19 hours 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
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors re-sign DeMar DeRozan for 5 years, $139 million

DeMar DeRozan will be back in Toronto for the foreseeable future. DeMar DeRozan has agreed to a five-year, $139 million-plus deal with Toronto, sources tell The Vertical. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2016 Well, regardless of how you feel about DeMar DeRozan the player, the vote of confidence he gave the organization in not booking any other meetings and...
Via Raptors HQ
19 hours ago

Reports: DeMar DeRozan re-signing with Raptors

DeMar DeRozan is re-signing with the Toronto Raptors on a five-year contract, according to multiple reports. The deal is reported to be worth $137 million to $139 million.The 26-year-old guard, who averaged a career-high 23.5 points last year in his seventh season since being drafted by Toronto, is the second big name in free agency to re-sign for big bucks. Bradley Beal reportedly...
Via Fox Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video – An Anthony Bennett Rim Rocker vs Italy

Anthony Bennett had a pretty vicious slam against Italy a couple days ago. Video – An Anthony Bennett Rim Rocker vs Italy originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog.
Via Raptors Republic
23 hours ago

E.J. Singler Could Be The Raptors Missing Wing

E.J. Singler earned himself a spot on the Toronto Raptors Summer League team with the Mississauga Raptors 905 last season and if GM Masai Ujiri can create a roster spot, 26-year-old E.J. Singler could be the Raptors missing wing.
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago

Toronto Raptors: Bye-Bye Bismack Biyombo?

The Toronto Raptors took the phrase “go big or go home” really to heart when deciding who to draft this year. Toronto used both picks on big men, selecting Jakob Poeltl with their ninth pick and then went on to select Pascal Siakam with their 27th pick. It was surprising to see Toronto aim heavily on frontcourt players who play primarily in the paint and don’t bring much spacing...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bismack Biyombo Will Be Patient With Raptors In Free Agency

Bismack Biyombo would like to re-sign with the Toronto Raptors in free agency and is prepared to be patient with them as they first work on DeMar DeRozan's contract. The Raptors will have to use cap space to re-sign Biyombo as they signed him just last offseason after the Charlotte Hornets declined his qualifying offer. Biyombo could earn as much as $17 million per season on the...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan won't visit any teams besides Toronto

DeMar DeRozan has been frequently linked to Los Angeles, but it appears that he is not interested in going there or anywhere other than Toronto. According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, DeRozan does not plan on visiting with any teams because he is focused on making a deal with the Raptors to stay with the team long-term. A source told ESPN that DeRozan would only meet with other teams...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jakob Poeltl with NBA TV Canada - June 24, 2016

Jakob Poeltl speaks with Sherman Hamilton about becoming a member of the Toronto Raptors.
Via YouTube
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Raptors Press Conference: Jakob Poeltl - June 24, 2016

General Manager Masai Ujiri introduces the Raptors first round pick Jakob Poeltl to Toronto on Friday afternoon.
Via YouTube
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Raptors Select Pascal Siakam - June 23, 2016

Paul Jones, Sherman Hamilton & Leo Rautins break down the Raptors 27th overall selection Pascal Siakam at the 2016 NBA Draft.
Via YouTube
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Poeltl: Was hoping the Raptors will select me

Jakub Poeltl had plenty of hope he'll land with the Toronto Raptors at 9th overall, a team that he's familiar with and feel he's a good fit for.
Via SportsNetCanada
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors draft Jakob Poeltl

Defense, height, and touch in the post – these are a few of Toronto’s favorite things The Player: Jakob Poeltl is the top center in the NBA Draft, with the height and length to protect the rim. More than that, Poeltl has the mobility to slow down ball handlers in the pick and roll game. On offense, Poeltl can score around the basket and make intelligent, timely passes. His playmaking...
Via The Lottery Mafia
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors considering drafting Labissiere at No. 9?

Masai Ujiri’s hoop dreams truly know no bounds. According to a report by Chad Ford of ESPN on Thursday, the Toronto Raptors, who hold the No. 9 overall pick in this year’s draft, may consider selecting Kentucky big man Skal Labissiere at that spot if none of the top eight players in the draft fall to them. Hearing strong rumblings that Raptors GM Masai Ujiriin on Kentucky...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Why they should watch the Cavs closely

The Toronto Raptors were eliminated by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals. Now, six games later, the Cavs are about to play a decisive game 7, one that could lead to an NBA championship.  Looking at the structure of the Cavaliers, the Raptors can learn a thing or two.  Lets delve into the Cavs stars and compare them to those of the Raptors: Kyle Lowry vs...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Offseason Preview: Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors are coming off what was easily the most successful season in franchise history. They won seven more games than their previous high, topping 50 wins for the first time, and pushed the Cavaliers to six games in the Eastern Conference Finals. As the Raptors' veteran roster has come together and gelled, the question is: can they take the next step and reach the NBA...
Via RealGM - NBA
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Demar DeRozan opts out, becomes free agent

DeMar DeRozan has thrown his name into the free agency fray, as Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com is reporting that the Toronto Raptors guard has opted out of the final year of his contract. This is pretty much the standard operating procedure for players of DeRozan’s caliber, so it’s certainly not surprising. Based on his comments in February, DeRozan doesn’t plan on leaving...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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