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Raptors Rookie Delon Wright Is NBA Ready Now

“I wasn’t ready to go to the NBA last year," said Toronto Raptors rookie Delon Wright. "This year, I was more prepared. I know what I have to do to get better, work on my body. I know what teams wanted from me, so I think my senior year really helped me.”
Via Pro Bball Report
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Wesley Matthews To Receive Interest From Raptors, Mavs

Wesley Matthews will receive free agency interest from both the Dallas Mavericks and Toronto Raptors. Matthews tore his Achilles in the second half of last season. Matthews believes he will be ready for the start of the regular season. Matthews is seeking a deal with an annual average in the $15 million range.
Via RealGM
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: DeMar DeRozan is seeking a monstrous max deal

DeMar DeRozan has been one of the most important Raptors during the team's rise, so it makes sense that he wants to be paid like one too. According to Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun, DeRozan's camp is going to make a push for a massive contract extension."Whispers continue to circulate that DeMar DeRozan’s camp will be after the new mid-max (a whopping $25.3 million) a year from...
Via Fox Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Athletic Scorer And Defender Norman Powell

“My toughness and defense, that’s something that translates to the NBA really well and my athleticism, I am able to get up into guys and create on the break and finish at the rim and at the free throw line,” said Toronto Raptors second round draft pick Norman Powell. “Athleticism and defense are things you can go on from day one and compete.”
Via Pro Bball Report
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge Will Meet with Toronto Raptors

Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)LaMarcus Aldridge is one of the biggest names on the free agent market this offseason, and there are quite a few teams that will be battling against each other in order to sign him. According to a report from Shams Charania, the Toronto Raptors will be given a meeting with Aldridge when free agency opens up. LaMarcus Aldridge plans to give the...
Via Hoops-Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Ruthless GM Masai Ujiri Has Targeted Free Agency

Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri recent success has come through trades and team chemistry and while his deals have looked pretty good, Ujiri hasn’t had to be all that ruthless to get things done – until now. However, Ujiri knows he still needs to upgrade the talent on his roster if the Raptors are to ever develop into contenders and he has targeted free agency to get the job done.
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Wright in, Vasquez out

Draft night is behind us now, and the Toronto Raptors walked out spinning their wheels in a way.  It’s not necessarily a bad thing, as they added a player who could prove to be a very valuable commodity, but they traded a player and drafted his replacement in return, not really benefitting them for the immediate future. Delon Wright The Raptors selected Utah guard Delon Wright...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is this the name of the Raptors new D-League team?

The Toronto Raptors are set to make an announcement about their new D-League team Monday, but thanks to some sleuthing from SportsLogos.net, we may already know the name of the team. According to the article, the author came across several NBA domains registered as several variations of Raptrs905. The author then found out that Twitter and Instagram handles of Raptors905 had already...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Trade: Raptors Send Greivis Vasquez To Bucks For Two Draft Picks

The first trade of the night involved the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors, with guard Greivis Vasquez being the focal point of the deal. 
Via CLNS Radio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Acquire Clippers' 2017 First Rounder, No. 46 From Bucks For Greivis Vasquez

The Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors have agreed upon a trade involving Greivis Vasquez. The Raptors will receive the Los Angeles Clippers' 2017 first round pick and the No. 46 pick. The Clippers' first round pick is protected from 15-30 from 2017 until 2019. The Bucks will use cap space to absorb the contract of Vasquez. Vasquez was acquired by the Raptors in 2013 as part of...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raptors actively exploring trades for Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, and Jonas Valanciunas

There has been a lot of movement this off-season in the NBA than I can remember in a long time. There are so many teams looking to make moves to improve their teams or to simply looking to clear some cap space. One team who is starting to consider their options is the Toronto Raptors. It has been very clear that the Raptors have peaked with the team that they have now and it seems...
Via No Guts, No Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ujiri takes blame for Raptors' lackluster year: 'I messed up... a lot'

The Toronto Raptors season didn't go as most hoped. Instead of building off their success from the previous year, the Raptors shot out to a fast start and fizzled at the end, getting swept in the first round of the playoffs. Many were quick to blame coach Dwane Casey, but in a recent interview, it was general manager Masai Ujiri who said he was at fault for the Raptors' woes. Here...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Look For Forward/Center Athleticism in NBA Draft In Brooklyn

The Toronto Raptors had a successful 2014-15 season when taking a look at the history of the organization. They won back-to-back Atlantic Division regular season titles for the first time in franchise history, and also set the franchise mark for wins in a season with 49. But the Raptors were unceremoniously swept in the first round of the NBA playoffs and for those who watched, calling...
Via Hoops Heads North
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Trade DeMar DeRozan?

As I’ve stated before, the Toronto Raptors are in a bad spot.  After a disappointing postseason performance, the Raptors need to decide what direction they want to go in.  In order to gain success in today’s NBA, teams have to bottom out in order to rise to the top, or else they get stuck in treadmill mode, much like the Bulls and Grizzlies have been stuck in as of recent....
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Trade for Kenneth Faried?

It was a disappointing end to an up-and-down season for the Toronto Raptors.  The Raptors were swept in the first round of the NBA playoffs by the Washington Wizards, despite having home court advantage.  Even though a deep playoff run wasn’t expected by most, it was still a shocking end for a Raptors team that won 49 games. Big changes are likely for Toronto, from the coaching...
Via isportsweb.com
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Raptors defeat SFGG to win 2015 PRP Championship

GLENDALE, Colo. – Two seasons in the making, the Glendale Raptors took home their first Pacific Rugby Premiership (PRP) title home, defeating San Francisco Golden Gate (SFGG) 25-11 on Saturday afternoon in the final hosted at Infinity Park. “It definitely didn’t disappoint in the sense that both sides came out wanting to win a championship,” Raptors captain Zach Fenoglio...
Via Mile High Sports
May 18, 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

Webber seems upset with way Rose did ‘Fab Five’ documentary

The most notable player from Michigan’s heralded “Fab Five” is not too happy with the “30 for 30″ documentary that told the group’s story. Chris Webber did an interview with “The Dan Patrick Show” Wednesday and talked about the film, which was put together by Fab Five member Jalen Rose, who is now an analyst...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

Paul Pierce burns Raptors fans with epic troll job

Paul Pierce is enemy No. 1 right now among Toronto Raptors fans — and he’s loving every minute of it. A few hours after his Washington Wizards eviscerated the higher-seeded Raptors in a four-game sweep of their first-round playoff series, Pierce kept the punches coming on his Facebook page.     Paul! Don’t hurt ’em! Pierce scored a game-high 20 points to lead the...
Via NESN.com
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards sweep listless Raptors

For a team that won 49 games during the regular season, the Toronto Raptors were nowhere to be found during their humiliating four-game series against the Washington Wizards. Washington defeated Toronto by 31 points on Sunday evening, completing a ridiculous four-game sweep that saw John Wall and company outscore the over-matched Raptors by a total of 56 points. Washington moves...
Via Sportsnaut
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce wants to sweep Raptors to avoid customs

Paul Pierce has plenty of motivation to close out the Toronto Raptors. Pierce and the Washington Wizards took a 2-0 series lead with a Game 2 win Tuesday night, and the two teams now head to D.C. to continue the series. Pierce is hoping the Wizards can wrap things up, not only to advance to the next round but also to ensure he doesn’t have to return to Toronto. We don’t know...
Via NESN.com
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Lou Williams gets his due

It feels like he should be an old man by now. After all, Lou Williams, named the 2014-15 NBA Sixth Man of the Year yesterday, has been lacing up his..... The post Sweet Lou Gets His Due appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Lou Williams named NBA's Sixth Man of the Year

The NBA announced Monday afternoon that Toronto Raptors guard Lou Williams has been named the 2015 Sixth Man of the Year. The @Raptors' @TeamLou23 named 2015 @Kia Sixth Man of the Year! #KiaSixth pic.twitter.com/B1lsDEh52a — NBA (@NBA) April 20, 2015   Williams, who the Atlanta Hawks traded to the Toronto Raptors last summer alongside Lucas Nogueria in exchange for John...
Via Sportsnaut
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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