Raptors Pascal Siakam Goes From Third String To Starter

Jared Sullinger breaks his foot in his first preseason game with the Toronto Raptors and the rookie Pascal Siakam finds himself in the starting line-up for the last four preseason games and likely on opening night.
Via Pro Bball Report
11 hours ago

Durant looking for a relationship like Raptors guards have, assistant says

Star forward was looking to create a new bond in move from Thunder to Warriors.
Via Toronto Star
13 hours ago

Patterson leading candidate to replace Sullinger as Raptors starter

GM hoping somebody on roster can step up instead of having to turn to trade market.
Via Toronto Star
17 hours ago

Jared Sullinger out two to three months after foot surgery

Toronto Raptors new free agent acquisition Jared Sullinger may not see the court for them until the 2017 calendar year. Raptors General Manager Masai Ujiri said on Monday that Sullinger is expected to miss two to three months after undergoing foot surgery, per Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports. News of Sullinger missing extended time because of the injury, which apparently occurred...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Player Preview 2016-17: Bringing Up Bebe

The time is now for the lovable Lucas Nogueira. This column comes to you a bit late. I left it to the last minute, caught up as I was in various other goings on. Life, man. But this column, our final player preview for the 2016-17 season, is also about Lucas Nogueira, whose work for the Raptors has also been a bit late, or inconsistent, or, dare I say, distracted. We have high hopes...
Via Raptors HQ
20 hours ago

Fred VanVleet’s defence help him grabs final spot with Raptors

Undrafted guard had to wait before he could call mom because he doesn’t ‘have the best international plan yet.’
Via Toronto Star
22 hours ago

WATCH: Casey: Sullinger absence means more court time for Siakam, Poeltl

Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey tells Blundell & Co. that with Jared Sullinger’s long-term injury, others will have to step up, even young guys like Jakob Poeltl and Pascal Siakam.
Via SportsNetCanada
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors' Sullinger to have surgery on left foot Monday

TORONTO (AP) Raptors forward Jared Sullinger will have surgery Monday to insert a screw into the fifth metatarsal in his left foot. The Raptors say Sunday the procedure is a preventative measure to alleviate symptomatic stress reactions and will be performed Monday by Dr. Martin O'Malley in New York City. Sullinger signed with Toronto as a free agent July 14. The four-year veteran...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors To Lose Jared Sullinger For 3-4 Months Or More

Toronto Raptors forward Jared Sullinger will have a screw inserted into his left foot. It'll be a long time before he's back in action.
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago

Are The Raptors Trying To Build Or Contend In 2016-17?

The lack of veteran depth in Toronto means Raptors head coach Dwane Casey might be forced into using his seven inexperienced youngsters a lot more than he'd like to. It's probably good for the rookies' development, but it's probably not the best way to run up the win total for a high playoff seed.
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago

Raptors' Sullinger to undergo surgery, miss start of season

Jared Sullinger will undergo foot surgery on Monday and miss extended time to start the season, according to a report. The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the news on Sunday: Toronto forward Jared Sullinger will undergo foot surgery Monday and miss extended time to start season, league sources tell @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) October 23,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors exercise options on Nogueira, Caboclo, and Wright

The Toronto Raptors are seeing the Bruno Caboclo experiment through to the end. The team announced Sunday that they have exercised their fourth-year option on Caboclo’s rookie scale contract, ensuring he’ll be with the team through the 2017-18 season, barring a trade. The Raptors also exercised that same option on the contract of Lucas Nogueira, as well as the third-year option...
Via Raptors Republic
1 day ago

WATCH: Open Gym, presented by Bell Preview: I Got Us S5E01

In the season premiere of Open Gym, after an historic playoff run by the Toronto Raptors, DeMar DeRozan resigns with the franchise that drafted him. Meanwhile, during training camp, a group of prospects compete for the team’s final roster spot.
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Are the Raptors adding a Huskies court design?

A reader sent along the following photo, captured during practice at the Air Canada Centre recently. @raptorsrepublic @RaptorsHQ @william_lou have you guys seen this already? pic.twitter.com/jl4OyBZRuf — doctor katz (@javrab) October 22, 2016 That would appear to be a new alternate court design, almost surely for use on nights the Raptors don their new Huskies alternate. This...
Via Raptors Republic
1 day ago

Raptors release five camp invites

Just dropping a line to update yesterday’s news that Fred VanVleet has won the Toronto Raptors’ 15th roster spot. The team made that official Saturday afternoon, releasing Drew Crawford, Brady Heslip, E.J. Singler, Jarrod Uthoff, and Yanick Moreira. Heslip, Singler, and Uthoff are all headed to Raptors 905. The hope and expectation is that Moreira will, as well. Crawford is expected...
Via Raptors Republic
1 day ago

Raptors choose Fred VanVleet for 15th roster spot

And so ends the preseason’s most interesting story line. Toronto’s preseason camp battles weren’t exactly the league’s meatiest. Still, over the course of the eons-long month of October, we managed to picked the bones of the backup centre and 15th roster spot competitions clean. When it comes to who will occupy the end of the Raptors’ bench, we mercifully have some clarity...
Via Raptors HQ
2 days ago

WATCH: Raptors Highlights: Powell To Patterson Alley-Oop - October 21, 2016

Patrick Patterson connects on a lob from Norman Powell for the alley-oop slam.
Via YouTube
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Raptors Highlights: DeRozan Follow Up - October 21, 2016

Kyle Lowry picks the pass from John Wall and DeMar DeRozan follows through with a putback slam.
Via YouTube
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors face challenge of unseating King James, Cavs

TORONTO (AP) DeMar DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors showed last spring that they have what it takes to win in the NBA playoffs. Now all the Raptors need to do is figure out a way past LeBron James. Nothing to it, right? Back in May, the deepest postseason run in Raptors history ended with a six-game loss to James and the eventual champion Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Patterson was mistaken for LeBron James ... in Cleveland

The Toronto Raptors paid a visit to Northeast Ohio this week for a preseason match-up with the Cleveland Cavaliers. And somehow at some point before Thursday night’s tilt at Quicken Loans Arena, Raptors forward Patrick Patterson was inexplicably mistaken for one LeBron James. Patterson apparently was standing a line at a Chipotle — a one in Cleveland, keep i mind — when...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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