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Raptors have expectations of repeat division title

TORONTO (AP) During training camp last season, Raptors coach Dwane Casey was occasionally asked whether his team should try to tank for a high draft pick, with Toronto-born forward Andrew Wiggins a tantalizing prospect to many Canadian fans. Things sure have changed. This year, Casey is setting expectations of a repeat title in the Atlantic, and answering questions about whether...
Via AP on Fox
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Raptors Amir Johnson Has Bruno Caboclo’s Back

There are not many players being drafted as 18-year-olds any more, but the Toronto Raptors Amir Johnson remembers his experience of nine years ago when he played his entire rookie season that young and he’ll have Bruno Caboclo’s back as the Raptors newest very young rookie finds his way in the NBA.
Via Pro Bball Report
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pro Bball Report Week in Review 10/19/14

On Pro Bball Report last week: Jonas Valanciunas – Fear the Beard, Raptors rookie initiations, Kevin Durant injured, Kyle Lowry’s All-Star bid, Knicks hoarding ex-Raptors, Very Happy Bruno Caboclo, Lucas Nogueira feeling better, James Johnson’s role, Raptors rotation, Ross and Valanciunas lead and more.
Via Pro Bball Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Injury Update: Greivis Vasquez didn't play because he felt a 'little wozzy'

The Toronto Raptors improved to 5-1 on the preseason following a 109-90 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. Terrence Ross lead an offense that had six players in double figures with 22 points on 9-of-18 shooting from the floor. The Raptors were without point guard Greivis Vasquez, shown below while with the Hornets, who was hit in the head with a ball during the shoot...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Injury Update: Amir Johnson leaves Friday's game with sore left foot

The Toronto Raptors improved to 5-1 on the preseason following a 109-90 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. Terrence Ross lead a balanced offense with 22 points on 9-of-18 shooting from the floor. On the injury front, starting power forward Amir Johnson left the game with a sore foot. He finished the game with two points and four rebounds in 13 minutes of action....
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is The Raptors Rotation Already Set For The Season?

With less than two weeks left before the start of the 2014-1015 NBA regular season, the Toronto Raptors rotation appears set. Lowry, DeRozan, Ross, Amir Johnson and Valanciunas led the Raptors to the best record in the entire Eastern Conference (41-22) after the seven-player trade with Sacramento, but who wins the backup roles in Toronto this year?
Via Pro Bball Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruno gets start, then gets schooled against Celtics

The grand unveiling of Bruno Caboclo was not a rousing success, but rather a step in what will be a long road. The Raptors gave all-star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan the night off in Maine on Wednesday and inserted Caboclo in at small forward, with Terrence Ross moving back to guard. Caboclo had played well in Manhattan on Monday and was rewarded with a major test. The Raptors...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA 30 Teams/30 Days Preview: Toronto Raptors

Editor's note: This is the 16th of Sam Amico's 30 NBA team previews entering the 2014-15 season. Projected Starters C Jonas Valanciunas; PF Amir Johnson; SF Terrance Ross; SG DeMar DeRozan; PG Kyle Lowry. Key Reserves PF Patrick Patterson; PF-C Tyler Hansbrough; SG Lou Williams; PG Greivis Vasquez; SF James Johnson; SG Landry Fields; C-F Chuck Hayes; F-G Jordan Hamilton;...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors interested in acquiring Jeff Green?

The Toronto Raptors are expected to be one of the main contenders in the Eastern Conference this season, and they could be looking to make another trade to help bolster their roster. According to a report from Zach Lowe of Grantland, the Boston Celtics could look to trade Jeff Green and the Raptors might very well be the best fit for him. It would make a lot of sense, and would fit...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan Throws Himself The Ally-Oop (Video)

DeMar Da.. Da.. DeRozan says the arena announcer after a stellar transition move from the Toronto Raptors standout shooting guard. Dicey decision for an in-game alley-oop to yourself with multiple defenders on the low block. Impressively, DeRozan is one of few to complete the play for the clean two points. The hesitation dribble to cut between the Boston Celtics Kelly Olynyk...
Via Basketball Bicker
9 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan serves ball off backboard to himself vs Celtics (GIF)

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan scored a layup by tossing the ball off the backboard to himself during Friday night's preseason game against Boston.DeRozan's bucket was set up by a nice move to get himself into the paint for the score.DeRozan scored 18 in the Raptors' 116-109 victory over the Celtics.Video via NBA. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Check...
Via Holdout Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry hits spinning circus shot vs Kings (Video / GIF)

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry hit a spinning circus shot after getting fouled during the second quarter of Tuesday night's NBA preseason game at Sacramento.Lowry heard the whistle blow for the foul call and threw up a prayer over his shoulder with his back to the basket. Despite having two defenders on him, Lowry managed to sink the shot off the backboard.Lowry finished...
Via Holdout Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

All Eyes on Young Brazilians as Raptors Training Camp Opens

As the calendar turns to October, 2014 training camps are underway across the National Basketball Association. Toronto Raptors’ camp opened this week with expectations running high following a successful 2013-2014 campaign in which the team finished atop the NBA’s Atlantic Division, returning to playoff action for the first time since 2008. With the opening of camp, Raptors management...
Via Hoops Heads North
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Terrence Ross goes coast-to-coast, throws down tomahawk slam (Video/GIF)

Toronto Raptors shooting guard Terrence Ross stole a pass and went coast-to-coast for the bucket, finishing it off with a tomahawk slam, during Sunday night's preseason game against Sacramento.Ross made the play early in the second quarter and gave the fans in Vancouver a good close-up look at what he's all about.Video via NBA. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports...
Via Holdout Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors claim to have best NBA backcourt

When Bradley Beal stated that he and John Wall were the best backcourt in the NBA, it sparked a healthy debate bigger than the All-Stars boast. He has received at least one challenger to that claim in Dion Waiters, but really the conversation isn’t limited to just the Wizards and the Cavaliers. The back-and-forth banter between […] The post Kings Of The North: Why The Toronto...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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