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ESPN Forecast pegs Raptors for 51 wins Among the things that stand out is the Raptors having such longer odds at an East title than their win total would suggest. This could indicate a belief the Celtics are a better matchup for the Cavaliers, that they’d beat Toronto in a playoff series, that they may take a while to reach their peak, that there’s a lot more public money on...
Via Raptors Republic
4 hours ago

Jared Sullinger is apparently already on the Lowry Workout Plan

The photographic evidence is compelling. Ever since Kyle Lowry set the fitness bar in Toronto last summer, all professional athletes coming into the city have had a body of work (literally) to which they could aspire. You see, despite being a super hard worker on the court, Lowry had always been dinged for being a bit, hmmm, pudgy. Now, not pudgy like you and I are pudgy; Lowry could...
Via Raptors HQ
19 hours ago

ESPN Forecast pegs Raptors for 51 wins

The Toronto Raptors may be a little worse in 2016-17 than they were in 2015-16. They’re still going to be very good. That was the general expectation at the end of a franchise-best season and heading into an offseason where they lacked the flexibility to make a big leap, and it appears to be the belief now that the larger parts of the offseason have played out. ESPN’s annual...
Via Raptors Republic
21 hours ago

DeMar DeRozan had a blast surprising fans in a photo shoot!

The Raptors' All Star made some fans' day as he showed up unannounced at a Team USA photo shoot. DeMar DeRozan loves interacting with his fans. Recently, at a photo shoot in conjunction with Marriott Rewards, he jumped in and made some peoples' day! Check out this funny video! Got 'em! Had fun w/ @MarriottRewards surprising fans . Check it out! #FriendOfMR pic.twitter...
Via Raptors HQ
22 hours ago

WATCH: 2016-17 Raptors Dance Pak Auditions Recap

We have our squad! Go behind the scenes as next season's Dance Pak is chosen.
Via YouTube
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jakob Poeltl and Delon Wright discuss their bond, first formed at Utah

The two players have formed an interesting bond based off their previous college experiences. Jakob Poeltl and Delon Wright have a special connection in the sense that played together in college (Utah) for once year. After both shining in Vegas Summer League, the players talked about how they might have a slight leg up as they already know each other's games. Utah head coach Larry...
Via Raptors HQ
3 days ago

WATCH: Raptors Summer League: Utes - July 20, 2016

The Raptors Utah Utes connection at Las Vegas Summer League.
Via YouTube
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Raptors Summer League: Viva Las Vegas - July 20, 2016

NBA TV Canada's Akil Augustine has some Vegas fun with the Raptors Summer League squad.
Via YouTube
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors knocked out of Summer League playoffs on controversial call

The Toronto Raptors were the No. 1 seed heading into the NBA Summer League Tournament, but the Timberwovles knocked the Raptors out in the quarterfinals after Tyus Jones drew a foul as the final buzzer sounded with the game tied at 79. Jones, the former Duke star, was in the corner with time running and pump faked Yanick Moreira, who went soaring by. Jones was unable to get a shot...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Casey knew DeRozan had something special since day 1

Dwane Casey tells Jeff Blair that he could see something inside of DeMar DeRozan immediately, but just didn't know how long it would take him to become an all-star and Olympian.
Via SportsNetCanada
10 days ago  |  Discuss

All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan re-signs with Raptors

TORONTO (AP) DeMar DeRozan knew he was never going to leave Toronto, his home away from home. The All-Star shooting guard re-signed with the Raptors, agreeing to a reported $139 million, five-year deal Thursday without really testing the free-agent market. ''I am Toronto,'' DeRozan said. ''Outside of where I'm from, I represent this city harder than anybody. I've got so many...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Meet Raptors first rounder, Pascal Siakam

Get to know Toronto Raptors first rounder Pascal Siakam, who recalls the whirlwind of emotions he went through moments before getting drafted 27th overall, which ended in joy.
Via SportsNetCanada
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Siakam feels special to put his family back on the map

Raptors 27th overall pick Pascal Siakam feels special to be living out his dream and that of his late father, and hopes to be an example for other young African kids chasing their NBA dreams.
Via SportsNetCanada
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jared Sullinger agrees to one-year deal with Raptors

Jared Sullinger announced on Twitter Monday that he is joining the Toronto Raptors. Marc Stein of ESPN reports it’s a one-year deal believed to be in the $6 million range. WE THE NORTH #0 — Jared Sullinger (@Jared_Sully0) July 11, 2016 After signing Al Horford to a contract last week, the Boston Celtics rescinded their qualifying offer and renounced their rights to Sullinger...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jared Sullinger to sign with Raptors

Former Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger has a new team. The ex-Ohio State star, who was non-tendered by the Celts over the weekend, will sign with the Toronto Raptors, he announced on Twitter. WE THE NORTH #0 — Jared Sullinger (@Jared_Sully0) July 11, 2016 According to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Sullinger’s deal is a one-year contract. Free agent Jared...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Biyombo agrees to four-year deal with Magic

Let all of the fingers wag in unison in the Orlando metropolitan area. According to a report by Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press on Saturday, the Orlando Magic have agreed to terms on a four-year deal with former Raptors center Bismack Biyombo. AP Source: The Orlando Magic have agreed to terms on a 4-year deal with Bismack Biyombo. — Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The Toronto Raptors re-signed DeMar DeRozan

After many questions about what he was going to do during free agency, DeMar DeRozan decided on the first day of free agency to re-sign with the Toronto Raptors for something very close to his max.  He gave the Raptors a minor break on his contract, as he accepted the 4.5% increase per year that any player can get as opposed to the 7.5% increase that a player can get when re-signing...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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
25 days 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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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