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Raptors Weekly Podcast, Jun 27 – Draft recap and free agency preview | Raptors Republic The NBA Draft, which saw the Raptors select Jakob Poeltl and Pascal Siakam. What do you need to know about these guys? What kind of floor and ceiling are we talking about? Catch up on all of Blake’s draft content here. Read Will’s draft breakdown here. A quick look ahead to free agency...
Via Raptors Republic
4 hours ago

Raptors Should Target Pau Gasol In Free Agency

Pau Gasol signed a bargain contract with the Bulls 2 years ago because he thought it gave him a shot at a ring. This time it's likely he'll have to take even less to get a chance to go deep in the playoffs, however, with the Toronto Raptors at least he'd be on a proven team.
Via Pro Bball Report
13 hours ago

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
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors stars Lowry, DeRozan named to US Olympic basketball team

Led by Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony, the Americans hope to win their third straight Olympic basketball gold in Rio.
Via Toronto Star
23 hours ago

Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan officially join USA Basketball Olympic team

It’s official: The Toronto Raptors’ All-Star backcourt will team up this summer for USA Basketball at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. It was reported over the weekend that Kyle Lowry had agreed to join despite not being a part of the program’s preliminary 30-man roster and having no senior men’s team experience, and later that best buddy DeMar DeRozan, who was a member of the...
Via Raptors Republic
1 day ago

USA Olympic team great for Raptors fans but facing a tough task

Via Doug Smith's Blog
1 day ago

Raptors Bruno Caboclo Needs To Stop Singing

The Toronto Raptors drafted a very raw Bruno Caboclo as a project 20th overall in 2014 as they believed this virtually unknown kid from Brazil had unlimited potential, however, what they didn't know was this outgoing young man loved to sing as well and he's brutally terrible at it.
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago

DeMar DeRozan reportedly won’t visit any teams other than the Raptors

Since the start of the NBA regular season, there has been plenty of speculation surrounding Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan. Many have linked the All-Star guard to the Los Angeles Lakers, but other teams are very interested as well. With free agency a few weeks away, it looks like DeRozan will be back with the Raptors next season. According to Tim MacMahon of ESPN, DeRozan won’t...
Via No Guts, No Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

With two new rookies, it's time to re-consider the backend of the Raptors rotation

With two new rookies, let's try to break down slots 10 to 15 on the Raptors. Last season, the Raptors' roster was something of an ongoing experiment. Could a franchise aspiring to rise into the elite ranks of the NBA and contend at a higher level also feature a roster of young players whose value was still very much in question? The Raptors of last season began the year with five...
Via Raptors HQ
2 days ago

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
2 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
3 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
3 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
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors select Utah center Jakob Poetl with No. 9 pick

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Raptors selected Utah center Jakob Poetl with the ninth overall pick in the draft Thursday night. The 7-foot-1 Poetl is the first Austrian drafted in the NBA. Poeltl played two seasons with the Utes, earning the Pac-12 player of the year award this past season season. He averaged 17.2 points and 9.1 rebounds this season. Toronto acquired the pick in...
Via Associated Press
4 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
4 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
4 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
8 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Review: Kyle Lowry

As the Toronto Raptors were manhandled by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals, it became clearer by the day that something was wrong in The 6. The team did not look like themselves in the playoffs, averaging nine less points than during the regular season, along with an unacceptable drop in shooting percentage. Much of the blame rested on the shoulders of team...
Via The Sports Quotient
13 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan And Toronto's Slightly Crazy, Ultimately Correct Choice

Obscured by the brashly joyful pregame din of what was supposed to be the Golden State Warriors' coronation, DeMar DeRozan officially opted out of his contract on Monday. This wasn't some staggering development; we've known this was going to happen since last summer. The cap's about to skyrocket next month and everyone who can possibly become a free agent is putting themselves on...
Via RealGM - NBA
13 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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors fan kicked out of game for heckling ref found killed

A Raptors fan who was kicked out of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals two weeks ago was found shot to death in Toronto on Tuesday. The fan, Sukh Deo, was described by the Vancouver Sun as a gangster. His uncle who spoke with the Sun said his nephew ran a trucking company with a friend. Deo was killed when two men seen wearing construction vests opened fire on a white Range...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry thanks Raptors fans in open letter

The Toronto Raptors put together a great 2015-16 campaign, and fans and players alike have a lot to be proud of. Kyle Lowry, who dropped 70 points combined in Games 4 and 6, took some time to thank the Raptors faithful. We’ve seen them gather to watch games in Jurassic Park, and they’ve gone to great lengths to support their team. Lowry and his teammates must have appreciated...
Via The Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Biyombo suspended without pay for first game of 2016-17

Per Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today, Toronto Raptors Center Bismack Biyombo has been suspended without pay for the first game of the 2016-17 season after picking up his fourth flagrant foul in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Biyombo was issued his fourth flagrant foul of the playoffs, a flagrant-1, during the game on May 27 after he elbowed Cavaliers...
Via The Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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