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Can A Rejuvenated Jordan Hamilton Make The Raptors?

Jordan Hamilton was out of a job this summer, so he took a hard look at himself and decided he needed to do something about it. The Toronto Raptors invited him to training camp to compete for a spot on the roster and a rejuvenated Hamilton has looked pretty good in preseason games.
Via Pro Bball Report
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Increase Security After Ottawa Shootings

The Toronto Raptors will have extra security in place for Wednesday night’s preseason game after the Parliament Hill shootings in Ottawa. The team is encouraging fans to arrive early for the Raptors’ game against Maccabi Haifa so they have enough time to clear security at Air Canada Centre. A Canadian Forces soldier at the National War Memorial was killed Wednesday morning by...
Via Geeks and Cleats
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Terrence Ross Converts a 360 And-1 Layup

You would expect a dunk champion to convert insane layups too and that’s exactly what Toronto Raptors swingman Terrence Ross does to visiting Maccabi Haifa. A move like this seems borderline more impressive than a dunk, but who are we kidding. If he somehow slammed this home, the Internet would explode into tiny pieces. The post Terrence Ross Converts a 360 And-1 Layup appeared...
Via Hooped Up
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vasquez leads Raptors past Maccabi Haifa, 92-85

TORONTO (AP) Greivis Vasquez had 15 points, Lucas Nogueira scored six straight points in the final 2 minutes and the Toronto Raptors held off Israel's Maccabi Haifa 92-85 on Wednesday night for their sixth victory in seven preseason games. Kyle Lowry and Terrence Ross each had 11 points for the Raptors, whose sole exhibition defeat was a 113-106 loss at Sacramento on Oct. 7...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Preseason Showdown: Maccabi Haifa vs Raptors

Tonight at 7:30 PM ET, the Israeli powerhouse, Maccabi Haifa, visits the Air Canada Centre to battle the hopeful Toronto Raptors, continuing an exciting day of preseason basketball. The Raptors will play their first game after recovering from the three-game marathon on the road, made up of encounters with the Oklahoma City Thunder, New York Knicks, and Boston Celtics. Meanwhile,...
Via The League News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Greivis Vasquez Says Depth Will Push Raptors To Be Better

The Toronto Raptors are a deep team and if everyone stays healthy, there isn’t going to be enough minutes to go around, however, like Greivis Vasquez has been saying since last year, this isn’t a bad thing. Depth will push everyone on the roster to be better and good team chemistry will hold them together.
Via Pro Bball Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
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
6 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
6 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
9 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
9 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
12 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
13 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
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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