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PHOTO: DeMar DeRozan wears Team USA edition Kobe 9 shoes at Las Vegas camp

While we may sadly never see Kobe Bryant wearing his signature shoes on the world stage again, the good news is that other NBA players will continue to play for Team USA while sporting the Black Mamba’s Nike kicks for many years to come. DeMar DeRozan has been one of the players in the NBA to consistently wear Kobe’s kicks over the years, and the Toronto Raptors guard is doing...
Via Lakerholicz.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will Cherry To Sign Two-Year Deal With Raptors

Will Cherry has agreed to a two-year contract with the Toronto Raptors worth the NBA's veteran minumum, according to a source. Cherry averaged 11.6 points, 4.5 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game last season for the Canton Charge of the NBA D-League. Cherry played for the Cleveland Cavaliers in summer league. Cherry is expected to sign the partially guaranteed deal...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Raptors Terrence Ross Is Set To Breakout This Season

Head Coach Dwane Casey never let up on the mantra, the Toronto Raptors 2013-2014 season was all about the development of Terrence Ross. A lot of effort was expended on Ross by the team and the hoped for payoff is a breakout season for the 23-year-old wing starting in October.
Via Pro Bball Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Bennett pulled from pro-am tournament in Toronto?

Anthony Bennett had been one of many Canadian basketball players participating in the second annual OVO Bounce tournament this week in Toronto. He played on Monday in the pro-am and he started playing again on Tuesday. Nothing seemed noteworthy, just the slimmed-down and finally-breathing 21-year-old Cleveland Cavalier playing in front of some fans. But according to various reports...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Greivis Vasquez MVP In South American Championship

The Toronto Raptors Greivis Vasquez led Venezuela to the FIBA South American Championship over Argentina 74-65 on Monday night and captured tournament MVP honors in the process.
Via Pro Bball Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: What Should Be Their Starting Five?

Toronto Raptors: What Should Be Their Starting Five? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Toronto Raptors just had arguably their best season, have resigned each of their core free agents and are ready to become an even better team. They have drafted the majority of their core and are still very young, so they have the talent to be one of the best teams in the...
Via HoopStuff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors, Wizards: The Only Sure Things In The NBA East

The Eastern Conference is wide open heading into 2014-2015 and a quick start could determine who steals the top spots in each of the Divisions. With only a couple of shoes left to drop, the only teams will any level of certainty are the Raptors and the Wizards as the rest of the pretenders in the Conference have undergone so many changes, even they don’t really know what they have.
Via Pro Bball Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Banged up Raptors fail to qualify in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. – The Glendale Raptors 7s hopes to qualify for Men’s 7s Nationals fell short over the weekend with the team winning just one game out of four at the Omaha 7s qualifying tournament. NEWS: Raptors primed for final qualifier in Omaha The Raptors opened up pool play with against the Kansas City Blues. The Blues took a 19-0 lead into halftime in that game, but Glendale...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar Derozan Jumps Over Kyle Lowry For Dunk (Video)

DeMar Derozan is one of the best dunkers on the planets and this leap over his Raptors teammate should cement his legacy. Derozan and Kyle Lowry are part of a contingent of NBA players currently on an unsanctioned tour of the Philippines this summer.  Despite the fact that they could be fined, the players are having fun.  During a dunking exhibition, Derozan used Lowry as a prop...
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch DeMar Derozan Jump Over Kyle Lowry During Slam Dunk Exhibition

DeMar Derozan and Kyle Lowry are part of a contingent of NBA players currently on an unsanctioned tour of the Philippines this summer. A few days ago, during an exhibition at Araneta Coliseum in Lungsod Quezon, the Toronto Raptors teammates paired up for an alley-oop, which featured Derozan (one of the NBA’s best dunkers) leaping over Lowry. Don’t feel bad for Lowry, though,...
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: DeRozan jumps over Kyle Lowry on dunk

In case you didn’t know, Toronto Raptors stars Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan made a trip to the Philippines last week and during that trip, DeRozan participated in a slam dunk contest during an exhibition game. For one of his slam dunks at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, he decided to show off his aerial ability by leaping over teammate, Kyle Lowry. Check out the below...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Amir Johnson hits friend with exercise ball in Instagram video

Thanks to the fun/crazy social networking world that we live in today, we can see our favorite NBA players doing some pretty funny stuff. Yesterday, Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson decided to post the below Instagram video which shows a slow-motion workout in progress. Watch as Amir takes the exercise ball that he’s working out on and tosses it in the direction of a friend...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors To Release Dwight Buycks

The Toronto Raptors have decided to release point guard Dwight Buycks within the next two days, before his contract guarantee date on Monday, league sources told RealGM. Buycks averaged 19.7 points and 4.3 assists in the Las Vegas Summer League, ranking sixth in scoring and seventh in assists. The Raptors grew fond of Buycks’ play a season ago and received trade interest from other...
Via RealGM
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: James Johnson Signing Grade

Toronto Raptors: James Johnson Signing Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Contract: 2 Seasons, 5 Million Wow, James Johnson was the 16th pick in his draft and will be on his 5th team in 6 seasons, as he is returning to the Raptors who he played with for half of his 2nd season and his 3rd. Regardless, he is a Raptor again and is coming off of an excellent season...
Via HoopStuff
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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