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Raptors Assign Bruno Caboclo To D-League

The Toronto Raptors assigned forward Bruno Caboclo to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League on Sunday. Caboclo will continue to be included on the Raptors’ roster and will remain on the team’s inactive list. Caboclo made his NBA debut November 21 versus Milwaukee and scored a season-high eight points in 12 minutes of action.
Via RealGM
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Undercover Purolator Employee Jonas Valanciunas

Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas lends his comedic and parcel delivery talents to the shipping industry, by randomly taking on a shift at a busy Purolator Shipping Centre in Toronto. Despite being seven feet tall with a Purolator work shirt engineered to look like a basketball jersey, some folks don’t recognize him, but that just makes for great comedy. The post Undercover...
Via Hooped Up
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose Slices Through The Entire Toronto Raptors Defense For The Bucket

It was one of those nights for the Chicago Bulls and Derrick Rose Monday against the Toronto Raptors. Rose finished with 29 points ( 15 came in the 4th), with the prettiest of D-Rose’s baskets came when he took on all five of the Raptors. Rose also had this tough runner over Lowry for the and-one: […] The post Derrick Rose Slices Through The Entire Toronto Raptors Defense For...
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Ready To Be Road Tested Against The NBA’s Best

The first place 22-6 Toronto Raptors cut through a depleted visiting New York Knicks team 118-108 with minimal effort. “Tomorrow will be a game that lets us know where we are in the league,” Head Coach Dwane Casey said. “We have to show where we fit in that sphere. It was a good day today, but now we have to go and take care of business tomorrow.”
Via Pro Bball Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Terrence Ross skies for high-flying slam dunk against Knicks

As the Toronto Raptors continue to be the class of the Eastern Conference, Terrence Ross has filled in admirably during teammate’s DeMar DeRozan groin injury. In the third quarter of today’s Raptors-Knicks game, Ross had a fast break opportunity and decided to take off for a high-flying one-handed slam dunk in Toronto: That was pretty nice, T-Ross! *** Ross high-flying dunk...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors extend solid start despite DeMar DeRozan’s absence

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports It takes time to develop an NBA franchise from an irrelevant bottom-feeder into a perennial presence in the league’s playoff-picture, and the Toronto Raptors were no exception, struggling through years of disappointment before finally becoming a respected player in the Eastern Conference. But when a team finds that delicate balance between success...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

(VIDEO) Jonas Valanciunas Blocks Shot and Breaks Out the Dikembe Finger Wag

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino) Follow @romyaquino (VIDEO) Jonas Valanciunas Blocks Shot and Breaks Out the Dikembe Mutombo Finger Wag Jonas Valanciunas has been impressive for the Toronto Raptors in this last stretch of games and finished with 17 pts, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks in Friday's win against the Pistons. After his block on the Pistons Brandon Jennings, JV brought...
Via Hip Hoop Junkies
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond decks James Johnson as revenge for being posterized (Video/GIFs)

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond knocked Toronto Raptors forward James Johnson after Johnson posterized him on the prior offensive possession during the fourth quarter of Friday night's game at The Palace at Auburn Hills.Johnson drove down the baseline and threw down an absolute monster one-handed dunk over Drummond:Naturally, Drummond was not happy, so when Johnson got the...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

(VIDEO) James Johnson dunks on Andre Drummond, Terrence Ross Reacts

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino) Follow @romyaquino (VIDEO) James Johnson dunks on Andre Drummond, Terrence Ross Reacts James Johnson has been a phenomenal addition to the Raptors bench, both on the defensive end as well as the offensive end. On Friday night, he threw down a filthy dunk on the Pistons Andre Drummond in the Raptors 110-100 win in Detroit. The dunk was...
Via Hip Hoop Junkies
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA News: Raptors new logo gets mixed reviews

TORONTO, On. – The Toronto Raptors have officially unveiled their new logo on Friday, and it looks awfully familiar. The Raptors decided to release their new logo in a short YouTube video entitled, This Is Our Shield: When the Raptors partnered with Drake in 2011, the team did so with a re-brand in mind and when the We The North marketing campaign exploded during last seasons’...

The Brooklyn Nets Throw Shade At The Toronto Raptors Over Their New Logo

The Toronto Raptors unveiled a new logo on Friday and while it may not be as awesome as the concept of a dinosaur dribbling a basketball while wearing a jersey, it’s certainly an improvement over the previous “integrate a basketball into a raptor claw” motif that the team had. The new design is definitely cleaner Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

This Is The New Toronto Raptors Logo

The Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Raptors are in the midst of a season-long 20th anniversary celebration, and as part of the festivities, the team has unveiled a brand new logo for its 2015-16 campaign. Sure, it’s no dinosaur (nothing will ever be), but it is an improvement on the current design. [YouTube] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Toronto Raptors reveal their new logo

The rebranding of the Toronto Raptors is continuing, and we’ve come a long way from the purple raptor days. This is reportedly their new logo, which was seen briefly in a hype video released by the team today. Can confirm that is the new logo. Expect uniforms and a full colour scheme in the new year. pic.twitter.com/G7H9pvZGl1 — Eric Koreen (@ekoreen) December 19, 2014...
Via Crossover Chronicles
6 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Raps Talk’ Episode 73 (Raptors Podcast): Presented by Hip Hoop Junkies & Hoop Heads North

In our latest episode of the ‘Raps Talk’ podcast, we discuss the week that was for the Toronto Raptors and what’s ahead as the Raptors hit the road for the majority of the Holiday season. After going 3-4 in the 7 games immediately after & including the game when DeMar DeRozan suffered a torn groin tendon, the Raptors have now reeled off 4 straight wins and are currently...
Via Hoops Heads North
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Drake takes over Raptors game, pranks players during intros

Wednesday night was "Drake Night" at the Air Canada Centre, and the rapper and Toronto Raptors ambassador had the honor of introducing the team before their matchup with their rival Brooklyn Nets. And he actually wasn't half bad. Drake got a couple of good jabs in, saying Amir Johnson "recently got a tattoo of a Swiffer WetJet" --€” Johnson is a spokesperson for Swiffer --€”...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Drake intros Raptors on 'Drake Night'

Apparently, Wednesday night was “Drake Night” at the Air Canada Centre, and the rapper and Toronto Raptors ambassador had the honor of introducing the team before their matchup with their rival Brooklyn Nets. And he actually wasn’t half bad. Drake got a couple of good jabs in, saying Amir Johnson “recently got a tattoo of a Swiffer WetJet” — Johnson is a spokesperson...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors’ Lou Williams Is Allegedly Dating Two Women At Same Time

Lou Williams & Alleged Girl Friends Toronto Raptors guard Lou William is trending on Twitter not because of his 18 points off the bench during last night victory over the Magics. Williams makes headlines for his polyamory lifestyle dating two different women at the same time. We all know athletes have a terrible track record with committing to one female especially when...
Via Basketball Bicker
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Surprise Eastern Conference team expected to go after Marc Gasol

The Toronto Raptors could make a run at Memphis Grizzlies big man Marc Gasol next summer according to sources. While the Raptors currently have a young big man in Jonas Valanciunas, team officials don’t believe the Raptors can seriously compete with him or their other cast of bigs. Toronto’s cap is expected to to be $48 million next summer with the NBA cap set at $66.5 million...
Via Pass The Pill
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry Puts A Sick Crossover Move On Victor Oladipo (Video)

Toronto Raptors, Kyle Lowry The Toronto Raptors truly have stuck gold with point guard Kyle Lowry at the helm of the offense. Whether is passing, scoring, or defense, Lowry bottom line gets the job done in exceptional fashion. Watch as Lowry delivers an insane crossover hesitation move to shake Victor Oladipo out of his performance sneakers. The post Kyle Lowry Puts A Sick...
Via Basketball Bicker
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lou Williams Dating 2 Hot Bi-Sexual Models At The Same Time (Photos)

Lou Williams just solidified himself in the Guy Code hall of fame, if not the NBA one for this move. The Raptors player has been all too public in flaunting his gal pals, Ashley Henderson and Rece Mitchell around Toronto. But wait, there’s more! The two lovely ladies are actually dating each other–so here’s the breakdown, Williams has a main girl who is dating his sidechick...
Via Geeks and Cleats
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Kyle Lowry is the NBA's most underrated point guard

by Josh Naso / @silverfox8008  Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry wasn’t a lottery pick (24th overall in 2006). He wasn’t a Rookie of the Year candidate, and he’s never..... The post Kyle Lowry Is The Most Underrated Point Guard (And Maybe Player) In The NBA appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs vs Raptors Behind The Box Score: LeBron’s Three Highlights Comeback Win

Cleveland Cavaliers (13-7) 105 Toronto Raptors (16-6) 101 [Box Score] Click here to sign up for WFNY’s Cleveland Cavaliers email newsletter. I was planning to write this recap about the Toronto Raptors. For 36 minutes of basketball, that’s what was in my head. I was going to write about how the Raptors are the best team in the Eastern Conference. I was going to write about...
Via Waiting For Next Year
16 days ago  |  Discuss

How do the Raptors replace DeMar DeRozan?

DeMar DeRozan is the Raptors’ All Star. OK, maybe Kyle Lowry was more deserving last year and DeRozan is a bit too inconsistent to be an All Star, his place on last year’s team more of a team honor for how well the Raptors were playing than anything else. And DeRozan is good. In this strange perfect puzzle the Raptors have, DeRozan is one of the players that helps make things...
Via Crossover Chronicles
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan speaks with media for the first time since his injury

Prior to last night’s loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan and Assistant Coach/Director of Sports Science, Alex McKechnie, spoke with the media for the first time since DeRozan tore his left adductor longus tendon (left groin tendon). True to Raptors head coach Dwane Casey’s word: DC says he wants DeMar to stay involved and join coaches meetings...
Via Hoops Heads North
19 days ago  |  Discuss

What has Masai Ujiri built in Toronto?

Here’s how you know for sure it’s a new era in the NBA: some of the league’s most important transactions are the ones that take place in the front office. For instance, one of the most influential—not to mention most efficient—contracts offered in the summer of 2013 was the Toronto Raptors offering then-Denver Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri a five-year, $15 million...
Via The Sports Post
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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