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RAPTORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Raptors Are A Team That Is Still Developing Core Players

The Toronto Raptors are coming off a franchise best 48-win season and have all of their key players back, however, as a young team, Head Coach Dwane Casey remains focused on developing his young core players, Terrence Ross and Jonas Valanciunas.
Via Pro Bball Report
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Photos From Toronto Raptors’ Media Day

Here's a collection of photos from the Toronto Raptors' media day.
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Media Day: Jonas Valanciunas

Jonas Valanciunas talked with the media during the Toronto Raptors’ media day about getting more touches this season, his experience playing in the World Cup and learning from Hakeem Olajuwon this summer.
Via Hoops Addict
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lowry leads rejuvenated Raptors into new season

TORONTO (AP) Raptors coach Dwane Casey was answering a question about Kyle Lowry on Monday when the star point guard walked past, about to give an interview. With Casey still mid-sentence, more than half the crowd of reporters around him suddenly bolted to the opposite side of the room to listen to Lowry instead. That's how important Lowry has become in Toronto. Casey, the fourth...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Masai Ujiri Talked About Developing Young Players And Toronto Getting Their Own D-League Franchise

Masai Ujiri talked with the media about slowly developing Bruno Caboclo and Lucas Nogueira and Toronto eventually having their own D-League franchise that they won’t need to share with other NBA teams.
Via Hoops Addict
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

What Did The Toronto Raptors Do This Summer?

With training camps about to open, what did the Toronto Raptors do this summer to build on a franchise record setting 48-win season?
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

How And Why The Raptors Drafted Bruno Caboclo

Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri and Director of Scouting Dan Tolzman kept their very strong interest in Brazilian Bruno Caboclo off the radar right up until they shocked the NBA world by drafting him 20th overall. How they accomplished hiding their prospect and why they took an unknown player in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft will become the stuff of legend if the 18-year...
Via Pro Bball Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

How Kyle Lowry Found Trust in Toronto

he biggest play of Kyle Lowry’s life was doomed from the start. He had led the Toronto Raptors into the closing seconds of Game 7 against the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of last season’s Eastern Conference playoffs. Lowry approached a moment that nearly every player covets. Toronto trailed by a point, with the ball and a shade over six seconds remaining. There was no doubt...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors win Aspen Ruggerfest Championship

ASPEN, Colo. – The Glendale Raptors concluded a weekend of rugby union action at the 47th Annual Aspen Ruggerfest, winning the tournament’s Open Division Championship. With a 74-25 defeat of The Willing, a traveling team based out of the United Kingdom, the Raptors took home their first trophy of the fall rugby 15s season in the final. “This is the first time Glendale’s name...
Via Mile High Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Amir Johnson Is the Man Clean Swiffer Ambassador

Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson cleans up on the boards and also around the house like a beast. So Procter & Gamble connected with Johnson to make him the official Man Clean Swiffer Ambassador. Part of his duties includes doing interviews like this one on City Tv, commercials and randomly surprising fans to help spread the word of the Man Clean movement. The post Amir...
Via Hooped Up
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: What To Make Of Greg Stiemsma Signing

So just when it looked like the Toronto Raptors had wrapped up all of their business in free agency, they go and sign Greg Stiemsma to a one-year deal. With the addition of the 6’11″ center, the Raptors now head into training camp with 17 players, two above the limit once the regular season begins. […] Toronto Raptors: What To Make Of Greg Stiemsma Signing - Hoops Habit - Hoops...
Via NBA Draft Blog
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Make Or Break Season For Landry Fields?

Things are looking up for the Toronto Raptors. With training camp just around the corner and meaningful games slowly coming into view, it will soon be time for them to begin defending their Atlantic Division crown, to show whether they can surpass their win total from last season, and, most importantly, to show whether they […] Toronto Raptors: Make Or Break Season For Landry Fields...
Via NBA Draft Blog
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: What Jordan Hamilton Brings To The Table

On Aug. 18, the Toronto Raptors announced the signing of Jordan Hamilton to a deal that has been reported as one year in length and only partially guaranteed. Either way, the addition of Hamilton, a 6’7″ forward who split time with the Nuggets and Rockets last season, brings the roster to 16 players heading into […] Toronto Raptors: What Jordan Hamilton Brings To The Table...
Via NBA Draft Blog
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA denies that league asked Toronto Raptors to fire Drake

Earlier this week, there was a report by The Globe and Mail which stated that the NBA had offered to drop a $25,000 tampering fine that had been issued to the Toronto Raptors if the team stripped Drake of his official ambassador title. Drake had gotten into some hot water with the league for “recruiting” Kevin Durant during a concert he held over the summer. Now, the NBA has...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: NBA offered to rescind fine if Raptors fired Drake

The Toronto Raptors found themselves in some hot water with the NBA when their ambassador, Drake, “recruited” Kevin Durant at a recent concert. The NBA fined the Raptors $25,000 for “tampering” thanks to Drake’ stunt but they did offer to lift the fine if the Raptors fired Drake. The Raptors turned down the NBA’s offer: Raptors officials would not comment on the Drake...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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