RAPTORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Raptors player jabs Knicks owner for nixing Lowry trade

James Dolan may have saved the Raptors season If you told anyone at the beginning of the NBA season that the Toronto Raptors would win the Atlantic division, you would have been called nuts. Well six months later, the Raptors secured the division and have landed home court advantage for the first round of the playoffs. However, this might have never happened had New York Knicks...
Via Sports-Kings
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Home Court Matters To The Raptors, Greivis Vasquez

The Toronto Raptors held off the charge from the Brooklyn Nets to win the Atlantic Division and take home court for themselves in the first round of the playoffs. That’s very important,” Greivis Vasquez said. “I don’t remember the last time we lost a game (at home).”
Via Pro Bball Report
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Top Five Things to Watch For in this Raptors Playoff Run

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)Top Five Things to Watch For in this Raptors Playoff RunCan the Raptors take it to another level in the playoffs?Playoff basketball has made its return to Toronto.  The first round series is set, and the Raptors will face off against the Brooklyn Nets in a seven game series that begins Saturday at the ACC. They've proved what they're capable...
Via Hip Hoop Junkies
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Playoff time: Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets preview

The Brooklyn Nets have a total team salary upwards of $100 million dollars while the Toronto Raptors are slightly under $70 mil. Brooklyn has two sure-fire Hall-of-Famers in Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce and a superstar point guard in Deron Williams, meanwhile Toronto has a combined total of one All-Star appearance on its entire roster coming from DeMar DeRozan this season. Eye-grabbing...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors In 5 And Here’s Why They Beat The Nets

Throw out everything that has happened in April, the Brooklyn Nets saw that they couldn’t catch the Toronto Raptors for the Atlantic Division lead and decided to rest their aging injury-susceptible crew for the playoffs, but taking the veteran experience of a Nets team that didn't perform anywhere near expectations over the team with the best record in the Eastern Conference...
Via Pro Bball Report
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NBA Rumors: Raptors' top priority is keeping Kyle Lowry

The Toronto Raptors have been one of the NBA's major surprises this season, and the guy at the center of it all is point guard Kyle Lowry. Lowry's contract expires after the season, and he'll obviously be a highly sought-after commodity on the open market.Lowry has averaged career-bests across-the-board this season. Scoring (17.6 points per game), rebounding (4.7), assisting...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Produce #WeTheNorth Playoff Video

The Toronto Raptors have been a nice story this season. While the Eastern Conference hasn’t been very impressive, the Raptors have taken advantage with a strong year. They responded well after dealing Rudy Gay, and their fans certainly have reason to be optimistic about the direction of the franchise. In anticipation of the team’s playoff run, the Raptors have put together a...
Via Pass The Pill
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors – it’s officially Playoff time! #WeTheNorth #NorthernUprising #ReignOn

The Toronto Raptors’ second ever Atlantic Division banner has been earned and raised, along with a franchise record 48 wins this season, AND the Toronto Raptors will be in the NBA playoffs for the first time in 6 seasons! The 1st round opponent is set – the Brooklyn Nets, who will tip off against the Toronto Raptors in front of a sure to be rabid crowd at the Air Canada Centre...
Via Hoops Heads North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors ‘We The North’ Commercial

The Toronto Raptors are bringing playoff action back to the Big Smoke and to drum up even more excitement they have launched their “We The North” campaign that will give you chills. We The North. “In many ways we are in a league of our own… Far from the East side. Miles from the West side. No where near the South Side.” The post Toronto Raptors ‘We The North’ Commercial...
Via Hooped Up
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors have epic playoff promo video, ‘We the North’

The Toronto Raptors have become the up and coming team to watch in the league by vastly improving from last season, and now about to head to the playoffs for the first time since 2006. The Toronto fans have embraced this team with open arms, and to help urge them on more the Raptors have created an epic playoff promo video entitled, ‘We the North’: *** Casey image courtesy of Getty Images
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
2 days ago  |  Discuss

It Doesn’t Matter Who The Toronto Raptors Play In The First Round Of The Playoffs

All this buzz and discussion about who the ideal first round opponent for the Toronto Raptors would be in the playoffs is missing the mark. The big focus right now should be if the Raptors can fix their issues on the defensive end.
Via Hoops Addict
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Patterson, Greivis Vazquez want to re-sign with Raptors

The Toronto Raptors have been one of the NBA’s biggest surprises this season, and one of the main reasons has been the trade that they made with the Kings. Toronto traded Rudy Gay to Sacramento in exchange for two key pieces in Patrick Patterson and Greivis Vazquez. Both players have made a big impact for the Raptors this season, and they would like to re-sign with the Raptors...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

This Is The Best Raptors Team In Franchise History

Long before the Toronto Raptors set a franchise record with their 48th win against the Bucks in their final home game of the regular season, their players had been doing things no previous Toronto team had been able to. With no disrespect to Vince Carter, the 2013-2014 Raptors are the best team Toronto fans have seen since this franchise started playing in 1995.
Via Pro Bball Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan With A Vicious Poster Dunk On Kyle Singler (Video)

The Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan may have earned the award for the best poster dunk of the 2013-14 NBA season. DeRozan had the one-on-one matchup against Andre Drummond at the top key, leading to an easy blow-by to meet Kyle Singler in air for the one-handed flush. DeRozan led the surge over the Detroit Pistons Sunday evening by scoring 30 points in the 116-107 win. 
Via Basketball Bicker
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Toronto Raptors made the playoffs

I happened to catch Stephen A. Smith on Sportscenter this morning talking about the Eastern Conference playoff picture, more specifically the current struggles in Miami and Indiana. Naturally, as the segment neared its conclusion Stephen A. mentioned Brooklyn and Chicago, (maybe because they’re big markets? Maybe? Probably) as sleepers in the Eastern Conference. I’m sure Stephen...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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