Found October 09, 2012 on Hoops Heads North:
Akil Augustine of NBA TV Canada reported tonight that Jonas Valanciunas went through his first full contact practice today and may play on Wednesday vs. the Detroit Pistons. Kyle Lowry will be sidelined for at least 2 more pre-season games due to a leg strain that the Raptors are being cautious with.Since Training Camp closed the Raptors have now been in on-court action twice. They held an intra-squad game on Saturday at the Halifax Metro Centre in front of approximately 7000 fans to officially end their time in Halifax. Then on Thanksgiving Monday, the Raptors had their first game at the ACC in the 2012 pre-season vs. Real Madrid. The Raptors started the game slow, but eventually pulled away for a 102-96 victory. DeMar DeRozan, Jose Calderon, Terrence Ross, John Lucas III, Ed Davis, and Amir Johnson all had solid performances for the Raptors. They all seemed to be reaping the rewards of their hard off-season work and putting Coach Casey's teachings from last season & traini...

Valanciunas Participates Fully In Three-Hour Practice, Expected To Play Wednesday

Jonas Valanciunas went through a full three-hour contact practice at the Air Canada Centre on Tuesday.

Valanciunas Close To Return From Calf Injury

Jonas Valanciunas is picking up the terminology in practice.

DeRozan scores 18 as Raptors beat Real Madrid

DeMar DeRozan scored 18 points and John Lucas added 16 to help the Toronto Raptors beat Real Madrid 102-96 on Monday night in an ehxibition game. Andrea Bargnani had 14 points for the Raptors, who ended the third quarter up by two before pulling away in the fourth. Amir Johnson added 12 points, scoring on several big dunks, while rookie Terrence Ross had 10 points. Nikola Mirotic...

Hoops Talk out of Halifax with Dominic McGuire at Toronto Raptors Training Camp 2012 (Halifax,NS)

Dominic McGuire is know for defence, which is perfect for Coach Casey's Pound the Rock system.  McGuire is looking to grab one of the final roster spots with the Toronto Raptors this season and if he can show that he can defend, he has a good chance.  McGuire is playing with his fifth team with previous stints in Washington, Charlotte, Sacramento and Golden State.Sean and I...

The debut is over, thirteen minutes of Jonas Valanciunas

It's over.....the most anticipated rookie debut in Raptors history...  Well, it's definitely up there. The Stat Line: 2 points (1-1), 2 blocks, 1 turnover and 13 minutes of raw Jonas Valanciunas.It was like '03 Lebron James rookie debut anticipation but on a much, much smaller scale.  But I have to admit, although a lot of hardcore Raps fans were waiting for the young...

Raptors Injury News: Kyle Lowry Out With Strained Left Adductor Muscle

In a tweet by the Raptors PR, Kyle Lowry is reportedly out for the first 3 preseason games with a strained left adductor muscle. There has not been any time scheduled for his return.@klow7 out for 3 preseason games this week w/ strained left adductor muscle. Therapy & rehab; no timetable for return to full activity.— RaptorsPR (@RaptorsPR) October 8, 2012The Raptors signed...

NBA Injury Updates

Kyle Lowry – Expect the Raptors to sit Lowry all this week for their 3 preseason games. Kyle has a strained adductor muscle in his thigh.Marcus Camby –  Camby, 38, will miss 7-10 days with a left calf strain originally injured during the first week of training camp. A MRI has been done already.Jordan Hill –  Big blow to the Lakers here. Big man Jordan Hill has been diagnosed...

The Rain In Spain Falls Mainly From Non-NBA Teams

The Raptors and Cavaliers faced off against Real Madrid and Siena Montepaschi Siena, respectively, and won both games. They did so, however, without much help from beyond the arc. Andrea Bargnani, for example, played in excess of 30 minutes,  but missed four of his five three point attempts. He still managed 14 points, if nothing else (4 rebounds, 0 assists, 0 steals). Here’s...
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