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The Raptors have signed D.J. Augustin to a one-year deal so he can back up starting point guard Kyle Lowry.
The 25-year-old defensive specialist was drafted out of Texas 9th overall by Charlotte in 2008. In 358 career games with Indiana and Charlotte, Augustin has averaged 9.6 points and 4.0 assists in 24.5 minutes.
His numbers were down in 2012-13 (4.7 points, 2.2 assists, 16.1 minutes in 76 games) while coming off the bench for the Pacers, who made it to the Eastern Conference final.
Toronto Raptors president and general manager Masai Ujiri has had a busy offseason since taking over basketball duties from the departed Bryan Colangelo. His biggest move came when he traded under-performing center Andrea Bargnani to the New York Knicks for Steve Novak, Marcus Camby, swingman Quentin Richardson and a couple of draft picks.
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The Toronto Raptors have signed D.J. Augustin to a one-year deal so he can back up starting point guard Kyle Lowry.
The 25-year-old defensive specialist was drafted out of Texas ninth overall by Charlotte in 2008. In 358 career games with Indiana and Charlotte, Augustin has averaged 9.6 points and 4.0 assists in 24.5 minutes.
His numbers were down in 2012-13 (4.7 points, 2.2 assists...
Toronto Raptors forward Rudy Gay has always had issues with the consistency of his shooting. He’s hoping that this is at least somewhat aided by offseason eye surgery he recently underwent to improve his vision. Gay detailed the operation to Adam Figman of SLAM, admitting that he did have a vision problem.“I did have vision problems,” Gay confesses, sitting up on the trainer’s...
The past 365 days have been strange for Rudy Gay.
The NBA star left the Memphis Grizzlies in a trade that many still question.
He showed up and gave the Toronto Raptors an instant spark.
Yet it seems that these changes were nothing new.
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Dwight Buycks has a multi-year contract with the Toronto Raptors, but he is committed to playing with the same urgency that finally won him an NBA deal.
"I still have a small room for error," said Buycks. "I still have to come in here and try to do better than what I did in Orlando, and what I did the past season, to try to come in and fit in with these guys quick...
Rudy Gay has reportedly required contact lenses for years, but after refusing to wear them, or goggles, throughout the year, the Raptors forward had surgery to correct his vision following the season. Prior to the surgery, Gay described his vision as “terrible,”, saying that he could “hardly get his license.”
According to Adam Figman, Slam Online:
“I did have vision problems…...
Jonas Valanciunas had a very strong performance over his four Summer League games, averaging 20 points and 9.3 rebounds.
Valanciunas and the Toronto Raptors decided to end his run after suffering a sprained finger.
"It's not about me, it's about team," Valanciunas said. "Our team, playing together, learning how to play together. It was Quincy [Acy], it was...
Basketball pro-tip: Being able to see the basket is helpful in shooting the ball well.
Which might've been the problem last season for Rudy Gay, who did not shoot it very well in Memphis and Toronto.
Via SLAM, Gay said he's had offseason eye surgery to help correct his vision, something he called "terrible."
“I did have vision problems,” Gay confesses, sitting...
Toronto Raptors high-flier Quincy Acy rises up for the monstrous put-back slam during the NBA's Las Vegas Summer League. His dunk face after was fierce.
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The Raptors officially announced the signing of veteran point guard D.J. Augustin on Monday.
“Adding a young, experienced point guard to our roster was one of our objectives going into this off-season,” Raptors president and general manager Masai Ujiri said in a release.
“D.J. will provide experience and give us depth in the backcourt.” Augustin, a slender guard played...
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Are the 76ers interested in Quincy Douby?
Very much so, according to SportsNet New York. It reported that the former first-round pick will work out for the Sixers later this month. SportsNet New York also reported that the 29-year-old will work out for the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers.
The 6-foot-3 guard out of Rutgers was an NBA failure before becoming a star overseas...