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Dwight Buycks is an honest man.
Most league MVPs would tell you how much better they got during a successful year but Buycks says his game didn’t really change in 2012-13 when he was named the top player in France after starring for BCM Gravelines.
“I’m actually the same” said the 6-foot-3 Milwaukee native who is vying for minutes in the Raptors’ backcourt in his first NBA season.
Buycks did acknowledge that he grew considerably as a man by being independent and on his own in Europe and got a lot out of the stint.
“It definitely was a good year. They put a lot of trust in me with the basketball to lead them to win games and when you have that comfort from your teammates and your coaching staff it helps a lot” Buycks said after practice Tuesday.
The former Marquette guard put himself on Toronto’s radar with his play in France and then an excellent summer league in Orlando and then Las Vegas. He was signed to a two-year deal.
“For us it was a steal it was a good eye for his tale...
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ebastian Telfair and Stephon Marbury will have plenty of time to talk about their early years as cousins on Coney Island.
Yahoo Sports has reached agreement on a one-year deal with Tianjin of the Chinese Basketball Association, according to his agent, Andy Miller.
Telfair reportedly will have the chance to run Tianjin’s offense and position himself for a return to the NBA in late...
Linas Kleiza signed with Fenerbahce Ulker in the offseason, returning to Europe after a four-year deal with the Toronto Raptors.
Kleiza said he has no interest in returning to the NBA after being amnestied by the Toronto Raptors in July.
Kleiza also talked about how there are only a few teams in the NBA that can win a championship.
The NBA free agency period is dying down, so it time to look back at each team who they signed. Also many trades went down, which I will also recap below.
Free Agent Signings
-Agreed to terms with Julyan Stone and Austin Daye.
-Singed Tyler Hansbrough to a deal.
-Signed D.J. Augustin to a 1 year deal worth 1.3 Million.
-Traded Andrea Bargnani to the Knicks for Steve Novak...
Brooklyn will be well represented in China this season, that is for sure.
Now three years after Stephon Marbury made the jump from the NBA to China, his cousin and recent free agent point guard Sebastian Telfair will also call the Chinese Basketball Association home this season according to reports from Yahoo! Sports.
Adrian Wojnarowski writes that the 28-year old Telfair...
Toronto forward Steve Novak will sit out Wednesday’s game with a hand injury.
The Raptors are playing it safe with Novak as reports indicated he could have played on Tuesday.
With under a minute to go in the fourth quarter, the Celtics were trailing the Toronto Raptors by three, 95-92. Inexplicably, they fouled intentionally. At least it seemed that it was intentional. Chris Babb fouled Dwight Buycks (who?!?!) made both free throws to make it a 5 point game that the Raptors would not relinquish. MarShon Brooks did hit a three just after that,...
Terrence Ross scored 19 points, Landry Fields had 14 and the Toronto Raptors beat Boston 99-97 on Wednesday night, handing the Celtics their fifth loss in six preseason games.
MarShon Brooks scored 17 points, 15 of them in the final quarter, and Kelly Olynyk fouled out with 13 points and nine rebounds for the Celtics.
Boston had a chance to tie it on the final possession, but Jared...
Final score: Toronto Raptors, 99 – Boston Celtics, 97 Toronto Raptors starting lineup: Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gay, Amir Johnson, Jonas Valanciunas Boston Celtics starting lineup: Avery Bradley, Jordan Crawford, Jeff Green, Brandon Bass, Kelly Olynyk Recap The Raptors and Celtics faced off for the second time this preseason tonight, after Toronto defeated Boston ...The...
Raptors fans were impressed with hometown product Kelly Olynyk who played very well in this game. They were not quite as impressed with Jared Sullinger. It seems as though the NBA community is split between feeling the Celtics are lottery bound and expecting them to make the playoffs. Truth is, nobody really knows what to expect from this team. One thing they know is that...
One of the reasons the Toronto Raptors are considered a possible playoff team this year is because they came into the preseason with a starting five already established.
"We're certainly not in the boat where we know what our lineups are going to be but we're getting closer" new Celtics coach Brad Stevens said prior to a 99-97 preseason loss in Toronto on Wednesday...
Boston Celtics (1-4) at Toronto Raptors (3-1) Wednesday, October 16, 20137:00 PM ETPreseason Game #6TV: CSNNE, NBA-TV Canada, 511(Comcast), 751(DTV)Air Canada CentreReferees: Courtney Kirkland, Kane Fitzgerald, Marat KogutThe Celtics face their second set of back to back games in the preseason as they take on the Toronto Raptors on the road. This will be a homecoming...
Boston Celtics (1-4, 0-2 away) at Toronto Raptors (3-1, 1-1 home) Air Canada Centre at 7:00 pm on CSNNE Officials: Courtney Kirkland, Kane Fitzgerald, Marat Kogut Line: Toronto -2.5 (192.5) Get tickets to tonight's game in Toronto PROBABLE STARTERS Boston Celtics: PG: Avery Bradley SG: Courtney Lee SF: Jeff Green PF: Brandon Bass C: Kris Humphries Toronto Raptors: PG: Kyle...