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The Toronto Raptors have decided to amnesty Linas Kleiza.
Kleiza had previously exercised his player option for the 13-14 season at $4.6 million.
The move will save the Raptors on the luxury tax.
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Forward Linas Kleiza was waived by the Toronto Raptors as they had used the team’s amnesty clause allowed by the NBA. Kleiza, who is struggling with a comeback to the league after having microfracture surgery in 2011 doesn’t appear to be set in his mind one way or another whether he will stick in the NBA or take his chances overseas. Kleiza, while aging, still holds some value...
After years of injuries the Toronto Raptors have decided to amnesty Linas Kleiza. Kleiza recently picked up his player option of $4.6 million which is pretty good for a guy who’s played 108 games over the past three seasons. Compared to the salaries of most NBA players it’s not out of line with his production but for a team likely to pay the luxury tax it’s a move that had...
If you wanted to know the thoughts of Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valančiūnas on the Las Vegas Summer League, all you need to do is check out this short interview with teammate, DeMar DeRozan.
I think the Raptors video team was hoping that Jonas would speak highly of the event and the learning from playing in the games.
Instead, he drops an f-bomb (still to be determined) during...
Toronto Raptors forward Rudy Gay has been a hot commodity during NBA trade talks so far this off-season. But new general manager Masai Ujiri sees no point in trading an asset like Gay and could not give a clear answer when asked if the Raptors are looking to trade him.
“We need to see the team before we know the direction we’re going to take…“People talk about...
In terms of the best young dunkers in the NBA, Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan has to be among them.
Currently, DeMar is playing the Nike Drew League in Los Angeles and during a recent game, Derozan had two incredible slam dunks.
First, he soars for an impressive one-handed dunk and secondly, he tosses the ball off the backboard for the self-assisted alley-oop:
Jonas Valanciunas is looking visibly bigger and stronger as Summer League began for the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.
Valanciunas had 23 points and seven rebounds in just over 25 minutes of play.
“I want to get better like always,” said Valanciunas about his Summer League goals. “Every game, every practice, every minute on the court I want to get better. This is the same way.”...
If Marcus Camby intends to continue his NBA career, he'll need to find his ninth team to play on.
The Raptors announced Wednesday they have reached a buyout agreement with Camby, placing the center on waivers.
The 39-year-old big man was traded to the Raptors a few weeks ago in the deal that sent Andrea Bargnani to the Knicks. Camby was set to make $4.3 million next season...
Summer League basketball is in full effect, and for NBA veterans, it means finding a run in their favorite summer hoops league around the country.
For L.A. and west coast guys, that is the famous Drew Summer League.
In the video, Compton, California native and Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan put on a show recently with two nasty, high-flying dunks.
James Harden and Nick Young...
Tweet In the dog days of summer when there isn’t much going on outside of baseball, NBA Summer League is somewhat of a refuge, particularly for basketball fans. However, Summer League is one of those things that you can’t read too much into. This is all rookies, young guys and players trying to find their [...]
When winning the Gatorade Athlete of the Year Award, Andrew Wiggins was asked which NBA team he would like to play for.
"I would like to say the Raptors, I want to play for them," said Wiggins.
Wiggins is expected to be the top overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.
The Raptors were a late lottery team last season.
Wiggins was born in Toronto.
The Toronto Raptors defeated the Sacramento Kings by a final score of 81-70 in Summer League play on Tuesday.
Jonas Valanciunas had 18 points, eight rebounds, nine personal fouls, seven turnovers and one block. Valanciunas went 6-for-12 from the floor. Terrence Ross scored 14 points on 5-for-12 shooting, while Quincy Acy had 14 points and five rebounds.
Ben McLemore led the Kings...
The Toronto Raptors defeated the San Antonio Spurs 82-76 in Summer League play on Sunday.
Jonas Valanciunas had 19 points and 13 rebounds, while Terrence Ross had 14 points and six rebounds.
Deshaun Thomas led the Spurs with 16 points and eight rebounds.
Everyone comes out to participate in The Drew League, and The Beard is no exception.
James Harden is participating in The Drew League, and is on the same team with Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, and Compton rapper The Game.
in this video courtesy of Hoop Mixtape, Harden and The Game show off their skills together, as The Game throw Harden a nice alley-oop.
Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that D.J. Augustine has signed a one year deal to play for the Toronto Raptors.
D.J. Augustin has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Toronto Raptors, league sources tell Y! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 17, 2013
The six-year veteran averaged 4.7 points per game, and 2.2 assist per game last season in a backup role with the Pacers.
The Toronto Raptors are expected to buyout the contract of Marcus Camby.
Camby has two seasons and $7.5 million remaining on his contract.
Camby was acquired by the Raptors from the New York Knicks in a trade involving Andrea Bargnani.
The Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets and Chicago Bulls are expected to be interested in Camby if he clears waivers.