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posted by Romy AquinoThe rumours of Mickael Pietrus potentially joining the Toronto Raptors started back on Wednesday and the buzz seems to be getting stronger today. The Raptors, who have a disappointing 3-13 record are looking for an answer at the small forward slot. With injuries to both Landry Fields and Alan Anderson, and Dominic McGuire not cutting it in the Raptors first sixteen games, Bryan Colangelo apparently is looking to sign former Boston Celtic, Mickael Pietrus to fill that void.According to Sam Amick of USA Today:The Toronto Raptors have agreed to sign veteran shooting guard Mickael Pietrus, USA TODAY Sports has learned.According to two people with knowledge of the situation, veteran small forward Dominic McGuire is likely to be released by the Raptors in order to make room for Pietrus. The Raptors (3-13) need help, and the addition of Pietrus is expected to be finalized on Friday.Pietrus was traded to the Toronto Raptors last offseason but the trade was called off...
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Rolled ankles are a pretty common occurrence in basketball. Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson suffered one last night. What isn’t that common is getting a still shot of the roll. The eight-year veteran tweeted a picture of the painful-looking incident that occurred in Wednesday night’s game against the Grizzlies. Despite the 100 degree angle (I used my handy dandy protractor...
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Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson set his Christmas tree off properly adding a gold star to the top! Big trees, high ceilings and an amazing view. I adore the holidays! photo via Instagram
Shooting guard Mickael PIetrus reportedly has agreed to a contract with the Toronto Raptors on Thursday. Small forward Dominic McGuire is expected to be released to clear a roster spot for Pietrus, according to USA Today Sports, with the deal expected to be finished Friday. Terms of the deal were not available. The Raptors have begun the season with a disappointing 3-13 record...
Dwane Casey talked with the media about how the need for Toronto to get their defensive focus back, why the addition of Mickael Pietrus will cut into the minutes Terrence Ross has been getting and the growth of Jonas Valanciunas so far this season.
Do tall people like tall things? That would appear to be the case with Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson, who stands 6-foot-9 and has a condo with some very high ceilings. In order to properly utilize the space provided by those extremely high ceilings, Johnson decided to buy himself a massive Christmas tree for the holiday season.
As you can see from the photo above that he shared...
For those of you who are squeamish, you should probably look away from this post.Back on Thursday, Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson decided to tweet a photo of a left ankle roll that he suffered against the Memphis Grizzlies:
POUND THE ROCK STARS - On a nightly basis, no matter how good or bad the Raps play, no matter if they blow out a team or if they get blown out and no matter if they win or lose, these are the Raptors with the best 'Pound the Rock' status for the night.FINAL SCORE: RAPTORS 101, PHOENIX 97 SEASON RECORD: 4W-13LPOUND THE ROCK STAR #1: DEMAR DEROZANLINE: 23 pts (8...
The Raptors are searching for depth at small forward with Landry Fields and Alan Anderson out.
As we officially enter the month of December starting tomorrow, Raptors forward Amir Johnson decided to post a picture of his Christmas tree on Twitter.Check out this photo of Amir putting a star on the top of the tree:
The Raptors are 3-12 this season and have lost five in a row.
DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points, Amir Johnson added 16, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Phoenix Suns 101-97 to snap a six-game losing streak on Friday night.
Kyle Lowry scored 15 points, and Jose Calderon had 13 points and nine assists for the Raptors, who ended Phoenix's seven-game winning streak in Toronto. The Suns hadn't lost there since Jan. 4, 2004.
Looking for Tuesday's dunk of the night in the National Basketball Association?
We here at Outside the Boxscore have looked at the YouTubes and have tracked it down for your viewing pleasure.
It happened during the Toronto Raptors/Houston Rockets game in the third quarter as rookie Terrence Ross drove past the Houston defense for the one-handed stuff:
TORONTO -- It has taken a while but the Toronto Raptors finally figured out a way to beat the Phoenix Suns at Air Canada Centre. More important, they ended a six-game losing streak with their 101-97 victory over the Suns before an announced crowd of 18,246 on Friday night. Before Friday's game, the Raptors had lost seven in a row to the Suns at the ACC since they won Jan...
Sam Amick is reporting in USA Today that the Raptors are expected to sign former Celtic Mickael Pietrus to a deal on Friday. They are expected to release Dominic McGuire to make room for Pietrus on the roster.
Pietrus averaged 6.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 0.6 assists in 42 games for the Celtics last season. He missed games for an assortment of injuries that included a hamstring...