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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 [...]
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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...
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...
Andrew Wiggins surprised plenty of people by picking Kansas, and the hoops phenom's pick of NBA teams to play for is pretty unusual, too.
Wiggins, widely expected to be the first player taken in the 2014 draft, recently was asked which team he'd be the best fit for if the draft were tomorrow. His choice?
The Toronto Raptors, "because I want to play for them,"...
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...
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...
Tyler Hansbrough recorded a shout out for the Toronto Raptors titled “Fans! Meet Tyler Hansbrough” intended to show his excitedness in joining the team. However, the six second clip actually does the exact opposite as Hansbrough looks and sounds less than thrilled about his new team.
Most recent high school graduates couldn’t tell you what they were eating for breakfast the following morning. Andrew Wiggins, on the other hand, knows where he would like his career to start.
The high school standout and incoming Kansas freshman was named the Gatorade Athlete of the Year at a banquet Tuesday. Wiggins didn’t hesitate when reporters asked him where he would fit...
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 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...
The Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes have begun, and there are close to 8 teams vying to be bad enough to have a shot at selecting Wiggins #1 in the 2014 NBA Draft.
The Canadian born Wiggins is quiet, loyal to his country, and wants to be a trend setter. During a recent interview with the Toronto Sun, Wiggins also admitted he wants to play for the Toronto Raptors.
After winning the...
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.
It’s been a while since we’ve posted some WAG photos so today we’re bringing you the very beautiful Elaine Alden to make up for it. Elaine is engaged to Landry Fields of the Toronto Raptors, the two are also expecting their first child. Alden is 25 and already graced magazines like FHM, Maxim, GQ, Sports Illustrated and many more.
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.
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.
D.J. Augustin has agreed to a one-year, $1.26 million deal with the Toronto Raptors.
Augustin played last season for the Indiana Pacers.
The Raptors also have Kyle Lowry and Dwight Buycks on their depth chart at point guard.