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Toronto Raptors extend solid start despite DeMar DeRozan’s absence

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports It takes time to develop an NBA franchise from an irrelevant bottom-feeder into a perennial presence in the league’s playoff-picture, and the Toronto Raptors were no exception, struggling through years of disappointment before finally becoming a respected player in the Eastern Conference. But when a team finds that delicate balance between success...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

‘Raps Talk’ Episode 73 (Raptors Podcast): Presented by Hip Hoop Junkies & Hoop Heads North

In our latest episode of the ‘Raps Talk’ podcast, we discuss the week that was for the Toronto Raptors and what’s ahead as the Raptors hit the road for the majority of the Holiday season. After going 3-4 in the 7 games immediately after & including the game when DeMar DeRozan suffered a torn groin tendon, the Raptors have now reeled off 4 straight wins and are currently...
Via Hoops Heads North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How do the Raptors replace DeMar DeRozan?

DeMar DeRozan is the Raptors’ All Star. OK, maybe Kyle Lowry was more deserving last year and DeRozan is a bit too inconsistent to be an All Star, his place on last year’s team more of a team honor for how well the Raptors were playing than anything else. And DeRozan is good. In this strange perfect puzzle the Raptors have, DeRozan is one of the players that helps make things...
Via Crossover Chronicles
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan speaks with media for the first time since his injury

Prior to last night’s loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan and Assistant Coach/Director of Sports Science, Alex McKechnie, spoke with the media for the first time since DeRozan tore his left adductor longus tendon (left groin tendon). True to Raptors head coach Dwane Casey’s word: DC says he wants DeMar to stay involved and join coaches meetings...
Via Hoops Heads North
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Injury Update: DeMar DeRozan out indefinitely with a torn adductor tendon

The Toronto Raptors are off to an excellent 13-3 start this season, for a six game lead over the Brooklyn Nets in the Atlantic Division. Heading into today's game against the 3-13 Los Angeles Lakers, there is some concern on the injury front. DeMar DeRozan, who initially was thought to have a groin strain, will be out indefinitely with a torn adductor tendon. Picture of DeRozan...
Via NBA Injury News
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Star DeMar DeRozan Expected To Miss A Month

A report by Yahoo! Sports states that injured Toronto Raptors all star DeMar DeRozan will miss a month due to tearing a tendon in his groin. DeRozan suffered the injury on Friday night during a 106-102 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. The Raptors small forward will be re-examined in a week to get a clear timetable but is expected to miss a month. DeRozan is the Raptors leading scorer...
Via Basketball Bicker
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors’ All-Star, DeMar DeRozan, is out indefinitely with a torn groin tendon

The Toronto Raptors Media Relations announced this afternoon that DeMar DeRozan has a torn left adductor longus tendon (groin tendon). He injured himself during the 3rd quarter in the Raptors eventual 106-102 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night, November 28, 2014. DeRozan will be out indefinitely with this injury. Update on @Raptors DeMar DeRozan. Tests revealed torn left...
Via Hoops Heads North
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors fall to Mavericks; 106-102. DeRozan leaves game in 2nd half with injury.

The Toronto Raptors fell to the visiting Dallas Mavericks by a score of 106-102, but unfortunately it wasn’t the only loss for the Raptors on the night. The loss marked only the Raptors’ 3rd of the season, and just their 2nd loss at home. Toronto is now 13-3 on the season, and Dallas has improved to 12-5 with the win. The Raptors came out flying to start the first quarter, getting...
Via Hoops Heads North
22 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Weekly Column: Raptors lone East team in top five

Different year, same story. The Eastern Conference is behind the Western Conference in terms of overall firepower yet again. However, teams like the Toronto Raptors are fighting hard to keep the East relevant in the eyes of the fans. Power Six 1. Memphis Grizzlies(12-2) Z-Bo and crew have the most wins in the league and are the only team without a loss at home. 2. Golden State...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan takes shot at Nets' exorbitant payroll

The first round of the NBA Playoffs have been an absolute treat for basketball fans everywhere. There are five game sevens, and most of the series have been extremely competitive throughout. Although it probably hasn’t gotten as much attention as some of the other matchups, the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors have had a tight series. There has been a little bit of trash talk...
Via Pass The Pill
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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