Easy going, enjoys the cold, likes Canadian Tire and a big-time grandmas boy, it’s no wonder the Raptors Greg Stiemsma has fit comfortably into life in Toronto.
Toronto Raptors center Greg Stiemsma is a physical center that isn’t worried about collecting a few fouls in order to impact a game and he immediately rocked the Thunder when Head Coach Dwane Casey turned to him to open the second quarter of a game that was in danger of getting out of hand.
The Toronto Raptors announced on Saturday that guard Will Cherry and forward Jordan Hamilton were released. This means center Greg Stiemsma has survived the cut heading towards the Raptors home opener on Wednesday against the Atlanta Hawks.
The Toronto Raptors signed 29-year-old center Greg Stiemsma to be the 17th man heading into training camp where there is definitely an element of competition. The big defensive center is trying win this job as a needed shot blocker, mentor or even just a rah-rah towel waver and he looks to a former Raptors reserve center Aaron Gray as the model to follow.
TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Raptors have signed Greg Stiemsma, a veteran free-agent center who played last season with New Orleans.
The 6-foot-11 Stiemsma averaged 2.9 points and career highs of 4.1 rebounds and 18.3 minutes in 55 games last season with the Pelicans.
Stiemsma has also played for Minnesota (2012-13) and Boston (2011-'12) after starring college at Wisconsin. For...
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September 04, 2014
Greg Stiemsma will sign a one-year, $1 million deal with the Toronto Raptors.
Stiemsma most recently played for the New Orleans Pelicans.
September 04, 2014
Maybe it was an elbow that Bucks guard O.J. Mayo threw at Pelicans big man Greg Stiemsma, after the two players got tangled up in a screen and Mayo took what appeared to be an unintentional shot to the head from Stiemsma.
Maybe it was a punch.
Whatever the case, it drilled Stiemsma in the throat, and you can’t (deliberately) do that. So, Mayo was of course ejected from Friday...
OJ Mayo was given an early exit from Friday night's New Orleans-Milwaukee game after he threw an elbow at Pelicans center Greg Stiemsma.
Sometimes the aggressiveness and physicality of the NBA gets the best of players, and they lash out in frustration at opponents as a result. Tonight, in the Milwaukee Bucks/New Orleans Pelicans game during the 2nd quarter after running into a hard set screen by Greg Stiemsma, O.J. Mayo let anger get the best of him and elbowed Stiemsma in the face: Unsurprisingly, Mayo was given...
Clippers’ Glen “Big Baby” Davis had a hilarious reaction to a missed call during the second quarter of Saturday’s game against the Pelicans. It appeared that New Orleans’ Greg Stiemsma was the last to touch the ball before it went out of bounds, however, the refs called it Pelicans ball, prompting this hysterical reaction from Big Baby. The post Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis...