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RAPTORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

NBA Fines Raptors, GM Masai Ujiri for His ‘We Don’t Give A S–t About ‘It”Comment

There have been a lot of words exchanged between Wizards forward Paul Pierce and the Toronto Raptors ahead of their Eastern Conference first round series. Pierce said the Raptors do not have the “it” to beat the Wizards, despite sweeping the regular season series 3-0 this season. That launched a firing squad from the Raptors. Shooting guard DeMar DeRozan responded to Pierce...
Via KCM Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Masai Ujiri Receives $35,000 Fine From NBA

Masai Ujiri has received a $35,000 fine from the NBA for using obscene language during a public appearance on Saturday. The Toronto Raptors also received a $25,000 fine. "I don't give a s--- about 'it'," Uriji said in response to comments made earlier in the week by Paul Pierce. "We haven't done particularly well against Toronto, but I don't feel they have the 'it' that makes you...
Via RealGM
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry Must Bounce Back to Lead Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors opened the 2014-15 NBA regular season on a tear thanks to Kyle Lowry, a 6’0″ point guard who casual fans had maybe heard of. Seemingly out of nowhere, the Raptors held the No. 1 standing in the Eastern Conference. Lowry guided the franchise to a 24-7 record, racking up 20.5 points on 45.5 percent shooting, 7.7 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals per contest...
Via Sportsnaut
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal Waves Bye-Bye to Kyle Lowry

Bradley Beal did not have one of his best games in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series between the Wizards and Toronto Raptors, but he may have had the highlight of the game. In the fourth quarter with Wizards clinging to a two-point lead, Beal drew Kyle Lowry’s sixth foul. Lowry got a piece of Beal as he knocked down a jumper, sending him to the floor. Beal...
Via KCM Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Masai Ujiri fires up Raptors fans with expletive

In Masai We Trust #WeTheNorth #Toronto #Raptors A video posted by Mishiko (@mishiko_a) on Apr 18, 2015 at 9:25am PDT Prior to last year’s first round series against the Nets, Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri sent fans outside of Air Canada Centre into a frenzy by yelling “F**k Brooklyn!” during a rally. Ujiri was at...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Drake Unveils New Raptors x OVO Playoff Tees

Yeah. For the second straight season the Toronto Raptors are in the playoffs with home court advantage and the 6ix is hype. Doing his part to spark the flame, Global Ambassador Drake unveiled a new Raptors x OVO Playoff tee. The collaboration is a clean white t-shirt with a small new Raptors logo on the front and a CN Tower sized 6 on the back. No word on the official drop date...
Via Hooped Up
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Wall’s block on Lowry is nasty, filthy and ego-crushing

The Wizards and Raptors got the 2015 NBA playoffs going and John Wall made his presence known but not on the offensive end, but on the defensive end. Toronto’s Kyle Lowry was going for the layup when out of no where Wall comes flying in to send Lowry’s shot back and into oblivion. http://cdn.streamable.com/video/829a2ef0e5ed11e4a1b52b9b9ccc9f5a.webm My favorite part, seeing...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Raptors fans shower Paul Pierce with vulgar taunts

It’s safe to assume that Paul Pierce will not be spending much time in Toronto during the final years of his career and during retirement. The Wizards guard appears to be viciously hated by Raptors fans after taking a couple shots at the team and the message was quite clear during Saturday’s Game 1 in Toronto. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Can Tyler Hansbrough Provide the Defense And Rebounding The Raptors Need?

There is no one on the Toronto Raptors with more postseason experience than Tyler Hansbrough, the former Pacers big man has been in 38 postseason games. Hansbrough has been the Raptors energizer and when Amir Johnson was injured, he earned a spot in the starting lineup by being his team's hardest worker on the floor.
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Top Reserve Patrick Patterson Carries A Heavy Load

Toronto Raptors Patrick Patterson 2,057 minutes off the bench is second best in the NBA, 420 rebounds off the bench is third best and his 105 three-pointers (99 off the bench) is seventh best. “(Patterson’s) energy is contagious,” Coach Casey said. “He plays at a different level that is an NBA skill.”
Via Pro Bball Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors seeking to win 7-game series for first time

TORONTO (AP) They won a second straight Atlantic Division title and set a franchise record with 49 victories. Both reasons to be proud, for sure. But it's what the Raptors do next, now the playoffs have arrived, that will determine whether this season is a success. The Raptors, who lost a Game 7 heartbreaker to Brooklyn in the first round last year, will try to advance for just...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Victory is the Raptors’ only option in franchise’s most important playoff series

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports Just two years removed from their fifth consecutive losing campaign, the Toronto Raptors stumbled across the finish line with a 92-87 victory over the Charlotte Hornets in Wednesday’s regular season finale to set a new franchise record with their 49th win of the season. But after last season’s legendary turnaround resulted in another early...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

We The North: The Toronto Raptors’ 2015 NBA Playoffs journey begins!

The 2015 NBA Playoffs are almost upon us!! Hoop Heads North & Hip Hoop Junkies will be back at it with a postgame ‘RAPSTALK’ podcast on Saturday afternoon/evening, discussing the much anticipated Game 1 match up between the Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards which tips off on Saturday April 18th at 12:30pm ET. In celebration of the NBA Playoffs and a franchise setting...
Via Hoops Heads North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Toronto’s James Johnson teaches his kid how to beat box

When we watch NBA games sometimes we forget that these great players are just as human as we are. Toronto Raptors forward James Johnson posted this video to his instagram today and it is a good reminder that these guys aren’t just super heroes on TV but do a lot of the same stuff we do every day. Even though Johnson has had his family issues it’s always nice to see some quality...
Via Crossover Chronicles
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors first round preview

The NBA regular season has officially come to a close, and it’s playoff time once again for the Toronto Raptors.  Despite struggling through most of the second half of the season, the Raptors secured the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference, guaranteeing them home court advantage for at least the first round.  Their first opponent will be the Washington Wizards, a team that...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Key Things Raptors Fans Need To Know When Heading To A Playoff Game

Last season, Raptors Nation made a name for themselves as NBA fans from around the world witnessed how die-hard, crazy, passionate Raptors fans were inside the Air Canada Centre as well as outside the ACC (a.k.a. Jurassic Park). Rain or shine, Raptors fans were in abundance and wild.
Via Pro Bball Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Crawford trips, falls during Hornets-Raptors game (Video)

NBA referee Joey Crawford tripped and fell down on the court during the opening minute of Wednesday night's game in Toronto between the Raptors and the visiting Charlotte Hornets.Crawford got right back up and seemed to be OK, although likely a bit embarrassed. He's lucky he didn't get seriously hurt there. Pablo Prigioni knows a little something about that.H/T NIS. This post...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics, Raptors Clash For Playoff Positioning, Tickets Starting at $29

The Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics are set to reprise their growing rivalry stemming from the classic battle they waged earlier this month, except this time, there will be a lot more on the line. The visiting Celtics stunned the Raptors 117-116 in overtime April 4, on Marcus Smart’s buzzer-beating layup, propelling them on a streak that has seen them win four in a row and six...
Via Hoops Heads North
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Raptors’ Valanciunas go 0-2 at the rim… of a paper cup

It just wasn’t his day from the field. Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas didn’t have his shooting stroke with him recently as the big man missed point blank two shot attempts with this mouth piece at a paper cup. Yeah, that’s right, Jonas missed the rim of a cup (which was right in his face) as he tried to slam his mouth piece into it. The funny part of this video, his teammates...
Via Crossover Chronicles
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors potential first round opponents

The NBA regular season is coming to a close, and the Toronto Raptors are preparing for their second consecutive playoff run.  While there is still a lot of dust to be settled at the bottom of the Eastern Conference, the top half is a little more set. The Raptors have been going back and forth with the Chicago Bulls between the third and fourth spots, a battle that likely won’t...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors look ahead to top ranked college team

GLENDALE – Following their second loss of the season, a 23-21 loss to defending champions San Francisco Golden Gate, the Glendale Raptors enter the weekend looking forward to a much needed rest from the intensity of the Pacific Rugby Premiership. On Saturday, they will face collegiate side Lindenwood in a friendly match. “We’re using this as an opportunity to gauge the depth...
Via Mile High Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Greivis Vasquez & Under Armour launch ClutchFit Drive Low ‘North Six’ Player Edition shoe on March 28, 2015

Greivis Vasquez joined the Toronto Raptors as a part of the major 2013-14 midseason trade with the Sacramento Kings. He helped the Toronto Raptors reach the 2014 NBA Playoffs, and he continues to be a key member helping the team attain new heights again this season. He felt embraced by the fans early on and he’s openly expressed his appreciation for and to the fans and the city...
Via Hoops Heads North
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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