RAPTORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Raptors Fred VanVleet Gets The Rookie Treatment

Toronto Raptors rookie point guard Fred VanVleet was getting some playing time coming up to the NBA trade deadline and as someone who likes to drive and create contact, he’s been discovering what getting the rookie treatment means in the NBA. “You shouldn’t even look for no calls,” All-Star DeMar DeRozan responded to Pro Bball Report about being an NBA rookie. “Fred probably...
Via Pro Bball Report
5 hours ago

A mid-season review of the Toronto Raptors

With two months left to play in the regular season section of the 2016/17 NBA it is currently the Cleveland Cavaliers who are leading the field in the Eastern Conference – with the Golden State Warriors the front-runners in the Western Conference. The Toronto Raptors sit in fifth spot in the Eastern Conference just now, but what has their overall form been like during this first...
Via Raptors Republic
9 hours ago

The guard tandems you'd want in a 2-on-2 tournament

One of the NBA's recurring annual debates centers around the best backcourts in the league, whether we're talking present-day backcourts or all-time backcourts. It's always a fun endeavor, and there are myriad ways to settle the argument: rings, All-Star appearances, win-loss record, what have you.Welcome back to the Yardbarker roundtable, where we take a look at arguably the four...
Via Yardbarker
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Rotations and What Drives Their Success

I delved into some 5-man lineup statistics courtesy of NBA.com, with the aim of discovering if the most successful combinations have played the most games and minutes together. Then, I compared the plus/minus rating of those lineups to their corresponding traditional statistical categories, in hopes of finding what drives a successful group on the floor. Feel free to post your own...
Via Raptors Republic
14 hours ago

WATCH: 2017 NBA All-Star Game: Lowry Makes it Rain - February 19, 2017

Watch Kyle Lowry make in rain in New Orleans with back to back three-pointers.
Via YouTube
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Celebrities and athletes take three pointers to raise $500k for the Sager Strong Foundation

Most All-Star experiences in sports are lackluster. Whether it is the way the weekend is set up or the lack of athlete enthusiasm, most of them stink. The NBA is the one exception to this rule.The three-point contest and the dunk competition are both fun, while at the same time showing off the player’s skills. Each year, they try to add something different to make it exciting.With...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Magic turned down a deal to acquire DeMarcus Cousins

The Orlando Magic seem to be doing everything possible to revamp what has become a struggling roster. The team moved Serge Ibaka to the Toronto Raptors earlier this month and has been engaged in trade talks surrounding Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson.It makes sense that Orlando would want to blow this whole thing up. It heads into the All-Star Break with the second-worst record...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Some Magic players happy to see Serge Ibaka traded

It really shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that the Orlando Magic traded Serge Ibaka for pennies on the dollar. He simply didn’t fit in with the team after being acquired from the Oklahoma City Thunder during the summer.Now comes this report suggesting that certain unnamed Magic players are happy to see Ibaka now playing up north with the Toronto Raptors. Coming from...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Raptors Post-Game: Dwane Casey - February 15, 2017

Head coach Dwane Casey addresses the media following Toronto's 90-85 home win over Charlotte on Wednesday.
Via YouTube
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ujiri: Wish I could've made this deal in the summer, but not how the NBA works

Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri talks about the difficulty in pulling off the Serge Ibaka deal and the way trades work in the NBA.
Via SportsNetCanada
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cheat Sheet: Charles Oakley saga, Ibaka to Toronto, NFL ads, USOC scandal

On a day in the United States and around the world where a handful of major political stories came out, the sports world was also busy with big news: Charles Oakley and the New York Knicks are near the end of their weird saga, the Toronto Raptors traded for Serge Ibaka, the NFL released a brilliant ad, a USOC scandal, and the Montreal Canadiens made a shocking move.  The Charles...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors trade for Serge Ibaka, plan to re-sign him

The Orlando Magic have found their trade partner for talented big man Serge Ibaka, who is  headed to the Toronto Raptors.Adrian Wojnarowski first reported Tornoto is trading for Ibaka “with intentions of trying to re-sign him in free agency this summer,” adding “Masai Ujiri had long coveted him.”Here are the terms of the deal, per Wojnarowski.“The Raptors will send guard...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

A promise left unfilled, Vince Carter and the Raptors

When people think of Vince Carter's time with the Toronto Raptors, they think of his legendary performance at the 2000 Slam Dunk Contest or his 50-point outburst in Game 3 of the 2001 Eastern Conference Semifinals against Allen Iverson and the 76ers. Maybe they think of his infamous graduation day that started in North Carolina and ended with him missing a potential game-winning...
Via Yardbarker
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nuggets may trade Danilo Gallinari before deadline

The Denver Nuggets just dealt Jusuf Nurkic to the Portland Trail Blazers, and there are some indications that the sale may continue.According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Sunday, there is “a growing belief” that the Nuggets are prepared to move forward Danilo Gallinari before the February 23 trade deadline. The Toronto Raptors and the Los Angeles Clippers are also mentioned...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins hangs on rim after big dunk

Timberwolves star Andrew Wiggins has the perfect mix of power and athleticism.Unfortunately for Jonas Valanciunas, he was on the other end of that during Wednesday night’s game.Wiggins dunked all over him on a two-on-one opportunity, and then to make matters worse, he stayed on his opponent’s shoulders for a quick piggyback ride. That’s literally the worst way to be dunked...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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