Guard VanVleet lands last spot on Raptors roster

Canadian Heslip among those likely headed to Raptors 905, Toronto’s D-League affiliate.
Via Toronto Star
4 hours ago

Raptors choose Fred VanVleet for 15th roster spot

And so ends the preseason’s most interesting story line. Toronto’s preseason camp battles weren’t exactly the league’s meatiest. Still, over the course of the eons-long month of October, we managed to picked the bones of the backup centre and 15th roster spot competitions clean. When it comes to who will occupy the end of the Raptors’ bench, we mercifully have some clarity...
Via Raptors HQ
8 hours ago

Report: Fred VanVleet wins 15th roster spot

The Toronto Raptors have chosen Fred VanVleet to fill out the 15th spot on the regular season roster, according to a report from Shams Charania of The Vertical. More to come. Follow @raptorsrepublicFollow @BlakeMurphyODCReport: Fred VanVleet wins 15th roster spot originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog.
Via Raptors Republic
8 hours ago

Raptors coach Dwane Casey inspires by listening

Longest-serving coach in franchise history welcomes input from assistants, players but not afraid to make final call.
Via Toronto Star
9 hours ago

Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas ‘wants to win,’ not interested in getting the ball more

Centre takes a backseat in team’s offence, but is working on his three-point shot as game evolves.
Via Toronto Star
11 hours ago

Raptors end camp early, no-show preseason finale – Preseason Grades

Raptors 82, Wizards 119 | Box Score | Quick Reaction | Reaction Podcast Last night’s game was pretty a terrible, an unfit way to wrap up a much-too-long preseason. Rather than rehash the details yet again, I’ll refer you to the quick reaction and the reaction podcast. If you need more than those two pieces and the box score to ruin your Saturday morning, I recommend just watching...
Via Raptors Republic
11 hours ago

WATCH: Raptors Highlights: Powell To Patterson Alley-Oop - October 21, 2016

Patrick Patterson connects on a lob from Norman Powell for the alley-oop slam.
Via YouTube
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Raptors Highlights: Nogueira Denies Thornton - October 21, 2016

Lucas Nogueira protects the paint with a huge block on Marcus Thornton.
Via YouTube
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Raptors Highlights: DeRozan Follow Up - October 21, 2016

Kyle Lowry picks the pass from John Wall and DeMar DeRozan follows through with a putback slam.
Via YouTube
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors vs. Wizards: Alas, the preseason ends

The Raptors mercifully end their preseason campaign in Washington. Real basketball is just around the corner. Get pumped, people. Our long march to meaningful basketball is just about over, as the Raptors close their preseason schedule tonight in Washington. Some folks out there may be intrigued by this matchup, as Washington sits among a handful of teams vying for a “rivalry”...
Via Raptors HQ
1 day ago

Raptors wrap up pre-season in DC vs. Wiz: Preview, start time and more

What will Coach Casey do with his rotation in the final pre-season affair? Hey folks, real basketball is almost here! There’s just one more hurdle left to climb tonight, as the Raps are down in DC to take on the Wizards in the final preseason game for both teams. This month has been a slog for the team and hopefully they use tonight to stay healthy ahead of next Wednesday’s...
Via Raptors HQ
1 day ago

In one way, Raptors pre-season was a big disappointment

And who you got in a potential World Series rife with issues, plus a re-branding that probably can't hurt to wrap up the week
Via Doug Smith's Blog
1 day ago

Raptors face challenge of unseating King James, Cavs

TORONTO (AP) DeMar DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors showed last spring that they have what it takes to win in the NBA playoffs. Now all the Raptors need to do is figure out a way past LeBron James. Nothing to it, right? Back in May, the deepest postseason run in Raptors history ended with a six-game loss to James and the eventual champion Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Guards Show Mid-Season Form In Detroit

It was business as usual for the Toronto Raptors All-Star guards Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan as they combined for 53 points on 18-35 shooting from the field and outrebounded the Pistons starting backcourt 10-0.
Via Pro Bball Report
2 days ago

Patrick Patterson was mistaken for LeBron James ... in Cleveland

The Toronto Raptors paid a visit to Northeast Ohio this week for a preseason match-up with the Cleveland Cavaliers. And somehow at some point before Thursday night’s tilt at Quicken Loans Arena, Raptors forward Patrick Patterson was inexplicably mistaken for one LeBron James. Patterson apparently was standing a line at a Chipotle — a one in Cleveland, keep i mind — when...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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