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Rumor Tim Leiweke About To Leave MLSE Creates Stir

When MLSE President and CEO Tim Leiweke talks in Toronto these days, people listen, so when a respected media type like Hockey Night In Canada icon Elliotte Friedman says Leiweke is looking for a new challenge, it creates quite the stir. Leiweke has been the face of change for Toronto FC, Toronto Raptors and the Toronto Maple Leafs. A new focus on winning games instead of merely...
Via Pro Bball Report
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Tyler Hansbrough A Raptors Reserve Or Trade-Bait?

Tyler Hansbrough was GM Masai Ujiri’s initial answer to a Toronto Raptors roster that was perceived as soft by the rest of the league. The former Tar Heels NCAA champion has been anything but soft throughout his stellar four years of college and four years with what evolved into the “smash-mouth” Indiana Pacers. However, Ujiri has been adding more big men that Hansbrough will...
Via Pro Bball Report
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Encouraged By Bruno Caboclo's Summer Work

Bruno Caboclo has spent the summer in North America working on his game and body, along with his grasp of the English language. “The big thing is we’ve got to get him playing,” said Toronto Raptors assistant coach Jama Mahlalela, who has worked extensively with Caboclo this summer. “We have to get him in games to see, how can it transfer. We’ve done a summer of skill...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Grading Signing Jordan Hamilton

Toronto Raptors: Grading Signing Jordan Hamilton By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… As for the contract details, I apologize but I couldn’t find them, but I assume it’s a 1-2 season near minimum salary signing. Regardless, I love this signing based on fit. The Raptors’ biggest weakness was their lack of perimeter depth, as they were playing John Salmons big...
Via HoopStuff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors sign swingman Jordan Hamilton

TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors have signed Jordan Hamilton, a swingman who played last season with Denver and Houston. The 6-foot-7 Hamilton averaged 6.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 17.0 minutes in 60 games last year. In 126 career games, he has averaged 5.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 13.3 minutes while shooting 36 percent from 3-point range. Hamilton played in college at Texas and was...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bruno Caboclo Summer League Evaluation

A video breakdown of what to expect from Brazilian rookie Bruno Caboclo, who was the 20th pick by the Toronto Raptors in the 2014 NBA draft.
Via The Lottery Mafia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NZ Tall Blacks Overwhelmed By Jonas Valanciunas

New Zealand Tall Blacks had unbeaten Lithuania on the ropes through three-quarters of Sunday's friendly exhibition game, however, the fourth quarter belonged to the Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas who took control of the game and overwhelmed a very effective Tall Blacks defense to help Lithuania escape with the 85-79 victory.
Via Pro Bball Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry does the Ice Bucket Challenge in Instagram video

Just in case you thought that NBA players would possibly slow down on doing the Ice Bucket Challenge, the latest NBA star to do so is Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry. Lowry was nominated by Garrett Temple and before taking his rather icy bath in the below Instagram clip, he nominated the Morris Twins (Marcus and Markieff), Chuck Hayes, and boxer Danny Swift Garcia: Nice job on...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Could Use Stretch Provision On Landry Fields

With news leaking today that the Toronto Raptors signed Jordan Hamilton the current roster has 16 players with guaranteed contracts for the upcoming season. With the maximum roster size being 15 that means one player won't be with the Raptors come opening night.
Via Hoops Addict
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA denies that league asked Toronto Raptors to fire Drake

Earlier this week, there was a report by The Globe and Mail which stated that the NBA had offered to drop a $25,000 tampering fine that had been issued to the Toronto Raptors if the team stripped Drake of his official ambassador title. Drake had gotten into some hot water with the league for “recruiting” Kevin Durant during a concert he held over the summer. Now, the NBA has...
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NBA offered to rescind fine if Raptors fired Drake

The Toronto Raptors found themselves in some hot water with the NBA when their ambassador, Drake, “recruited” Kevin Durant at a recent concert. The NBA fined the Raptors $25,000 for “tampering” thanks to Drake’ stunt but they did offer to lift the fine if the Raptors fired Drake. The Raptors turned down the NBA’s offer: Raptors officials would not comment on the Drake...
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NBA offered to drop tampering fine if Raptors fired Drake

TweetEarlier this week the Toronto Raptors were fined $25,000 by the NBA after Drake — who’s officially the Raptors ambassador — openly Deadspin: [Raptors officials] refused to address a key detail – that the NBA offered to drop the tampering fine if the team agreed to strip Drake of his title. The Raptors apparently refused. Considering that having Drake represent them gives...
Via Los That Sports Blog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Wanted Raptors to Fire Drake Over Kevin Durant Comments

It appears the NBA has a problem with rappers having influence over their franchises.  After fining the Raptors $25,000 for tampering after Drake tried to recruit Kevin Durant at a concert, the league offered to rescind the fine if the Raptors would cut ties with the rapper. Here are the details via Globe And Mail. [Raptors officials] refused to address a key detail – that the...
Via Thacover2
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Patterson dances to slow jam in the street for Instagram video

Like many great people have said, there is a time to dance in the street and recently, Toronto Raptors forward Patrick Patterson decided to show off his smooth moves. In the below Instagram clip, Patterson decides to joke about the time when an awesome slow jam comes on the radio and you just need to feel the music. Watch as Pat gets down to a slow jam and suddenly gets out of his...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors fined $25K after Drake recruits Durant at concert

Drake has to remember he is part of the Raptors organization now, so he can’t be tampering with potential future free agents. In the video above you see Drake trying to convince Kevin Durant that Toronto is a place he should consider. According to ESPN, when the NBA saw the video they fined the Raptors $25k. Drake should just stick to trying to recruit Skylar Diggins, since her...
Via BlackSportsOnline
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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