Raptors officially re-sign Kyle Lowry

The Toronto Raptors officially re-signed free-agent point guard Kyle Lowry to a multi-year contract on Thursday. “We made it known that our top priority heading into the offseason was to re-sign Kyle,” said Raptors President and General Manager Masai Ujiri. “He was a key to our success last season and we are delighted that he wants to be here in Toronto to help us continue...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors interested in signing Trevor Ariza

The Toronto Raptors were one of the most surprising teams in the NBA last season, pushing the Brooklyn Nets to seven games in the first round of the playoffs. They are looking to make a move or two this offseason that will help them take the next step, and they seem to have one name in mind at this point in time. According to a report from Kevin Rashidi, the Raptors are interested...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry likely to re-sign with Raptors

The Toronto Raptors are very excited about the future of their young team, and they believe that if they keep it together they can compete in the Eastern Conference. One key piece, Kyle Lowry, is becoming a free agent on July 1st and can search for a better deal anywhere that he’d like. According to a recent report from Bill Ingram, the Raptors are currently expected to be able...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors Draft Preview: Adreian Payne

In a most heralded 2014 draft class with no shortage of marquee names at the top of the draft board, the Toronto Raptors in a rarity for the franchise are sitting outside the draft lottery. With the #20 selection in the first round, in a draft class that has not received nearly enough credit for its depth, the Raptors pose to do some serious damage with the 20th pick. In ordinary...
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Who should go next season?

Part II of the two part series: what in the world are the Toronto Raptors going to do with their roster this offseason? In case you missed yesterday’s discussion on players I believe the Raptors front office would be wise to bring back, check it out here. For my money, it’s always easier to pass judgment on a player(s) who shouldn’t be a part of a given team because that...
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro Bball Report Week in Review 05/18/14

On Pro Bball Report last week: Raptors focus on the Draft, Canadian Draft prospects, Draft Combine, Amir Johnson visits RMHH, Tyler Hansbrough on college life, Raptors Day in Toronto, End of season player comments, Jared Sullinger audio and more.
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Amir Johnson Visits Ronald McDonald House

Raptors fan favorite Amir Johnson paid a visit to Ronald McDonald House Hamilton Wednesday afternoon in support of the Meals that Heal program and to put a smile on a few faces. Each year (RMHH) accommodates the families of ill children who are receiving treatment at Hamilton-area hospitals. Awesome stuff! The post Amir Johnson Visits Ronald McDonald House appeared first on Hooped Up.
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors Amir Johnson Visits Ronald McDonald House Hamilton

The Toronto Raptors Amir Johnson took the construction obstructed Gardiner Expressway, Queen Elizabeth Highway and the 403 to Hamilton on Wednesday afternoon to visit Ronald McDonald House Hamilton (RMHH) in support of the Meals That Heal program. Johnson talked about why he visited RMHH and how much he enjoys making other people happy. (audio from Johnson and the RMHH CEO and a...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Amir Johnson throws down slow motion trampoline dunk in Instagram video

The Brooklyn Nets eliminated the Toronto Raptors in a thrilling game seven in the first round of the playoffs. It is likely that the Raptors players miss playing basketball at a competitive level, feeling their season was cut too short. Raptors power forward Amir Johnson posted this cool slow motion video of him dunking from a trampoline with the hashtag ‘Basketball Never Stops’...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Toronto Raptors Heartbreaking Game 7

A heartbreaking way to end the season. The Raptors began the game playing out of their element. Amir Johnson seemed to be the only guy keeping the Raptors in this game at the half. The crowd gave me shivers! It is is loudest I have ever heard the ACC in my life! They gave the Raptors the energy they needed to persevere down the stretch. Could it have been the experience that outweighed...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Amir Johnson has Lego-inspired birthday cake

Over the years, we’ve come across some interesting birthday cakes made for NBA players or fans and recently, Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson got a special one for his 27th birthday. Amir’s special cake was made by Dee’s Goodies in Toronto, Canada and was made to look like a giant Lego man. Check out the photo of the creative cake from Amir’s official Instagram account...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets defeat Raptors 104-103 in Game 7 nail-biter

TORONTO, On. — Joe Johnson scored 26-points leading the Brooklyn Nets to a 104-103 Game 7 victory over the Toronto Raptors in front of a sold-out crowd at the Air Canada Centre on Sunday. Following a Terrence Ross steal with 6.2 seconds remaining, the Raptors, who at one point trailed by as many as 12 points, had an opportunity to win the game trailing by one point. It was not...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors Learn At Nets Expense In A Big Game Five Win

The Toronto Raptors are learning fast, fast enough to have taken a 3-2 series lead with a 115-113 win at home on Wednesday night. After the game Amir Johnson said, “You got to keep your head. You got to keep playing. You got to regroup and I think we did that. We stayed poised. We made some bonehead mistakes, but we finished off the game and that’s all that really matters.”
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Amir Johnson takes high road from preps to NBA playoffs

When it comes to the debate around the NBA's age limit, forward Amir Johnson holds a unique place. Back in 2005, Johnson was chosen out of Westchester High School in Los Angeles with the 56th pick, by the Detroit Pistons. After that year, the league raised its age requirements, effectively ending the practice of drafting players out of high school. That makes Johnson the last...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Even Series 1-1 Against Brooklyn Nets With Win, 100-95

The Toronto Raptors hosted Game 2 of their series against the Brooklyn Nets in front of a packed crowd inside and outside the Air Canada Centre. DeMar DeRozan and the Raptors found the equalizer they were looking for Tuesday night, defeating the Brooklyn Nets, 100-95. DeRozan rebounded from his poor showing in Game 1 with 30 points in Game 2. reporters spoke with the...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Amir Johnson sinks backwards flip circus shot vs Nets (Video)

Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson sank an amazing backwards flip circus shot during the third quarter of Tuesday night's Game 2 of their NBA Eastern Conference playoff series against Brooklyn.Johnson drove to the lane and tried to draw a foul on Garnett. Johnson failed to get the foul call, but did manage to make the basket off the glass as he threw the ball up over his head...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro Bball Week in Review 04/21/14

On Pro Bball Report last week: What Masai Said, Amir Johnson is proud, Best Raptors team ever, Greivis Vasquez, Home Court matters, Playoff seeding, pregame, post game, playoffs and a lot more.
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors' Amir Johnson will be a key player in series against Nets

Want to know if Toronto has a shot in this series? Check out how Amir Johnson is playing. It’s quite likely that Johnson’s health determines whether or not the Raptors can upend the Brooklyn Nets. Johnson, one of the NBA’s most under-appreciated impact players, makes everything work for Dwane Casey’s squad defensively. Not only does he do a fine job guarding his own man...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors' Amir Johnson injures ankle in regular season finale

The Toronto Raptors ended the season with a loss to the New York Knicks on Wednesday by the score of 95-92. The loss did not affect the Raptors' playoff position, but there is concern over the health of Amir Johnson heading into the Raptors' first round playoff match up against the Brooklyn Nets.Matthew Addie via Wikimedia reported that Johnson appeared...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Amir Johnson: Raptors Are Proud Of This Season

Amir Johnson beams with pride when asked about the Toronto Raptors record breaking year. “It’s a hell of an accomplishment,” Johnson said. “It is something we get to show our kids when we get old and we come back here. We can point up and say our team won that.”
Via Pro Bball Report
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro Bball Week in Review 04/13/14

On Pro Bball Report last week: DeMar DeRozan, fiance and daughter meet fans, Amir Johnson gives back again, Toronto Raptors players stepping up, Atlantic Division Champs, Jonas Valanciunas setting records and making mistakes, Raptors veteran bench, Scoreboard watching, pregame and post game stories and a lot more.
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Amir Johnson Gives Back To Raptors Fans Big Time Again

No one on the Toronto Raptors does more for and with the fans off the court than Amir Johnson. “It’s big just letting the fans know they are part of the team,” Johnson said. “They are just as big as players – they are pretty much what makes this team. They have been supporting us since day one, so it is just a token of my appreciation to the fans.”
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Amir Johnson takes fans to Medieval Times for ‘I Roll with Amir’ party (photo)

Toronto Raptors big man Amir Johnson often has gone to great lengths to ingratiate himself to fans of the team during his five seasons in Ontario. There was the time he participated in a “Zombie Walk” in the Toronto streets. He’s thrown out a ceremonial first pitch — a terrible ones at that — at […] The post Amir Johnson takes fans to Medieval Times for ‘I Roll with...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors' Amir Johnson likely to suit up tonight against Knicks

Toronto Raptors power forward Amir Johnson went through practice on Thursday and is anticipated to be ready in time for tip-off against the Knicks tonight, according to Eric Koreen on Twitter.Johnson has missed the last three games with a sprained ankle, an injury he sustained against the Rockets back on April 2nd. In his absence the Raptors have gone 3-0 with Patrick Patterson stepping...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors' Kyle Lowry and Amir Johnson questionable tonight against Bucks

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry and power forward Amir Johnson are questionable tonight in their matchup against the Bucks. According to Eric Koreen on Twitter, the two will travel with the team to Milwaukee.Lowry and Johnson sat out during last night's thriller in Toronto against the Pacers. The Raptors finished off the night on a 10-0 run to beat Indiana 102-94. For...
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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