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Why Landry Fields Is Still With The Raptors

The signing of Landry Fields by the Toronto Raptors former President Bryan Colangelo is one the last reminders of the risks Toronto used to be willing to take that didn’t pan out. However, Fields remains on the Raptors roster for four reasons - not the least of which is he's a good guy.
Via Pro Bball Report
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus no-hitter and Kevin Love almost cried? … While We’re Waiting

Who threw a no-hitter?! While Corey Kluber was dealing in Cleveland last night, a Columbus Clippers starter broke history. Tyler Cloyd, a 27-year-old claimed off waivers last October from Philadelphia, threw the first no-hitter in Huntington Park history. Cloyd struck out six and his lone blemish was a hit-by-pitch in the ninth inning. He is now 9-5 with a 3.91 ERA in 22 games this...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

What It Looks Like To Draft A Pick

A glorious documentary up on YouTube follows the Toronto Raptors as they selected Jonas Valanciunas fifth overall in 2011. Here’s a good thing to do with the next 45 minutes of your time. This documentary, which appears to be produced by a Canadian television station, chronicles the 2011 Toronto Raptors draft, from lottery to post-mortem press conference: Bryan Colangelo, fired...
Via The Lottery Mafia
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Considered Drafting Kawhi Leonard At No. 5

According to Ryan Wolstat of Toronto Sun, ex-Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo considered drafting Kawhi Leonard with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Ex-Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo told me today that while Valanciunas was always the No. 1 target. Kawhi Leonard was “definitely on the list.” — Ryan Wolstat (@WolstatSun) June 12, 2014 Colangelo told Wolstat that Leonard...
Via The Sideline
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryan Colangelo: Raptors Considered Drafting Kawhi Leonard At No. 5

Bryan Colangelo revealed Wednesday that the Toronto Raptors considered Kawhi Leonard with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Colangelo said Leonard was "definitely on the list," but the former Raptors' general manager said selecting him would have been a tough sell. The Raptors selected Jonas Valanciunas with the No. 5 pick. Leonard scored 29 points in the San Antonio...
Via RealGM
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Mike D’Antoni’s settlement with L.A. includes provision to recoup money if he finds work elsewhere

Mike D’Antoni was set to earn $4 million with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2014-15 season, though the coach decided to resign earlier this week, meaning he’ll have to forgo some of that guaranteed salary. According to ESPN, D’Antoni will receive “more than half of the $4 million he was owed for next season” and “the settlement also includes a provision in which the Lakers...
Via Lakerholicz.com
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryan Colangelo Pegged as Frontrunner for Pistons GM Job

Joe Dumars officially stepped down as general manager of the Pistons earlier this season and the hunt for his replacement has begun. A few names that have made news are Grant Hill a former Piston, and Kiki VandDeWeghe per Jeff Zilgitt and Sam Amick of USA Today. Now another name has emerged and it is the name of former Raptor GM Bryan Colangelo courtesy of Michael Grange from Sportsnet...
Via TopSportsReport
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Masai Ujiri fined $25,000 for yelling ‘F**k Brooklyn!’ during pregame rally

The last time the Toronto Raptors were in the playoffs, Bryan Colangelo was the general manager. This time around, Masai Ujiri has the position and it didn’t take him long to make his mark on the 2014 NBA Playoffs. Prior to game 1 of the Raptors’ first round series against the Brooklyn Nets, Ujiri addressed […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

How Will Celtics’ Rivals Perform in the Playoffs?

2013/14 wasn’t destined to be a season our beloved Celtics made the playoffs. Even the awful East wasn’t so bad that the 25-56 Celts could get in. Still, in a rebuilding year for the green and white, it’s about time to take a look at how their Eastern Conference rivals will fare in their upcoming playoff campaigns. Linesmakers, like TopBet which offer NBA Futures to use as...
Via In The Neutral Zone
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

RAPTORS PODCAST: RAPS TALK presented by HHJ & HHN Ep. 60 (03.06.2014)

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)Follow @romyaquinoRAPTORS PODCAST - RAPS TALK Episode 60The "Reunited" episodeEpisode 60 of RAPS TALK (03.06.14) - The crew is back! U-E makes his triumphant return to the #RAPSTALK podcast for the first time this season.  On this week's podcast we discuss the new 20th anniversary logo, Bryan Colangelo's tanking comments, the growth of DeMar DeRozan...
Via Hip Hoop Junkies
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo admits to tanking

The NBA could be nearing closer to fixing its tanking problem. A recent proposal that was created by Boston Celtics assistant general manager Mike Zarren seems to be gaining momentum, and comments like the ones we heard from former Toronto Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo on Friday could help accelerate the process. Zarren has proposed a […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

#TankNation? Former Raptors GM, Bryan Colangelo “Admittedly, I tried to tank a couple of years ago”

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)Raptors were a member of #TankNation?Colangelo: “Admittedly, I tried to tank a couple of years ago” Up until this season, it has been a rough go for the Toronto Raptors for a few years now.  Fans have watched the Raptors have five straight losing seasons up until this current season.  In his tenure, former Raptors General Manager Bryan Colangelo...
Via Hip Hoop Junkies
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s up, Sloan? Thoughts from Day One of sports nerd heaven

This weekend, I’m hanging out at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston. It’s an annual nerd heaven. I’m in nirvana. I’ve been dying to go for years. I sincerely wish my colleague Craig Lyndall could be here again this year with me too. Friday was Day One of the jam-packed two-day conference. It’s overwhelming. It’s exhausting. It’s terrific. SSAC is now...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Raptors GM admits trying to tank

During a panel at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Bryan Colangelo admitted that the Toronto Raptors were attempting to tank during his tenure. "Admittedly, I will say I tried to tank a few years ago," said Colangelo. The Raptors finished the 10-11 season with a 22-60 record (.268 winning percentage) and a 23-43 record in 11-12 (.348 winning percentage). The Raptors drafted...
Via RealGM
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Former GM Bryan Colangelo says he is no fan of Raptors latest move.

Former Toronto Raptors general manager Bryan Colangelo was asked about the mega seven-player deal that sent Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings and here’s what he had to say, “I put a high premium on talent and character, and Rudy Gay has an abundance of both,” Colangelo said according to the Sacramento Bee. “Obviously, Pete (D’Alessandro) has a mandate to increase the talent...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Bryan Colangelo's two cents on the Rudy Gay trade

by Romy AquinoWell, it didn't take long for former Raptors General Manager, Bryan Colangelo to put his two cents on the recent seven player deal between the Toronto Raptors and the Sacramento Kings.  Colangelo gave his input on former Raptor Rudy Gay and the move made by the Sacramento Kings.(via SacBee.com)“I put a high premium on talent and character, and Rudy Gay has an abundance...
Via Hip Hoop Junkies
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Raptors Trade Rudy Gay To Kings In 7 Player Trade

credit: sbnation.com In the middle of last season, Rudy Gay found himself traded away from the Memphis Grizzlies and on his way to join the Toronto Raptors as part of an effort to revitalize basketball north of the border. Well during the summer,  the Raptors made a major front office switch, relieving Bryan Colangelo of his duties as general manager, and hiring Masai Ujiri to take...
Via Pass The Pill
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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