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.
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August 24, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Raptor GM Bryan Colangelo Pegged as Pistons GM Frontrunner

Bryan ColangeloJoe 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...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bryan Colangelo ‘a leading candidate to run the Detroit Pistons’

The Toronto Raptors earned the No. 3 seed with five starters Bryan Colangelo acquired and a head coach Colangelo hired. All five of the starters have contracts favorable to the team, and Dwane Casey finished fifth in Coach of the Year voting. Is it time to re-think Colangelo’s tenure as Raptors’ general manager? The Detroit Pistons are reportedly taking a closer look. Michael...
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May 01, 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 […]
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April 21, 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...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo admits to tanking

At the annual Sloan Conference on sports analytics at MIT on Friday, former Toronto Raptors General Manager Bryan Colangelo admitted that he tried to tank games during the 2011-12 season. USA Today’s Sam Amick was in Boston for the conference and first reported the story. “Admittedly, I will say, I tried to tank a couple of years ago,” Colangelo said. The subject of...
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March 01, 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 […]
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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...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo admits: ‘I tried to tank a couple of years ago’

Former Raptors general manager Bryan Colangelo admitted his team tried to tank during the 2011-12 season during a candid conversation at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday. While discussing the future of the NBA’s draft lottery and the problems with the current system, Colangelo revealed the Raptors’ front office was not interested in winning during the ’11...
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February 28, 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...
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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...
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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“I put a high premium on talent and character, and Rudy Gay has an...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Bryan Colangelo offers praise to the Kings and a sly dig at the Raptors following the Rudy Gay deal

Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment CEO Tim Leiweke initially decided to put together a strange arrangement last spring, replacing longtime Toronto Raptors general manager Bryan Colangelo with the man who used to work as his second in command, reigning NBA Executive of the Year and former Denver Nuggets top man Masai Ujiri. The plan was for Colangelo, who is as connected as they...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Wizards Hire Marc Eversley As VP Of Scouting

Marc Eversley has been hired by the Washington Wizards as vice president of scouting. Eversley was previously in the front office of the Toronto Raptors under Bryan Colangelo. The Wizards have lost Milt Newton and Mike Wilson this offseason.
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September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Tim Leiweke’s apology to former Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo a solid first step

Well it was an interesting hour not horribly enlightening but interesting that a group of us got to spend with Tim Leiweke and a few of his Henchpeople on Friday morning when he visited with our editorial board. The one thing that stood out to me and I don’t think I’m talking too much out of turn here is that he says he realizes now that he’s not the story nor the focus and...
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Best and Worst Moves of the Off Season

Toronto Raptors: Best and Worst Moves of the Off Season By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Best Move: Bringing in General Manager Masai Ujiri - The Toronto Raptors’ reign under GM Bryan Colangelo thankfully ended this summer and the Raptors somehow were able to land one of the best executives in the NBA, in reigning NBA Executive of the Year, Masai Ujiri. He helped...
Via HoopStuff
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Leiweke Admits He Didn't Get Along With Colangelo

Tim Leiweke recently revealed that he could not have a working relationship with Bryan Colangelo. The Toronto Raptors parted ways with Colangelo and hired Masai Ujiri. “I didn’t get along with the GM of the basketball team, so we brought in somebody who sees the world the same way I do,” Leiweke said. The Raptors haven't reached the playoffs since 2008. “We need to be...
Via RealGM
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Colangelo steps down as president of Raptors

TORONTO (AP) -- Bryan Colangelo abruptly stepped down from his role as president of the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, a move that was unexpected even after he'd lost his position as general manager to Masai Ujiri. "Having had a better chance to reflect on things for the past several weeks, I have concluded that stepping away from my position is the best course of action...
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June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Ujiri Takes Over For Colangelo In Toronto … And Not A Moment Too Soon

NBA teams, not unlike other professional sports teams, make changes when the franchise is in a slump. The Toronto Raptors are no different in that respect. Wednesday found now-former general manager Bryan Colangelo abruptly resigning from the team. Interestingly, he will retain some type of role with the franchise and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. Colangelo lost that position...
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Colangelo steps down as Raptors president

Bryan Colangelo is stepping down as president of the Toronto Raptors, just weeks after taking a reassigned position with the team. The Raptors announced Wednesday that Colangelo will remain as a consultant with the team and with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. Colangelo joined the Raptors in February 2006 as president and general manager. He was not extended as GM after...
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June 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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