DeMar DeRozan works on his dribbling skills at Walmart in Instagram video

For some NBA players, the offseason can get a tad long for their tastes and they have find ways to entertain themselves while trying to keep their skills up. Recently, Toronto Raptors DeMar DeRozan made a trip to Walmart and decided to show off his handling ability in an Instagram video. DeRozan also decided to don a caution jacket and use a kickball to cross many inanimate objects...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry, Raptors agree to four-year deal

The Toronto Raptors came into the offseason with one goal in mind, and that goal was to re-sign Kyle Lowry to a long-term deal. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, they have accomplished that goal with a four-year, $48 million deal. Lowry expressed an interest to re-sign with the Raptors prior to the offseason, and he showed loyalty by taking their offer over anything that the Houston...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors will make aggressive bid for Kyle Lowry

The Toronto Raptors were an extremely surprising team last season, and ended up pushing the Brooklyn Nets to seven games in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. They are hoping to re-sign point guard Kyle Lowry this offseason, but that task will be much easier said than done. Lowry was one of the best point guards in the NBA last season, and was one of the main reasons that the Raptors...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Derozan: Raptors A Few Pieces Away from Next Level

The Raptors had a solid, but not elite starting 5 last season. A few hours before Thursday’s NBA Draft, while all front offices were finishing up their draft preparations, Demar Derozan of the Toronto Raptors made a statement about his team. Derozan said, “I don’t think we need much, honestly. One or two pieces to help what we already have. Honestly I think we should be all...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors select Bruno Caboclo at 20 overall, baffle the fan base.

Last night the Toronto Raptors selected Bruno Caboclo at the 20th pick, their 1st selection in the draft. The general reaction among fans was "what the?" or "who?". I don't blame them, I had to do my research on him as well., didn't even have him listed in their mock and it took a while for them to get a scouting report thrown up, after which...
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12 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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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Greivis Vasquez wants to be starting point guard

The Toronto Raptors acquired Greivis Vasquez in a trade to be their backup point guard, but Vasquez now reportedly wants to be a starting point guard. Vasquez is a restricted free agent this offseason, and has made it clear that he would like to return to Toronto if he can. All that being said, he still wants to be a starting point guard and the Raptors might not be able to offer...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan Tries to Sing Canadian Anthem

All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan was drafted in 2009 by the Toronto Raptors. So, he has been a Canadian resident for about five years..and he still doesn’t know the Canadian anthem! DeRozan was on Shaqtin’ a fool and he was asked to sing the Canadian anthem. He knew the “Oh, Canada” part, but that was about it. I mean..he listens to the anthem at least 41 times during the regular...
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23 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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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Why DeMar DeRozan Was The NBA’s Most Improved Player

Toronto Raptors: Why DeMar DeRozan Was The MIP By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Phoenix Suns’ point guard Goran Dragic won the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award and most had no problem with it. He had an excellent season for the Suns, but to me the award should belong to Raptors’ shooting guard DeMar DeRozan. The problem with the award is that many people...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Lowry and DeRozan are turning into household names

The Raptors lost game 7 to the Nets this weekend, but they have nothing to hang their head about. I can’t remember the Raptors winning a playoff game since Vince Carter was really half-man, half-amazing. It was cool to see their fans really get behind them, minus annoying ass Drake on the sideline looking like the damn mascot. Besides, Drake being annoying the Raptors is a team...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors interested in pursuing Vince Carter

The Toronto Raptors are coming off of a very successful season, but were disappointed by losing to the Brooklyn Nets in Game 7 of the first round. They are going to be looking for some pieces to fill the holes that they had this past year, and one of those is not having enough bench scoring. According to reports circulating around the NBA, the Raptors are strongly considering pursuing...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Raptors give coach Dwane Casey new three-year deal

The Toronto Raptors and coach Dwane Casey have agreed to terms on a new three-year contract, reports The Toronto Star. Casey guided the Raptors to a 48-34 season, an Atlantic Division title and a seven-game playoff round with the Brooklyn Nets. The terms of the deal could be announced Tuesday during Casey and general manager Masai Ujiri’s end-of-season media session. “One thing...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan isn’t worried about Kyle Lowry leaving Toronto

Sadly, the Toronto Raptors season ended yesterday after losing a game seven to the Brooklyn Nets and well, one of their most notable players Kyle Lowry is a free agent in the off-season. While some might be worried that Lowry could be leaving, it appears that another star player for Toronto isn’t. Check out the below quote noted by Eric Koreen of the National Post where DeRozan...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors' DeMar DeRozan was battling the flu during Game 7

Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan was suffering from the flu during yesterday's 104-103 loss to the Brooklyn Nets, according to Coach Dwane Casey revealed DeRozan's condition following the game.The Raptors fought to the last second in yesterday's thrilling game seven against the Nets. Down by 10 with three minutes remaining, Toronto closed the gap to...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan jokes about Brooklyn Nets payroll before game 7

Tomorrow, the Toronto Raptors and the Brooklyn Nets will do battle in game seven of their first round playoff series to determine who will face the Miami Heat in the next round of the playoffs. Earlier today, Toronto Raptors forward DeMar DeRozan was asked a question about Brooklyn’s massive payroll and if he thinks that puts more pressure on the Nets. Below is his response: DeMar...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan takes shot at Nets' exorbitant payroll

The first round of the NBA Playoffs have been an absolute treat for basketball fans everywhere. There are five game sevens, and most of the series have been extremely competitive throughout. Although it probably hasn’t gotten as much attention as some of the other matchups, the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors have had a tight series. There has been a little bit of trash talk...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets: Game 6 Recap, Highlights

The Brooklyn Nets went into Game 6 on Friday night facing elimination at the hands of the Toronto Raptors. They were able to pull off the 97-83 win, forcing a Game 7 on Sunday. Deron Williams led Brooklyn with 23 points, four assists and five rebounds. DeMar DeRozan had 28 points and six rebounds for Toronto. Check out the Raptors-Nets Game 6 highlights below. photo...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan ‘Born to Play’ Art

Rising star DeMar DeRozan is showing and proving in his first playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets and as the Raptors get better. He’ll look like a postseason player “Born to Play”. Art by Caroline Blanchet. The post DeMar DeRozan ‘Born to Play’ Art appeared first on Hooped Up.
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors DeMar DeRozan Is Becoming A Superstar

It is often said that a team can’t win in the playoffs without a superstar. A player that other teams and the referees respect enough that they can get to the free throw line when defenses tighten down and buckets become harder to come by. It might seem premature, but DeMar DeRozan is becoming that guy for the Toronto Raptors.
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Lucky Loonie Or Are The Raptors Just Getting Better?

The Raptors beat the Nets 87-79 with a Lucky Loonie in the building. “My intuition told me that maybe it would be a good idea to sneak in a Loonie somewhere in the Barclays Centre,” Chang said. But maybe Toronto is just getting better? “We understand the situation that we are in,” Kyle Lowry said. “It is a stepping stone for us – getting our feet wet. This man (DeMar...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan’s shot gets stuck behind the backboard during Raptors-Nets game 4

While there are many different names ranging from wedgie to pigeon to back boarder, they all explain the act of a ball getting stuck in the backboard and during today’s Raptors-Nets game four, we had one. In the third quarter of play, Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan took a jump shot that bounced off the back of the rim and got stuck behind the backboard: *** DeRozan’s shot gets stuck...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Playoff Preview: Raptors-Nets Game 4

The NBA Playoffs continue at 7 p.m. on TNT as the Nets host the Raptors hoping to send the series back to Toronto at 3-1 in the Eastern Conference first round. Before each game, we will have a quick preview of the upcoming game with a matchup to watch and a stat to chew on as you watch the game. Previously on Lost: The Nets had a comfortable lead for most of the game against the...
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April 27, 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

Raptors vs. Nets – 2014 NBA Playoffs, Round 1, Game 2: Postgame Reactions (VIDEO)

The Toronto Raptors won their first playoff game since 2008, in a near must win situation, to tie the first round series at 1-1, beating the Brooklyn Nets, 100-95. DeMar DeRozan faced adversity picking up his fifth foul of the game with just over seven minutes remianing in the 4th quarter, but he came storming back and finished the game with 30 points including 10 of Toronto’s...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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