On Pro Bball Report last week: why Bruno Caboclo won’t play, Raptors are tough, Greg Stiemsma having fun, Jonas Valanciunas trusts Coach Casey, the frustrating Terrence Ross, Bucks keep winning and more.
“Winning is fun,” Toronto Raptors Greg Stiemsma said. “I haven’t had a lot of it over the past two years, so it’s definitely fun to be on this side of it. A winning culture is fun to be around and this is what this is and this is what they built and I am just happy to be a part of it.”
On Pro Bball Report last week: DeMar DeRozan injured, NBA Dominance Rankings, Greg Stiemsma on Toronto, Lou Williams defense, Underrated Mike Conley, Raptors in unfamiliar territory, Players-of-the-Week, pre- and postgame stories and more.
Easy going, enjoys the cold, likes Canadian Tire and a big-time grandmas boy, it’s no wonder the Raptors Greg Stiemsma has fit comfortably into life in Toronto.
On Pro Bball Report last week: Exclusive interviews with DeMar DeRozan, Greg Stiemsma, James Johnson, Patrick Patterson and Tyler Hansbrough, Raptors grinding out wins, Monique’s Hot Links, Raptors postgame, Jonas Valanciunas and more.
Toronto Raptors center Greg Stiemsma is a physical center that isn’t worried about collecting a few fouls in order to impact a game and he immediately rocked the Thunder when Head Coach Dwane Casey turned to him to open the second quarter of a game that was in danger of getting out of hand.
The Toronto Raptors invited guard Will Cherry to training camp, however, Head Coach Dwane Casey went with the safe choice in defensive center Greg Stiemsma to fill the 15th roster spot. It didn't take long, however, for Cherry to land back with the Cavaliers organization that had been following him closely since going undrafted just over a year ago.
On Pro Bball Report last week: Predicting the NBA East and West standings, 20 Reasons to watch the Raptors, NBA GM survey results, Amir Johnson watching out for Bruno Caboclo, Greivis Vasquez, Greg Stiemsma versus Jordan Hamilton and Will Cherry, Kirk Hinrich, NBA Draft Lottery, Maccabi Haifi, Pregame and postgame video podcasts and more.
The Toronto Raptors announced on Saturday that guard Will Cherry and forward Jordan Hamilton were released. This means center Greg Stiemsma has survived the cut heading towards the Raptors home opener on Wednesday against the Atlanta Hawks.
On Pro Bball Report last week: Video podcast discussing the Raptors summer, Player development, Media Day humor, Interviews with Terrence Ross, Jonas Valanciunas, Greg Stiemsma, Will Cherry, and more.
The Toronto Raptors signed 29-year-old center Greg Stiemsma to be the 17th man heading into training camp where there is definitely an element of competition. The big defensive center is trying win this job as a needed shot blocker, mentor or even just a rah-rah towel waver and he looks to a former Raptors reserve center Aaron Gray as the model to follow.
On Pro Bball Report last week: Ranking the East, Toronto as an NBA City, Jonas Valanciunas, Raptors depth, Greg Stiemsma, DeMar DeRozan, USA wins Gold, Wiggins, LeBron James hair, Eric Bledsoe and more.
When the Toronto Raptors signed center Greg Stiemsma to a one-year $1 million deal, it was widely assumed the contract was on similar terms to Will Cherry and Jordan Hamilton and was only guaranteed for $25,000 thus opening the door to a three-way fight on relatively even terms for the 15th and final roster spot on the team. Apparently, however, the odds are stacked in Stiemsma favor.
Toronto is bringing three players into training camp for a look to see if they can fill a role as the 15th player on the Raptors roster: center Greg Stiemsma, forward Jordan Hamilton and guard Will Cherry. Each player brings something different to the table. Stiemsma is a potential replacement for Aaron Gray, Hamilton brings the shooting James Johnson is missing and Toronto could...
TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Raptors have signed Greg Stiemsma, a veteran free-agent center who played last season with New Orleans.
The 6-foot-11 Stiemsma averaged 2.9 points and career highs of 4.1 rebounds and 18.3 minutes in 55 games last season with the Pelicans.
Stiemsma has also played for Minnesota (2012-13) and Boston (2011-'12) after starring college at Wisconsin. For his...
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September 04, 2014
New Orleans Pelicans free agent center 6'11 260lb Greg Stiemsma is expected to sign a one-year $1 million deal with the Toronto Raptors for the upcoming NBA season to compete with Will Cherry and Jordan Hamilton for the final roster spot.
Greg Stiemsma will sign a one-year, $1 million deal with the Toronto Raptors.
Stiemsma most recently played for the New Orleans Pelicans.
September 04, 2014
The New Orleans Pelicans have waived center Greg Stiemsma and signed center Melvin Ely for the remainder of the season. Ely (6-10, 260) has appeared in 373 games over eight NBA seasons, averaging 5.3 points and 3.3 rebounds in 16.0 minutes per game. The 6-10 center joins the Pelicans after playing the last two seasons for the Texas Legends in the NBA D-League, where he appeared...
Looking at a box score is something anyone can do. Who lead my team in scoring? How'd we shoot from the field? And while that knowledge is useful, does it really earn you bonus points around the water cooler? That's why I'm here. I'm bringing you the S.W.I.M: Statistics Worth Increased Media. Let Joe from accounting regurgitate what he heard on the way in this morning; you're better...
When a team has the worst record in the league (12-49) it is kind of hard to say they have displayed much fight throughout the season. For the most part the Milwaukee Bucks haven't put up much of a fight at all--until recently. The only problem is it's been the wrong kind of fight. Instead of metaphorical it's been literal.Friday night it was O.J. Mayo giving Greg Stiemsma an elbow...
The NBA suspended Milwaukee Bucks guard O.J. Mayo one game on Saturday after he punched Pelicans forward Greg Stiemsma in the throat during Friday night’s game in New Orleans.
Stiemsa set a hard pick on Mayo and appeared to make contact with his face, which prompted the Bucks guard to retaliate.
Mayo will lose one game’s worth of salary for what the league described as “forcibly...
Milwaukee Bucks guard O.J. Mayo has been suspended one game by the league for "forcibly" striking Pelicans center Greg Stiemsma in Friday night's 112-104 loss to New Orleans.
Mayo will sit out Saturday night's home game against Washington. He's the second Bucks player to be suspended in as many days, as Ersan Ilyasova sat out Friday after being disciplined for punching Kings forward...
O.J. Mayo has been suspended one game without pay for forcibly striking Greg Stiemsma in the throat in Friday's game between the Milwaukee Bucks and New Orleans Pelicans, the NBA announced Saturday.
Mayo will serve his suspension on Saturday when the Bucks host the Washington Wizards.
The NBA season has officially gotten crazy.
Good teams are establishing themselves are great teams, bad teams as awful teams, and tempers are flaring high. Last night’s NBA action gave us a little bit of everything, so if you missed any of it, don’t worry. We got you covered.
The Houston Rockets handed the Indiana Pacers their worst loss of the season last...
Milwaukee Bucks guard O.J. Mayo was ejected early in the first quarter against the Pelicans for throwing a forearm directed at Greg Stiemsma’s throat.
In trying to defend New Orleans’ Anthony Morrow, Mayo was greeted with a hard screen by center Greg Stiemsma. Mayo immediately reacted by launching his forearm at the Pelican’s big man.
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