Toronto Raptors Veterans Ready For Playoff Slugfest

When it comes to the playoffs, it doesn’t matter who you face, it’s going to be a slugfest and the Toronto Raptors are going to need their handful of playoff tested veterans to help take their younger and more skilled teammates beyond the first round. “We aren’t going to back down from anybody,” John Salmons said.
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tempers flare as Pacers fall to Raptors 102-94

TORONTO -- Late in the third quarter Friday night, some jostling between John Salmons and Paul George turned into a shoving match. The dust-up brought the cheering crowd at the Air Canada Centre to its feet and earned both players matching technical fouls. But even more, said Salmons, it showed that the Toronto Raptors won't be pushed around. Terrence Ross led the way with 24...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul George gets in John Salmons face after push in the back

Tonight’s Toronto Raptors-Indiana Pacers game had a playoff-type atmosphere and there was some heated tension on the court after a confrontation between Paul George/John Salmons. It happened after the two got tangled up with each other and Salmons decided to separate himself from George by pushing him in the back. Watch as Paul gets in Salmons grill after the push: *** Paul George...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Playoffs: Craziness And Responsibility, John Salmons

It’s about to get crazy at the Air Canada Center in Toronto and Raptors veteran John Salmons is ready for some playoff excitement. “I feel like the fans are going to be crazy,” Salmons said. “Just walking on the street is going to be crazy, it’s going to be a crazy atmosphere and that’s the fun part.”
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

NUMBERS DON'T LIE - THUNDER 119, RAPTORS 118 (2OT) - The "KD Stunner" Edition

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)NUMBERS DON'T LIETHUNDER 119, RAPTORS 118 (2OT)The "KD Stunner" EditionKevin Durant came into the ACC on Friday night and took the life out of the building with 1.7 seconds to play in a double overtime thriller against the Raptors.  Toronto went blow for blow with OKC and eventually pulled a way with under a minute to play in double...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings At Raptors: Some Good Guys Return Gay, Acy, Gray

It was a franchise changing trade when the Toronto Raptors sent Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray to the Sacramento Kings for Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes. The Raptors went from lottery level to the third floor before anyone could fully grasp what was going on, but the players who left were all good guys during their stay in Toronto and they...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors Take A Bite Out Of The Warriors, 104-98

The Warriors traveled north of the border on Sunday afternoon, and seemed to have left their offense in New York along with reserve forward Jermaine O’Neal’s passport.  The Warriors theme of not making crucial shots and turning the ball over reared its ugly head, and the Raptors used a strong 4th quarter to grab the victory. All-Star Stephen Curry had another strong statistical...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Raptors Week That Was!

Inside the Purple Room aka Raptors Zone GM 55,56,57- The Raptors were playoff tested vs. the Bulls. They redeemed themselves vs. Cavs & Magic two teams they are mean to beat. John Salmons popped off the bench to balance the scoring attack. The newest acquisition De Colo got to see some court action in a convincing win vs Orlando Magic.
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings vs Former Kings; New Commish Adam Silver Comes to Sacramento

  credit: Jose Luis Villegas Sacramento Bee   credit Jose Luis Villegas Sacramento Bee New NBA Commissioner Adam Silver arrived in Sacramento Wednesday night to usher in the new era of the NBA. Mr. Silver was there to visit the site of the new arena as well as introduce himself to the Sacramento Kings fans. A sold out crowd was in attendance for many reasons. The interest was in...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Controversial finish in 'Sacto': Raptors fall to Kings, 109-101

The Toronto Raptors traveled to Sacramento to play the Kings for the 4th game of their current 5 game road trip. This marks the first time the two teams have played each other since the trade that swapped Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy, Aaron Gray for Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Patrick Patterson, and Chuck Hayes. The Kings imposed their style of play early on, and the Raptors fell...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets Lose To Raptors In Terrible And Embarrassing Fashion

The Brooklyn Nets were having such a great January. They’d lost only one game in 2014, and had crawled back to two games under .500 — good enough for a low playoff seed in the Eastern Conference. Then, as if on cue, the Atlantic Division-leading (that still sounds weird) Toronto Raptors came into Barclay’s Center and stole all the good vibes. First, we’ll direct your attention...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors' John Salmons practices day after injuring his back

The Toronto Raptors defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday by the score of 94-89. It was the Raptors' third win in their last four games to move them to 20-18, first in the Atlantic Division. Veteran small forward John Salmons played only ten minutes due to back problems, but practiced on Saturday. Tyler Hansbrough has been out, but he also practiced.Josh Lewenberg, Toronto...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors-Spurs Preview

The San Antonio Spurs caught a break earlier this month when they faced a short-handed Toronto Raptors team. A new-look Toronto club figures to be a more formidable opponent. The visiting Raptors figure to be brimming with confidence after knocking off one of the league's best teams as they try to end a six-game losing streak against the Spurs on Monday night. San Antonio...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Raptors continue turnaround with shocking 104-98 win in OKC

It was going to be one of those valiant yet futile efforts, a good game against a great team that fell just short, one of those “moral victories” that mean nothing. Six minutes to go, a five-point deficit against a team that hadn’t lost at home this season, and everyone who remotely follows the Raptors was ready to call it a night. Until, that is … “We understand, when...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Charlotte Bobcats Flare for the Dramatics

Inside the Purple Room Presents GM23: A slow start translated into mental lapses that reflected in both the 1st and 3rd quarter. There were static moments that translated into 25-9 run for the Bobcats in the 3rd quarter. Jonas looked cold coming off the bench late in the 4th as he bobbled the rotations and subsequently forgot about Kemba Walker on the baseline. The guy that flew...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Terrence Ross excited for ‘biggest opportunity of my career’

Technically, the Raptors got Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes for Rudy Gay. But Toronto also got a new spirit. Without the shoot-first, do-little-else Gay, the Raptors have gone 3-1. They’re just clicking a little better. They might be playing with a little more passion, too. Terrence Ross certainly is. Landry Fields replaced Gay in the starting...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

76ers-Raptors Preview

A slew of new faces will try to help the Toronto Raptors turn around a sluggish stretch. The Philadelphia 76ers would like to begin altering one of their own, and solving their turnover issues could help. The Raptors are expected to have four new additions available Friday night when they attempt to win for the second time in eight tries against the 76ers. Toronto (7-13) may be...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Chuck Hayes’ Toronto Raptors debut on hold due to baseline cardiac test

The Chuck Hayes era in Toronto will have to wait. Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons and Patrick Patterson — the other players acquired by Raptors from Sacramento — will be available to play on Friday against Philadelphia, but Hayes will miss the game against the 76ers. He also will not play in Chicago on Saturday. “Chuck Hayes can’t go yet until he has his baseline cardiac...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings look to trade Jason Thompson

The Kings had a logjam in their backcourt with Isaiah Thomas, Greivous Vasquez, Ben McLemore, Marcus Thornton, and John Salmons. Then they traded Vasquez and Salmons Sunday in the Rudy Gay trade, but after acquiring Derrick Williams earlier this month, now they're looking at a logjam down low. So the Kings have decided to move another power forward on their roster. Next up?...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Rudy Gay Trade Grade

Toronto Raptors: Rudy Gay Trade Grade By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff The Trade Raptors Receive: Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Patrick Patterson, Chuck Hayes Kings Receive: Rudy Gay, Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy I will get to the players the Raptors received in this trade later on, but the biggest part of the deal is getting Gay’s contract off their books...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

AP Source: Toronto to trade Rudy Gay to Sacramento

A person familiar with the deal says the Toronto Raptors have reached an agreement to send Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings in a multiplayer trade. The Raptors will receive Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson, John Salmons and Chuck Hayes. The Kings also will acquire Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday night because the trade is still...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Rudy Gay part of multiple player trade between Raptors and Kings

Hours before the Toronto Raptors were set to face off against the Lakers at Stales Center, word came down of a trade. The Raptors send forward Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray to the Sacramento Kings for Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Patterson and Hayes. The move opens up the starting point guard spot for Isiah Thomas in Sacramento. You know who I feel for, Rudy Gay’s wife...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Sources: Raptors reach agreement to send Rudy Gay to Kings

The Toronto Raptors have reached an agreement in principle to send Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Kings will send Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes to the Raptors. The Kings will also acquire Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray in the deal, sources said. The Raptors and Gay had become increasingly unhappy with each other...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Raptors trade Rudy Gay to Kings in 7-player deal

Tweet Per a report by Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski, the Toronto Raptors have traded Rudy Gay, one of their leading scorers, to the Sacramento Kings as part of a multi-player deal. Sacramento is sending John Salmons, Greivis Vasquez, Chuck Hayes and Patrick Patterson to Toronto in exchange for Gay. The Raptors are sending Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Rudy Gay reportedly traded to Sacramento Kings for Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons

Rudy Gay is headed to the Sacramento Kings in a trade, and Sac-Town fans are not happy. Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Gay was pulled out of the Toronto Raptors lineup before Sunday’s game because of the trade. While terms of the deal are not yet available, Woj says John Salmons, Chuck Hayes, Greivis […]
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

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