Raptors have expectations of repeat division title

TORONTO (AP) During training camp last season, Raptors coach Dwane Casey was occasionally asked whether his team should try to tank for a high draft pick, with Toronto-born forward Andrew Wiggins a tantalizing prospect to many Canadian fans. Things sure have changed. This year, Casey is setting expectations of a repeat title in the Atlantic, and answering questions about whether...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pro Bball Report Week in Review 10/19/14

On Pro Bball Report last week: Jonas Valanciunas – Fear the Beard, Raptors rookie initiations, Kevin Durant injured, Kyle Lowry’s All-Star bid, Knicks hoarding ex-Raptors, Very Happy Bruno Caboclo, Lucas Nogueira feeling better, James Johnson’s role, Raptors rotation, Ross and Valanciunas lead and more.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Can The Raptors Kyle Lowry Earn A 2015 All-Star Berth?

Kyle Lowry had a career year with Toronto in 2013-2014 as he helped lead the Raptors to a franchise best 48 win season, however, he had no chance of being voted onto the 2014 All-Star team and was snubbed by the coaches when the reserves were picked.  What are his chances this year?
Via Pro Bball Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Getting to Know Raptors Kyle Lowry

Get to know Toronto Raptors point guard and leader Kyle Lowry. The post Getting to Know Raptors Kyle Lowry appeared first on Hooped Up.
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Celtics Rookie Marcus Smart Ready For Rematch With Raptors’ Kyle Lowry

WALTHAM, Mass. — Marcus Smart said he gave Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry too much respect the first time they met on the court. Smart’s coach didn’t exactly agree with that assessment. “I don’t think you can ever give a player too much respect. Kyle Lowry’s earned that,” Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said before Tuesday’s practice. “I understand from...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Preseason: Celtics vs. Raptors or Marcus Smart vs. Kyle Lowry part 2

The Celtics take on the Raptors for the second time this preseason, this time Wednesday night in Boston. The learning curve is especially steep for rookies in this league and Marcus Smart in particular will be implementing all the lessons gained from going up against an All-Star caliber point guard for the first time in Kyle Lowry.Boston fell to the Raptors 116-109 in Toronto on...
Via Celtics Life
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Raptors Kyle Lowry Hits First Ridiculous Circus Shot of the Year

It’s only preseason, but Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry appears to be in midseason form – as far as trick shots are concerned at least. In the second quarter of last night’s preseason game between the Raptors and the Kings, Lowry drove the lane and threw up a spinning, behind his head prayer that somehow, someway, found the bottom of the net. If it goes in, who cares how...
Via Standing O Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry hits spinning circus shot vs Kings (Video / GIF)

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry hit a spinning circus shot after getting fouled during the second quarter of Tuesday night's NBA preseason game at Sacramento.Lowry heard the whistle blow for the foul call and threw up a prayer over his shoulder with his back to the basket. Despite having two defenders on him, Lowry managed to sink the shot off the backboard.Lowry finished...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry hits spinning circus shot against Sacramento Kings

Sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good when it comes to the game of basketball and earlier tonight, Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry scored a lucky shot. In the second quarter of the Raptors game against the Sacramento Kings, Lowry drove the lane and somehow flipped up a behind-the-head shot that somehow went in: Hopefully, Kyle can add that shot to his repertoire for the...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri said he’s not trading Kyle Lowry

Kyle Lowry always seems to be in trade rumors every year. The Raptors didn’t seem convinced by Lowry until he helped them to a franchise-record 49 victories last season. Lowry finally signed a long-term deal with Toronto in the offseason. And to add to that, Raptors General Manager Masai Ujiri said this last weekend. From The Toronto Sun: Masai Ujiri walks up to a gaggle of reporters...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri on Kyle Lowry: ‘I’m not trading him’

Just eight months ago, Kyle Lowry trade rumors were still popping up. In the weeks before, they were inescapable. The Knicks, Nets, Lakers and Warriors were all linked to the Toronto point guard. But the Raptors held onto Lowry – wisely. He led them to the East Conference’s third-best record and re-signed long-term with Toronto. Lowry has the Raptors poised to threaten in the...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors claim to have best NBA backcourt

When Bradley Beal stated that he and John Wall were the best backcourt in the NBA, it sparked a healthy debate bigger than the All-Stars boast. He has received at least one challenger to that claim in Dion Waiters, but really the conversation isn’t limited to just the Wizards and the Cavaliers. The back-and-forth banter between […] The post Kings Of The North: Why The Toronto...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down the top 5 most expensive Raptors tickets of 2014-15

The Toronto Raptors surprised many experts after trading Rudy Gay very early in their 2013-14 campaign.  Because of Gay’s departure, however, DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry thrived, forming one the best backcourts in the league and Toronto finished with the third best record in the East. The playoff trip did not go as well, as they lost in seven games to the Brooklyn Nets in the...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Lowry leads rejuvenated Raptors into new season

TORONTO (AP) Raptors coach Dwane Casey was answering a question about Kyle Lowry on Monday when the star point guard walked past, about to give an interview. With Casey still mid-sentence, more than half the crowd of reporters around him suddenly bolted to the opposite side of the room to listen to Lowry instead. That's how important Lowry has become in Toronto. Casey, the fourth...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

How Kyle Lowry Found Trust in Toronto

he biggest play of Kyle Lowry’s life was doomed from the start. He had led the Toronto Raptors into the closing seconds of Game 7 against the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of last season’s Eastern Conference playoffs. Lowry approached a moment that nearly every player covets. Toronto trailed by a point, with the ball and a shade over six seconds remaining. There was no doubt...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry does the Ice Bucket Challenge in Instagram video

Just in case you thought that NBA players would possibly slow down on doing the Ice Bucket Challenge, the latest NBA star to do so is Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry. Lowry was nominated by Garrett Temple and before taking his rather icy bath in the below Instagram clip, he nominated the Morris Twins (Marcus and Markieff), Chuck Hayes, and boxer Danny Swift Garcia: Nice job on...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Lowry Signs With adidas

From the good folks at adidas:   PORTLAND, Ore. (August 4, 2014) – adidas today announced a partnership with Toronto Raptors star point guard Kyle Lowry. The eight-season NBA veteran is coming off of a career-best season in which he averaged 17.9 points, 7.4 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game while leading his team to its first playoff berth in five seasons. “I’m really excited...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Team “were hot in pursuit” of Kyle Lowry this summer

“They’re going for it. There’s not ifs and buts about it, man.” That’s a quote from Kobe Bryant in early July as he discussed the Lakers’ moves this offseason. He certainly wasn’t lying. Just one of the many moves the Lakers contemplated and pursued this summer involved Kyle Lowry. At one point during free agency, it was reported that the team hoped to sit down with...
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Where do the Toronto Raptors Land in the Recent Power Rankings?

Link: The Toronto Raptors made it their goal to get their guy, Kyle Lowry, back this off-season, despite many rumors that he would head elsewhere.  Lowry is one of the key components to this team, and leads the team with his multi-faceted skill-set.  He was one of the main reasons for the Raptors resurgence...
Via TopSportsReport
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto’s Kyle Lowry Signs Shoe Deal With Adidas

Kyle Lowry was one of the most sought after free agents of the summer, he put his remain in Toronto and put his faith in the Raptors. Now Adidas is putting their faith in him. “Kyle is a great addition to our brand and will complement our growing family of elite basketball athletes, adding to our brand’s momentum,” said Chris Grancio, General Manager of adidas Global Basketball...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Ujiri: Luckily For Raptors Kyle Lowry To Knicks Trade Didn't Happen

The Toronto Raptors somewhat famously nearly traded Kyle Lowry to the New York Knicks last December. The Knicks were prepared to trade Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr. in a package for Lowry, but James Dolan vetoed the deal when Masai Ujiri demanded a first round pick. "Dolan hired those business consultants [McKinsey & Company] last summer," said the source with...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch DeMar Derozan Jump Over Kyle Lowry During Slam Dunk Exhibition

DeMar Derozan and Kyle Lowry are part of a contingent of NBA players currently on an unsanctioned tour of the Philippines this summer. A few days ago, during an exhibition at Araneta Coliseum in Lungsod Quezon, the Toronto Raptors teammates paired up for an alley-oop, which featured Derozan (one of the NBA’s best dunkers) leaping over Lowry. Don’t feel bad for Lowry, though,...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: DeRozan jumps over Kyle Lowry on dunk

In case you didn’t know, Toronto Raptors stars Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan made a trip to the Philippines last week and during that trip, DeRozan participated in a slam dunk contest during an exhibition game. For one of his slam dunks at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, he decided to show off his aerial ability by leaping over teammate, Kyle Lowry. Check out the below...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors Kyle Lowry: Family Played A Big Part In My Decision

If Kyle Lowry’s family wasn’t happy in Toronto, there was no amount of winning or money that would have him re-signing with the Raptors. “It was very important,” Lowry said. “I don’t make a decision if I don’t have the support of my family. It just doesn’t happen.”
Via Pro Bball Report
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: What Kyle Lowry’s signing means

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports Kyle Lowry’s press conference began with Masai Ujiri sounding like a true fan who could not contain his happiness and giddiness in the moment, continuously stating that Lowry’s signing is “awesome”, unable to think of another way to articulate his feelings and thoughts about Lowry and Lowry’s return. It was nice to see his genuine...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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