Toronto Raptors top ten best plays from 2013-14 season

The Toronto Raptors went from going nowhere to a team to watch out for after they traded away Rudy Gay. That opened up things for DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry as they helped lead the Raptors to a third seed in the East and the most wins in franchise history. The NBA just provided us a Top 10 highlight reel of the surprising Toronto Raptors. Check the vid out, kids: Hopefully, they...
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Lou Williams ‘really liked’ message sent by Raptors GM before Game 1 of playoffs

The Raptors have turned things around relatively quickly since new GM Masai Ujiri came to town, not only making the playoffs for the first time since 2008, but also playing well enough once they got there to take the Nets to seven games before being eliminated in the first round. The team had a strong summer, re-signing Kyle Lowry in free agency, and trading for Lou Williams, who...
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8 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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29 days ago  |  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

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...
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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

Toronto Raptors: What Should Be Their Starting Five?

Toronto Raptors: What Should Be Their Starting Five? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Toronto Raptors just had arguably their best season, have resigned each of their core free agents and are ready to become an even better team. They have drafted the majority of their core and are still very young, so they have the talent to be one of the best teams in the...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan leaps Kyle Lowry in a single bound

[h/t William Lou of Raptors Republic]
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

DeMar Derozan Jumps Over Kyle Lowry For Dunk (Video)

DeMar Derozan is one of the best dunkers on the planets and this leap over his Raptors teammate should cement his legacy. Derozan and Kyle Lowry are part of a contingent of NBA players currently on an unsanctioned tour of the Philippines this summer.  Despite the fact that they could be fined, the players are having fun.  During a dunking exhibition, Derozan used Lowry as a prop...
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July 26, 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,...
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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.”
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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

Raptors Encourage Fans To Attend Kyle Lowry News Conference

The Toronto Raptors Media Advisory for the Kyle Lowry news conference specifically encouraged fans to attend the event at the Real Sports Bar and Grill in Maple Leaf Square on Thursday morning.
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors re-sign Greivis Vasquez

The Toronto Raptors are spending a lot of time and money on point guards this summer. After re-signing Kyle Lowry, the Raptors have now made a move to bring back their backup point guard as well. Greivis Vasquez, who was brought over in a trade from Sacramento last season, has agreed to a two year deal. Restricted free agent guard Greivis Vasquez has reached an agreement to re-sign...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry’s Return Was No Surprise To Raptors GM Ujiri

There were some anxious moments as other teams attempted to pry Kyle Lowry away from the Raptors in hours after NBA free agency opened, however, it came as no surprise to GM Masai Ujiri when he quickly came to an agreement with his point guard. "For me, negotiating is easy for me if we want Kyle to be here and Kyle wants to be here," said the Raptors 'no spin' GM Masai Ujiri.
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: As Expected, Raptors Re-Sign Kyle Lowry To $48 Million Deal

Toronto has re-signed point guard Kyle Lowry to a four-year, $48 million extension – Mandatory Credit: USATSI via CBS Sports After reports surfaced suggesting Kyle Lowry was going nowhere, that’s exactly what ended up happening. According to writer Brian Windhorst, Lowry has reportedly signed a new four-year, $48 million deal to return to the Toronto Raptors. Raptors...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors News: Kyle Lowry to re-sign with Toronto

Kyle Lowry will stay put with the Toronto Raptors after agreeing to a four-year deal worth $48 million. The Deal includes an Early Termination Option (ETO) for Lowry after the third-year, meaning he can become an unrestricted free agent after year three if he so chooses. The deal was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo!Kyle Lowry has agreed to a 4 year, $48M contract to...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry agrees to 4-year, $48 million contract with Raptors

TweetLate Wednesday night, the Toronto Raptors were able to secure one of the biggest free agents on the market, agreeing to a four-year contract to re-sign point guard Kyle Lowry. Lowry posted a picture on Instagram confirming the news: This ain't Amir jersey y'all!! Lol….. it's for the 2014-15 season cause Toronto will be my home city — Kyle...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry Agrees To Re-Sign With Raptors For Four Years, $48M

TORONTO — Kyle Lowry is staying with the Toronto Raptors after leading them to the Atlantic Division title. The point guard has agreed to re-sign with the Raptors, his agent confirmed Wednesday night. Yahoo! Sports reported that the deal was for four years and $48 million. Lowry averaged career highs of 17.9 points and 7.4 assists for the Raptors, who at 48-34 were one of the...
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors Re-Sign Kyle Lowry to 4-Year, $48 MIllion Deal

The Toronto Raptors kept their man, and may have possibly helped break up the big 3.  Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Kyle Lowry is heading back to Toronto. Kyle Lowry has agreed to a 4 year, $48M contract to stay with Toronto, sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 3, 2014 Kyle Lowry tells Yahoo: "Toronto is just the right place for me."...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry agrees to $48 million deal with Raptors

The first big piece of NBA free agency has signed on, but not with a new team. Free agent point guard Kyle Lowry agreed to a four-year deal worth $48 million deal to remain with the Toronto Raptors, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Lowry’s deal will including an ETO after the third year […]
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry Agrees to Terms with the Toronto Raptors

David Zalubowski/Associated Press Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports has just reported that highly coveted point guard, Kyle Lowry, has agreed to remain with the Toronto Raptors for at least the next three NBA seasons. Kyle Lowry agreed to a four year $48 million dollar contract with the Raptors that also includes an early termination option for the last year. Masai Ujiri stated...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lowry will stay in the land of the dinosaurs

Late Wednesday night it was announced that Kyle Lowry will be staying with the Toronto Raptors. To many this came to a surprise, to others it was obvious.  The deal is for four years and worth $48 million. He then was quoted shortly after “Toronto is my home….it’s the right place to be”. But it was very well deserved. He had career highs in the following categories: PPG...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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