When you're a silky smooth scorer like DeMar DeRozan, defenses have to respect you at all times. Otherwise, what appears like a mistake can turn into a bucket in the blink of an eye.In the Toronto Raptors' big preseason win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, DeRozan appeared to lose his handle on the rock as he went to use a Luis Scola screen. But when the defense relaxed as...
The Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey has only one decision to make about his starting lineup during preseason. Who starts at power forward, Luis Scola or Patrick Patterson?
On Pro Bball Report recently: Raptors vs Blue Jays, Godsend Luis Scola, Bruno Caboclo likes the 905, Preseason TV schedule, Tristan Thompson holdout drama and more.
Out of the blue, veteran power forward Luis Scola wanted to join the Toronto Raptors this summer and after only a few days in camp, head coach Dwane Casey is calling the extremely durable 35-year-old a godsend. Scola is just the type of player Casey likes to rely upon when the chips are down. Someone who has been there and done that, but as importantly can still do it.
TORONTO (AP) Even Kyle Lowry's teammates stopped and stared when he stepped onto the court at the Toronto Raptors' practice facility on Monday. The star point guard arrived at media day physically transformed, weighing a lean 196 pounds and sporting a muscular appearance that would make even the 2014 version of Lowry jealous. ''I got abs now,'' he said with a wide grin. ''I feel...
(Dec. 13, 2014 – Source: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images North America) By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff… Contract: 1 year, Veteran’s Minimum (roughly 947k) The commonly held belief concerning Anthony Bennett at this point is that he is a bust. The former number 1 overall pick in the 2013 Draft has done little in his career to make anyone think differently...
On Pro Bball Report recently: Anthony Bennett to Toronto, Terrence Ross breaks out or busts, Raptors to win division again, no extension for DeMar DeRozan, Big summers for Luis Scola and Cory Joseph, Steve Nash on Team Canada, Mad Ants problem, FIBA Americas, Eurobasket All-Stars Jonas Valanciunas and Nando De Colo and more.
Over the next month, we will be previewing every team in the NBA. Here is the fourth installment of our series on the Toronto Raptors. 2014-15 Record: 49-33 Notable Acquisitions: DeMarre Carroll (FA), Cory Joseph (FA), Bismack Biyombo (FA), Luis Scola (FA), Delon Wright (Draft), Norman Powell (Draft) Notable Departures: Amir Johnson, Lou Williams, Tyler Hansbrough, Greivis Vasquez...
While the Raptors moves this summer have brought a collective yawn from many outside of Toronto, a closer look suggests President and General Manager Masai Ujiri has added some high quality pieces to play alongside the two All-Star guards already on his roster. Big summers from Luis Scola and Cory Joseph while playing for their National Teams at the FIBA Americas tournament are raising...
Freshly signed Toronto Raptors forward Luis Scola, proved he still had plenty felt in the tank playing with Argentina in the FIBA Americas tournament. The crafty veteran posted averages of 21.1 points and 10.1 rebounds a game, breaking the all-time leading scoring record set by Brazilian legend Oscar Schmidt. For his efforts, Scola was named MVP of the tournament. The post Luis...
The Raptors signed Luis Scola to a one-year deal for just $2.9 million this summer, and if the way he's played in the FIBA Americas tournament for Argentina is any indication, the deal could turn out to be quite a steal.Scola was not only named the MVP of the tournament after leading his team to a second-place finish with averages of 21.1 points and 10.1 rebounds per contest, but...
The Toronto Raptors are watching three of their key players for next season in leading roles with their respective National Teams this summer. Jonas Valanciunas, Luis Scola and Cory Joseph are playing on teams expected to make some noise in their respective FIBA tournaments and while each player has a pivotal role, their situations couldn't be more different.
MEXICO CITY (AP) Luis Scola scored 16 points to help Argentina beat Panama 84-57 on Monday to remain undefeated and became the first team to progress to the Olympic qualifier semifinals. Jorge Gutierrez, a point-guard who plays for Milwaukee, scored a basket with 8.9 seconds to play and Mexico rallied from an 11-point deficit to defeat Venezuela to remain undefeated and also qualified...
MEXICO CITY (AP) Luis Scola had 26 points and 13 rebounds and Argentina overcame an 11-point deficit to beat Uruguay 90-87 on Sunday and remain undefeated in the Olympic qualifying tournament. Mexico also remained percent, beating Puerto Rico 92-86. Hector Hernandez had 28 points and 12 rebounds, and Paul Stoll made a key 3-pointer with 33 seconds left for Mexico. Also on Sunday...
On Pro Bball Report recently: Raptors top backcourt, Cavaliers injuries, Kyle Lowry workouts, Team Canada success, Andrew Wiggins, Nik Stauskas, Cory Joseph, Luis Scola leads Argentina, Jonas Valanciunas leads Lithuania , Andrea Bargnani wants to win now, Canadian Tax myths and more.
MEXICO CITY (AP) Luis Scola and Nicolas Laprovittola scored 11 points to lead Argentina to a 96-64 rout of Cuba on Thursday in the Olympic qualifier. Argentina will be joined in the second by Canada, which also won easily with an 82-62 rout of Venezuela. Argentina (3-0) leads Group B with six points followed by Canada (2-1) and Venezuela (2-1) with five. Puerto Rico (1-2) has four...
Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. During a FIBA Americas Olympic qualifying tournament game controlled masterfully by a prideful Luis Scola, Boston Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk returned from a recent knee injury to notch a double-double. While...
Luis Scola signed with the Toronto Raptors in free agency this summer, but his most recent performance won't exactly endear him to his new team's fans.Playing for Argentina at the Olympic qualifying tournament in Mexico City on Tuesday, Scola scored 35 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help his team take down Canada by a final of 94-87.Scola was 13-of-26 from the field, which is...
If the NBA player laden Team Canada has a weakness it's that they are young and the Argentine veteran Luis Scola, who plays for the Toronto Raptors in the NBA, was more than happy to teach his inexperienced opponents a few things on his way to a 35 point 13 rebound performance in his team's humbling 94-87 victory.
MEXICO CITY (AP) Luis Scola had 35 points and 13 rebounds, and Argentina beat Canada 94-87 on Tuesday in the men's Olympic qualifying tournament. Scola, a 35-year-old NBA veteran who just signed with Toronto, was 13 for 26 from the field. Nicolas Laprovittola scored 20 points, and Andres Nocioni finished with 15. Argentina improved to 2-0 in Group B. Venezuela (1-0) is second, followed...
Luis Scola tried to tell the Toronto Raptors media that he's got a lot left to give before heading off to join his National Team and in Argentina's 91-86 opening win over Puerto Rico at the 2015 FIBA Americas he dominated his opposition.
On Pro Bball Report recently: Tax Myths about Canada, No respect for Raptors, The surprising Cory Joseph, Luis Scola dominating, Cavs Kyrie Irving return date uncertain, Anthony Bennett improves, Landry Fields unwanted, Andrew Wiggins leads Canada twice, Brady Heslip scores, Dwight Powell impresses and more.
Toronto Raptors veteran forward Luis Scola has shouted from Puerto Rico that he's not done yet. Playing for Argentina in the Tuto Marchand Cup, a warm up tournament for the FIBA Americas, Scola didn't just lead his National Team, he led the entire tournament in scoring, rebounding and assists per game.
From NBA TV Canada's The Hangout, host Akil Augustine breaks down the Toronto Raptors free agent signings from this summer. From Bismack Biyombo at 12:03pm immediately after the July Moratorium ended, to the Hawks DeMarre Carroll, Canadian Cory Joseph and finally the veteran Luis Scola.
(Feb. 23, 2015 – Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America) By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff… PG: Kyle Lowry Lowry had a bit of a down year after resigning with the Toronto Raptors last offseason for 48 million dollars over 4 seasons. Sure he was an All Star and his points per game were essentially the same, though he played in 9 fewer games leading...
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