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Raptors Have The Inside Track To Get LaMarcus Aldridge

Toronto had better be ready for what’s coming. For the first time anyone can remember, a current All-Star free agent wants to talk about joining the Raptors. LaMarcus Aldridge will be visiting with several NBA teams the moment free agency opens and Toronto unexpectedly could have the inside track.
Via Pro Bball Report
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Rookie Delon Wright Is NBA Ready Now

“I wasn’t ready to go to the NBA last year," said Toronto Raptors rookie Delon Wright. "This year, I was more prepared. I know what I have to do to get better, work on my body. I know what teams wanted from me, so I think my senior year really helped me.”
Via Pro Bball Report
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wesley Matthews To Receive Interest From Raptors, Mavs

Wesley Matthews will receive free agency interest from both the Dallas Mavericks and Toronto Raptors. Matthews tore his Achilles in the second half of last season. Matthews believes he will be ready for the start of the regular season. Matthews is seeking a deal with an annual average in the $15 million range.
Via RealGM
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Luke Ridnour Traded For Fourth Time In One Week, This Time To Raptors

There are three certainties in life: death, taxes and Luke Ridnour being traded. The 34-year-old point guard was shipped from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday along with cash in exchange for a trade exception and the rights to forward Tomislav Zubcic. Ridnour averaged just four points and two assists per game this season, so...
Via NESN.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: DeMar DeRozan is seeking a monstrous max deal

DeMar DeRozan has been one of the most important Raptors during the team's rise, so it makes sense that he wants to be paid like one too. According to Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun, DeRozan's camp is going to make a push for a massive contract extension."Whispers continue to circulate that DeMar DeRozan’s camp will be after the new mid-max (a whopping $25.3 million) a year from...
Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: LaMarcus Aldridge will meet with the Toronto Raptors

All season, it was reported that LaMarcus Aldridge's next team would come down to three possibilities: The San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks or Portland Trail Blazers. Aldridge's list has since expanded, and one team he'll meet with is none other than the Raptors. Here's more from Shams Charania of RealGM: https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/615601594738970624While the Raptors...
Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ridnour traded for 4th time this offseason, dealt to Raptors

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma City Thunder have sent Luke Ridnour and cash to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for a trade exception and the rights to forward Tomislav Zubcic. The Thunder will have one year to exercise the trade exception. Ridnour averaged 4.0 points per game for Orlando last season. He has played for five teams in 12 years, and has a career scoring average of 9.3...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thunder send guard Luke Ridnour to Toronto for Zubcic

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma City Thunder have sent Luke Ridnour and cash to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for a trade exception and the rights to forward Tomislav Zubcic. The Thunder will have one year to exercise the trade exception. Ridnour averaged 4.0 points per game for Orlando last season. He has played for five teams in 12 years, and has a career scoring average of...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Luke Ridnour Gives Raptors Cash And Trade Options

Luke Ridnour and his $2.85 million fully non-guaranteed contract is on the move again, this time to Toronto. Ridnour has been used as trade grease by the Magic, Grizzlies, Hornets and Thunder in quick succession and it shouldn't surprise anyone if the Raptors plan to flip him again.
Via Pro Bball Report
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thunder send guard Luke Ridnour to Toronto for Zubcic

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma City Thunder have sent Luke Ridnour and cash to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for a trade exception and the rights to forward Tomislav Zubcic. The Thunder will have one year to exercise the trade exception. Ridnour averaged 4.0 points per game for Orlando last season. He has played for five teams in 12 years, and has a career scoring average of...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Luke Ridnour Traded By Thunder To Raptors

The Toronto Raptors have acquired Luke Ridnour from the Oklahoma City Thunder to create a $2.85 million trade exception. The Thunder also acquire the draft rights of Tomislav Zubcic. Ridnour has also been traded this offseason by the Orlando Magic, Memphis Grizzlies and Charlotte Hornets.
Via RealGM
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Athletic Scorer And Defender Norman Powell

“My toughness and defense, that’s something that translates to the NBA really well and my athleticism, I am able to get up into guys and create on the break and finish at the rim and at the free throw line,” said Toronto Raptors second round draft pick Norman Powell. “Athleticism and defense are things you can go on from day one and compete.”
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors 905 NBA D-League Team Is Here

“We are thrilled to bring an NBA Development League team to basketball fans across the 905 region,” said Masai Ujiri, Toronto Raptors president and general manager.
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge Will Meet with Toronto Raptors

Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)LaMarcus Aldridge is one of the biggest names on the free agent market this offseason, and there are quite a few teams that will be battling against each other in order to sign him. According to a report from Shams Charania, the Toronto Raptors will be given a meeting with Aldridge when free agency opens up. LaMarcus Aldridge plans to give the...
Via Hoops-Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge will meet with the Raptors

Star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge plans to meet with the Toronto Raptors this week, according to RealGM. Aldridge, 29, has hit the free agent market and is not expected to return to the Portland Trailblazers.  The Raptors have the cap space to offer a full, maximum contract to bring Aldridge to Toronto. Aldridge is expected to sit down with the San Antonio Spurs and his hometown...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Ruthless GM Masai Ujiri Has Targeted Free Agency

Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri recent success has come through trades and team chemistry and while his deals have looked pretty good, Ujiri hasn’t had to be all that ruthless to get things done – until now. However, Ujiri knows he still needs to upgrade the talent on his roster if the Raptors are to ever develop into contenders and he has targeted free agency to get the job done.
Via Pro Bball Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Wright in, Vasquez out

Draft night is behind us now, and the Toronto Raptors walked out spinning their wheels in a way.  It’s not necessarily a bad thing, as they added a player who could prove to be a very valuable commodity, but they traded a player and drafted his replacement in return, not really benefitting them for the immediate future. Delon Wright The Raptors selected Utah guard Delon Wright...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pro Bball Report Week in Review 06/28/15

On Pro Bball Report recently: Raptors draft Norman Powell and Delon Wright, Greivis Vasquez traded, can GM Masai Ujiri get it done, Andre Iguodala MVP, Terrence Ross returns and more.
Via Pro Bball Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hammond: Greivis Vasquez and Michael Carter-Williams can play together

In one of the few draft day trades, the Milwaukee Bucks made a big splash by acquiring Toronto Raptors guard Greivis Vasquez in exchange for a 2015 second round pick and a 2017 first-round pick (via LA Clippers). While Vasquez has primarily played point guard for most of his five year NBA career, he's also spent some time at shooting guard as well. Here's what Bucks GM John Hammond...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors expect Delon Wright to immediately impact defense

The Toronto Raptors needed to improve their defense, and they did just that last night at the NBA draft, selecting point guard Delon Wright out of Utah. While he won't solve all of the Raptors' issues immediately (he is, after all, a rookie), both Dwane Casy and Masai Ujiri expect him to have an impact on the defense sooner rather than later. As the Vancouver Star reports:"'We saw...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Is this the name of the Raptors new D-League team?

The Toronto Raptors are set to make an announcement about their new D-League team Monday, but thanks to some sleuthing from SportsLogos.net, we may already know the name of the team. According to the article, the author came across several NBA domains registered as several variations of Raptrs905. The author then found out that Twitter and Instagram handles of Raptors905 had already...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors select Utah guard Delon Wright with 20th pick

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Raptors selected Utah guard Delon Wright with the 20th pick in the NBA draft Thursday night. The 6-foot-5 Wright averaged 14.5 points as a senior to lead the Utes in scoring. He also averaged 5.1 assists and 4.9 rebounds. His older brother, Dorell, is a forward with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Draft Big Point Guard Delon Wright

Raptors President and General Manager, Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri didn't take any risks this time as he drafts Utah Senior, 23-year-old, Delon Wright. Averaging 15 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.1 blocks, Wright was a two-time All PAC-12 Conference First Team and Pac-12 All-Defensive Team choice over his two seasons in Utah.
Via Pro Bball Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Trade: Raptors Send Greivis Vasquez To Bucks For Two Draft Picks

The first trade of the night involved the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors, with guard Greivis Vasquez being the focal point of the deal. 
Via CLNS Radio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Trade Greivis Vasquez For Cap Space And Picks

The Toronto Raptors have traded point guard Greivis Vasquez to the Bucks for space cap space, a future first round draft pick and a second round pick. This move can give Toronto the room to go after a max contract free agent this summer.
Via Pro Bball Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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