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Pro Bball Report Week In Review 07/26/15

On Pro Bball Report recently: Bigger Better Raptors, Luis Scola rebounds, Terrence Ross to bounce-back, a Tyler Hansbrough return, targeting Dorell Wright, Camp invites for Ronald Roberts, Axel Toupane and Michale Kyser, Team Canada defeats Team USA, Jamal Murray, Brady Heslip, Anthony Bennett, wins Silver at Pan Am Games and more.
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cautiously Optimistic at the Midway Point

Fans of Toronto sports in all major leagues haven’t had much to cheer about since really the early 90’s. The Blue Jays were back to back World Series champions. The Leafs were a missed high sticking call away from a probable Stanley Cup berth. The hype surrounding the expansion of the NBA into Canada was incredible. The Argos were doing Argo things. Times were great. Then something...
Via Total MLS
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Don’t Raptors Fans Know Luis Scola Better?

The Toronto Raptors Luis Scola is 5-0 against Canada at the FIBA Americas tournaments and in 2009, he took away Canada's last and best chance at a medal in the final game. Argentina has been good for while, so it's been no disgrace for the Canadian side to lose to them, but still, you'd think someone would have remembered just how good Scola has been?
Via Pro Bball Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Confirm 17 Players Coming To Training Camp

The Toronto Raptors have officially signed undrafted free agents Ronald Roberts, Axel Toupane and Michale Kyser to bring their training camp roster to 17 players. It is believed that all three players have been signed to modest non-guaranteed deals.
Via Pro Bball Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Are Built To Go Big

The Toronto Raptors do have the option to go with a typical small ball lineup. However, a more interesting and potentially mind-boggling option for Raptors opponents would be to go bigger and play the same way. Lowry, DeRozan, Carroll, Patterson and Scola. Now that’s a lineup with size, smarts, rebounding and no player an opponent can cheat off on defense.
Via Pro Bball Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan Gets a Triple-Double at the Drew League

Toronto Raptors guard and Compton native DeMar DeRozan is always right at home playing in the Drew League and Sunday he had the line of the summer racking up 38 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. A video posted by Drew League (@drewleague) on Jul 22, 2015 at 12:57pm PDT The post DeMar DeRozan Gets a Triple-Double at the Drew League appeared first on Hooped Up.
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors add Luis Scola

It’s become evident that the Toronto Raptors have made a decision on their direction for the upcoming season.  The Raptors are looking to win and compete in an Eastern Conference that they likely believe they have a shot in.  It’s a fair thought.  The East is weak outside of powerhouse Cleveland, and it’s really anyone’s game after that. Luis Scola The Raptors added...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lou Williams says he has 'no idea' why things didn't work out with Raptors

Lou Williams won the Sixth Man of the Year award for his production with the Raptors last season, which included a career-best 15.5 points per game scoring average while playing 25.2 minutes per contest exclusively as a reserve.But all that wasn't enough for Toronto to have him back next season.Williams was an unrestricted free agent, and signed a deal with the Lakers worth $21 million...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets sign 6-foot-9 free agent forward Tyler Hansbrough

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Charlotte Hornets have signed free agent power forward Tyler Hansbrough. Terms of the deal were not released during Wednesday's announcement. The 29-year-old Hansbrough spent the past two seasons with Toronto after four with Indiana. His best season was 2010-11, when he averaged 11 points and 5.2 rebounds and started a career-high 29 games. His playing time...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan best highlights from 38 points in Drew League game

As the Toronto Raptors look to build toward a championship in the upcoming season, they will have to expect solid play from DeMar DeRozan. Over the weekend, DeRozan played in the Drew League and put together an amazing performance which included thirty-eight points. Check out some of his best highlights in the below video compilation: *** DeRozan Drew League Highlights [Slam Magazine...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
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Raptors Vs Magic In London, England January 2016

The Toronto Raptors are returning to play a regular season game in London, England on January 16, 2016. They will face the Orlando Magic at the O2 arena. Toronto was the first NBA franchise to play a regular season NBA game in Europe when they played a back-to-back series versus the New Jersey Nets at the O2 in 2011. The Raptors DeMar DeRozan returns to the arena where he has averaged...
Via Pro Bball Report
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Tyler Hansbrough Agrees To Deal With Hornets

Tyler Hansbrough and the Charlotte Hornets have agreed upon a contract. Hansbrough spent last season with the Toronto Raptors. His best season was his second with the Indiana Pacers in 2010-11 when he averaged 11 points and 5.2 rebounds over 70 games.
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic to play Raptors in regular-season NBA game in London

LONDON (AP) -- The NBA says the Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors will play a regular-season game in London on Jan. 14. It will be the sixth league game played at the O2 Arena in the British capital. Before 2011, games in London were only exhibitions. Magic coach Scott Skiles says "I remember playing in London with the Magic in 1993 and I am sure our current players will relish this...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Tyler Hansbrough Returns To North Carolina

In the revamp of the Toronto Raptors and Charlotte Hornets this summer, the Hornets free agent center Bismack Biyombo headed north to Toronto to build on his young career and the Raptors free agent power forward Tyler Hansbrough returns to North Carolina after six NBA seasons where he remains a local college basketball hero.
Via Pro Bball Report
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets close to signing Chuck Hayes

The Rockets are reportedly very close to a deal signing Chuck Hayes back to their roster, according to this report. Hayes, who last played professionally with the Toronto Raptors, had previously played for the Rockets and averaged 4.4 points per game, and 5.6 rebounds per game.  The Rockets have a young front court, and are […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
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Raptors To Invite Kyser, Toupane And Roberts To Training Camp

If you’re been paying attention, this will be the third year in a row Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri has taken a hard look at three fringe prospects in the hopes he’ll find that diamond in the rough. The team has confirmed a deal for Ronald Roberts and camp invites for Alex Toupane and Michale Kyser as expected to be confirmed soon.
Via Pro Bball Report
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors sign forward Ronald Roberts to multiyear contract

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Raptors have signed forward Ronald Roberts to a multiyear contract. Roberts recently played for the Raptors' entry in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, where he averaged 10.3 points, 9.5 rebounds and 23.5 minutes in four games. He had 14 points and 12 rebounds in the opener July 10 against Sacramento. Roberts split the 2014-15 season between the NBA Development...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Sign Ronald Roberts

The Toronto Raptors have signed Ronald Roberts. Roberts played for the Raptors in Summer League and was with the Philadelphia 76ers last year for preseason. Roberts played collegiately at Saint Joseph's and went undrafted in 2014.
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors, Michale Kyser Agree To One-Year Partially Guaranteed Deal

The Toronto Raptors have reached agreement with undrafted Lousiana Tech forward Michale Kyser on a one-year contract, a league source told RealGM. Kyser’s deal will include a partial guarantee, his agent Byron Irvin confirmed. Kyser played for the Raptors in the Las Vegas summer league, posting 12 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in the final game on Friday. The 6-foot-9...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Should Target Free Agent Forward Dorell Wright

The Toronto Raptors roster is set save for one open position that could either go to another young player expected to head immediately to the NBA D-League or an NBA veteran who could mentor and fill in as needed during the regular season. With rookies Delon Wright and Norman Powell already signed and sophomores Bruno Caboclo and Lucas Nogueira returning, one might expect the decision...
Via Pro Bball Report
7 days ago  |  Discuss

A Big Bounce-Back Year Expected For Terrence Ross

The upcoming season is a contract year for the Toronto Raptors Terrence Ross and there is a lot at stake for the young wing. A big bounce-back from a poor third season and ankle surgery in May is required if Ross is to regain the "3-and-D" status that will get him paid next summer.
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pro Bball Report Week In Review 07/19/15

On Pro Bball Report recently: Raptors rebounding, free agents, Team Canada’s Brady Heslip and Anthony Bennett,  Luis Scola wants a ring, block and board Bismack Biyombo, James Johnson’s value, NBA Summer League, Norman Powell, Lucas Nogueira, McBuckets McDermott, waiting on Tristan Thompson  and more.   Toronto Raptors Set To Aggressively Rebound This Season Last season…
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Ink High Potential Center Bismack Biyombo

As a defensive-oriented player on a Hornets team scoring just 100.1 points per 100 possessions, the Toronto Raptors newest player Bismack Biyombo had an unfathomable offensive rating of 115 in each of the past two seasons. “The game has kind of slowed down for me,” Biyombo said. “I understand the game better. I know how I can help the team on defense. Help different guys...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Diante Garrett pump fakes free throw, chaos ensues

The NBA’s Summer League can get a little slow at times, but Diante Garrett did his best to keep everyone on off their toes Thursday night. Garrett is a 26-year-old point guard playing on the Chicago Bulls’ summer squad. In the first quarter of Chicago’s game against the Toronto Raptors in Las Vegas, Garrett went to the free throw line to shoot two, but apparently decided...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Set To Aggressively Rebound This Season

The Toronto Raptors defense was better than it appeared last year, but all too often this team failed to secure the rebound. At 14.2 second chance points allowed, the Raptors were tied for third worst in the NBA. GM Masai Ujiri had seen enough and retooled his roster to aggressively rebound this upcoming season.
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10 days ago  |  Discuss
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