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Toronto Raptors: Nets As Threat To Division Crown?

Admittedly, I have probably had too grand an outlook when it comes to the upcoming NBA season and, more specifically, the Eastern Conference. Lost in the sea of hyperbole surrounding the Cleveland Cavaliers and whatever challenger they may face for the East crown, the Toronto Raptors are still the Atlantic Division champs and I’ve forgotten […] Toronto Raptors: Nets As Threat...
Via NBA Draft Blog
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pro Bball Report Week in Review 08/31/14

On Pro Bball Report last week: why Landry Fields, DeMar DeRozan vs. Klay Thompson, Terrence Ross vs. Harrison Barnes, Stephen Curry’s List, Raptors ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Lithuania loses Mantas Kalneitis, Team Canada’s Brady Heslip, FIBA World Cup Studs, Andrew Wiggins commercial and more.
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Nogueira Works Out With Hakeem Olajuwon

Lucas Nogueira recently worked out with Hakeem Olajuwon, joining a long line of NBA big men to utlize the Hall of Fame center for workout sessions. "Grande oportunidade de aprender com Hakeem @DR34M essa semana #TheDream #WeTheNorth @Raptors @NBABrasil," Nogueira posted on his official Twitter account. Olajuwon has also worked out with LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwight...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

FIBA World Cup Studs From Aug 30 Pau Gasol And Valanciunas

The 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain kicked off on Saturday August 30 and the NBA was well represented. The Raptors young center Jonas Valanciunas shot a perfect 8-8 from the field and the Bulls newest All-Star Pau Gasol led all-scorers on day-one with 33 points. Other studs from Day One include:
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: 5 Notable Headlines From 2014 Offseason

Introduction With September approaching and the start of the NBA preseason just over a month away, it seems like a good time to reflect on the offseason that was for the Toronto Raptors. Although there is technically some time left before the season begins, I think it is safe to assume that the bulk of […] Toronto Raptors: 5 Notable Headlines From 2014 Offseason - Hoops Habit ...
Via NBA Draft Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Slasher DeRozan Vs. Warriors Shooter Thompson

The Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson has been gaining increased notoriety as the sixth man in Team USA’s rotation this summer while many pundits had incorrectly predicted the Raptors slasher DeMar DeRozan would be left off the roster. In the classic NBA comparison of slasher vs. shooter, which of DeRozan and Thompson really has the edge as the better player?
Via Pro Bball Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: What Jordan Hamilton Brings To The Table

On Aug. 18, the Toronto Raptors announced the signing of Jordan Hamilton to a deal that has been reported as one year in length and only partially guaranteed. Either way, the addition of Hamilton, a 6’7″ forward who split time with the Nuggets and Rockets last season, brings the roster to 16 players heading into […] Toronto Raptors: What Jordan Hamilton Brings To The Table...
Via NBA Draft Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lithuania Loses Mantas Kalneitis In Friendly With Croatia

In the final friendly match before the 2014 World Cup in Spain Lithuania lost their second game in a row, but far more devastating was the loss of starting point guard Mantas Kalnietis. Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas had a strong game in the post for Lithuania scoring 16 points on 5-8 from the field. For Croatia, the Brooklyn Nets Bojan Bogdanovic had a monster game with 24 points...
Via Pro Bball Report
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Terrence Ross Vs Warriors Harrison Barnes

The Toronto Raptors were hoping Harrison Barnes would fall to them at 8th in the 2012 NBA Draft, however, Barnes went to the Golden State Warriors at seven and then Toronto took who they believed was the next best wing player available Terrence Ross. After two seasons, how do these two players compare?
Via Pro Bball Report
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Landry Fields Is Still With The Raptors

The signing of Landry Fields by the Toronto Raptors former President Bryan Colangelo is one the last reminders of the risks Toronto used to be willing to take that didn’t pan out. However, Fields remains on the Raptors roster for four reasons - not the least of which is he's a good guy.
Via Pro Bball Report
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Take The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Watch the Toronto Raptors taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge seriously.
Via Pro Bball Report
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Big Men Battle As Lithuania Defeats Brazil 64-61

NBA big men Raptors Jonas Valanciunas and the Rockets Donatas Motiejunas with Lithuania would battle Cavaliers Anderson Varejao, Wizards Nene Hilario and the NBA Champion Spurs Tiago Splitter representing Brazil in a friendly exhibition tune-up on Thursday. This game could have gone either way, but it was Lithuania that took control in the second half to pull out the difficult 64-61 victory.
Via Pro Bball Report
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Valanciunas And Lithuania Face Off Vs. Brazil Today

Lithuania has had their way through 10 friendly exhibition games and no one has been able to stop the Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas, but today the big man and his team face off against a group of players from Brazil expecting to be in the Final Four of the World Cup that starts in just over a week. Catch all the action on Sportotv starting now!
Via Pro Bball Report
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: What is the Raptors’ Biggest Weakness?

Toronto Raptors: What is the Raptors’ Biggest Weakness? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Toronto Raptors just had arguably their best season in franchise history and in the offseason they have re-signed Kyle Lowry, Patrick Patterson and Greivis Vasquez, signed Jordan Hamilton and James Johnson, traded for Lou Williams and Lucas Norguiera and drafted...
Via HoopStuff
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Are Building A New $30m Practice Facility

The Toronto Raptors will finally be getting a new $30 million state-of-the-art practice facility just a few short miles down the street from the Air Canada Centre at Exhibition Place off Lake Shore Boulevard.
Via Pro Bball Report
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumor Tim Leiweke About To Leave MLSE Creates Stir

When MLSE President and CEO Tim Leiweke talks in Toronto these days, people listen, so when a respected media type like Hockey Night In Canada icon Elliotte Friedman says Leiweke is looking for a new challenge, it creates quite the stir. Leiweke has been the face of change for Toronto FC, Toronto Raptors and the Toronto Maple Leafs. A new focus on winning games instead of merely...
Via Pro Bball Report
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Tyler Hansbrough A Raptors Reserve Or Trade-Bait?

Tyler Hansbrough was GM Masai Ujiri’s initial answer to a Toronto Raptors roster that was perceived as soft by the rest of the league. The former Tar Heels NCAA champion has been anything but soft throughout his stellar four years of college and four years with what evolved into the “smash-mouth” Indiana Pacers. However, Ujiri has been adding more big men that Hansbrough will...
Via Pro Bball Report
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Encouraged By Bruno Caboclo's Summer Work

Bruno Caboclo has spent the summer in North America working on his game and body, along with his grasp of the English language. “The big thing is we’ve got to get him playing,” said Toronto Raptors assistant coach Jama Mahlalela, who has worked extensively with Caboclo this summer. “We have to get him in games to see, how can it transfer. We’ve done a summer of skill...
Via RealGM
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Grading Signing Jordan Hamilton

Toronto Raptors: Grading Signing Jordan Hamilton By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… As for the contract details, I apologize but I couldn’t find them, but I assume it’s a 1-2 season near minimum salary signing. Regardless, I love this signing based on fit. The Raptors’ biggest weakness was their lack of perimeter depth, as they were playing John Salmons big...
Via HoopStuff
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors sign swingman Jordan Hamilton

TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors have signed Jordan Hamilton, a swingman who played last season with Denver and Houston. The 6-foot-7 Hamilton averaged 6.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 17.0 minutes in 60 games last year. In 126 career games, he has averaged 5.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 13.3 minutes while shooting 36 percent from 3-point range. Hamilton played in college at Texas and was...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruno Caboclo Summer League Evaluation

A video breakdown of what to expect from Brazilian rookie Bruno Caboclo, who was the 20th pick by the Toronto Raptors in the 2014 NBA draft.
Via The Lottery Mafia
14 days ago  |  Discuss

NZ Tall Blacks Overwhelmed By Jonas Valanciunas

New Zealand Tall Blacks had unbeaten Lithuania on the ropes through three-quarters of Sunday's friendly exhibition game, however, the fourth quarter belonged to the Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas who took control of the game and overwhelmed a very effective Tall Blacks defense to help Lithuania escape with the 85-79 victory.
Via Pro Bball Report
15 days ago  |  Discuss

FIBA World Cup News: De Colo out for Team France

As if Team France needed more bad news. On paper, Team France should be a power in international play. With a roster that boasts Tony Parker, Joakim Noah, Boris Diaw, Nando De Colo, Kevin Seraphin, Evan Fournier, Nicolas Batum, and Ian Mahinmi, France has it all. However, that is on paper. Heading into the 2014 FIBA World Cup, France will be without Parker, Noah, Seraphin and, now...
Via Crossover Chronicles
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pro Bball Report Week in Review 08/17/14

On Pro Bball Report last week: Drake fined $25k, Andrew Wiggins in Toronto, No Love for Timberwolves, Raptors primed for a fast start, Raptors want Rochester RazorSharks, Jordan Hamilton, Team Canada and Cory Joseph and Toronto, Bruno Caboclo dunks, Jonas Valanciunas domination and concerns, Rockets Donatas Motiejunas, Kings sign Sim Bhullar, Clippers sold, Regular season schedule...
Via Pro Bball Report
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Motiejunas And Valanciunas Pace Lithuania To Win Over Greece

Houston Rockets stretch power forward Donatas Motiejunas and Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas provided the inside out offense and twin towers defense that held Greece at bay in the first half as Lithuania cruised to an easy 86-67 victory. The Raptors center had 14 points and 6 boards. Motiejunas finished with a game-high 18 points and 7 rebounds on 6-10 shooting. The one...
Via Pro Bball Report
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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