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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
1 day 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Take The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Watch the Toronto Raptors taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge seriously.
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5 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.
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8 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
8 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
9 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.
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9 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
10 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...
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10 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
10 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...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Valanciunas And Jankunas Lead Lithuania Past Slovenia 80-76

Even without the Phoenix Suns starting point guard Goran Dragic, Slovenia appeared to have the answer to solve unbeaten Lithuania, but eventually the Toronto Raptors Jonas Valanciunas and the FIBA veteran Paulius Jankunas with 14 points each managed to lead their team to the 80-76 victory.
Via Pro Bball Report
11 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
11 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
11 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
12 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
12 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
13 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...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Bruno Caboclo Bring Slam Dunk Contest Glory To Raptors?

Toronto Raptors first round draft pick Bruno Caboclo was described as being "two years away from being two years" away as he walked to the stage on draft night, but just maybe somebody should have waited to see the highlight reels, this kid can fly.
Via Pro Bball Report
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Jonas Valanciunas Hurts His Foot

The Toronto Raptors Jonas Valanciunas has joined his National team in Lithuania as they prepare for the upcoming 2014 World Cup in Spain that starts at the end of the month and apparently he has been playing on a sore foot.
Via Pro Bball Report
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Could Use Stretch Provision On Landry Fields

With news leaking today that the Toronto Raptors signed Jordan Hamilton the current roster has 16 players with guaranteed contracts for the upcoming season. With the maximum roster size being 15 that means one player won't be with the Raptors come opening night.
Via Hoops Addict
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Asked The Raptors To Remove Drake In Order To Drop Fine?

If there’s one thing Drake is an expert at is the signature sad look.  Yesterday a report was released that said that the NBA would drop the $25,000 fine if Drake was removed as their ambassador. I for one was extremely happy but was duped. The NBA is refusing these allegations and say that they did not ask the Raptors to do such things. Well, there’s goes our chance of getting...
Via Geeks and Cleats
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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