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Amir Johnson Is the Man Clean Swiffer Ambassador

Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson cleans up on the boards and also around the house like a beast. So Procter & Gamble connected with Johnson to make him the official Man Clean Swiffer Ambassador. Part of his duties includes doing interviews like this one on City Tv, commercials and randomly surprising fans to help spread the word of the Man Clean movement. The post Amir...
Via Hooped Up
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pro Bball Report Week in Review 09/21/14

On Pro Bball Report last week: Ranking the East, Toronto as an NBA City, Jonas Valanciunas, Raptors depth, Greg Stiemsma, DeMar DeRozan, USA wins Gold, Wiggins, LeBron James hair, Eric Bledsoe and more.
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Move Over Hockey, Toronto Is Becoming A Raptors NBA City

Except for a seemingly brief fling with Vinsanity, the Toronto Raptors have been a distant third to the Maple Leafs and Blue Jays. However, an unexpected trip to the playoffs and the appearance of thousands of fans in Maple Leaf Square and the Raptors began to take over Toronto. Raptors are providing fans a better than average Bang for the Buck primarily because their players and...
Via Pro Bball Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mickael Pietrus works out for Kings

Mickael Pietrus was on the radar of teams looking to add veteran talent for a playoff run last season, but elected to try to get right physically instead, with an eye on returning to the NBA the following year. That time is upon us, and Pietrus has begun the workout process to try to show he still has something left — and the Sacramento Kings appear to have been his first stop...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Greg Stiemsma Deal Is Fully Guaranteed

When the Toronto Raptors signed center Greg Stiemsma to a one-year $1 million deal, it was widely assumed the contract was on similar terms to Will Cherry and Jordan Hamilton and was only guaranteed for $25,000 thus opening the door to a three-way fight on relatively even terms for the 15th and final roster spot on the team. Apparently, however, the odds are stacked in Stiemsma favor.
Via Pro Bball Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mickael Pietrus Works Out For Kings

The Sacramento Kings worked out free agent Mickael Pietrus this week in Sacramento, league sources tell RealGM. Pietrus is on workout trail as he remains unsigned.
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Stiemsma, Hamilton Or Cherry Make The Raptors?

Toronto is bringing three players into training camp for a look to see if they can fill a role as the 15th player on the Raptors roster: center Greg Stiemsma, forward Jordan Hamilton and guard Will Cherry. Each player brings something different to the table. Stiemsma is a potential replacement for Aaron Gray, Hamilton brings the shooting James Johnson is missing and Toronto could...
Via Pro Bball Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Roster Has The Depth For Success In 2014-15

Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri has built on last season's depth over the summer by retaining Kyle Lowry, Greivis Vasquez and Patrick Patterson and adding Lou Williams and James Johnson. Ujiri has given Head Coach Dwane Casey a roster full of versatile players that can play multiple positions and some veteran backups who proved they could stay ready to play and contribute even...
Via Pro Bball Report
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What We Learned About Raptors Jonas Valanciunas This Summer

By almost every measure, the Toronto Raptors Jonas Valanciunas shone at the FIBA World Cup in Spain. Despite Lithuania losing their starting point guard Mantas Kalnietis just before the start of the tournament, the team made it to the medal round before eventually losing to the USA and France. Valanciunas was a tournament best 69.6 percent shooting from the field, almost 6 full...
Via Pro Bball Report
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors DeMar DeRozan Says World Cup Helped Him

The Toronto Raptors DeMar DeRozan did not have a big role on the FIBA World Cup Gold medal winning Team USA, however, he says his experience will help him grow as a player.
Via Pro Bball Report
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors top ten best plays from 2013-14 season

The Toronto Raptors went from going nowhere to a team to watch out for after they traded away Rudy Gay. That opened up things for DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry as they helped lead the Raptors to a third seed in the East and the most wins in franchise history. The NBA just provided us a Top 10 highlight reel of the surprising Toronto Raptors. Check the vid out, kids: Hopefully, they...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors DeRozan Says USA Won’t Take Teams Lightly

The Toronto Raptors DeMar DeRozan and virtually everyone on Team USA knows they can't take teams lightly if they want to win Gold at the FIBA World Cup in Spain. (video)
Via Pro Bball Report
10 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins Nearly Swings On Jonas Valanciunas (Video)

DeMarcus Cousinsas has had a quiet summer up until now.  The Kings star big man looks to be in midseason form already after nearly swinging on Lithuania’s  Jonas Valanciunas during the FIBA World Cup semifinals in Spain.   Cousins caught an elbow to the throat while getting boxed out during a free-throw attempt.  Boogie was not pleased and loaded up to throw a punch at Valanciunas...
Via Thacover2
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Boogie Cousins Big Leagues Jonas Valanciunas On The Blocks

DeMarcus Cousins punked Jonas Valanciunas in Thursday's FIBA game after getting elbowed in the face.
Via Gamedayr
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonas Valanciunas Wanted No Part Of Boogie Cousins After Tossing An Elbow His Way

Team USA and Lithuania played an ugly first half in their FIBA World Cup semifinal on Thursday. As always, the game was littered with inexplicable foul calls, this time sending Kenneth Faried, Steph Curry and Anthony Davis to the bench early. Late in the half, Rudy Gay was at the free throw line, while DeMarcus Cousins lined up against Jonas Valanciunas on the low block to fight...
Via Next Impulse Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins Nearly Fought Jonas Valanciunas During USA-Lithuana FIBA Game

DeMarcus Cousins earned himself a technical foul after taking an elbow from Jonas Valanciunas during the semi-final FIBA World Cup game between the USA and Lithuania. Rudy Gay, a teammate of Valanciunas with the Raptors, had to calm Valanciunas down. The post DeMarcus Cousins Nearly Fought Jonas Valanciunas During USA-Lithuana FIBA Game appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Are Hungry For Playoff Success

The Toronto Raptors exceeded everyone’s expectations last season by winning the Atlantic Division and then taking a veteran Brooklyn Nets team to seven games only to lose by one point. The result has been a very hungry group that wants more and believes that this season, they will go further. “They are hungry,” newcomer Lou Williams said. “They want to be respected.”
Via Pro Bball Report
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors DeRozan And Valanciunas To Meet At FIBA World Cup

Raptors teammates DeMar DeRozan with Team USA and Jonas Valanciunas representing Lithuania are poised to meet in the semifinals of the FIBA World Cup in Spain. “They are a really, really good team,” Valanciunas said.
Via Pro Bball Report
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Jonas Valanciunas Talks After Beating New Zealand

Check out Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas' comments after Lithuania's big win over New Zealand.
Via Pro Bball Report
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonas Valanciunas best highlights against New Zealand in 2014 FIBA World Cup

Another NBA player that did really well in the 2014 FIBA World Cup on Sunday was the starting center of the Toronto Raptors, Jonas Valanciunas. He helped Lithuania beat New Zealand in a close game, 76-71, as they advanced to the quarterfinals. Jonas went for 22 points, 12 rebounds, and three blocks as he showed quite the repertoire. Check out the video here: Valanciunas showed some...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Valanciunas Carries Lithuania Past NZ Tall Blacks 76-71

The Toronto Raptors young center Jonas Valanciunas was a man-on-a-mission on Sunday as he carried Lithuania past the New Zealand Tall Blacks 76-71 with a breakout international performance. Valanciunas led Lithuania in scoring with 22 points on 8-11 shooting from the field and 6-6 from the free throw line, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked 3 shots.
Via Pro Bball Report
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lou Williams ‘really liked’ message sent by Raptors GM before Game 1 of playoffs

The Raptors have turned things around relatively quickly since new GM Masai Ujiri came to town, not only making the playoffs for the first time since 2008, but also playing well enough once they got there to take the Nets to seven games before being eliminated in the first round. The team had a strong summer, re-signing Kyle Lowry in free agency, and trading for Lou Williams, who...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: What To Make Of Greg Stiemsma Signing

So just when it looked like the Toronto Raptors had wrapped up all of their business in free agency, they go and sign Greg Stiemsma to a one-year deal. With the addition of the 6’11″ center, the Raptors now head into training camp with 17 players, two above the limit once the regular season begins. […] Toronto Raptors: What To Make Of Greg Stiemsma Signing - Hoops Habit - Hoops...
Via NBA Draft Blog
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors sign veteran center Greg Stiemsma

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Raptors have signed Greg Stiemsma, a veteran free-agent center who played last season with New Orleans. The 6-foot-11 Stiemsma averaged 2.9 points and career highs of 4.1 rebounds and 18.3 minutes in 55 games last season with the Pelicans. Stiemsma has also played for Minnesota (2012-13) and Boston (2011-'12) after starring college at Wisconsin. For...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Free Agent Greg Stiemsma To Sign With Raptors

New Orleans Pelicans free agent center 6'11 260lb Greg Stiemsma is expected to sign a one-year $1 million deal with the Toronto Raptors for the upcoming NBA season to compete with Will Cherry and Jordan Hamilton for the final roster spot.
Via Pro Bball Report
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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