Chuck Hayes talked with the media about the Raptors bonding over bowling, being a grizzled vet and admitted to still being bitter that the Raptors didn’t beat the Brooklyn Nets in the playoffs last season.
In today’s NBA centers need to be mobile active defenders and as Toronto Raptors Head Coach Dwane Casey likes to say, they need to learn how to dance. Now dance lessons probably were not what Jonas Valanciunas thought would be on the table when he was drafted from Lithuania into the NBA.
The Toronto Raptors are coming off a franchise best 48-win season and have all of their key players back, however, as a young team, Head Coach Dwane Casey remains focused on developing his young core players, Terrence Ross and Jonas Valanciunas.
Here's a collection of photos from the Toronto Raptors' media day.
Jonas Valanciunas talked with the media during the Toronto Raptors’ media day about getting more touches this season, his experience playing in the World Cup and learning from Hakeem Olajuwon this summer.
TORONTO (AP) Raptors coach Dwane Casey was answering a question about Kyle Lowry on Monday when the star point guard walked past, about to give an interview.
With Casey still mid-sentence, more than half the crowd of reporters around him suddenly bolted to the opposite side of the room to listen to Lowry instead.
That's how important Lowry has become in Toronto. Casey, the fourth...
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Masai Ujiri talked with the media about slowly developing Bruno Caboclo and Lucas Nogueira and Toronto eventually having their own D-League franchise that they won’t need to share with other NBA teams.
French connection yesterday at Millenia mall
With training camps about to open, what did the Toronto Raptors do this summer to build on a franchise record setting 48-win season?
On Pro Bball Report last week: Remembering Media Day, a Tim Leiweke legacy, Why Bruno Caboclo, Raptors vs. Wizards, Rondo breaks hand, Ranking the NBA West, Ranking the NBA East and more.
Two franchises that made some noise last season are being touted as potential Eastern Conference Finalists if things go their way, but who’s better, DeMar DeRozan's Toronto Raptors or John Wall's Washington Wizards?
The Toronto Raptors Media Day arrives on Monday and there is almost no way it can reach the heights of the 2013 event. Mayor Rob Ford, Commissioner Adam Silver, the Honorable Michael Chan, Larry Tanenbaum, 2016 All-Star announcement, Drake, everyone associated with the Raptors and way more media than usual was there last year.
Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri and Director of Scouting Dan Tolzman kept their very strong interest in Brazilian Bruno Caboclo off the radar right up until they shocked the NBA world by drafting him 20th overall. How they accomplished hiding their prospect and why they took an unknown player in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft will become the stuff of legend if the 18-year...
he biggest play of Kyle Lowry’s life was doomed from the start. He had led the Toronto Raptors into the closing seconds of Game 7 against the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of last season’s Eastern Conference playoffs. Lowry approached a moment that nearly every player covets. Toronto trailed by a point, with the ball and a shade over six seconds remaining. There was no doubt...
ASPEN, Colo. – The Glendale Raptors concluded a weekend of rugby union action at the 47th Annual Aspen Ruggerfest, winning the tournament’s Open Division Championship.
With a 74-25 defeat of The Willing, a traveling team based out of the United Kingdom, the Raptors took home their first trophy of the fall rugby 15s season in the final.
“This is the first time Glendale’s name...
‘We The North’ and ******* Brooklyn’ have come to symbolize the legacy of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) President and CEO Tim Leiweke as the Toronto Raptors changed from lovable losers into winners in just one season under his leadership. "I didn’t know (Masai Ujiri) was going to drop the F-bomb," Leiweke said. "I kind of had a feeling he was...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.