Can The Raptors Afford To Stay In The 2015 Draft?

Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri will expound on the merits of developing one’s own players and the importance of draft picks, however, what doesn’t get much discussion is the fact that the back-to-back Atlantic Division winners are all full up with players that aren’t quite ready for prime time. With Bruno Caboclo, Lucas Nogueira and potentially DeAndre Daniels already on the...
Via Pro Bball Report
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The Toronto Raptors are getting their very own D-League team

During Masai Ujiri's tenure at the helm of the Toronto Raptors, the team has taken great steps in terms of what could be called "basketball modernization," such as beefing up their analytics to department and placing a greater emphasis on player health. According to SportsNet, the Raptors are taking another step: getting their own D-League team. "During the press conference unveiling...
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Toronto Raptors: Trade for Kenneth Faried?

It was a disappointing end to an up-and-down season for the Toronto Raptors.  The Raptors were swept in the first round of the NBA playoffs by the Washington Wizards, despite having home court advantage.  Even though a deep playoff run wasn’t expected by most, it was still a shocking end for a Raptors team that won 49 games. Big changes are likely for Toronto, from the coaching...
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Toronto 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend Logo

The Toronto 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend logo has been leaked / unveiled and because it looks really awesome that’s a good thing. The logo that will represent the first ever NBA all star game on Canadian soil, features the observation deck of the CN Tower and has a colour palette matching the Toronto Raptors new uniforms. Plus Andrew Wiggins seems to like it too. Found a video...
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Becoming quicker is the key to unlocking Jonas Valanciunas' potentail

While Jonas Valanciunas has improved every season, he still hasn't become the player the Toronto Raptors want him to be. To become that player, William Lou of Raptors Republic says, Valanciunas must improve in three areas this summer: play making, lateral quickness and developing a reliable jump shot."’s unreasonable to expect Valanciunas to ever be able to defend any position...
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Could Tristan Thompson replace Amir Johnson?

It appears as if Amir Johnson's time with the Toronto Raptors is coming to an end. Despite his growth as a player with the Raptors, not to mention being a fan favorite, Johnson just doesn't seem to fit with the Raptors' desired direction. It won't be easy to replace him, but Sean Woodley of Raptors HQ has a few ideas, such as Kyle O'Quinn, Thomas Robinson or, in a dream scenario...
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Pro Bball Report Week in Review 05/24/15

On Pro Bball Report recently: Raptors look at Canadians, LeBron James carries Cavs, shopping Kenneth Faried, defensive Free Agents available, Terrence Ross surgery, Tyler Ennis surgery, Rockets win with veterans and more.
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Raptors Terrence Ross Undergoes Left Ankle Surgery

The Toronto Raptors announced Saturday forward-guard Terrence Ross underwent surgery yesterday to remove bone spurs and loose bodies from his left ankle.
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Raptors' Ross undergoes ankle surgery to remove bone spurs

TORONTO -- Toronto Raptors guard Terrence Ross has had ankle surgery to remove bone spurs. The team says he had surgery in California on Friday, and he'll undergo rehabilitation in Toronto. Ross has averaged 9.8 points in a career-best 82 games this season. He's shot .373 from 3-point range in his career. No timetable has been set for a return to basketball activities.
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Raptors' Terrence Ross has ankle surgery

TORONTO (AP) Toronto Raptors guard Terrence Ross has had ankle surgery to remove bone spurs. The team says he had surgery in California on Friday, and he'll undergo rehabilitation in Toronto. Ross has averaged 9.8 points in a career-best 82 games this season. He's shot .373 from 3-point range in his career. No timetable has been set for a return to basketball activities.
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Who might be available at No. 20 for the Raptors?

We're almost a month away from the NBA draft, which will be held at Barclays Center on June 25. It's time to start thinking about the best prospects for each team.The Raptors will select 20th, which means they could end up with a pretty decent rookie next year from what's being called one of the best draft classes in years. Who's the best fit? Blake Murphy has some insight into that...
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Terrence Ross to work out at Portland Pro Am

Players find all different kinds of ways to stay in shape during the offseason. One of them is working out at camps. Apparently, Raptors wing Terrence Ross is going that route.Ross will head out west this summer to work at the Portland Pro Am. Holly MacKenzie has more at averaged 9.8 points per game and shot 37 percent from three this past season, his third in the...
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Is It Time For The Raptors To Acquire A Canadian Player?

The Toronto Raptors made no secret of the fact they wanted to draft Canadian point guard Tyler Ennis last June and GM Masai Ujiri has been suggesting he wants to add a Canadian player to the Raptors roster under his watch. This summer the Cavaliers Tristan Thompson, the Spurs Cory Joseph, and a long list of other Canadian players will be there to entice him.
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Should the Raptors give DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry another shot?

After a 25-26 finish followed a 24-7 start to the season, questions have followed the Raptors into the offseason. Obviously, getting swept in the first round by the Washington Wizards didn't help.  Now, we're left wondering if Toronto's core is good enough. The Raptors have already said they're going to shake up the coaching staff, and they've already let go of two assistants (though...
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Why the Raptors need to retain free agent Tyler Hansbrough

Tyler Hansbrough doesn't play a ton of minutes, but there are those out there who believe his contributions to the Raptors are essential. Take him away from Toronto and this is a different team—so they say.  Now, Hansbrough hits free agency with leverage to earn a contract from someone else. But that doesn't have to be the case. Casey Sherman at Rant Sports explains why: (H/t...
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Jack Armstrong comments on Kyle Lowry, other Raptors issues

Jack Armstrong has been the voice of the Toronto Raptors seemingly forever. Monday, he did a phone interview with Raptors Republic during which he discussed his feelings on Kyle Lowry and other issues plaguing the Raptors.Here are some of the highlights from the piece.You can read the full interview here.(H/t to Raptors Republic.)
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Let Go Of Two Assistant Coaches On Dwane Casey's Staff

The Toronto Raptors have removed Bill Bayno and Tom Sterner from Dwane Casey's coaching staff, according to sources. Casey has been expected to return as the Raptors' head coach.
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors defeat SFGG to win 2015 PRP Championship

GLENDALE, Colo. – Two seasons in the making, the Glendale Raptors took home their first Pacific Rugby Premiership (PRP) title home, defeating San Francisco Golden Gate (SFGG) 25-11 on Saturday afternoon in the final hosted at Infinity Park. “It definitely didn’t disappoint in the sense that both sides came out wanting to win a championship,” Raptors captain Zach Fenoglio...
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Pro Bball Report Week in Review 05/17/15

On Pro Bball Report recently: Restricted Free Agents getting max deals, Jonas Valanciunas fishing, Ed Davis moving, trading Kelly Olynyk, affording Draymond Green, targeting Bismack Biyombo, Raptors keep Coach Casey and more.
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rose responds to Webber: He ‘is delusional and still in denial’

Jalen Rose heard all about Chris Webber’s passive-aggressive shots at him over the “Fab Five” documentary and responded Wednesday. Earlier in the day, Webber, now an analyst for Turner Sports, joined “The Dan Patrick Show” and said he “wasn’t too thrilled” with the film, which was put together largely by Rose and the other three...Read More
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Webber seems upset with way Rose did ‘Fab Five’ documentary

The most notable player from Michigan’s heralded “Fab Five” is not too happy with the “30 for 30″ documentary that told the group’s story. Chris Webber did an interview with “The Dan Patrick Show” Wednesday and talked about the film, which was put together by Fab Five member Jalen Rose, who is now an analyst...Read More
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Should The Toronto Raptors Bring Back Ed Davis?

Ed Davis was a popular player on some truly terrible Toronto Raptors teams from 2010 to 2013. An athletic big man that could rebound, block shots and finish around the rim, but wasn’t changing the fact his team couldn’t win. The soon-to-be 26-year-old did average 8.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 23.3 minutes while shooting an impressive 60.1 percent from the field with...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dwane Casey will return next season as the Raptors head coach

After the Toronto Raptors were eliminated by the Washington Wizards, many in the organization knew that there would be some changes. The first issue that the Raptors organization would have to deal with is whether they retain head coach Dwane Casey. General manager Masai Ujiri wouldn’t tip his hand on what side his was on when it came to Casey. After weeks of waiting, it looks...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors will bring back head coach Dwane Casey

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports Dwane Casey has been rumored to be on the hot seat since the season ended in a sweep at the hands of the Washington Wizards in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Despite those rumors, the Toronto Raptors are prepared to bring him back as their head coach for the 2015-16 season even though the team failed to live up to their postseason expectations...
Via Sports-Glory
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Are Keeping Coach Casey

In a move that shouldn't have surprised anybody, the Toronto Raptors are keeping their under contract and back-to-back Atlantic Division winning head coach Dwane Casey.
Via Pro Bball Report
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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