TORONTO RAPTORS NEWS

Catching Up With Chuck Hayes

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.
Via Hoops Addict
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coach Casey Wants Jonas Valanciunas To Learn How To Dance

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.
Via Pro Bball Report
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Are A Team That Is Still Developing Core Players

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.
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Photos From Toronto Raptors’ Media Day

Here's a collection of photos from the Toronto Raptors' media day.
Via Hoops Addict
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Media Day: Jonas Valanciunas

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.
Via Hoops Addict
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lowry leads rejuvenated Raptors into new season

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...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Masai Ujiri Talked About Developing Young Players And Toronto Getting Their Own D-League Franchise

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.
Via Hoops Addict
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier hangs with Mickael Pietrus at Milennia

French connection yesterday at Millenia mall
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What Did The Toronto Raptors Do This Summer?

With training camps about to open, what did the Toronto Raptors do this summer to build on a franchise record setting 48-win season?
Via Pro Bball Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pro Bball Report Week in Review 09/28/14

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.
Via Pro Bball Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s Better: Toronto Raptors or Washington Wizards?

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?
Via Pro Bball Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Remembering 2013 Raptors Media Day Madness

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.
Via Pro Bball Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

How And Why The Raptors Drafted Bruno Caboclo

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...
Via Pro Bball Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How Kyle Lowry Found Trust in Toronto

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors win Aspen Ruggerfest Championship

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...
Via Mile High Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

How Tim Leiweke Changed The Raptors From Losers to Winners

‘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...
Via Pro Bball Report
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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
8 days 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
9 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
11 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
12 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
12 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
13 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
14 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
15 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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