Raptors Rumors & News

  • Raptors sharp in taking down Rockets

    Toronto Star "Monday’s date with James Harden and the Houston Rockets was Toronto’s last chance before the playoffs to prove they still have the gumption to beat winning teams. And the Raptors didn’t let the opportunity go to waste. DeMar DeRozan found his rhythm after a desperate long jumper from the..." March 31

  • NBPA's Michele Roberts sees no reason for 2017 work stoppage, warns NBA against 'cry of poverty'

    Yahoo! Sports "It's been a pretty exciting regular season, and it looks like it ought to be a similarly thrilling postseason push to June's NBA Finals. But amid all the bright, shining Stephen Curry bombs, James Harden stepbacks and Anthony Davis detonations, it's become difficult to ignore the stormclouds..." March 31

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    Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

    Casey said if tonight's was a playoff game, Lowry probably wouldn't be able to play. "He's hurt. It's not just something where he's sore"

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    Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

    Lowry is listed as out for tonight's game, by the way. No Dwight Howard (rest), Patrick Beverley, Terrence Jones or Motiejunas for Rockets

  • Report: Salary cap could rise to $105 million in 2017-18

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 28

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    Eric Koreen @ekoreen

    As expected, Kyle Lowry (back) will not play tonight against the Lakers.

  • Ujiri: ‘Real’ Raptors are team from early season

    Sportsnet.ca "Thanks to losses the Charlotte Hornets and Boston Celtics suffered, the Toronto Raptors were able to clinch a playoff spot on Wednesday night, though based on the team’s performance since Jan. 1, you probably wouldn’t have known. It’s no secret that the Raptors have been struggling since the..." March 27

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    RaptorsMR @RaptorsMR

    The @Raptors have recalled Lucas Nogueira from Fort Wayne. Averaged 8.3 pts, 10.0 rebs, 2.0 blks and 20.0 mins in four games. #rtz

  • Bulls respond well, top Raptors with fourth-quarter explosion

    CSN Chicago "In a game featuring lots of offense and little defense, the Chicago Bulls outlasted the Toronto Raptors, 116-103. After trailing throughout the first three quarters, Chicago exploded in the fourth, outscoring Toronto 39-21 in period. “I liked the way we responded in the second half,..." March 26

  • Jackson, Caldwell-Pope attack Raptors, Pistons win

    Detroit News "The good word comes down on an almost daily basis. It is a simple message from Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy to his guards Reggie Jackson and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Attack! Attack! Attack! Push the ball up the floor. Attack the rim and be as aggressive as possible. Mission..." March 25

  • Raptors PG Lowry out indefinitely

    TSN.ca "Kyle Lowry has no timetable for a return after re-injuring his back. The Raptors point guard is out indefinitely due to his back “twisted the wrong way” in the Toronto Raptors 109-104 loss to the Detroit Pistons Tuesday night. Lowry had missed the Raptors previous two games after initially..." March 25

  • Even without Lowry, Raptors crush Knicks

    Toronto Sun "The fact that the New York Knicks shot just 41% and didn’t score more than 25 points in any quarter should be considered progress for the Raptors. And then you remember they are the Knicks and, at least organizationally, are more concerned with ensuring as many ping-pong balls come draft..." March 23

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    RaptorsMR @RaptorsMR

    Kyle Lowry is inactive (back contusion) and Greivis Vasquez starts today vs. New York. Bruno Caboclo is active. #raptors #rtz

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver talks potential labor strife, draft lottery changes and salary cap

    Houston Chronicle "NBA commissioner Adam Silver remained optimistic about many of the changes he has sought, but said the changes to the draft lottery approved by the majority of NBA teams will likely be postponed because the NBA Players Association turned down his proposal for a more gradual increase of the salary..." March 21

  • Raptors' Lowry suffers back contusion in win over Timberwolves

    The Score "The Toronto Raptors escaped past the Minnesota Timberwolves with a victory Wednesday as point guard Kyle Lowry watched from the locker room. Lowry suffered a back contusion during the third quarter after taking a hard spill on a drive to the basket. He was in visible pain following the foul and..." March 19

  • Raptors outlast Wiggins and undermanned Timberwolves

    Toronto Sun "If it wasn’t about Andrew Wiggins on Wednesday night, it was about Sam Mitchell. Wiggins, the Vaughan wonderboy and No. 1 pick in last year’s draft, now quite happily plying his trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves, got into some early foul trouble thanks to DeMar DeRozan and wasn’t really a..." March 19

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    RaptorsMR @RaptorsMR

    Kyle Lowry (back contusion) will not return. #raptors #rtz

  • Raptors rediscover their defence in win over Pacers

    Toronto Star "If nobody doubts head coach Dwane Casey’s allegiance to the Raptors, it’s still beyond question that his basketball heart lives in Kentucky, where he spent his formative glory days as captain of the 1978 NCAA championship team. “It was probably the most exciting time — and purest of times in my..." March 17

  • NBA playoffs may need a format change

    USA Today "Enticing cross-conference NBA playoff matchups capture the imagination, presenting the idea of a fair and just basketball world in which only the best of the best are welcome. Dare to dream about the possibilities. LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant (or, for that matter, Russell Westbrook) as..." March 17

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    RaptorsMR @RaptorsMR

    The @Raptors have recalled Lucas Nogueira from Fort Wayne of the @nbadleague for tonight's game at Indiana. #wethenorth

  • Trail Blazers' rout Toronto Raptors, showcase latest example of 'Blazer basketball'

    Oregonian "Did the Trail Blazers' no-doubt-about-it 113-97 victory over the Toronto Raptors impress you? Did you find beauty in watching the basketball whiz around the perimeter like a hot potato? Did you think that old free-flowing "flow" offense resembled a work of art? You were not alone. "That..." March 16

  • Watch Robin Lopez forcefully push the Raptors mascot

    CBSSports.com "One of the best running gags in the NBA is Robin Lopez's feud with every single mascot in the NBA. This feud has now gone international as with the Blazers traveling to Toronto tonight, Lopez had a run-in with the Raptor. Perhaps planning for his encounter with Lopez, the Raptor brought in..." March 16

  • Raptors honour Oakley

    Toronto Sun "he Raptors have been in a nostalgic mood this season, the franchise celebrating its 20th anniversary and occasionally honouring its past at selected tips. Friday night it was Charles Oakley to be acknowledged, the old-school Oak whose arrival from New York in 1998 for Marcus Camby would..." March 14

  • Charles Oakley: NBA 'hard to watch'

    ESPN.com "The NBA isn't what it used to be. Just ask Charles Oakley. Oakley was honored by the Raptors on Friday, but the power forward who also played for Chicago, New York, Washington and Houston in a career that stretched from 1985-2004 had little good to say about today's game. "Who do I like..." March 14

  • How do you motivate the Raptors?

    Toronto Sun "There was plenty of talk following Thursday’s practice about a potential leadership void on this Raptors team. It came in the wake of Kyle Lowry’s profanity-strewn wake-up call delivered late in the second quarter during a Raptors timeout. Lowry didn’t see the effort or certainly the sort of..." March 13

  • Raptors really miss John Salmons on the defensive end

    Toronto Sun "For most, John Salmons didn’t move the needle the way Patrick Patterson or Greivis Vasquez did when they came over in that now franchise altering trade with the Sacramento Kings last December. While Patterson and Vasquez became integral parts of the second unit, Salmons bounced around playing..." March 12

  • NBA Players Union rejects cap smoothing, setting up ridiculous 2016 free agency summer

    SB Nation "The NBA Players Association has officially rejected cap smoothing when the new TV deal comes into play. Get ready for an absolutely wild summer in 2016. The National Basketball Players Association has informed the NBA that it will not agree to "smoothing" of the salary cap prior to the 2016-17..." March 12

  • Spurs overcome sluggish second half for sixth straight win

    San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up Blowing most of a 26-point lead to a slumping Toronto team that, despite its lofty perch in the Eastern Conference, had lost eight of nine coming in wasn’t great. But despite dragging through most of the second half, the Spurs still had more than enough juice to finish off their..." March 11

  • Masai Ujiri: Hope we play Nets again

    ESPN New York "Last season, Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri made headlines by shouting, "F--- Brooklyn!" at a fan rally outside Air Canada Centre prior to Game 1 of his team's first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets. Nearly a year later, it doesn't appear Ujiri has any regrets. In fact,..." March 10

  • Lou Williams Has Already Tried For Extension, Wants To Re-Sign With Raptors

    Real GM Basketball "Lou Williams has thrived this season as a bench scorer for the Toronto Raptors. Williams would like to re-sign with the club as he hits the open market this summer. "I already tried to get them to go do it -- get an extension. But at this point in my career, I want to play somewhere where..." March 10

  • Raptors eager to add Canadians: GM

    Toronto Sun "Keynote speaker Masai Ujiri stole the show at Canadian Interuniversity Sport's Canadian Basketball Speakers forum on Monday night. Fittingly, at a night that was billed to kick off Canada's top hoops showcase, the CIS Final 8, Ujiri, the Raptors president and general manager, made it clear that..." March 10

  • Another triple-double, another day at the office for Russell Westbrook

    The Oklahoman "The dazzling has become the norm. The breathtaking, the expected. The astonishing, the standard. Sunday was just another night at the office for Russell Westbrook, who led the Thunder past Toronto 108-104. Another triple-double. Another career high match. Another short list — make that..." March 09

  • Hornets, Al Jefferson take down Toronto Raptors

    Charlotte Observer "Back in Minneapolis, when point guard Mo Williams first caught wind of a possible trade, he started checking out the Charlotte Hornets’ roster and day-dreaming. “I liked this roster,” Williams said after finishing with 23 points and seven assists in a 103-94 home victory over the Toronto..." March 07

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Rockets, Mavs, Raps & Heat still interested in free agent JaVale McGee, source told Yahoo. Mavs challenge is finding PT with Tyson Chandler.

  • Raptors Intend To Tweak Things During Stretch Run

    NBA.com "With 21 games remaining for the Toronto Raptors in the regular season, it might be time to get ready for more Jonas Valanciunas. The third-year big man put together one of his strongest games against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, posting 26 points and 11 rebounds to go with two blocked..." March 07

  • Kyle Lowry returns for Raptors

    ESPN.com "Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry will return to the lineup Friday night against the Charlotte Hornets, the team announced. Lowry, who was shooting just 29.7 percent from the field since the All-Star break, had missed the previous three games while recovering from nagging injuries and..." March 06

  • LeBron on Valanciunas' flagrant foul: I've got to 'protect myself' more

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "When asked if the Cavaliers should have retaliated after a hard foul he suffered by Raptors big man Jonas Valanciunas, LeBron James seemed open to the idea in order to "curb opponents' behavior" moving forward, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group. "Maybe I've got to protect myself a..." March 06

  • Cavaliers are up, down and up at the end in 120-112 victory over Toronto

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers lost a 19-point lead in the fourth quarter, but LeBron James led a determined closing kick as they claimed a much-coveted 120-112 win over the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday. As a result, they moved into a three-way tie for the No. 2 spot in the Eastern..." March 05

  • Raptors' Greivis Vasquez a real gamer

    Toronto Sun "Whether he’s asked to start at the point and embrace the role of floor general, slide over to shooting guard in a starting rotation or come off the bench, no role is too big for Greivis Vasquez. Each, naturally, poses different challenges, all three role definitions forcing Vasquez to bring a..." March 04

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    RaptorsMR @RaptorsMR

    Kyle Lowry (rest) will not dress for tonight's game vs. Cleveland. #raptors #rtz

  • Raptors minus Lowry end slide in Philly

    Toronto Star "For someone as competitive as Kyle Lowry, the idea of taking a rest doesn’t exactly come naturally. Throw in a Raptors team that has been mired in its worst slump of the season, and sitting and watching becomes even harder. But the fiery point guard says he’s had to learn to think about the..." March 03

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    Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun

    Lowry out tonight and from the way he is talking, (speculation here) could be a few more too. Said bigger things down the line are priority

  • Raptors struggling to find ways to turn things around

    Toronto Sun "There are varying degrees of angst within the Toronto locker room about the team’s surprisingly poor play and lack of results. The Raptors take on Philadelphia on Monday in the midst of the worst slump the team has faced since before its franchise-altering Rudy Gay deal with the Sacramento..." March 02

  • Knicks display Anthony Mason-like grit in victory over Raptors

    New York Post "On a night the Knicks honored the late Anthony Mason with a moment of silence and a video tribute, they also honored him by playing the kind of gritty, underdog game at the Garden of which Mase would have been proud. A shorthanded, undermanned roster gutted out a 103-98 victory over Atlantic..." March 01

  • Raptors' Lowry talks struggles: 'I'm trash'

    ESPN.com "Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry offered an honest critique of his play when asked Thursday where his game is at. "Me? I'm trash," Lowry told reporters in Toronto. "I'm just trying to figure it out right now, to be honest with you." In his past 12 games, the 28-year-old All-Star is..." February 27

  • Rajon Rondo watches from bench as Mavericks fight back to down Raptors

    Dallas Morning News "Granted, this was an emotional Tuesday night of physical, playoff-style basketball. But while the Mavericks staged a second-half rally to beat Toronto at American Airlines Center, emotion of a potentially negative kind got the most attention. Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle and point guard Rajon..." February 25

  • Pelicans overcome 18-point deficit to beat Raptors, 100-97

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The Pelicans didn't have much go right early on Monday night against the Toronto Raptors. They made up for it after halftime, overcoming an 18-point deficit to pull out an improbable 100-97 victory that ended a four-game losing streak at the Smoothie King Center. With the Pelicans clinging..." February 24

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    RaptorsMR @RaptorsMR

    Lou Williams is back in the lineup for tonight's game at New Orleans. Patrick Patterson is out w/ a left knee sprain. #raptors #rtz

  • Raptors reassign F Caboclo

    Covers.com "The Toronto Raptors reassigned forward Bruno Caboclo to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League on Wednesday. Caboclo will continue to be included on the Raptors' roster and will remain on the team's inactive list. He is expected to be in uniform for the Mad Ants on Thursday when..." February 19

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