Raptors Rumors & News

  • 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

  • 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 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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  • Ujiri doesn’t see Raptors moving Ross at deadline

    Sportsnet.ca "His job is to improve his team, which means it’s very likely that Masai Ujiri will let Thursday’s NBA trade deadline come and go without doing anything to alter the fabric of his 36-17 club. But most of all that means staying patient with Terrence Ross, the gifted wing player who has so often..." February 18

  • Can The Toronto Raptors Win The NBA Title?

    Complex "Are you ready for the stretch run? The NBA season resumes on Thursday with a pair of Western Conference match-ups with legit playoff implications before things really pick back up in earnest on Friday. Arguably the biggest game on the docket for February 20 – the day after the NBA Trade..." February 17

  • The Raptors want David West, but probably won't get him

    SB Nation "Toronto is one of the top pursuers of Indiana's David West, but it doesn't sound like the Pacers are willing to deal him before the trade deadline. The Indiana Pacers have pondered the possibility of trading David West and the Toronto Raptors are at the front of the line looking to acquire him,..." February 17

  • MVP Andrew Wiggins out of this World in Rising Star Challenge

    New York Post "The Rising Stars Challenge may have had a new format this year, but the game didn’t look much different. Led by 22 points, six rebounds and four assists from MVP Andrew Wiggins, Team World wound up pulling out a 121-112 victory over Team USA at Barclays Center Friday night, in the first year..." February 15

  • NBA players reject salary cap smoothing, raising projected 2016 cap to more than $90M

    SB Nation "NBA players have rejected a proposal that would "smooth" the projected windfall from the new television deal that the league signed last October, setting up a substantial increase of the salary cap in 2016, according to reports. Per Tim Bontemps of the New York Post, the salary cap is expected..." February 14

  • Raptors enter all-star break on a high after beating Wizards

    Toronto Sun "The final game before the all-star break is what most non-professional athletes would equate with that final day of work before the winter vacation and heading somewhere warm. You are at work, but you’re really not ALL at work. Your brain is already on a beach somewhere sipping a mai tai. If..." February 12

  • Toronto Raptors Trade Deadline Targets‏

    Complex "The Toronto Raptors feel like they are in a great position. At present, they sit second in the Eastern Conference with a two-and-a-half game lead on the Washington Wizards. They’re a lock to win the Atlantic Division, free and clear of the second-place Brooklyn Nets by 12.5 games, the largest..." February 10

  • Raptors Out-Spurs the Spurs, Win 87-82

    Raptors HQ "The Raptors, led by the continuing folk heroics of James Johnson, grit out an 87-82 win over the defending champion San Antonio Spurs. For a Raptors team that had mostly slumped into the new year (six game win streak notwithstanding), February was to be the true test. Eleven games, nine against..." February 09

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    Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

    James Johnson (hamstring) is expected to be available tonight vs the Clippers

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    Brett Poirier @BrettNBA

    A report from Basketball Insiders says the Raptors are looking to land another big man. David West, Taj Gibson, Kenneth Faried on this list.

  • Big backcourt night propels Nets to second straight victory

    New York Post "A week ago, the Nets’ season seemed on the brink. Coming off back-to-back blowout losses to the Clippers and Jazz and entering a stretch featuring seven of eight games against playoff opponents heading into the All-Star break, the outlook was bleak. But after encouraging performances in losses..." February 05

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    Holly MacKenzie @stackmack

    RT @NBAPR: TOR's DeRozan fined $15,000 for making excessive contact with BKN's Bogdanovic on Feb. 4.

  • Raptors' Valanciunas OK with being on bench late in games

    Toronto Sun "The Raptors rabid fan base is far more concerned about Jonas Valanciunas’ fourth-quarter playing minutes than he is. Valanciunas confirmed that Monday when he was asked about his playing time in late-game situations. “No, I’m just doing my stuff,” Valanciunas said. “I am not frustrated...." February 04

  • Adam Silver says he's not pro sports gambling, views himself as 'realist'

    The Score "Given the Tim Donaghy scandal of 2007, it is perhaps surprising that the NBA is the professional sports league at the forefront of the push to legalize sports gambling in the United States. NBA commissioner Adam Silver - thought to be the most influential person in the business of sports - has..." February 04

  • Raps dominating weaker teams, losing to good squads

    Covers.com "One particular trend has dominated the Toronto Raptors all season long and it rang true once again Monday evening: the Raps are simply struggling versus better than average competition. The Raptors (33-16) fell 82-75 at home to the injury-riddled Milwaukee Bucks (26-22) despite a valiant 4th..." February 03

  • Short-handed Bucks use stout defense to win in Toronto

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The last time the Milwaukee Bucks came to Canada, they left after allowing 124 points and absorbing a 42-point punishment from the Toronto Raptors. On Monday night at the Air Canada Centre, the Bucks were down a starting point guard, and before the first half had ended, one of their top players..." February 03

  • Lowry channels Marshawn Lynch after bad loss to Bucks

    TSN.ca "Marshawn Lynch has set an unfortunate precedent and the Raptors, all of them, should be above it. Fresh off a bad loss, one in which his team set a new season-low in scoring, Kyle Lowry had little interest in disguising his frustration, taking a page out of the Seattle running back's handbook..." February 03

  • Adam Silver likes idea of increasing size of All-Star rosters

    Yahoo! Sports "Every year, NBA fans and coaches select the players who will represent the Eastern and Western Conferences in the midseason All-Star Game, and every year, some deserving player finds himself on the outside looking in. This time around, after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver chose Sacramento Kings..." February 02

  • Raptors rally, take down Nets in overtime

    Toronto Star "Competing at Barclays Center for the first time since losing Game 6 of last year’s first-round playoff series, the Raptors seemed not to be thinking about that post-season disappointment, beating the Nets 127-122 in overtime. The Raptors surrendered a 17-point lead in the second half to trail..." January 31

  • Raptors Run Wild on Kings in the Second Half, Cruise to 119-102 Win

    Raptors HQ "Good players make a difference. With the Kings' DeMarcus Cousins, this is quickly apparent. When he's on the floor, a look at advanced stats - plus/minus and the like - is not even necessary. The eye test shows you a team operating with a powerful and, at times terrifying, fulcrum. But when he..." January 29

  • Raptors hang tough in road win over Pacers

    Toronto Star "Slowly but surely it’s coming, the tenacity and efficiency, the overall solid play that was part of an electrifying start to the NBA season for the Raptors, is becoming more and more apparent. They are not quite there yet — they may never be — but the signs are true and obvious and it would..." January 28

  • Sources: Raptors 'absolutely not' trading benched Terrence Ross

    Sporting News "After a 22-6 start that was good enough to put them on top of the East for the first two months of the season, the Raptors hit a bit of a snag as 2014 wound down. Toronto endured a 3-8 stretch that included losses to playoff teams Portland, Golden State, Phoenix, Charlotte, Atlanta and..." January 28

  • Raptors eke out win over Pistons

    Toronto Sun "So much for an easy night. By rights, the Detroit Pistons should have been down in the dumps and somewhat less than what they had been after watching the heart and soul of their lineup helped off the court a night earlier with a ruptured Achilles tendon. Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy..." January 26

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    RaptorsMR @RaptorsMR

    The @Raptors' forward Amir Johnson is questionable for tonight's game vs. Detroit with a sore right shoulder. #rtz

  • Sixers lack veteran guidance, Lou Williams says

    Philly.com "He is two franchises and almost three years removed from his seven-year career with the 76ers, but Toronto guard Lou Williams still keeps an eye on the team that made him the 45th overall pick in the 2005 draft. Williams is averaging 15.1 points per game and once again is proving to be one of..." January 23

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    RaptorsMR @RaptorsMR

    Jonas Valanciunas (sore left calf) is questionable for Friday's game at Sixers. Dwane Casey (flu) missed today's practice. #raptors #rtz

  • Grizzlies Rise From Mud, KO Raptors 92-86

    Grizzly Bear Blues "After dragging through the first three quarters, the Grizzlies showed energy and some serious chutzpah in the fourth. Lineup Notes Jeff Green got his first start as a Grizzly in place of Courtney Lee, who was the first off the bench. (Some have floated the idea of a variable starting lineup..." January 22

  • Getting paid in U.S. cash a bonus for Raptors living in Toronto

    Toronto Sun "The drop in the Canadian dollar might be bad news for many Canadians, but it benefits members of the Raptors. The dollar dropped to $80.70 against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday after the Bank of Canada made a stunning move to drop its benchmark interest rate to 0.75% in a response to the..." January 22

  • Lakers Top 2015 List Of NBA's Most Valuable Teams; Average Franchise Is Now Worth Record $1.1 Billion

    Forbes.com "What do you get when you combine a massive new $24 billion television contract, a nearly six-year bull market in equities creating tremendous wealth, and cheap credit? You get a massive rise in sports franchise values, with the NBA serving as ground zero for the current boom. The average NBA team..." January 21

  • Terrence Ross leads Raptors over Bucks

    Toronto Sun "From goat to hero. Non-factor, to crucial cog. Sports can be odd sometimes. One minute a player can be in a massive slump, bleeding confidence, the next he can come through with critical plays to propel his team to victory. On Monday, Terrence Ross found redemption, making two key plays..." January 20

  • Tyreke Evans' clutch driving shot carries the Pelicans past Raptors, 95-93

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "After watching his team repeatedly sputter on the road, Pelicans coach Monty Williams felt encouraged again on Sunday. If nothing else, he got a chance to enjoy a rare road victory against one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. Tyreke Evans made it possible by converting a difficult..." January 19

  • Justin Bieber -- Campaigning for Kyle Lowry to Make All-Star Team

    TMZ.com "Justin Bieber is hoping his 60 MILLION twitter followers can make a dent in NBA All-Star voting ... and he's putting his weight behind a guy who plays in Canada. Bieber is pushing for Kyle Lowry -- a point guard for the Toronto Raptors who's having a pretty good season ... and is currently 3rd..." January 19

  • Time for Raptors to shake things up

    Toronto Sun "It is hard to believe the Raptors beat the Atlanta Hawks twice this season. Especially watching the two teams play on Friday night, which turned out to be an Atlanta bludgeoning of the home side. One team moves the ball brilliantly on offence, zipping it around with players that can stretch..." January 18

  • Raptors' Terrence Ross going through growing pains

    Toronto Sun "Terrence Ross was not having a good night. He knew it. His coach knew it. And when Dwane Casey made the inevitable decision to sit Ross down for the remainder of the night with 4:10 gone in the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, Ross let his emotions get the..." January 16

  • DeRozan's return to Raptors a winning one over 76ers

    Toronto Sun "For almost seven weeks, DeMar DeRozan had been counting the days. Injured for real for the first time in his basketball career back on Nov. 28 — injuring his groin in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks — the Raptors star had to get used to life without basketball. Understand that DeRozan doesn’t..." January 15

  • Raptors are already thinking about Andrew Wiggins' free agency

    SB Nation "Wiggins won't be an unrestricted free agent for at least six years (!!) but the Raptors are already preparing for when the time comes, according to a report. The Toronto Raptors are already looking to potentially bring Andrew Wiggins home when he becomes an unrestricted free agent, reports..." January 15