Raptors Rumors & News

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    Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun

    Casey said he’s never seen a young player work on his game every day as hard as Bruno Caboclo.

  • Raptors roll to victory over Nets at Air Canada Centre

    Toronto Sun "The Brooklyn Nets may have been part of putting the Raptors on the NBA map, but it’s apparent they are no longer the match they were. For a quarter on Wednesday night at the Air Canada Centre, the Nets — playing on the back end of a back-to-back — looked every bit the team that stopped the..." December 18

  • Raptors 'intrigued' by summer free agent Marc Gasol

    CBSSports.com "The Globe and Mail reports that the Raptors are "intrigued" by Memphis Grizzlies center free agent, who will be a free agent this summer. A player that increasingly intrigues Raptors management is Memphis centre Marc Gasol. The Spaniard is a free agent this summer. The greatest lack on the..." December 18

  • Landry Fields giving Raptors lots in reserve

    Toronto Sun "“Next man up” and “15 Deep” are mantras the Raptors try to live by. Every member of the team believes that anybody on the roster is capable of stepping up and contributing when called upon. Patrick Patterson, Tyler Hansbrough, Chuck Hayes, Lou Williams and Greivis Vasquez have had stints..." December 17

  • Raptors get big outing from Kyle Lowry in win over Magic

    Toronto Sun "The Orlando Magic are a nice, developing young team, but they don’t have Kyle Lowry. For that reason, the Magic couldn’t close a winnable game against the Raptors on Monday, instead falling 95-82. The 19-6 Raptors continue to lead the East thanks to a sterling third quarter that was the..." December 16

  • Raptors step up rebounding effort in win over Pacers

    Toronto Sun "It has been the constant conversation with little to no answer. The Raptors defence, when it has been on of late, would get stops, but failed to corral the rebound. Playing the No. 2 team in the league in rebounding in the Indiana Pacers, the Raptors came out focussed on improving one of the..." December 13

  • Raptors coach Dwane Casey on DeRozan: 'He can't move'

    The Score "Injured Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan shot free throws during a team practice Thursday, but there remains no timetable for his return. DeRozan, who has yet to participate in practice, will be assessed on a week-to-week basis, but Raptors head coach Dwane Casey believes he has a long ways..." December 11

  • Raptors not getting to the free throw line enough

    Toronto Sun "Not surprisingly, the Raptors have not figured out a way to replace DeMar DeRozan. DeRozan, the team’s leading scorer, first all-star representative since Chris Bosh, and free throw line magnet is a workhorse that does a lot of heavy lifting in various ways. Take him out of the mix, which is..." December 11

  • Late defense and LeBron James carry Cavs past Raps, 105-101

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Buckling down on fourth-quarter defense and LeBron James scoring down the stretch lifted the Cavaliers past the Toronto Raptors, 105-101, Tuesday night at The Q. Toronto was shooting 58 percent from the field entering the fourth quarter. The Cavaliers finally tightened things up defensively,..." December 10

  • Raptors fend off Nuggets in OT

    Toronto Sun "The Raptors continue to play with fire. So far they have yet to get singed. On a night when defence began as a rumour, the Raptors won the game because they made a defensive stand. Tied with 28 seconds remaining in regulation and with Denver in possession, the Nuggets put the game in Ty..." December 09

  • Surgery not required for Raptors SG DeMar DeRozan

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan will not require surgery after suffering a groin tear in late November, CBSSports.com NBA writer James Herbert reports." December 06

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    Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun

    No surgery for DeRozan. Week-to-week. Will become more of a student of the game.

  • Raptors roll over listless Jazz

    Toronto Sun "If Dwane Casey was hoping his pleas for some defence would be heard, the Utah Jazz were the wrong opponents. The Jazz treat defence like most 2-year-olds treat nap time, which is to say they would rather it not exist. Last night, even being the fresher of the two teams having not played..." December 04

  • Kyle Lowry scores 27 as Raptors crown Kings

    Toronto Sun "Christmas came early for the Raptors and then they almost punted the gift right back. If there is one guy the Raptors have no answer for in the Kings lineup — DeMarcus Cousins. Cousins had missed two games in a row with a virus, but the expectation was he would be good to go for the Toronto..." December 03

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    Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

    Not the ankle for Amir. He stubbed his toe vs Dallas and re-injured it in the first half tonight. Said he was bleeding through his sock

  • Kobe Bryant posts triple-double in Lakers' overtime win over Toronto

    Los Angeles Times "There are always two ways for the Lakers to momentarily wash away an otherwise dour season. Kobe. Bryant. There have been so many critiques — shot selection continually attacked, accuracy analyzed ad nauseam and even his missed free throws under siege after a late-game collapse against..." December 01

  • DeMar DeRozan out indefinitely

    ESPN.com "Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan is going to be out an indefinite period with a torn tendon in his left groin. The durable All-Star was injured during the third quarter of Friday night's 106-102 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. He was diagnosed with the injury Saturday. DeRozan remained on the..." November 30

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    RaptorsMR @RaptorsMR

    Update on @Raptors DeMar DeRozan. Tests revealed torn left adductor longus tendon. No timetable for return to bball activity. #rtz

  • 19d
    Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun

    DeMar DeRozan will fly with Raptors to L.A. Unclear yet if he will play.

  • Mavericks will 'take this one and run' after grinding out win over East-leading Raptors

    Dallas Morning News "On a frigid night north of the border — and it was chilly outside Air Canada Centre, too — the Mavericks actually had reasons to feel warm and fuzzy. With their two leading scorers missing roughly two of every three shots they took through three quarters and Toronto enjoying a dominant night in..." November 29

  • Raptors Offense Explodes in 126-115 Win Over Hawks

    Raptors HQ "This is a fun team. Coming off wins against Cleveland and Phoenix with a game against Dallas on Friday, you’d think the Raptors were set up for a letdown against a streaky, under the radar Hawks team. No such luck. The defense was weak, but the Raptors absolutely sizzled on the offensive end...." November 27

  • Raptors cool off Suns

    Toronto Sun "Powered by the reigning NBA player of the week and Jonas Valanciunas, the Raptors soared past another team built on impressive depth and athleticism — just barely. But only the final score matters and the Eastern Conference-leading Raptors improved to 12-2. Up by 15 points entering the..." November 25

  • Lou just too sweet as Raptors come back to beat Cavs

    Toronto Sun "Dwane Casey went looking for some anger to match what the Cleveland Cavaliers brought on Saturday night. What he got instead was an energized Lou Williams, who shot the Raptors back into a game they trailed by 18 points seven minutes into the night and went on to win by a comfortable margin in..." November 23

  • NBA corrects scoring error from Raptors’ win over Bucks

    Pro Basketball Talk "Earlier this season, LeBron James had a triple-double rescinded in a way, after the NBA found that both a rebound and an assist from his stat line was credited to him incorrectly by the scorekeeper in Cleveland. The league said at the time that it reviews every game for mistakes like these,..." November 23

  • Caboclo debuts as Raptors cap off historic home stand with big win

    TSN.ca "Moments after the most memorable game of his young life came to a close, an usually large crowd gathered around the locker of Bruno Caboclo, just a few feet to the left of DeMar DeRozan's. "You play one game and you get this?," joked DeRozan, who is accustomed to seeing the media jockey for..." November 22

  • Raptors beat Grizzlies in battle of NBA conference leaders

    Toronto Sun "Chuck Hayes doesn’t draw the spotlight much these days, but in a matchup against two of the best old-school players in the NBA, he was the difference maker for the Raptors on Wednesday night at the Air Canada Centre. With Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph having their way with the Raptors bigs, it..." November 20

  • Toronto video tribute moves Carter to tears

    ESPN.com "It was a moment that held the potential to outshine a showdown between the NBA's top teams, with the East-leading Toronto Raptors hosting the West-leading Memphis Grizzlies. But the Raptors took the chance anyway as part of their ongoing 20th anniversary celebration, airing a video tribute for..." November 20

  • Masai Ujiri also deserves blame for Denver's collapse

    SB Nation "This week, Kevin Arnovitz published a deep, well-reported piece looking at how the Denver Nuggets have fallen into mediocrity at ESPN.com. (He also talked about the story on Zach Lowe's podcast last week; really, that conversation is a companion piece to the story.) Two big storylines were teased..." November 20

  • Raptors plan Vince Carter tribute during Grizzlies game

    Toronto Sun "Like it or not Raptors fans (and many of you won't), the Raptors will play a video on Wednesday night looking back at Vince Carter's time in Toronto. Carter will be in town with the Memphis Grizzlies, making his only appearance in Canada this season. Throughout the year, the Raptors will be..." November 19

  • James Johnson Out Indefinitely With Severe Right Ankle Sprain

    Real GM Basketball "James Johnson is out indefinitely with a severe right ankle sprain. Johnson has averaged 7.6 points, 3.8 rebounds in 19.4 minutes per game this season." November 18

  • Raptors put away visiting Utah Jazz

    Toronto Star "As Jonas Valanciunas helped a limping James Johnson get across the Raptors locker room, DeMar DeRozan emerged from the shower area and headed to his stall. “We’ve got to move them back,” he said to no one and everyone crowded into the room. “Damn camera people.” Instead of fully..." November 16

  • Derrick Rose exits late as Bulls hang on to beat Raptors

    CSN Chicago "Pau Gasol spent his flight to Toronto studying up on the Toronto Raptors and their tendencies. It paid off as Gasol scored a season-high 27 points for the Bulls in their 100-93 victory against the Raptors on Thursday night. Gasol’s study guide was game tape of Toronto’s recent blowout victory..." November 14

  • Joakim Noah on Scouting the Raptors vs Sixers: ‘I Wouldn’t Watch That Sh*t’

    SLAM Online "Ahead of Thursday night’s Chicago Bulls-Toronto Raptors tilt, Joakim Noah spotted teammate Pau Gasol studying the Raptors’ 120-88 beatdown of the visiting Philadelphia Sixers last Sunday. Noah candidly shared his thoughts with the media in Toronto on having to suffer through such gruesome game..." November 14

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    Toronto Raptors @Raptors

    Congrats to @DeMar_DeRozan on moving into 3rd place on the #Raptors all-time scoring list! #WeTheNorth #RTZ pic.twitter.com/yb4dnIJBuO

  • NBA owners expendable, NBPA director says

    ESPN.com "Michele Roberts, the NBA players' union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she'd push for much more than a 50-50 split of..." November 13

  • Raptors second unit is pushing starters

    Toronto Sun "During the regular season, a strong bench can propel a team a long way. The play of Toronto’s strong group of reserves is part of the reason why the team is off to a franchise-best 6-1 start. Each of the primary backups have spent considerable time as starters earlier in their careers, which..." November 12

  • Raptors come back to beat Magic

    Toronto Sun "Maybe it was the sleeves. Maybe it was the fact that the Raptors had already played this particular opponent, didn’t play particularly well and still won. Whatever the reason, the Raptors made this one way tougher than it had to be before eventually escaping with a 104-100 win to improve to..." November 12

  • Raptors first in East, breeze by no-name Sixers

    Toronto Star "The dunks were nice and the acrobatic layups were fun, and everyone had a jolly old time as the highlight reels filled up in a ridiculously easy Raptors victory. Drake, the team’s global ambassador, was somewhat awestruck by one James Johnson dunk to the point his YouTube’d reaction was being..." November 10

  • 39d
    Toronto Raptors @Raptors

    Coach Casey says Amir Johnson (sore left ankle) is good to go tonight vs. the Sixers: http://t.co/jueeJ79kdk #WeTheNorth #RTZ

  • 40d
    Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

    Amir (ankle) was able to practice today. Casey said he's fine & could've stuck it out last night if they needed him. Questionable for tmrw

  • Raptors roll over Wizards for franchise-best start

    Toronto Star "It is but six games into the marathon that is an 82-game NBA regular season, far too early to be putting any major significance on trends or feeling angst or joyous celebration at what’s developing. But there is no doubt the aura around the Raptors is delicious — sellout crowds on their feet..." November 08

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    Eric Koreen @ekoreen

    Jonas and Amir will be game-time decisions. "If it's even close, we're not going to risk it."

  • Raptors, comfortable and confident, taking advantage of roster cohesion

    Pro Basketball Talk "Patrick Patterson – sent to Toronto in last year’s midseason Rudy Gay trade – joined a team searching for an identity. The Raptors had missed the playoffs five straight seasons and were on track to make it a sixth. At that point, just two players had been on the roster longer than a season and a..." November 06

  • Kyle Lowry's 35 leads Raptors over Celtics

    Toronto Sun "Kyle Lowry walked purposefully to the locker room after making a key shot to beat the half-time horn. There was a little bit of swagger, a little bit of anger in his jaunt to the back. Toronto had no business only being down three points to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night after another..." November 06

  • With strong second half, Raptors beat Thunder

    Toronto Sun "In a season in which the Raptors have played down to the level of competition, last night was a little different. This time around they played down to the level of their opponent’s health. With only eight healthy bodies, a number that was further trimmed by one early in the third..." November 05

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    Toronto Raptors @Raptors

    . RT @raptorsmr: Jonas Valanciunas (right hand contusion) is out for @Raptors tonight at Boston. Bruno Caboclo moves to Active roster. #rtz

  • Heat off to a perfect start with win over Raptors

    Miami Herald "The goals haven’t changed so much, but the answers are starting to appear for the Heat. In the seemingly epic quest to both find an identity and prove it can perform without LeBron James, Miami progressed quite nicely on Sunday with a 107-102 win against Toronto at AmericanAirlines..." November 03

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    Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick

    Amir Johnson out for the Raptors tonight vs Miami. Evens up the front court matchup a bit.

  • Raptors beat Magic to improve to 2-0

    Toronto Sun "Dwane Casey was rightfully worried about this one. He knows all too well the dangers of taking a team lightly and, with this already young Orlando Magic team missing the one guy it will likely build around in Victor Oladipo, the alarm bells were going off like crazy for Casey. Oladipo, who..." November 02

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    Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

    Stiemsma is expected to be available tonight in Orlando after missing the opener with a sore ankle. Could come in handy vs Vucevic.