Raptors Rumors & News

  • Updated NBA season win totals released

    Covers.com "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

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    Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

    In the hopes of becoming an ambidextrous player, DeRozan said he wrote the alphabet with his left hand almost everyday during the summer

  • How Kyle Lowry Found Trust in Toronto

    Grantland "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..." September 24

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    David Pick @IAmDPick

    Raptors SL forward Darington Hobson, a former draftee, signs with Brasilia in Brazil. I'm told deal includes NBA & Euro outs.

  • Terrence Ross looks to take his game to new heights

    Toronto Star "If there has been one point hammered home to Terrence Ross in his short NBA career, it is the importance of summer time self-improvement. All he had to do was watch the transformation and growth of teammate DeMar DeRozan, whose summer has elevated his game to unexpected heights, to see the..." September 20

  • Raptors GM Masai Ujiri weighs in on the Danny Ferry controversy

    The Globe and Mail "Danny Ferry thinks Luol Deng “has a little African in him.” Ferry is the general manager of the Atlanta Hawks. Luol is an NBA star. That was one of the things Ferry said about Luol when he was assessing him as a potential recruit during a conference call with his ownership. As you may have..." September 12

  • Lou Williams ‘really liked’ message sent by Raptors GM before Game 1 of playoffs

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Raptors have turned things around relatively quickly since new GM Masai Ujiri came to town, not only making the playoffs for the first time since 2008, but also playing well enough once they got there to take the Nets to seven games before being eliminated in the first round. The team had a..." September 06

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    One-year, $1 million deal from Greg Stiemsma in Toronto is the word

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    Lucas Nogueira @Lucasriva_bebe

    Amazing opportunity to learn from Hakeem @DR34M this week #TheDream #WeTheNorth @Raptors @NBA pic.twitter.com/j3zAyEvxV7

  • NBA adding extra space along the baseline to increase safety

    SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26

  • Raptors rookie Bruno Caboclo’s next step in rapid development? Experience against NBA players

    Toronto Star "Bruno Caboclo still has that beaming smile, those shockingly long arms and more long-term promise than all but a handful of teenage basketball prodigies. His English is coming along slowly but surely, and his summer of development both personally and professionally is going according to..." August 21

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Free agent Jordan Hamilton has reached an agreement on a one-year deal with the Toronto Raptors, league source tells RealGM.

  • NBA releases 2014-2015 schedule: Spurs host Mavs in season opener

    CBSSports.com "The NBA announced its 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday, and for the first time in seven years, LeBron James will not feature on its opening night. The season opens Tuesday, October 28th with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth banner before taking on the Dallas Mavericks...." August 13

  • NBA offered to drop Raptors' fine if they'd fire Drake

    SB Nation "On Monday, we learned that the NBA fined the Raptors $25,000 due to a tampering violation by official ambassador Drake. The rapper invited Kevin Durant to join the team during his big Toronto music festival recently with the reigning MVP in attendance. Fans chanted and everything. The NBA is..." August 13

  • Report: Raptors talk with Rochester team, want D-League affiliate

    CBSSports.com "The Toronto Raptors are in talks with the Rochester RazorSharks of the Premier Basketball League about becoming their NBA D-League affiliate, according to Time Warner Cable News Rochester. The D-League has 18 teams, and 17 of them have single-affiliation relationships with NBA franchises. The..." August 13

  • Raptors fined $25,000 for Drake comments on Kevin Durant

    Toronto Star "The Toronto Raptors have been fined $25,000 for comments rap star Drake made about NBA MVP Kevin Durant at last weekend’s OVO Fest that the league has deemed a violation of anti-tampering rules. Drake, official global ambassador for the Raptors since last September, asked the concert crowd how..." August 11

  • Raptors second-round pick DeAndre Daniels to play in Australia

    CBSSports.com "After being selected with the 50th pick in the second round of the 2013 draft and being traded to the Miami Heat organization, James Ennis spent the 2013-14 season playing in Australia for the Perth Wildcats. He had a successful season in Perth, improved his game, and has found his way onto the..." August 09

  • Drake, Raptors' global ambassador, recruits Kevin Durant

    CBSSports.com "Rapper Drake is doing his part as a fan of the Toronto Raptors. When Kevin Durant is a free agent in 2016, he'll be the most sought-after free agent on the market since LeBron James in 2010. As an up-and-coming team in a big market in North America, the Raptors could be a very attractive place for..." August 05

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    Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun

    Raptors make signings of Lucas Nogueira and Will Cherry official

  • How the Raptors found — and fell in love with — Bruno Caboclo

    SI.com "Cobbling together mock drafts is an inexact science. For most mock drafters -- this one included -- projecting a 30-player first round requires a combination of exhaustive reporting, scouting and, frankly, guesswork. But even then, it’s a challenge. Team executives are, understandably, guarded..." August 01

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Former D-League Canton guard Will Cherry has agreed in principle to sign a two-year minimum deal with the Raptors, a source told Yahoo.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Wall was natural invite for USA Basketball and joins Chandler Parsons and DeMar DeRozan as additions to initial Team USA roster from January

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22

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    Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

    Raptors waive Dwight Buycks and Diante Garrett, as expected. Both non-guaranteed contracts. Roster stands at 13. Nogueira would make it 14

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    Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

    17 months removed from serious knee surgery, Lou Williams says he's feeling good. Close to 100%. Called last year the toughest of his career

  • Tracy McGrady 'retires' from baseball after first strikeout

    CBSSports.com "As we've noted before, former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady tried his hand at pitching this season for the Sugar Land Skeeters (Independent league, not affiliated with MLB). And now he's announced that he's retiring. McGrady's final outing came in the Atlantic League All-Star Game, in which he..." July 17

  • Adam Silver considering NBA midseason tournament

    SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16

  • NBA seeks a $15 Billion TV rights deal

    The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15

  • Impaired Driving Charges Dropped Against Valanciunas

    TSN.ca "An impaired driving charge against Toronto Raptors centre Jonas Valanciunas has been dropped, according to CP24. Valanciunas was arrested in April in Wasaga Beach, Ont., just prior to the start of the Raptors' first round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets and charged with having more..." July 15

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    FA guard Anthony Morrow still considering the Clippers, Heat, Wizards, Raptors and Suns, per source. All willing to use some portion of MLE.

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    Dan Gladman @dgontheroad

    Kyle Lowry: "I didn't want to wait for everyone else. I wanted to make my own decision. I made it on the first day. It was that easy."

  • Report: Raptors bring back F James Johnson

    Sportsnet.ca "James Johnson is returning for a second stint with the Toronto Raptors, the Toronto Star‘s Doug Smith reported Thursday morning. Johnson spent parts of two seasons with the Raptors after being acquired from the Miami Heat midway through the 2010-11 season. The six-foot-nine forward enjoyed his..." July 10

  • NBA announces salary cap of $63.065 million

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA announced that the salary cap for the 2014-15 season will be an all-time high of $63.065 million, an increase by 7.5 percent. The tax level for the season will be $76.829 million, an increase of 7.1 percent. The minimum team salary, which is set at 90 percent of the cap, is $56.759..." July 10

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Greivis Vasquez will sign a two-year, $13 million deal to stay with Toronto, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Sources: Andray Blatche will meet with Toronto tomorrow in Vegas

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    Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

    As expected, the Raptors have waived guard Julyan Stone and his non-guaranteed contract. Today was the deadline to do so.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Toronto free agent Nando de Colo has turned down Raptors offer and will accept deal with CSKA-Moscow, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

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    Chris Vivlamore @ajchawks

    Lucas Nogueira, who was traded to Toronto in the Lou Williams deal, is on Raptors Summer League roster. #ATLHawks

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    Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

    Raptors have until end of the day on Monday to waive G Julyan Stone or his contract ($948K) becomes fully guaranteed for 2014-15

  • CSKA Moscow Offer Nando De Colo $4 Million/2 Year Deal

    Raptors Repbublic "The Raptors had tendered a qualifying offer of $1.8M to Nando De Colo, which you might have thought would be enough since the man is currently a borderline NBA player looking to stay on a roster. Things have shifted now that De Colo is being offered a €3 million deal by CSKA Moscow (Sonny Weems..." July 06

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    In addition to weighing possible trade for Lin, I'm told Bucks are pitching offer sheet to RFA Eric Bledsoe and pursuing PG Greivis Vasquez

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Toronto has traded Steve Novak to the Utah Jazz, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

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    Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

    Patrick Patterson has signed a 3-year, $18 million deal with the Toronto Raptors, source told ESPN.

  • Kyle Lowry agrees to $48 million deal to stay with Raptors

    Yahoo! Sports "Free agent guard Kyle Lowry has reached agreement on a four-year, $48 million contract extension with the Toronto Raptors, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The deal has an early termination option allowing Lowry the opportunity to become a free agent after the third season. Securing Lowry,..." July 03

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Toronto GM Masai Ujiri and coach Dwane Casey will meet with Kyle Lowry in Phladelphia on Tuesday, league sources tell Yahoo.

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Source: Forget Kyle Lowry to Houston. Rockets wanted sign & trade but Toronto won't deal bc they want to keep Lowry

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    RE: rumbles Raptors already on verge of locking up Kyle Lowry ... all I can pass along is undeniable confidence from Raps about keeping him

  • Several teams likely to bid on Carter

    ESPN.com "There is strong mutual interest in Vince Carter's return to the Mavericks, but several playoff teams are expected to express interest in the 37-year-old swingman. The Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers and Toronto Raptors are among the playoff teams seen as potential fits..." June 30

  • Raptors strategy is to lock up Kyle Lowry before other teams can engage him

    TheScore.com "The Toronto Raptors surely have a feel for how their own impending free agent is valued on the market, but they don't appear willing to let the market confirm it for them. That's because the Raptors' strategy for re-signing Kyle Lowry appears to be aggression out of the gate, offering the point..." June 30

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