Raptors Rumors & News

  • Raptors clip Clippers to finish road trip on a high

    Toronto Sun "Anyone who managed to stay with the Raptors/Clippers game for the full 48 minutes saw both the best and the worst of the Raptors. Fortunately for the visitors their best was a little better and a little longer sustained than the host Clippers. And their worst — like an eight-point third quarter..." November 23

  • Jonas Valanciunas to miss six weeks with fractured hand

    Larry Brown Sports "Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas suffered a fractured left hand against the Lakers on Friday, and now he might not see the floor again until the 2016 calendar year. According to a report by Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports on Sunday, Valanciunas is expected to miss about six weeks with the..." November 23

  • Sources: Raptors C Jonas Valanciunas opts for rehab instead of hand surgery

    Yahoo! Sports "After undergoing further tests on Saturday, Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas will bypass surgery on the fracture in his left hand, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Valanciunas suffered the injury in the fourth metacarpal in his non-shooting hand during Friday’s win against the Los..." November 22

  • Raptors snap three-game losing streak with a 102-91 win against Lakers

    Toronto Star "Big win. Big loss. Unleashing a barrage of three-point shots against a woefully inept opponent, the Raptor snapped a three-game losing streak with a 102-91 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night but the victory came at a substantial cost. Jonas Valanciunas could be lost for a..." November 21

  • Raptors’ Valanciunas breaks bone in left hand

    Sportsnet "Toronto Raptors centre Jonas Valanciunas broke a bone in his left hand on Friday night in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Raptors announced on their Twitter account that X-rays revealed a fracture of the fourth metacarpal and he is expected to undergo further tests. The tweet also..." November 21

  • Utah Jazz get tough in fourth quarter to beat Toronto Raptors

    Salt Lake Tribune "Ever since he took over the Jazz last year, coach Quin Snyder has made his team tougher, defensively. In the middle of Wednesday night's game against Toronto, toughness was exactly what the Jazz were lacking - offensively. They found that trait just in time; by scoring 34 points in the fourth..." November 19

  • Warriors fend off Raptors, run record to 12-0

    CSN Bay Area "The wins are still coming, but the work is getting harder – much harder. The Warriors look as if they’re wearing perfection around their necks and, moreover, it’s getting heavy. After racing out to an 18-point lead in the first half, the Warriors gave it all back and had to come from behind for..." November 18

  • Champions League set to debut in 2016 with former NBA players, 16 teams

    USA Today "When it comes to jobs that are hard to land, it doesn’t get much tougher than the NBA. At most, there are 450 roster spots to be had by the world’s best players. Consider there were approximately 5,600 Division I men’s college players in 2014 in America alone, and you start to understand it’s..." November 18

  • Billy Hunter files amended wrongful-termination complaint against NBPA

    The Score "Former NBPA boss Billy Hunter continues to seek damages from the union for the circumstances surrounding his termination in 2013. Hunter's attorneys filed an amended complaint in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday, seeking a jury trial on four breach-of-contract claims, reports Ken..." November 17

  • Cousins dominates as Kings win third straight, beat Raptors 107-101

    Sacramento Bee "Player of the game: DeMarcus Cousins had 36 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three blocks as the Kings won their third straight game by defeating the Toronto Raptors, 107-101, Sunday night at Sleep Train Arena. Turning point: Ben McLemore drove to the lane and finished in traffic to give..." November 16

  • Raptors assign Caboclo, Nogueira to Raptors 905

    Sportsnet "Toronto Raptors forwards Bruno Caboclo and Lucas Nogueira have been assigned to the team’s NBA Development League affiliate, Raptors 905. " November 14

  • Raptors’ Carroll relieves weight off his shoulders in return

    Sportsnet "When the Toronto Raptors entered their dressing room for halftime Friday night, heads hung after 24-minutes of clumsy, disorganized basketball that resulted in an appropriate 40-40 scoreline with the far inferior New Orleans Pelicans, DeMarre Carroll got up and told the room it was on..." November 14

  • Raptors battle to beat gutted Pelicans

    Toronto Star "There is one more step for the Raptors to take before they can be considered anything close to a complete thing, a little oddity that no one can fully explain but something that’s keeping them from being whole. It happened again Friday night at the Air Canada Centre, a sluggish start rescued by..." November 14

  • Hedo Turkoglu retires from the NBA

    USA Today "Hedo Turkoglu announced his retirement Friday in a press release from the Orlando Magic. Turkoglu played 15 seasons in the NBA with the Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors, Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers. “I am very thankful and grateful for the..." November 13

  • Catching Up With Tracy McGrady

    NBA.com "Tracy McGrady reached heights during his NBA career that most players can only dream of. A two-time scoring champion and seven-time All-Star, T- Mac made a huge impact on the game. And a large potion of his success came with his favorite childhood team, the Orlando Magic. McGrady recently..." November 13

  • Raptors get back on track with win over Sixers

    Toronto Sun "The good news is the Raptors snapped a three-game losing streak, with a 119-103 road victory on Wednesday night. The bad news is it took far more work than should have been necessary against a massively inferior opponent, the 0-8 Philadelphia 76ers. On almost any other night, the Raptors..." November 12

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    Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

    No Carroll or Ross tonight in Philly. Raptors looking to bounce back vs 76ers, losers of 17 straight. Toronto has won last 8 meetings

  • Terrence Ross out indefinitely with left thumb injury

    Pro Basketball Talk "Fresh off signing a three-year, $33 million extension with the Raptors, Terrence Ross is out indefinitely with a thumb injury. The team announced the injury in a press release: Terrence Ross sustained a ligament injury to his left thumb during a Monday workout session. There is no timetable..." November 11

  • Porzingis replacement Thomas leads Knicks to key road win over Raptors

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony will take it. Will he ever. After a brutal start to the schedule, facing seven 2014-15 playoffs teams in their first eight games, the Knicks have escaped a .500 club at 4-4. The Knicks’ 111-109 squeaker over the two-time defending Atlantic Division champion Raptors at Air..." November 11

  • Melo, Knicks beat Raptors on non-call, officials admit mistake afterward

    CBS Sports "Melo, Knicks beat Raptors on non-call, officials admit mistake afterward By Ananth Pandian | NBA writer November 10, 2015 11:56 pm ET The Toronto Raptors may be able to blame the refs for their loss against the New York Knicks on Tuesday night. With less than 25 seconds left in the..." November 11

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    RaptorsMR @RaptorsMR

    DeMarre Carroll (sore right heel) and Terrence Ross (sprained left thumb) will be inactive for tonight's game vs. NYK. JJ starts. #rtz

  • Dramatic dunks propel Heat to 96-76 victory over Raptors

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "First it was Tyler Johnson rekindling memories of his YouTube celebrity during summer league two years ago. Then it was Josh McRoberts playing at heights Josh McRoberts rarely ventures. And then it was Justise Winslow with about as unemotional a slam as you will find, because the kid's pulse is..." November 09

  • Raptors’ DeMarre Carroll battling plantar fasciitis

    Toronto Sun "DeMarre Carroll does not like to miss games. Anyone who witnessed him dragging his left leg around during last year’s Eastern Conference Final and chasing down LeBron James on that sprained left knee for the final three games of a series he had no business playing in will attest to that. But..." November 09

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    RaptorsMR @RaptorsMR

    DeMarre Carroll will not dress tonight at Miami (sore right heel). #rtz

  • Lakers' Lou Williams victim in Vegas battery

    TMZ "L.A. Lakers player Lou Williams was NOT the aggressor in a Vegas fight that landed him in handcuffs, he was the VICTIM ... this according to the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. TMZ Sports broke the story ... Williams was placed in handcuffs and slammed up against a police car in front of a..." November 08

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    Chris O'Leary @olearychris

    DeMarre Carroll is questionable for tomorrow for the #raptors against the #heat with plantar fasciitis. Been dealing w/ it 10 days. #rtz

  • Defense propels the Orlando Magic over the Toronto Raptors 92-87

    Orlando Sentinel "After one of their best defensive first halves in recent memory Friday night, the Orlando Magic suddenly faced a crisis at the beginning of their third quarter against the Toronto Raptors. Starters Elfrid Payton, Victor Oladipo, Evan Fournier, Tobias Harris and Dewayne Dedmon looked lethargic,..." November 07

  • Video of Lakers Star Lou Williams Getting Handcuffed by Police in Las Vegas Emerges

    Complex "Very early this morning, TMZ Sports released this video of Lakers star Lou Williams getting handcuffed and thrown up against the side of a police car in Las Vegas. The video was taken back in September after the Floyd Mayweather/Andre Berto fight outside of The Cromwell Hotel & Casino. TMZ..." November 06

  • Raptors use defence to stage comeback win over Thunder

    Toronto Sun "There was nothing at all to suggest the Raptors would still be undefeated Thursday morning, but they are. Underestimate this team’s resiliency at your own peril. The Raptors proved that, rallying over the final six minutes from an eight-point deficit for a 103-98 win to run their perfect record..." November 05

  • The undefeated Toronto Raptors have picked up the pieces

    Yahoo! Sports "Sadly, the Toronto Raptors threatened to enter 2015-16 as one of the NBA’s great “meh”-teams. After yet another somewhat embarrassing first round ouster, it was posited by some that coach Dwane Casey was playing on borrowed time, and that the team’s core was too impish in some areas and far too..." November 05

  • Raptors get passing grades with win over Mavericks

    Toronto Sun "As early as Monday morning back in Toronto, Dwane Casey was talking about mental toughness. The Raptors first foray into the west and the first extended road trip was on tap and Casey was expecting he would learn something about his team. Through three games they had shown very little if any..." November 04

  • Oddsmakers say George Karl, Lionel Hollins coaches on hottest seats

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s inevitable. Some team is going to get off to a slow start, ownership/top management will be looking for a scapegoat, and a coach will get fired in the middle of the season. Even though the guys swinging the axe are more likely at fault for the team’s problems than the guy on the receiving..." November 04

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    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    Terrence Ross' new deal with Raptors starts at $10M next season then $10.5M in both '17-18 and '18-19 for $31M total guarantee.

  • Raptors sign Terrence Ross to 3-year extension worth close to $33M

    Raptors Republic "The Toronto Raptors have agreed to a contract extension with Terrence Ross, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. The extension will pay Ross “nearly” $33 million over three years. The sides were said to be working on a potential deal right up until the deadline with an..." November 03

  • Raptors, Ross still working on extension

    ESPN "With a midnight deadline looming for teams to extend players entering the fourth year of their rookie scale contracts, the Toronto Raptors continue to work on a potential deal with Terrence Ross, according to a report from Marc Stein of ESPN. As you may expect with general manager Masai Ujiri..." November 02

  • Rick Carlisle (Mavericks), Dwane Casey (Raptors) set all-time franchise wins records

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Mavericks’ 103-93 win over the Lakers and the Raptors’ 106-87 win over the Bucks last night gave a couple coaches franchise milestones. Rick Carlisle passed Don Nelson for most coaching wins in Dallas history, 340. Dwane Casey took the Toronto record from Sam Mitchell with his 157th win." November 02

  • DeRozan looks good as Raptors beat Bucks

    Toronto Sun "Welcome back DeMar DeRozan. Off to a bad shooting start following a rough pre-season, Toronto’s leading scorer got back on track — and then some — in a 106-87 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday evening. The Raptors improved to 3-0 for only the third time in 21 seasons thanks largely to..." November 02

  • Ross makes his case for last-minute extension

    TSN "By Monday night we should get a pretty good indication of how much faith the Raptors have in Terrence Ross. With the usual Halloween cut-off date falling on a weekend this year, the NBA has pushed back its annual deadline to extend players on rookie scale contracts to Nov. 2. This season,..." November 02

  • Anthony Bennett Cites Team Canada Play For Helping Him Prepare For Season

    Real GM Basketball "Anthony Bennett is excited for his new opportunity with the Toronto Raptors. “It’s good to be back, family, friends, a great fan base,” said Bennett, who did not play in the Raptors’ season-opening win against the Pacers. “I’m definitely happy about it. This is a business. You can’t just base..." November 01

  • Terrence Ross Still Discussing Extension With Raptors

    Real GM Basketball "Terrence Ross and the Toronto Raptors continue to discuss a contract extension ahead of the Nov. 2nd deadline. Ross said he's hopeful of getting a deal done." October 31

  • Raptors come alive in second half to beat Celtics

    Toronto Sun "Not sure what Dwane Casey has cooked up for those halftime speeches but they’re having a profound effect. For the second game this season the Raptors sort of stumbled through a first half but came out in the third and looked like a complete team. The difference in the third has been..." October 31

  • Raptors 905 Acquire Rights to Canadian Center Sim Bhullar

    NBA.com "Raptors 905, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Toronto Raptors, announced Friday they have acquired the returning player rights to Canadian centre Sim Bhullar from the Reno Bighorns in exchange for the returning player rights to guard Ricky Ledo. Bhullar, 22, split the 2014-15 season..." October 31

  • NBA All-Star Game will reportedly feature Kia ads on jerseys

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has regularly talked up the supposed inevitability of official uniforms featuring advertisements, which would serve as another revenue stream for the league and continue the professional sports world's embrace of leveraging every available surface for financial gain...." October 30

  • Raptors finally set to embrace team offense and reach their potential

    Sporting News "The Toronto Raptors are more or less a lock for their third consecutive playoff berth. But early playoff exits were not what general manager Masai Ujiri had in mind when he took the job in 2013. Toronto needs to find a new kind of consistency this season, with a different roster built around..." October 29

  • Valanciunas sharp as Raptors top Pacers in opener

    Toronto Sun "It couldn’t have started out much worse. Fortunately it didn’t stay that way. It might have made for a rather sobering season opener if it did. A 16-point deficit, your prize free agent signing needing help walking off the floor after lying motionless after a hard fall in the first quarter,..." October 29

  • Raptors expected to have strong year for their brand but will the on-court product follow suit?

    National Post "This is going to be the best year ever for the Toronto Raptors. Well, it is going to be the best year ever for their brand, at least. This season is poised to be about everything that is happening around the club, and not necessarily on the floor. There are the new uniforms, which we have..." October 27

  • 2016 NBA free agency could dominate this season in an ugly way

    Sporting News "The 2015-16 NBA season is set to get underway. There will be 1,230 games played in the regular season, and another 80-90 games in the playoffs over the next eight months before we finally settle on another champion. And then the real fun begins. That’s because the next free agency period,..." October 27

  • DeRozan has blossomed into Raptors' veteran leader

    TSN "With each passing season it's harder and harder to picture DeMar DeRozan as a timid 19-year-old rookie, a self-proclaimed loner. Selected with the ninth-overall pick in 2009, following just one year at the University of Southern California, the Raptors guard was a (young) man of few words...." October 24

  • Silver does not expect NBA breaks for FIBA, says preseason will likely be reduced

    The Score "It is highly unlikely the NBA will employ international soccer-like breaks in its regular season in order to accommodate FIBA's new World Cup qualifiers, which will overlap with the NBA season beginning in 2017, commissioner Adam Silver stated Friday. Silver touched on the topic at a news..." October 24

  • Terrence Ross, Raptors Have 50-50 Odds Of Extension Before Deadline

    Real GM Basketball "Terrence Ross and the Toronto Raptors have until Nov. 2nd to agree upon a contract extension. Sources say the likelihood of an agreement is 50-50 as of now. The Raptors signed DeMarre Carroll in the offseason meaning Ross will come off the bench in a new role. " October 23