Raptors Rumors & News

  • 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

  • 5d
    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

  • 14d
    RaptorsMR @RaptorsMR

    Confirmed... DeMar DeRozan will start with James Johnson returning to the second unit tonight vs. Philly. #rtz #raptors

  • 14d
    Holly MacKenzie @stackmack

    Dwane Casey says DeMar DeRozan is a gametime decision. #rtz

  • Raptors' DeMar DeRozan will be back Wednesday or Friday

    Toronto Sun "Losers of five of six, dealing with the first real hint of adversity all season and showing some pretty obvious signs of fatigue throughout the lineup. That about sums up the Raptors these days. Head coach Dwane Casey uttered the words “We’re not playing good basketball right now” or..." January 14

  • Jennings leads Pistons to comeback victory over Raptors

    Detroit News "Memories of the Canadian flag and being taunted by Toronto Raptors fans at The Palace likely stuck in Brandon Jennings' head as he bodied up on Kyle Lowry while Lowry tried in vain to set himself up for a potential tying 3-pointer. The anger and determination was undeniably tattooed on..." January 13

  • 15d
    Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

    Casey expects DeRozan to be under an undetermined minute restriction when he does return (Wed or Fri). Medical staff will make that call

  • 16d
    Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

    No DeRozan tonight. Raptors are still hoping to have him back this week but dont have a specific timetable. James Johnson gets another start

  • 21d
    Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

    DeRozan says he wont play tomorrow vs Charlotte, wants to get a couple more practices in before he comes back. Could return Sat or next week

  • Raptors coach will 'physically fight' coaches if Kyle Lowry isn't an All-Star

    SB Nation "Kyle Lowry was widely known as the biggest All-Star snub last year. In the 11 months since, he's taken his game to yet another level and kept the Raptors near the top of the league even with fellow backcourt star DeMar DeRozan injured. And yet, he's fourth in the East among guards in All-Star..." January 06

  • Suns Beat Raptors 125-109

    Bright Side Of The Sun "The Suns took advantage of a tired Toronto Raptors team who was looking to get back home after a six-game road trip...Here's how it happened. Archie with the rock in the open court is as cool as the other side of the pillow. RIP Stuart Scott The Phoenix Suns begin the game with a moment..." January 05

  • 25d
    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan slated to return next Thursday vs Hornets after missing last 17 games with a left thigh injury,source told Yahoo

  • Raptors’ DeRozan returns to practice, progressing well

    Sportsnet.ca "It seems DeMar DeRozan’s return to the Toronto Raptors lineup isn’t too far away. The 25-year-old took part in his first full practice on Thursday since injuring his groin on Nov. 28 and appeared to be progressing well." January 02

  • 27d
    Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

    RT @ekoreen DeMar DeRozan went through his first full practice today since his injury. Likely to return at some point on upcoming home stand

  • Portland Overcomes Toronto in Overtime, 102-97

    Blazer's Edge "One quarter put the Trail Blazers in a bad spot. One quarter got them back into it. An extra one gave Portland a huge win. LaMarcus Aldridge had 23 points and 13 rebounds, Damian Lillard had 26 points and 9 assists, and the Portland Trail Blazers overcame an awful second quarter to rally past..." December 31

  • Raptors Strike Gold in Denver, Defeat Nuggets 116-102

    Raptors HQ "The dreaded Western Conference road trip continues to provide good fortune as the Raptors roll into the Pepsi Center and leave with their 24th win on the season. O Canada, we stand on guard Lowry. Kyle Lowry hovered around triple-double territory with 30 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds..." December 29

  • Raptors open trip with a 110-98 win over Clippers

    Toronto Sun "At the beginning of the toughest stretch of the Raptors schedule to date, the Raptors made an emphatic statement. That early success, regardless of where it happened and against whom it occurred, was no fluke. The Clippers are as good a team as there is in the West and playing at home they..." December 27

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    RaptorsMR @RaptorsMR

    Landry Fields out today at LAC. Had acute gastritis yesterday and did not pass concussion testing today. #raptors #rtz

  • Lowry on almost being a Knick last year: “Essentially, I was gone”

    Toronto Sun "It happens before every home game — the special meeting by the Raptors bench. Kyle Lowry and his three-year-old son, Karter, informing each other about their day. “I like to see him before a game,” said the Raptors star point guard. “It makes me whole. He doesn’t watch the game out there...." December 27

  • Rose, Bulls erupt in fourth quarter to take down Raptors

    CSN Chicago "The Bulls have had their optimal starting five and Taj Gibson available just four times this season. And they’re proving that when fully healthy, they’re still the favorites in the Eastern Conference. Such was the case Monday night, when the Bulls shook off an ugly first half and used yet..." December 23

  • Raptors roll to victory over lowly Knicks

    Toronto Sun "And now the tough sledding begins. The Raptors did what they needed to do through the easy early part of the schedule that was heavy with home games and now they’ve just completed six consecutive games against sub-.500 teams who all reside in the woeful Eastern Conference with a perfect 6-0..." December 22

  • 38d
    RaptorsMR @RaptorsMR

    Landry Fields did not pass concussion testing today and will not dress for this afternoon's game vs. NY. #Raptors #rtz

  • 38d
    Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

    James Johnson starts in place of Landry Fields (in place of Greivis Vasquez, in place of DeMar DeRozan)

  • Adam Silver on tanking: 'I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose'

    ESPN.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that the perception of tanking in the league is greater than the reality of it. "I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose," Silver said in an interview with ESPN's Andy Katz for "Outside the Lines." "No player is going out there to lose," Silver..." December 21

  • 39d
    RaptorsMR @RaptorsMR

    Landry Fields passed another series of concussion testing and participated in today's practice. #raptors #rtz.

  • Raptors get 'nasty' on Pistons

    Toronto Sun "The NBA is one, big chemistry experiment. Sure, talent matters, but if the elements can’t co-exist, the lab might blow up. Everything is in harmony in Toronto, and that’s why the team leads the East at 21-6, after Friday’s 110-100 victory over the Pistons. Few of the pieces fit in Detroit,..." December 20

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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