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Raptors all-star Kyle Lowry sidelined heading into crazy stretch in schedule.
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Masai Ujiri has done his bit. Now the pressure is on the Raptors to justify their talent.
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Toronto is feeling the post-All-Star blues in more ways than one.Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry was ruled for Friday’s game against the Boston Celtics due to a right wrist injury with head coach Dwane Casey saying that he will be re-evaluated next week, per Josh Lewenerg of TSN. Casey also revealed that Lowry hurt the wrist in Toronto’s final game before the All-Star break but...
Ibaka, Tucker add to expectations.
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DeMar DeRozan meets with reporters following Friday's shootaround.
Dwane Casey meets with the media ahead of tonight's game against the Celtics.
When the Toronto Raptors drafted Jonas Valanciunas fifth overall in 2011 then assistant general manager Maurizio Gherardini described him as, “Tyson Chandler with good feet.” He may as well painted him as a traditional big man, but in Valanciunas’ phone call to the media in Toronto, he described his game as being like the Raptors recently departed jump shooting power forward...
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The Toronto Raptors have added another veteran to gear up for the playoffs. Adrian Wojnarowski reports Toronto has acquired forward P.J. Tucker from Phoenix in exchange for center Jared Sullinger and two second-round picks. Dealing for Tucker is a no-brainer for general manager Masai Ujiri, especially at an inexpensive cost. The 31-year-old is an elite defender on the wing and can...
Did the Toronto Raptors make a trade deadline deal to get a player who will ultimately be tasked with agitating LeBron James? It sounds like the answer is yes.ESPN’s Marc Stein said Thursday that the Raptors’ addition of forward P.J. Tucker from Phoenix had to do with James, who may end up facing Toronto again in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Tucker is a tough, strong, defensive...
The Toronto Raptors have reportedly dealt Jared Sullinger and two future second-round picks to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for P.J. Tucker. Trading for Tucker is a smart move to upgrade Toronto’s bench. He’s averaging seven points and six rebounds per game, playing 28.5 minutes per contest. The 31-year-old small forward is also a free agent next year, so this could be a one...
With the NBA season officially past the halfway point, it's becoming more and more clear which teams are truly in the playoff hunt and which are on the verge of underachieving status. The Bulls and Knicks seems full of dysfunction while teams like the Blazers, Magic and Kings can't seem to get their bearings.Welcome back to the Yardbarker roundtable, where we take a look at some...
One of the NBA's recurring annual debates centers around the best backcourts in the league, whether we're talking present-day backcourts or all-time backcourts. It's always a fun endeavor, and there are myriad ways to settle the argument: rings, All-Star appearances, win-loss record, what have you.Welcome back to the Yardbarker roundtable, where we take a look at arguably the four...
Most All-Star experiences in sports are lackluster. Whether it is the way the weekend is set up or the lack of athlete enthusiasm, most of them stink. The NBA is the one exception to this rule.The three-point contest and the dunk competition are both fun, while at the same time showing off the player’s skills. Each year, they try to add something different to make it exciting.With...
The Orlando Magic seem to be doing everything possible to revamp what has become a struggling roster. The team moved Serge Ibaka to the Toronto Raptors earlier this month and has been engaged in trade talks surrounding Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson.It makes sense that Orlando would want to blow this whole thing up. It heads into the All-Star Break with the second-worst record...
It really shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that the Orlando Magic traded Serge Ibaka for pennies on the dollar. He simply didn’t fit in with the team after being acquired from the Oklahoma City Thunder during the summer.Now comes this report suggesting that certain unnamed Magic players are happy to see Ibaka now playing up north with the Toronto Raptors. Coming from...
When people think of Vince Carter's time with the Toronto Raptors, they think of his legendary performance at the 2000 Slam Dunk Contest or his 50-point outburst in Game 3 of the 2001 Eastern Conference Semifinals against Allen Iverson and the 76ers. Maybe they think of his infamous graduation day that started in North Carolina and ended with him missing a potential game-winning...
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