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RAPTORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Amir Johnson Says ‘See You Later’ To Toronto

Amir Johnson, one of the nicest guys to grace a Raptors locker room says, 'don't take this as good-bye ... see you later' to the Toronto fans.
Via Pro Bball Report
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Get Free Agent Center Bismack Biyombo

With a renewed focus on defense, the Toronto Raptors got one of their more obvious targets in free agency by landing unrestricted free agent defensive center Bismack Biyombo on a two-year, $6 million deal.
Via Pro Bball Report
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

What’s Next For The Toronto Raptors In Free Agency?

No one knows for sure what LaMarcus Aldridge is thinking these days, but counting on him for next season definitely requires a really practical backup plan and if Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri’s focus on obtaining tough two-way players continues, he may still have options he likes in free agency without winning the LA sweepstakes.
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

DeMarre Carroll joins the Toronto Raptors

I won’t lie…I didn’t see this one coming.  The Toronto Raptors signed SF DeMarre Carroll on the first day of free agency to a four year contract worth $60 million.  With so much emphasis being put on the Raptors need for a PF, SF became somewhat of an afterthought.  Carroll is a great 3-and-D player, and even though the Raptors likely overpaid, they’re getting a good,...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Ridnour on getting traded over and over: 'I just laughed about it'

Luke Ridnour has had a rough week, but at least he can laugh about it. The former Magic/Grizzlies/Hornets/Thunder and current Raptors guard has been traded not one, not two, not three, but four times this offseason. No one can help but laugh about the way he's been passed around. Apparently, that includes Ridnour. Here are some quotes, courtesy of Jeff Zilgitt of USA TODAY, via SB...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Enemy Chatter: Amir Johnson is a gangly forward who never takes nights off

We often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics. Here’s a look at some enemy chatter from Toronto. Although his numbers have never been eye catching, he has often been described as the heart of Toronto’s team. The gangly forward never takes nights off, works hard, and appears to be giving his all every time he steps onto...
Via Red's Army
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors, Mavs Still Each Contending For Wesley Matthews

The Toronto Raptors and Dallas Mavericks remain locked into a battle for Wesley Matthews in free agency. The Raptors signed DeMarre Carroll at the start of free agency, but they remain interested in Matthews as well. Matthews is recovering from a torn Achilles.
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors signing Carroll is shrewdest move of free agency

DeMarre Carroll made the announcement on social media Wednesday that he is heading to Toronto to play for head coach Dwane Casey and the Raptors. #WeThe North I will be playing for Toronto Raptors next year!!!! I'm Blessed for this Opportunity!… https://t.co/pBK6NvRVcE — DeMarre Carroll (@DeMarreCarroll1) July 1, 2015 #WeTheNorth I will be playing for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: DeMarre Carroll Signing Grade

(May 19, 2015 – Source: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… DeMarre Carroll’s exceptional year earned him a massive payday, courtesy of the Toronto Raptors. The former Hawks forward will be moving north to join the Raptors on a massive 4 year, $60 million contract, locking him up as their starting small forward for the foreseeable...
Via HoopStuff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs Looking To Make Trade For Raptors’ Demar DeRozan?

Toronto, who signed DeMarre Carroll to a $60 million dollar deal during the start of free agency, is reportedly looking to ship Demar DeRozan, a 2014 All Star selection, to another team. Even with Cleveland bringing back Tristan Thompson and also Kevin Love to large contract, Cleveland may be an option for Demar DeRozan according to Sam Amico. #Cavs have made significant progress...
Via Diehardsport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Amir Johnson agrees to two-year deal with Celtics

Toronto Raptors free agent forward Amir Johnson agreed to a two-year deal with the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. Free agent forward Amir Johnson has agreed to a deal with the Boston Celtics, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015 Amir Johnson’s agreement with Boston will pay him $24 million over two years, league sources tell Yahoo...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarre Carroll Agrees to Deal with the Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors were looking to make a splash in free agency this offseason, and they were able to do just that. According to DeMarre Carroll on Twitter, he has agreed to sign with the Raptors. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports has reported that the deal is worth $60 million over the next four seasons. #WeThe North I will be playing for Toronto Raptors next year!!!! I’m...
Via Hoops-Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: DeMar DeRozan is seeking a monstrous max deal

DeMar DeRozan has been one of the most important Raptors during the team's rise, so it makes sense that he wants to be paid like one too. According to Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun, DeRozan's camp is going to make a push for a massive contract extension."Whispers continue to circulate that DeMar DeRozan’s camp will be after the new mid-max (a whopping $25.3 million) a year from...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge Will Meet with Toronto Raptors

Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)LaMarcus Aldridge is one of the biggest names on the free agent market this offseason, and there are quite a few teams that will be battling against each other in order to sign him. According to a report from Shams Charania, the Toronto Raptors will be given a meeting with Aldridge when free agency opens up. LaMarcus Aldridge plans to give the...
Via Hoops-Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Wright in, Vasquez out

Draft night is behind us now, and the Toronto Raptors walked out spinning their wheels in a way.  It’s not necessarily a bad thing, as they added a player who could prove to be a very valuable commodity, but they traded a player and drafted his replacement in return, not really benefitting them for the immediate future. Delon Wright The Raptors selected Utah guard Delon Wright...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Is this the name of the Raptors new D-League team?

The Toronto Raptors are set to make an announcement about their new D-League team Monday, but thanks to some sleuthing from SportsLogos.net, we may already know the name of the team. According to the article, the author came across several NBA domains registered as several variations of Raptrs905. The author then found out that Twitter and Instagram handles of Raptors905 had already...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Trade: Raptors Send Greivis Vasquez To Bucks For Two Draft Picks

The first trade of the night involved the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors, with guard Greivis Vasquez being the focal point of the deal. 
Via CLNS Radio
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raptors actively exploring trades for Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, and Jonas Valanciunas

There has been a lot of movement this off-season in the NBA than I can remember in a long time. There are so many teams looking to make moves to improve their teams or to simply looking to clear some cap space. One team who is starting to consider their options is the Toronto Raptors. It has been very clear that the Raptors have peaked with the team that they have now and it seems...
Via No Guts, No Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Look For Forward/Center Athleticism in NBA Draft In Brooklyn

The Toronto Raptors had a successful 2014-15 season when taking a look at the history of the organization. They won back-to-back Atlantic Division regular season titles for the first time in franchise history, and also set the franchise mark for wins in a season with 49. But the Raptors were unceremoniously swept in the first round of the NBA playoffs and for those who watched, calling...
Via Hoops Heads North
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Trade DeMar DeRozan?

As I’ve stated before, the Toronto Raptors are in a bad spot.  After a disappointing postseason performance, the Raptors need to decide what direction they want to go in.  In order to gain success in today’s NBA, teams have to bottom out in order to rise to the top, or else they get stuck in treadmill mode, much like the Bulls and Grizzlies have been stuck in as of recent....
Via isportsweb.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Rose responds to Webber: He ‘is delusional and still in denial’

Jalen Rose heard all about Chris Webber’s passive-aggressive shots at him over the “Fab Five” documentary and responded Wednesday. Earlier in the day, Webber, now an analyst for Turner Sports, joined “The Dan Patrick Show” and said he “wasn’t too thrilled” with the film, which was put together largely by Rose and the other three...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry isn't exactly endorsing coach Dwayne Casey

The Toronto Raptors are trying to recover from a stunningly swift exit from the playoffs, and point guard Kyle Lowry voiced some frustrations at his exit interview with the media Monday. The Raptors won the Atlantic Division with a 49-33 record during the regular season and were seeded fourth in the Eastern Conference. Still, they...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Lou Williams gets his due

It feels like he should be an old man by now. After all, Lou Williams, named the 2014-15 NBA Sixth Man of the Year yesterday, has been lacing up his..... The post Sweet Lou Gets His Due appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Lou Williams named NBA's Sixth Man of the Year

The NBA announced Monday afternoon that Toronto Raptors guard Lou Williams has been named the 2015 Sixth Man of the Year. The @Raptors' @TeamLou23 named 2015 @Kia Sixth Man of the Year! #KiaSixth pic.twitter.com/B1lsDEh52a — NBA (@NBA) April 20, 2015   Williams, who the Atlanta Hawks traded to the Toronto Raptors last summer alongside Lucas Nogueria in exchange for John...
Via Sportsnaut
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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