RAPTORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

WATCH: 2016-17 Raptors Dance Pak Auditions Recap

We have our squad! Go behind the scenes as next season's Dance Pak is chosen.
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Norman Powell Style Combines Dwyane Wade And Tony Allen

A throw in from the 2015 draft day trade with the Bucks for salary cap space and the Clippers Lottery protected 2017 first round draft pick, Toronto Raptors 6'4 guard Norman Powell is striving to combine the strengths of Dwyane Wade, Russell Westbrook, Jimmy Butler and Tony Allen.
Via Pro Bball Report
10 hours ago

Jakob Poeltl and Delon Wright discuss their bond, first formed at Utah

The two players have formed an interesting bond based off their previous college experiences. Jakob Poeltl and Delon Wright have a special connection in the sense that played together in college (Utah) for once year. After both shining in Vegas Summer League, the players talked about how they might have a slight leg up as they already know each other's games. Utah head coach Larry...
Via Raptors HQ
11 hours ago

Report: Raptors sign Jarrod Uthoff to partially guaranteed 2-year deal

The Toronto Raptors have signed undrafted forward Jarrod Uthoff to a partially guaranteed two-year deal, according to a report from Shams Charania of The Vertical. More to come. Follow @raptorsrepublicFollow @BlakeMurphyODCReport: Raptors sign Jarrod Uthoff to partially guaranteed 2-year deal originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog.
Via Raptors Republic
1 day ago

Morning Coffee – Thu, Jul 21

Cap Sheet Update: DeRozan specifics, VanVleet guarantee, and a 2017 look-ahead | Raptors Republic Reports varied on the exact numbers of DeMar DeRozan’s new five-year deal, ranging from $137.5M (Michael Grange of Sportsnet and Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star) to $139M (some U.S. outlets) to $145M (most U.S. outlets). The assumption I was working on was that $137.5M was the base...
Via Raptors Republic
1 day ago

WATCH: Raptors Summer League: Utes - July 20, 2016

The Raptors Utah Utes connection at Las Vegas Summer League.
Via YouTube
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Raptors Summer League: Viva Las Vegas - July 20, 2016

NBA TV Canada's Akil Augustine has some Vegas fun with the Raptors Summer League squad.
Via YouTube
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors teammates DeRozan and Lowry sure look good in their Team USA jerseys

Dang guys! Swag. DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry are looking to lead Team USA to basketball gold in Rio. Before practice yesterday, a camera man caught them looking particularly fierce. @raptors and #USABMNT teammates @DeMar_DeRozan & @Klow7 before practice! #Unite pic.twitter.com/d4N8LcL30m — USA Basketball (@usabasketball) July 19, 2016 Dang fellas! Save some...
Via Raptors HQ
2 days ago

Raptors knocked out of Summer League playoffs on controversial call

The Toronto Raptors were the No. 1 seed heading into the NBA Summer League Tournament, but the Timberwovles knocked the Raptors out in the quarterfinals after Tyus Jones drew a foul as the final buzzer sounded with the game tied at 79. Jones, the former Duke star, was in the corner with time running and pump faked Yanick Moreira, who went soaring by. Jones was unable to get a shot...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Casey knew DeRozan had something special since day 1

Dwane Casey tells Jeff Blair that he could see something inside of DeMar DeRozan immediately, but just didn't know how long it would take him to become an all-star and Olympian.
Via SportsNetCanada
7 days ago  |  Discuss

All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan re-signs with Raptors

TORONTO (AP) DeMar DeRozan knew he was never going to leave Toronto, his home away from home. The All-Star shooting guard re-signed with the Raptors, agreeing to a reported $139 million, five-year deal Thursday without really testing the free-agent market. ''I am Toronto,'' DeRozan said. ''Outside of where I'm from, I represent this city harder than anybody. I've got so many...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sullinger: Toronto was a no-brainer for me

Newest Raptors Jared Sullinger explains to the Toronto media what went into his ‘no-brainer’ decision to sign with the Raptors.
Via SportsNetCanada
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Siakam feels special to put his family back on the map

Raptors 27th overall pick Pascal Siakam feels special to be living out his dream and that of his late father, and hopes to be an example for other young African kids chasing their NBA dreams.
Via SportsNetCanada
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jared Sullinger agrees to one-year deal with Raptors

Jared Sullinger announced on Twitter Monday that he is joining the Toronto Raptors. Marc Stein of ESPN reports it’s a one-year deal believed to be in the $6 million range. WE THE NORTH #0 — Jared Sullinger (@Jared_Sully0) July 11, 2016 After signing Al Horford to a contract last week, the Boston Celtics rescinded their qualifying offer and renounced their rights to Sullinger...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jared Sullinger to sign with Raptors

Former Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger has a new team. The ex-Ohio State star, who was non-tendered by the Celts over the weekend, will sign with the Toronto Raptors, he announced on Twitter. WE THE NORTH #0 — Jared Sullinger (@Jared_Sully0) July 11, 2016 According to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Sullinger’s deal is a one-year contract. Free agent Jared...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Biyombo agrees to four-year deal with Magic

Let all of the fingers wag in unison in the Orlando metropolitan area. According to a report by Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press on Saturday, the Orlando Magic have agreed to terms on a four-year deal with former Raptors center Bismack Biyombo. AP Source: The Orlando Magic have agreed to terms on a 4-year deal with Bismack Biyombo. — Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading The Deal: DeMar DeRozan Stays With Toronto On $139M Deal

DeMar DeRozan is coming off a four-year, $40 million extension signed in 2012 in which he outperformed tremendously and has agreed upon a five-year, $139 million deal with the Toronto Raptors. DeRozan's full max with the Raptors was approximately $152 million so he gave some level of a discount to the Raptors while getting the extra guaranteed year. DeRozan had a career peak in...
Via RealGM - NBA
21 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan gets 5-year, $139 million deal

DeMar DeRozan made it clear from the start that the only place he wanted to be was Toronto. He gets to stay in Toronto, now on a five-year, $139 million deal. DeRozan and the Raptors agreed to the deal in the first hours of free agency, according to reports. The deal can be signed on July 7. DeRozan was a first-round pick by the Raptors in 2009 and has played his entire career...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: DeMar DeRozan signs massive deal with the Raptors

There didn’t seem to be much of a chance that All-Star DeMar DeRozan would leave the Toronto Raptors in free agency. The team reportedly eliminated that slim possibility during the early hours of free agency Friday morning, signing the star shooting guard to a huge five-year contract worth more than $139 million. DeMar DeRozan has agreed to a five-year, $139 million-plus deal...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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