RAPTORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Raptors Undrafted Rookie Fred VanVleet Talks About His Role

That Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri was impressed with the undrafted Wichita State senior Fred VanVleet was kind of obvious going back to Summer League, but signing him to a team-friendly two-year deal and then keeping him on their NBA roster past training camp, that came as a surprise. Just what kind of role could he have as the fourth string point guard on a team that...
Via Pro Bball Report
2 hours ago

Raptors Mailbag: Fighting for playoff seeding, Wrestlemania glory, and truth in Riverdale

Normally, we wait until there are multiple off-days to drop an #RRMailbag. But the Raptors don’t have that luxury for a while – shout out to the lovely Game, Off, Game, Off pattern – and questions have been coming in regardless, so I thought we’d fire one up here on this random Thursday. You can find all of the previous editions of the mailbag here, if, for whatever reason...
Via Raptors Republic
3 hours ago

Hornets heat up late, snap Raptors’ winning streak

Raptors 106, Hornets 110 | Box Score | Quick Reaction | Reaction Podcast The Toronto Raptors were not going to go undefeated for the remainder of the season. At least not without a quick return from Kyle Lowry. They’ve been playing much better defensively, but when a few cracks showed on Monday, it was a reminder that the Raptors are still in a position of needing to play low...
Via Raptors Republic
6 hours ago

Making different decisions at different times makes sense for the Raptors

Via Doug Smith's Blog
7 hours ago

WATCH: Raptors Post-Game: Cory Joseph - March 29, 2017

Cory Joseph addresses the media following Toronto's 110-106 home loss against Charlotte on Wednesday night.
Via YouTube
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hornets swarm Raptors in fourth quarter

Charlotte scores 44 in final frame, wins by four.
Via Toronto Star
17 hours ago

WATCH: Raptors Highlights: DeRozan Finds Valanciunas - March 29, 2017

DeMar DeRozan drives inside and makes the no-look dish to Jonas Valanciunas who flushes it down.
Via YouTube
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Quick Reaction: Raptors 106, Hornets 110

Comment away, player grades coming soon! Quick Reaction: Raptors 106, Hornets 110 originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog.
Via Raptors Republic
17 hours ago

Coaching gig seems to suit Raptors’ Kyle Lowry

Point guard still contributing from the bench as his rehab continues.
Via Toronto Star
21 hours ago

Box Score 3/29: Free hats (Caps fans only)

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while taking up sculpting on the side.A happy birthday today to Walt Frazier, Earl Campbell, Jennifer Capriati and Maxim Lapierre. On this date in 1989 Sergei Priakin became the first Soviet player allowed to play in the NHL...
Via Yardbarker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Master P thinks the Pelicans should hire him

Hip-hop artist Master P attempted to make it in the NBA as a player back when he was one of the most recognizable figures in the music industry in the late 1990s.Unfortunately for Percy Miller (aka Master P) he was cut by the then-Charlotte Hornets and Toronto Raptors during the preseason in consecutive years.Now well past his playing prime, Miller is apparently looking to make a...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka says he wanted to play more center in Orlando

The Orlando Magic’s frontcourt experiment seemed doomed to fail from the very beginning, and Serge Ibaka has his theory as to why it did.In an interview with Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel that ran on Monday, Ibaka said that he wanted to play as a small-ball center more often and even spoke with head coach Frank Vogel about the possibility of doing so.“At some point, I...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Lopez has funny quote about his suspension

Let’s dispel once and for all with this fiction that Robin Lopez didn’t know what he was doing because he knew exactly what he was doing.On Friday, the Chicago Bulls center dropped this funny line when asked about his suspension for a fight with Raptors big man Serge Ibaka in Tuesday’s loss to Toronto, per Vincent Goodwill of CSN Chicago. Well that’s certainly a far cry from...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Punches thrown during Raptors-Bulls game

The Toronto Raptors are battling for playoff seeding. The Chicago Bulls are battling for their playoff lives. These two teams came together Tuesday in Canada for an important late-season game, and the contest morphed from a battle for playoff positioning to one with fisticuffs. Yes, that’s a pretty impressive melee right there.It took place with Toronto up double-digits in the...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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