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DeMar DeRozan Q&A: Raptors Star Wants Kobe To Become The Next Great Legacy Brand

Via FOX Sports
7 hours ago

Report: Wolves targeting Kyle Lowry, Jrue Holiday, other point guards in free agency

After triggering an earthquake with Thursday’s blockbuster trade for Jimmy Butler, the Minnesota Timberwolves may be coming back for an aftershock.Mitch Lawrence of Sporting News reports on Friday that the Wolves think they can upgrade at the point guard position in free agency and are targeting the likes of Kyle Lowry, Jrue Holiday, George Hill, and Jeff Teague. The Wolves may...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Here’s OG Anunoby’s official introduction to the Toronto Raptors

The Raptors’ newest rookie is in Toronto today to say hello to the city (and the media). We’ve covered this every which way we could by now, so I’ll just get out of the way with this one. Here’s OG Anunoby’s first official media address as a member of the Toronto Raptors. Welcome to Toronto, OG.
Via Raptors HQ
2 days ago

Video: OG Anunoby meets the media in Toronto

Former Indiana forward OG Anunoby, the 23rd pick by the Toronto Raptors in Thursday’s NBA draft, was officially introduced to the media on Friday afternoon. Here’s Anunoby’s full Q & A with the Raptors media:
Via Inside the Hall
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Anunoby: I can make DeRozan better

New Raptor forward OG Anunoby shares his thoughts on the city of Toronto and who he's looking forward to playing with on the Raptors.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raptors sign Kennedy Meeks to partially guaranteed deal

Toronto takes a chance on the UNC big man who finished his collegiate career a champion. While Adrian Wojnarowski was surely getting some extra needed rest this morning, the Robin to his Batman, Shams Charania, gave us some more Toronto Raptors news: You would have to guess the deal would include a summer league and training camp invite for the UDFA, as well as the possibility of...
Via Raptors HQ
2 days ago

Report: Raptors agree to deal with Kennedy Meeks

The Toronto Raptors have agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with undrafted free agent Kennedy Meeks, according to a report from Shams Charania of The Vertical. More to come. Report: Raptors agree to deal with Kennedy Meeks originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog.
Via Raptors Republic
2 days ago

To get worked up over the Raptors draft -- either way -- is to miss the bigger point

Via Doug Smith's Blog
2 days ago

VIDEO: Dwane Casey and Masai Ujiri discuss Anunoby selection

The Toronto Raptors used the No. 23 overall pick on OG Anunoby on Thursday. You can read about him here, and catch up with some video here. Head coach Dwane Casey was at the BioSteel Centre to discuss the pick: So, too, was president Masai Ujiri: VIDEO: Dwane Casey and Masai Ujiri discuss Anunoby selection originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog.
Via Raptors Republic
2 days ago

WATCH: 2017 NBA Draft: Masai Ujiri - June 22, 2017

Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri addresses the media following the completion of the 2017 NBA Draft.
Via YouTube
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 2017 NBA Draft: Dwane Casey - June 22, 2017

Head coach Dwane Casey addresses the media regarding Toronto's 23rd overall draft pick OG Anunoby.
Via YouTube
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 NBA Draft: Raptors select OG Anunoby 23rd overall

Former Indiana Hoosier OG Anunoby will be bringing his incredible size and athleticism to the NBA in the near future. With the 23rd pick in the draft, the Toronto Raptors selected former Indiana forward OG Anunoby. The 6’7” 232 pound athlete follows a similar pattern to most taken in this draft, as Anunoby was taken as high as he was mostly based upon potential. Anunoby is...
Via Crimson Quarry
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Offseason Preview: Toronto Raptors

With the core of Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas, the Toronto Raptors have made the playoffs in each of the last four seasons. The Raptors took a slight step backwards last season, winning five fewer games and exiting in the second round, compared to a Conference Finals appearance in 2016. With four key rotation players facing free agency this summer, the Raptors...
Via RealGM - NBA
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets trying to clear cap space for top free agents

The Houston Rockets rewarded Daryl Morey with a four-year contract extension on Wednesday, and the general manager’s first order of business will reportedly be trying to clear cap space to pursue the best free agents on the market.According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Rockets have made Ryan Anderson, Lou Williams and Patrick Beverley all available on the trade market. The goal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ujiri takes playful jab at Ibaka's shooting issues early in his career

Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri talks about the evolution of Serge Ibaka's ability to shoot a three, and the tough choices that need to be made during an NBA Draft.
Via SportsNetCanada
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair arrested on weapons, weed charges in Brooklyn

Former NBA lottery pick Sebastian Telfair was arrested on Sunday in Brooklyn for possessing various weapons, ammunition, and marijuana. Pix 11 reports that police noticed Telfair parking his truck in an illegal spot with 18-year-old Jami Thomas, and Telfair started driving away without turning his headlights on. NYPD then stopped Telfair, and found three loaded firearms, one semi...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Hall of Famer blasts Kyle Lowry for not passing to Jonas Valanciunas enough

Rule No. 1: don’t mess with Lithuania.In a recent interview, Hall of Fame Lithuanian guard Sarunas Marciulionis, who played for seven seasons in the NBA from 1989 to 1997, ripped Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry for not passing the ball enough to teammate Jonas Valanciunas, one of Marciulionis’ countrymen.“They ask from him too much,” Marciulionis said of Valanciunas, per...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rewind: Vince Carter's graduation day celebration that wasn't

Welcome to The Rewind, where we dig through tapes, YouTube videos and streaming services and revisit some of the most interesting games in history. There is something special about revisiting a favorite movie, a favorite show no longer on the air, or even just pulling out an album and giving it a spin the whole way through for the first time in a long while. Inevitably you pick...
Via Yardbarker
May 26, 2017  |  Discuss

The Toronto Raptors' Bleak Road Ahead

LeBron James, the official collector of souls in the NBA, recently took the Toronto Raptors’ collective soul, and this time it’s especially crushing considering the circumstances.  One year removed from a six-game loss in the Conference Finals, Toronto made changes solely on the basis of trying to win a series against the Cavs in the event that it happened again. They added...
Via The Sports Quotient
May 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka re-signing with Raptors is basically a done deal

Serge Ibaka was slated to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but the Toronto Raptors are trying to prevent the power forward from hitting the open market.Via Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders: Most in NBA circles believe that Ibaka made it clear to the Magic the only team he wanted to land with was Toronto, and it’s likely why other teams in the hunt for him passed...
Via The Sports Daily
May 19, 2017  |  Discuss
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