Kyle Lowry is a Philadelphia native who spent his college years at Villanova, so playing for the Philadelphia 76ers is a natural fit. Philadelphia is an interesting destination because of its uncertainty. The 76ers have a 75-253 record over the past four seasons, and have not been shy about their tanking philosophy. However, now that they have young talent, free agents will have...
The New York Knicks may still have interest in trading for Ricky Rubio.The Knicks reportedly were in trade talks with the Minnesota Timberwolves about Rubio prior to the deadline. The Timberwolves reportedly backed away from a trade that would have swapped Derrick Rose for Rubio.ESPN’s Ian Begley says some with the Knicks wanted the team to revisit a potential trade for Rubio in...
East York’s Justin Jackson makes Raptors last stop before deciding whether to leave Maryland and enter NBA draft. It’s a tough call.
Via Toronto Star
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Former Raptor general manager’s roots with Masai Ujiri run deep. Jeff Weltman got right to work as Orlando’s new president, hiring GM Tuesday.
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Dan Tolzman shares his thoughts after Tuesday's pre-draft workouts.
Masai Ujiri speaks with the media regarding his relationship with Jeff Weltman and what is next for the club moving forward.
Justin Jackson meets with members of the media following his workout with the Raptors on Tuesday.
Take a look back at DeRozan’s recent rise to super-stardom, and the best season in his career. September 15, 2016. The day Sports Illustrated released their annual list of the NBA’s top 100 players. Not so coincidentally, this day was also significant for one DeMar DeRozan. DeMar — coming off a career season and a conference finals appearance — was not particularly content...
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The Toronto Raptors held their latest set of 2017 pre-draft workouts with media availability on Tuesday, with a group that included three players with Canadian passports. As a reminder, the organization has never drafted a Canadian, and only two have even suited up for the team. For at least one day, it had some benefit to the players involved. “That always helps because guys...
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And the Canadian content is at an all-time high. Today’s the last announced date of pre-draft workouts for the Raptors. They’ve got six more players in Toronto at the BioSteel Centre this morning. Owing, I assume, to CanCon regulations, three of said players are Canadian. That’s 50 percent! Here’s the list of who’s in town this morning: Isaiah Briscoe, Guard, 6-1, Kentucky...
Via Raptors HQ
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General manager Jeff Weltman becomes president with Eastern rival Orlando one month before NBA draft.
Via Toronto Star
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The Orlando Magic have made a decision about the future of their front office.According to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Magic have hired Raptors GM Jeff Weltman and will make him their new president of basketball operations. Weltman served as an assistant GM for the Milwaukee Bucks before being hired by the Raptors as vice president of basketball operations. He was promoted...
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...
While the Golden State Warriors were well represented on the All-NBA teams, it’s possible that at least one man was snubbed. Draymond Green, who was voted All-NBA third team, was not happy about the complete omission of Klay Thompson.“I think it’s bulls***,” Green said, per ESPN’s Chris Haynes in an unedited tweet.Thompson did receive 14 votes, but that fell short of earning...
Following Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics, LeBron James said something crazy.James absolutely owned this game — a blowout 117-104 win in which the final score doesn’t begin to represent the wide gap between these two teams. He finished with 38 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and two steals.Along the way, he embarrassed...
Don’t you hate when something is overhyped and it fails to live up to its billing? We often see this in sports, and in fact, we are experiencing it during the Western Conference Finals.When the Western semifinals ended, it appeared that the basketball gods blessed fans with the makings of an epic series in a marquee matchup between the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs...
The Toronto Raptors may end up losing one of their two All-Stars when free agency gets going this upcoming summer. As has been rumored since Toronto was swept out of the NBA playoffs by the Cleveland Cavaliers last weekend, point guard Kyle Lowry has officially opted out of his contract. Considering Lowry was set to make $18 million next season, this shouldn’t come as too much...
The Philadelphia 76ers sound like they’re aiming high in free agency this summer, and they might just find an interested party.According to Keith Pompey of Philly.com, point guard Kyle Lowry has interest in playing for the Sixers. A native of North Philly, Lowry is close with Sixers president Bryan Colangelo, who acquired him with the Houston Rockets.The interest is reportedly...
The Toronto Raptors were unceremoniously booted from the second round of the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs by the Cleveland Cavaliers. The 4-0 sweep was the most recent playoff defeat for the current core of Canada’s lone squad — carrying the banner of #WeTheNorth rather softly from 2013-14 through this past season. In year one, they fell to an aging Nets team in the first...
P.J. Tucker talks about how far the Toronto franchise has come since he was originally drafted by them, and the possibility of signing back with the Raptors as a free agent.
The Toronto Raptors might be headed toward an interesting rebuild if star point guard Kyle Lowry decides to leave this summer. Lowry, 31, is a free agent and just suffered another embarrassing loss in the Eastern Conference playoffs, his Raptors going down in a sweep at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The lack of success in Toronto has Lowry thinking about the Western Conference...
Toronto Raptors' Serge Ibaka talks about how LeBron James is the motor of the Cavaliers, and how his future with the Raps is not up to him at the moment.
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