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Toronto Raptors: What Should Be Their Starting Five?

Toronto Raptors: What Should Be Their Starting Five? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Toronto Raptors just had arguably their best season, have resigned each of their core free agents and are ready to become an even better team. They have drafted the majority of their core and are still very young, so they have the talent to be one of the best teams in the...
Via HoopStuff
57 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Raptors, Wizards: The Only Sure Things In The NBA East

The Eastern Conference is wide open heading into 2014-2015 and a quick start could determine who steals the top spots in each of the Divisions. With only a couple of shoes left to drop, the only teams will any level of certainty are the Raptors and the Wizards as the rest of the pretenders in the Conference have undergone so many changes, even they don’t really know what they have.
Via Pro Bball Report
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Banged up Raptors fail to qualify in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. – The Glendale Raptors 7s hopes to qualify for Men’s 7s Nationals fell short over the weekend with the team winning just one game out of four at the Omaha 7s qualifying tournament. NEWS: Raptors primed for final qualifier in Omaha The Raptors opened up pool play with against the Kansas City Blues. The Blues took a 19-0 lead into halftime in that game, but Glendale...
Via Mile High Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan leaps Kyle Lowry in a single bound

[h/t William Lou of Raptors Republic]
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pro Bball Report Week in Review 07/27/14

On Pro Bball Report last week: Lucas Nogueira buyout, Veteran scorer Lou Williams, Best Raptors team ever, Steve Nash having fun, Cory Joseph as leader, Big names missing from Team Canada, Platooning Canadian players, Pro jobs in Europe, Canada vs. Slovenia, Ukraine and Georgia, Raptors training camp, the NBA schedule delayed and more.
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

DeMar Derozan Jumps Over Kyle Lowry For Dunk (Video)

DeMar Derozan is one of the best dunkers on the planets and this leap over his Raptors teammate should cement his legacy. Derozan and Kyle Lowry are part of a contingent of NBA players currently on an unsanctioned tour of the Philippines this summer.  Despite the fact that they could be fined, the players are having fun.  During a dunking exhibition, Derozan used Lowry as a prop...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch DeMar Derozan Jump Over Kyle Lowry During Slam Dunk Exhibition

DeMar Derozan and Kyle Lowry are part of a contingent of NBA players currently on an unsanctioned tour of the Philippines this summer. A few days ago, during an exhibition at Araneta Coliseum in Lungsod Quezon, the Toronto Raptors teammates paired up for an alley-oop, which featured Derozan (one of the NBA’s best dunkers) leaping over Lowry. Don’t feel bad for Lowry, though,...
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: DeRozan jumps over Kyle Lowry on dunk

In case you didn’t know, Toronto Raptors stars Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan made a trip to the Philippines last week and during that trip, DeRozan participated in a slam dunk contest during an exhibition game. For one of his slam dunks at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, he decided to show off his aerial ability by leaping over teammate, Kyle Lowry. Check out the below...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Amir Johnson hits friend with exercise ball in Instagram video

Thanks to the fun/crazy social networking world that we live in today, we can see our favorite NBA players doing some pretty funny stuff. Yesterday, Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson decided to post the below Instagram video which shows a slow-motion workout in progress. Watch as Amir takes the exercise ball that he’s working out on and tosses it in the direction of a friend...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Buyout Of Lucas Nogueira From Estudiantes Is Close

The Toronto Raptors are closing in on completing the buyout of center Lucas Nogueira from Asefa Estudiantes much to the disappointment of several top Eurloeague teams that had hoped to acquire the ACB top defensive player from last season.
Via Pro Bball Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors primed for final qualifier in Omaha

GLENDALE, Colo. — The Glendale Raptors 7’s are looking to wrap up their qualification campaign for Men’s Club 7’s Nationals this weekend as they prepare for the third and final qualification tournament in Omaha, Neb. this weekend. In the Raptors’ previous two qualifiers, Glendale finished a respectable second after losses in both tournament finals at the Denver and Heartland...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors To Release Dwight Buycks

The Toronto Raptors have decided to release point guard Dwight Buycks within the next two days, before his contract guarantee date on Monday, league sources told RealGM. Buycks averaged 19.7 points and 4.3 assists in the Las Vegas Summer League, ranking sixth in scoring and seventh in assists. The Raptors grew fond of Buycks’ play a season ago and received trade interest from other...
Via RealGM
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: James Johnson Signing Grade

Toronto Raptors: James Johnson Signing Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Contract: 2 Seasons, 5 Million Wow, James Johnson was the 16th pick in his draft and will be on his 5th team in 6 seasons, as he is returning to the Raptors who he played with for half of his 2nd season and his 3rd. Regardless, he is a Raptor again and is coming off of an excellent season...
Via HoopStuff
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Raptors’ signings of Vasquez and Johnson

The days of the Toronto Raptors scrounging for players to sign during free agency are finally over!It was another busy day for the Raptors front office, or should I say busy night. The Raptors and free agent back-up point guard Greivis Vasquez came to terms on a two-year, $13 million contract late last night. A lot of people were hoping that Vasquez would sign for less money than...
Via TopSportsReport
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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