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20 Reasons to Watch The Toronto Raptors 20th Season

The Toronto Raptors are back and expectations are high. Here’s twenty good reasons to watch the Raptors as they play in their 20th NBA season. Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Drake, winning games and a lot more.
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Greg Stiemsma Survives Raptors Cuts On Saturday

The Toronto Raptors announced on Saturday that guard Will Cherry and forward Jordan Hamilton were released. This means center Greg Stiemsma has survived the cut heading towards the Raptors home opener on Wednesday against the Atlanta Hawks.
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Waive Will Cherry, Jordan Hamilton

The Toronto Raptors have waived Will Cherry and Jordan Hamilton. Cherry played in five contests, averaging 3.4 points, 1.6 assists and 13.9 minutes. Hamilton averaged 9.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 18.3 minutes in six outings.
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 NBA Preview: Toronto Raptors

Toronto set a franchise record in wins — one win better than what they had in the Vince Carter era and one win better than what they had in the Bosh era — and with steady, wise management from Ujiri the future is still bright. With the rewritten history books, Charlotte was given its Hornets history in the 90′s and New Orleans has its success with Chris Paul still. Toronto...
Via Analytics Game
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan Puts On Dunk Clinic In Montreal

Toronto Raptors all-star guard DeMar DeRozan put on a dunk show in Montreal at the expense of the Atlantic division rival New York Knicks. As the preseason officially draws to a close (finally), consider these some of the last meaningless cool dunks we’ll need to stomach before we get the real stuff (pun intended) next week. So thanks DD. The post DeMar DeRozan Puts On Dunk Clinic...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014/15 Toronto Raptors: Rising Sideways

(Kyle Lowry)   It’s that magical time of year in the NBA, when hope springs eternal and all teams think that the upcoming season will be their best ever. While some teams will surely be rising up, the same amount will be rising down, with the rest floating along treading water (rising sideways). Since we at The Hoops Manifesto are always 100% accurate with our predictions, we’ve...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

CelticsLife Atlantic Division Preview: The Toronto Raptors

2013/14 Record: 48-34Expected Starting Lineup & SummaryKyle LowryDeMar DerozanTerrence RossAhmir JohnsonJonas ValancuniasThe Toronto Raptors were quietly one of the league's better stories last season. A bunch of good guys (who couldn't wait to tell anyone who would listen how much fun basketball can be when Rudy Gay's not on your team) playing in front of a tremendous...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Can A Rejuvenated Jordan Hamilton Make The Raptors?

Jordan Hamilton was out of a job this summer, so he took a hard look at himself and decided he needed to do something about it. The Toronto Raptors invited him to training camp to compete for a spot on the roster and a rejuvenated Hamilton has looked pretty good in preseason games.
Via Pro Bball Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Increase Security After Ottawa Shootings

The Toronto Raptors will have extra security in place for Wednesday night’s preseason game after the Parliament Hill shootings in Ottawa. The team is encouraging fans to arrive early for the Raptors’ game against Maccabi Haifa so they have enough time to clear security at Air Canada Centre. A Canadian Forces soldier at the National War Memorial was killed Wednesday morning by...
Via Geeks and Cleats
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Terrence Ross Converts a 360 And-1 Layup

You would expect a dunk champion to convert insane layups too and that’s exactly what Toronto Raptors swingman Terrence Ross does to visiting Maccabi Haifa. A move like this seems borderline more impressive than a dunk, but who are we kidding. If he somehow slammed this home, the Internet would explode into tiny pieces. The post Terrence Ross Converts a 360 And-1 Layup appeared...
Via Hooped Up
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vasquez leads Raptors past Maccabi Haifa, 92-85

TORONTO (AP) Greivis Vasquez had 15 points, Lucas Nogueira scored six straight points in the final 2 minutes and the Toronto Raptors held off Israel's Maccabi Haifa 92-85 on Wednesday night for their sixth victory in seven preseason games. Kyle Lowry and Terrence Ross each had 11 points for the Raptors, whose sole exhibition defeat was a 113-106 loss at Sacramento on Oct. 7...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Injury Update: Greivis Vasquez didn't play because he felt a 'little wozzy'

The Toronto Raptors improved to 5-1 on the preseason following a 109-90 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. Terrence Ross lead an offense that had six players in double figures with 22 points on 9-of-18 shooting from the floor. The Raptors were without point guard Greivis Vasquez, shown below while with the Hornets, who was hit in the head with a ball during the shoot...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Injury Update: Amir Johnson leaves Friday's game with sore left foot

The Toronto Raptors improved to 5-1 on the preseason following a 109-90 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. Terrence Ross lead a balanced offense with 22 points on 9-of-18 shooting from the floor. On the injury front, starting power forward Amir Johnson left the game with a sore foot. He finished the game with two points and four rebounds in 13 minutes of action....
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors interested in acquiring Jeff Green?

The Toronto Raptors are expected to be one of the main contenders in the Eastern Conference this season, and they could be looking to make another trade to help bolster their roster. According to a report from Zach Lowe of Grantland, the Boston Celtics could look to trade Jeff Green and the Raptors might very well be the best fit for him. It would make a lot of sense, and would fit...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors claim to have best NBA backcourt

When Bradley Beal stated that he and John Wall were the best backcourt in the NBA, it sparked a healthy debate bigger than the All-Stars boast. He has received at least one challenger to that claim in Dion Waiters, but really the conversation isn’t limited to just the Wizards and the Cavaliers. The back-and-forth banter between […] The post Kings Of The North: Why The Toronto...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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