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Was Kyle Lowry the real MVP of USA's Olympic gold medal team?

Melo got a lot of the plaudits, but Lowry seems to be getting the praise within the team. Huuuuuuuuump Daaaaaaaaay! While we all anxiously await any potential Jermaine Samuels news, let's revel in the fact that Kyle Lowry continues to make headlines which could benefit the program (along with apparently continuing his 6am workouts, fresh off Olympic gold). Love thy Lowry. And...
Via VU Hoops
2 hours ago

Raptors show off new Huskies and Chinese New Year uniforms

The Toronto Raptors showed off two new alternate jerseys on Tuesday, and hot damn, they look nice. The first jersey is a slick Toronto Huskies blue throwback uniform. The new threads are an homage to Toronto’s basketball roots. The Toronto Huskies were part of the Basketball Association of America, debuting in 1946, before folding in 1947. 2016 will mark the 70th anniversary of...
Via The Comeback
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry puts up stud numbers for USA Basketball

As a backup point guard, Lowry was a defensive monster, as proved by the final numbers from the Rio Olympics. With gold medals already in their clutches, members of USA Basketball are now enjoying the afterglow of the Rio Olympics. For Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, the Raptors participants on Team USA, there’s plenty to be gleaned from their experience in Brazil. Today, NBA.com’s...
Via Raptors HQ
14 hours ago

Raptors DeMar DeRozan Proves His Value At The Rio Olympics

The Toronto Raptors DeMar DeRozan recast his role off the bench from Team USA's Gold medal winning performance at the 2014 World Cup in Spain at the 2016 Rio Olympics as a highly efficient scorer on a team of All-Stars.
Via Pro Bball Report
15 hours ago

WATCH: Raptors unveil two new uniforms

Check this out, as the Toronto Raptors unveiled two new jerseys, one to pay homage to the former Toronto Huskies and the other to commemorate Chinese New Year.
Via SportsNetCanada
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors unveil two new alternate jerseys for 2016-17 season

The Raptors bring back the Huskies look, while finally getting in on the Chinese New Year jersey trend. The Raptors ended an extended spell of summer silence late Tuesday morning, unveiling a pair of new alternate jerseys to be worn during the 2016-17 season. Based on a teaser video tweeted yesterday from the team's account, a return of the Toronto Huskies motif felt like a foregone...
Via Raptors HQ
19 hours ago

Raptors unveil new Huskies, Chinese New Year alternate jerseys

The Toronto Raptors unveiled a pair of new alternate jerseys on Tuesday, one that reaches back to basketball’s rich early history in the city and another that helps represent the city’s multi-cultural makeup. The new alternates include a Toronto Huskies design and a red Chinese New Year jersey, which the team announced with a twitter video late this morning. Raptors to don...
Via Raptors Republic
19 hours ago

Toronto Raptors unveil two alternate uniforms for upcoming NBA season

Throwback uniform honours Toronto Huskies from the 1930s era. Chinese New Year kit is a nod to a diverse fan base.
Via Toronto Star
19 hours ago

Raptors 905 release their 2016-17 D-League schedule

The baby Dinos are back, and they're going to play some games this year. In between reports about big league jerseys, the NBA D-League's Raptors 905 quietly released their 2016-17 schedule today. Here it is in all its glory. Raptors 905 announced Monday its 2016-17 regular season schedule. pic.twitter.com/46R8E84fqe — Raptors905MR (@Raptors905MR) August 22, 2016 The team...
Via Raptors HQ
1 day ago

Raptors 905 reveal 2016-17 schedule

Raptors 905, the D-League affiliate of the Toronto Raptors, released their schedule for the 2016-17 season on Monday. Raptors 905 announced Monday its 2016-17 regular season schedule. pic.twitter.com/46R8E84fqe — Raptors905MR (@Raptors905MR) August 22, 2016 The team’s second season in the league will begin on Nov. 18 with a home game against the expansion Greensboro Swarm...
Via Raptors Republic
1 day ago

Raptors Kyle Lowry Outperformed Cavs Kyrie Irving in Rio

When Team USA was struggling - and they did struggle in Rio, they went to their 30-year-old veteran point guard Kyle Lowry from the Toronto Raptors to get things back on track.
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago

Dikembe Mutombo doesn’t mind Michael Phelps, Lilly King using his finger wag

Dikembe Mutombo’s signature finger wag has experienced a resurgence amongst American swimmers at this year’s Summer Olympic Games in Rio. Fortunately, they appear to have the blessing of the four-time Defensive Player of the Year. Mutombo came out on Friday and said that he’s cool with Michael Phelps, who waved his finger at South African rival Chad le Clos after beating him...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Jonas Valanciunas Isn’t Benefiting By Playing For Lithuania

Watching how Lithuania uses the Toronto Raptors starting center Jonas Valanciunas in international events leads one to wonder if the big man is getting anything out of the commitment to his National Team beyond avoiding bad press in his basketball crazed home Country.
Via Pro Bball Report
5 days ago

Pacers, Paul George have reportedly discussed contract extension

After witnessing the best year of Paul George’s career last season, the Indiana Pacers have begun preliminary contract extension talks with their star player. Paul George told me here in Rio there have been some initial talks about a contract extension with the Pacers, but nothing extensive. — Bob Kravitz (@bkravitz) August 4, 2016 George, 26, has three years left on a five...
Via The Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 2016 Raptors Basketball Academy Recap

A look back at the 10th annual RBA camp featuring Jerry Stackhouse, Cory Joseph and Norman Powell.
Via YouTube
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: USA teammates videobomb DeMar DeRozan

Toronto Raptors forward DeMar DeRozan had a terrific showing in Team USA’s 110-66 beatdown of Nigeria to sweep the pre-Olympic Showcase Monday night. Following his performance, DeRozan’s teammates decided to have a little fun during his post-game interview. DeRozan nailed down 13 points, five assists and four steals in the big win for Team USA and he was talking with a reporter...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Team USA throw down some vicious dunks vs Nigeria

The Team USA men’s basketball team had an exhibition game on Monday night ahead of the Rio Olympics, and as usual, made things pretty much unfair for their opponent. Team USA rolled to a 110-66 win over Nigeria, and Carmelo Anthony led the way with 19 points. There was some fun dunking going on, especially from Toronto Raptors star swingman DeMar DeRozan (via SB Nation): DeMar...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors reportedly planning to target Serge Ibaka next summer

The Toronto Raptors must want revenge on the Orlando Magic for stealing Bismack Biyombo away this offseason. According to a report by Doug Smith of the Toronto Star, the Raptors are planning to pursue three-time All-Defensive First Team big man Serge Ibaka next summer with a run at Ibaka said to be “very much on their minds.” The 26-year-old Ibaka becomes an unrestricted free...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: DeMar DeRozan Just Missed Throwing Down One Of The Craziest Dunks Ever

The United States men’s basketball team’s 50-point exhibition victory over China last night was rather uneventful, save for the fact it was Kevin Durant’s first game at his new home, Oracle Arena, and that USA guard DeMar DeRozan almost caused an international incident with a second-half dunk attempt. Late in the blowout, DeRozan caught an outlet pass with only one Chinese...
Via College Spun
27 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan’s 360 dunk attempt nearly broke the Internet

Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan attempted a dunk during Tuesday’s USA-China friendly that nearly shook Oracle Arena. Kevin Durant opened the scoring in the game, which the United States won 106-57, after draining a three-pointer just a few seconds in. But toward the end of the game, DeRozan nearly brought the crowd to their feet when he attempted this insane 360 dunk. Check...
Via The Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 2016-17 Raptors Dance Pak Auditions Recap

We have our squad! Go behind the scenes as next season's Dance Pak is chosen.
Via YouTube
July 22, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Raptors Summer League: Viva Las Vegas - July 20, 2016

NBA TV Canada's Akil Augustine has some Vegas fun with the Raptors Summer League squad.
Via YouTube
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Siakam feels special to put his family back on the map

Raptors 27th overall pick Pascal Siakam feels special to be living out his dream and that of his late father, and hopes to be an example for other young African kids chasing their NBA dreams.
Via SportsNetCanada
July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jared Sullinger agrees to one-year deal with Raptors

Jared Sullinger announced on Twitter Monday that he is joining the Toronto Raptors. Marc Stein of ESPN reports it’s a one-year deal believed to be in the $6 million range. WE THE NORTH #0 — Jared Sullinger (@Jared_Sully0) July 11, 2016 After signing Al Horford to a contract last week, the Boston Celtics rescinded their qualifying offer and renounced their rights to Sullinger...
Via The Sports Daily
July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jared Sullinger to sign with Raptors

Former Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger has a new team. The ex-Ohio State star, who was non-tendered by the Celts over the weekend, will sign with the Toronto Raptors, he announced on Twitter. WE THE NORTH #0 — Jared Sullinger (@Jared_Sully0) July 11, 2016 According to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Sullinger’s deal is a one-year contract. Free agent Jared...
Via College Spun
July 11, 2016  |  Discuss
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