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Toronto Raptors Roster Has The Depth For Success In 2014-15

Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri has built on last season's depth over the summer by retaining Kyle Lowry, Greivis Vasquez and Patrick Patterson and adding Lou Williams and James Johnson. Ujiri has given Head Coach Dwane Casey a roster full of versatile players that can play multiple positions and some veteran backups who proved they could stay ready to play and contribute even...
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What We Learned About Raptors Jonas Valanciunas This Summer

By almost every measure, the Toronto Raptors Jonas Valanciunas shone at the FIBA World Cup in Spain. Despite Lithuania losing their starting point guard Mantas Kalnietis just before the start of the tournament, the team made it to the medal round before eventually losing to the USA and France. Valanciunas was a tournament best 69.6 percent shooting from the field, almost 6 full...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors DeMar DeRozan Says World Cup Helped Him

The Toronto Raptors DeMar DeRozan did not have a big role on the FIBA World Cup Gold medal winning Team USA, however, he says his experience will help him grow as a player.
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Toronto Raptors top ten best plays from 2013-14 season

The Toronto Raptors went from going nowhere to a team to watch out for after they traded away Rudy Gay. That opened up things for DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry as they helped lead the Raptors to a third seed in the East and the most wins in franchise history. The NBA just provided us a Top 10 highlight reel of the surprising Toronto Raptors. Check the vid out, kids: Hopefully, they...
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Jonas Valanciunas Wanted No Part Of Boogie Cousins After Tossing An Elbow His Way

Team USA and Lithuania played an ugly first half in their FIBA World Cup semifinal on Thursday. As always, the game was littered with inexplicable foul calls, this time sending Kenneth Faried, Steph Curry and Anthony Davis to the bench early. Late in the half, Rudy Gay was at the free throw line, while DeMarcus Cousins lined up against Jonas Valanciunas on the low block to fight...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins Nearly Fought Jonas Valanciunas During USA-Lithuana FIBA Game

DeMarcus Cousins earned himself a technical foul after taking an elbow from Jonas Valanciunas during the semi-final FIBA World Cup game between the USA and Lithuania. Rudy Gay, a teammate of Valanciunas with the Raptors, had to calm Valanciunas down. The post DeMarcus Cousins Nearly Fought Jonas Valanciunas During USA-Lithuana FIBA Game appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Jonas Valanciunas best highlights against New Zealand in 2014 FIBA World Cup

Another NBA player that did really well in the 2014 FIBA World Cup on Sunday was the starting center of the Toronto Raptors, Jonas Valanciunas. He helped Lithuania beat New Zealand in a close game, 76-71, as they advanced to the quarterfinals. Jonas went for 22 points, 12 rebounds, and three blocks as he showed quite the repertoire. Check out the video here: Valanciunas showed some...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lou Williams ‘really liked’ message sent by Raptors GM before Game 1 of playoffs

The Raptors have turned things around relatively quickly since new GM Masai Ujiri came to town, not only making the playoffs for the first time since 2008, but also playing well enough once they got there to take the Nets to seven games before being eliminated in the first round. The team had a strong summer, re-signing Kyle Lowry in free agency, and trading for Lou Williams, who...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: What To Make Of Greg Stiemsma Signing

So just when it looked like the Toronto Raptors had wrapped up all of their business in free agency, they go and sign Greg Stiemsma to a one-year deal. With the addition of the 6’11″ center, the Raptors now head into training camp with 17 players, two above the limit once the regular season begins. […] Toronto Raptors: What To Make Of Greg Stiemsma Signing - Hoops Habit - Hoops...
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Toronto Raptors: Make Or Break Season For Landry Fields?

Things are looking up for the Toronto Raptors. With training camp just around the corner and meaningful games slowly coming into view, it will soon be time for them to begin defending their Atlantic Division crown, to show whether they can surpass their win total from last season, and, most importantly, to show whether they […] Toronto Raptors: Make Or Break Season For Landry Fields...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: What Jordan Hamilton Brings To The Table

On Aug. 18, the Toronto Raptors announced the signing of Jordan Hamilton to a deal that has been reported as one year in length and only partially guaranteed. Either way, the addition of Hamilton, a 6’7″ forward who split time with the Nuggets and Rockets last season, brings the roster to 16 players heading into […] Toronto Raptors: What Jordan Hamilton Brings To The Table...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: What is the Raptors’ Biggest Weakness?

Toronto Raptors: What is the Raptors’ Biggest Weakness? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Toronto Raptors just had arguably their best season in franchise history and in the offseason they have re-signed Kyle Lowry, Patrick Patterson and Greivis Vasquez, signed Jordan Hamilton and James Johnson, traded for Lou Williams and Lucas Norguiera and drafted...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Grading Signing Jordan Hamilton

Toronto Raptors: Grading Signing Jordan Hamilton By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… As for the contract details, I apologize but I couldn’t find them, but I assume it’s a 1-2 season near minimum salary signing. Regardless, I love this signing based on fit. The Raptors’ biggest weakness was their lack of perimeter depth, as they were playing John Salmons big...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA denies that league asked Toronto Raptors to fire Drake

Earlier this week, there was a report by The Globe and Mail which stated that the NBA had offered to drop a $25,000 tampering fine that had been issued to the Toronto Raptors if the team stripped Drake of his official ambassador title. Drake had gotten into some hot water with the league for “recruiting” Kevin Durant during a concert he held over the summer. Now, the NBA has...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: NBA offered to rescind fine if Raptors fired Drake

The Toronto Raptors found themselves in some hot water with the NBA when their ambassador, Drake, “recruited” Kevin Durant at a recent concert. The NBA fined the Raptors $25,000 for “tampering” thanks to Drake’ stunt but they did offer to lift the fine if the Raptors fired Drake. The Raptors turned down the NBA’s offer: Raptors officials would not comment on the Drake...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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