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Raptors 905 tickets on sale Thursday at 10 a.m.

Just passing along a reminder from the team that individual game tickets for the 2016-17 Raptors 905 season go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. From a team release: Raptors 905, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Toronto Raptors, announced Wednesday single-game tickets for its second season will go on sale to fans Thursday, September 29 at 10 a.m. Season seats for Raptors 905...
Via Raptors Republic
34 minutes ago

Brady Heslip itching at second NBA chance with Raptors

Canadian sharpshooter has played two seasons overseas but wants to play here.
Via Toronto Star
5 hours ago

Odds Outlook: Vegas Is Predicting Raptors to Regress in 2016-17

Do you think you know how the Raptors will do this year? Put your money where your mouth is. Do you smell that in the air? With Media Day in the books and preseason action rapidly approaching, the NBA is officially back. It's time to rejoice, fellow hoop heads. When it comes to our beloved Toronto Raptors, there's plenty of reason for optimism. The Raps recorded their best season...
Via Raptors HQ
5 hours ago

Measuring Raptors’ success will have to go beyond win total

SMART. As far back as Edwin Locke, organizational behaviorists, performance psychologists, and others dedicated to figuring out what drives performance have held that goal-setting is instrumental to maximizing task performance. Not only are goals necessary, the goal-setting theory of motivation outlines that goals need to be specific, measurable, and attainable (along with the...
Via Raptors Republic
8 hours ago

Morning Coffee – Wed, Sep 28

Very Quietly, The Raptors Had Their Best Offseason Ever | Raptors Republic This summer, the Raptors didn’t make two moves, and they showed a tremendous amount of resolve in their actions (inactions?). They didn’t trade for Serge Ibaka and they didn’t mortgage the farm to re-sign Bismack Biyombo. Ibaka was an obvious target for the Raptors, a defensive-minded power forward...
Via Raptors Republic
12 hours ago

Raptors Jared Sullinger Credits His Mom For His Rebounding Style

"Well, there's this thing behind me called my butt that my Mom gave me," Toronto Raptors Jared Sullinger responded to a query from Pro Bball Report about his rebounding style. "So, that's my style."
Via Pro Bball Report
22 hours ago

WATCH: Raptors Training Camp: Patrick Patterson Answers Twitter Questions - September 27, 2016

Power Forward Patrick Patterson speaks with Matt Tierney to answer your questions from Twitter following Tuesday's work-out in Vancouver.
Via YouTube
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Raptors Training Camp: Dwane Casey - September 27, 2016

Head coach Dwane Casey speaks with media following Tuesday's work-out in Vancouver.
Via YouTube
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Raptors Training Camp: DeMar DeRozan - September 27, 2016

DeMar DeRozan speaks with media following Tuesday's work-out in Vancouver.
Via YouTube
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors won’t let outsiders’ expectations weigh them down

With East improving, Toronto club under no illusions it will automatically reach last season’s levels.
Via Toronto Star
1 day ago

10 Lessons We Learned From Raptors Media Day

A solid list to kick of the 2016-17 Raptors season. Yesterday was the official start to the Raptors’ 2016-17 season, their 22nd in the NBA. The team is off in Vancouver now to start training camp and begin the preseason (first game on Oct. 1 against the Warriors). But before we start talking about those (non-real) games, let’s reflect on some Raptors lessons we learned from Media...
Via Raptors HQ
1 day ago

The Best from Reddit’s Roast of The Toronto Raptors

I don’t browse NBA Reddit on a regular basis but searching for something tonight I stumbled upon what appears to be an offseason project by the Reddit folks in which they held an online roast for every team in the league. The Raptors figured into it last month. You can go through all the comments and jokes here. I’ve picked out a few below. Everyone please keep an open mind and...
Via Raptors HQ
1 day ago

DeMar DeRozan glad to put Lakers rumors behind him

DeMar DeRozan is a Compton High grad, a USC product, and a California native. For that reason, with his free agency looming this past summer, he’d been constantly hearing about the Los Angeles Lakers. When DeRozan put pen to paper on a long-term extension with the Toronto Raptors, though, he could put those links to the Lakers behind him. And he’s not terribly upset about that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

After playoff education, Raptors stars have high hopes

TORONTO (AP) With their run to Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals last spring, Raptors guards DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry received a detailed education in playoff basketball. En route to gold at the Summer Olympics in Rio, Toronto's All-Star teammates got what coach Dwane Casey considers ''the best graduate course they could take.'' Now, as a new season approaches, DeRozan...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors’ DeMarre Carroll ‘still not 100 per cent’ as training camp opens

Coming off a year in which he missed 54 of 82 games and was limited when he did play after having knee surgery, Carroll will be closely monitored.
Via Toronto Star
2 days ago

WATCH: Healthy Carroll could be major X-factor for Raptors

NBA insiders Michael Grange and Eric Smith discuss the versatility and great basketball IQ that Jared Sullinger brings, and the advantage that a healthy DeMarre Carroll would provide to the Raptors.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 days ago  |  Discuss

It should be all business for veteran, successful Raptors team

Via Doug Smith's Blog
2 days ago

NBA Atlantic Division Preview: Toronto Raptors

Projected Conference Finish: 4th Best Offseason Move: Jakob Poeltl was a fine pick I suppose. Worst Offseason Move: I’m fine with the loss of Bismack Biyombo. There was no reasonable way to keep him. What I don’t understand is using BOTH of their main offseason weapons, the No. 9 overall pick and mid-level exception, to replace him. If Jakob Poeltl is going to be a Biyombo replacement...
Via The Sports Post
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Jurassic Park Edition

Last year the Toronto Raptors won 56 games, made the Eastern Conference Finals and were two wins away from reaching the NBA Finals. Will last season be the pinnacle of the franchise, or is there room for improvement and a chance for them to make the next step forward towards dethroning the NBA champion Cavaliers in the East? Key Moves Extensions Masai Ujiri – five years, $15...
Via The Lottery Mafia
7 days ago  |  Discuss

DeRozan not pleased with his ranking in SI's Top 100

If you ask Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, the good folks over at Sports Illustrated are selling him way short. DeRozan was ranked at No. 46 in SI’s annual Top 100 NBA Players list, and it was a decision he clearly did not agree with based on a couple of thinly-veiled subtweets he sent out on Thursday night. FOH. 46 — DeMar DeRozan (@DeMar_DeRozan) September 16, 2016...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry is the 25th Best Player in Basketball

Throughout the offseason, we will rank the top 50 players in the NBA. To be clear, these are the 50 best players for the 2016-17 season. Regardless of team situation, past performance or future potential. If you’re trying to win a championship in 2016-17, these are the 50 players you’d want most. Why He’s Great: It’s amazing to think about when you consider how volatile...
Via The Sports Post
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

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
August 19, 2016  |  Discuss
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