Toronto Raptors

23 days of Toronto Raptors history: Jurassic Park opens

We continue our “23 days of Toronto Raptors history” with the opening of Jurassic Park and Masai Ujiri letting the world know his opinion of Brooklyn. From 2008-2014 the Toronto Raptors experienced a five season playoff drought. A Five season drought is not certainly not unprecedented,...

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Toronto Raptors: Five best point guards in Raptors history

The Toronto Raptors have had an endless list of point guards in their 23-year history. Some good, some bad. Who are the top five point guards in franchise history? Until recently, the Toronto Raptors haven’t had a history of developing many point guards. Fred VanVleet and Delon Wright are two young...

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Kawhi Leonard Rumors: Clippers Still Favorites to Land Raptors SF in Free Agency

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard could become a free agent after the 2018-19 season, and the Los Angeles Clippers appear to be the favorites to land the talented player, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN...

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Jimmy Butler wants out of Minnesota, so why not trade him to Toronto?

Let’s look at some trade scenarios for the Raptors as Jimmy Butler looks to engineer his exit from Minnesota. It appears as though the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler has asked for a trade. It’s been a weird season for Butler, but here we are. Jimmy Butler has requested a trade from the Minnesota...

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23 days of Toronto Raptors history: Masai Ujiri is hired

Masai Ujiri has been the senior basketball man in Toronto during the most successful period in Raptors history. That’s not a coincidence. The title of this post is slightly misleading. Masai Ujiri has been hired twice by the Toronto Raptors. For our purposes, I’ll focus on his second hiring...

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Eric Moreland joins Raptors for training camp & maybe more

Eric Moreland is joining the Raptors after several brief NBA stints elsewhere. What are the big man’s chances of making the team? The Toronto Raptors are clearly heading in a new direction this pre-season. While the announcement isn’t official, center/power forward Eric Moreland will be added...

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Ranking Every Raptor: The Hall of Colangelo Screw-ups — #90 - 61

In part five of Ranking Every Raptor, we examine some of the team’s most disappointing but important figures. Bryan Colangelo did some dumb things, man. If Ranking Every Raptor was based entirely on the memories left behind by ex-Raptors, many of today’s players would have been written about on Day...

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Raptors GM: Kawhi Leonard Has a ‘Fire Inside of Him’

Raptors GM: Kawhi Leonard Has a ‘Fire Inside of Him’

Kawhi Leonard is “determined and seems in the right frame of mind,” according to Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri. Ujiri says Leonard has a fire burning inside of himself, and that he will soon be speaking publicly for the first time since being traded to Toronto. Raptors GM: Kawhi Leonard...

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1 day ago, SLAM Magazine, Toronto Raptors

Raptors announce TV broadcast schedule for 2018-19 season

With the new NBA just around the corner, the Raptors have their TV plans all ready just for us. We’ve highlighted the key dates, undertaken a deep dive, and even did some grousing, but now we can officially bring you the important details on the Raptors broadcast schedule for the 2018-19 season. As announced...

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The one and only Kyle Lowry gets his very own post in ESPN’s NBA Rank

Put the pitchforks down you crazy mob you, as you’ll see in this post, ESPN pretty much cheated off of SI’s Ben Golliver when ranking KLOE — which is definitely not a cult. ESPN released — why we even care other than to stroke our own collective vanities is beyond me — the next block of players in their...

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Kawhi Leonard Has 'A Fire Inside of Him' After Raptors Trade, Masai Ujiri Says

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard is apparently ready to prove himself to his new team after being traded from the San Antonio Spurs this offseason...

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1 day ago, Bleacher Report, Toronto Raptors

Raptors president: Kawhi Leonard 'seems in the right frame of mind'

Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri on Tuesday spoke glowingly of Kawhi Leonard, stressing in his comments that the superstar is happy, healthy and eager to contribute. “He is determined and seems in the right frame of mind,” Ujiri told the Associated Press (via NBA.com). “You will be hearing from...

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1 day ago, Yardbarker, Toronto Raptors

Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri says Kawhi Leonard 'in right frame of mind'

TORONTO (AP) -- Kawhi Leonard has yet to address the media in Toronto since his trade to the Raptors, but team president Masai Ujiri said Tuesday that his star acquisition is happy and healthy.

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Raptors GM: Quiet Leonard is happy and healthy

Raptors GM: Quiet Leonard is happy and healthy

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Raptors Rapture Podcast: Discussing Player Rankings by Position

Mike Bossetti and Matt Stocco continue to get ready for the Toronto Raptors season by debating some recent rankings of Raptors players. Are they ranked too high? Too low? Listen to their take The latest episode of the Raptors Rapture podcast continues as Mike Bossetti and Matt Stocco decide to look at...

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Report: Raptors sign Eric Moreland to partially guaranteed deal

The Raptors add some energy and toughness to their training camp roster with their latest signing The Raptors have hit their training camp roster limit of 20 players: last week’s signing of undrafted free agent wing Deng Adel put them at 19 players, and now, reportedly, they’re done. Per Michael Scotto...

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23 Days of Toronto Raptors History: Kyle Lowry traded to Raptors

We continue our “23 days of Raptors history” with the Toronto Raptors 2012 acquisition of Kyle Lowry from the Houston Rockets. On July 5, 2012, after weeks of discussions with the Houston Rockets, ones that even included swapping their eighth overall pick for the guard, the Toronto...

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Toronto Raptors: Weighing the merits of a Jimmy Butler trade

Rumors continue to circulate about Jimmy Butler’s status with the Minnesota Timberwolves. If he is available, should the Toronto Raptors make a move? On Saturday afternoon, Shams Charania, of The Athletic, reported that Jimmy Butler was beginning  to seriously contemplate his future with the...

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23 days of Toronto Raptors history: DeMar DeRozan is drafted

The Raptors can date the beginning of their transformation into serious contenders to June 25, 2009. That’s the night DeMar DeRozan was drafted. The Toronto Raptors had enjoyed a couple of years of fringe contention around the turn of the century. In May of 2001, they even managed to win their...

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VanVleet, Green, and OG make first half of ESPN’s Top 100 NBA Rank

ESPN is back at it with their annual NBA Rank, which means we’ve got to see how many Raptors make the cut, and where they place on the list. In one sense, NBA rankings are completely meaningless. We are merely humans, unable to predict the future, and forever blind to incoming unforeseen events. Will...

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