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Raptors 4th in SI’s Eastern Conference Power Rankings


4. Toronto Raptors – In terms of net rating (pace-adjusted point differential), only two teams in the East last season outperformed Toronto: Miami and Indiana. Neither will be as formidable as they were last season, setting up the Raptors to fill the void as one of the better teams in the conference. It wouldn’t come as much of a surprise ... Read More »

Tim Leiweke’s departure is unfortunate


MLSE confirms Tim Leiweke is leaving the company. Will stay until June 2015. — Luke Wileman (@LukeWileman) August 21, 2014 Leiweke "with new opportunities on horizon, it’s time for me to begin the transition from sports & entertainment executive to entrepreneur." — Luke Wileman (@LukeWileman) August 21, 2014 So, all this is pretty surprising consider just yesterday we all felt ... Read More »

25k is peanuts – Raptors should be happy about Drake fine


This has risen beyond the level of a spat. It’s an executive knife fight. Raptors officials would not comment on the Drake versus NBA situation. They are plainly loath to make their secret war public. They also refused to address a key detail – that the NBA offered to drop the tampering fine if the team agreed to strip Drake ... Read More »

Photos: Raptors in Johannesburg for BWB camp


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Raptors announce 2014 Preseason schedule

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From The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday an eight-game preseason schedule featuring two contests at Air Canada Centre. As previously announced, the Raptors will also play host to preseason games in Vancouver and Montreal as part of the NBA Canada Series. They will open preseason play against the Sacramento Kings at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Sunday, October 5 and ... Read More »

“We The North” | Toronto Raptors 2013-2014 Season Highlights


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Raptors 2014 Offseason Report Card

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In the style of, I’ve decided to do an offseason report card for the Raptors. Here’s how it looks. 2013-14 Team Rating Finished 1st in the Atlantic Division, 3rd in the Eastern Conference Offense – 108.8 (10th overall) Defense – 105.3 (10th overall) 2013-14 Season Stats W L PCT GB CONF DIV HOME ROAD 48 34 70.8 0.0 32-20 ... Read More »

Raptors making good moves under-the-radar


From ESPN Insider: Toronto Raptors Key additions: James Johnson, Louis Williams The Raptors focused in large part on retention this summer. Kyle Lowry, Patrick Patterson and Greivis Vasquez all could have left. All will be back with Toronto this season. Maintaining and building the status quo makes sense for the Raptors, who set a franchise record of 48 wins last ... Read More »

Raptors to rock retro Dino jerseys this year


.@PhilHecken @sportslogosnet some NBA Hardwood Classics uniforms next season for the Pacers, Kings, and Raptors: — Conrad Burry (@conradburry) July 15, 2014 Read More »

Raptors Dump Novak Contract, Clear Space


The Toronto Raptors have traded forward Steve Novak to the Utah Jazz, along with a future second round pick. In return, they’ll receive guard Diante Garrett, who will be waived. Novak wasn’t being used to his full potential in Toronto, and was often left out of entire games. His contract was doing nothing but hindering the Raptors’ progress. Masai Ujiri ... Read More »

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