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2014-15 Raptors Season Preview

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Welcome to our Raptors Watch 2014-15 preview! We’ve gathered a few of our writers to tackle some things to look forward to this season and answer some questions. With the Raptors playing their first game on Wednesday night, we thought it’d be best to get everyone even more excited the day before! So before tip-off, give this a gander, eh? ... Read More »

Twitter drama: NBA snubs Raptors, Raptors respond

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It really is silly that the DeMar-Lowry combo gets barely any love. They are clearly one of – if not the best – backcourt duos in the league. What do you think? pic.twitter.com/V1U80wXmjo — NBA (@NBA) October 2, 2014 This pretty much sums it up: http://t.co/V4b9XBngIN #WeTheNorth #RTZ RT @nba: What do you think? pic.twitter.com/4abah7ZyvK — Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) October ... Read More »

Raptor of the Year: Preseason Power Rankings

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The new season is so close that fans and players alike can almost taste it. Everybody is going around talking about how much weight their favourite player lost, while the players themselves are busy throwing shade at other players or media on social networking sites. Us bloggers even got a special one from Jeff Green! Jeff Green on his critics ... Read More »

Jonas, Amir, DeMar make list of SI’s Top 100 NBA players

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I’m going to assume Kyle Lowry will be in the top 50. 80 JONAS VALANCIUNAS, RAPTORS Center | Age: 22 6-11, 231 pounds Last year: Unranked 2013-14 statistics • 11.3 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 0.9 BPG, 53.1 FG% • 16.1 PER, 6.7 Win Shares, -3.0 RAPM Valanciunas isn’t always mentioned in the discussion of the NBA’s most promising young big men, ... Read More »

DeMar DeRozan make USA final roster

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USA Basketball National Team Managing Director Jerry Colangelo announced Friday night the 12 players who will represent the United States at the 2014 FIBA (International Basketball Federation) Basketball World Cup that is being held Aug. 30-Sept. 14 in Spain. The player announcement followed the USA’s112-86 exhibition victory over Puerto Rico Friday evening at Madison Square Garden. Named as members of ... Read More »

DeRozan leads USA Basketball in Win

DeMar DeRozan finished the game with 13 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds as the Men’s National Team defeated the Dominican Republic, 105-62. Read More »

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

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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 »

Aldridge: Raptors are 6th most improved team

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From NBA.com: 6) TORONTO RAPTORS 2013-14 RECORD: 48-34, lost in first round ADDED: F Bruno Caboclo (first round, 20th pick overall); F James Johnson (two years, $5 million); G Lou Williams (acquired from Atlanta); C Lucas Nogiera (acquired from Atlanta) LOST: G John Salmons (traded to Atlanta); F Steve Novak (traded to Utah); G Nando de Colo (signed with CSKA ... Read More »

Raptors 2014 Offseason Report Card

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In the style of NBA.com, 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 »

Who is Will Cherry?

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The Toronto Raptors recently signed point guard Will Cherry to a two-year, partially guaranteed contract at the league minimum salary. Since it’s officially what I like to call “NBA Dead Month”, this was one of the more breaking stories in the past few days. But very few fans even know who Cherry is, or why he was brought in. One ... Read More »

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