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  • Decisions On 2021/22 Rookie Scale Team Options

    Hoops Rumors "Under the revamped schedule for the 2020/21 league year, NBA teams have until December 29 to make decisions on the third- and fourth-year team options for players on rookie scale contracts. All the players whose options will be exercised or declined by December 29 are already under..." December 05

  • Toronto Raptors set to hold practice in Tampa Bay hotel ballroom

    NBA.com "For the Toronto Raptors, the start of the 2021 season could be bringing with it a sense of deja vu. Relocated to Tampa Bay due to travel restrictions in and out of Canada, the Raptors return to Florida, the state that held the Disney World bubble to complete the 2020..." December 04

  • Breaking down the first half of the Toronto Raptors schedule for 2020-21 NBA season

    NBA.com "The 2020-21 NBA season, which is set to tip-off on Dec. 22, will be split into two halves. The first half will be played between Dec. 22 and March 4. There will then be a week-long break before the second half of the season, which is scheduled for March 11-May 16. The first..." December 04

  • 10 NBA Players Under The Most Pressure In The 2020-21 Season

    Fadeaway World "The 2021 season is coming very soon and that means certain NBA stars will be under pressure. Most NBA superstars have a lot to prove anyway, but 10 players will need to prove their critics wrong and step their games up. This means they need to showcase their talents in terms of numbers or team..." December 04

  • NBA releases 1st half of 2020-21 schedule

    The Score "The NBA released the first portion of its 72-game schedule for the upcoming season Friday. The Kevin Durant-led Brooklyn Nets will kick off the 2020-21 campaign Dec. 22 with a matchup against his former team, the Golden State Warriors, at 7 p.m. ET. That..." December 04

  • Pascal Siakam claps back at reporter for calling Raptors’ 2019 title ‘surprising’

    Clutch Points "Toronto Raptors All-Star Pascal Siakam spoke to the media on Thursday, and he evidently did not agree with a reporter’s assessment of the Raptors’ 2019 NBA championship. Siakam instantly called out the phrasing of an out-of-town reporter who referred to the 2019 title..." December 04

  • Patrick Mutombo Raptors 905 HC, Jama Mahlalela to re-join Nick Nurse

    Sportsnet "Patrick Mutombo has been named head coach of the Raptors 905, the team announced Friday. John Bennett and Brittni Donaldson will be joining Mutombo as assistants. The previous Raptors 905 head coach, Jama Mahlalela, will be returning to Nick Nurse's coaching..." December 04

  • Nate Bjorkgren will bring Toronto Raptors DNA to Indiana Pacers

    NBA.com "The Indiana Pacers have begun to build for their future in hiring former Toronto Raptors assistant coach Nate Bjorkgren as the franchise's new head coach. Bjorkgren becomes the first coach from any Raptors staff to be hired away as a head coach, but there's..." December 04

  • Ranking NBA 'City' uniforms for 2020-21 season

    CBS Sports "For the fourth-straight season, the NBA and Nike collaborated on 'City' edition jerseys for every team in the league. Since Nike took over as the official uniform partner for the league, some teams have really gotten creative with uniform designs, while others have simply taken the easy..." December 04

  • Raptors' Pascal Siakam could benefit from playing in Tampa

    Sportsnet "Playing his home games in Buffalo was a good thing for Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and I’m willing to bet in his heart of hearts that Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam will equally profit from playing his home games in Tampa this season. Given the blame placed on Siakam..." December 04

  • NBA plans to continue not testing for marijuana during 2020-21 season

    Clutch Points "The NBA will not test its players for marijuana in the 2020-21 season, per Ben Dowsett, the same policy adopted by the league for the bubble in Orlando. In March, Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes reported that the NBA and the National Basketball Players..." December 03

  • League may boost active player tally to 15

    MSN.com "Due to the compressed 2020-21 season schedule and fears over the impact of COVID-19 on NBA roster availability, the league may boost its active player list tally from 13 players to 15 players this year, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. The league’s Competition Committee..." December 03

  • NBA Targeting March 25 For 2021 Trade Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has its eye on Thursday, March 25 for this season’s trade deadline, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). While that’s the tentative plan, the date will still need to be approved by the league’s Board of Governors, Charania notes. In..." December 03

  • 5 NBA Duos That Could Break Up This Season

    Fadeaway World "The NBA season is fast approaching and there are still star duos across the league. We are one season removed from seeing a ton of dynamic duos put forth fantastic performances together. The Lakers ultimately had the best duo, with Anthony Davis and LeBron James completely stepping above the..." December 03

  • 5 Best Trade Packages For Kevin Love

    Fadeaway World "The Cavaliers finished dead last in their conference at the end of the 2020 NBA season. They need to rebuild and look towards the future. Collin Sexton and Obi Toppin could be exciting in the future; why not help them by getting players to support them in contending? The Cavaliers’..." December 03

  • Pascal Siakam reflects on bubble struggles: 'I didn't recognize myself'

    The Score "Pascal Siakam knows he didn't play up to expectations during the Toronto Raptors' run inside the NBA's Disney bubble last season. The All-NBA forward says his diminished production in Orlando was difficult to rewatch during the offseason. "I..." December 03

  • Raptors continue to move on from 2019

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Raptors felt like a mercenary team while winning the 2019 NBA championship. That label fits even better now – with one big, undersized exception. As they carefully craft a bridge between eras, the Raptors watched Serge Ibaka (Clippers)..." December 03

  • 48 NBA players positive for COVID-19 in 1st round of testing

    The Score "Forty-eight of 546 NBA players tested positive for COVID-19 during the league's initial testing phase from Nov. 24 to 30, the league announced Wednesday. That represents an 8.8% positivity rate of those tested, which is lower than the current United States average of 10.2%,..." December 02

  • What DeAndre' Bembry brings to the Toronto Raptors

    NBA.com "The Toronto Raptors have a tendency to make under-the-radar signings that pay dividends in the long run and DeAndre' Bembry stands to become the latest example. According to reports from ESPN's Adam Schefter and The Athletic's Blake Murphy, the 6-foot-5 wing..." December 02

  • Way-Too-Soon 2021 NBA Trade Deadline Predictions

    Bleacher Report "There's no such thing as thinking too far ahead in the abbreviated and accelerated 2020-21 NBA season. Ink is still drying on most free-agent and rookie contracts, but players are already in training camps. The campaign will tip off before you know it, and roster..." December 02

  • 3 Trade Offers For Bradley Beal The Wizards Can’t Refuse

    Fadeaway World "The Washington Wizards will apparently start the season with both John Wall and Bradley Beal suiting up in the Wizards jerseys. After all, they are both All-Star talents with tremendous offensive upside and have experience playing with each other. But they shouldn’t fool themselves, Wall..." December 02

  • 5 best trade destinations for Pacers All-Star Victor Oladipo

    Sportsnaut "Indiana Pacers All-Star guard Victor Oladipo claims he doesn’t want to be traded, but his alleged words to players from other teams on the court in the Orlando bubble suggest otherwise. Oladipo said when asked if he’d ever demanded a trade from Indiana,..." December 02

  • Raptors GM: We're following NBA protocols regarding Terence Davis' charges

    The Score "Toronto Raptors general manager Bobby Webster said Tuesday that the team is following NBA protocols in the legal matter of guard Terence Davis. Davis was arrested Oct. 27 in New York and faces seven charges - including third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a..." December 02

  • Four storylines to watch ahead of Raptors' training camp in Tampa

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Raptors are on their way to Tampa Bay, Fla., where they’ll conduct their training camp beginning this week and temporarily call “home” at least for the first half of the NBA season. It’s been just 80 days since Toronto was eliminated by..." December 01

  • Breaking down the 2020-21 Toronto Raptors training camp roster

    NBA.com "The Toronto Raptors enter training camp with 20 players on their roster. Of those 20 players, 13 are on guaranteed contracts, leaving two spots up for grabs for the 2020-21 season. Here's a closer look at who those 13 players on guaranteed contracts are, plus..." December 01

  • NBA leaks its Christmas Day schedule

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s hard to believe that the new NBA season is nearly upon us even though it feels like the last one just ended. But yes, the 2020-2021 NBA season is coming up, and we already have the tentative schedule for Christmas Day. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski leaked the schedule. It..." December 01

  • Raptors to sign Jalen Harris to two-way contract, Oshae Brissett on multi-year deal

    Raptors HQ "As confirmed this morning by Keith Smith, the Raptors are planning to sign their latest draft pick, Jalen Harris, to fill the team’s second two-way contract slot. As the 59th pick in the 2020 Draft, it makes sense to “stash” Harris there for now, and it clears a roster spot..." December 01

  • What blockbuster NBA deals could be coming next?

    Sportsnaut "We’ve already seen NBA trades that will shake up the foundation of the league this coming season season. It has been just a few weeks since the Association allowed teams to finalize trades. Meanwhile, the NBA is coming off finally holding its annual NBA Draft. From Chris..." December 01

  • NBA Rookies with the Most to Prove in 2021

    Bleacher Report "Expectations for NBA rookies are generally low, but a handful this year will have more to prove than others. The top picks in particular will want to show they were deserving, especially LaMelo Ball, the draft's biggest name who went No. 3 after playing just 12..." December 01

  • What Alex Len brings to the Toronto Raptors

    NBA.com "After losing Serge Ibaka to the LA Clippers and Marc Gasol to the Los Angeles Lakers, the Toronto Raptors quickly pivoted by picking up Aron Baynes and Alex Len in free agency to shore up their centre rotation for the 2020-21..." November 30

  • The Los Angeles Lakers Have 3 Spots Open: Top 5 Best Free Agents Right Now

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers have won the 2020 NBA title and made moves to ensure that they are right back in the title race for 2021. They signed Dennis Schroder, Wesley Matthews, Montrezl Harrell, and Marc Gasol. This type of talent along with the returning LeBron James and Anthony Davis means the..." November 30

  • How the Los Angeles Clippers Can Still Pull off a Dream Trade This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "After blowing a 3-1 series lead against the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Semifinals, the Los Angeles Clippers have begun making some big changes, but they are not done yet. The Clippers' playoff demise highlighted significant issues with the team: a..." November 30

  • Adam Silver: No data ‘Black Lives Matter’ on court hurt NBA ratings

    GQ "2020 started out uncomfortably for NBA commissioner Adam Silver. Back in October 2019, three weeks before the beginning of the season, Daryl Morey, the former general manager of the Houston Rockets, tweeted an image that said “FIGHT FOR FREEDOM / STAND WITH HONG KONG” in..." November 30

  • Kyle Lowry trade suitors will be plentiful if Raptors make him available

    Clutch Points "The Toronto Raptors are reportedly also involved in the arms race to land the services of Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo. However, they must clear enough cap space to accommodate the contract of the two-time NBA MVP who currently has a supermax extension..." November 30

  • Raptors set to travel to Tampa Bay

    TSN "The Toronto Raptors are scheduled to travel to their temporary home for at least the start of the 2020-21 season on Monday. TSN Raptors reporter Josh Lewenberg reports players must return three or four negative tests to be cleared for individual workouts upon arriving in..." November 30

  • Top 5 Best Destinations For Andre Drummond

    Fadeaway World "Andre Drummond is a player who has received mixed opinions from fans and critics. Some claim that Drummond is the best rebounder of our generation, with huge defensive upside. Others say that he’s overrated, and someone who puts up stats on a bad team. The truth is that we simply..." November 30

  • Which East lottery team can jump into the playoff mix?

    The Score "Every season, at least one lottery team in each conference seems to emerge from the morass to crash the postseason party. Can we expect the same in 2021? This year's Eastern Conference playoff field figures to look similar to last season's. Barring catastrophic injury, the top seven..." November 30

  • Grading the Toronto Raptors’ 2020 NBA offseason

    Clutch Points "After being eliminated by the Boston Celtics in the 2020 Eastern Conference Semifinals, one sentiment was echoed by both Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse and star guard Kyle Lowry: it’s highly unlikely that we bring everyone back next year. It was true,..." November 29

  • Key dates for the 2020-21 NBA season

    NBA.com "2020-21 Key Dates [Note: All date and timings as per ET] 2020 Dec. 1-5: Individual player workouts Dec. 1-5: Media week Dec. 6: Group workouts begin for teams Dec. 11-19: Preseason games Dec. 22, 2020 -..." November 29

  • NBA moves Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony to May 13-15

    CBS Sports "The 2020 Pro Basketball Hall of Fame is set to have one of the most star-studded classes in its history. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are all slated for induction, but their enshrinement ceremonies had all been delayed due to COVID-19 precautions. It was originally slated to take..." November 29

  • NBA world reacts to Jake Paul's KO of Nate Robinson

    The Score "Plenty of memorable social media reaction from the world of basketball poured in following YouTube star Jake Paul's knockout of former NBA guard Nate Robinson on Saturday night. Here are some of the hilarious tweets sent out postfight. " November 29

  • Offseason Workout Plan: The last piece to Toronto Raptors guard Norman Powell's offensive game

    NBA.com "11/27/2020 Toronto Raptors Offseason Workout Plan: The last piece to Toronto Raptors guard Norman Powell's offensive game Norman Powell has been on a remarkable trajectory as an offensive player over his career, but there is still work left to do. If he can add this..." November 28

  • NBA Sends Teams COVID-19 Safety Guide Ahead Of Training Camp

    Hoops Rumors "As the NBA prepares for the start of training camp, the league sent all teams a 134-page “Health and Safety Protocol Guide” as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage around the world. The 2020/21 season will not take place inside a bubble like the resumption of the..." November 28

  • Raptors Sign Malachi Flynn To Rookie Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Raptors have officially signed first-round pick Malachi Flynn to his rookie contract, according to the NBA’s transactions log. Flynn, who transferred to San Diego State after starting his college career at Washington State, had a breakout season in..." November 28

  • The Perfect Team Around Giannis Antetokounmpo ($100 Million Budget)

    Fadeaway World "The Milwaukee Bucks have had some of the best players of all time, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson. The Bucks have always been a well-run franchise and they have always tried to remain competitive by making deals and drafting quality prospects in the draft. They currently have..." November 28

  • Lakers-Clippers opener highlights NBA preseason schedule

    Clutch Points "The NBA has officially released their preseason schedule ahead of training camp, with Dec. 11 listed as the official start to players returning to the hardwood. As currently listed, one of the premier games that will be on schedule the first day is a revitalized rivalry between..." November 27

  • Raptors' Terence Davis likely to have contract guaranteed, but situation still uncertain

    Sportsnet "If it weren’t for what happened in his room at the Beekman Hotel in lower Manhattan on Oct. 27, there would be no questions about the second year of Terence Davis’s contract being guaranteed on Sunday, or of his future with the Toronto Raptors. Davis, 23, was an..." November 27

  • NBA reportedly considers Georgia “bubble” for G League season

    Talk Basket "The NBA is reportedly committed to holding a G League season. The league is considering ‘a bubble concept in the Atlanta area that would cost NBA teams an entry fee in the $500,000 range,’ per Marc Stein. The G League cancelled the season last year due to COVID-19..." November 27

  • NBA Free Agency: 5 Worst And Overpaid Contracts This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "Another offseason and yet another period of insanely overpriced contracts being paid out. This seems to be a constant trend in the NBA, where teams seem to throw out money to land as much talent as they can get regardless of the price or fit in the squad. This year was no different, as some..." November 27

  • Raptors’ ‘Plan B’ options if Giannis Antetokounmpo is unavailable in 2021

    Sportsnet "A much-discussed theme of the Toronto Raptors’ off-season is that they’ve prioritized flexibility for the 2021 off-season in pursuit of one Giannis Antetokounmpo. That’s a great-sounding plan, no doubt. But what if Antetokounmpo were to sign an..." November 27