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  • Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet ahead of free agency

    NBA.com "4h ago Toronto Raptors Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet ahead of free agency There's a reason why VanVleet is widely regarded as being one of the best free agents available this offseason. Here's a closer look at..." September 25

  • The Perfect Trade Target for Every NBA Team

    Bleacher Report "As the least predictable season in NBA history nears its conclusion, it's time to start thinking about the offseason. Player movement likely won't measure up to the madness of 2019, but there will surely be some players finding their way to new teams. Free..." September 25

  • Top-5 Players Billy Donovan Should Bring To The Bulls

    Fadeaway World "The Bulls are in an interesting position moving forward. They just hired Billy Donovan as their new head coach, as well as Arturas Karnisovas to be the team’s executive vice president of basketball operations. With new leadership and a nucleus of intriguing young talent, Chicago..." September 25

  • NBA Players Dangerously Close to Bust Status

    Bleacher Report "A handful of recent top-20 NBA draft picks may be running out of time. Some slow starters, like Mohamed Bamba and Markelle Fultz, are still young with room left to improve, so they'll have suitors lined up once they're available. But the following five prospects..." September 25

  • Raptors coach Nick Nurse sets roots with long-term deal in place

    ESPN "Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse won a championship in his first season as an NBA head coach. He won the league Coach of the Year award in his second. He will enter his third with a contract extension to keep him in Toronto for a long time. "I don't know if..." September 25

  • TikTok User Claims Unnamed NBA Player Paid Her $7K To Sneak Into Bubble, Posts Evidence

    Total Pro Sports "It looks like Danuel House wasn’t the only NBA player who had an unauthorized person in their Disney room in Orlando. TikTok user hannmaile recently shared a video where she claimed to be paid $7K to sneak herself inside the Disney’s NBA Bubble because an unnamed NBA..." September 24

  • Nick Nurse says Raptors will open arena for U.S. voter registration

    The Score "Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse says the organization will open its home arena for U.S. voter registration ahead of the Nov. 3 election. "A lot of teams are using their arenas in the states as voting centres. We obviously we can't do that, but we are going to open up..." September 24

  • Raptors’ future will be defined in an off-season of uncertainty

    The Star "For Masai Ujiri and Bobby Webster, the NBA summer is a well-scripted time with little variation year to year. The season ends some time around the middle of June, the draft is a week or two after, free-agent discussions can officially begin July 1 and players can..." September 24

  • WNBA, NBA players react on Twitter to Breonna Taylor grand jury decision

    CBS Sports "In wake of protests and the fight for equality, athletes have been outspoken in the movement towards social justice reforms. Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed by police in Louisville, has been someone many have fought for. Those fighting in her name were hoping justice would eventually..." September 23

  • NBA Sets Format For Draft Combine

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA announced plans today for a revamped draft combine that will run from September 28 until early to mid-November. Designed to aid with player evaluation before the November 18 draft, some of the combine will take place in team markets and other parts will be..." September 23

  • Here's 5 Boom-or-Bust 2020 NBA Free Agents

    Bleacher Report "While every NBA team has a wish list for free agency, there are only so many superstars to go around. Actually, the 2020 offseason really only has one. And it's Anthony Davis, who might be a free agent by title only—assuming he even declines his $28.8..." September 23

  • Kevin Garnett Says His NBA Era 'Could Never Play in a Bubble'

    Complex "The latest guest on Load Management was Kevin Garnett. You may have missed or mentally filed away the post from earlier but, hey, fortunately there's no expiration here.  Amongst several topics discussed (more on that in a sec) the NBA..." September 23

  • Pacers Interview Raptors' Nate Bjorkgren for Head Coach Job

    Bleacher Report "As the Indiana Pacers continue their search for a new head coach, Toronto Raptors assistant Nate Bjorkgren recently interviewed for the job.  Raptors head coach Nick Nurse confirmed Bjorkgren's interview during an appearance on SiriusXM NBA Radio..." September 23

  • Why the Raptors should weigh Norm Powell trade offers and wait to extend OG Anunoby. It’s strictly business

    The Star "The Raptors are facing an off-season like no other. They have a handful of free agents to decide on, an uncertain NBA financial picture and a first-round pick in the Nov. 18 draft. This is the fifth in a six-part series looking at the decisions and options that lie ahead: OG..." September 22

  • NBA participation in Tokyo Olympics could be limited, Adam Silver says

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the Tokyo Olympics’ effect on the league’s schedule planning for 2021 is unclear, but that it’s possible that Olympic participation may be limited. “There are a lot of great U.S. players, and we may be up against a..." September 22

  • Most Intriguing Landing Spots for NBA's Top Trade Targets

    Bleacher Report "Where oh where will the NBA's top offseason trade targets land? Er, well, we have no idea. It could be nowhere. It could be anywhere. It could be with your team. Where should the most sought-after trade candidates go if they do in fact go anywhere at all? Now..." September 22

  • Adam Silver: Next season unlikely to start before 2021

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver does not expect the 2020-21 season to begin in 2020. Silver told CNN’s Bob Costas on Tuesday that his “best guess” is the NBA will not begin next season until at least January. A Christmas start date is still the ideal scenario, but that..." September 22

  • 5 NBA Players in Desperate Need of a Trade This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Players can grow apart from their NBA teams before their contracts split them up. When that happens, the situation is unsalvageable, and a trade becomes necessary. Maybe a team changes its overall direction and renders a player obsolete. Or perhaps that player gets..." September 22

  • Raptors can throw buckets of money at Marc Gasol

    The Star "The question may not be what the Raptors want to do with Marc Gasol in the coming off-season as much as what Gasol wants for himself. He’s 35 years old — a fully free NBA free agent who’s had a long and distinguished career in North America and internationally with..." September 22

  • NBA execs poll: Luka Doncic top young talent to build around; Zion Williamson comes at No. 7

    Hoops Hype "With only four teams remaining in the playoff bubble, HoopsHype polled 15 NBA talent evaluators, including four general managers, six executives and five scouts, to learn which players under 25 they’d build around and why. The top player to build around is not surprising, but..." September 22

  • NBA mulling fall tournament featuring G League select team

    USA Today "The NBA G League is reportedly discussing the possibility of hosting a tournament in a bubble environment featuring the newly-formed Ignite team, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The tournament will take place in November or December and will also include other teams,..." September 22

  • Kyle Lowry Could Land With Bucks In Potential Three-Team Deal

    Fadeaway World "The Milwaukee Bucks can rest easy knowing Giannis Antetokounmpo will not request a trade next season. Although he can leave via free agency in 2021, the organization still has time to convince him to stay. Besides dinner with the owners, the best way for the Bucks to do that would be..." September 21

  • Nick Nurse among highest-paid head coaches with new deal

    The Score "Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse was rewarded handsomely for his work over the past two seasons. The 53-year-old's new multi-year contract extension will pay him around $8 million annually, making Nurse one of the Association's highest-paid bench bosses,..." September 21

  • Here's three trade ideas involving Chris Paul

    The Oklahoman "Chris Paul hinted at the uncertainty of the Thunder’s offseason. “I don’t know what the future holds,” Paul said a day after the Thunder was eliminated in the first round, “but what I can say is that this team, I think I made some connections and bonds..." September 21

  • How six teams have stopped LeBron James in the NBA playoffs

    ESPN "THWACK!! Detroit Pistons defensive wizard Tayshaun Prince, all 215 pounds of him, smashed into an immovable, 7-foot-3, 260-pound object named Zydrunas Ilgauskas. The Cleveland Cavaliers big man planted himself adjacent to Prince with the explicit purpose of preventing..." September 21

  • Social Media Loses Its Mind After This Video of Bronny James Surfaces

    Total Pro Sports "Bronny James just reminded everybody why it can sometimes suck being the kid of a mega-star athlete in the social media world. The son of the Los Angeles Lakers star forward is trending on Twitter for allegedly sparking up a blunt and it being posted to social media for all to..." September 19

  • Free Agent Stock Watch: Playoff Edition

    Hoops Rumors "Throughout the season, Hoops Rumors takes a closer look at players who will be free agents or could become free agents this off-season. With the playoffs ongoing at the Orlando campus, it’s time to examine if their stock is rising or falling due to performance and other..." September 19

  • Who's the best golfer inside the NBA bubble? It's probably not a player

    USA Today "The Miami Heat’s practice had ended, and forward Andre Iguodala left the gym talking on his phone. He was making a tee time for himself, teammate Kelly Olynyk and Heat shooting coach Rob Fodor. “KO, we’re set up. Twenty minutes,” Iguodala said to..." September 18

  • The longer uncertainty around Raptors’ Masai Ujiri remains, louder the questions

    Sportsnet "He spoke about everything, the passion flowing, unwavering as always. Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri held forth for nearly an hour to address the season that was, and given everything the 2019-20 campaign encapsulated on the floor and off, he could have gone on for many..." September 18

  • Which 2020 NBA Free Agents Will Get the Worst Contracts?

    Bleacher Report "The course of free agency is always difficult to predict in the NBA, but the 2020 offseason could make previous years seem like a color-by-number worksheet. Thanks to the months-long hiatus, seeding games and playoffs without fans and a general decline in television ratings,..." September 18

  • 3 best Clippers trade options for Paul George

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Clippers and Paul George are in shambles. Their humiliating series defeat to the Denver Nuggets in the second round was shattering. The fact that they blew a 3-1 series lead to a relatively inexperienced Nuggets side just made things a lot, lot..." September 18

  • Masai Ujiri: Raptors ‘close’ on extension for GM Bobby Webster

    Sportsnet "Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri says the team is “close” on an extension for general manager Bobby Webster. Ujiri told reporters in his end-of-season media availability on Thursday that it remains a priority for him “to get to our leadership team and take..." September 18

  • Are NBA playoff games better in a bubble? No home-court advantage, unpredictable basketball

    USA Today "Maybe the NBA should hold its playoffs in a bubble all the time. It is basketball distilled to its essence – five-on-five in a random gym. “At the end of the day, it's just guys playing in between those lines and who executes better and who plays the whole 48..." September 18

  • Is Fred VanVleet worth $22M per year?

    Empire Sports Media "A big market bereft of a star point guard, the New York Knicks have everything except winning to lure one, whether in the free-agent market or via trade. With a proven coach in Tom Thibodeau and a huge cap space, the Knicks are ready to make a big splash. The 22-million..." September 17

  • Masai Ujiri says re-signing Fred VanVleet is “a big-time priority”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Fred VanVleet has developed into a quality point guard, someone who can play a role on elite teams — he has a ring to prove it. This season, in a contract year, VanVleet stepped up and averaged 17.6 points per game and was efficient doing so, taking 83% of his shots either within..." September 17

  • Raptors' Masai Ujiri 'Didn't Sleep For Days' After Cop Shove Video Released

    TMZ "Raptors president Masai Ujiri says he really struggled mentally in the days after the cop shoving video was released ... even though the footage completely exonerated him. "This was very hard for me," Ujiri told the media Thursday ... "When the video came out,..." September 17

  • NBA Sends Guidelines For Pre-Draft Process To Teams

    Hoops Rumors "With the 2020 NBA draft now scheduled to take place on November 18, the league has sent teams a series of revamped guidelines for the pre-draft process, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). With no in-person draft combine taking place this year due to..." September 17

  • Masai Ujiri says he hasn't discussed extension with Raptors

    The Score "Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri says he hasn't yet discussed a long-term contract extension with the organization. "No, I haven't had discussions, and honestly, you know, coming out of this, things are a little raw," Ujiri said Thursday, according..." September 17

  • Trade Packages for NBA's Top 5 Available Stars

    Bleacher Report "For the first time in a long while, the upcoming NBA offseason could come and go without a star changing teams in free agency. But the trade market could be a different story entirely. Conditions seem perfect for some landscape-shifting blockbusters. With free agency short..." September 17

  • Top 5 Targets For The Clippers This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday became the second straight team to blow a 3-1 series lead to the Denver Nuggets this postseason. The team crumbled in the second half of all of the three final games, lacking a sense of urgency and looking discombobulated as their title hopes slipped..." September 17

  • L.A. Clippers Could Pursue Marc Gasol In 2020 Free Agency

    Fadeaway World "  In the aftermath of the Clippers’ shocking collapse in the Western Conference Semis, the world is left looking for an explanation as to why a team loaded with so much talent fell so short of meeting their expectations.   As the leader and best player..." September 16

  • All-NBA Format and Snubs

    Hoops Rumors "The league announced its three All-NBA squads for the 2019/20 season earlier today, with Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James leading the way as the only two unanimous First Team selections. While the First Team looked exactly as expected, there were some..." September 16

  • NBA Announces 2019/20 All-NBA Teams

    NBA.com "Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James have been unanimously selected to the 2019-20 All-NBA First Team, the NBA announced today. James has set the NBA record with his 16th All-NBA Team selection, which includes a..." September 16

  • Kawhi Leonard told Raptors last summer he didn’t think they could repeat

    Narcity "Following Denver's Game 7 victory over the Clippers on Tuesday, a Raptors reporter revealed a new detail about why Kawhi Leonard really left Toronto. TSN's Josh Lewenberg reported that, per a source, Leonard told the Raptors that he didn't think they..." September 16

  • Raptors’ Marc Gasol considering move to Europe

    EuroHoops.net "Marc Gasol will be considering continuing his career in Europe according to Xavi Saiso Garcia of radio Ser Catalunya. Gasol is currently 35 years old and a free agent after completing the 2019-2020 season with the Toronto Raptors. Per Saiso Garcia, a potential decision to..." September 16

  • 2020 NBA Draft set for Nov. 18

    NBC Sports Chicago "What once was tentative is now official. The NBA has finalized Nov. 18 as its modified date for the 2020 draft, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday. The draft had been last scheduled for Oct. 16, just three days after a hypothetical Game 7 of the NBA Finals in the..." September 16

  • Nick Nurse extension the first step in an important off-season for Raptors

    TSN "Fresh off an impressive season that came to a disappointing end last week, the Toronto Raptors can officially shift their focus to an important off-season that will set them up for whatever comes next. The first step was an obvious one, and perhaps the easiest decision they’ll..." September 16

  • Ranking The Top 10 Biggest Feuds In NBA History

    Fadeaway World "As much as NBA viewers enjoy the actual basketball product on display, many who follow the league are just as intrigued by the individuals playing the game and their personalities. Sometimes these stars, as famous and media-savvy as they can be, show their human side. Players can get..." September 15

  • Raptors’ attention shifts to Masai Ujiri with Nick Nurse extension complete

    Sportsnet "That was the easy part. If you were to list the Toronto Raptors‘ upcoming off-season priorities from simple to complicated to potentially really complicated, signing Nick Nurse to a multi-year contract extension would be at the top of the list. The..." September 15

  • An Offseason Trade for Every Eliminated NBA Playoff Team

    Bleacher Report "For the 11 teams already eliminated from the playoffs, it's time to start concocting offseason trade proposals. While some like the Toronto Raptors and Dallas Mavericks may only need a tweak here and there, others like the Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers and Oklahoma City..." September 15