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  • Report: Kawhi starting to 'warm to the idea' of playing for Raptors

    The Score "Playing north of the border certainly isn't what Kawhi Leonard had envisioned for himself heading into next season. However, now that the earth-shattering trade that will send him to the Toronto Raptors is complete, it sounds like the 27-year-old forward is going to make..." July 19

  • Report: Players upset by Raptors’ lack of recognition of DeMar DeRozan

    Larry Brown Sports "The abrupt Kawhi Leonard-DeMar DeRozan trade isn’t going down well with anyone, including on the Toronto side. According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, some players have taken note of the fact that the Raptors did nothing to recognize DeRozan’s contributions to the..." July 19

  • Report: Kawhi talking to other stars about 2019 free agency

    247 Sports "Kawhi Leonard was just traded to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, but he is already talking to other stars about free agency next summer, according to Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star, via an appearance on the Back To Back Podcast.  "One thing I was told last..." July 19

  • Raptors Expected To Sign Jordan Loyd To Two-Way Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Raptors are poised to sign guard Jordan Loyd to a two-way contract, reports Blake Murphy of Raptors Republic. Barring any snags with Loyd’s buyout from Turkish team Darussafaka, he’ll ink a two-year deal with Toronto, according to Murphy. An..." July 18

  • Gregg Popovich defends Kawhi Leonard, but looks forward to Spurs' future with DeMar DeRozan

    ESPN "After saying "attempts were made to see what would be best" with Kawhi Leonard this offseason, Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs are ready to move forward after trading Leonard for DeMar DeRozan on Wednesday. "We talked often over the summer, about a lot of..." July 18

  • Red flag Kawhi Leonard trade will be career-defining for Masai Ujiri

    Sportsnet "For most of two decades the Toronto Raptors were a bad team in a cold, foreign place that couldn’t keep their best players. Now they can send them away and believe they are a better team for it. Call it progress. Call it betrayal. Call it a new..." July 18

  • Report: Raptors could waive Kawhi Leonard's physical

    247 Sports "The Toronto Raptors are very eager to add Kawhi Leonard to their active roster. So eager, in fact, that they may be willing to waive Leonard's physical despite the fact that he played just nine total games last season due to a lingering quad injury, according to ESPN's Brian..." July 18

  • Players upset by Raptors’ lack of recognition of DeMar DeRozan

    Larry Brown Sports "The abrupt Kawhi Leonard-DeMar DeRozan trade isn’t going down well with anyone, including on the Toronto side. According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, some players have taken note of the fact that the Raptors did nothing to recognize DeRozan’s contributions to the..." July 18

  • Report: Kawhi Leonard is Threatening To Sit Out Season After Trade To Raptors

    Total Pro Sports "Somehow Kawhi Leonard went from being one of the most soft spoken, unselfish, and loved players in the entire league to being public enemy #1 in just one season. Kawhi’s team has made it clear that he wants to be on the Los Angeles Lakers, but the San Antonio Spurs did not meet..." July 18

  • DeMar DeRozan: ‘Ain’t No Loyalty in This Game’

    SLAM Online "DeMar DeRozan expressed his displeasure with the Raptors’ lack of loyalty, as news broke of an imminent trade sending him to San Antonio in exchange for the equally unhappy Kawhi Leonard. Toronto had reportedly assured DeRozan that he would not be..." July 18

  • Here are the financial implications of Leonard trade for Spurs

    247 Sports "After months of rumors and reports, Kawhi Leonard was finally traded as the San Antonio Spurs traded the two-time Defensive Player of the Year winner to the Toronto Raptors in a deal centered around All-Star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan. Via ESPN's Adrian..." July 18

  • NBA Rumors: Kawhi Leonard Staying With Raptors Will Be ‘Very Tough Sell’

    NESN "The Toronto Raptors rolled the dice Wednesday, reportedly agreeing to trade for San Antonio Spurs forwards Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green in exchange for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round draft pick. Leonard reportedly preferred to be traded to one..." July 18

  • Kawhi could risk fines to sit out season if unhappy with Raptors

    Clutch Points "Kawhi Leonard is in the process of becoming a member of the Toronto Raptors and even though he’s shown displeasure of landing at The Great North, he would be taking a major risk by sitting out part of the season to show his unhappiness. According..." July 18

  • What are the Toronto Raptors thinking?

    USA Today "The Toronto Raptors, a team that fired the man who was the 2018 NBA Coach of the Year after the team fell to LeBron James in the playoffs for the third consecutive year, are on the verge of making one of the riskiest trades in recent memory and potentially alienating their entire fanbase in the..." July 18

  • Details of Kawhi Leonard-DeMar DeRozan trade

    Larry Brown Sports "The Spurs have agreed to a trade with the Raptors that will send Kawhi Leonard to Toronto and DeMar DeRozan to San Antonio. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Raptors will get Danny Green in addition to Leonard while the Spurs receive DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a 2019..." July 18

  • Report: Kawhi Leonard Doesn’t Want to Play in Toronto

    SLAM Online "The Spurs are on the verge of sending Kawhi Leonard to Toronto, a city he reportedly has no interest working and living in. July 18

  • Raptors, Spurs finalizing Kawhi Leonard trade involving DeMar DeRozan

    ESPN "The Toronto Raptors are finalizing a deal to acquire San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard in a trade package that includes All-Star DeMar DeRozan, league sources told ESPN. An agreement in principle could be reached as soon as Wednesday, league..." July 18

  • DeMar DeRozan was told by Raptors executives in Summer League that he won’t be traded

    Clutch Points "A blockbuster trade between the San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors is reportedly in the process of being finalized. In the said deal, a swap of stars involving Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan is front and center. While this could finally put an end to..." July 18

  • Raptors, Wolves Held Exploratory Talks In 2017 On DeMar DeRozan For Andrew Wiggins

    Real GM Basketball "The Toronto Raptors held expiatory discussions with the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2017 offseason on a deal centered around DeMar DeRozan for Andrew Wiggins. " July 18

  • Raps have made a 'compelling' offer for Kawhi

    The Score "With no guarantee on whether he'd want to stick around beyond next season, or even what his current health status is, the Toronto Raptors are still putting their best foot forward in an attempt to snag Kawhi Leonard from the San Antonio Spurs. During an appearance on TSN's..." July 17

  • Can DeMar DeRozan guard all-stars like Nick Nurse wants him to?

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Raptors’ 2018 Summer League experience is over with the club falling to – who else? – the Cleveland Cavaliers in the tournament quarter-finals. Thus ending a two-week span where the only real notable news from a Raptors perspective on the court was the..." July 17

  • Raptors in driver’s seat for Kawhi Leonard

    Sportsnet "Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. That’s what Toronto Raptors fans must think after ESPN’s Brian Windhorst stated his belief that Kawhi Leonard to Toronto is the most likely trade scenario. Making an appearance on ESPN’s Lowe Post podcast,..." July 16

  • Raptors plan to waive forward Alfonzo McKinnie

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Raptors are set to waive forward Alfonzo McKinnie, according to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania. McKinnie’s 2018-19 deal worth $1.4 million will become guaranteed after 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, so the Raptors must officially make the move before then. " July 16

  • Source Close To DeMar DeRozan Says Deleting Instagram Had No Special Meaning

    Real GM Basketball "DeMar DeRozan deleted his Instagram account this week, which sparked further speculation that he could soon be traded by the Toronto Raptors to the San Antonio Spurs in a deal for Kawhi Leonard. A source close to DeRozan refutes the notion that there was any special meaning to the..." July 13

  • Why the Raptors should take a run at Kawhi Leonard

    Toronto Star "Could this be the summer that Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri and general manager Bobby Webster make what would be the boldest personnel move of their tenures atop the National Basketball Association franchise’s pecking order? We are, of course, talking about..." July 13

  • DeMar DeRozan wiping out his Instagram leads to trade speculation

    Larry Brown Sports "In the most sacred and time-honored tradition of the NBA offseason, a star player is causing a mad panic with some suspect activity on social media. ESPN’s Rachel Nichols shared on Thursday that Toronto Raptors All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan had completely wiped his..." July 13

  • NBA Teams With 2018/19 Cap Room Remaining

    Hoops Rumors "Last Wednesday, we noted that only three NBA teams still had significant cap room available. Depending on your definition of “significant,” that’s still the case. One of those three teams – the Kings – made a player for another’s..." July 12

  • Raptors are now co-favorites to acquire Kawhi Leonard

    USA Today "You want NBA offseason tea leaves to read? You got ’em. Notice anything here? (Yeah, I know — the headline gave it away.)

    July 12

  • Charles Oakley Arrested for Cheating at a Casino; Faces 1-6 Years In Prison

    Total Pro Sports "In his days as an NBA enforcer, Charles Oakley was known to smack a few opposing players upside their head and deliver a message that he wasn’t there to play around. Off the court, nothing really has changed with his age. The former NBA player is in some deep trouble now..." July 12

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Free Agency Will Be Moved to Earlier Time Next Summer

    Bleacher Report "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is apparently aware his league's offseason generates plenty of buzz and is ready to move up the start of free agency accordingly. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, Silver said the start of free agency will be earlier than..." July 11

  • Move to eliminate NBA one-and-done rule gaining momentum, commissioner Adam Silver says

    USA Today "The NBA’s one-and-done rule is unofficially done. Commissioner Adam Silver made it clear on Tuesday that there is growing support for a change that would allow players to enter the league at the age of 18 rather than require them to play one year of college basketball – or..." July 11

  • Michele Roberts on N.B.A. Competitive Imbalance: Don’t Blame the Players

    New York Times "Michele Roberts has heard the complaints about the N.B.A.’s best team, the Golden State Warriors, signing an All-Star. She has heard the whining about the league’s best player, LeBron James, moving westward in the first week of free agency. She has seen fans and pundits proclaim the..." July 09

  • Raptors 'Generate Buzz' As Possible Trade Spot For Kawhi Leonard

    Total Pro Sports "With the departure of LeBron James this offseason, his dominance was taken with him and left a wide open Eastern Conference for any team willing to take it. The Toronto Raptors were the #1 seed last year, but got bounced in a sweep at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers for the..." July 09

  • Raptors’ VanVleet has no plans to settle for back-up role

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Raptors introduced their starting point guard on Friday, getting him at a reasonable — by NBA standards — $18-million for two seasons. Which is different from saying Fred VanVleet will be the starting point guard this coming season, which would be quite the..." July 07

  • Raptors’ Nick Nurse ready to challenge DeMar DeRozan defensively

    Sportsnet "By now, Toronto Raptors fans are familiar with Nick Nurse’s offensive game. He was the brains behind behind much of the offensive strength that carried the club to its best regular season ever, with DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry leading the way. Now, as the newly-appointed head..." July 07

  • Former Golden State Warrior Clifford Rozier Has Passed Away At 45

    Hot New Hip Hop "The former NBA lottery pick had fallen on hard times. Clifford Rozier may be better known for his exploits at the University of Louisville where he was awarded All-American status in his senior year. The power forward then declared for the 1994 draft where he was selected 16th overall..." July 07

  • How Celtics, Sixers, Raptors should react to LeBron leaving East

    The Score "LeBron James finally left after 15 years, which means the Eastern Conference will almost certainly crown a new champion for the first time since 2010. Though the reloaded Golden State Warriors will humble any new challengers for the title, there's still a huge opportunity..." July 05

  • Front office insider suggests DeMar DeRozan swap for Kawhi Leonard

    Clutch Points "The Toronto Raptors have made very few moves aside from a coaching search after firing Coach of the Year Dwane Casey, who posted the franchise’s all-time best record with 59 wins. According to ESPN Insider Bobby Marks, the Raptors could shock the world by trading..." July 05

  • DeMar DeRozan shuts down fan who tries to recruit him to Lakers

    Sportsnet "It seems as if from the first moment the Toronto Raptors drafted DeMar DeRozan in 2009 people have been trying to recruit him to the Los Angeles Lakers. On one hand, it does kind of make sense seeing as he went to college at USC, grew up a Los Angeles fan and modelled a good portion..." July 04

  • VanVleet deal suggests Raptors are doubling down on 59-win core

    Sportsnet "Fred VanVleet bet on himself and won. The Toronto Raptors have seemingly doubled down on their 59-win core and hope to keep winning too. The Toronto Raptors controlled most of the cards in Fred VanVleet’s free agency when they met with him in Chicago Friday morning, reaching a..." July 01

  • Raptors agree to two-year deal with Fred VanVleet

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Raptors have agreed upon a two-year, $18-million deal with restricted free agent Fred VanVleet, Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania is reporting. A finalist for the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award this past season, VanVleet enjoyed a breakout year, averaging 8.6..." July 01

  • NBA salary cap expected to spike considerably after next season

    Sportsnaut "The NBA released its 2018-19 salary cap on Saturday evening, mere hours prior to the start of free agency. As expected, the cap has been set at $101.9 million with a luxury tax threshold of $123.7 million. It’s expected that the market this summer for non-stars is going to be..." July 01

  • Raptors not sold on Ibaka-Valanciunas pairing?

    Yardbarker "Neither Jonas Valanciunas nor Serge Ibaka came off the bench for the Raptors once during the 2017-18 season, with Ibaka serving as the club’s full-time starting four while Valaciunas started at the five. However, the Raptors still aren’t sold on the Valanciunas/Ibaka pairing in..." June 28

  • Dwane Casey: There’s no part of me that hopes the Raptors fail

    Sportsnet "If there’s any way former Raptors coach Dwane Casey wants Toronto fans to remember him, it would be his endearing class and humility. Having won the NBA’s coach of the year Tuesday for a season that saw him get fired by the Raptors and then shortly finding new employment..." June 28

  • Raptors could break up ‘core four’ this summer

    TSN "Happy NBA New Year. July 1 marks the start of the 2018-19 fiscal season, and as of midnight on Sunday morning teams are permitted to negotiate and reach verbal agreements with free agents. At noon on July 6, once the league completes its internal audit, sets the salary cap..." June 28

  • Raptors Issue QOs To VanVleet, Miller, De Colo

    Hoops Rumors "The Raptors have extended qualifying offers to Fred VanVleet, Malcolm Miller, and Nando De Colo, ensuring that all three players will become restricted free agents, the team announced today (via Twitter). VanVleet, the most notable of the three players, had a breakout season for the..." June 27

  • Recently-fired Dwane Casey is named NBA Coach of the Year

    Give Me Sport "Another one of the much-debated categories at the 2018 NBA Award Show was Coach of the Year. As always, awarding a winner became more complicated because it didn’t take the playoffs into consideration. It’s safe to say that the nominees may have received different votes if..." June 26

  • Report: Raptors to hire Adrian Griffin as lead assistant coach

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Raptors are set to hire Adrian Griffin as a lead assistant on new head coach Nick Nurse’s staff, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. Griffin was previously an assistant coach with the Oklahoma City Thunder. " June 25

  • 5 Players Who Should Be on the Trade Block After 2018 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Now that the 2018 NBA draft has passed, the offseason's other big shoe, free agency, is ready begin its descent July 1. In the interim—or even afterward—trades could keep things interesting.  Some teams could feel pressure to deal a critical player..." June 25

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