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Pascal Siakam Named D-League Player Of The week

Mar 20, 2017 4:08 PM

Raptors 905 forward Pascal Siakam has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, March 13 through Sunday, March 19.

Siakam (6-9, New Mexico State), playing on assignment from the Toronto Raptors, led the 905 to a 3-0 week as the team clinched the Central Division title and the Eastern Conference’s No. 1 seed for the 2017 NBA D-League Playoffs. For the week, he averaged 18.0 points (on 56.4 percent shooting), 8.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.3 blocked shots.

On March 13, Siakam scored a season-high 20 points and added nine rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks in a 116-87 win over the Austin Spurs. He then scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a 120-105 victory over the Long Island Nets on March 18. The next night, Siakam finished with 16 points and eight rebounds in a 117-99 win against Long Island.

In four games on assignment with the 905 this season, Siakam is averaging 17.3 points (on 50.9 percent shooting), 9.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.0 block. In 52 games (38 starts) with Toronto, Siakam is averaging 4.3 points and 3.3 rebounds.

Other top performers considered were Austin’s Orlando Johnson, Canton’s Eric Moreland, Delaware’s Russ Smith, Greensboro’s Damien Wilkins, Northern Arizona’s Xavier Silas, Raptors 905’s Brady Heslip, Reno’s Kendall Marshall, Rio Grande Valley’s Darius Morris, Santa Cruz’s Damian Jones, Texas’ Stephane Lasme and Jameel Warney and Westchester’s John Jenkins.

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Edy Tavares Close To Deal With Raptors 905

Nov 11, 2016 12:57 PM

Edy Tavares is close to a deal to sign with Raptors 905.

Tavares was released by the Atlanta Hawks shortly after the start of the season.

Tavares is a 7'3 center who was an early second round pick in 2014. Tavares has a career PER of 14.3.

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Bighorns Acquire Ronald Roberts From Raptors 905 For Brady Heslip, 2nd Rounder

Sep 15, 2016 1:33 PM

The Reno Bighorns have acquired Ronald Roberts from the Raptors 905 in exchange for Brady Heslip and a second round pick.

Roberts averaged 18.1 points and 12.1 rebounds in 33.2 minutes per game last season with the 905.

Heslip, a native of Burlington, Ontario and a member of the Canadian Men’s Senior National Team, spent the 2015-16 season with Acqua Vitasnella Cantu (Serie-A) in Italy, averaging 12.7 points and shooting .455 from three-point range in 29 games. He averaged 13.0 points and 1.2 rebounds for Canada at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto and averaging 10.7 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists at the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship in Mexico City. Heslip was selected 11th overall by Reno in the 2014 NBA D-League Draft and averaged 24.5 points in 20 games with the Bighorns. 

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Raptors 905 Holding Open Tryout

Aug 15, 2016 1:38 PM

Raptors 905, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Toronto Raptors, announced Monday it will hold an open tryout for potential invitations to the team’s training camp in November. The tryout will be Saturday, September 10 starting at 9 a.m. at Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport on the west side of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus, 100 Devonshire Place.

Players interested in participating in the open tryout can register online at Raptors905.com.

Participants that register and submit payment before September 5, 2016 will have access to early bird pricing of $225 plus applicable taxes. After September 5, 2016 and on the day of the tryout, the full registration fee of $275 plus applicable taxes will be applied.

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Jerry Stackhouse Expected To Be Named Head Coach Of Raptors 905

Aug 1, 2016 8:06 PM

Jerry Stackhouse is expected to be named head coach of the Raptors 905 of the D-League.

Stackhouse was an assistant coach under Dwane Casey this past season with the Toronto Raptors. Jesse Mermuys left the 905 after one season at the helm to take an assistant coach position with the Los Angeles Lakers, leaving a vacancy in Mississauga.

The Toronto Raptors used their expansion D-League team a lot last season as Anthony Bennett, Bruno Caboclo, Delon Wright, Lucas Nogueira and Normal Powell combined for 77 games played in Mississauga.

Stackhouse coached the Raptors' Summer League team this year.

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Axel Toupane Named D-League's Most Improved Player

Apr 20, 2016 3:35 PM

Denver Nuggets guard Axel Toupane, formerly of Raptors 905, has been named the 2016 NBA Development League Most Improved Player, as voted on by the league’s 19 head coaches. The award honors the player who demonstrated the most significant improvement during the 2015-16 NBA D-League season.

Toupane (6-7, 210, France) played in 32 games for Raptors 905 this season, averaging 14.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.0 steals. His best month was January, when he averaged 17.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.6 steals, an improvement nearly across the board from his December averages of 12.0 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 0.6 steals.

His two 30-point games this season both came in January, including a career-high 34 points to go with six assists and four steals in a 111-91 win over the Erie BayHawks on Jan. 21 – part of a six-game winning streak for Raptors 905. For the season, six of Toupane’s seven games with at least 20 points and all six of his games with six or more assists were recorded after December.

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