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Raptors Agree To Two-Year, $6M Deal With Bismack Biyombo

Jul 4, 2015 2:33 PM

Bismack Biyombo has agreed upon a two-year, $6 million deal with the Toronto Raptors.

Biyombo became an unrestricted free agent when the Charlotte Hornets declined to extend him a qualifying offer after the season.

Biyombo was the seventh overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft and has been relatively disappointing, but he remains a young player capable of significant improvement.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Bismack Biyombo, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Wesley Matthews Has Three-Year, $45M Offer From Kings; Prefers Mavs

Jul 2, 2015 9:27 PM

Wesley Matthews has a three-year, $45 million offer from the Sacramento Kings.

But Matthews prefers to sign with the Dallas Mavericks over both the Kings and Toronto Raptors. The Mavericks are considered the favorites to sign Matthews.

Matthews is recovering from a torn Achilles.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Wesley Matthews, Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Raptors, Mavs Still Each Contending For Wesley Matthews

Jul 1, 2015 10:17 PM

The Toronto Raptors and Dallas Mavericks remain locked into a battle for Wesley Matthews in free agency.

The Raptors signed DeMarre Carroll at the start of free agency, but they remain interested in Matthews as well.

Matthews is recovering from a torn Achilles.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Wesley Matthews, Dallas Mavericks, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Amir Johnson, Celtics Agree Upon Two-Year, $24M Deal

Jul 1, 2015 3:42 PM

Amir Johnson and the Boston Celtics have agreed upon a two-year, $24 million contract.

Johnson is coming off a five-year, $34 million contract with the Toronto Raptors.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Amir Johnson, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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DeMarre Carroll Agrees To Four-Year, $60M Deal With Raptors

Jul 1, 2015 12:05 PM

DeMarre Carroll has agreed to sign with the Toronto Raptors on a four-year, $60 million deal.

Carroll had a breakout season with the Atlanta Hawks as a two-way small forward.

Jeff Zillgitt of the USA Today reports the Knicks were prepared to offer the same or similar deal to Carroll as the Raptors, but he preferred the outlook of Toronto.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Tags: DeMarre Carroll, Atlanta Hawks, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Wesley Matthews To Receive Interest From Raptors, Mavs

Jun 30, 2015 1:41 PM

Wesley Matthews will receive free agency interest from both the Dallas Mavericks and Toronto Raptors.

Matthews tore his Achilles in the second half of last season. Matthews believes he will be ready for the start of the regular season.

Matthews is seeking a deal with an annual average in the $15 million range.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Tags: Wesley Matthews, Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Dunc'd On Pod: Offseason Previews Of Thunder, Raptors, Celtics, Jazz, Rockets

Jun 30, 2015 11:46 AM

Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA), Daniel Leroux of RealGM (@DannyLeroux) preview the upcoming offseason for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics, Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets.

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Tags: Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, Dunc'd On

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Luke Ridnour Traded By Thunder To Raptors

Jun 30, 2015 10:47 AM

The Toronto Raptors have acquired Luke Ridnour from the Oklahoma City Thunder to create a $2.85 million trade exception.

The Thunder also acquire the draft rights of Tomislav Zubcic.

Ridnour has also been traded this offseason by the Orlando Magic, Memphis Grizzlies and Charlotte Hornets.

Darnell Mayberry/Oklahoman

Tags: Luke Ridnour, Toronto Raptors, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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LaMarcus Aldridge Sets Order Of Free Agency Meetings

Jun 29, 2015 10:57 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge will meet with seven teams in free agency in the following order:

Los Angeles Lakers
Houston Rockets
San Antonio Spurs
Phoenix Suns
Dallas Mavericks
Toronto Raptors
New York Knicks

Aldridge is not currently planning on meeting with the Portland Trail Blazers as they've already offered a full maximum contract.

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Tags: LaMarcus Aldridge, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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LaMarcus Aldridge Plans To Meet With Raptors In Free Agency

Jun 29, 2015 3:47 PM

Portland Trail Blazers star free agent LaMarcus Aldridge has plans to meet with the Toronto Raptors this week, league sources told RealGM.

Aldridge has an interest in the Raptors, who hold space for a maximum contract offer, sources said. In his free-agent meetings in Los Angeles, Aldridge will be joined by his mother, Georgia.

Nevertheless, the San Antonio Spurs are considered a strong candidate to sign Aldridge out of the Portland Trail Blazers, and the four-time All-Star has several other meetings, too.

Aldridge will consider meeting with the Houston Rockets, among his other sitdowns, sources said. As an unrestricted free agent for the first time, Aldridge only benefits with his due diligence from interested teams.

Widely believed to be the NBA’s most attainable superstar free agent, Aldridge had another standout statistical season in his ninth year with the Blazers. The 6-foot-11 forward averaged a career-high 23.4 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists.

Out of Texas, Aldridge went second overall in the 2006 NBA draft, one slot behind the Raptors’ selection of Andrea Bargnani.

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Tags: LaMarcus Aldridge, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Al-Farouq Aminu To Meet With Knicks, Celtics, Blazers, Raptors, Pelicans
The Mavericks are also in the mix to re-sign Al-Farouq Aminu.

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Raptors Acquire Clippers' 2017 First Rounder, No. 46 From Bucks For Greivis Vasquez
Greivis Vasquez is close to a trade to the Bucks.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Raptors Considering Andy Greer, Rex Kalamian For Assistant Coach Job
The Raptors are discussing an assistant coaching job with Andy Greer and Rex Kalamian.

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Lou Williams' Expected Free Agent Interest Gives Raptors Competition
Lou Williams is expected to receive strong interest from teams that include the Kings, Lakers, Knicks and Nets, sources tell RealGM.

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Dwane Casey: Raptors Going In The Right Direction
Dwane Casey said on Tuesday he was never concerned about his future this offseason as head coach of the Raptors.

Steven Loung/Sportsnet

Kyrylo Fesenko Signing One-Year Deal With Lokomotiv In VTB League
Kyrylo Fesenko has agreed to a one-year contract with Lokomotiv of the VTB League, bypassing a workout with the Raptors, sources told RealGM.

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Raptors Recently Pursued Darren Erman
The Raptors wanted Darren Erman to become defensive coordinator under Dwane Casey.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Terrence Ross Undergoes Ankle Surgery
Terrence Ross underwent surgery to remove bone spurs and loose bodies from his left ankle.

The Canadian Press

MLSE Likely To Hire John Cassaday To Succeed Tim Leiweke As President
John Cassaday, who recently retired as president and CEO of Corus Entertainment, has long been rumored the likely choice to succeed Leiweke.

Elliotte Friedman/Sportsnet

Raptors Let Go Of Two Assistant Coaches On Dwane Casey's Staff
The Raptors have removed Bill Bayno and Tom Sterner from Dwane Casey's coaching staff, according to sources.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Dwane Casey Will Remain Head Coach Of Raptors
The Raptors will likely make changes to Dwane Casey's assistant coaching staff.

Steve Simmons/Toronto Sun

Ujiri Considering Letting Raptors Take Step Back
Masai Ujiri has yet to make a decision on Dwane Casey's tenure as head coach of the Raptors and the direction of the franchise.

John Chick/The Score

Raptors Evaluating Future Of Dwane Casey
The Raptors are evaluating everyone after their first-round sweep against the Wizards.

Ryan Wolstat/Toronto Sun

Lou Williams Named NBA's Sixth Man Of The Year
The Raptors acquired Lou Williams from the Hawks last offseason.

RealGM Staff Report

Masai Ujiri Receives $35,000 Fine From NBA
Masai Ujiri has received a $35,000 fine from the NBA for using obscene language during a public appearance on Saturday.

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DeMar DeRozan, Russell Westbrook Win Player Of The Month For April
DeMar DeRozan had a PER of 24.1 in April, while Russell Westbrook's 28.3 ranked sixth in the Western Conference.

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2015 NBA Playoffs First Round Matchups
Anthony Davis will be making his first appearance in the playoffs.

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Andrew Wiggins Plans To Remain With Wolves For 'Very, Very, Very Long Time'
Andrew Wiggins has already been mentioned as a potential addition for the Raptors due to the franchise being his home team.

Eric Koreen/National Post

Raptors Assign Lucas Nogueira To D-League
The Raptors have assigned Lucas Nogueira to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League.

RealGM Staff Report

Lou Williams Has Already Tried For Extension, Wants To Re-Sign With Raptors
Lou Williams would like to re-sign with the Raptors as he hits the open market this summer.

Mike Mazzeo/ESPN

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