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Raptors Assign Delon Wright To D-League

Nov 24, 2015 1:42 PM

The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday they have assigned guard Delon Wright to Raptors 905, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Raptors. Wright is expected to be in the lineup Wednesday when Raptors 905 hosts the Idaho Stampede at Hershey Centre at 7:30 p.m.

Wright has appeared in four games with the Raptors this season, totaling four rebounds in 10 minutes of action. Wright was selected 20th overall by Toronto in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Wright will continue to be included on the Raptors’ roster and will remain on the team’s inactive list.

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Jonas Valanciunas Decides On Rehab Instead Of Surgery On Hand

Nov 22, 2015 12:54 PM

Jonas Valanciunas has decided to rehab the broken fourth metacarpal in his non-shooting hand instead of surgery.

Valanciunas is expected to miss approximately six weeks.

Valanciunas missed 18 games with the same injury in his right hand during the 2012-13 season.

Valanciunas signed a four-year contract extension with the Raptors before the season.

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Jonas Valanciunas Breaks Bone In Non-Shooting Hand

Nov 21, 2015 6:45 PM

Jonas Valanciunas broke a bone in his left hand during Friday's game.

Valanciunas will undergo further tests before the Toronto Raptors determine how long he will be sidelined.

Valanciunas broke the same bone -- in his right hand -- during his 2012-13 rookie season and missed 18 games.

"It's unfortunate, and we're definitely going to miss him because of what we do, so it's next man up right now," Kyle Lowry said.


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Raptors Assign Bruno Caboclo, Lucas Nogueira To D-League

Nov 14, 2015 7:06 PM

The Toronto Raptors have assigned forward Bruno Caboclo and center Lucas Nogueira to Raptors 905, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Raptors. Both players are expected to be in uniform Saturday for the first game in Raptors 905 history when the club visits the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

Caboclo made his NBA season debut Wednesday at Philadelphia going scoreless in one minute. He appeared in eight games with the Raptors last season totaling 10 points, two rebounds and 23 minutes. He saw action in seven NBA D-League contests in 2014-15 with Fort Wayne, averaging 3.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and 8.9 minutes. 

Nogueira has appeared in two games this season with the Raptors, recording three points, one block and one steal in five minutes. In six games with Toronto last season, he totaled six points, 11 rebounds and 23 minutes. He also played in four NBA D-League games in 2014-15 with Fort Wayne, averaging 8.2 points, 10.0 rebounds and 20.1 minutes. 

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Terrence Ross Out Indefinitely With Left Thumb Injury

Nov 10, 2015 10:28 PM

Terrence Ross sustained a ligament injury to his left thumb during a Monday workout session.

There is no timetable for his return to basketball activity. His status will be updated as appropriate.

Ross has averaged 6.3 points, 1.9 rebounds and 17.5 minutes in seven appearances as a reserve this season.

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Terrence Ross, Raptors Agree Upon Three-Year, $33M Extension

Nov 3, 2015 12:39 AM

The Toronto Raptors and Terrence Ross have agreed upon a three-year extension worth nearly $33 million.

The Raptors will avoid allowing Ross to become a restricted free agent, who has become a reserve behind DeMar DeRozan and DeMarre Carroll.

Ross was the eighth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

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Anthony Bennett Cites Team Canada Play For Helping Him Prepare For Season

Nov 1, 2015 10:29 AM

Anthony Bennett is excited for his new opportunity with the Toronto Raptors.

“It’s good to be back, family, friends, a great fan base,” said Bennett, who did not play in the Raptors’ season-opening win against the Pacers. “I’m definitely happy about it. This is a business. You can’t just base your career off one game.”

Bennett is in better shape than he was as a rookie coming off surgery.

“Coming into the league, I was 260, 265 after surgery, and playing at the [power forward], I just felt way too heavy,” he said. “So every year I just shed a lot of pounds, and this summer with Team Canada, it definitely helped me out a lot. I got in shape, cardio going, shots are falling, and I’m ready for the season.”

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Terrence Ross Still Discussing Extension With Raptors

Oct 31, 2015 4:29 PM

Terrence Ross and the Toronto Raptors continue to discuss a contract extension ahead of the Nov. 2nd deadline.

Ross said he's hopeful of getting a deal done.

"We're working on it so we'll see what happens," said Ross.

Ross also said it would be "an honor" to get an extension.

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Raptors 905 Acquire Sim Bhullar From Reno For Ricky Ledo

Oct 30, 2015 10:27 AM

Raptors 905 have traded for Sim Bhullar from the Reno Bighorns for Ricky Ledo.

Raptors 905 are the D-League affiliate of the Toronto Raptors.

Bhullar was born and raised in Toronto.

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Michael Friisdahl Named President, CEO Of MLSE

Oct 29, 2015 12:07 PM

Michael Friisdahl has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment and that he will begin in his new position in December, 2015.

“Given our unparalleled sports executive and team leadership, MLSE’s CEO search focused on the appointment of a seasoned Canadian business executive to lead the organization and we’ve found exactly what we were looking for in Michael,” said Mr. Tanenbaum. “As both an entrepreneur and a C-level executive in consumer-facing businesses at the Canadian and international level, Michael has shown an unwavering commitment to delivering for the customer. His focus will be on supporting our fans and our teams while maximizing the potential of MLSE’s iconic sports, entertainment and real estate assets.”

“It is a true privilege to be chosen to lead MLSE, a proudly Canadian sports and entertainment company that rivals any in North America and indeed the world. As a Torontonian, I’m thrilled by the opportunity to focus all of our resources on supporting the Leafs, Raptors, TFC, Marlies, Raptors 905 and TFCII, and making Toronto the championship city that our fans deserve,” said Michael Friisdahl. “We have Toronto FC in the playoffs, Raptors 905 tipping off next month, NBA All-Star and the World Cup of Hockey at Air Canada Centre in 2016, Grey Cup 2016 at BMO Field and the 100th anniversary of the Maple Leafs in 2017. These are exciting times for Toronto, indeed for all Canadian sports fans, and I’m very proud to be leading the MLSE team that will deliver for them.”

Friisdahl has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada’s Leisure Group since it was formed in 2012, combining Air Canada Vacations tour operations with Air Canada rouge, the company’s successful leisure airline. 

Friisdahl’s predecessor Tim Leiweke was appointed CEO of MLSE in April 2013 and announced in August 2014 that he would depart the company to pursue new equity opportunities in the sports and entertainment industry.

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Thunder, Celtics, Grizzlies Finish Preseason Top-3 In Efficiency Differential
The Thunder led the NBA in efficiency differential during the preseason with a mark of +12.5.

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Raptors Waive Shannon Scott, Axel Toupane, Michale Kyser, Ronald Roberts
Ronald Roberts saw action in three preseason contests recording 10 points and eight rebounds in 23 minutes.

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Terrence Ross, Raptors Have 50-50 Odds Of Extension Before Deadline
The Raptors signed DeMarre Carroll in the offseason meaning Terrence Ross will come off the bench in a new role.

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Dunc'd On Pod: Toronto Raptors Season Preview With Eric Koreen
Whether Kyle Lowry can get back to where he was the first half of last year, if Jonas Valanciunas can take the next step, which of the young players can emerge, and his grade for Masai Ujiri's regime as GM.

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Raptors Giving Anthony Bennett 'Opportunity To Grow, Be A Player'
The Raptors plan on keeping Anthony Bennett plenty of time to develop.

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Raptors Exercise 16-17 Options On Bruno Caboclo, Lucas Nogueira
The contracts for Bruno Caboclo and Lucas Nogueira are now guaranteed through the 2016-17 season.

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Anthony Bennett Signs One-Year Deal With Raptors
Anthony Bennett has signed a one-year deal with the Raptors for the league minimum.

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Anthony Bennett To Sign With Raptors
Anthony Bennett is expected to sign with the Raptors for $947,276.

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Anthony Bennett Clears Waivers, Raptors Considered Frontrunners
Anthony Bennett's reps pushed for a buyout with Minnesota and tried to dissuade teams from claiming him on waivers.

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DeMar DeRozan, Raptors Won't Negotiate Extension
DeMar DeRozan is eligible for significantly more money if he doesn't sign an extension.

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Raptors 905 Hire Tim Lewis, Nathaniel Mitchell, David Gale As Assistant Coaches
Jesse Mermuys has finalized his coaching staff with the Raptors 905.

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Landry Fields Undergoes Surgery On Hip
Landry Fields underwent surgery for a hip labral tear and will miss five months of the season.

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Raptors Have Held Extension Talks With Terrence Ross
Terrence Ross has an uncertain future with the Raptors after their offseason signing of DeMarre Carroll.

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Jonas Valanciunas, Raptors Agree Upon Four-Year, $64M Extension
Previous reports indicated the deal between Jonas Valanciunas and the Raptors would be for more than $60 million over four seasons.

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Jonas Valanciunas, Raptors Finalizing $60M+ Extension
Jonas Valanciunas became eligible for an extension with the Raptors this offseason.

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Shannon Scott Agrees To Deal With Raptors
Shannon Scott has agreed to a partially guaranteed contract with the Raptors, a league source told RealGM.

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Raptors Promote Teresa Resch, Dan Tolzman
The Raptors promoted Teresa Resch to Vice President, Basketball Operations and Player Development and Dan Tolzman to Director, Player Personnel.

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Nicolas Batum Interested In Playing For Raptors
Nicolas Batum has interest in playing for the Raptors when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2016.

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Tyler Hansbrough Agrees To Deal With Hornets
Tyler Hansbrough spent last season with the Raptors.

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Raptors Sign Ronald Roberts
Ronald Roberts played collegiately at Saint Joseph's and went undrafted in 2014.

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