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Raptors Interested In Trading For P.J. Tucker, Markieff Morris

Feb 3, 2016 2:06 PM

The Toronto Raptors are interested in P.J. Tucker and Markieff Morris of the Phoenix Suns.

Tucker will be a free agent in 2017.

The Suns are likely to see a quality draft pick for Tucker.

Morris has been looking for a trade from the Suns all season.

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Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Kevin Durant Named January's Players Of The Month

Feb 2, 2016 3:49 PM

Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan have been named co-winners of the Eastern Conference Player of the Month award for January, while Kevin Durant received the honor in the Western Conference.

DeRozan ranked second among Eastern Conference players in January, averaging 23.9 points and recording eight games with 20+ points. He shot .442 (118-for-267) from the field, .417 (15-for-36) from three-point range and .848 (84-for-99) at the free throw line. DeRozan scored a season-high 35 points January 8 at Washington and matched a career-high with 11 rebounds January 14 during an NBA Global Game in London, England versus Orlando. He also matched a career high with three consecutive 30-point games January 18-22, averaging 32.3 points during this stretch.

Lowry finished seventh in East scoring last month averaging 21.7 points and was the only player in the conference to record 300+ points, 90+ assists and 30+ steals. Lowry matched a season high by making seven three-pointers January 18 versus Brooklyn and ranked second among East players with 39 three-pointers. He recorded five double-doubles during the month, which tied for second among East guards. Lowry recorded a season-high 11 assists January 1 versus Charlotte and matched a season high with 10 rebounds January 8 at Washington.

Durant finished second in the NBA in scoring (28.5 ppg) and added 9.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists as the Thunder went 13-3 in January. He shot 49.7 percent from the field and 88.8 percent from the free throw line. 

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Kyle Lowry Injures Wrist, X-Rays Negative

Jan 26, 2016 10:18 PM

Kyle Lowry injured his left wrist but x-rays immediately taken after were negative.

Lowry suffered the injury with three minutes remaining in the game and the Toronto Raptors were up by 17 points.

Lowry was voted into the All-Star Game as an Eastern Conference starter.

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Raptors Would Like To Deal Future Pick For Immediate Player

Jan 12, 2016 12:05 PM

The Toronto Raptors have extra picks forthcoming from the New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks, but are unlikely to be able to use all of them since they already have many young players.

The Raptors would like to upgrade at power forward or some help on the wing.

"We already have so many young players," Ujiri said. "And those extra picks over the next two years -- we can't use all those picks. So [a trade] is always something you're looking at."

The Raptors became inadvertent contenders when they were unable to agree upon a Kyle Lowry deal in 2013 shortly after trading away Rudy Gay and are now looking to take their next step towards contention.

"Adam [Silver] has done a great job creating parity," Ujiri said. "I don't know if that will create more deals or less deals, but it seems like less to me."

Markieff Morris, Kenneth Faried, Ryan Anderson, Channing Frye, Terrence Jones, Donatas Motiejunas and Thaddeus Young are some of the players who could be available via trade.

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Kyle Lowry: It's Not Cool To Lose In First Round Anymore

Jan 12, 2016 11:59 AM

The Toronto Raptors have made the playoffs in each of the past two seasons but have been eliminated in the first round both times.

"It's cool to make the playoffs," Kyle Lowry said. "It's not cool to lose in the first round anymore. The goal is to make the Finals."

The Raptors lost to the Brooklyn Nets in seven games in 2014 and were swept by the Washington Wizards last season.

Toronto is eager to prove their guard-heavy style of basketball can win in the postseason.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

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Lakers To Offer DeMar DeRozan Max Contract

Jan 12, 2016 10:30 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers are prepared to offer DeMar DeRozan a max contract in the offseason starting at $25 million per season.

DeRozan can decline his player option with the Toronto Raptors to become a free agent.

Replacing DeRozan would be difficult for the Raptors but there is a succession plan with Terrence Ross at shooting guard.

Masai Ujiri re-signed every core player when he was general manager of the Denver Nuggets and re-signing DeRozan at the max would become its own litmus test.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

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DeMar DeRozan Wants To Re-Sign With Raptors

Jan 9, 2016 12:23 PM

While DeMar DeRozan will almost certainly become a free agent, he maintains his preference is to re-sign with the Toronto Raptors.

“That’s one you thing you can never question: my loyalty to the city,” DeRozan told host Joey Vendetta on the Jeff Blair Show. “How much I really love and appreciate the team and the organization. I think all the fans understand that. A lot of times they don’t understand how contracts or things like that. But I’ve always stressed that this is where I want to be my whole career.”

DeRozan was the ninth overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.

“Since Day One in Toronto, I’ve been so prideful of the city and the country.”

“A new contract is what DeMar is going for and we feel we have a good shot,” Raptors GM Masai Ujiri said Thursday evening on Prime Time Sports. “This is his team, this is a team that he knows very well, loves the city, is well-loved here, and we can offer him a year extra. There are so many things, so we feel comfortable.”

Jeff Simmons/Sportsnet

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DeMar DeRozan To Opt Out, Feels Loyal To Raptors

Jan 7, 2016 10:32 AM

DeMar DeRozan plans to opt out of his $10 million contract next season with the Toronto Raptors, according to a source.

The Brooklyn Nets figure to pursue DeRozan in free agency.

“I can tell you he’ll opt out. But how he feels about Brooklyn — or anybody else — I can’t say. Only he can answer that,’’ said the source, who added that DeRozan feels he’s been treated well by the Raptors and “has a trait that’s been lost by so many players. It’s called loyalty.”

DeRozan is averaging 22.9 points per game.

Brian Lewis/New York Post

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DeMarre Carroll Undergoes Surgery On Right Knee

Jan 6, 2016 11:51 AM

DeMarre Carroll underwent arthroscopic surgery Wednesday morning on his right knee. The procedure was performed by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

Carroll’s status will be updated as appropriate.

The Toronto Raptors signed Carroll in the offseason.

Carroll sat out Monday’s game at Cleveland with a swollen right knee. He had played in the previous five contests after missing nine games (December 7-22) with a right knee contusion.

Carroll has averaged 11.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 31.9 minutes in 23 games. 

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Raptors 905 Acquire DeAndre Daniels, Greg Smith

Jan 5, 2016 4:09 PM

Raptors 905, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Toronto Raptors, announced Tuesday it has acquired forward DeAndre Daniels and forward/centre Greg Smith.

Daniels was the Raptors’ second-round pick (37th overall) in the 2014 NBA Draft. The 6-9 forward suffered a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot as a member of the Raptors' entry in the 2015 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas this past July. He joins the Raptors 905 roster in the final stages of rehab on his right foot, while Raptors 905 Head Athletic Therapist Giovanni Sardella will now lead the efforts to prepare Daniels for game action in the near future. Last season, Daniels appeared in 30 games with the Perth Wildcats of the National Basketball League (Australia), where he averaged 14.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 30.7 minutes.

Smith was claimed off waivers by Raptors 905. He last played for the Dallas Mavericks during the 2014-15 season, where in 42 games he averaged 1.9 points, 1.9 rebounds and 8.6 minutes. In 131 career NBA regular season games with Dallas and Houston, he has averaged 4.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 12.5 minutes. He is expected to be in uniform Thursday, January 7 when Raptors 905 plays host to the Sioux Falls Skyforce at Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz, California at 8 p.m. ET as part of the NBA D-League Showcase.

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Raptors 905 Waive Nick Wiggins; Walter Pitchford Retires
Nick Wiggins appeared in 10 games this season, averaging 4.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 10.1 minutes.

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Raptors Assign Bruno Caboclo, Norman Powell To 905
Bruno Caboclo has averaged 13.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 32.0 minutes in 14 D-League outings, all starts.

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Jonas Valanciunas Cleared To Return To Practice
Jonas Valanciunas has been sidelined the past 15 games after he sustained a fractured fourth metacarpal in his left hand.

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Chris Bosh Defeated By Raptors For First Time After 12 Tries
The Heat had been 12-0 when facing Toronto with Chris Bosh in the lineup against his former team.

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Raptors Assign Norman Powell To D-League
Norman Powell has appeared in 12 games this season with the Raptors, averaging 1.4 points, 1.3 rebounds and 5.9 minutes.

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Kevin Durant, DeMar DeRozan Named NBA's Players Of The Week
Kevin Durant and DeMar DeRozan have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

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DeMarre Carroll Out Indefinitely With Right Knee Contusion
DeMarre Carroll has averaged 12.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 34.2 minutes in 18 games, all starts.

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2016 All-Star Uniforms Released (Images)
The uniforms incorporate elements indigenous to Canada and pay homage to Toronto's NBA history, passionate basketball fans and cosmopolitan energy.

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Raptors Assign Delon Wright To D-League
Delon Wright was selected 20th overall by Toronto in the 2015 NBA Draft.

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Jonas Valanciunas Decides On Rehab Instead Of Surgery On Hand
Jonas Valanciunas is expected to miss approximately six weeks.

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Jonas Valanciunas Breaks Bone In Non-Shooting Hand
Jonas Valanciunas broke the same bone -- in his right hand -- during his 2012-13 rookie season.

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Raptors Assign Bruno Caboclo, Lucas Nogueira To D-League
Bruno Caboclo made his NBA season debut Wednesday at Philadelphia going scoreless in one minute.

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Terrence Ross Out Indefinitely With Left Thumb Injury
Terrence Ross sustained a ligament injury to his left thumb during a Monday workout session.

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Terrence Ross, Raptors Agree Upon Three-Year, $33M Extension
The Raptors will avoid allowing Terrence Ross to become a restricted free agent.

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Anthony Bennett Cites Team Canada Play For Helping Him Prepare For Season
Anthony Bennett is in better shape than he was as a rookie coming off surgery.

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Terrence Ross Still Discussing Extension With Raptors
Terrence Ross said he's hopeful of getting a deal done.

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Raptors 905 Acquire Sim Bhullar From Reno For Ricky Ledo
Sim Bhullar was born and raised in Toronto.

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Michael Friisdahl Named President, CEO Of MLSE
Michael Friisdahl's replaces Tim Leiweke as CEO of MLSE.

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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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