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Raptors Have Held Extension Talks With Terrence Ross

Aug 21, 2015 5:15 PM

Terrence Ross has an uncertain future with the Toronto Raptors after their offseason signing of DeMarre Carroll.

But Masai Ujiri said the Raptors and Ross' camp have discussed an extension.

“We’ll keep monitoring and see how things get done, if anything happens,” Ujiri said. “We’ve had a little bit of discussion.”


Ross would become a restricted free agent next offseason if no deal is reached before Oct. 31.

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Jonas Valanciunas, Raptors Agree Upon Four-Year, $64M Extension

Aug 20, 2015 2:11 PM

Jonas Valanciunas and the Toronto Raptors have reportedly agreed upon a contract extension.

Adrian Wojnarowski reports the deal is worth $64 million over four seasons with a player option for Year 4.

Valanciunas averaged 12.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 26.2 minutes per game last season, his third in the NBA. Valanciunas' PER has increased in each season, going from 15.6 as a rookie to 16.1 in 13-14 and 20.6 in 14-15.

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Jonas Valanciunas, Raptors Finalizing $60M+ Extension

Aug 17, 2015 5:19 PM

Jonas Valanciunas has reportedly taken a leave from his duties with the Lithuanian national team to complete his extension with the Toronto Raptors.

Valanciunas became eligible for an extension with the Raptors this offseason.

An agreement is not yet in place, but the two sides are in advanced discussions on a four-year deal worth more than $60 million.

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Shannon Scott Agrees To Deal With Raptors

Aug 6, 2015 12:05 PM

Undrafted free agent Shannon Scott has agreed to a partially guaranteed contract with the Toronto Raptors, a league source told RealGM.

Scott, 22, helped lead the San Antonio Spurs’ July summer league entry to a championship in Las Vegas, averaging 5.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists in seven games.

As a senior at Ohio State, Scott averaged 8.5 points, 5.9 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game.

Scott will join Ronald Roberts, Michale Kyser and Axel Toupane as partially guaranteed signings to compete for Toronto’s final roster spot.

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Raptors Promote Teresa Resch, Dan Tolzman

Aug 5, 2015 4:56 AM

The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday the promotion of Teresa Resch to Vice President, Basketball Operations and Player Development and Dan Tolzman to Director, Player Personnel.

Resch joined the Raptors in 2013. She will continue her responsibilities for off-court player development programs and as a liaison between basketball and team business operations.

Resch has also played an instrumental role in overseeing plans for the team’s new practice facility slated to open in February, 2016.

Tolzman joined the Raptors in 2013 as Director of Scouting. In addition to input on personnel and roster decisions, he will continue to head all aspects of the team’s scouting department, including college and professional scouting, talent assessment and related data management.

On July 7, Tolzman was named the first general manager of the Raptors’ new NBA D-League affiliate, Raptors 905. As the club’s general manager, Tolzman will lead all basketball operations and player personnel matters, including roster management and development, player transactions, scouting and drafting.

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Nicolas Batum Interested In Playing For Raptors

Jul 28, 2015 10:33 AM

Nicolas Batum has interest in playing for the Toronto Raptors when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2016.

Toronto is an international city that appeals to Batum.

The Charlotte Hornets acquired Batum this offseason from the Portland Trail Blazers despite him entering his contract year.

General manager Rich Cho and assistant general manager Chad Buchanan are familiar with Batum from their time with the Blazers.

“We are very comfortable given that Chad and Rich know Nic well,” said Hornets' vice-chairman Curtis Polk.

“We’ve seen over the last few years that players want to be here,” Cho says. “Free agents want to come here.”

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Tyler Hansbrough Agrees To Deal With Hornets

Jul 22, 2015 10:21 AM

Tyler Hansbrough and the Charlotte Hornets have agreed upon a contract.

Hansbrough spent last season with the Toronto Raptors.

His best season was his second with the Indiana Pacers in 2010-11 when he averaged 11 points and 5.2 rebounds over 70 games.

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Raptors Sign Ronald Roberts

Jul 21, 2015 12:04 PM

The Toronto Raptors have signed Ronald Roberts.

Roberts played for the Raptors in Summer League and was with the Philadelphia 76ers last year for preseason.

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

Doug Smith/Toronto Star

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Raptors, Michale Kyser Agree To One-Year Partially Guaranteed Deal

Jul 20, 2015 1:50 PM

The Toronto Raptors have reached agreement with undrafted Lousiana Tech forward Michale Kyser on a one-year contract, a league source told RealGM.

Kyser’s deal will include a partial guarantee, his agent Byron Irvin confirmed.

Kyser played for the Raptors in the Las Vegas summer league, posting 12 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in the final game on Friday. The 6-foot-9 big man averaged 3.5 points and four rebounds in 14.6 minutes per game for the Raptors.

Kyser, 23, averaged 8.6 points and 6.6 rebounds in his senior season of 2014-15. Over his four seasons, Kyser led the country in blocks with 364.

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Raptors Sign 2nd Rounder Norman Powell

Jul 15, 2015 8:29 PM

The Toronto Raptors have signed guard Norman Powell. 

Powell, 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, was selected 46th overall by Toronto in the 2015 NBA Draft. Through three Summer League games in Las Vegas he leads the Raptors averaging 19.3 points and is shooting 22-for-37 (.595) from the field. Powell has led the team in scoring in all three Summer League games, including a team-high 20 points during his professional debut July 10 vs. Sacramento.

Powell appeared in 141 games over four seasons at UCLA and averaged a career-high 16.4 points during the 2014-15 campaign.

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Raptors Hire Andy Greer As Assistant Coach
Andy Greer will be in charge of the Raptors' defense and is a disciple of Tom Thibodeau and Stan Van Gundy.

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Luke Ridnour Waived By Raptors
Luke Ridnour was traded from the Magic to the Grizzlies to the Hornets to the Thunder and finally to the Raptors.

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Luis Scola Agrees To Sign One-Year, $3M Deal With Raptors
Luis Scola has spent the past two seasons with the Pacers.

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Carlos Boozer In Talks With Clippers, Spurs, Mavs, Raptors
Carlos Boozer spent last season with the Lakers.

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Cory Joseph, Raptors Agree Upon Four-Year, $30M Deal
The Spurs rescinded their qualifying offer to Cory Joseph to create cap space for LaMarcus Aldridge.

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Raptors Agree To Two-Year, $6M Deal With Bismack Biyombo
Bismack Biyombo became an unrestricted free agent when the Hornets declined to extend him a qualifying offer after the season.

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Wesley Matthews Has Three-Year, $45M Offer From Kings; Prefers Mavs
The Mavericks are considered the favorites to sign Wesley Matthews.

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Raptors, Mavs Still Each Contending For Wesley Matthews
The Raptors signed DeMarre Carroll at the start of free agency, but they remain interested in Wesley Matthews as well.

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Amir Johnson, Celtics Agree Upon Two-Year, $24M Deal
Amir Johnson and the Celtics have agreed upon a two-year, $24 million contract.

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DeMarre Carroll Agrees To Four-Year, $60M Deal With Raptors
DeMarre Carroll has agreed to sign with the Raptors.

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Wesley Matthews To Receive Interest From Raptors, Mavs
Wesley Matthews is seeking a deal with an annual average in the $15 million range.

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Dunc'd On Pod: Offseason Previews Of Thunder, Raptors, Celtics, Jazz, Rockets
Nate Duncan and Daniel Leroux preview the upcoming offseason for the Thunder, Raptors, Celtics, Jazz and Rockets.

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Luke Ridnour Traded By Thunder To Raptors
Luke Ridnour has also been traded this offseason by the Magic, Grizzlies and Hornets.

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LaMarcus Aldridge Sets Order Of Free Agency Meetings
LaMarcus Aldridge will meet with seven teams in free agency.

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LaMarcus Aldridge Plans To Meet With Raptors In Free Agency
LaMarcus Aldridge has plans to meet with the Toronto Raptors this week, league sources told RealGM's Shams Charania.

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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.

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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.

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