Mar 05, 2014 1:03 PM EST
The Toronto Raptors have reassigned guard Dwight Buycks to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League. Buycks will continue to be included on the Raptors’ roster and will remain on the team’s inactive list.
This is Buycks’ second stint with the Jam this season. He appeared in five games from January 4-11, averaging 12.4 points, 4.0 assists and 26.4 minutes. He scored in double figures three times, including 19 points January 4 against the L.A. D-Fenders.
Buycks has appeared in 13 games for the Raptors this season recording 41 points, 10 assists, 20 rebounds and six steals in 124 minutes. He posted a season-best 10 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals December 10 versus San Antonio.
Feb 28, 2014 4:48 PM EST
During a panel at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Bryan Colangelo admitted that the Toronto Raptors were attempting to tank during his tenure.
"Admittedly, I will say I tried to tank a few years ago," said Colangelo.
The Raptors finished the 10-11 season with a 22-60 record (.268 winning percentage) and a 23-43 record in 11-12 (.348 winning percentage).
The Raptors drafted Jonas Valanciunas and Terrence Ross with the picks that came as a result of their record.
Colangelo added that during those seasons he was also trying to develop young players.
Feb 27, 2014 12:45 PM EST
The value of Chris Bosh often gets lost for the Miami Heat with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade receiving so much more attention.
Erik Spoelstra has often emphasized how critical Bosh's role is to the Heat.
"One night when LeBron was out, he scored 37 against Portland," said one unnamed Western Conference scout. "He looked like the same guy he was in Toronto, except he's become a better shooter. He's really worked at it. He can really shoot the ball from 17, 18 feet. I think people working in the league recognize how valuable he is to that team, but to the public, it'll always be about LeBron and Dwyane Wade. It always will be and that's fine. But they might be able to advance further without Wade than if they were without Bosh. Without Bosh, they don't win the East. They just wouldn't be big enough. As good as LeBron is, they wouldn't have any post presence at all. Bosh is really their second guy behind LeBron now because of Wade's injuries. Everybody around the league knows it."
Feb 20, 2014 3:08 PM EST
The San Antonio Spurs have traded Nando De Colo to the Toronto Raptors for Austin Daye.
De Colo and Daye were not part of the regular rotation for either team.
Feb 18, 2014 9:28 PM EST
The Toronto Raptors are interested in trading for Rajon Rondo ahead of the deadline.
Rondo can become a free agent in 2015.
Rondo is not interested in re-signing with the Raptors as a free agent if he were traded to the team, according to reporting from Chris Broussard.
Feb 18, 2014 12:19 AM EST
The Toronto Raptors are interested in Rajon Rondo, according to multiple sources.
The Raptors like Rondo's basketball resume and he would also bring a 'star' element to the franchise. Rondo has many backers in the organization.
Rondo is scheduled to become a free agent in 2015.
The Raptors have been engaging in trade talks with Kyle Lowry, though they are prepared to keep him past the deadline. Lowry will be a free agent in July.
Feb 17, 2014 4:26 PM EST
The New York Knicks are attempting to resume trade talks with the Toronto Raptors on Kyle Lowry, according to sources.
The Knicks are offering packages including Iman Shumpert, Raymond Felton and Beno Udrih, sources say.
New York is reluctant to include Tim Hardaway Jr. or a future first round pick. The Raptors almost certainly will require one of those two assets to trade Lowry directly to the Knicks.
"It comes down to, can they talk themselves into getting rid of a first-rounder or Hardaway Jr. for Lowry," one league source said.
League sources say a three-team deal has also been discussed in which Jeff Teague would end up with the Raptors, while Shumpert gets routed to the Atlanta Hawks and Lowry to the Knicks. Another trade scenario has the Knicks acquiring Teague. Those conversations have only been preliminary.
Feb 16, 2014 11:52 PM EST
Masai Ujiri has not engaged in serious trade discussions as of yet but is willing to listen to teams as the deadline nears.
“I’ll be right here (waving his cellphone) waiting and we’ll see what happens,” Ujiri said. “I never know what to expect. Sometimes it’s quiet until the last minute. Sometimes it’s busy. As far as our team, I think the team has played well. They have done well with the platform so keep trying to grow.
“These guys are taking the opportunity and I said we would give them the platform, and if they continue to grow we’ll see how we do but we haven’t done anything yet. I don’t want to call out the conference, I can’t do that, but it’s the measuring stick and I think we have to keep that in mind.”
Ujiri's Toronto Raptors are 28-24 this season, good for third place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Feb 12, 2014 6:55 PM EST
The Toronto Raptors may be settled on keeping Kyle Lowry past the NBA trade deadline as they pursue a playoff spot.
"We've heard it from [Toronto] that he won't be moved," a rival front office executive told Yahoo Sports.
The Raptors were close to trading Lowry to the New York Knicks back in December.
Lowry will be a free agent this offseason and could demand a four-year, $45 million contract on the open market.
Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reported on Tuesday that the Knicks are again interested in Lowry, while ESPN's Chad Ford reported on Wednesday that he is hearing the Raptors are aggressively shopping him.
Feb 11, 2014 6:42 PM EST
The New York Knicks are again interested in Kyle Lowry.
The Knicks were close to a trade for Lowry in December, but backed out of talks prior to a surge by Lowry and the Toronto Raptors. The Knicks and Raptors were discussing a trade involving Raymond Felton, Metta World Peace and a first round pick.
Lowry has been one of the NBA's best point guards over the past two months.
Lowry will be a free agent this offseason and the Raptors are unlikely to re-sign him.
Chad Ford of ESPN reports that the Raptors have been aggressive in discussing Lowry in trades.
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Amir Johnson has been extremely durable for the Raptors, but sat out Monday's game with an ankle injury.
Feb 06, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Paul George, John Wall, Terrence Ross, Damian Lillard, Harrison Barnes and Ben McLemore are confirmed for this year's Slam Dunk Contest.
Kyle Lowry and Goran Dragic were two of the biggest snubs for the All-Star Game.
John Wall, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap and Damian Lillard are first time All-Stars.
Kyle Lowry had 33 points and 11 assists in the Raptors' win over the Magic.
Jan 27, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Kyle Lowry will be a free agent this offseason and the Raptors prefer a return on an asset they are unlikely to re-sign.
Landry Fields has appeared in 23 games this season for the Raptors, averaging just 11.9 minutes.
The Warriors passed on a possible trade acquiring Kyle Lowry from the Raptors, according to a source.
The Raptors have had a far better than expected season and the sale of MLSE to Rogers and Bell 16 months ago seemingly will help sustain the success moving forward.
Dwight Buycks appeared in five games, averaging 12.4 points, 4.0 assists and 26.4 minutes.
With the Raptors playing excellent basketball, they have pulled Kyle Lowry from trade conversations.
The Raptors have won 10 of 14 games, which has caught the attention of former franchise player Chris Bosh.
Dwight Buycks has appeared in 12 games for the Raptors this season.
The Lakers inquired to the Raptors about Kyle Lowry but talks did not go anywhere.
The Raptors continue to explore trades despite having an excellent shot at becoming a playoff team, as Masai Ujiri takes the longview.
Dwane Casey led the Raptors to an 8-6 (.571) record in December.
Kyle Lowry was recently involved in trade discussions and has been on a tear ever since.
Luol Deng is already receiving interest from the Cavaliers, Mavericks, Lakers, Raptors, Spurs, Grizzlies and Nets among others, according to sources.
The Knicks are unwilling to part with their upcoming first round pick years down the line.
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The Raptors are 5-2 since trading Rudy Gay and are now in first place in the Atlantic Division.
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