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Raptors Exercise 16-17 Options On Bruno Caboclo, Lucas Nogueira

Sep 29, 2015 8:31 PM

The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday they have exercised the third-year team options on the Rookie Scale Contracts of forward Bruno Caboclo and centre Lucas Nogueira.

The contracts for Caboclo and Nogueira are now guaranteed through the 2016-17 season. In accordance with the league’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Raptors had until October 31 to exercise their option on both players.

Caboclo, 6-foot-9, 218 pounds, was selected by Toronto with the 20th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. The native of Brazil split last season between the Raptors and Fort Wayne in the NBA D-League. He averaged 1.3 points, 0.3 rebounds and 2.9 minutes in eight outings with Toronto and 3.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and 8.9 minutes in seven games with Fort Wayne.

Nogueira, 7-foot, 241 pounds was acquired from Atlanta on June 30, 2014. He saw action with the Raptors and Fort Wayne in the NBA D-League last season. He averaged 1.0 points, 1.8 rebounds and 3.5 minutes in six outings with Toronto and 8.3 points, 10.0 rebounds and 20.0 minutes in four contests with Fort Wayne.

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Tags: Lucas Nogueira, Bruno Caboclo, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Anthony Bennett Signs One-Year Deal With Raptors

Sep 27, 2015 7:28 PM

Anthony Bennett has signed a one-year deal with the Toronto Raptors for the league minimum.

Bennett underwent a physical on Sunday morning.

Bennett held a strong desire to return to his Toronto roots and play for the Raptors.


The Minnesota Timberwolves agreed to a buyout with Bennett this week and he cleared waivers.

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Anthony Bennett To Sign With Raptors

Sep 26, 2015 3:14 PM

Anthony Bennett is expected to sign with the Toronto Raptors early next week.

Bennett agreed to a $3.65 million buyout with the Minnesota Timberwolves and is expected to sign with the Raptors for $947,276.

Bennett grew up in the Toronto area and the Raptors have a need at power forward.

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Anthony Bennett Clears Waivers, Raptors Considered Frontrunners

Sep 25, 2015 6:55 PM

Anthony Bennett has cleared waivers and will become an unrestricted free agent.

The Toronto Raptors are a strong frontrunner to sign Bennett, who grew up in the area.

Bennett's reps pushed for a buyout with Minnesota and tried to dissuade teams from claiming him on waivers.

The Philadelphia 76ers and Portland Trail Blazers could have claimed Bennett using cap space, while the Cleveland Cavaliers could have used a trade exception to absorb Bennett.

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Tags: Anthony Bennett, Minnesota Timberwolves, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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DeMar DeRozan, Raptors Won't Negotiate Extension

Sep 23, 2015 12:30 PM

Masai Ujiri confirmed the Toronto Raptors will not negotiate with DeMar DeRozan on an extension during the season.

DeRozan is expected to decline his player option at the end of the season and is eligible for significantly more money if he doesn't sign an extension.

“There will be no extension talks with DeMar [before the end of the 2015-16 season],” Ujiri told Free Association. “He can only extend for a certain amount of money and I just foresee that DeMar sees himself- and we see him- as more than that type of a player. So I think DeMar is going to wait to see how it goes this year and do the best deal for himself, and we’ll do the best deal for ourselves, too.”

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Raptors 905 Hire Tim Lewis, Nathaniel Mitchell, David Gale As Assistant Coaches

Sep 16, 2015 3:04 PM

Raptors 905, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Toronto Raptors, has hired Tim Lewis, Nathaniel Mitchell and David Gale as assistant coaches on head coach Jesse Mermuys’ staff.

“This is an exciting time for Raptors 905 and all three coaches are eager to be part of building this program,” said Mermuys. “The staff we have assembled are proven professionals and committed to doing the right things each day to make Mississauga and the Greater Toronto Area proud.”

Lewis joins Raptors 905 after one season as an assistant coach with the Bakersfield Jam (NBA D-League), which finished second in the Western Conference with a 34-16 record. A native of Great Britain, Lewis has international coaching stops in Spain (Gran Canaria), Japan (Hitachi Sunrockers) and Germany (Ratiopharm Ulm). He spent six years as an assistant coach and performance analyst for the British Senior Men’s Olympic program and served as head coach of Great Britain’s U-20 National Basketball Team.

Mitchell joins Raptors 905 following one season with the Maine Red Claws (NBA D-League). A native of Toronto, Mitchell, along with Red Claws head coach Scott Morrison, of Prince Edward Island, guided Maine to a 35-15 mark, which tied Santa Cruz for the best regular-season record in the League.

Gale has been part of the Raptors organization since 2011 in the role of assistant video coordinator. The Sherman Oaks, California native assisted the Raptors coaching staff with defensive game-plans and identifying opponent play calls from the bench past two seasons. During the summers Gale was based in Los Angeles and helped organize workouts for DeMar DeRozan, Terrence Ross and Bruno Caboclo.

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Landry Fields Undergoes Surgery On Hip

Sep 3, 2015 1:03 PM

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

Fields remains a free agent.

Fields, 27, played an increasingly diminished role with the Toronto Raptors over parts of the past three seasons

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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
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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Raptors, Michale Kyser Agree To One-Year Partially Guaranteed Deal
The Raptors have reached agreement with Michale Kyser on a one-year contract, a league source told RealGM.

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Raptors Sign 2nd Rounder Norman Powell
Norman 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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