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Terrence Ross Undergoes Ankle Surgery

May 23, 2015 3:09 PM

Terrence Ross underwent surgery to remove bone spurs and loose bodies from his left ankle.

The surgery was performed in Van Nuys, California, but Ross will conduct his rehabilitation in Toronto.

No timetable has been set for Ross' return to basketball activities.

Ross averaged 9.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 25.3 minutes in a career-best 82 games this past season.

The Canadian Press

Tags: Terrence Ross, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Injury

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MLSE Likely To Hire John Cassaday To Succeed Tim Leiweke As President

May 22, 2015 11:30 PM

Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment has picked John Cassaday to become Tim Leiweke's successor as president and CEO.

There will be final discussions to approve Cassady next week.

Larry Tanenbaum, MLSE’s chairman, said, “We’re close,” when asked if the search was nearing its end.

Cassaday, who recently retired as president and CEO of Corus Entertainment, has long been rumored the likely choice to succeed Leiweke.

Elliotte Friedman/Sportsnet

Tags: Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Raptors Let Go Of Two Assistant Coaches On Dwane Casey's Staff

May 19, 2015 2:10 AM

The Toronto Raptors have removed Bill Bayno and Tom Sterner from Dwane Casey's coaching staff, according to sources.

Casey has been expected to return as the Raptors' head coach.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Tags: Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Dwane Casey Will Remain Head Coach Of Raptors

May 12, 2015 4:29 PM

Dwane Casey will return next season as head coach of the Toronto Raptors.

Masai Ujiri had been waiting on evaluating the team before making a decision on Casey.

The Raptors will likely make changes to Casey's assistant coaching staff.

Steve Simmons/Toronto Sun

Tags: Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Ujiri Considering Letting Raptors Take Step Back

May 6, 2015 9:59 PM

Masai Ujiri has yet to make a decision on Dwane Casey's tenure as head coach of the Toronto Raptors.

"I'm still studying it, we're still gathering all the information," Ujiri told Sportsnet 590 The FAN in regards to whether a decision has been made on Casey's future.

Approximately 20 minutes later, Ujiri told competing station TSN 1050 the same thing.

"We're still going to go through the process of looking at the things we did well and the things we didn't do so well," he said. "When that happens, we will make a decision and move forward."

Casey has two years and $8 million remaining on his contract.

Ujiri said taking a step backwards may be necessary for the Raptors.

"That's an option," Ujiri told TSN. "Everything we are going to do is going to be what's good for this organization and competing for a championship in the future."

John Chick/The Score

Tags: Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Raptors Evaluating Future Of Dwane Casey

Apr 28, 2015 11:28 AM

The Toronto Raptors are evaluating everyone after their first-round sweep against the Washington Wizards, including Dwane Casey.

“Everything is going to be evaluated and we go from there," Masai Ujiri said. "There is no doomsday here. We want to win here, we want to keep building."

Casey signed a contract extension last offseason.

Ryan Wolstat/Toronto Sun

Tags: Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Lou Williams Named NBA's Sixth Man Of The Year

Apr 20, 2015 12:42 PM

Lou Williams has been named the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year.

Isaiah Thomas finished second, followed by Jamal Crawford.

The Toronto Raptors acquired Williams from the Atlanta Hawks last offseason.

List of prior Sixth Man of the Year recipients

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Lou Williams, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Award

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Masai Ujiri Receives $35,000 Fine From NBA

Apr 19, 2015 5:38 PM

Masai Ujiri has received a $35,000 fine from the NBA for using obscene language during a public appearance on Saturday.

The Toronto Raptors also received a $25,000 fine.

"I don't give a s--- about 'it'," Uriji said in response to comments made earlier in the week by Paul Pierce.

"We haven't done particularly well against Toronto, but I don't feel they have the 'it' that makes you worried," Pierce said. "There isn't a team I look at in the Eastern Conference that makes me say, 'They are intimidating; we don't have a chance.'"

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DeMar DeRozan, Russell Westbrook Win Player Of The Month For April

Apr 17, 2015 7:08 PM

DeMar DeRozan and Russell Westbrook have been named the NBA's Players of the Month for April.

DeRozan had a PER of 24.1 in April, while Westbrook's 28.3 ranked sixth in the Western Conference.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: DeMar DeRozan, Russell Westbrook, Toronto Raptors, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Award

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2015 NBA Playoffs First Round Matchups

Apr 15, 2015 11:30 PM

The following are the matchups for the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs.

Western Conference
1. Golden State Warriors vs. 8. New Orleans Pelicans
2. Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks
3. Los Angeles Clippers vs. 6. San Antonio Spurs
4. Portland Trailblazers vs. 5. Memphis Grizzlies

Eastern Conference
1. Atlanta Hawks vs. 8. Brooklyn Nets
2. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. 7. Boston Celtics
3. Chicago Bulls vs. 6. Milwaukee Bucks
4. Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards

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Andrew Wiggins Plans To Remain With Wolves For 'Very, Very, Very Long Time'
Andrew Wiggins has already been mentioned as a potential addition for the Raptors due to the franchise being his home team.

Eric Koreen/National Post

Raptors Assign Lucas Nogueira To D-League
The Raptors have assigned Lucas Nogueira to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League.

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Lou Williams Has Already Tried For Extension, Wants To Re-Sign With Raptors
Lou Williams would like to re-sign with the Raptors as he hits the open market this summer.

Mike Mazzeo/ESPN

Masai Ujiri Promises To Have Canadian On Roster, Hints At Andrew Wiggins
Masai Ujiri said he planned to hire a scout to concentrate on Canadian players "because the growth of the game here is so big."

Lori Ewing/Canadian Press

Warriors, Mavs, Raptors, Spurs, Heat, Bulls Interested In JaVale McGee
JaVale McGee and the Celtics were unable to close a deal on a contract on Thursday.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Kyle Lowry Could Miss Several Games To Heal Nagging Injuries
Kyle Lowry will sit out a second consecutive game on Monday and it could extend multiple games.

Ryan Wolstat/Toronto Sun

Raptors Expect To Keep Terrence Ross Through Deadline
Masai Ujiri anticipates the Raptors keeping Terrence Ross through the deadline.

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Raptors Reassign Bruno Caboclo To Mad Ants
Bruno Caboclo has appeared in four games with the Raptors this season, as well as three D-League games.

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Raptors Listening To Trade Offers For Terrence Ross
Terrence Ross has been coming off the bench for the Raptors since mid-January.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Warriors, Hawks, Blazers In Top-10 On Both Offense, Defense
Fourteen other teams are in the top-10 in either offensive or defensive efficiency.

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DeMar DeRozan Fined $15K For Excessive Contact With Bogdanovic
DeMar DeRozan was fined $15,000 for making excessive contact with Bogdan Bogdanovic.

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Butler, Lowry, Wall, Knight, MCW, I. Thomas To Participate In Skills Challenge
Jimmy Butler and Kyle Lowry are each first-time All-Stars.

Shams Charnia/RealGM

Raptors Won't Trade Terrence Ross
Terrence Ross is not currently starting for the Raptors.

Sean Deveney/Sporting News

Raptors, Bulls Among Teams Interested In D.J. Kennedy
The Raptors and Bulls are among four NBA teams that have shown an interest in D.J. Kennedy, sources told RealGM.

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Stephen Curry, Kyle Lowry Headline 2015 NBA All-Star Starters
Stephen Curry was the leading vote-getter for the NBA 2015 All-Star Game, beating LeBron James.

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Average NBA Franchise Valuation Now More Than $1 Billion
There are now 11 NBA teams worth at least $1 billion, compared to three a year ago.

Kurt Badenhausen/Forbes

Casey: Raptors' Offense Works With Long 2's Due To High Foul Rate
The Raptors rank 29th in assist rate and 27th in passes per game with only the Lakers attempting more pull-up jumpers.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Ujiri Could Make Trade But Won't Compromise Long-Term Growth
The Raptors have an extra future first round pick from the trade with the Knicks that they can flip to acquire an established player to improve their title chances this season.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Kyle Lowry, James Harden Named NBA Players Of December
Kyle Lowry and James Harden have been named the NBA Players of the Month for December.

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Raptors Fall Into Bottom-10 On Defense
The Raptors have struggled defensively since Thanksgiving, ranking 27th in points allowed per 100 possessions in games played since then.

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