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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.”

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Tags: Nicolas Batum, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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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.

Rick Bonnell/Charlotte Observer

Tags: Tyler Hansbrough, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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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

Tags: Ronald Roberts, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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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.

Shams Charania/RealGM

Tags: Michale Kyser, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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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.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Norman Powell, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Raptors Hire Andy Greer As Assistant Coach

Jul 12, 2015 11:18 PM

The Toronto Raptors have hired Andy Greer as assistant coach.

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

Greer was most recently an assistant coach with the Chicago Bulls.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Luke Ridnour Waived By Raptors

Jul 9, 2015 11:27 AM

The Toronto Raptors have waived Luke Ridnour.

Ridnour was traded from the Orlando Magic to the Memphis Grizzlies to the Charlotte Hornets to the Oklahoma City Thunder and finally to the Raptors.

Ridnour had a non-guaranteed contract for the 15-16 season.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Luke Ridnour, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Luis Scola Agrees To Sign One-Year, $3M Deal With Raptors

Jul 9, 2015 12:22 AM

Luis Scola announced he will sign with the Toronto Raptors.

Scola has spent the past two seasons with the Indiana Pacers.

Adrian Wojnarowski reports the deal is for one-year worth $3 million.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Luis Scola, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Carlos Boozer In Talks With Clippers, Spurs, Mavs, Raptors

Jul 6, 2015 1:53 PM

Carlos Boozer is engaged in ongoing contract discussions with the Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and Toronto Raptors.

Boozer spent last season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Lakers have presumably moved on from Boozer with their signing of Brandon Bass.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Tags: Carlos Boozer, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Cory Joseph, Raptors Agree Upon Four-Year, $30M Deal

Jul 5, 2015 10:16 PM

Cory Joseph and the Toronto Raptors have agreed upon a four-year, $30 million deal. Joseph has a player option for Year 4.

Joseph was a first round pick by the San Antonio Spurs in 2011 out of Texas.

The Spurs rescinded their qualifying offer to Joseph to create cap space for LaMarcus Aldridge.

Joseph is a native of Canada.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Tags: Cory Joseph, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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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.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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

Marc Stein/ESPN

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.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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

Sam Amick/USA Today

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

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

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.

RealGM Staff Report

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

Darnell Mayberry/Oklahoman

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.

David Aldridge/

Raptors Acquire Clippers' 2017 First Rounder, No. 46 From Bucks For Greivis Vasquez
Greivis Vasquez is close to a trade to the Bucks.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Raptors Considering Andy Greer, Rex Kalamian For Assistant Coach Job
The Raptors are discussing an assistant coaching job with Andy Greer and Rex Kalamian.

David Aldridge/

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.

Shams Charania/RealGM

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.

Steven Loung/Sportsnet

Kyrylo Fesenko Signing One-Year Deal With Lokomotiv In VTB League
Kyrylo Fesenko has agreed to a one-year contract with Lokomotiv of the VTB League, bypassing a workout with the Raptors, sources told RealGM.

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Raptors Recently Pursued Darren Erman
The Raptors wanted Darren Erman to become defensive coordinator under Dwane Casey.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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

The Canadian Press

MLSE Likely To Hire John Cassaday To Succeed Tim Leiweke As President
John Cassaday, who recently retired as president and CEO of Corus Entertainment, has long been rumored the likely choice to succeed Leiweke.

Elliotte Friedman/Sportsnet

Raptors Let Go Of Two Assistant Coaches On Dwane Casey's Staff
The Raptors have removed Bill Bayno and Tom Sterner from Dwane Casey's coaching staff, according to sources.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

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