Dec 09, 2013 6:22 PM EST
The Toronto Raptors traded Rudy Gay on Sunday in a deal with the Sacramento Kings.
Masai Ujiri found a trade partner in his former front office colleague with the Denver Nuggets in Pete D'Alessandro.
"I know GMs who say they wouldn’t touch him now in free agency for the midlevel exception," wrote Lowe.
Gay has a player option for the 14-15 season worth $19.3 million.
Dec 09, 2013 4:32 PM EST
The Toronto Raptors have waived D.J. Augustin.
Augustin signed a one-year, $1.267 million deal with the Raptors in the offseason to become Kyle Lowry's backup, but lost his minutes to Dwight Buycks and Julyan Stone.
Augustin spent last season with the Indiana Pacers.
The Raptors needed to make a roster move in order to complete their trade for Rudy Gay.
Dec 09, 2013 12:08 PM EST
Kyle Lowry has an expiring contract and $6.2 million and is not part of the Toronto Raptors' long-term plans.
The Raptors are believed to be motivated to trade Lowry next following their trade of Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings.
The Raptors acquired Lowry from the Rockets in exchange for a reverse protected lottery pick.
Dec 08, 2013 6:56 PM EST
The Toronto Raptors and Sacramento Kings have agreed to a trade centered on Rudy Gay, according to sources.
The Raptors will receive John Salmons, Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes, according to sources.
Gay was traded from the Memphis Grizzlies to the Raptors last season.
Nov 22, 2013 10:28 AM EST
The Toronto Raptors are averaging just 17.1 assists on 35.3 made field goals per game this season, which ranks last in the NBA.
“One concerning thing to me is we might be 30th in the league in assists,” Masai Ujiri said. “That concerns me a little bit. I think we need to be able to move the ball – share the ball. I think to be a winning team – (we have to) figure out how to play with each other. I think chemistry is a key in team sports. We have good individual players and we just have to figure out a way to bring it all together. Chemistry does not come overnight – So (as) a period of time that comes around that is something I look at because when you look at winning teams, they share the ball and get each other involved.”
Nov 21, 2013 12:07 PM EST
The Toronto Raptors had another team-bonding experience in a player's hometown, as Kyle Lowry hosted his teammates in Philadelphia on Tuesday.
Lowry's mother and wife cooked the food and even had a barber on hand.
Last week, the Raptors dined at Rudy Gay's Memphis home.
“Any time you get guys together off the court, build that camaraderie, it’s pretty good,” Dwane Casey said.
“He did it up right. Everybody had a great time.”
Nov 18, 2013 3:09 PM EST
Masai Ujiri has been active working the phones talking to other general managers, but it is unsure if the Toronto Raptors are buyers or sellers.
"Masai is keeping his cards pretty close to the vest," writes Chad Ford. "He's been active on the phones according to other GMs, but he isn't letting on whether he's looking to blow the team up or to make a push for the playoffs. I've heard mixed responses from other GMs who have dealt with him. I do know he loves Wiggins and the fit in Toronto is so obvious -- that seems like the right direction. But remember, the best he can get is a 25 percent chance at the No. 1 pick. There's no guarantee he can land Wiggins and while Jabari, Exum (who Masai is also a huge fan of) or Randle would be prizes too ... they might be a disappointment to Raptors fans."
Rudy Gay and DeMar DeRozan are two possible trade candidates for the Raptors.
Nov 01, 2013 3:11 PM EDT
The Toronto Raptors are prepared to overhaul their roster under new general manager Masai Ujiri.
The Raptors are evaluating how their pieces fit, but nearly every player can be made available except for one.
"Anyone but [Jonas] Valanciunas," said one source.
Rudy Gay is making nearly $18 million this season and can opt out in the offseason, making him an intriguing candidate for the Raptors to move. DeMar DeRozan is on a new extension given by Bryan Colangelo, while Kyle Lowry will be a free agent in the offseason.
Oct 30, 2013 12:37 PM EDT
Masai Ujiri would have liked to make more significant moves to the Toronto Raptors' roster during his first few months on the job, but deals didn't materialize beyond the Andrea Bargnani trade with the New York Knicks.
“It’s our first time all together,” said Ujiri. “It’s an evaluation time for us.
“We are still evaluating. I don’t know (about the team). I can’t tell you yet. Maybe after a couple of weeks, I will be able to say.”
The Raptors are counting on development from Jonas Valanciunas, another step from DeMar DeRozan, and Rudy Gay getting his career back on track.
“My team is now,” said Ujiri. “My time is now. All I know is now and the future. So they (fans) can start criticizing from today. We’re excited about the season. We’re going to do what’s best for the team and the organization.”
Oct 28, 2013 6:27 PM EDT
The Toronto Raptors have named Rudy Gay and DeMar DeRozan as team captains.
Gay was acquired last January by the Raptors in a trade with the Memphis Grizzlies.
DeRozan signed a long-term extension with the Raptors last October.
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Chris Wright posted 10 points, six rebounds and 26 minutes in five outings with the Raptors.
Kyle Lowry will be able to participate in practices and play in games with his finger injury.
Steve Nash is general manager of the Canadian national basketball team.
DeMar DeRozan has frequently been the best player on the court for the Raptors in preseason.
The Raptors are hoping Jonas Valanciunas gives them a strong interior presence on defense without succumbing to foul trouble.
Rudy Gay had corrective eye surgery, added 15 pounds of upper body muscle and altered the mechanics of his shot.
There had been some speculation that the Raptors would be renamed.
The 2016 NBA All-Star Game will tie into the Raptors' 20th-anniversary season.
Kyle Lowry has apparently changed his number with the Raptors from No. 3 to No. 7.
Julyan Stone, Chris Wright and Carlos Morais will be under training camp deals with the Raptors.
People close to Tracy McGrady also were pushing him to sign with the Chicago Bulls in 2000.
Several NBA teams, including the Minnesota Timberwolves, have been pulled off the sales market recently.
The Raptors are unlikely to invite free agents to training camp, according to a report.
Landry Fields is rehabilitating his arm-elbow.
Quentin Richardson was acquired by the Raptors via sign-and-trade from the Knicks in the July deal involving Andrea Bargnani.
Dwane Casey will be in the final year of his contract next season.
Alade Aminu has reached agreement on a one-year contract to return to Pinar Karsiyaka of the Eurocup league, a source told RealGM.
Julyan Stone is still in discussions for the Raptors to honor their deal, with three other NBA teams emerging as a serious suitor, a league source told RealGM.
The Raptors have six contracts and $46 million likely committed for the 14-15 season.
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