Toronto Raptors Wiretap

Hawks Continue To Monitor Pascal Siakam

Nov 29, 2023 11:40 PM

The Atlanta Hawks are continuing to monitor Pascal Siakam's situation with the Toronto Raptors, sources told Michael Scotto of HoopsHype.

The Hawks reportedly attempted to trade for Siakam last summer, with DeAndre Hunter part of a potential trade.

The Hawks could also use Clint Capela and Patty Mills' $6.8 million salary as trade chips.

Siakam is averaging 19.8 points and 7.0 rebounds per game this season.

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Knicks Seeking Over $10M In Damages In Lawsuit Against Raptors

Nov 21, 2023 1:06 AM

The New York Knicks are seeking more than $10 million in damages from the Toronto Raptors as part of a lawsuit alleging the theft of confidential files.

The Knicks, who filed the lawsuit on Monday, also argued that Adam Silver should not arbitrate the case due to his close friendship with Raptors governor Larry Tanenbaum.

The Knicks filing was in response to the Raptors' motion to dismiss the complaint on October 16.

The initial complaint accuses a former Knicks employee of sending the Raptors thousands of confidential files after the Raptors began recruiting him in the summer of 2023.

The Raptors declined to comment on the story. 

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OG Anunoby To Return On Sunday

Nov 19, 2023 3:29 PM

OG Anunoby will make his return to the Toronto Raptors lineup on Sunday. Anunoby has missed Toronto's last three games with a finger injury.

In eight games this season, Anunoby has averaged 16.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. He's also shooting a career-best 51% from the field, including 39% on seven three-point attempts per game.

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Raptors Expected To Have Interest In Zach LaVine

Nov 17, 2023 11:45 PM

The Toronto Raptors are expected to show interest in trading for Zach LaVine, sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic.

"I'm told the Raptors are also expected to have some level of interest in LaVine. Masai Ujiri is always aggressive in his approach ... the Raptors are a team to watch," said Charania.

LaVine reportedly prefers a trade to the Lakers, Heat, or Sixers

Charania also confirmed that the Lakers, Heat, and Sixers are all expected to show interest in LaVine. 

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Sixers Wanted Jalen McDaniels To Sign For Veteran Minimum

Oct 29, 2023 10:06 AM

Jalen McDaniels enjoyed his time with the Philadelphia 76ers. McDaniels even thought he would return to the Sixers in free agency, but the contract offer wasn't good enough.

“It was just like a minimum-type thing,” McDaniels said. “Yeah, I couldn’t do that, you know?”

McDaniels ended up signing with the Toronto Raptors for two-years and $9.3 million via the Bi-Annual Exception.

“I don’t even know what happened,” McDaniels said. “I thought I was (coming back to the Sixers). I guess it was a better opportunity. A team wanted me, gave me money, stuff like that I guess you could say, so I had to take it.”

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Raptors Sign And Waive Omari Moore

Oct 22, 2023 5:59 PM

The Toronto Raptors signed-and-waived wing Omari Moore. Moore had previously been waived from a two-way contract with the Milwaukee Bucks earlier in the week.

Toronto will incur a one-day cap hit of $6,434 because Moore was signed and waived after the October 21 deadline. Moore is now expected to play for Raptors 905 of the G League this season.

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Raptors Waive Jeff Dowtin, Mouhamadou Gueye, Justise Winslow

Oct 21, 2023 8:51 AM

The Toronto Raptors have waived Jeff Dowtin, Mouhamadou Gueye and Justise Winslow. All three players are likely to join Raptors 905 for the upcoming G League season.

Toronto's roster now stands at the regular season maximum of 15 players on standard contracts and three players on two-way contracts.

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Raptors Sign Justise Winslow, Waive Makur Maker

Oct 20, 2023 1:49 PM

The Toronto Raptors have signed Justise Winslow while also waiving Makur Maker.

Winslow appeared in 29 games last season with the Portland Trail Blazers, averaging 6.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 26.8 minutes.

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Raptors Kept Scottie Barnes Off Limits In Trade Talks For Damian Lillard, Kevin Durant

Oct 17, 2023 11:48 AM

The Toronto Raptors kept Scottie Barnes "off limits" in trade talks for both Kevin Durant and Damian Lillard, sources tell Zach Lowe of ESPN.

After winning Rookie of the Year, Barnes put up similar numbers in Year 2 by averaging 15.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game. Barnes, however, was less efficient as a scorer and the Raptors were eliminated in the play-in.

The Raptors are at a franchise crossroads after losing Fred VanVleet in free agency with Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby eligible for free agency next offseason. Barnes appears to be the foundational piece for the Raptors as they move into the next phase of their franchise. 

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Brendan Malone Passes Away At 81 Years Old

Oct 10, 2023 10:56 PM

Brendan Malone, the father of Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 81 years old.

Malone was the first head coach of the Raptors for its inaugural 1995-96 season.

“Coach Brendan Malone was a great man who left behind a great legacy in the world of basketball, but he will be remembered even more for the amazing husband, father, son and grandfather that he was and the profound impact he had on the friends, family and colleagues who were lucky enough to know him," the Nuggets released in a statement.

Malone, also a longtime assistant head coach in the league, was known for his defensive principles.

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Masai Ujiri: 'We Want To See Them Play The Right Way' Before Extension Talks With Pascal Siakam


Christian Koloko Out Indefinitely With Respiratory Issues

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Raptors Sign Makur Maker

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Damian Lillard Expanded Trade List To Bucks, Nets While Resisting Raptors

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Pascal Siakam, Raptors Haven't Discussed Contract Extension

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Raptors Considered Current Frontrunners To Trade For Damian Lillard

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Raptors' Interest In Damian Lillard Trade Considered 'Genuine'

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Bulls, Raptors Discuss Damian Lillard Trade With Blazers

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RealGM Radio: East Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti (2023-24)

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Hawks Unwilling To Trade Kobe Bufkin In Pascal Siakam Deal

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Knicks Sue Raptors Over Confidential Information Taken By Former Employee

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Raptors Were Offered Low Upside First Round Pick Packages For OG Anunoby

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Pascal Siakam, Raptors Haven't Discussed Extension

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NBA To Play Preseason Games In Vancouver, Montreal


Raptors Sign Mouhamadou Gueye, Kevin Obanor

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Garrett Temple, Raptors Agree To One-Year, $3.2M Deal

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OG Anunoby Eligible For Four-Year, $116M Extension With Raptors

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Jeff Dowtin Re-Signs With Raptors

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Javon Freeman-Liberty, Raptors Agree To Two-Way Deal

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