Toronto Raptors Wiretap

Pascal Siakam Upgraded To Questionable For Monday's Game

Nov 27, 2022 1:29 PM

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam hasn't played since November 4 against the Dallas Mavericks. In that game, Siakam suffered a strained groin and he's been out since.

Now, it looks like the Raptors All-Star is closing in on a return. Toronto upgraded Siakam to questionable for Monday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was also reported that Siakam has fully practiced in recent days with no setbacks.

Toronto went 5-5 during Siakam's 10-game absence. The Raptors have also been dealing with injuries and illnesses for multiple rotation players during that same stretch.

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Lakers Turned Down First Round Pick From Raptors For Talen Horton-Tucker

Nov 21, 2022 3:47 PM

During the 2022 trade deadline period, the Toronto Raptors offered the Los Angeles Lakers a first round pick in exchange for Talen Horton-Tucker.

The Lakers were on the fringes of playoff contention, but still hoped to secure a play-in spot.

The Lakers may have also had to take on Khem Birch as part of the deal.

During the offseason, the Lakers traded Horton-Tucker to the Utah Jazz for Patrick Beverley. 

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Nick Nurse Settles Lawsuit With Warren LeGarie Over Commission Fees

Nov 18, 2022 3:02 PM

Nick Nurse has settled a lawsuit filed against him by his former agent Warren LeGarie, according to court documents. The lawsuit was centered on LeGarie’s commission on a contract extension signed by Nurse with the Toronto Raptors. LeGarie filed the lawsuit against Nurse in 2021.

Nurse signed a four-year extension with the Raptors in 2020, which elevated his compensation for the final year of the existing deal and added three more seasons at $8 million per season. Nurse left LeGarie to sign with Andy Miller of Klutch Sports shortly before the contract was signed. 

After the two parties were unable to reach a resolution via arbitration in the summer, the lawsuit was scheduled to go to a jury trial in February with Nurse, LeGarie, Masai Ujiri and Bobby Webster among the parties expected to testify. 

Nurse hired LeGarie as his agent in 2013 when he joined the Raptors as an assistant coach. LeGarie is one of the most prominent agents for coaches and front office executives in the NBA.

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Precious Achiuwa Out Indefinitely With Partial Tears In Ligaments Of Ankle

Nov 10, 2022 3:28 PM

The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday that forward Precious Achiuwa has been diagnosed with partial tears in ligaments in his right ankle.

Achiuwa will wear a walking boot for the next 10 days and will be listed as out indefinitely. His condition will be updated as appropriate.

Achiuwa is averaging 8.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 20.4 minutes in 12 games this season. He has scored in double figures seven times with two double-doubles.

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Pascal Siakam Out Indefinitely With Adductor Strain

Nov 6, 2022 10:52 AM

Pascal Siakam was off to a terrific start for the Toronto Raptors. Now, the Raptors will be without their All-NBA forward for a while.

Siakam suffered a strained right adductor in Toronto's loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night. Siakam was seen visibly limping as he exited the floor. The Raptors are saying Siakam will be out indefinitely, and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

Toronto has a lot of forward depth, but they'll be tested without their best all-around player. Siakam has averaged 24.8 points, 9.3 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game in the season's first nine games. All of those marks are career-best for the seven-year veteran.

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Masai Ujiri Fined $35,000 For Inappropriate Remarks Toward Game Official

Oct 26, 2022 9:14 PM

Masai Ujiri has been fined $35,000 for approaching the scorer’s table and directing inappropriate remarks toward a game official.

The incident occurred during the Raptors’ 112-109 loss to the Miami Heat on Saturday, Oct. 22 at FTX Arena.

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Heat's Caleb Martin, Nikola Jovic Suspended One Game; Raptors Christian Koloko fined $15K

Oct 23, 2022 9:51 PM

The NBA has suspended Miami Heat forwards Caleb Martin and Nikola Jovic for one game apiece for their roles in an altercation against the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night. Toronto's Christian Koloko was fined $15,000 for his part in the incident.

While battling for position with 7:46 remaining in Saturday's game in Miami, Martin taunted Koloko before tackling him into the stands. Koloko then grabbed Martin during the altercation. Jovic is being suspended for leaving the bench area and getting involved in the dustup.

Both Martin and Jovic will serve their suspensions as the Heat again host the Raptors on Monday.

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Raptors Waive Gabe Brown, Josh Jackson, DJ Wilson

Oct 15, 2022 10:16 AM

The Toronto Raptors have waived Gabe Brown, Josh Jackson and D.J. Wilson. Toronto's roster is now in regular season compliance.

Brown saw limited action in four preseason games. He's expected to play for Raptors 905 of the G League this season.

Jackson was signed to a fully non-guaranteed contract. He may seek out other NBA opportunities or may play this season in the G League. Because he received no guaranteed money, Jackson is eligible to play for Raptors 905, should he choose to sign with the G League.

Wilson will be on Toronto's books for $250,000 in dead money this season. Because he received more than $50,000 guaranteed, Wilson is ineligible to play for Raptors 905.

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RealGM Radio: East Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti (2022-23)

Oct 9, 2022 1:20 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) break down the over/unders for the Eastern Conference.

They discuss the win total, division, conference and title odds as well as any pertinent individual award lines for the Pacers (9:22), Magic (18:14), Pistons (25:11), Wizards (33:38), Hornets (39:47), Knicks (46:35), Bulls (52:17), Hawks (56:38), Raptors (1:03:39), Cavs (1:08:12), Heat (1:14:15), Nets (1:19:37), 76ers (1:29:33), Bucks (1:37:20) and Celtics (1:45:37).

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Malachi Flynn Underwent Procedure To Fix Fractured Cheekbone

Oct 5, 2022 9:49 AM

Toronto Raptors guard Malachi Flynn underwent a procedure to correct a fracture to his left cheekbone. Flynn was injured in the third quarter of the Raptors preseason game against the Utah Jazz on Sunday.

Flynn returned to the game, but further examination revealed a small fracture.

Flynn is expected to return before the regular season starts. The third-year point guard will wear a face shield when he returns to the court.

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Otto Porter Jr. Out 'A Little Bit' Due To Hamstring

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Raptors Reportedly Monitoring Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Situation

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Larry Tanenbaum Re-Elected Chairman Of NBA Board Of Governors

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Josh Jackson Signs With Raptors

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Svi Mykhailiuk Waived By Raptors

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Raptors Sign Christian Koloko To Multi-Year Deal

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Raptors Tender Qualifying Offer To Newly Reinstated Jalen Harris

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Jalen Harris Reinstated By NBA, NBPA

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Non-Vaccinated Players Will Remain Ineligible To Play In Toronto

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Celtics, Raptors, Heat Considered Most Likely Trade Candidates For Kevin Durant

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Raptors Sign Gabe Brown

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Raptors Waive Armoni Brooks

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Juancho Hernangomez, Raptors Agree To One-Year Deal

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Heat, Raptors, Hornets, Kings, Hawks, Wizards Join Knicks In Pursuit Of Donovan Mitchell

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Jeff Dowtin Jr., Raptors Agree To Two-Way Deal

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Raptors Could Trade For Bojan Bogdanovic

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Justin Champagnie, Raptors Sign Two-Year Deal

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Scottie Barnes Remains 'Non-Starter' For Raptors In Kevin Durant Trade Talks

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D.J. Wilson Signs Multi-Year Deal With Raptors

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