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Raptors Sign Malik Williams

Apr 13, 2024 5:57 PM

The Toronto Raptors have signed center Malik Williams. This comes after Williams completed a 10-day contract with the team on Saturday.

The 6-foot-11 center played in six games with Toronto on his 10-day deal. He averaged 2.2 points and 5.7 rebounds in 15.9 minutes per game.

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Colorado Sportsbooks To Investigate Accounts Connected To Jontay Porter

Apr 12, 2024 11:30 PM

The Colorado Division of Gaming ordered the state's sportsbook to report any wagering on "NBA affiliated games" by accounts connected to Jontay Porter.

Regulators are investigated whether Porter had any betting accounts associated with Colorado sportsbooks.

Adam Silver said earlier this week by Porter could be banned from the NBA if there were improprieties involving betting on games. 

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Jontay Porter Could Receive Permanent Ban From NBA

Apr 10, 2024 4:26 PM

The NBA is investigating Jontay Porter following multiple instances of betting irregularities over the past few months with Adam Silver saying a permanent ban is possible.

"I have an enormous range of discipline available to me," Silver said at a hotel in midtown Manhattan on Wednesday, after the league's annual Board of Governors meetings at the end of the regular season were conducted over the prior 24 hours. "But it's a cardinal sin, what he's accused of in the NBA, and the ultimate, extreme option I have is to ban him from the game.

"That's the level of authority I have here. Because there's nothing more serious, I think, around this league when it comes to gambling betting on our games. And that is a direct player involvement. And so, the investigation is ongoing, but the consequences could be very severe."

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Malik Williams, Raptors Agree To 10-Day Contract

Apr 3, 2024 9:40 AM

The Toronto Raptors are signing center Malik Williams to a 10-day contract. Williams has played for the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the G League this season.

Toronto is currently without Jakob Poeltl, Chris Boucher and Jontay Porter in a banged-up frontcourt. Kelly Olynyk is currently the only available center for the Raptors.

In 42 games (24 starts) with the Skyforce, Williams has averaged 10.1 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game. Williams played in Poland last season, after going undrafted out of Louisville at the 2022 NBA Draft.

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NBA Investigating Gambling Irregularities Involving Jontay Porter

Mar 25, 2024 9:36 PM

Jontay Porter is under investigation by the NBA following multiple instances of betting irregularities over the past several months, sources told ESPN.

Prop bets involving Porter from games on Jan. 26 and March 20 are under investigation with the league "looking into it."

There was increased betting interest on the under for Porter props, which for the night were set at around 5.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists. There was also an over/under for Porter's made 3-pointers, which was 0.5.

Porter played just four minutes before leaving the game because of what the Raptors said was an aggravation of an eye injury he had suffered four days earlier in a game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Porter did not score against the Clippers but three rebounds and one assist, and he did not attempt a 3, meaning the under hit on all of the props.

On March 20, in a game against the Sacramento Kings, Porter played just three minutes before leaving the game because of what the Raptors said was an illness and did not return. He did not score, attempted and missed one shot, and had two rebounds.

Sportsbooks had his over/unders set at around 7.5 points and 5.5 rebounds.

The next day, DraftKings SportsBooks reported to its users that Porter's prop bets were the No. 1 moneymaker from the night in the NBA.

"People were trying to do whatever they could to bet Jontay Porter props [against the Clippers]," the source said. "And then, just a few days ago, the same thing. We had a bunch of people trying to bet under for more."

Porter missed games on Saturday and Monday for personal reasons. 

Porter plays for the Toronto Raptors on a Two-Way contract earning $415,000 this season.

Porter is represented by Andy Shiffman and Mark Bartelstein.

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Kobi Simmons, Raptors Agree To 10-Day Deal

Mar 24, 2024 3:11 PM

The Toronto Raptors have agreed to sign Kobi Simmons to a 10-day contract.

Simmons has averaged 15.1 points, 5.6 assists and 4.2 rebounds for the Raptors 905 this season in the G League.

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Jahmi'us Ramsey, Raptors Sign Second 10-Day Contract

Mar 15, 2024 9:02 AM

The Toronto Raptors signed guard Jahmi'us Ramsey to a second 10-day contract. Ramsey has appeared in two games for Toronto since being called up from the G League.

Ramsey was a former second-round pick by the Sacramento Kings at the 2020 NBA Draft. In addition to the Kings, Ramsey has spent time in the Oklahoma City Thunder organization.

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Chris Boucher Has Partial MCL Tear In Right Knee

Mar 12, 2024 8:45 AM

Toronto Raptors forward Chris Boucher has suffered a partial tear of his MCL in his right knee. Boucher was injured at the end of the Raptors game at the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night. Boucher tied the game with a tip-in with 0.7 seconds to play, but was injured on the play.

It's unknown how much time Boucher will miss. Toronto has 17 games remaining in the regular season. The Raptors are 6.5 games behind the Atlanta Hawks for the final spot in the Eastern Conference Play-In Tournament.

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Jakob Poeltl Had Surgery On Dislocated Left Pinkie

Mar 6, 2024 8:49 AM

Toronto Raptors center Jakob Poeltl had surgery on Tuesday in New York after dislocating the pinkie finger on his left hand. Poeltl was injured in the Raptors game against the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday.

It's unknown how long Poeltl will be sidelined for. There's already some speculation that he could miss the remainder of the season.

Toronto is already without Scottie Barnes after he had surgery on a hand fracture. Barnes is expected to miss the remainder of the season, as well.

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Raptors, Kelly Olynyk Agree To Two-Year, $26.25M Extension

Mar 4, 2024 6:38 PM

Toronto Raptors center Kelly Olynyk has signed a two-year, $26.25 million contract extension, agent Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports told ESPN on Monday.

Olynyk was eligible to sign the extension -- which takes him through the 2025-2026 season -- until June 30 and gives him the maximum five percent annual raises allowed under the deal.

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Jahmi'us Ramsey, Raptors Agree To 10-Day Contract

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Raptors Sign Mouhamadou Gueye To Two-Way Contract, Waive Markquis Nowell

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Raptors Sign D.J. Carton To Two-Way Contract

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Scottie Barnes Fractures Left Hand, Out Indefinitely

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Javon Freeman-Liberty Converted By Raptors From Two-Way To Standard NBA Deal

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DJ Carton, Raptors Agree To 10-Day Deal

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Raptors Sign Justise Winslow, Mouhamadou Gueye To 10-Day Contracts

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Raptors Keep Bruce Brown Jr., Could Revisit Options In Offseason

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Raptors Waive Spencer Dinwiddie; Lakers, Mavericks, Pelicans, Sixers Interested

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Nets Acquire Dennis Schroder, Thaddeus Young From Raptors For Spencer Dinwiddie

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Raptors Acquire Kelly Olynyk, Ochai Agbaji From Jazz

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Raptors Have Been Offered First-Round Pick For Bruce Brown Jr.

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Jazz Emerge With Interest In Trading For Bruce Brown Jr.

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Celtics Looking For Depth; Interested In Otto Porter, Lonnie Walker

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Scottie Barnes, Trae Young Named As All-Star Game Replacements

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Raptors Emerge As Possible Landing Spot For D'Angelo Russell

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Raptors Could Move Bruce Brown; Lakers Interested

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Suns Discussed OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam With Raptors Before Trading For Kevin Durant

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Tyus Jones, Malcolm Brogdon, Bruce Brown Jr. Would Each Likely Cost First Round Pick To Acquire

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