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Delon Wright Doesn't Need Surgery On Right Shoulder

Nov 23, 2017 1:16 PM

Delon Wright visited specialist Dr. Riley Williams at the Hospital for Special Surgery on Wednesday in New York. After consultation with Williams, it was decided no surgery is required at this time.

Wright will continue his rehabilitation with team medical officials. There is no timetable for Wright’s return, but updates will be provided when appropriate.

Wright’s right shoulder was dislocated in the second quarter of a game at New Orleans on Nov. 15th. He had surgery on the same shoulder in August, 2016 after sustaining an injury during an NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas.

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DeMar DeRozan, Karl-Anthony Towns Named NBA's Players Of The Week

Nov 20, 2017 5:43 PM

DeMar DeRozan and Karl-Anthony Towns have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

DeRozan averaged 26.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 6.0 assists and shot .573 (43-for-75) from the field during four appearances as Toronto won a season-high four consecutive games. All four wins came against opponents with a winning record, including a 129-113 road victory against the Western Conference leading Houston Rockets. 

Towns posted averages of 20.3 points, 12.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists in leading Minnesota to a 3-1 week, which included a three-game winning streak that featured wins at Utah, vs. San Antonio and at Dallas. Towns shot 55.4% (31-of-56) from the floor, including 9-of-16 from three-point range, during the four-game stretch.

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Delon Wright Suffers Dislocated Right Shoulder

Nov 17, 2017 7:16 PM

Test results confirmed Delon Wright sustained an injury consistent with a dislocated right shoulder.

The injury occurred in the second quarter of Toronto’s game November 15 at New Orleans. Wright had surgery on the same shoulder Aug. 1, 2016 following an NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas.

Wright will travel with the team to New York City next week for further consultation with Dr. Riley Williams at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Kyle Lowry Had Interest In Signing With Spurs

Oct 24, 2017 9:06 AM

Kyle Lowry had genuine interest in signing with the San Antonio Spurs in the offseason.

"It was real for me," Lowry told the Express-News, "but it wasn't real for them. That's a part of the business that people don't know. I would have loved to come here, but it didn't work out. The conversation didn't happen. If the conversation happened, I would tell you. But it didn't happen.

"Not saying that I wanted out, but I did look at teams to see what was going on," said Lowry. "I mean this place would've been a great place."

Lowry re-signed with the Toronto Raptors on a three-year, $100 million deal.

San Antonio re-signed Patty Mills in free agency and also added Rudy Gay.

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Jonas Valanciunas Out Indefinitely With Sprained Left Ankle

Oct 22, 2017 6:43 PM

Jonas Valanciunas is out with a sprained left ankle.

His condition will be evaluated on a regular basis, and updated as appropriate.

Valanciunas travelled with the team on its six-game road trip, which begins Monday against San Antonio.
The injury occurred after Valanciunas landed on the foot of the Philadelphia 76ers’ Dario Saric in the second quarter of Saturday night’s game.

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Raptors Waive K.J. McDaniels

Oct 22, 2017 6:36 PM

The Toronto Raptors announced Sunday they have waived forward K.J. McDaniels.

McDaniels appeared in three preseason games, totaling six points, five rebounds and two blocks in 24 minutes. 

McDaniels was inactive for the first two games of the regular season.

Toronto’s roster now stands at 16 players.

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Raptors Exercise 18-19 Options On Jakob Poeltl, Pascal Siakam, Delon Wright

Oct 16, 2017 3:10 PM

The Toronto Raptors have exercised the third-year team options on the Rookie Scale Contracts of center Jakob Poeltl and forward Pascal Siakam and the fourth-year team option on the Rookie Scale Contract of guard Delon Wright.

The contracts for Poeltl, Siakam and Wright are now guaranteed through the 2018-19 season. In accordance with the league’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Raptors had until October 31 to exercise their option on all three players.

Poeltl, 7-foot, 248 pounds, was selected by the Raptors with the ninth overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. He averaged 3.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, 0.4 blocks and 11.6 minutes in 54 games last season. Poeltl scored in double figures three times and led the team in rebounds twice.

Siakam, 6-foot-9, 230 pounds, was the 27th overall pick by the Raptors in the 2016 NBA Draft. He posted averages of 4.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 0.8 blocks and 15.6 minutes in 55 games (38 starts) last season. Siakam was also named NBA G League Finals MVP after helping Raptors 905 defeat Rio Grande Valley in The Finals, averaging 23.0 points and 9.0 rebounds over the three-game series.

Wright, 6-foot-5, 183 pounds was chosen by Toronto with the 20th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. He averaged 5.6 points, 1.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 16.5 minutes in 27 games last season. Wright scored in double digits seven times and paced the club in assists on five occasions. He missed the first 41 games (October 26 - January 17) following right shoulder surgery. Wright is averaging 4.7 points, 1.6 rebound, 1.6 assists and 12.5 minutes in 54 career games.

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Raptors Sign Davion Berry

Oct 11, 2017 12:26 PM

The Toronto Raptors have signed guard Davion Berry. 

Berry, 6-foot-4, 185 pounds, has appeared in 56 career NBA G League games with the Maine Red Claws (2014-16) and Raptors 905 (2015-16), averaging 9.4 points, 2.9 assists and 24.0 minutes. He has also played professionally in Germany (2016-17), Greece (2016-17), South Korea (2015-16) and Italy (2014-15).

Berry played two collegiate seasons at Cal State Monterey Bay (2009-11) before transferring to Weber State (2012-14). He averaged 17.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 32.6 minutes in 68 career games with the Wildcats and twice earned Big Sky All-Conference First Team honours.

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Raptors Waive Kennedy Meeks, Andy Rautins, Kyle Wiltjer

Oct 7, 2017 10:05 PM

The Toronto Raptors have waived centre Kennedy Meeks, guard Andy Rautins and forward Kyle Wiltjer.

Rautins and Wiltjer both appeared in three preseason games while Meeks made his lone appearance October 4 against the Los Angeles Clippers in Hawaii.

Toronto’s roster now stands at 17 players.

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Norman Powell, Raptors Agree Upon Four-Year, $42M Extension

Oct 5, 2017 2:25 PM

The Toronto Raptors and Norman Powell have agreed upon a four-year, $42 million contract extension. 

The Miami Heat and Josh Richardson also agreed upon a four-year, $42 million extension. 

Powell has a player option in Year 4. 

Powell was a second round pick in 2015. 

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K.J. McDaniels: Signing With Raptors An Amazing Opportunity
K.J. McDaniels will fill the role previously occupied by P.J. Tucker.

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RealGM Radio: East Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti
Host Danny Leroux and Arturo Galletti continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Eastern Conference.

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Raptors Hire Former SI Writer Luke Winn As Director Of Prospect Strategy
Luke Winn brings with him an extensive knowledge of basketball prospects, having reported on college hoops since the 2004-05 season.

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Air Canada Centre To Be Renamed Scotiabank Arena
Air Canada Centre has been the name of the Raptors' arena for the past 18 years.

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Brazil Removes Bruno Caboclo From Team After He Refuses To Enter Game
Bruno Caboclo had played 9 minutes and 21 seconds in the first quarter.

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Raptors Sign K.J. McDaniels
K.J. McDaniels split last season between Houston and Brooklyn, averaging 4.2 points, 1.7 rebounds and 10.3 minutes in 49 games.

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Raptors Sign Kyle Wiltjer
Kyle Wiltjer appeared in 14 games for the Rockets last season.

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RealGM Radio: Atlantic Division With Tim Bontemps, Jared Weiss
Host Danny Leroux, Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post and Jared Weiss of CLNS Media go in-depth on the NBA's Atlantic Division.

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Masai Ujiri: Our Job Is To Beat LeBron James
The Raptors kept part of their core together this offseason in re-signing Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka.

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Raptors Sign Lorenzo Brown To Two-Way Contract
Lorenzo Brown split the 16-17 season between China and the G-League.

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Raptors To Play DeMar DeRozan More At Point Guard
DeMar DeRozan played the role of facilitator while Kyle Lowry was out injured during the regular season.

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Raptors Sign Kennedy Meeks
Kennedy Meeks averaged 11.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 15.5 minutes in four games in Summer League.

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Malcolm Miller Undergoes Ankle Surgery
Malcolm Miller is expected to miss the next 12 weeks.

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DeMarre Carroll: Raptors Have A Lot Of Guys Who Don't Trust Each Other
DeMarre Carroll was surprised he wasn't traded last season.

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Raptors Sign Malcolm Miller To Two-Way Contract, Alfonzo McKinnie To Multi-Year Deal
Malcolm Miller averaged 7.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 18.7 minutes in 29 games last season for Alba Berlin of the German Bundesliga.

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Raptors To Waive And Stretch Justin Hamilton
The Raptors agreed to acquire Justin Hamilton as part of the DeMarre Carroll salary dump trade with the Nets.

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Raptors, Pacers Agree To Cory Joseph For C.J. Miles Sign-And-Trade
C.J. Miles is a free agent this offseason.

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Raptors Trade DeMarre Carroll, 2018 1st, 2nd To Nets For Justin Hamilton
DeMarre Carroll was owed $30 million over the next two seasons.

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Raptors Agree To Three-Year, $11.7M Deal With Sun Life On Jersey Sponsorship
MLSE chief commercial officer Dave Hopkinson said he was looking for a partner that preferably was based in Canada.

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Patrick Patterson Agrees To Three-Year, $16.4M Deal With Thunder
Oklahoma City had a major need at power forward.

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