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Toronto Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas is on the Verge of Dominance
February 22nd, 2014 at 11:29 AM
Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas is still getting accustomed to the NBA game.  The 6'11 center from Lithuania is just in his second year in the league, but has shown flashes of things to come.  He is one of the rare true centers in the NBA, which is an asset...

Toronto Raptors Blow Out Atlanta Hawks in Second Half to Win 104-83
February 13th, 2014 at 11:52 AM
The Toronto Raptors and Atlanta Hawks got together Wednesday night in an important Eastern Conference game.  You would think that due to possible playoff implications, both teams would come out firing, but that wasn't the case.  Both teams struggled at the start with the Hawks taking the early lead.  The...

Toronto Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas Named as Participant in Rising Stars Challenge
January 30th, 2014 at 1:18 PM
***PHOTO1*** The NBA announced its participants for the 2014 Rising Stars Challenge that will be played during All-Star weekend and among those named to the game is Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas.  The Rising Stars Challenge is a matchup featuring the best rookies and sophomores throughout the NBA.  There were a total...

Predicting the Eastern Conference Reserves for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game
January 28th, 2014 at 2:05 PM
The 2014 NBA All-Star Game is coming up soon and we are less than a month away from seeing the best players in the league square off against each other.  The starters have already been announced and now we wait anxiously to see who made the team as a reserve. ...

DeMar DeRozan Left Out of USA’s 2014-2016 National Team Roster Pool
January 23rd, 2014 at 12:57 PM
USA Basketball announced today the 28 names they have selected for their National team roster pool for 2014-2016.  Among those on the list include Miami Heat forward LeBron James, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, and Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant.  There are several all-stars on the list, a few...

Toronto Raptors Fall Short in 30 Point Comeback Against Charlotte Bobcats
January 20th, 2014 at 4:42 PM
Trailing by 30 late in the third quarter it looked as if the Toronto Raptors were in for a blowout loss against the Charlotte Bobcats.  Many teams would have just given up and said it wasn't their night, but not the Raptors.  The Raptors clawed back late in the third...

Your Toronto Raptors Need Your Help to Make the 2014 NBA All-Star Game
December 27th, 2013 at 12:55 PM
***PHOTO1*** The second returns for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game ballot have been released and your Toronto Raptors need your help.  DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry and Jonas Valanciunas are all eligible to become starters, but none of them are close to doing so.  That's where you come into play.  You need...

How Has Rudy Gay Done So Far with the Sacramento Kings?
December 17th, 2013 at 8:51 AM
As most of the basketball world knows, Rudy Gay was traded from the Toronto Raptors to the Sacramento Kings on December 9.  Gay was sent along with Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray in exchange for Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Patrick Patterson, and Chuck Hayes.  While the new Raptors have done...

What is the Toronto Raptors’ Identity?
November 23rd, 2013 at 1:37 PM
Through 13 games, the Toronto Raptors are 6-7 and are on top of the Atlantic Division for the first time since 2007.  They have had some solid performances as a team and also as individuals.  Although they are leading the Division, the Raptors' play so far should not be something...

Vote for Your Toronto Raptors to Make the 2014 NBA All Star Game
November 18th, 2013 at 2:17 PM
The ballot for the 2014 NBA All Star Game has been released and among those listed are four Toronto Raptors.  Guards DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry, forward Rudy Gay, and Center Jonas Valanciunas have all made this year's ballot.  The Raptors haven't had an all-star since Chris Bosh in 2010,...

Toronto Raptors (2-2) at Charlotte Bobcats (2-2)
November 6th, 2013 at 1:10 PM
The Toronto Raptors are in Charlotte tonight to take on the Bobcats.  Both teams are on the second night of a back-to-back.  The Raptors lost 104-95 last night to the Miami Heat, while the Bobcats defeated the New York Knicks 102-95.  The Raptors have a hard stretch of games approaching,...

Toronto Raptors Blow Early Lead, Lose 104-95 to Miami Heat
November 5th, 2013 at 9:42 PM
The Toronto Raptors fell to the defending champion Miami Heat 104-95 Tuesday night.  The Heat were without Chris Bosh, but it didn't end up being a problem.  The Raptors held the lead for most of the first half, but a buzzer beater by the Heat put them up 52-50.  From...

Miami Heat (2-2) at Toronto Raptors (2-1), Chris Bosh Will not Play
November 5th, 2013 at 3:17 PM
The Toronto Raptors are at home tonight to take on the defending NBA Champion Miami Heat.  The Raptors will have a tough task ahead of them going up against the likes of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.  One Heat player they won't have to worry about however is former-Raptor Chris...

2013-2014 Predictions for the Toronto Raptors
October 30th, 2013 at 1:55 PM
Every year, people like to give their predictions on what they think will happen throughout the NBA season.  With the Toronto Raptors' season starting tonight, we thought we would give our predictions on the team.  From team wins to player stats, here is what we think will happen for the...

Here is the Roster for Your 2013-2014 Toronto Raptors
October 29th, 2013 at 1:01 PM
***PHOTO1*** The NBA season starts tomorrow for the Toronto Raptors, so it is time to look at who you will be seeing on the court night in and night out.  After the final roster cuts were made last week, the Raptors roster was trimmed down to 15 players.  A maximum of...

Toronto Raptors Exercise Third-Year Options on Jonas Valanciunas, Terrence Ross
October 25th, 2013 at 2:51 AM
The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday that they have exercised their third-year options on centre Jonas Valanciunas and guard Terrence Ross.  By exercising these options, it will keep both players in Toronto through the 2014-2015 season.  Valanciunas and Ross are important pieces to the Raptors future and both players play a...

Toronto Raptors Injury Update: Kyle Lowry, Jonas Valanciunas, Tyler Hansbrough
October 24th, 2013 at 6:17 PM
The Toronto Raptors manhandled the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday night on their way to a 108-72 victory, but it came at a cost.  The Raptors announced today that point guard Kyle Lowry suffered an injury to his left ring finger tendon.  Lowry will still be able to practice and play, but...