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BDL 25: Was last season as good as it gets for the Raptors?

BDL 25: Was last season as good as it gets for the Raptors?

yahoo.com Updated 20 hours ago
DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry zone out. (Vaughn Ridley/ Getty Images) The NBA offseason has brought many changes to rosters, coaching staffs, and the list of championship contenders. As we draw closer to opening night, it’s time to move our focus from th…
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  • Some LA Kids Actually Went To DeMar DeRozan’s Door With A Photo…

    Some LA Kids Actually Went To DeMar DeRozan’s Door With A Photoshop Of Him In A Lakers Jersey

    dimemag.com Sep 26 (4 days ago)
    Getty Image DeMar DeRozan made absolutely zero overtures toward leaving the Raptors in free agency this past summer, even going so far as to claim, “I am Toronto.” It was a powerful statement, made even more so by the fact that DeRozan is a native of Co…
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  • New D-League Coach Jerry Stackhouse Is Already Setting Aside A …

    New D-League Coach Jerry Stackhouse Is Already Setting Aside A Small Fortune For Technical Foul Fines

    dimemag.com Sep 10
    Getty Image Raptors 905, Toronto’s aptly named D-League affiliate, recently hired former NBA All-Star and low-key bad boy Jerry Stackhouse as their new head coach. Stackhouse has both the credentials and the gravitas to be an effective and hopefully suc…
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  • LeBron James Damn Near Lost His Mind Jammin’ At Drake’s Concert

    LeBron James Damn Near Lost His Mind Jammin’ At Drake’s Concert

    dimemag.com Sep 8
    Just because things get heated on the court between LeBron James and Drake doesn’t mean the two aren’t friends off the court, as established when the two men hugged it out following the Cavs blowout win over The Raptors this past spring. The camaraderie…
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  • Relive Kobe Bryant’s Incredible 81-Point Performance Against Th…

    Relive Kobe Bryant’s Incredible 81-Point Performance Against The Raptors

    dimemag.com Aug 24
    Today is officially Kobe Bryant Day in the city of Los Angeles. Why? August 24th is 8/24, which happen to be the two numbers he wore in his Lakers career. It’s also one day after Bryant’s 38th birthday. What better time to revisit his finest individual …
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  • The Raptors Have Unveiled New ‘Huskies’ And ‘Chinese New Year’ …

    The Raptors Have Unveiled New ‘Huskies’ And ‘Chinese New Year’ Jerseys

    dimemag.com Aug 23
    Raptors to don Huskies & Chinese New Year uniforms in 2016-17. #WeTheNorth More: — Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 23, 2016 The Toronto Raptors have been around for just over 20 years, but that hardly summarizes the history of Canadian basketball.…
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  • Heat guard had an amazing, gross reaction to $50M contract offe…

    Heat guard had an amazing, gross reaction to $50M contract offer

    yahoo.com Jul 26
    Heat guard Tyler Johnson looks on in the second half of Game 7 of the 2016 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Toronto Raptors. (Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) A great many sports fans, whether die-hard NBA followers or casual observers, experienc…
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  • DeMarre Carroll Fired Back At Jae Crowder For Dismissing The Ra…

    DeMarre Carroll Fired Back At Jae Crowder For Dismissing The Raptors In The Eastern Conference

    dimemag.com Jul 22
    The Boston Celtics were the feelgood team of the East last season. Like the Portland Trail Blazers out West, they overachieved despite a stripped down squad that looked poised for a rebuilding year. And then they staged a major offseason coup when they …
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  • Raptors sign G VanVleet to multiyear deal

    Raptors sign G VanVleet to multiyear deal

    nba.com Jul 18
    The Toronto Raptors announced Monday they have signed guard Fred VanVleet to a multiyear contract. Per team policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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  • Tyus Jones Wins A Game After Producing A Flop For The Ages

    Tyus Jones Wins A Game After Producing A Flop For The Ages

    dimemag.com Jul 17
    Much to the chagrin of Rasheed Wallace, the ball does lie every now and then. For the latest proof of this, we go to the Summer League game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Toronto Raptors from Saturday night. The two teams faced off in the qu…
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  • All-Star guard DeRozan re-signs with Raptors

    All-Star guard DeRozan re-signs with Raptors

    DeMar DeRozan knew he was never going to leave Toronto, his home away from home.
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  • Las Vegas Summer League tournament seeding announced

    Las Vegas Summer League tournament seeding announced

    nba.com Jul 13
    The Toronto Raptors earned the top seed in the championship tournament of Samsung NBA Summer League 2016 following the first five days of action in Las Vegas. The single-elimination tournament tips off on Wednesday, July 13, at the Thomas & Mack Cen…
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  • Bismack Biyombo’s Terrifying Trip Through Tanzania At Age 16 Wi…

    Bismack Biyombo’s Terrifying Trip Through Tanzania At Age 16 Will Definitely Have You Rooting For Him

    dimemag.com Jul 12
    Getty Image Every year during the playoffs, a young and/or little-known NBA player will have a breakout moment. This year, that player was Bismack Biyombo, who stepped into a more prominent role with the Toronto Raptors after Jonas Valanciunas went down…
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  • Orlando Continued Its Quest To Start Four Bigs With Bismack Biy…

    Orlando Continued Its Quest To Start Four Bigs With Bismack Biyombo Apparently Coming Aboard

    dimemag.com Jul 2
    USA TODAY Sports The Orlando Magic already brought in one athletic big man this offseason when it sent a package of players to Oklahoma City in exchange for Serge Ibaka. On Saturday, the team decided that it apparently didn’t have enough bigs, so it sig…
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  • DeMar DeRozan Will Sign With The Raptors For $139 Million Over …

    DeMar DeRozan Will Sign With The Raptors For $139 Million Over Five Years, Per A Report

    USA TODAY Sports We’re speculating here, but we doubt that many other teams really stood a chance in acquiring restricted free agent, DeMar DeRozan. Sam Amick of USA Today had the news first: the Raptors have reached an agreement to bring their All-Star…
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  • DeMar DeRozan Will Allegedly Refuse Other Teams And Work To Re-…

    DeMar DeRozan Will Allegedly Refuse Other Teams And Work To Re-Sign In Toronto

    dimemag.com Jun 26
    USA TODAY Sports It’s sounded like DeMar DeRozan has wanted to return to the Toronto Raptors for some time. Sure, he is a free agent this offseason and teams like the Lakers seem interested in acquiring the 26-year-old guard, but it’s seemed like it wou…
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  • Draft grades (Insider)

    Draft grades (Insider)

    ESPN.com Jun 24
    The Wizards sent the No. 13 pick to the Suns as part of the Markieff Morris trade. "It was a reasonable swap given the relative quality of the draft,"...
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  • Raptors fan ejected from playoff game shot and killed in Toront…

    Raptors fan ejected from playoff game shot and killed in Toronto

    yahoo.com Jun 8
    A man shot dead Tuesday near a busy intersection in midtown Toronto has been identified as the Toronto Raptors fan who was ejected from his courtside seat for heckling the referees during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals last month. [Follow Dunks…
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  • Raptors, Casey agree to three-year extension

    Raptors, Casey agree to three-year extension

    Dwane Casey has guided the Toronto Raptors in their journey from the NBA hinterlands to the Eastern Conference final.
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  • How Good Is Kyrie Irving, Really?

    How Good Is Kyrie Irving, Really?

    deadspin.com Jun 6
    When the Cavaliers were struggling to close out the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals, ESPN’s Zach Lowe penned a column placing much of the blame on the Cavs’ defense, and in particular on Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. As he criticized the…
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  • Doris Burke Told A Terrific Tale About The Time Drake Hit On He…

    Doris Burke Told A Terrific Tale About The Time Drake Hit On Her

    dimemag.com Jun 3
    USA TODAY Sports Doris Burke is an ESPN sideline reporter and color commentator who has been covering the WNBA, NBA, and college hoops for over 25 years. Drake is a famous rapper and Toronto Raptors fan that has had ten top-ten singles over his career. …
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  • This Heartfelt Letter From Kyle Lowry Will Have Raptors Fans Ps…

    This Heartfelt Letter From Kyle Lowry Will Have Raptors Fans Psyched For Next Season

    dimemag.com Jun 2
    Getty Image Canadian participation in American sports leagues is a constant source of identity struggle for pop-culturally-inclined citizens north of the border. This NBA season saw them enjoying one of their better memories, though, as the Toronto Rapt…
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  • Bismack Biyombo Says He’d Take A Discount To Remain With The Ra…

    Bismack Biyombo Says He’d Take A Discount To Remain With The Raptors

    dimemag.com May 31
    Getty Image Bismack Biyombo was a huge factor in the Toronto Raptors’ playoff run this season, and now he is set to cash in on the free agent market. The five-year veteran burst onto the scene in the postseason thanks to his big plays, rebounding, and r…
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  • Video - Bulls Charge Past Raptors 01:09

    Bulls Charge Past Raptors

    Mar 20
    Nikola Mirotic came off the bench to score a game-high 29 points in the Bulls' 108-92 win over the Raptors.
  • Video - Raptors Hold Off Wolves 01:19

    Raptors Hold Off Wolves

    Mar 18
    Despite Kevin Martin scoring 37 points, the Timberwolves fell to the Raptors 105-100.
  • Video - Rubio's Difficult Pass Through Triangle Defense 00:20

    Rubio's Difficult Pass Through Triangle Defense

    Mar 18
    Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio lobbed a seemingly impossible but successful pass to forward Chase Budinger, who finished with deuces.
  • Video - Lowry Leads Raptors To Win 00:55

    Lowry Leads Raptors To Win

    Mar 16
    Kyle Lowry recorded a triple-double of 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in the Raptors' 117-98 win over the Pacers.