Jul 19, 2015, 9:30 PM EDT
“We need you. You’re a defensive guy. We want to be a defensive team.” —Raptors coach Dwane Casey on the recruiting pitch to DeMarre Carroll.
Jul 9, 2015, 1:51 AM EDT
Scola played well for the Pacers last season.
Apr 17, 2015, 11:30 PM EDT
The winner in 7 games will be …
Feb 28, 2015, 4:00 PM EDT
Rockets general manager says he recommended trading ‘everything’ for Harden in 2012
Feb 5, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT
Nets forward gathers and Throws. Down.
Nov 12, 2014, 2:14 AM EDT
Dirk Nowitzki and the Raptors are winners, too.
Nov 6, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT
Toronto returns all five starters, most of its top reserves from team that won Atlantic Division last season
Sep 24, 2014, 12:50 PM EDT
Washington also working out David Stockton
Sep 19, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT
Kyle Lowry and Co. return for another run
Jul 9, 2014, 11:26 PM EDT
Toronto keeping core together from successful 2013-14 team
Jul 4, 2014, 4:59 PM EDT
Jazz get a shooter, the Raptors get cap space.
Jul 4, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT
Patterson developed as quality rotation player after joining Toronto in Rudy Gay trade
May 4, 2014, 4:37 PM EDT
Raptors put together an incredible fourth quarter rally to have one final chance, but Paul Pierce denied them at the buzzer.
Apr 25, 2014, 11:43 PM EDT
Nets know that closing games out like this ultimately won’t get them very far in the playoffs.
Feb 3, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT
A look at PBT’s power rankings show basically the only thing that really changed this week was the signature on the Spaulding balls — Adam Silver’s signature is in play. Aside that Durant has the Thunder on top and the Lakers continue fall like the lead balloon they are. 1. Thunder (38-11, Last Week No.…
Jan 30, 2014, 3:14 PM EDT
If “Bull Durham” taught us one thing, it’s you don’t mess with a streak. (That and don’t throw punches with your pitching hand.) The Brooklyn Nets are in the playoff picture in the East and just three games back of winning the Atlantic Division after having won 10-of-12. They are on a streak and coach…
Jan 28, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
With the first half of the season in the books, let’s look at five players who deserve to get a little more burn the rest of the way. John Henson, F/C, Milwaukee Bucks Before we get to Henson, let’s travel in the way back machine to the 2009-10 season. If you’ll remember, Kurt Rambis was…
Jan 28, 2014, 2:00 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while being mesmerized by head-banging Taylor Swift… Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder. At this point, I’m beginning to question if Durant is human. Maybe a Terminator sent back from the future to take over the NBA? Maybe an X-Men style mutant? Whatever he is, I…
Dec 18, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT
Technically, the Raptors got Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes for Rudy Gay. But Toronto also got a new spirit. Without the shoot-first, do-little-else Gay, the Raptors have gone 3-1. They’re just clicking a little better. They might be playing with a little more passion, too. Terrence Ross certainly is. Landry Fields…
Dec 13, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT
For the Toronto Raptors, Rudy Gay never got out of the hotel while Aaron Gray was doing a pregame workout when they found out they had been traded to Sacramento. But nothing was as good as Patrick Patterson’s story that he had been sent back the other way. Patterson was taking his mom to see…
Dec 9, 2013, 12:29 AM EDT
Kobe Bryant returned, Rudy Gay was traded, and the Knicks were crushed. Grading a busy Sunday of NBA action: Toronto Raptors: What the Toronto Raptors have not had in recent years is a GM with a plan and financial flexibility. With this and previous trades you get a sense that GM Masai Ujiri has a plan. First, get the…
Nov 26, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT
The first rule for a GM in “winning” a trade is to make the other GM think he’s winning it. Even if you think you’re fleecing him. The swap sending Derrick Williams to Sacramento and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute to Minnesota — which has become official — would have been an easy sell for both…
Nov 20, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT
While most teams are feeling out deals and moving patiently with their big trade chips to see how the market shakes out — see the Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets as examples 1A and 1B — the new regime in Sacramento is feeling a little more impatient. They have veterans available and they are looking…
Oct 31, 2013, 9:46 PM EDT
There are a few players still eligible to have their rookie contracts extended by Thursday’s deadline of midnight Eastern time. Gordon Hayward and Eric Bledsoe are perhaps the biggest names still waiting, and it remains unclear if either player will get deals done with their respective teams before the deadline passes. Greivis Vasquez may not…
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