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  1. Report: D.J. Augustin reaches deal with Chicago Bulls

    Dec 11, 2013, 7:23 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Milwaukee Bucks

    We told you this was coming and now a real has been reached: D.J. Augustin is about to be a Chicago Bulls. Augustin cleared waivers on Wednesday and has reached a deal as a free agent with Chicago, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Augustin needs to pass a physical with the Bulls on Thursday.…

  2. 5 Preseason Observations

    Oct 13, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

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    1. The disconnect isn’t necessarily obvious. If you watch preseason, on the surface, there’s not much outside of the number of minutes for starters between regular season and this. I mean, the game is fundamentally the same. But the speed and intensity differential is startling, and you’ll see the shift for small moments with the…

  3. Report: Dominic McGuire signs with Toronto

    Sep 9, 2012, 7:13 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Golden State Warriors

    Dominic McGuire has hung out there as one of the few name free agents left on the list. McGuire was a reserve in Golden State last year, averaging just 17.6 minutes. He averaged just 7.3 points per 36 minutes, but also tagged close to 8 rebounds and 1.4 assists at that rate. Additionally, it was…

  4. How Darius Songaila’s play in the Olympics is a bad sign for the Raptors

    Aug 4, 2012, 6:30 PM EDT

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    In Saturday’s Team USA squeaker against Lithuania, fringe NBA player (who hasn’t been in the league for a year) played nearly 18 minutes, particularly down the stretch. Raptors lottery pick and presumed starting center next season, Jonas Valanciunas, played just eight. It’s yet another game where Valanciunas has struggled to see floor time and struggled…

  5. The Inbounds: Free Agency and the Magical Musical Chairs

    Jul 2, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Suns guard Nash looks to drive on Mavericks center Mahinmi during their NBA basketball game in Dallas, Texas

    Welcome to The Inbounds, touching on a big idea of the day. It could be news, it could be history, it could be a tangent, it could be love. OK, it’s probably not love. Enjoy.  If the Pacers don’t match Hibbert’s offer, then Batum could go to Minnesota. If the Bulls don’t match Asik’s offer,…

  6. Report: Raptors to aim for Nash, and if not… Lin?

    May 13, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Injured New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin reacts during pregame ceremonies before the Knicks play against the Miami Heat in Game 2 of their first round NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoffs in Miami

    The Raptors are constantly going to be linked to Steve Nash because of Bryan Colangelo’s link to Nash’s Suns which Colangelo was GM for. So naturally, with the Raptors improving, having cap space, and Nash poised to hit the open market, there’s talk of him heading to his native country to finish his career. But…

  7. Video: Luol Deng with the putback for the win

    Mar 25, 2012, 12:47 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Boston Celtics

    The Bulls won a game over Toronto 102-101 that they probably should have lost by all accounts, not only for the fact that the Raptors outplayed them for most of the game and had about 700 things go against them down the stretch, but mostly because the Bulls were without two of their best players…

  8. Andrea Bargnani might be back this weekend. Maybe not. But could be. Theoretically.

    Mar 10, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors Andrea Bargnani reacts after hitting a shot during their NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City

    Funny cycle. Team is stingy and non-committal with information regarding updates on player’s return from injury. Fans get anxious, rail on writer for not providing updates on player they are interested in regarding return from injury. Writer responds by asking team about player’s return from injury. Team is stingy and non-committal with information regarding updates…

  9. Kobe Bryant nails game-winner to get big win over… Raptors? PS: Don’t look at his line, go directly to count the rings.

    Feb 12, 2012, 6:33 PM EDT

    Lakers' Bryant smiles in overtime of their NBA basketball game against the Celtics at TD Garden in Boston

    Here, look, we’ll split this post into two sides of the coin. The first part will be glass half-full, the second part will be glass half-empty. Glass half-full:  The Lakers recovered from early losses in their Grammy’s road trip to finish 3-3 with a win over the Raptors 94-92 Sunday. They were able to fend…

  10. NBA Season Preview: Toronto Raptors

    Dec 15, 2011, 5:45 AM EDT

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    Last season: 22-60. It was even uglier than it sounds. Head Coach: Dwane Casey, who will finally get another crack at a head coaching gig. Casey seemed to be unfairly typecast as an assistant over the last few seasons, but the Raptors have brought him in on the strength of a championship-worthy defensive system. Casey’s…

  11. Video: Wait, DeMar DeRozan likes Justin Bieber? Really?

    Nov 23, 2011, 2:11 PM EDT

    Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

    I used to feel for DeMar DeRozan, a thin-blooded Los Angeles guy freezing up in Toronto playing some good ball. A guy who should have lasted longer in the Dunk Contest. And this The Basketball Jones interview starts off gaining points as he gives a shout out to Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles. Then he admits…

  12. Is the NBA lockout illegal in Canada? Maybe…

    Nov 10, 2011, 3:05 PM EDT

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    I have a better chance of explaining string theory to you than I do the intricacies of Canadian labor law. But TrueHoop today pointed us toward a fascinating post from a Canadian law blog talking about the NBA lockout. It is possible the NBA lockout — while certainly legal here in the United States —…

  13. Raptors fan sues when front row seat becomes second row

    Nov 1, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT

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    Season ticket holders become very attached to their seats. The like the view, the people around them, it’s part of the whole NBA experience. Screw with those seats and they get ticked off. One such dispute with a Toronto Raptors — where his former seats that had nobody in front of them suddenly had a…

  14. Report: Raptors close to hiring Stefanski for front office

    Oct 26, 2011, 11:32 AM EDT

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    The whole thing went down like the plot of some terrible Hugh Grant romantic comedy. It was on. Then it was almost off. But now it is back on again. We will see if Ed Stefanski and the Toronto Raptors can live happily ever after. The two sides are close to a deal to make…

  15. Bargnani denies rumors of return to Italy, Ashley Madison

    Oct 20, 2011, 8:28 AM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Denver Nuggets

    Like pretty much everyone else who has ever been linked to AshleyMadison.com, Andrea Bargnani is denying everything. He doesn’t even know what you are talking about. Bargnani had been linked to a deal with Virtus Roma for $2 million with AshleyMadison.com — a controversial Web site that helps married men and women who want to…

  16. Moral concerns with sponsor holds up Bargnani to Italy

    Oct 19, 2011, 10:44 AM EDT

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    For maybe the first time ever, the Vatican may be holding up a basketball signing. We told you yesterday that Virtus Roma was close to signing Andrea Bargnani because they had found a sponsor to pick up the tab — AshleyMadison.com. For those unfamiliar, it is a site designed to help spouses looking to cheat…

  17. No Kobe, but looks like Italy may get Andrea Bargnani back

    Oct 18, 2011, 11:25 AM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Denver Nuggets

    Kobe Bryant for Andrea Bargnani is not a fair trade. Not even in Italy. But it seems to be what has happened — with Kobe out of the picture (save for maybe a “Kobe Cup” tour) it appears Virtus Roma (not the team after Kobe) is close to signing the Raptors forward, according to La…

  18. Report: Raptors’ talks with Stefanski ‘stalled’ as Sixers GM looks to Blazers

    Oct 15, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

    Allen Iverson Press Conference

    Remember how Ed Stefanski was going to be the next Raptors GM, essentially working under Bryan Colangelo in what would largely be an assistant role since Colangelo is the guy who runs the show? And how it was a done deal and all that? Yeah, not so much. Yahoo! Sports reports that the deal has…

  19. Raptors close to hiring 76ers Stefanski as general manager

    Oct 7, 2011, 8:40 PM EDT

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    Ed Stefanski, the 76ers general manager who has basically been a lame duck in Philadelphia since the ownership brought in Rod Thon to run the show, is close to landing a new gig. He is in “advanced talks” to become the GM and No. 2 guy with the Toronto Raptors behind team president Bryan Colangelo,…

  20. Update: Jamario Moon just practicing with Quebec, not playing

    Oct 6, 2011, 9:13 AM EDT

    Jamario Moon

    Yesterday the coach of the Quebec Kebs of Canadian NBL was saying how having NBA player Jamario Moon joining his team was not only good for his squad but also for the league. Oh, you didn’t think he was actually playing in games, did you? Where would you get that crazy idea? I’m not sure…

  21. Jamario Moon signs with Quebec of Canadian NBL

    Oct 4, 2011, 9:46 PM EDT

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    Jamario Moon is popular in Canada. No, I’m not kidding. He is a high flying dunker who came into the league and had his best season with the Raptors. They still love him north of the border, while America asks “who?” So Moon is going back to Canada during the lockout, to play for the…

  22. When the lockout ends, the Raptors need to…

    Oct 1, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Denver Nuggets

    This is the latest installment of PBT’s series of “What your team should do when the lockout ends.” Up next is the Miami Heat. You can also check out our thoughts on other NBA teams here as we work our way through all 30 squads. Last Season: Honestly, it could have been a lot worse. I understand…

  23. NBA draftees at EuroBasket: Kanter looks good, Rubio not so much

    Sep 20, 2011, 2:13 PM EDT

    Spain's basketball player Ricky Rubio talks to the media after the presentation of the Spanish basketball team for the upcoming Eurobasket 2011 championships at Madrid's Arena

    We tried to watch as much of EuroBasket as we could, and when the games were on our eyes were were drawn to recent NBA draftees who have not been in the league. Frankly, I know Pau Gasol is amazingly skilled. I know Joakim Noah can defend. I know Tony Parker is dangerous when he…

  24. Raptors work through first round of front office interviews

    Sep 19, 2011, 3:54 PM EDT

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    The Toronto Raptors are still looking for a new front office guy to have a fancy title and explain his decisions to Bryan Colangelo, who is shifting roles in the organization. The Raptors are through their first round of interviews and have brought in some name people, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. Philadelphia 76ers…

  25. Bargnani and Gallinari central figures in mini arms race between Italian clubs

    Sep 1, 2011, 4:36 PM EDT

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    If the Pau Gasol trade proved anything it’s that the owners and operators of basketball teams are, occasionally to a fault, reactionary thinkers. Once the dominoes begin falling, some GMs just can’t help themselves, and before they know it they’ve traded a successful offensive system and a versatile two-way player for an aging Shaquille O’Neal.…

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