Marc Gasol traded to Raptors

The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to send veteran center Marc Gasol to the Toronto Raptors for Jonas Valinciunas, Delon Wright, CJ Miles and a 2024 second-round pick, as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Trade rumours have been swirling about Gasol and point guard Mike Conley all season long. Gasol, though 34, is still averaging 15.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.7 assists ( a career-high) per game. The new Raptors big man has a player-option for next season of nearly 25.6 million, which is likely much more than he could command…

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Raptors to sign Patrick McCaw

The strange odyssey for Patrick McCaw has taken a new turn. The former Golden State Warriors guard left a guaranteed 2 year, $5.2 million deal on the table to sign a non-guaranteed 2 year, 6 million deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers on December 28. He was cut a mere three games into his tenure with Cleveland. The sign-and-cut has raised a few eyebrows and will now be the subject of an NBA investigation. It appears McCaw will have a new NBA home. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the free agent…

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Kawhi Leonard will not play against Pacers tonight

Toronto Raptors star small forward Kawhi Leonard will not suit up for the team’s game tonight against the Indiana Pacers. Doug Smith reports that the reason for Leoanrd’s absence is what the team has termed as “load management.” Smith adds this is code for “rest” and that point guard Kyle Lowry is listed as “questionable.”

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Kyle Lowry out for Spurs game

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry has been ruled out for team’s highly anticipated game against the Spurs which is the return to San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard. Lowry received injections last week as he is attempting to recover from lingering back soreness. Although coach Nick Nurse has indicated Saturday that the all-star guard was closing in on a return to the Raptors lineup saying, “We are close to the end of it,” at this juncture there is no timetable for his return. Fred VanVleet will continue to assume starting…

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Kawhi to the Raptors?

The ever-evolving saga of Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs may have a yet a new and unexpected turn. Now there appears to be a new contestant in the Quest for Kawhi- surprisingly the Toronto Raptors. Reporting from the Washington Post’s Tim Bontemps indicated that the Raptors have emerged as a potential trade landing spot for Leonard. From Bontemps; The Toronto Raptors also generated buzz as a potential destination for Leonard. With LeBron James out of the Eastern Conference, perhaps Raptors President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri is willing to swing…

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James and Love with big games as Cavaliers defeat Raptors 128-110 in Game 2

It is not looking good for the Toronto Raptors. After absolutely gifting game 1 to Cleveland, game 2 was the most important game of the Raptors’ season. Apparently everyone knew that except the Toronto Raptors themselves. Powered by 43 points and 14 assists from Lebron James and 31 points and 11 rebounds from Kevin Love, the Cavaliers defeated the Raptors 128-110 to go up 2-0 in their second-round playoff series. Unlike Game 1 where the Raptors let a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter, Toronto did not mess around in…

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DeMar DeRozan Nike Kobe A.D. PE

This edition made exclusively for the Toronto Raptors Star features a black mesh upper with black leather wrapping around the heel. This upper sits on a black midsole that is accented with red, grey and white speckles. The same speckling is seen on the heel counter and white swoosh on the upper. A translucent outsole completes this simple, but striking package. You can see these on DeRozan’s feet this season. 

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Adidas Debuts Crazylight Boost 2015 for NBA playoffs

Adidas has introduced the Crazylight Boost 2015. The shoe marks the first time a basketball shoe has made use of the company’s Primeknit technology. You will see the shoe in action this postseason on the feet of the Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry, Atlanta Hawks’ Jeff Teague, and Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley.  

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