Marc Gasol out a few weeks with hamstring issue

Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol will be sidelined a few weeks with a hamstring injury, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Gasol left Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Raptors with a left hamstring strain after just eight minutes on the floor. Though he is averaging just 6.6 points ( a career low) , 6.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks, Gasol has started all 27 games he has appeared in and that due to the defensive prowess he still has, even at 34 years old.

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Fred Van Vleet out against Chicago

Toronto Raptors point guard Fred Van Vleet will miss the team’s game against the Chicago Bulls ( not that they need him to beat the abysmal Bulls) due to a knee contusion. Van Vleet suffered the injury against the Philadelphia 76ers. Murphy adds that a subsequent MRI came back clean but the team decided to er on the side of caution and hold him out of Monday night’s contest. Norman Powell will start in Van Vleet’s place.

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Raptors Anunoby to miss Blazers game with eye contusion

The Toronto Raptors announced small OG Anunoby will miss the team’s Wednesday game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Anunoby suffered an eye contusion in the team’s last game against the Los Angeles Clippers when former teammates Kawhi Leonard inadvertently poked him in the eye whilst the two were jockeying for position. Anunoby saw an eye specialist in Los Angeles but no timetable has been given for his return. Through the 10 games, Anunoby is averaging 11.7 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists and 30 minutes per game.

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Patrick McCaw out several weeks

Toronto Raptors guard/forward Patrick McCaw , will be out for several weeks , according to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania. Raptors’ head coach Nick Nurse told The Athletic’s Eric Koreen that McCaw was seeing a specialist to further evaluate his knee. McCaw has appeared in just two of the team’s six games, averaging 4.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in twenty minutes per contest.

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Toronto Raptors to bring back Dino jerseys

From their inaugural season in 1995 until 1998, the Toronto Raptors sported these purple jerseys that featured their large , at the time , dinosaur logo at the center of the uni. As the upcoming season will be their 25th ( it’s hard to believe it has been that long), they are bringing back the classic dino gamers for an as yet unspecified number of games. They made the announcement via a video on the team’s twitter account.

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“Raptors” Shox BB4 coming this month

This Shox BB4 is inspired by VInce Carter’s days with the Toronto Raptors. It features a white leather upper. Upon closer inspection there are graphics along the side that resembles the raptor claw marks. Running up the laces are black, purple and red stripes ( the Raptors color scheme during VC’s time there) which are also repeated on the heel. The double-lasted build features no visible midsole but at the heel is a silver moderator plate/heel cup with purple Shox columns. A mostly white midsole with a red concentric circle…

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Masai Ujiri throwing shade?

Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri was asked if Kawhi Leonard forthcoming with his communications and intent as he progressed through his free agency process. Here is what he had to say: Was Ujiri throwing some thinly veiled shots at Kawhi’s camp, perhaps his Uncle Dennis?

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Game 4 NBA Finals Recap

Toronto vs. Golden StateToronto leads Best-of-7 series 3 games to 1Next game: Monday, June 10, 9:00PM @TOR The Toronto Raptors have seized control of the NBA Finals and with their 105-92 Game 4 win are just one win away from the Larry O’Brien making its way to the 6. Kawhi Leonard came up big with 36 points, including 17 in the game’s final stanza. Top Performances Kawhi LeonardTOR @ GSW 36 12 2   5-9 3-pt Klay ThompsonGSW vs. TOR 28 3 2   6-10 3-pt Stephen CurryGSW vs. TOR 27 4 6    Serge IbakaTOR @…

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NBA Finals Game 4 Preview

The Toronto Raptors took a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals with their 123-109 victory in Game 3. They look to take a firm grip on the Finals with another win in Game 4 tonight. The Warriors are in a must-win situation. Klay Thompson returns to the Golden State lineup in Game 4 but it is unclear as to how effective he will be coming back from the strained hamstring suffered in Game 2. Today’s Game (all times EST)  Toronto Raptors  (58-24) Golden State Warriors  (57-25) 9:00p – ABC NBA Finals Snapshots Toronto vs.…

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