The #RTZ Lookahead: Vote For Your Raptors

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Kat and Jay with more on All-Star Voting, support Novak’s MO, All Access with Rudy and DeMar plus more.

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The #RTZ Lookahead: Back To School

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We’re still about a week away from the start of Raptors Training Camp, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to discuss. Kat and Jay get you caught up in the very first edition of the weekly Raptors lookahead.

 

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Throwback Thursday: Big Day For Mo Pete

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What better way to tip-off Throwback Thursdays in this space than a tribute to Raptors alumni Morris Peterson, who will be inducted into the Michigan State University Athletics Hall of Fame today.

Peterson remains one of the best value picks ever by the Raptors at 21st overall in 2000 and quickly became a fan favourite with his clutch 3-point shooting, astounding array of circus shots, dedication to the franchise (remember him kissing the logo at centre court in his return?) and a tremendous work ethic that still sees him hold franchise […]

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Ujiri Joins Basketball Without Borders in Johannesburg

Raptors President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Masai Ujiri is with Basketball Without Borders in Johannesburg, South Africa. NBA Africa has provided us with photos from his visit (click here to view the full gallery), while Rachel Walsh of the NBA has provided us with the recap below.

BWB Africa Tips Off in Style

The annual 11th Basketball without Borders (BWB) Africa camp tipped off at King Edward VII School in Johannesburg, South Africa yesterday morning. It is a consecutive BWB camp for Luol Deng, Serge Ibaka, Thabo Sefolosha and […]

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A Throwback Kind Of Week…

With a new Raptors season just on the horizon, it’s been a pretty fascinating week of nostalgia in these dog days of summer.

Last week, we saw President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Masai Ujiri in Johannesburg with none other than fellow Nigerian, former Raptor and Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon.

This week, we’re seeing those more of those ties as Ujiri arranged for forwards Rudy Gay and Austin Daye to spend a week working with Olajuwon in Houston.

 

Daye Dreamin in H-Town…. Great workout today with one of the all time […]

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Ujiri Visits Johannesburg

Raptors president of basketball operations and general manager Masai Ujiri has been in Johannesburg, South Africa recently to celebrate the inaugural Nelson Mandela Sport and Cultural Day, as well as, take part in the 11th annual Basketball Without Borders Africa camp.

NBA Africa’s Pawel Weszka sat down with Ujiri for a wide-ranging Q & A and also provided us with plenty of photos from his visit, which you can check out in a gallery by clicking the photo below. We’ll have much more from Ujiri at the BWB camp throughout the […]

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Want To Have Dinner With Dee Brown On Sunday?

 

Dinner with Dee Brown anyone?

That’s what our friends over at Real Sports Bar and Grill are asking with an impromptu contest that will see three fans win a signed basketball and the opportunity to dine with the Raptors alumni in the Player’s Lounge on Sunday, August 18th.

Entering is simple. Fans simply need to share their favourite Dee Brown basketball moment with @RealSports on twitter and Brown will select the winners based on the responses.

You’ve certainly got some options as Brown used his blend of athleticism and long-range shooting to carve […]

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Breaking Down The Raptors 2013-14 Schedule

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Valanciunas Training With Lithuania

Fresh off his MVP-winning performance at NBA Summer League, Jonas Valanciunas has joined Lithuania’s senior men’s national team as they ramp up training for the 2013 EuroBasket tournament in September.

Click the photos below for more pics of Valanciunas in training (complete with a new look) courtesy of http://www.basketnews.lt. If you speak or read Lithuanian, you’ll find even more articles and video there as well.

We’ll continue to track JV when Lithuania gets on court for a couple of friendlies next week (August 5th & 6th) against Belgium.

 

 

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Raptors Offer Camp Experience Unlike Any Other

Here’s another guest post from MLSE Foundation Community Manager Kate Gustafson on this year’s edition of the Raptors Basketball Academy.

Since its inception in 2006, the Raptors Basketball Academy has been the only authentic NBA instructional camp in Canada. It’s a perfect fit for players who want to develop proper habits and build confidence, all the while taking part in a unique Raptors experience.

The camp is designed to give boys and girls, entry level and intermediate levels, the opportunity to develop their shooting, passing, ball handling and defense skills. The academy […]

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