Rudy Gay: Scavenger Hunter

Did you catch Rudy Gay vs. former Raptor Kris Humphries last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night? Check out their epic scavenger hunt matchup below…

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Masai Ujiri, Citizen Of The World, Comes Home

Masai Ujiri is the Raptors fifth General Manager.

“I don’t have anything written. I’m going to speak straight from my heart.

“I’m home.”

With those words, Masai Ujiri became the first repatriated Raptors executive.

There have been returning players:  Antonio Davis, Maceo Baston, Tracy Murray, Rasho Nesterovic and Oliver Miller came back for a return engagement, but none of those returned in their prime.

Ujiri is the reigning NBA Executive of the Year thanks to a 57-25 season with the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets were one of the youngest teams in the NBA and, at 42, Ujiri, like his former club, hasn’t ...

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From a cold floor to the corner office.

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Masai Ujiri spent a night sleeping on a cold tile floor.

The story is one of a growing legion about the assent of the Raptors’ newly-minted GM through the NBA toward his current status as the league’s reigning executive of the year.

At the time Ujiri was an unpaid scout for the Orlando Magic.That affiliation was a testimony to Ujiri’s personality and connections.

The Magic had no budget for a scout to travel the world as Ujiri did. A Nigerian, Ujiri’s appeal was his potential to unearth African players.

There has been but one ...

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Raptors make a change at GM

Bryan Colangelo will retain his title of president but will no longer be the General Manager of the Raptors

Bryan Colangelo will retain his title of President but will no longer be the General Manager of the Raptors

Bryan Colangelo’s six-and-a-half year tenure as President and GM of the Toronto Raptors is over.

In a conference call new MLSE CEO Tim Leiweke said Colangelo was being retained as president but would cede control to an incoming General Manager.

The identity of that new person is still being worked out.

Leiweke said filling that post was a priority.  Leiweke spent a day in New York at the NBA head offices gaining opinions and ...

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Take Amir Out To The Ball Game…

The season may be over, but Amir Johnson remains one of Toronto’s great ambassadors. Check him out below at a recent Blue Jays game where he threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Be sure to follow Amir on his official Instagram account for more great photos.

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Raptors Win Fifth Straight. Questions Start Now.

The Raptors are anxious to see what they can achieve with Rudy Gay playing a full season.

The Raptors are anxious to see what they can achieve with Rudy Gay playing a full season.

Four and 19.

No matter how you look at, the Raptors disappointing 34-48 season turned on the club’s first 23 games and their inability to win more than four of them.

But there are other numbers as well.

Start with 18-17. That’s the club’s record since they acquired Rudy Gay on January 30.

How about 19.5 points and 6.4 rebounds a game. Those are Gay’s numbers as a Raptor.

There are more. Amir Johnson’s career best 10 points ...

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Celtics

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 113 Hawks 96

NOTE: Tonight’s start time against the Celtics is at 8 PM ET (Sportsnet ONE, FAN590).

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Hawks

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Nets 87 Raptors 93

NOTE: Tonight’s game against the Hawks has been changed to an 8 PM ET start and will air on TNT in addition to TSN2.

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Bulls

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 101 Bulls 98

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Latest “Jam Session” Helps Acy Find His Way In April

In a final stretch that has been designated for development of the youngest Raptors, Quincy Acy is beginning to make his mark.

The rugged rookie forward out of Baylor returned from his second stint with NBA D-League’s Bakersfield Jam on March 26th and in April, he’s seen his numbers with the Raptors rise to season-high averages of 6.6 points and three rebounds in just under 17 minutes per game.

It’s a small sample size, but Acy’s teammates have noticed an improved player since his return.

“He’s been playing extremely hard,” noted Kyle Lowry ...

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