Casey Aims To Experiment In Preseason

Two Atlantic Division foes that underwent massive offseason change in very different ways open preseason play Monday when the Raptors visit the Celtics at TD Garden in Boston (7:30 PM ET).

The Raptors are coming off a fifth straight season without a playoff appearance and after some significant off-court transformation, there’s still little to suggest exactly which direction the team is heading long-term.

Fresh off winning an Executive of the Year award with the Denver Nuggets, Masai Ujiri returned to the Raptors this summer to replace Bryan Colangelo as president of basketball ...

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Raptors Camp Wraps In Halifax With Intra-Squad Game

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Some thoughts after Team Black’s 92-64 win over Team Gray in a spirited Raptors intra-squad game to wrap up Training Camp in Halifax.

- Yes, it was just an intra-squad scrimmage. No, it shouldn’t diminish DeMar DeRozan taking four three-pointers on Saturday and drilling a three of them on his way to a game-high 21 points.

Long distance shooting has been a huge focal point for DeRozan this past offseason, as he attempts to improve upon his 28.3 per cent shooting from behind the arc in 2012-13 (a career-best mark).

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In Order Of Buzzworthyness: Raptors Land Drake, All-Star Game

All eyes were on Drake as he and the Raptors announced a new partnership as well as the acquisition of the 2016 All-Star Game.

Star power.

That’s what was in evidence, Monday as the Raptors announced they had secured both the 2016 NBA All-Star game and the services of music star Drake as their Global Ambassador.

By necessity, the press conference was short on specifics. Drake and his sidekick Future – one word identities, Shaq, LeBron, Kobe, have long been an NBA staple – and the Raptors are just getting acquainted and his role is an evolving picture. Being one of the top music stars in the world makes it impossible to quantify just how much ...

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Raptors, Fans Get Together To #RideWithRG

It’s been a big weekend for Rudy Gay, who was named as an ambassador for the Kids, Cops & Computers program on Friday before following up with a fun event for his fans on a perfect Saturday in Toronto.

Gay invited his followers on social media for a bike ride along Toronto’s Waterfront and brought teammates DeMar DeRozan, Amir Johnson, Aaron Gray, Quincy Acy, Dwight Buycks and Chris Wright with him.

Check out some of the highlights from the #RideWithRG below…

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Rudy Gay Clicks For 22… Laptops

Raptors Rudy Gay and Police Chief Bill Blair lend a hand to Taedan Lisle.

There is one extra child somewhere in Toronto clutching a laptop computer because a decade ago Raptors star Rudy Gay decided to change his uniform number.

The Raptors forward was at Lord Dufferin Junior and Senior Public School in downtown Toronto on Friday, lending his name and his time to the school’s Kids, Cops and Computers program.

Raptors Rudy Gay and Police Chief Bill Blair lend a hand to Taedan Lisle.

Gay donated 22 laptops to the program which gives kids in less affluent neighbourhoods access to computers.

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Amir Johnson Brings Drake To The People

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Need another reason why Amir Johnson remains a huge Raptors fan favourite? How about celebrating the release of Drake’s “Nothing Was The Same” by buying every copy of the Toronto superstar’s CD from two local stores on Tuesday and then giving them away to his followers in Yonge-Dundas Square.

Hey, a man’s got to do something before the Zombie Walk returns. More from Amir’s latest awesome gesture to his fans below.

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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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