Raptors Can’t Hold Big Halftime Lead In Loss To Rockets

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The Toronto Raptors put together their strongest half of their summer league session, but still dropped a 93-77 decision to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas.

Despite leading by as many as 29 points, the Raptors were unable to hold off a furious run by the Rockets in the second half and missed out on a match up with Andrew Wiggins and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday afternoon.

Thanks to a hot start from Dwight Buycks (24 points on 10-for-16 field goals), the Raptors jumped out to a quick ...

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Daniels Quietly Picking Up Steam At NBA Summer League

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Through three games in Las Vegas, Bruno Caboclo has been the main story for the Toronto Raptors. Attention wise, Lucas “Bebe” Nogueira has backed him up. Flying under the radar, but piecing together a pair of noteworthy performances in two Raptors losses, is second-round pick DeAndre Daniels.

The 6-foot-9 forward out of Connecticut had 12 points and five rebounds in Saturday’s loss to the Denver Nuggets. In Monday’s blowout loss to the Dallas Mavericks, Daniels led the Raptors with 16 points, six rebounds and two steals. Over the two games, Daniels shot 10-for-21 from the ...

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Raptors Prep For Summer League Tournament Stage

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After a rough Monday loss, Bruno Caboclo and the Toronto Raptors were back to business on Tuesday morning. Practicing at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Jesse Mermuys prepped his team for the tournament-style portion of summer league.

Caboclo was thankful to be back on the court and get work in with his teammates. After practice concluded, the rookie worked with Raptors head coach Dwane Casey on drills for the better part of a half hour, eager to continue getting better.

“He’s good,” Lucas Nogueira said. “He’s not mad and sad [anymore] because it’s just ...

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Caboclo Earns Hard-Won Experience In Loss To Mavs

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One of the biggest goals for the Toronto Raptors for summer league is getting rookie Bruno Caboclo familiar with the NBA game. In an 88-57 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, Caboclo not only got another dose of experience, but also a solid serving of frustration as well. With the entire team struggling (Toronto finished the game shooting 30 per cent from the floor while allowing Dallas to shoot better than 50 per cent), Caboclo tried his best to help bring the Raptors back, but grew frustrated by the team’s inability to ...

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Nogueira Thrilled For New NBA Opportunity With Raptors

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When Lucas Nogueira was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2013 NBA Draft,  he created one of the best moments of the night when he tried — unsuccessfully — to get his draft hat to fit over his hair.

A year later, Nogueira is a Toronto Raptor and he would like everyone to know he’s pretty psyched about it.

“So happy,” he said. “It made me sad when the Hawks traded me. I was surprised, sad and mad. But when I heard about the trade to Toronto I’m so happy, because ...

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Flat Effort From Raptors Results In Lopsided Summer League Loss

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One day after debuting at Las Vegas Summer League with a win, the Toronto Raptors came out flat against the Denver Nuggets and were handed a 110-82 loss on Friday afternoon.

In their second game in as many days, the Raptors came out flat to start and allowed the Nuggets to race out to a 32-15 lead after the opening quarter. With summer league coach Jesse Mermuys going deep into his bench throughout the game, Toronto couldn’t slow Denver’s Gary Harris (game-high 33 points) and Quincy Miller (23 points on 5-for-9 ...

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Caboclo Impresses Raptors Veterans In Summer League Debut

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The Toronto Raptors kicked off their 2014 Las Vegas Summer League campaign on a high note with an 89-78 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Fridayafternoon.

While reserve John Shurna led the way with a team-high 21 points (tying Lakers rookie Jordan Clarkson’s total), it was the play of rookie Bruno Caboclo that had Raptors veterans talking.

Seated courtside, DeMar DeRozan, Amir Johnson and freshly re-signed Kyle Lowry were on hand to assess the performance of their team.

“He’s good,” Johnson said. “He’s long, athletic. ...

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Raptors Upgrade Depth In Deal With Hawks

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On the eve of free agency, the Toronto Raptors made their first move. Sending John Salmons’ contract to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Lou Williams and the rights to Brazilian rookie Lucas “Bebe” Nogueira, the Raptors deepened their bench. Toronto also sent a 2015 second-round draft pick to the Hawks.

Bringing in Williams provides a scoring punch for a reserve unit that sometimes struggled to put points on the board. Williams is an undersized guard who is at his best when given the freedom to freestyle on the court. His ...

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Caboclo Begins NBA Journey With First Toronto Appearance

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Like the majority of first-round draftees, Bruno Caboclo spent Thursday night in New York City. Unlike the rest of them, though, Caboclo did not hear his name called by NBA commissioner Adam Silver. Instead, he found out the Toronto Raptors had selected him 20th overall after reading a tweet on his phone in the backseat of a taxi.

“Somebody from Brazil tweeted us and said, ‘Oh my God, Bruno at 20,’” basketball and personal advisor Eduardo Resende said at Air Canada Centre on Saturday. “The taxi driver didn’t understand what went on. We ...

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Throwback Thursday: Where Were They on Draft Day?

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As pre-draft workouts continue this week on the Raptors Practice Court, the game changing day for NBA hopefuls inches closer; exactly three weeks away today.  The excited anxiety has been captured at Air Canada Centre as local hopefuls strive for performance perfection and the Raptors organization preps for that slated 20th pick.

So what was Draft Day like for the current Raptors squad?

Toronto fans would remember three very well.

It was 2009 when the name DeMar DeRozan was linked with the city for the first time, being selected 9th by the team north of the border.
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