Hansbrough Comes To Add Teeth To Raptors’ Defence

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What is a vice in an opponent is a virtue in a teammate.

Take power forward Tyler Hansbrough, a free agent signee unveiled by the Raptors on Monday.

The six-foot-nine, 27-year-old Hansbrough is already famous in Toronto, albeit for the wrong reason. His over-the-top throwdown of rookie Jonas Valanciunas last season was a YouTube staple.

Over four years in Indiana, Hansbrough distinguished himself largely on the number of bodies he could bring to the ground and the number of the times someone else did likewise. Last season he averaged about 17 minutes for ...

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Valanciunas Leads Raptors To 82-76 Win Over Spurs In SL

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Jonas Valanciunas scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 82-76 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in the final game of the third day of action at NBA Summer League 2013 at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada — Las Vegas.

San Antonio put up a fight down the stretch in the fourth, cutting the Raptors once-12 point lead to as few as two points, 78-76, with under ...

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Valanciunas Dominates In Summer League Debut

The only thing capable of stopping Jonas Valanciunas in his NBA Summer League debut might have been fatigue.

Valanciunas was a huge bright spot in an 81-72 Raptors loss to the Heat that didn’t really feel all that close when the final buzzer sounded at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The 21-year-old came out of the gates with a ton of aggression and dominated inside on his way to a game-high 23 points to go with seven rebounds (three offensive).

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NBA Summer League Preview: Raptors vs. Heat

The Raptors face the Heat in the 2013 NBA Summer League debut tonight at the UNLV campus. Here’s the latest from post-shootaround…

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Raptors At Summer League: How To Watch

We’ve received a lot of questions about how to watch Raptors Summer League games so here’s what you need to know:

- The only way to see all Raptors Summer League games (and the roughly 86 Summer League games in total) LIVE is with the NBA Summer League Live. For $14.99 you’ll have access to every SL game live and on demand.

- NBA TV Canada will have a replay of every Raptors Summer League game, but please note that — for at least the first two games – the earliest replays will ...

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Raptors Vets Get Together In Las Vegas

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We don’t arrive in Las Vegas to cover Summer League action until Friday, but thankfully your social media savvy Raptors are more than willing to keep you in the loop.

It’s informal workouts for vets like DeMar DeRozan, Aaron Gray, Rudy Gay, Kyle Lowry and Amir Johnson, but as you can see for Summer League team memebers like Quincy Acy and Terrence Ross — things are a little more intense.

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Raptors Will Get Tougher, Ujiri Vows

Thirty-year-old Steve Novak is the newest Raptor.

On a day where one move was announced and another two pending exchanges recognized, Raptors GM Masai Ujiri was up front about his guiding philosophy.

“I’m tired of people who come here and call the team soft or pushovers and all those stupid names,” he said. “Come to Canada and you come to play,” Ujiri said. “That’s the identity we are trying to build. This is our team and we’re going to be tough out there.”

Wednesday the Raptors unveiled Steve Novak, one of three players who came to the Raptors from ...

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As He Leaves, Understanding Andrea Bargnani

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You could be forgiven for thinking Andrea Bargnani’s real first name was “Former First Overall Choice….”

After an up and down seven seasons with the Raptors, the 27-year-old Bargnani has been sent to New York in a deal that netted 30-year-old three-point specialist Steve Novak, the rights to 39-year-old Marcus Camby a first and two second round draft choices and forward Quentin Richardson. The deal was confirmed today.

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Novak will average $3.83 million for the next three years. Bargnani is owed $10 million, $11 million and $12 million. Camby is ...

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The (Long) Weekend In Raptors Photos

The Raptors may not be playing right now, but that doesn’t mean we’re not keeping tabs on them all over the world.

Straight from Lithuanian news site lrytas.lt, it appears that Raptors centre Jonas Valanciunas is engaged. Congrats to the big man!

Meanwhile, DeMar DeRozan was kicking it back home in California. Not surprisingly, this got posted to his instagram account after a late night workout at his alma mater of USC.

Rudy Gay was also putting in work this weekend, heading to beautiful Milan to represent the NBA at the NBA 3X ...

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Looking Ahead To Raptors Draft Night Coverage

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