Raptors Exercise Team Options On Valanciunas And Ross

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The Toronto Raptors announced Monday they have exercised the fourth-year team options on the Rookie Scale Contracts of centre Jonas Valanciunas and forward-guard Terrence Ross. The contracts for Valanciunas and Ross are now guaranteed through the 2015-16 season. In accordance with the league’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Raptors had until October 31 to exercise their option on both players. Per team policy, financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Valanciunas, seven-foot, 255 pounds, joined the Raptors after being selected fifth overall in the 2011 NBA Draft and spending the 2011-12 ...

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Raptors Announce Training Camp Schedule & Roster

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Camp opens Tuesday in Toronto, moves to Vancouver from October 1-4

The Toronto Raptors announced Friday the team’s practice schedule and roster for training camp at Air Canada Centre in Toronto and from October 1-4 at Fortius Sport & Health in Vancouver.

Players and coaches will be available only after a practice session and prior to and after the preseason game. No flash photography or live shots will be allowed during practice times.

* Please note: Practices are not open to the public. We encourage media to be in attendance 30 ...

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Raptors Affiliate With Fort Wayne Mad Ants For 2014/15 Season

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The National Basketball Association announced Monday its affiliation system for the 2014-15 NBA Development League season. Each NBA team has one NBA D-League affiliate to which it may assign players. Toronto, along with 12 other teams, will be affiliated with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants for the upcoming year. Additionally, the NBA D-League has implemented a new flexible assignment system which will enable the 13 independent NBA teams to continue to assign players to the NBA D-League for development or rehabilitation.

For the 10th consecutive season, each singly-affiliated NBA team will ...

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Raptors Sign Greg Stiemsma

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The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday they have signed free-agent centre Greg Stiemsma (STEEMS-muh). Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed.

Stiemsma, 6-foot-11, 260 pounds, averaged 2.9 points with career bests of 4.1 rebounds and 18.3 minutes in 55 games (20 starts) last season with New Orleans. He scored in double figures four times, including a season-high 12 points January 3 at Boston. He also recorded back-to-back double-digit rebound totals with 11 caroms at Cleveland on January 28 and a career-best 12 boards January 29 at Minnesota.

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DeRozan Named To 2014 World Cup Team

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USA Basketball has announced that Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan is one of 12 players selected to represent the United States at the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball being held August 30-September 14 in Spain. The selections were announced by USA Basketball Men’s Senior National Team program Managing Director Jerry Colangelo following the USA’s 112-86 exhibition victory over Puerto Rico at Madison Square Garden.

DeRozan, 6-foot-7, 220 pounds, was selected ninth overall by the Raptors in the 2009 NBA Draft. He finished ninth in NBA scoring during the 2013-14 ...

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Raptors Release 2014-15 Schedule

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Begin defense of their Atlantic Division title October 29 

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The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday their 2014-15 regular season schedule. The club will tip-off its 20th anniversary season in the National Basketball Association at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday, October 29 versus the Atlanta Hawks. This also marks the fifth time in the past six seasons and the 14th time in team history the club has started the regular season at home. Toronto’s road debut is set for Saturday, November 1 at Orlando.

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Raptors Announce 2014 Preseason Schedule

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The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday an eight-game preseason schedule featuring two contests at Air Canada Centre. As previously announced, the Raptors will also play host to preseason games in Vancouver and Montreal as part of the NBA Canada Series. They will open preseason play against the Sacramento Kings at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Sunday, October 5 and play the New York Knicks at Bell Centre in Montreal on Friday, October 24.

The Raptors will face the Boston Celtics on Friday, October 10 and Maccabi Haifa (Israel) on Wednesday, October 22 ...

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USA Basketball Announces 16 Finalists Of Team USA

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Following the completion of its July 28-Aug. 1 training camp in Las Vegas, USA Basketball National Team Managing Director Jerry Colangelo today announced that 16 players have been selected finalists for the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s World Cup Team roster. The USA National Team is scheduled to resume its 2014 preparations for the FIBA Basketball World Cup on Aug. 14 in Chicago.

The finalists include three Olympic gold medalists from 2012 – Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) and James Harden (Houston Rockets); ...

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Raptors Sign Lucas Nogueira And Will Cherry

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The Toronto Raptors announced Sunday they have signed centre Lucas Nogueira (no-GARE-uh) and guard Will Cherry. Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed.

Nogueira, 7-foot, 220 pounds, was selected 16th overall by the Boston Celtics in the 2013 NBA Draft. His draft rights were traded on draft night to Dallas and then to Atlanta. Toronto acquired his draft rights June 30 from the Hawks. He competed for the Raptors’ entry in the 2014 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas where he contributed 5.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 20.3 minutes in ...

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Raptors Return To Vancouver For Training Camp

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The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday that Head Coach Dwane Casey and his team will return to Vancouver, British Columbia for a portion of training camp. The club will open camp at Air Canada Centre in Toronto (September 29 – October 2) before departing for the West coast. The team also conducted their 2010 training camp in Vancouver.

“We look forward to returning to Vancouver and taking advantage of the great facilities at Fortius Sports & Health,” said Casey. “As Canada’s team we feel this trip ...

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