Ross Selected To Participate in 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk

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The NBA announced Thursday that defending champion Terrence Ross (@T_DotFlight31) has been selected to participate in the 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk as part of State Farm All-Star Saturday Night. Ross won the 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk crown after defeating Jeremy Evans (Utah) in the final round with 58 per cent of the fan votes. This year’s event will take place February 15 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans and will be broadcasted on TSN2 and TNT beginning at 8:00 p.m. (ET).

Through 49 games this season, Ross is averaging 10.2 ...

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DeRozan To Participate In 2014 Taco Bell Skills Challenge

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The NBA announced Thursday that DeMar DeRozan (@DeMar_DeRozan) will participate in the 2014 Taco Bell Skills Challenge as part of State Farm All-Star Saturday Night. He is the first Raptor to participate in the event. The Taco Bell Skills Challenge will take place February 15 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans and will be broadcasted on TSN2 and TNT beginning at 8:00 p.m. (ET).

DeRozan was recently named as a reserve to the Eastern Conference team for the 2014 All-Star Game. He became the fourth Raptor selected to the game, ...

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Lowry Named Eastern Conference Player Of The Week

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The NBA announced Monday that guard Kyle Lowry has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, January 27 through Sunday, February 2. Lowry is the fifth Raptor in franchise history to capture the award, joining Chris Bosh (7X), Vince Carter (7X), Mike James and Jalen Rose. This is the second time Lowry has won the honour, having previously been named Western Conference Player of the Week with the Houston Rockets for games played March 14-20, 2011.

Lowry helped the Raptors to a 3-1 mark, averaging 25.0 ...

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DeMar DeRozan Named To Eastern Conference All-Star Squad

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Fourth player in team history to participate in All-Star Game

RELATED: All-Star reation from Denver with DeRozan, Lowry, Ujiri & Casey

The NBA announced Thursday that guard DeMar DeRozan has been named as a reserve to the Eastern Conference team for the 2014 All-Star Game. DeRozan is the fourth Raptor selected to the All-Star Game, joining Vince Carter (5X), Antonio Davis and Chris Bosh (5X).

The 63rd NBA All-Star Game will be exclusively televised on TSN / TNT on Sunday, February 16, 2014 from New Orleans Arena (8 p.m. ET). The All-Star ...

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Fields Has Surgery On Right Wrist

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The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday forward Landry Fields underwent a minor surgical procedure yesterday to address the ulnar nerve release on his right wrist. The surgery was performed by Dr. Brent Graham at Toronto Western Hospital.

It is anticipated that Fields will return to light basketball-related activities in three weeks.

Fields has appeared in 23 games with one start this season, averaging 2.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 11.9 minutes.
The Raptors play host to the Dallas Mavericks tonight at Air Canada Centre at 7 p.m. (Sportsnet/TSN 1050 Toronto).

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Buycks Recalled From Bakersfield Jam

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The Toronto Raptors announced Monday rookie guard Dwight Buycks (BIKES) has been recalled from the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.

Buycks was assigned to the Jam on December 3. He appeared in five games, averaging 12.4 points, 4.0 assists and 26.4 minutes. He posted highs of 19 points in his debut January 4 against Los Angeles and five assists January 5 versus Sioux Falls.

Buycks has appeared in 12 games for the Raptors this season recording 41 points, 10 assists, 20 rebounds and six steals in 121 minutes. He posted ...

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Buycks Assigned To Bakersfield Jam

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The Toronto Raptors announced Friday they have assigned guard Dwight Buycks to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League. Buycks will continue to be included on the Raptors’ roster and will be placed on the team’s inactive list.

Buycks has appeared in 12 games for the Raptors this season recording 41 points, 10 assists, 20 rebounds and six steals in 121 minutes. He posted a season-best 10 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals December 10 versus San Antonio.

This will be Buycks’ second stint in the NBA D-League. He ...

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Dwane Casey Named NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the Month

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NEW YORK, Jan. 2, 2014 – The Toronto Raptors’ Dwane Casey and the Phoenix Suns’ Jeff Hornacek today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in December.

Casey led the Raptors to an 8-6 (.571) record, including road wins over the Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder. The six road wins Toronto posted tied for best in the conference in December (Maurice Cheeks led the Detroit Pistons to six road wins).  The Raptors had five players account for double-digit scoring averages on ...

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Raptors Acquire Vasquez, Salmons, Hayes & Patterson From Kings

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The Toronto Raptors announced Monday they have acquired guard Greivis Vasquez (GRAY-vis VASS-kezs), guard-forward John Salmons (SAL-mons), and forwards Chuck Hayes and Patrick Patterson from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for forwards Rudy Gay and Quincy Acy and centre Aaron Gray.

“We thank Rudy, Aaron and Quincy for their time here. They were great professionals and strong community ambassadors of the Raptors,” said Raptors President and General Manager Masai Ujiri. “The trade gives us good flexibility and more certainty ...

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Raptors Waive Augustin

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The Toronto Raptors announced Monday they have waived guard D.J. Augustin. Augustin was signed by the club as a free agent July 22.

Augustin appeared in 10 games, averaging 2.1 points, 1.0 assists and 8.2 minutes.

The roster now stands at 14. The Raptors play host to the defending Western Conference Champion San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday at Air Canada Centre at 7 p.m.

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