Raptors Acquire Williams, Nogueira From Atlanta

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The Toronto Raptors announced Monday they have acquired guard Lou Williams and the draft rights to centre Lucas Nogueira (new-GAY-ruh) from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for guard-forward John Salmons and a 2015 second-round draft pick.

Williams, 6-foot-2, 175 pounds, averaged 10.4 points, 3.5 assists and 24.1 minutes in 60 games last season for the Hawks. He signed with Atlanta as a free agent July 12, 2012. The nine-year NBA veteran was drafted out of South Gwinnett High School by Philadelphia in the second round ...

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Raptors Select Bruno Caboclo In First Round Of NBA Draft

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The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday they selected 18-year-old Brazilian forward Bruno Caboclo (cuh-BO-clo) with the 20th overall selection in the 2014 NBA Draft. In the Draft’s second round, the Raptors took forward DeAndre Daniels from Connecticut with the 37th pick.

Caboclo, 6-foot-9, 205 pounds, was the Most Valuable Player at the 2013 Basketball Without Borders Americas. He played in 16 games this past season with Pinheiros (Sao Paulo) where he contributed 4.9 points and 3.1 rebounds. In three Liga Americas contests, he averaged 8.0 points shooting .714 from the field and ...

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Fields To Participate On ABC’s New Show “Sing Your Face Off”

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Toronto Raptors forward-guard Landry Fields will be one of five participants on ABC’s new show “Sing Your Face Off,” a talent competition featuring celebrities who are transformed and trained to perform as a legendary musical icon. The series premiere is Saturday, May 31 (9 p.m. ET).

Over the course of the series, five celebrities will take on the identity of an iconic music performer. They could find themselves transformed into someone far older, younger or even someone of the opposite sex. In addition to Fields, the other four celebrities include Sebastian ...

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Raptors Announce 2014 Pre-Draft Workout Dates

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Toronto native Tyler Ennis highlights Thursday workout

The Toronto Raptors will begin preparations for the 2014 NBA Draft by holding four pre-draft workouts May 29 and June 3-5. Additional dates will be announced as needed.

The pre-draft workouts will be held on the Raptors’ practice court at Air Canada Centre and will be closed for public viewing. Media will have an opportunity for photos, video footage and player interviews following each session. A member of the Raptors Basketball Operations staff will also be available for comments.

Although he is projected to be taken ...

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Raptors To Participate In NBA Summer League 2014 In Las Vegas

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2013 Raptors Summer League Blog | 2014 Las Vegas Summer League Home

The Toronto Raptors will be one of 24 teams participating in this year’s Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. The event will run July 11-21 at the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

This year marks Toronto’s seventh appearance at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas (2006, 2008-10, 2012-13). The Raptors hold an overall record of 15-15 (.500) at the event.

Toronto finished NBA Summer League 2013 ...

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Casey And Salmons To Participate in Basketball Without Borders

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The NBA announced Tuesday that Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey and guard-forward John Salmons will participate in the 2014 Basketball without Borders (BWB) program.

The schedule will feature first-time camps in Taipei, Taiwan and Rome, Italy, and will return to Johannesburg, South Africa. Basketball without Borders, the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development program, has reached 1,700 campers from more than 120 countries, with 28 BWB campers drafted into the NBA.

Casey, along with fellow head coaches Brian Shaw (Denver Nuggets) and Jeff Hornacek (Phoenix Suns), former All-Star Andrei Kirilenko ...

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Raptors, Casey Agree To Three-Year Deal

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Toronto Raptors President and General Manager Masai Ujiri announced Tuesday the club and head coach Dwane Casey have agreed in principle on a new three-year contract through the 2016-17 season. Casey guided the Raptors to a team-record 48 victories and an Atlantic Division championship in 2013-14.

“From day one last summer Dwane has done an excellent job both on-and-off the court,” said Ujiri. “There’s been growth from each player on the roster and the team’s identity of toughness and a desire to always compete has clearly been established.
“We’re very excited to ...

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Raptors Record-Setting Season On The Court Produces Record Results Off The Court As Well

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Thousands of Raptors fans will make their way tonight to Air Canada Centre to cheer on their Atlantic Division champions – from outside the arena. Through the first four games of their 2014 NBA Playoff series versus the Brooklyn Nets, Maple Leaf Square – adjacent to Air Canada Centre – has seen increasingly larger crowds gather for Raptors playoff viewing parties. Sunday saw the largest crowd yet with an estimate 4,500 fans attending the Party in the Square presented by Bell to watch Game Four on the Bremner video screen.

“The ...

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Statement From Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

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“As a proud member of the National Basketball Association, we stand strongly in our belief that the comments attributed to Mr. Sterling have no place in our society or sport. Our organization will always work to contribute to a culture of diversity and acceptance in this league and fully support the actions taken today. We thank Commissioner Adam Silver, and all of the NBA players, for their leadership on this important issue.”

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Game Five Start Time Change

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The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday the start time for Game 5 versus the Brooklyn Nets at Air Canada Centre has been moved to 7:30 p.m.

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