Raptors Injury Update

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The Toronto Raptors announced today forward Patrick Patterson will be sidelined with a right ulnar collateral sprain. Patterson aggravated his elbow during Friday’s game versus Sacramento. He will be reevaluated in seven-to-10 days.

Patterson has averaged 9.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 23.4 minutes since being acquired by the Raptors from Sacramento on December 9.

The Raptors face the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight at Target Center at 7 p.m. ET (Sportsnet ONE/Sportsnet 590 The FAN).

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Buycks Recalled From Bakersfield Jam

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

Buycks was reassigned to the Jam on March 5. He appeared in three games, totaling 61 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in 98 minutes. Buycks scored a game-high 28 points on 12-for-19 shooting from the field March 5 against the Texas Legends.

This was Buycks’ second stint in the NBA D-League this season. He is averaging 15.4 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 28.8 minutes in eight ...

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Purple “Dino” Jersey Returns For Select Games In 2014-15

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The Toronto Raptors announced today the return of the team’s original purple jersey for select home games during the 2014-15 season. The throwback uniform will be worn as the franchise celebrates its 20th Anniversary in the National Basketball Association.

“We are excited to bring back a piece of team history as part of our 20th Anniversary celebration,” said Masai Ujiri, President and General Manager of the Raptors. “Our fans have shown affection for the original purple uniform and I think our players will enjoy the chance to wear them next season.”

The ...

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Buycks Reassigned To Bakersfield Jam

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

Buycks is expected to be in uniform tonight when Bakersfield faces the Texas Legends in Frisco, Texas (8 p.m. ET).

This is Buycks’ second stint with the Jam this season. He appeared in five games from January 4-11, averaging 12.4 points, 4.0 assists and 26.4 minutes. He scored in double figures three times, including ...

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Raptors Unveil 20th Anniversary Logo

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The Toronto Raptors announced today the design of a special anniversary logo for use in 2014-15 to celebrate the franchise’s 20th season in the National Basketball Association. The logo will be highlighted by a return of the colour purple which was the primary colour for the team’s first 11 years of existence.

The logo incorporates past and present team designs to honour the history of the club since its inception in 1995. The logo is anchored by the original Raptors font and jagged pinstripe jersey design with the current claw secondary ...

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Raptors Acquire Nando De Colo

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The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday they have acquired guard Nando De Colo (NONdoe day CO-low) from San Antonio in exchange for forward Austin Daye.

De Colo, 6-foot-5, 195 pounds, has appeared in 26 games (three starts) for San Antonio this season, averaging 4.3 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists. He holds career averages of 4.0 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 98 appearances with the Spurs. De Colo matched his career high with 15 points February 8, 2014 at Charlotte.

De Colo was selected with the 53rd overall pick in the ...

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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

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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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