Raptors Return To Halifax For Training Camp

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The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday that Head Coach Dwane Casey and his team will conduct a portion of training camp in Halifax, Nova Scotia on October 4 and 5, featuring an intra-squad game Saturday, October 5 at noon at the Halifax Metro Centre. The team also held part of their 2012 camp in Halifax.

“We are excited to return to Halifax after our great experience last year,” said Casey. “The city offers us state of the art facilities and the opportunity to continue to grow the game of basketball across the ...

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Valanciunas Named NBA Summer League NBA MVP

The play of rookie Jonas Valanciunas has been a bright spot for the Raptors.

The National Basketball Associated announced Monday that Toronto Raptors centre Jonas Valanciunas has been named Most Valuable Player of the NBA Summer League 2013, as selected by a panel of media members.

Valanciunas averaged 18.8 points, 10.0 rebounds and 29.3 minutes in four outings. He shot .561 (23-41) from the field and .879 (29-33) from the foul line. He recorded highs of 23 points in Toronto’s opener versus Miami and 13 rebounds in a victory over San Antonio. Valanciunas scored in double figures in all four games and posted two double-doubles.

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Raptors Sign Free-Agent Guard D.J. Augustin

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The Toronto Raptors announced Monday they have signed free-agent point guard D.J. Augustin (aug-us-TEEN). Per team policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Adding a young, experienced point guard to our roster was one of our objectives going into this off-season,” said Raptors President and General Manager, Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri. “D.J. will provide experience and give us depth in the backcourt.”

Augustin, 6-foot, 183 pounds, has appeared in 358 regular-season games (with 147 starts) posting averages of 9.6 points, 4.0 assists and 24.5 minutes. He is shooting .872 at ...

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Raptors Exercise Amnesty Provision On Kleiza

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The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday they have waived forward Linas Kleiza and designated him as the team’s amnesty player under rules of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. “We thank Linas for his contributions as a Raptor and wish him all the best,” said Raptors President and General Manager, Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri.

Kleiza, 6-foot-8, 245 pounds, signed with the Raptors as a free agent July 26, 2010. He appeared in 108 games for Toronto averaging 9.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 22.8 minutes. He had a high of 30 points February 6, 2012 ...

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Raptors Sign Free-Agent Guard Dwight Buycks

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The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday they have signed free-agent guard Dwight Buycks (bikes). Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed.

Buycks, 24, averaged a team-high 18.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 32.0 minutes in 32 French Pro A league games this past season with Gravelines. He also contributed 15.3 points, 3.8 assists and 30.6 minutes in 16 EuroChallenge contests.

Buycks, 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, spent the 2011-12 season with the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League where he averaged 15.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 26.8 minutes in 28 ...

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Raptors To Be Affiliated With The Bakersfield Jam For 2013-14 Season

The National Basketball Association and NBA Development League, the official minor league of the NBA, announced Monday the affiliation system for the 2013-14 season. Toronto, along with the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz will be the NBA parent teams of the Bakersfield Jam for the upcoming year.

Toronto has been affiliated with the Jam for the past two seasons (2011-13). Since 2005 the Raptors have been affiliated with the Arkansas RimRockers (2005-06), Colorado 14ers (2006-08), Idaho Stampede (2008-09) and Erie BayHawks (2009-11). Toronto has assigned six ...

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Raptors Sign Tyler Hansbrough

The Toronto Raptors announced Monday they have signed free-agent forward-centre Tyler Hansbrough to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed.

“Tyler brings physicality and a winning attitude to our club,” said Raptors President and General Manager, Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri. “We are extremely excited to bring him to Toronto.”

Hansbrough, 6-foot-9, 250 pounds, has appeared in 246 career regular season games posting averages of 8.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 19.7 minutes. He recorded his career highs in the 2010-11 campaign with averages of 11.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and ...

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Raptors Acquire Three Players, Three Picks From Knicks

The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday they have acquired former Raptors centre Marcus Camby, forwards Steve Novak and Quentin Richardson, a 2016 first-round draft pick and two second-round draft picks (2014 and 2017) in exchange for forward Andrea Bargnani.

“We collectively decided that a fresh start for both parties was the best way to move forward,” said Raptors President and General Manager, Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri. “We wish Andrea all the best.”

Camby, 6-foot-11, 240, is a 17-year veteran who began his NBA career as the second overall selection by the Raptors in ...

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Raptors Announce 2013 NBA Summer League Roster

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The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday their 15-man roster for the 2013 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Current Raptors Jonas Valanciunas, Terrence Ross and Quincy Acy will headline this year’s squad. Assistant coach Nick Nurse will serve as the team’s head coach.

Valanciunas makes his NBA Summer League debut after being named to the ...

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Raptors Add Nick Nurse To Coaching Staff

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The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday they have added Nick Nurse to Dwane Casey’s coaching staff. Nurse joins the Raptors from the NBA D-League’s Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

Nurse, 45, coached the Valley Vipers to a 59-41 mark the past two seasons and the 2012-13 NBA D-League championship. Prior to taking the reins in Rio Grande, Nurse coached the Iowa Energy to an overall regular season mark of 124-76 (.620) and the 2010-11 NBA Development League championship. For his accomplishments, Nurse was named the 2010-11 recipient of the Dennis Johnson Coach of the Year award.

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