Raptors Media Day Scheduled For September 30

The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday the team’s annual media day will take place Monday, September 30 from 1-3:30 p.m. in the Atrium located at Gate 5 on the west side of Air Canada Centre. Players and coaches will be available for interviews and photos.

Head Coach Dwane Casey and his team begin training camp in Toronto on the Air Canada Centre practice court from October 1-3 before moving to Halifax for October 4-5. A specific practice schedule with days and times will be released in the near future.

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Raptors Sign Wright, Morais & Stone

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The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday they have signed forward Chris Wright and guards Carlos Morais and Julyan Stone. Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed.

Wright participated on the Raptors’ entry at the 2013 NBA Las Vegas Summer League and 2012 training camp in Halifax. During five games at Summer League he averaged 10.0 points and 3.2 rebounds while shooting .588 (20-for-34) from the field.

Wright spent the 2012-13 season with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League and earned third-team All-NBA Development League honours. He appeared in 39 games ...

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Raptors Waive Quentin Richardson

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The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday they have waived guard-forward Quentin Richardson. Richardson was acquired from New York on July 10 with centre Marcus Camby, forward Steve Novak, a future first-round draft pick and two future second-round draft picks in exchange for forward Andrea Bargnani.

The roster now stands at 14 players.

Toronto opens preseason play October 7 in Boston before returning home to face Minnesota at Air Canada Centre on October 9. The 2013-14 season opener is set for October 30 versus Boston.

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Raptors Announce 2013 Preseason Schedule

Raptors 2013 Preseason Schedule

The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday an eight-game preseason schedule featuring five contests at Air Canada Centre.

The Raptors open preseason play October 7 in Boston at TD Garden before returning home to face Minnesota at Air Canada Centre on October 9.

The Raptors will also play host to Boston and Memphis, as well as New York on two occasions. The club has additional road contests in Milwaukee and Minnesota.

For information on discounted group tickets for Raptors preseason games, interested parties should call (416) 366-DUNK (3865) or email raptorsgroups@torontoraptors.com

 

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Raptors Release 2013-14 Season Schedule

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The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday their 2013-14 regular season schedule. The club will tip-off its 19th season in the National Basketball Association at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday, October 30 versus the Boston Celtics. This also marks the fourth time in the past five seasons and the 13th time in team history the club has started the regular season at home.

Toronto’s road debut is set for Friday, November 1 at Atlanta. Six of the team’s first nine games ...

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Raptors Sign Free-Agent Austin Daye

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The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday they have signed free-agent forward Austin Daye. Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed.

Daye, 6-foot-11, 200 pounds, has appeared in 237 regular-season games (24 starts) with Detroit and Memphis averaging 5.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 15.4 minutes. He is shooting .356 (152-427) from three-point range. Daye posted career bests of 28 points versus Miami on January 25, 2012 and 11 rebounds at Atlanta on December 26, 2012.

In 55 outings last season, Daye contributed 4.5 points and 2.2 rebounds while shooting .418 (41-98) from beyond ...

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Raptors Announce Assistant Coaching Staff

Bill Bayno brings more than 20 years of coaching experience to Toronto (Getty Images).

Bayno and Mermuys join staff, team promotes Mahlalela

The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday the additions Bill Bayno and Jesse Mermuys (MERmiss) to Head Coach Dwane Casey’s staff as assistant coaches. The team also announced the promotion of Jama Mahlalela (JAM-ah MA-la-LAY-La) to assistant coach/player development.

Bayno brings more than 20 years of coaching experience to Toronto at the NBA, college and international levels. He recently completed his second season with Minnesota as an assistant coach for ...

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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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