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

Austin Daye

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


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.

Valanciunas ...

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Raptors Sign Free-Agent Guard D.J. Augustin


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


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


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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