New Security Measures For NBA Games

Security Changes to Air Canada Centre:

Effective this year, the NBA is requiring all venues to perform handwand searches at all Toronto Raptors home games beginning after the All-Star Break (Feb. 15-17). This change will affect everyone that enters Air Canada Centre on a gameday. We encourage you to get to all remaining Raptors games early to prevent any delays entering the arena.

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Terrence Ross Selected For The Sprite Slam Dunk

Related: Official 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest Rules

The NBA announced Thursday that rookie forward Terrence Ross (@T_DotFlight31) has been selected to participate in the Sprite Slam Dunk on All-Star Saturday Night presented by State Farm. Ross is the fifth Raptor invited to participate in the event, joining Vince Carter (2000), Tracy McGrady (2000), Jamario Moon (2008) and DeMar DeRozan (2010 and 2011). This year’s contest will take place Saturday, February 16 at the Toyota Center in Houston and will be broadcasted on TSN2 and TNT beginning at 8:30 p.m. (ET).

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Raptors Acquire Gay And Haddadi From Grizzlies In Three-Team Deal

The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday they have acquired forward Rudy Gay and centre Hamed Haddadi from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for guard Jose Calderon, forward Ed Davis, a second-round draft choice in 2013 and cash considerations. The Grizzlies traded Calderon to the Detroit Pistons for forwards Austin Daye and Tayshaun Prince.

“This is the type of deal we have been looking for to take our team another step forward,” said Raptors President and General Manager Bryan Colangelo. “Rudy Gay is a dynamic wing that elevates our talent level significantly.

“We want ...

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Raptors Host Sixth Canadian Forces Appreciation Night

The Toronto Raptors and their fans will honour the men and women of the Canadian Forces during their game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, January 26 at Air Canada Centre.  This is the sixth consecutive year the Raptors have dedicated a game to show their appreciation to the men, women and families of Canadian Forces.

To display their pride and support, the entire team, the Foot Locker Dance Pak and The Raptor mascot will respectively wear camouflage-style uniforms during the game.  The Raptors unveiled the jersey in 2011 as the ...

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Raptors Injury Updates

The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday the following injury updates:

Guard Kyle Lowry has a partial tear to his right triceps muscle. He will be treated symptomatically with an estimated return time of 10 days.

Lowry sustained the injury at the 11:02 mark of the third quarter Monday at Portland.

Forward-centre Andrea Bargnani has a ligament tear in his right elbow and a strained right wrist. He will be treated symptomatically and is out indefinitely.

Bargnani sustained the injury at the 4:22 mark of the first quarter Monday at Portland.

Guard-forward Alan Anderson has been working ...

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Acy Recalled From NBA D-League

The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday rookie forward Quincy Acy has been recalled from the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.

Acy was reassigned to the Jam on December 6. He appeared in three games, averaging 12.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 21.7 minutes. He posted his highs of 18 points, five rebounds and 23 minutes in his debut December 7 at Reno.

Acy has appeared in three games with the Raptors. He has played 21 minutes, averaging 2.3 points and 2.0 rebounds. The club selected Acy with the 37th choice in the 2012 ...

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Acy Assigned To Bakersfield Jam Of NBA D-League

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The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday they have assigned forward Quincy Acy to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League. Acy will continue to be included on the Raptors’ roster and will be placed on the team’s inactive list.

Acy has appeared in three games with the Raptors. He has played 21 minutes, averaging 2.3 points and 2.0 rebounds. The club selected Acy with the 37th choice in the 2012 NBA Draft.

Acy is the sixth Raptor to be assigned to the NBA D-League. Solomon Alabi was designated on four occasions, three ...

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MLSE Team Up Challenge Is Launched

Flanked by representatives from the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors and Toronto FC, the Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) Team Up Foundation officially launched the MLSE Team Up Challenge on Monday. The Challenge will be the premier event of its kind in Canada – an all-day sports tournament with 150 teams competing in soccer, basketball, and ball hockey. The event will take place on June 23, 2013 in Toronto, with the goal of raising one million dollars in support of Camp Trillium.

“We’re very excited to launch an event of ...

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Raptors Sign Free-Agent Forward Mickael Pietrus

The Toronto Raptors announced Friday they have signed free-agent guard-forward Mickael Pietrus (MY-kel PEE-trus). Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed.

Pietrus, 6-foot-6, 215 pounds, has shot .357 per cent (659-1846) from three-point range in his NBA career. He has connected at better than .350 per cent from beyond the arc in five of his past six seasons.

A veteran of nine NBA campaigns, Pietrus has averaged 8.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 21.5 minutes in 538 career games. He has appeared in 69 postseason outings, averaging 7.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and ...

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MLSE To Help Salvation Army Launch Annual Christmas Kettle Campaign

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The Toronto Raptors and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) will ring in the holiday season with the launch of The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Kettle Campaign on Friday, November 30 when the Raptors host the Phoenix Suns at Air Canada Centre. The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Awareness Night is part of this season’s campaign in which fans attending Raptors games are encouraged to donate toys. Though toys for youth of all ages will be appreciated, this year there is a special need for toys for tweens. Starting Sunday, November ...

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