New GM Masai Ujiri Plans To Toughen The Troops

Masai Ujiri is careful.

The Raptors 43-year-old President of Basketball Operations and General Manager, the club’s fifth GM, has used a series of measured moves to re-position the team.

He signed rambunctious reserve Tyler Hansbrough and traded centre Andrea Bargnani to the New York Knicks for a package that came down to three-point shooter Steve Novak, a first-rounder in 2016 and second round picks in 2014 and 2017.

Ujiri retained head coach Dwane Casey, albeit with a reconfigured coaching staff and brought in depth players D.J. Augustin, Austin Daye and Julyan Stone.

But if […]

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Raptors Can’t Dig Out Against Nuggets In Denver

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DENVER– The Denver Nuggets were running, dunking and cruising to a laugher of a win midway through the fourth quarter.

Six minutes later they walked off the court more relieved than happy after withstanding a desperate rally by Toronto.

Corey Brewer scored 19 points, JaVale McGee […]

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Sitting Down With Jose Calderon

Jose Calderon chats with me pre-game in Denver, where the Raptors meet the Nuggets (9 PM ET, TSN2, FAN590).

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Raptors In The Zone Late To Outlast Nuggets At ACC

Some quick hits on a solid 105-96 win for the Raptors over the Nuggets at ACC on Wednesday.

Bargnani Back?: This was a resurgent effort for Andrea Bargnani with 26 points on 50 per cent shooting from the field. He was aggressive going to the rim early, which helped get him to the line 12 times on the night. He also surpassed 6,000 points for his NBA career by the second quarter, becoming just the fourth player in franchise history to do so.

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Nuggets Preview | Game Notes

Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C).
DEN – Ty Lawson (G), Aaron Afflalo (G), Wilson Chandler (F), Kenneth Faried (F), JaVale McGee (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jerryd Bayless – (left hip pointer) – out, DeMar DeRozan (left ankle injury) – day-to-day
DEN – Andre Miller – (right shoulder separation) – day-to-day, Danilo Gallinari (left thumb fracture) – day-to-day, Rudy Fernandez (low back strain) – out

Last Time They Met: Raptors 81, Nuggets 96

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