James Johnson Ready To Play Needed Role In Return To Raptors

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In their first-round match up against the Brooklyn Nets, the Toronto Raptors were reminded of the importance of having a lockdown wing defender. On Tuesday afternoon, they added an athletic stopper with the signing of former Raptor James Johnson.

“We are happy to have James return to our club, Raptors president and general manager Masai Ujiri said. “He provides us with size at small forward and gives us additional depth up front.”

Johnson, a 6-foot-9, 245-pound forward, started last season playing for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League before being ...

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Raptors Prep For Summer League Tournament Stage

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After a rough Monday loss, Bruno Caboclo and the Toronto Raptors were back to business on Tuesday morning. Practicing at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Jesse Mermuys prepped his team for the tournament-style portion of summer league.

Caboclo was thankful to be back on the court and get work in with his teammates. After practice concluded, the rookie worked with Raptors head coach Dwane Casey on drills for the better part of a half hour, eager to continue getting better.

“He’s good,” Lucas Nogueira said. “He’s not mad and sad [anymore] because it’s just ...

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Caboclo Earns Hard-Won Experience In Loss To Mavs

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One of the biggest goals for the Toronto Raptors for summer league is getting rookie Bruno Caboclo familiar with the NBA game. In an 88-57 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, Caboclo not only got another dose of experience, but also a solid serving of frustration as well. With the entire team struggling (Toronto finished the game shooting 30 per cent from the floor while allowing Dallas to shoot better than 50 per cent), Caboclo tried his best to help bring the Raptors back, but grew frustrated by the team’s inability to ...

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Flat Effort From Raptors Results In Lopsided Summer League Loss

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One day after debuting at Las Vegas Summer League with a win, the Toronto Raptors came out flat against the Denver Nuggets and were handed a 110-82 loss on Friday afternoon.

In their second game in as many days, the Raptors came out flat to start and allowed the Nuggets to race out to a 32-15 lead after the opening quarter. With summer league coach Jesse Mermuys going deep into his bench throughout the game, Toronto couldn’t slow Denver’s Gary Harris (game-high 33 points) and Quincy Miller (23 points on 5-for-9 ...

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Caboclo Begins NBA Journey With First Toronto Appearance

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Like the majority of first-round draftees, Bruno Caboclo spent Thursday night in New York City. Unlike the rest of them, though, Caboclo did not hear his name called by NBA commissioner Adam Silver. Instead, he found out the Toronto Raptors had selected him 20th overall after reading a tweet on his phone in the backseat of a taxi.

“Somebody from Brazil tweeted us and said, ‘Oh my God, Bruno at 20,’” basketball and personal advisor Eduardo Resende said at Air Canada Centre on Saturday. “The taxi driver didn’t understand what went on. We ...

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Landry Fields On Signing His Face Off For New ABC Series

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This weekend you can turn on your television to see Landry Fields looking a little different than usual. Participating in ABC’s new summer reality competition Sing Your Face Off, Fields will be taking on a different persona each week. In a recently released clip, Fields was dressed in red pants, wig and full makeup performing as Lionel Richie. On the phone from Los Angeles awaiting the airing of the show, Raptors.com caught up with Fields to talk about his side hustle.

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Tyler Ennis Begins Pre-Draft Circuit At Home For Raptors

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Thursday morning marked the beginning of pre-draft workouts for Tyler Ennis. Kicking things off at home in Toronto was a pretty solid way to start. The 19-year-old one-and-done Syracuse point guard was pleased to take another step toward his dream of making it to the NBA in a gym he’s already familiar with.

It was just two years ago that Ennis was one of the youngest players participating in a ...

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Raptors 2014 Draft Primer: A Brief History Of Thievery After Twenty

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With a month until the 2014 Draft, speculation about the first overall pick is heating up. Predictions about how the lottery will shake out are changing daily. As we mentioned in Part 1 of our draft primer, there have been plenty of solid players selected with the 20th pick, which is where the Toronto Raptors will be drafting in the first round, barring a trade.

In the 19 years since the team’s inception, here’s a look at the best post-20th pick draft-day steals.

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Michael Finley’s 15-year career started in Phoenix when he ...

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State Farm® Shows Raptors Were Born To Assist™in 2013-14

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Early on during the 2013-14 season, the Raptors didn’t exactly appear born to assist. With an offence geared around two high-volume scorers, the Raptors ranked last in the NBA in total assists for November and stumbled out of the gate to a 6-12 record.

After a seven-player deal with the Sacramento Kings on December 9th however, everything changed. Nearly instantly, the Raptors placed an increased emphasis on sharing the ball and the results were spectacular. With a reconfigured starting five and essentially a whole new bench in place, the Raptors led ...

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This Week In Raptors Off-Court Performances…

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#1 – Landry Fields: Clutch performance by Landry on the upcoming ABC series Sing Your Face Off. After you come to grips with the fact that this is actually happening, you’ll notice that Fields kills it with his performance of Lionel Richie’s classic “Dancing On The Ceiling”. It’s impressive to go from one huge stage to another singing and dancing like this, but take into account the heavy makeup, wig, mustache and shoulder pads that would be Crockett and Tubbs approved. We may possibly be looking at the new undisputed all-time Raptors off-court ...

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