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.

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Raptors Preseason Game Against Bucks Called Due To Concerns About Court

Let’s call it a preseason.

After a start that saw several slips and stumbles from players on both sides, officials decided to call Friday’s game between the Raptors and Bucks at BMO Harris Bradley Center mid-way through the first quarter.

 

Game against Bucks in Milwaukee cancelled at 5:58 mark of 1st qtr. due to unsafe playing conditions with the court surface. — RaptorsMR (@RaptorsMR) October 26, 2013

 

According to head coach Dwane Casey, there were questions about the court prior to the game.

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Game Preview: Raptors @ Bucks

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Game preview of the Raptors’ eighth and final preseason game against the Bucks in Milwaukee.

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Updates Before The Raptors’ Final Preseason Game

The Raptors were ready for a physical battle against the Grizzlies on Wednesday and they delivered with a lopsided 108-72 preseason win at ACC on Wednesday. But there’s been a toll to pay on the injury front, with a mixed bag of results.

First is Kyle Lowry. The point guard was already having his best game of the preseason in the third quarter on Wednesday before he was forced out with an injury to his left ring finger.

 

Kyle Lowry has injured left ring finger tendon. He’ll require splint for approx. 6 ...

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Game Rap: Raptors 108, Grizzlies 72

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Breaking down the Raptors’ eye-opening blowout preseason win over the Memphis Grizzlies at ACC on Wednesday.

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Raptors Maul Grizzlies In Preseason Rout At ACC

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TORONTO (AP) – DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points, Rudy Gay had 15 against his former team and the Toronto Raptors beat the Memphis Grizzlies 108-72 on Wednesday night, their fifth straight preseason win.

Jonas Valanciunas had 10 points and nine rebounds before leaving with an injury and Terrence Ross scored 10 points for the Raptors (6-1), who led by as many as 39 points.

Austin Daye had 14 points for Toronto, which is 4-0 when scoring 100 points.

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A Closer Look At Season Two Of Open Gym

For those who can’t wait to see more of the #Raptors all access series Open Gym, take a closer look at a scene from the latest Summer League episode featuring DeMar DeRozan both at home and in the gym in Las Vegas.

… and, if you missed it, check out the trailer for Season 2 of Open Gym, which premieres on Oct. 29th at 7 PM ET only on NBA TV Canada.

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Raptors Coaches Open House Helps Grow The Game

As leaders in developing the game of basketball in Canada, the Toronto Raptors hosted over 670 local coaches at their annual Coaches’ Open House at Air Canada Centre.

The Raptors Coaches’ Open House is a free program that offers local coaches of all levels the opportunity to learn from team coaches and special guests.

RELATED: Photo Gallery From Raptors Coaches Open House

Local coaches gained expertise on nutrition and injury prevention, and learned how practices are executed at the professional level through on-court drill demonstrations.

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The #RTZ Lookahead: Final Week Of Raptors Preseason

Kat and Jay preview a final week of preseason play with the Raptors, including three games against the Knicks, Grizzlies and Bucks.

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Recapping The Raptors Season Preview Event

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If you weren’t aware before last night, you likely know now: this is definitely a new era for Raptors basketball.

MLSE President and CEO Tim Leiweke and Raptors President of Basketball Operations and GM Masai Ujiri made that loud and clear at a season preview event for Season Seat Holders that was also streamed live right here at Raptors.com on Friday night.

Our recap below has highlights of some of the insights shared by Leiweke and Ujiri on what’s been done this offseason and their vision for the Raptors going forward. Plus ...

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