Raptors Ready To Push Forward Largely Unchanged

What you see is what you get.

With just a minor tweak at back-up point guard, the Toronto Raptors are moving ahead with a pat hand.

Yesterday in the shadow of the NBA trade deadline the club added 27-year-old Sebastian Telfair from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for a conditional second-rounder and centre Hamed Haddadi.

Haddadi is a holdover from the deal that brought Rudy Gay to Toronto from Memphis.

Telfair is on an expiring contract but nicely fills a need for a pass-inclined point guard behind starter Kyle Lowry and shot-happy John Lucas ...

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Raptors Can’t Win Defensive Slugfest Against Grizzlies

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TORONTO (CP) — Rudy Gay’s former team showed it still knows him better than his new team does.

Gay was held to just 13 points and three assists as the Toronto Raptors fell 88-82 to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.

“It was emotional, a little bit, it was good to see the guys,” said Gay, “but at the end of the day it was one of those things where we still thought we could win.”

Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said he felt sorry for Gay, who entered the game averaging 21.1 ...

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Grizzlies (Familiar Faces, Different Places)

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 96 Wizards 88

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More Media For Ross & Giving Back To Houston

Related: #RossShallDunk Infographic | NBA.com: Ross Out To Dunk Cancer | #RossShallDunk Video Playlist

It was more of the spotlight for Terrence Ross in Houston on Friday, as he handled all kinds of questions about Saturday’s Sprite Slam Dunk as part of Media Day during All-Star Weekend…

From there it’s was a trip to the Houston Food Bank, where Terrence joined Raptors alumni Muggsy Bogues and several other All-Star Weekend participants to lend a hand as part of the NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service…

 

 

Much more to come from All-Star Weekend as ...

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Ask Jack: “Limousines For The Feet”

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Jack Armstrong talks about Rudy Gay being a franchise-level guy, a new role for Bargnani and his must-see players when he was growing up. You can always send us questions for the next edition of Ask Jack via twitter by including #RTZAsks.

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T-Ross Touches Down In Houston

Day one of an All-Star adventure for our Raptors media crew in Houston started as soon as we stepped off the plane. It was off to get credentials for the weekend and then rush to meet Terrence Ross, who invited us to tag along while he ran a national media gauntlet to talk about his participation for Saturday’s Sprite Slam Dunk.

Check out some of the images below…

 

 

Much more coming from Day 2 in Houston. Stay tuned!

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Raptors Outlast Knicks At MSG To Extend Streak

NEW YORK — No big shots from Rudy Gay on this night. He hardly made any shots at all.

Neither did Carmelo Anthony, bothered by what he called a dead arm after being hit in the biceps early in the game.

Toronto won the battle of supporting casts, and the game.

Reserve Alan Anderson scored 26 points in one of the few good offensive performances for either team, and the Raptors beat the New York Knicks 92-88 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight victory.

DeMar DeRozan added 20 points for the Raptors, ...

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Knicks

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Nuggets 108 Raptors 109

 

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Raptors Edge Nuggets Thanks To Game Winner From Gay

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TORONTO (CP) — After spending much of the fourth quarter fastened to the bench with foul trouble, Rudy Gay couldn’t wait to get back in the game and make the big shot.

When Raptors head coach Dwane Casey could finally put him back in, Gay didn’t disappoint. He drained the winning bucket with 4.8 seconds to play and Toronto won its third straight by defeating the short-handed Denver Nuggets 109-108 on Tuesday night.

“My hands were sweating, I couldn’t stop moving my legs. I was itching to get back in,” said ...

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Pre-Game With Lucas At ACC

John Lucas III is coming off a big 19-point performance in a Raptors win and sat down with me before they take on the Denver Nuggets at ACC (7PM, TSN2, FAN590).

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