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Fields To Have Hand Examined

After the Raptors’ latest slow start against the Mavs, head coach Dwane Casey acknowledged that a change to his starting five would have to be a consideration.

Injury may make that a necessity for Saturday’s home matchup vs the Sixers on Saturday (7PM, TSN, FAN590).

Landry Fields, who has started at small forward in every game for the Raptors, visited a hand specialist on Friday to examine discomfort in his right hand that he’s reportedly been experiencing for weeks.

The third-year pro has clearly struggled with his offence to start the season ...

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DeRozan Hitting His Stride And Pounding The Boards

DeMar DeRozan has become more aggressive all over the court in the early season.

DeMar DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors.

In the star-laden universe that is the NBA, real prominence means that people plug the player first, and the team second.

Perhaps in no other game does the personality of the team’s best player dictate how that team is perceived.

So the question is: is it DeMar DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors or the other way around?

“As long as my name is mentioned, I don’t care,” DeRozan said. “As long as I’m with ...

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Raptors Training Camp Recap: Day Two

We’ve got more video from Day 2 of Raptors Training Camp, including head coach Dwane Casey, Andrea Bargnani, Terrence Ross one-on-one with Sherman Hamilton and more from Kyle Lowry. More to come from the evening session…

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Lithuania Heading To Summer Games…

Lithuania grabbed one of the final three spots at the London 2012 Olympics with a 109-83 semifinal win over the Domincan Republic on Saturday and a pair of Raptors figured prominently in the victory.

First up is Jonas Valanciunas, the Raptors’ fifth overall selection from 2011 who is expected to join the Raptors this fall. Valanciunas may not have had his finest three-game stretch building up to the final match (including some persistent foul trouble), but he saved his best for last with a potent 17-point, seven-rebound performance against the Dominican ...

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Raptors Draft Workouts – Day 5

Return To Draft Central | Thursday’s Prospect Interviews | More Workout Recaps: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4

Some quick points from Thursday’s pre-draft workout, where the headliners were clearly Kentucky’s Terrence Jones, Baylor’s Perry Jones III, North Carolina’s John Henson and Jared Sullinger of Ohio State University:

– As Eric Koreen points out in the National Post, be wary of anyone who claims they know what the Raptors are doing with that eighth pick next week. Within the last 24 hours or so of this posting, ...

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Breaking Down The Lottery From A Raptors Perspective

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We’re taking a look at all of the possibilities for the Raptors at the upcoming NBA Draft Lottery on Wednesday, May 30th (8 PM, TSN).

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Getting Ready For A Big Raptors Draft

A big offseason for the Raptors begins with the draft process, which tips off with the lottery on May 30 at 8 p.m. (TSN). Share your suggestions on how we can bring you the best Raptors draft coverage possible below.

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Game Day: Raptors @ Pistons

Last Time They Met: Raptors 86, Pistons 105

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Probable Starters

TOR – Ben Uzoh (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), Alan Anderson (F), Amir Johnson (F), Aaron Gray (C)
DET – Brandon Knight (G), Rodney Stuckey (G), Tayshaun Prince (F), Jason Maxiell (F), Greg Monroe (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jose Calderon (swollen right eye) – day-to-day, Linas Kleiza (sore right knee) – probable, Jerryd Bayless (partially torn left oblique muscle) – out, Andrea Bargnani (sore left calf) – out,

DET – None

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An Eye-Opener On The Road

When an undermanned lottery-bound team knocks off a high-seeded playoff-bound squad it’s easy to dismiss it as an aberration. But the Raptors have now done it for two straight games after Sunday’s 102-86 victory over the Atlanta Hawks and the big question is how?

“Believe me if I knew, I’d bottle it and we would have been doing it earlier in the year,” said head coach Dwane Casey when asked post-game to explain the effort he’s seeing from a group missing three several key pieces.

What’s clear is that the Raptors have ...

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