Post-Shootaround Notes From Boston

News/notes ahead of tonight’s Raptors preseason opener against the Celtics at TD Garden (7:30 PM ET)

Familiar Five:  Head coach Dwane Casey has said he intends to use the preseason to mix and match lineups, but expect the Raptors to start with the same group that finished last season in Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gay, Amir Johnson and Jonas Valanciunas.

Pair Of Ex-Pacers:  That being said, Casey has always placed a greater emphasis on who finishes games for him and really feels that he’s got some  reserves at his disposal who can ...

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Raptors Camp Wraps In Halifax With Intra-Squad Game

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Some thoughts after Team Black’s 92-64 win over Team Gray in a spirited Raptors intra-squad game to wrap up Training Camp in Halifax.

- Yes, it was just an intra-squad scrimmage. No, it shouldn’t diminish DeMar DeRozan taking four three-pointers on Saturday and drilling a three of them on his way to a game-high 21 points.

Long distance shooting has been a huge focal point for DeRozan this past offseason, as he attempts to improve upon his 28.3 per cent shooting from behind the arc in 2012-13 (a career-best mark).

RELATED: More Intra-Squad Video From Halifax

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Single Game Tickets On Sale Now

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2013/14 Toronto Raptors single game tickets are on sale now! Click here to purchase today.

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Raptors Speak Out Against Bullying At Halifax School Visit

By Akasha Di Tomasso

On Day Four of training camp, the Raptors Basketball Development and Community staff, along with alumni Jerome “JYD” Williams, ascended upon Fairview Junior High School. Their goal? To ensure the 350 students in the attendance heard about the importance of having a school environment free from bullying.

“Kids save kids and every one of the kids here at Fairview can be the catalyst of change. It’s time for all of them to speak up – and being part of a team [just like the Raptors] is a great way ...

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In Order Of Buzzworthyness: Raptors Land Drake, All-Star Game

All eyes were on Drake as he and the Raptors announced a new partnership as well as the acquisition of the 2016 All-Star Game.

Star power.

That’s what was in evidence, Monday as the Raptors announced they had secured both the 2016 NBA All-Star game and the services of music star Drake as their Global Ambassador.

By necessity, the press conference was short on specifics. Drake and his sidekick Future – one word identities, Shaq, LeBron, Kobe, have long been an NBA staple – and the Raptors are just getting acquainted and his role is an evolving picture. Being one of the top music stars in the world makes it impossible to quantify just how much ...

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Raptors, Fans Get Together To #RideWithRG

It’s been a big weekend for Rudy Gay, who was named as an ambassador for the Kids, Cops & Computers program on Friday before following up with a fun event for his fans on a perfect Saturday in Toronto.

Gay invited his followers on social media for a bike ride along Toronto’s Waterfront and brought teammates DeMar DeRozan, Amir Johnson, Aaron Gray, Quincy Acy, Dwight Buycks and Chris Wright with him.

Check out some of the highlights from the #RideWithRG below…

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Raptors Help MLSE Shape Up Launch For A Fourth Season

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By Akasha Di Tomasso

On Thursday, September 26th, the MLSE Shape Up program launched its fourth season to a school-wide assembly at St. Leo Catholic School in Etobicoke. The MLSE Shape Up program is a FREE, online DPA (Daily Physical Activity) and H&PE (Health & Physical Activity) resource for teachers – providing tools they need to help get their students active.

As a part of the program, Shape Up visits various schools in Ontario throughout the year, bringing the excitement and spirit of the Toronto Raptors, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto ...

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Throwback Thursday: On Rookie Duties, Pranks & Backpacks

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A new season brings new faces. New names splashed from shoulder to shoulder. That has definitely been the story here in Raps Nation for the past few. And some of those players reppin’ the claw are new to fans and also new to the whirlwind of the NBA. Ladies and ‘gents, our rookies.

The team has always taken care of them with warm welcomes and gifts to make them feel right at home as they tackle new grounds. To gently ease them into the mighty spotlight of the big bad NBA. ...

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Amir Johnson Brings Drake To The People

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Need another reason why Amir Johnson remains a huge Raptors fan favourite? How about celebrating the release of Drake’s “Nothing Was The Same” by buying every copy of the Toronto superstar’s CD from two local stores on Tuesday and then giving them away to his followers in Yonge-Dundas Square.

Hey, a man’s got to do something before the Zombie Walk returns. More from Amir’s latest awesome gesture to his fans below.

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The #RTZ Lookahead: Vote For Your Raptors

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Kat and Jay with more on All-Star Voting, support Novak’s MO, All Access with Rudy and DeMar plus more.

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