Updates From The Draft Combine…

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Day one of the NBA Draft Combine has wrapped in Chicago and members of the Raptors front office have had a closer look at an undeniably deep draft class. Executive vice-president of basketball operations Ed Stefanski caught up with our Jeff Landicho during the day and described the relevance of the two-day affair and also offered up a little insight into how the Raptors are approaching the upcoming draft on June 28th.

Jeff is putting together his typically outstanding Behind The Draft special for later this summer, but has told me ...

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Raptors Lottery Breakdown

Akil Augustine and I look back on an NBA Draft Lottery that was quiet from a Raptors point of view, but was undoubtedly a big hit in The Big Easy!

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Raptors To Pick Eighth After NBA Draft Lottery

There was no NBA Draft Lottery luck for the Raptors on Wednesday, as they remain in the eighth spot following a process that was very much about stone cold probabilities for most part. The Raptors had about a 12 per cent chance to move into the top three picks, a 70 per cent shot of staying eighth and were faced with the very real possibility of falling at least one spot to ninth (16.5 per cent).

RELATED: Visit Our 2012 Raptors Draft Index Page

With the value of the Raptors’ first round pick ...

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History Offers A Mixed Bag If Raptors Pick Eighth

Former Raptor T.J. Ford was selected eighth overall by the Bucks in 2003

He is six-foot-five inches tall.

He played in the NBA for about six years and averaged 9.6 points per game with just under four rebounds (3.93) per contest.

He is Mr. Eight, the statistical composite of the players chosen eighth in the NBA draft.

We looked at 32 players drafted in the eighth spot since 1980 and found…

1. Mr. Eight doesn’t play centre. Rafael Araujo (Toronto), DeSagana Diop (Cleveland), Adonal Foyle (Golden State) and Olden Polynice (Chicago) are the only ...

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End Of Season Begins A New Chapter For Raptors

Full Season-Ending News Conference Playlists: Bryan Colangelo | Dwane Casey | Raptors Players

There is no blueprint without a beginning.

There can be no beginning without a careful study of a blueprint.

That’s where the Toronto Raptors are right now. They have a blueprint. As of last night’s win over New Jersey, they have their beginning.

This was a different kind of end of season. No one said the club was better than their record. No one is kidding themselves about a quick entry into the league elite. The club finished 23-43.

But ...

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Top #RTZ Tweets From Fanapalooza

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Ending The Season With Coach Casey

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Nets

Last Time They Met: Raptors 84, Nets 98

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Probable Starters

TOR – Ben Uzoh (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), Alan Anderson (F), James Johnson (F), Amir Johnson (C)
NJN – Sundiata Gaines (G), Marshon Brooks (G), Gerald Wallace (F), Kris Humphries (F), Jordan Williams (C)

Key Injuries

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

NJN – Damion James (right foot surgery) ...

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Ask Jack: Apr. 20, 2012

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Jack Armstrong has answers to more of your recent Raptors questions.

We’ll be asking Jack more of your questions very soon. Submit them below or vote other ones up and down and he’ll answer a few every week. Don’t forget to include your name with your question so Jack can personalize his response to you.

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Game Day: Raptors @ Heat

Last Time They Met: Heat 113, Raptors 101

NBA.com Preview | Game Notes

Probable Starters

TOR – Ben Uzoh (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), Alan Anderson (F), Amir Johnson (F), Aaron Gray (C)
MIA – Mario Chalmers (G), Dwyane Wade (G), LeBron James (F), Chris Bosh (F), Ronny Turiaf (C)

Key Injuries

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

MIA – None

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