Full House At Practice As Season Opener Looms

It was all hands on deck for the Raptors at practice on Monday in a workout session head coach Dwane Casey described as the team’s last hard practice for a while.

A full complement of players might come as somewhat of a surprise given a pair of gruesome collisions that sent guards Jose Calderon and John Lucas III to the deck with leg injuries at Sunday’s intrasquad game, not to mention a poke to eye of DeMar DeRozan that sent him to the bench.

Yet all three were full participants on Monday ...

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Team Up Foundation Wins Big At Casino Rama

Sunday proved to be a great day for the Raptors to brave the elements and make their way north to Casino Rama, where an intrasquad scrimmage was held as a final tune-up before the team’s season opener against the Indiana Pacers on October 31st at ACC.

Team White, comprised mainly of Raptors reserves, eked out a 78-75 victory over Team Black in a chippy, intense affair that saw a few players hit the deck and leave with injury. Expect updates on DeMar DeRozan, Jose Calderon and John Lucas III to come ...

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Game Day: Raptors @ Grizzlies

Akil Augustine, Kat Stefankiewicz and I look ahead to Raptors – Grizzlies tonight in Memphis, Sunday’s intrasquad game at Casino Rama, a big home opener against the Pacers on Halloween and much more.

Game Notes | Last Time They Met: Raptors 114 – Grizzlies 110 (OT)

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Fields & The Couch That Keeps On Giving

 

It was a moving scene at the Raptors’ practice on Tuesday, where Landry Fields finally received a coveted NBA Social Media Award.

Fields was named the winner of the The Snap Shot Award back in late-July for his now legendary twitpic of the couch that then teammate Jeremy Lin temporarily slept on during their time with Knicks.

With NBA TV in Toronto to shoot an episode of Real Training Camp with the Raptors on Tuesday, Fields was able to finally get his hands on a trophy he described as “surprisingly heavy” before ...

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Bucks

Akil and I look ahead to the Raptors’ sixth game of the preseason against the Milwaukee Bucks tonight at ACC.

Game Notes: Raptors vs. Bucks | Get Tickets

For a little more on what the Bucks bring to the table, Akil has more from morning shootaround.

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Sights & Sounds From Coaches Open House

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The Raptors Coaches Open House has become one of the more unique events from the organization, as Dwane Casey and his staff share their knowledge and resources with local coaches looking to gain insight into how the pros practice.

Sunday was the second time the event took place and in addition to sessions with the entire coaching staff and full access to a Raptors practice, former NBA referee Steve Javie also was on hand to provide some invaluable perspective from an official with nearly 1,500 games worth of professional experience.

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Lincoln M. Alexander was one of a kind

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Lincoln Alexander, one of the great figures in Ontario public service and politics and a longtime friend of the Toronto Raptors died on Friday.

Ontario’s first black member of provincial parliament and the providence’s first black lieutenant-governor died at 90 in his adopted hometown of Hamilton.

The son of West Indian immigrants, Alexander was born in Toronto. He moved into sales but when he was refused a job because potential customers would not deal with a black man Alexander changed the course ...

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Making A Difference In Montreal

Game day in Montreal allowed members of the Raptors organization to reach out to the community and make a difference in the lives of some great fans.

First up was the Raptor and members of the Raptors Dance Pak paying a visit to patients at Montreal Children’s Hospital.

Meanwhile, over at the Bell Centre, some local coaches affiliated with Basketball Québec were able to sit in on the morning shootaround and see how head coach Dwane Casey and his staff prepare for the evening’s matchup against the Knicks.

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Wizards

Akil Augustine and I are briefly looking ahead to the Raptors fourth matchup of the preseason against the Washington Wizards at ACC (7PM, NBATV Canada). Be sure to join the conversation with us during the game on Twitter by including #RTZ with your tweets.

Game Notes: Raptors vs. Wizards | Tuesday’s Practice Video

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Lowry Poised To Return Against Wizards

Barring some kind of setback, it appears newly-acquired point guard Kyle Lowry will play in Wednesday’s preseason matchup with the Washington Wizards at ACC (7 PM ET, NBATV Canada).

Lowry has been sidelined with a strained adductor muscle since the end of the team’s training camp in Halifax but after going through the team’s last two practices, seems ready to see his first preseason action. Hear more from Lowry about his imminent return below, plus more from head coach Dwane Casey, who spoke about his new look at point guard and ...

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