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WITH the departure of two key frontcourt men, the Toronto Raptors try to fill the void and are signing Alex Len.Fifth pick overall in 2013, Len played five years with the Phoenix Suns before stints with the Atlanta Hawks and Sacramento ...
4 days ago
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CHICAGO - At 6-foot-1, Fred VanVleet entered the 2016 NBA draft shorter than many experts' expectations. And there was doubt if his 197-pound frame could withstand a rigorous 82-game regular season schedule.So when his name wasn' ...
6 days ago
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FRED VanVleet bet on himself. It paid off.VanVleet agreed on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) to a four-year, $85 million contract to remain with the Toronto Raptors, a person with direct knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press on condition ...
6 days ago
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TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors will start the NBA season next month in Tampa, Florida, because of travel restrictions by the Canadian government stemming from the pandemic.The Raptors had been looking at other sites for several weeks, including Sunrise, Florida, the home ...
Nov 21, 2020
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TORONTO - The Canadian government is reviewing a proposal from the NBA and the Raptors to play in Toronto amid the pandemic.A spokesman for Health Minister Patty Hajdu said on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) officials have been in contact with the Raptors ...
Nov 18, 2020
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NEW YORK - Toronto Raptors rookie Terence Davis was arrested in New York on charges including assault after police say he hit his girlfriend in the face.The incident occurred Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time) at a luxury high-rise in midtown Manhattan, ...
Oct 29, 2020
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WITH free agency rumors circulating following the NBA season, Serge Ibaka was among players mentioned on the way out of his team.There have been allegations he has removed Raptors-related information from his social media bio.Ibaka, who signed a three- ...
Oct 17, 2020
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TORONTO - Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri says re-signing point guard Fred VanVleet is a "big-time priority."VanVleet, who will be an unrestricted free agent after the season, averaged 18 points and seven assists this season for the defending NBA champions. ...
Sep 18, 2020
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Nick Nurse would have been in the final year of his contract next season. The Toronto Raptors weren't about to let that happen with their coach.Nurse and the Raptors announced a multiyear extension Tuesday (Wednesday, ...
Sep 16, 2020
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Kyle Lowry was understandably torn.Lowry and the Toronto Raptors spent nearly three months in Florida for the NBA restart. That's a lot of time away from his children, and Lowry made no secret during his ...
Sep 13, 2020
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florda - It took every bit of seven games, but Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics are headed to the Eastern Conference finals.And they dethroned the NBA champions to get there.Tatum scored 29 points, Jaylen Brown had 21 ...
Sep 12, 2020
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - It took every bit of seven games, but Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics are headed to the Eastern Conference finals.And they dethroned the NBA champions to get there.Tatum scored 29 points, Jaylen Brown had 21 ...
Sep 12, 2020
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - An exhausting, double-overtime Game 6 had just concluded and neither Boston nor Toronto would leave the floor. Marcus Smart had some things to say to the Raptors. Fred VanVleet had some things to say to the Celtics. ...
Sep 11, 2020
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - The Toronto Raptors faced a sizable early deficit. They trailed in the fourth quarter. And again in the first overtime. And again in the second overtime.Exhausted and on the brink, the reigning NBA champions rose to the ...
Sep 10, 2020
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - The Toronto Raptors faced a sizable early deficit. They trailed in the fourth quarter. And again in the first overtime. And again in the second overtime.Exhausted and on the brink, the reigning NBA champions rose to the ...
Sep 10, 2020
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - The game plan from Boston coach Brad Stevens was simple: Start things off with an increased effort on defense to set an immediate tone.The Celtics did exactly as he asked - and put the reigning NBA champions on ...
Sep 8, 2020
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Boston and the Los Angeles Clippers struck first.Toronto and Denver came back with strong rebuttals.So, with that, the leads in a pair of knotted-up conference semifinal series will be a reward to the winners on ...
Sep 7, 2020
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - No need for any big shots this time. Not the way the Toronto Raptors just kept getting stops.Pascal Siakam had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Kyle Lowry added 22 points and 11 boards and the Raptors evened ...
Sep 6, 2020
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Pascal Siakam had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Kyle Lowry added 22 points and 11 boards and the Toronto Raptors evened the Eastern Conference semifinal at two games apiece, beating the Boston Celtics, 100-93, on Saturday (Sunday, ...
Sep 6, 2020
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CHICAGO - Still playing out the rookie contract he inked in July 2016, Toronto Raptors forward Paskal Siakam is making only a modest $2.35 million this season. But beginning next season when his four-year $129.9 million contract extension kicks in, ...
Sep 4, 2020
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