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Fantasy Update

Jan 20, 2017
NumberFire
The Raptors' point guard and his numbers are worthy of much more than just an All-Star start.
Jan 18, 2017
NumberFire
Toronto Raptors point guard Cory Joseph is starting in place of Kyle Lowry (rest) on Tuesday versus the Brooklyn Nets. What It Means: It's a long season, so the Raptors have decided to give their stud point guard a rest versus the hapless Nets. Tuesday will be Joseph's first start of the season. He should expect to see close to 30 minutes versus Brooklyn, making Joseph an excellent punt play in DFS. DeMarr DeRozan will see an increase in usage as well with his backcourt mate taking it easy. Our models project Joseph for 13.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 2.1 threes, and...
Jan 17, 2017
NumberFire
Kyle Lowry has a superb matchup against the Brooklyn Nets, making him one of the day's top plays. Which other high-priced players are worth targeting?
Rufus on Fire 21 hours ago
Kemba Walker makes All-Star bid against Toronto’s great back-court

Kemba Walker makes All-Star bid against Toronto’s great back-court

Kemba Walker proved that he can play on the level of Toronto’s All-Stars by finishing with 32 points and 8 assists in three quarters to beat the Raptors. It was quite significant that the Charlotte Hornets faced the Toronto Raptors a day after the All-Star Game starting lineups were revealed. As it could have been predicted, Hornets leader Kemba Walker finished behind seven other Eastern Conference guards in the voting. Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan — who will start in the game — and Kyle Lowry were among them. However, Walker outplayed both at the Spectrum Center, giving him a win of its...
Queen City Hoops Jan 20, 2017

Hornets make statement with 113-78 demolition of Toronto

Kemba Walker and the Hornets (22-21) made a huge statement tonight with a 113-78 demolition of the second place Toronto Raptors (28-25). Walker led Charlotte with 32 points on 11-16 from the floor and played like someone with an all-star snub in his near future. Kemba was spectacular all night, and to say that he outplayed Kyle Lowry would be […]
Raptors HQ Jan 20, 2017
Raptors get Kemba’d, lose 113-78 to Hornets

Raptors get Kemba’d, lose 113-78 to Hornets

A pitiful effort on both ends sunk the Raptors. Blame the schedule, injuries, or whatever you want — the Raptors aren’t playing to their capability at this juncture of the season. In the last eight games, they’ve been able to scrounge out wins thanks to their two superstars in Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan. Tonight, against Charlotte, those two were not enough to overcome the almighty Kemba Walker. Toronto got demolished by Walker and the Hornets, 113-78. Walker had 32 points in 29 minutes in this one, shooting 11-for-16 and often making defenders Cory Joseph and Norman Powell look...
NumberFire Jan 20, 2017
Why Isn't Kyle Lowry Starting in the NBA All-Star Game?

Why Isn't Kyle Lowry Starting in the NBA All-Star Game?

The Raptors' point guard and his numbers are worthy of much more than just an All-Star start.
Liberty Ballers Jan 20, 2017
Land the Picks, Bryan: Sixers turning lottery attention to Sacramento

Land the Picks, Bryan: Sixers turning lottery attention to Sacramento

On the broad shoulders of Joel Embiid, Philadelphia is winning consistently in January, while Sacramento begins to lag behind. It was a script sure to play out once again in the Philadelphia 76ers-Toronto Raptors matchup Wednesday. The Atlantic Division leaders would mount a late comeback, thwarting the Sixers’ attempt at beating the Raptors for the first time in 15 games. Kyle Lowry scorned his hometown team over the years, making three-point jumpers look effortless and accentuating the talent deficiency between him and the Sixers point guards. This year, however, the gems of Sam...
FOX Sports Jan 19, 2017
Russell Westbrook, Kyle Lowry aren't NBA All-Star starters

Russell Westbrook, Kyle Lowry aren't NBA All-Star starters

The 2017 NBA All-Star Game starters were announced on Thursday night. The two biggest snubs have to be point guards Russell Westbrook and Kyle Lowry.On Thursday night, the starting lineups for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game were announced. While none of the 10 players elected to start for their respec...
Liberty Ballers Jan 18, 2017
Sixers-Raptors Game Thread

Sixers-Raptors Game Thread

Game Info: Date: January 18, 2017 Time: 7:00 p.m. EST Place: Wells Fargo Center TV: Comcast Sportsnet Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic The bad guys: Raptors HQ Probable Starters: Philadelphia: TJ McConnell, Nik Stauskas, Robert Covington, Ersan Ilyasova, Joel Embiid Toronto: Kyle Lowry, DeMar Derozan, DeMarre Carroll, Pascal Siakam, Jonas Valanciunas Injury Report: Lucas Nogueira (concussion) and Delon Wright (shoulder) are out for Toronto. Patrick Patterson (knee) is a game-time decision. TJ McConnell (wrist) and Joel Embiid (flu) are full go’s, despite both being listed as questionable...
CSN Philly Jan 18, 2017

Sixers-Raptors 5 things: Challenge awaits with DeRozan, Lowry

The Sixers go for their sixth win in eight games, but Raptors, winners of four straight, come in with an All-Star worthy backcourt. By Steven Tydings
NumberFire Jan 18, 2017

Cory Joseph scores a career-high in Monday's start for Toronto

Toronto Raptors point guard Cory Joseph racked up a career-high 33 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists in a win over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday. What It Means: Joseph moved into the starting lineup at the last minute with Kyle Lowry getting the night off to rest, and he made the most of it with one of the biggest games of his career while playing a season-high 37 minutes. Joseph recorded a game-high 39.5 nERD in the win, per numberFire Live, bringing his season-long nERD to a 0.2, which ranks 135th in the league and eighth among Raptors players. Source:...
NumberFire Jan 18, 2017

Raptors' DeMar DeRozan erupts in Tuesday's win over Brooklyn

Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRzona went 13-of-28 from the field on Tuesday, racking up 36 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists in a 119-109 win over the Brooklyn Nets. What It Means: Kyle Lowry got the night off for rest, which left the offense running through DeRozan. He's having a big season, with a career-high 28.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 35.4 minutes per game. DeRozan's 23.4 nERD ranked second among Raptors players on Tuesday, per numberFire Live. He also ranks 16th in the NBA and second on the team with a 5.6 nERD on the...
NumberFire Jan 18, 2017
Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Tuesday 1/17/17

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Tuesday 1/17/17

Cory Joseph posted a big game without Kyle Lowry. Who joined him in the perfect DFS lineup?
CSN Philly Jan 17, 2017

Best of NBA: DeRozan scores 36 as Raptors down Nets, 119-109

DeMar DeRozan's 36 points helped the Raptors overcome Kyle Lowry's absence in Brooklyn while the Mavericks won their 3rd straight in a nailbiter vs. Chicago.
Raptors HQ Jan 17, 2017
Shorthanded Raptors bury Brooklyn, 119-109

Shorthanded Raptors bury Brooklyn, 119-109

DeRozan and a career night from Cory Joseph led the Lowry-less Raptors. With the voting period almost up, the talk of the NBA is on All-Star Game selections. While some are praising a piping hot DeMar DeRozan, the consensus is the correct one: the Toronto Raptors go as far as Kyle Lowry allows them. Lowry anchors the team’s best units, he’s sensational on both ends, and he’s Toronto’s beating heart (to use a cliché). That’s why, even against the eight win Brooklyn Nets, there was naturally some doubt about the Raptors as Dwane Casey made the decision to rest Lowry on the front...
Toronto Sun Jan 17, 2017
Even with Kyle Lowry resting, Raptors crush Nets

Even with Kyle Lowry resting, Raptors crush Nets

Dwane Casey has always said he would adjust accordingly when he felt the wear and tear on his stars was becoming too much.
NetsDaily Jan 17, 2017
Woes: Raptors hand Nets 11th straight loss, 119-109

Woes: Raptors hand Nets 11th straight loss, 119-109

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The Nets are running through the season with their woes. The Nets had a chance to redeem themselves after a 132-112 blowout in Toronto this past Friday. They also had a chance to end their 10-game skid. It never happened. And really, will it ever? With Kyle Lowry sitting out, the Toronto Raptors (28-13) defeated the Brooklyn Nets (8-33), 119-109, Tuesday night at Barclays Center. The Nets and its fans watched DeMar DeRozan and Corey Joseph singlehandedly dominate the Nets with the duo combining for 69 of Toronto’s points. The Nets have lost 11 straight game...

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Raptors Player News

  • Kyle Lowry

    Kemba Walker makes All-Star bid against Toronto’s great back-court

  • DeMar DeRozan

    Kemba Walker makes All-Star bid against Toronto’s great back-court

  • Patrick Patterson

    Lucas Nogueira (concussion), Patrick Patterson (knee) remain out Friday for Raptors

  • Jared Sullinger

    Lucas Nogueira (concussion), Patrick Patterson (knee) remain out Friday for Raptors

  • Lucas Nogueira

    Lucas Nogueira (concussion), Patrick Patterson (knee) remain out Friday for Raptors

  • DeMarre Carroll

    Raptors come out flat once again, get drubbed by Hornets

  • Terrence Ross

    Terrence Ross scores 15 w/ three triples - Terrence Ross (G/F) Toronto Raptors

  • Norman Powell

    Raptors get Kemba’d, lose 113-78 to Hornets

  • Jonas Valanciunas

    Lucas Nogueira (concussion), Patrick Patterson (knee) remain out Friday for Raptors

  • Jakob Poeltl

    Raptors' Patrick Patterson will not play on Thursday