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Raptors HQ Jul 18, 2017
Raptors officially introduce C.J. Miles

Raptors officially introduce C.J. Miles

Toronto introduced its new 3&D wing at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon. C.J. Miles spoke to the media for the first time as a Raptor on Tuesday afternoon, donning a green suit/t-shirt combo that would make Ron Burgundy proud. Miles is now officially signed to a three-year deal using the non-taxpayer mid-level exception. As the Toronto media gathered at the BioSteel Centre, he was asked questions about three point shooting, hunting for shots, and, you guessed it, more shooting, but also seem genuinely excited to be joining Canada’s team. “I’ve never been a part of something...
Raptors HQ Jul 17, 2017
HQ Mailbag: Free agency’s over. What now?

HQ Mailbag: Free agency’s over. What now?

The off-season is about to plunge into darkness. Let’s take stock of team in another HQ mailbag. It took me two days, but the latest edition of the Raptors HQ Mailbag is here. We’re entering into the most silent part of the NBA off-season, and the Raptors look to be just about finished with their off-season maneuvering. Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka are returning, C.J. Miles has landed, a benchful of role players are headed to play elsewhere, and all that’s left to do is over-analyze every detail of the upcoming season. It’s going to be a long two-plus months until training camp opens...
Raptors HQ Jul 16, 2017
Raptors 905 to host the G League showcase again in 2018

Raptors 905 to host the G League showcase again in 2018

Raptors 905 will host the G-League’s marquee event for the second straight year. Raptors 905 will host the 2018 G League showcase — Blake Murphy of Raptors Republic first reported the news. Murphy also states that the plan is for them to host the 2019 showcase as well — making it three-straight years that the showcase will call Mississauga’s Hershey Centre home. Arguably the most important set of dates on the G-League calendar, the showcase sees each G-League team play two games, both counting towards the regular season. Taking place in January after teams can start to sign...
Raptors HQ Jul 16, 2017
The Bruno Caboclo Experiment may be running out of time

The Bruno Caboclo Experiment may be running out of time

After Toronto’s off-season moves, Bruno Caboclo may be heading into the most critical stretch of his fledgling NBA career. Back in the 2014 NBA draft the Raptors were on the clock with the 20th selection, and then came the bombshell: the Raptors selected Bruno Caboclo out of Brazil, and the famous Fran Fraschilla quote on him being “two years away from being two years away” was born. Well, here we are four years later and Caboclo has played a total of 23 NBA games, in which he’s averaged a mere 4.6 minutes per game, while adding 1.2 points and 0.6 rebounds, almost entirely in...
Raptors HQ Jul 14, 2017
Sorting through the scraps: Who’s left for the Raptors to potentially pursue this summer?

Sorting through the scraps: Who’s left for the Raptors to potentially pursue this summer?

Yes, we’ve gotten to that point of the off-season. NBA fans talking themselves into replacement-level free agents being the final piece of their team’s puzzle is an integral part of mid-July. Rarely does a bargain bin signing draw immediate scorn or ridicule. Hope lingers around the 2016 Jared Sullingers of the world until it doesn’t. But more often than not, the players signed after the initial flurry of free agency action wind up somewhere between “fine” and “waived by March,” and rarely impact winning in a meaningful way. Fortunately for the Raptors, the roster for next...
Raptors HQ Jul 14, 2017
LVSL 2017: Raptors fall 95-90 to Blazers in biggest Summer League upset of all-time.

LVSL 2017: Raptors fall 95-90 to Blazers in biggest Summer League upset of all-time.

The Raps are the first #1 seed to lose to a #16 seed in well....ever Every March, before the start of the NCAA Tournament, you hear the same question posed over and over again, “Is this the year a 16 knocks off a 1?”. Well this year it came true, in the hostile environment that was the quarter full Cox Pavilion on a Thursday night. Despite 31 points, six rebounds and three assists from Fred VanVleet, the Raps were unable to overcome a well balanced showing from the Blazers squad, who shot just under 49% as a team and played sound, composed basketball down the stretch under the lead of...
Raptors HQ Jul 13, 2017
Listen to The HeadQuarters: Episode 69, brought to you by Patrick Patterson

Listen to The HeadQuarters: Episode 69, brought to you by Patrick Patterson

The Raptors have now made their big off-season moves. Let’s discuss. Welcome to The HeadQuarters! This week Sean Woodley and John Gaudes recap all of the Raptors moves of the last two weeks, discuss the pros and cons of Toronto lining up a 3-year window for itself and answer listener questions. This episode is brought to you by Patrick Patterson. Listen at the BlogTalk Radio link tomorrow or at this link right here! And please subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! Music courtesy The Passion HiFi
Blazersedge Jul 13, 2017
Gameday Thread: Blazers vs. Raptors (Summer League)

Gameday Thread: Blazers vs. Raptors (Summer League)

The Summer League Playoffs are here! Watch the Blazers vs. Raptors at 7:00 pm on NBA TV, and hang out with us! Welcome to Summer League! The annual tradition where the Blazers underperform, and we form snap judgments and overreactions. But we have fun the whole time, and it’s forgotten by fall. Today, the Blazers continue their playoffs by facing off against the Raptors. Here is your viewing guide. Portland Trail Blazers vs. Toronto Raptors Tip-off: Around 7:00 pmWatch: NBA TV News Editor David MacKay is reporting from Las Vegas all week, and writers Steve Dewald and Brian Freeman are on...
Raptors HQ Jul 11, 2017
Raptors go 3-0 in the opening round of the Las Vegas Summer League

Raptors go 3-0 in the opening round of the Las Vegas Summer League

After downing the Timberwolves and the Nuggets, Toronto moves on to the knockout rounds. The Summer League version of the Raptors continue their winning ways in the desert after a couple more wins to move to 3-0 in the tournament’s opening round. This past Saturday, July 8th, the Raptors took down the Timberwolves 97-72, and last night, in a nail-biter, beat the Nuggets 82-81. As you’d probably expect, the stars for the Raptors in Vegas have been their three most seasoned players: Fred VanVleet, Jakob Poeltl, and Pascal Siakam. All have shown what they can bring to the Raptors next...
Raptors HQ Jul 10, 2017
Salary Cap Update: Toronto deals for Miles, Hamilton and McKinnie

Salary Cap Update: Toronto deals for Miles, Hamilton and McKinnie

The Raptors are really moving along now, and the team has approached a fork in the road for the season. With the Raptors trading Cory Joseph for C.J. Miles in a sign-and-trade from the Indiana Pacers, another domino fell, and then they kept on falling. Let’s take a look at the trade, where the team is now, and the big decision they need to make now. The Trade The Raptors traded Joseph, who makes $7.63 million this season, to the Indiana Pacers for C.J. Miles, who is being signed to a $25 million, three year deal. That puts his first year salary (assuming full backloading) at $7.94...
Raptors HQ Jul 10, 2017
Raptors officially sign Alfonzo McKinnie to multi-year deal

Raptors officially sign Alfonzo McKinnie to multi-year deal

After a stand-out season in the D-League, McKinnie will look to make things happen for the Raptors. From the weekend, a bit of business we missed: the Toronto Raptors have officially signed small forward Alfonzo McKinnie to a multi-year, partially guaranteed contract. As with last season when the Raptors had a bunch of extra players heading into training camp, McKinnie will play for the team in Summer League and hope to make the roster for 2018-19. McKinnie is a true feel good story. He was often overlooked by scouts and had to pay 150 dollars to try out for the Windy City Bulls of the...
Raptors HQ Jul 9, 2017
Report: Raptors plan to waive Justin Hamilton

Report: Raptors plan to waive Justin Hamilton

Toronto will use the stretch provision on the recently acquired big man. Justin Hamilton was officially a Raptor for less than 24 hours, as ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported on Sunday evening that Toronto plans to waive the 27 year old big man, and use the stretch provision on his contract. The Raptors plan to waive and stretch C Justin Hamilton after acquiring him from Nets, league sources say.— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 9, 2017 By using the stretch provision, the team frees up a little bit more room for the rest of their salary cap gymnastics, as Hamilton’s 3...
Raptors HQ Jul 9, 2017
NBA Free Agency 2017: Report - Raptors finalizing sign-and-trade for C.J. Miles

NBA Free Agency 2017: Report - Raptors finalizing sign-and-trade for C.J. Miles

Toronto’s day of wheeling and dealing continues with the addition of a small forward, and a farewell to a beloved local product. Offloading DeMarre Carroll the wee hours of Sunday morning felt like the first domino of the Raptors post-Lowry and Ibaka off-season plans. There was just no way Masai Ujiri was going to dump DeMarre Carroll if there weren’t subsequent moves in the works to balance out the roster. On Sunday afternoon, The Vertical’s Shams Charania and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski confirmed that assumption, breaking the news that the Raptors are finalizing a sign-and-trade...
Raptors HQ Jul 9, 2017
Salary Cap Update: Moving on from DeMarre Carroll

Salary Cap Update: Moving on from DeMarre Carroll

The Raptors traded DeMarre Carroll. Where do they go from here? With the Raptors trading DeMarre Carroll, their 2018 1st round pick (lottery protected) and the Orlando 2nd round pick from the Jeff Weltman transaction, for Justin Hamilton from the Brooklyn Nets, one of those big salary shedding moves we’ve been discussing finally happened. Let’s take a look at the trade, where the team is now, and what else might be coming. The Trade The Raptors traded DeMarre Carroll, who makes $14.8 million this season, and $15.4 million next season, with the aforementioned picks, to the Brooklyn Nets...
Raptors HQ Jul 9, 2017
Report: Raptors trade DeMarre Carroll to the Brooklyn Nets

Report: Raptors trade DeMarre Carroll to the Brooklyn Nets

They said it couldn’t, or wouldn’t be done, yet Toronto now has Justin Hamilton and a couple fewer draft picks. The report from Woj at ESPN just came in: the Raptors are set to trade DeMarre Carroll to the Brooklyn Nets, along with a 2018 first round and second round pick in exchange for Justin Hamilton. Here’s the big reveal: Toronto has traded DeMarre Carroll, a future first-round and second-round pick to Brooklyn for Justin Hamilton, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 9, 2017 For Toronto, this was a salary dump of the $30M owed Carroll across...
Raptors HQ Jul 8, 2017
LVSL Recap: Raptors down Pelicans 96-93 in first game at Summer League

LVSL Recap: Raptors down Pelicans 96-93 in first game at Summer League

Some late game heroics from Fred VanVleet got the Raptors the 96-93 win over New Orleans. The Raptors got their Las Vegas Summer League off to a good start with a tight win over the New Orleans Pelicans, 96-93. With the Pels clinging to a five point lead late, it was Fred VanVleet who helped Toronto storm back; and it was his late tie-breaking bucket that sealed the win for the Raptors. Yes, it’s only Summer League, but check out this grown man move from VanVleet to put the Pelicans away: Ball game, @FredVanVleet.#WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/lJpHbCq6Gr— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) July...
Raptors HQ Jul 7, 2017
Report: Jerry Stackhouse set to return as 905 coach next season

Report: Jerry Stackhouse set to return as 905 coach next season

After a Coach of the Year season and a title with the 905, Stackhouse says he’ll be back in Mississauga. According to Jerry Stackhouse himself, the Raptors 905 will have their Coach of the Year winner back on the bench next season, barring an NBA head coaching job opening up. Last season Stackhouse. in his first year as a head coach. took over the Raptors 905 and helped lead them to the second best record in G-League history. Not for nothing, they also won the championship. It may come as a bit of a surprise that Stackhouse will return as his desire to coach in the NBA has been...
Raptors HQ Jul 7, 2017
Raptors officially re-sign Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka

Raptors officially re-sign Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka

After much debate, the Raptors have brought back their two most important free agents. As reported over the weekend, the Toronto Raptors have officially re-signed Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka. Let us rejoice and be glad. Lowry, the team’s central engine and three-time All-Star, agreed to a three-year deal worth $100 million. It’s a significant annual amount, but since Lowry’s been the key to this great Toronto run, it always made sense to bring him back, regardless of the dollars. Likewise, Ibaka, the team’s talented combo forward-centre, is back for three years at $65 million. Given...
Raptors HQ Jul 6, 2017
Report: Raptors sign Malcolm Miller to 2-way contract

Report: Raptors sign Malcolm Miller to 2-way contract

According to the Toronto Star’s Doug Smith, the Raptors have added another new face. From Doug Smith of the Toronto Star, we have our next Raptors-related signing. According to Smith, the Raptors are reportedly going to add Malcolm Miller, a 24-year-old small forward from Maryland, to the roster by using one of their two-way contracts. Raptors have 1st player on 2-way deal. Malcolm Miller, 6-7 SF with Alba Berlin last year, D-League (Maine) and Celtics summer league before— Doug Smith: Raptors (@SmithRaps) July 6, 2017 As outlined above, Miller tracks as a small forward (a current...
Raptors HQ Jul 6, 2017
Raptors to put Sun Life logo on jerseys, DeRozan gets 2K18 cover

Raptors to put Sun Life logo on jerseys, DeRozan gets 2K18 cover

It’s a bold new world in the NBA. It’s been hinted at for years but the Raptors are finally making the leap: for the 2017-18 season, the Toronto Raptors will feature a Sun Life patch on the front left shoulder of their game jerseys. Of course, the Raps are not alone in this endeavour. The NBA, long having realized they were sitting on a sponsorship goldmine, will allow all of their teams to begin putting other business logos on their jerseys next season. It’s part of a three-year pilot program, and it is actually mildly amazing it took as long as it did to happen. (Soccer leagues have...

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