That new power forward the Raptors were banking on is going to be put on the back burner for at least a couple of months.
When the Raptors open the regular season on Wednesday against Detroit, it doesn't look like first choice power forward Jared Sullinger will take the floor with his teammates.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Each of Dwane Casey's Toronto Raptors squads has upped the win total from the year before — culminating in 56 victories and an appearance in the Eastern Conference final last season.
Jurors cleared NBA star Derrick Rose and two friends Wednesday in a lawsuit that accused them of gang raping his ex-girlfriend when she was incapacitated from drugs or alcohol.
It's a long way down if you miss.
Terrence Ross has been gifted with considerable natural ability. He is as athletic as just about anyone in a league filled with supreme athletes and can be a great three-point marksman when he heats up.
Raptors head coach Dwane Casey was talking about resting players he already had a handle on to get a look at others he might still need to learn about before Monday’s game in Calgary with the Denver Nuggets, an eventual 108-106 loss for Canada’s only NBA team.
Jamal Murray has never been to Calgary. When he laced up his Adidas Monday night, it was for his first NBA game of any kind, this one a pre-season affair against the Toronto Raptors.
The Orillia Secondary School junior girls overcame a slow, tentative start with a torrid finish and a dominant fourth quarter to capture the 22nd annual Orillia Blackball Classic title Saturday night.
The 22nd annual Orillia Blackball Classic girls' basketball tournament tipped off in style Friday morning, when Orillia Secondary School christened its new gym with a nail-biting 35-30 win over a tough squad from Sacred Heart High School of Newmarket. Sacred Heart won Blackball a year ago.
Orillia Secondary School (OSS) is hoping to net a three-peat at this weekend's Orillia Blackball Classic.
TORONTO — As DeMar DeRozan, back after signing a rich new contract with the club put it: “We’re at the bottom of the hill now."
Only three years into a five-year pact, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment appears poised to show a huge amount of faith in Raptors president/general manager Masai Ujiri.
DeMar DeRozan, the multi-multi- millionaire from the ghetto, grew up in a home without cable television. “We couldn’t afford it,” he said.
It usually takes months — and often years — for big men to adapt to the NBA and to develop a rapport with teammates, particularly point guards.
A lot of players say things they don’t mean to boost their popularity and push their brand.
LAS VEGAS — Norman Powell first served notice that the Raptors might have landed a steal with the 46th pick of the 2015 draft here last year when he averaged some gaudy numbers (18 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and assists per game).
Tim Duncan spent nearly two decades as the quiet storm in the middle of the San Antonio Spurs franchise, putting the team on his broad shoulders and carrying it to heights unseen in modern American sports.
Canada's men's basketball team saw its dreams of playing in the Rio Olympics dashed.