The Toronto Raptors play their last preseason game today against the Wizards and will be playing without Cory Joseph. Joseph is dealing with the flu and his absence from the game will give players Fred VanVleet and Brady Heslip a better opportunity to be seen by head coach Dwane Casey. Joseph is expected to be healthy when the regular season begins.
Toronto Raptors News - 10/14/2016
The Toronto Raptors played in the preseason game against the Cavaliers in regular-season form, winning 119-94. A crucial part of the Raptors win was from Kevin Lowry who scored 25 points against Cleveland on 9 shots. Toronto was able to take their offense in the right direction as the team gets closer to the regular season. Toronto Raptors next preseason game will be on the 14th when they play San Lorenz at 6:00 PM.
Toronto Raptors News - 10/7/2016
In the start of the Toronto Raptors preseason, they started with a close win, 97-93, against Golden State. After the Raptors win against the Warriors, the team has not been able to keep the wins going. Toronto has lost the next two games against the Nuggets and the Clippers. Head coach for the Toronto Raptors, Dwayne Casey, has noticed a flaw in the team’s defense. Raptor fans are hoping to see progress made on both sides of the court has the preseason continues.
Toronto Raptors News - 9/30/2016
The Toronto Raptors have the tough task of replacing center Bismack Biyombo for the upcoming 2016-17 NBA season. Biyombo joined the Raptors last season and become an important asset to the team. This season, Orlando was able to acquire Biyombo with a four-year, $72 million contract that Toronto was not able to compete with. Replacements for the center position are not ideal as the players are on the younger side. It will crucial for the Toronto Raptors to fill the position the best they can.
Toronto Raptors News - 9/23/2016
Canadian guard Brady Heslip was signed by the Toronto Raptors as a free agent this Tuesday. The details of the deal have not been released, but this puts the Raptors at a maximum roster of 20 players as training camp approaches in Vancouver. Last season Heslip averaged 12.7 points and shooting .455 from three-point range in 29 games while playing in Italy.
Toronto Raptors News - 9/16/2016
The Toronto Raptors announced the schedule for their annual training camp and media day. The Raptors media day will take place at BioSteele Centre on September 26th from 10am-12pm. This is when coaches and players are available for photos and interviews. Toronto’s training camp is located in Vancouver at the Fortius Ports & Health from September 26th to October 1st. Before and after daily practice the Toronto Raptors' players and coaches will be available; practices are private.
Toronto Raptors News - 9/6/2016
The release of the Toronto Raptors 2016-2017 NBA schedule shows top games not to miss against the Pistons and Cavaliers in late October, the Warriors in November, and the Celtics and Knicks next year. The Raptors recently re-signed DeMar DeRozan for a five-year deal for $139 million, giving Toronto chance to be a top team in the NBA.