#The Toronto Raptors

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6 winners and 4 losers from the 2021 NBA Draft

The 2021 NBA Draft went off rails after the third pick. While the Toronto Raptors were unanimously projected to take Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs at No. 4, Masai Ujiri and co. opted for another big, strong forward in Florida State’s Scottie Barnes instead. That set the stage for a draft...

DeMar DeRozan Reportedly Willing To Take Pay Cut For The Lakers

DeMar DeRozan has always been a solid offensive player throughout his time in the NBA. After being drafted by the Toronto Raptors, DeRozan quickly became a star in the city as he was paired up with the likes of Kyle Lowry. DeRozan and Lowry proved to be one of the best duos in the history of the team, although their time together came to an abrupt end thanks to the infamous Kawhi Leonard trade that ultimately won the Raptors the NBA title.
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The Biggest NBA Free-Agent Signings Since 2000

NBA free agency is a time to dream. Most players signed will never win a championship or become an MVP-caliber star, but every contract offers the hope of a brighter future. With a little luck, that optimism can become a reality. Since 2000, seven significant free-agent additions—with sign-and-trade transactions included—have gone on to win an NBA championship or win the NBA's MVP award. Steve Nash, LeBron James and Kevin Durant are among them.
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RUMOR: How Lonzo Ball can help Pelicans land Kyle Lowry in free agency

It wasn’t too long ago that the thought of Kyle Lowry parting ways with the Toronto Raptors was unthinkable. Yet here we are now. The New Orleans Pelicans have emerged as one of many teams showing interest in Lowry and it looks like Lonzo Ball will have a significant role to play in the Pelicans’ chase for the six-time All-Star.
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5 Realistic Trades to Give NBA Stars New Homes After the Draft

Several hours before the 2021 NBA draft started, Thursday produced plenty of fireworks for fans to enjoy. For a minute, it looked like the Los Angeles Lakers might be packaging a number of assets to land the sweet-shooting Buddy Hield. Then, they apparently swerved into a trade for Russell Westbrook.

Kyle Lowry Sweepstakes Gets New Frontrunner

After winning a title with the Toronto Raptors back in 2019, Kyle Lowry finally got the credit he deserves as one of the best point guards in the entire NBA. Due to the fact that Lowry plays in Canada, he simply hasn't received the same shine as his peers. Despite this, he has risen above the crowd and has solidified himself as a player that will most likely have his jersey retired in Toronto. In fact, he'll probably even get a statue, all things considered.
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NBA Free Agency Predictions: Robinson, Markkanen, Ball, Trent Jr.

If the 2021 NBA Draft is any indication of what is to come during NBA free agency, there is going to be a lot of movement. There was a flurry of trades during the draft. While the only deal that would be considered a blockbuster by many was the Los Angeles Lakers acquiring Russell Westbrook from the Washington Wizards, teams laid the groundwork to make moves in the coming weeks.
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Former Syracuse player Malachi Richardson signs with pro team in Italy

Syracuse, N.Y. ― Malachi Richardson, the former Syracuse University star who is currently playing for Boeheim’s Army, has signed with Italian pro team Fortitudo Bologna. Fortitudo Bologna plays in Italy’s Lega Basket Serie A as well as the Basketball Champions League. This will be Richardson’s second stint in Serie A. He was briefly with Vanoli Cremona in the 2018-19 season.

NBA Trade Rumors: Pascal Siakam Could Land With Washington Wizards

After the Raptors picked up Scottie Barnes last night, ESPN's Kendrick Perkins joked that the veteran forward's days in the city are numbered. While Perk wasn't speaking based on facts, it turns out he might actually be right. According to NBA Insider Brett Siegel, a Siakam deal is possible, and...

OKC Thunder: The hidden benefits of the Derrick Favors trade

The OKC Thunder had a very busy 24 hour period which started with the NBA draft and ended with a trade involving Derrick Favors and the Utah Jazz. While many people question the moves that Sam Presti makes, very few of them do not work out. The Thunder surprised the...