September 18, 2018, 2:45 pmEric Moreland - F/C - Toronto Raptors
The Raptors and Eric Moreland have agreed to a one-year, partially guaranteed contract.
Moreland was Detroit's backup center last season, playing in a career-high 67 games and averaging 4.1 points and 0.8 blocks in 12.0 mpg. He'll be Toronto's third center, though he might end up being fourth in terms of actual playing time at the position if he makes the final roster. It's an uphill battle but his rebounding would give the team a different dynamic in a pinch. Raptors writer Blake Murphy is reporting that it's an Exhibit 10 deal.
Source: Michael Scotto on Twitter
September 17, 2018, 2:57 pmLucas Nogueira - C - Toronto Raptors
Lucas Nogueira has signed with Fuenlabrada in Spain, according to Javier Maestro of Encestando.
"Bebe" never quite lived up to the hype after being selected 16th overall in the 2013, but it is still surprising that he did not get a better offer than going overseas. He can still make an impact defensively and is a decent passer as a center. At just 26 years old, it'd be surprising if this is the last we see of Nogueira.
Source: Javier Maestro on Encestando.es
September 15, 2018, 3:00 pmKawhi Leonard - F - Toronto Raptors
According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, the Clippers are the top ranked offseason destination for Kawhi, with the Raptors being second and the Lakers third.
The media fanfare that comes with being a Laker may be why they are ranked third. Nonetheless, all three teams will surely be doing whatever it takes to convince Kawhi to sign with them next offseason with the Raptors having a big head-start.
Source: NBC Sports
September 11, 2018, 4:13 pmKyle Collinsworth - G - Toronto Raptors
The Raptors have signed Kyle Collinsworth to a partially guaranteed contract.
Collinsworth played with the Mavs last season and got a decent amount of playing time down the stretch given their injury woes. The partial guarantee suggests that this is an Exhibit 10 deal, which would give the Raptors the chance to convert this into a two-way eventually. With 18 players on the camp roster and three quality point guards already in the fold, Collinsworth is facing an uphill battle to make the Toronto roster.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
June 10, 2018, 2:52 pmToronto Raptors - Team - Toronto Raptors
Spurs assistant coach Ettore Messina had a second interview with Toronto last week and it is believed that the Raptors have narrowed their coaching decision down to two main candidates: Nick Nurse and Messina, with the decision set to come within the next two weeks.
Getting a guy from the Spurs organization, especially one that Gregg Popovich trusts a lot, can only mean good things for Toronto. On the flip side, Nurse is already familiar with the organization and its players so he won't have to get caught up to speed as much as Messina. It all comes down to whether or not the Raptors want to promote one of the guys they already had sitting under Dwane Casey or bring in someone entirely new.
Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter
April 26, 2018, 4:42 pmFred VanVleet - PG - Toronto Raptors
Fred VanVleet has officially been listed as questionable for Friday's Game 6 with his shoulder injury.
This does not come as a surprise since Dwayne Casey called VanVleet day-to-day Thursday morning. We would expect VanVleet to closer to doubtful realistically as he was still dealing with pain Thursday. The Raptors could use VanVleet for an offensive boost in Game 6 as they have struggled on the road in this series. Expect updates on his status Friday morning and afternoon.
Source: Raptors Game Notes
April 25, 2018, 10:23 pmSerge Ibaka - PF/C - Toronto Raptors
Serge Ibaka was invisible on Wednesday with just three points and two rebounds.
Ibaka finally matched his Game 1 output of 23 points. Unfortunately for him, those 23 points have come across the last four games combined. He really hasn't been a consistently productive player or a couple seasons now and if the Raptors are counting on him to be great, they have bigger problems.