July 16, 2019, 8:53 amKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Josh Lewenberg of TSN is hearing that the Raptors have no intention of moving Kyle Lowry, Marc Gasol or Serge Ibaka, at least not before the season.
All three veterans are on expiring deals and Masai Ujiri will give this group an opportunity to sink or swim before choosing a path and deciding what comes next. With those three and Fred VanVleet hitting the open market next summer, the Raptors will have over $90 million coming off their books and plenty of flexibility. It’s clear that there won’t be a fire sale in Toronto anytime soon while this group has proved that it is capable of winning games even without Kawhi Leonard. Things could change quickly though and Ujiri has never been shy of pulling the trigger so the future looks murky for the veteran champions.
July 12, 2019, 9:35 pmDewan HernandezPF, Toronto Raptors
The Raptors have reached an agreement in principle to ink 59th overall pick Dewan Hernandez to a partially guaranteed rookie deal, as per Shams Charania.
Hernandez had himself a great Summer-League game on Thursday and it might have been enough to convince the top brass of his potential. He's not likely going to earn a rotational role from the get-go, so it's ok to leave him undrafted.
Source: Shams Charania
July 12, 2019, 6:07 pmLindell WiggintonPG, Toronto Raptors
Lindell Wigginton scored a game-high 26 points in Friday's 102-108 loss to the Sixers, shooting 8-of-12 from the field to go with three assists, three steals, a block and a 3-pointer.
Wigginton, a native of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, turned some heads with his performance today. He's spent some time with the Canadian national program and played two years of college ball at Iowa State. While he's unlikely to make the NBA this season, he certainly profiles as someone that the Raptors would work with in the G-League.
July 12, 2019, 6:04 pmTerence DavisG-F, Toronto Raptors
Terence Davis had another strong Summer League showing on Friday, putting up 17 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer.
Davis shot 8-of-17 from the field and has certainly looked like a unique threat in Vegas. He's going to have a chance to crack Toronto's rotation this season and is shaping up as an intriguing target in deep dynasty leagues given the long-term uncertainty of the Raptors' backcourt. The other player on the Summer League squad who will be on the team is Chris Boucher, who returned from a one-game absence (rest) to post 24 points, seven rebounds, four assists, a block and two threes.
July 12, 2019, 3:40 pmMalcolm MillerSF, Toronto Raptors
Malcolm Miller and Jordan Loyd will sit out Friday's Summer League game.
Miller will be in the mix for rotation minutes this season and has shown well in Vegas, often finding himself as one of the team's top scorers while providing some solid defense across multiple positions. Loyd is on a two-way deal and was one of the top performers in the G-League last season, and he doesn't have much left to prove at this level of competition.
Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter
July 11, 2019, 7:53 pmTerence DavisG-F, Toronto Raptors
Terence Davis made his Raptors debut in Thursday's 94-79 win over the Pacers in Summer League, putting up 16 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals, a block and four triples in 22 minutes.
Davis came off the bench and was not shy about involving himself in the game, going 6-of-16 from the field in his limited action. He was able to get a two-year contract from the Raptors after just one game in Summer League with Denver and could factor into the rotation with tons of minutes available at shooting guard and small forward. Malcolm Miller is also in that equation and put up 16 points, four threes and a block of his own. Deep-league players should be keeping an eye on the Toronto wings during camp and preseason.
July 11, 2019, 7:47 pmDewan HernandezPF, Toronto Raptors
Dewan Hernandez put up 18 points and eight rebounds in Thursday's Summer League win.
Hernandez shot 7-of-11 from the field and continues to improve over the course of Summer League. The 59th pick in this year's draft, Hernandez still hasn't signed with the Raptors but figures to be a prominent member of Raptors 905 this season. His length and athleticism certainly fit the profile of what the Raptors have been adding to the system over the last few years.
July 11, 2019, 12:25 pmStanley JohnsonSF, Toronto Raptors
The Raptors have announced the signings of Stanley Johnson and Terence Davis.
With Toronto losing its two highest-minute players at small forward and shooting guard, the door is wide open for both Johnson and Davis to make an impact. OG Anunoby and Norman Powell will take the largest share of minutes, but Johnson's defense should give him a steady role and perhaps working with Toronto's development staff can help sort his offensive game out. Deep-league players can consider him a steals specialist with the potential for some untapped upside to emerge. Davis is a great story, going undrafted and then signing a full deal after just one Summer League game. He's someone to keep tabs on in deep dynasty formats.
Source: Toronto Raptors
July 9, 2019, 11:57 pmChris BoucherPF, Toronto Raptors
Chris Boucher had a game-high 23 points in a 85-73 Summer League win over the Knicks on Tuesday, and he added seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.
Boucher has had at least 21 points in each of his three Summer League games so far, and he could force himself into the big-man rotation behind two veterans who may take a few rest days in Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka. Malcolm Miller had 19 points and eight rebounds in 28 minutes in tonight's win as well.
July 8, 2019, 10:31 pmPatrick McCawSG, Toronto Raptors
Patrick McCaw's new contract with the Raptors is for two years.
McCaw has won three NBA Championships in his three years in the league. His streak may come to an end this season, but the 23-year-old might get a little more action this season with Danny Green out of town. He would need a big jump in minutes to get on the fantasy radar, however.
Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter
July 8, 2019, 9:43 pmChris BoucherPF, Toronto Raptors
Chris Boucher double-doubled with 24 points and 12 rebounds in 34 minutes Monday in Summer Leaugue vs. the Spurs.
Boucher only saw limited minutes with Toronto this past season, but he was named G-League MVP and he's been showing that he's ready when needed. The big man hit two threes and had a blocked shot tonight as well. Jordan Loyd also had a big game with 27 points, seven assists and six steals in 31 minutes.
July 8, 2019, 2:30 pmPatrick McCawSG, Toronto Raptors
Blake Murphy of The Athletic is reporting that the Raptors have re-signed Patrick McCaw.
McCaw was a restricted free agent and should be a factor on the wings in Toronto's new-look rotation next season. He has the sort of defensive profile that the team loves and should benefit from working with the development staff. McCaw won't be a fantasy factor until he improves his offensive game, but at least he'll have a chance to do so next season. We'll update this with contract terms when they come out.
Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter
July 8, 2019, 12:32 amTerence DavisG-F, Toronto Raptors
Shams Charania is reporting that undrafted guard/forward Terence Davis has agreed to sign a two-year deal with the Raptors, with the first year being fully guaranteed.
Davis gets his full NBA contract after turning down two-way deals in June. The Raptors are rebuilding in a post-Kawhi era, so Davis might just see some reserve minutes this season.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 7, 2019, 5:30 pmRondae Hollis-JeffersonSF, Toronto Raptors
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has agreed to a one-year deal with the Raptors, per Shams Charania.
It's a nice low-risk bet for the Raptors to take, as Hollis-Jefferson fell out of favor in Brooklyn after an offseason adductor strain had him playing catch-up on a team with a very deep rotation. He's a multi-positional defender up front and will help absorb forward minutes in the second unit. There should be deep-league fantasy appeal here given the Raptors' current depth chart and their need to find potential long-term answers as their core ages. RHJ was a top-100 option in 2017-18, however, so keep an eye on how the rotation shakes out.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 7, 2019, 1:51 amChris BoucherPF, Toronto Raptors
Chris Boucher scored 21 points in Saturday's loss to the Warriors, adding 13 rebounds and a block.
Boucher has a great opportunity to carve out significant playing time backing up Marc Gasol this upcoming season. He should continue to put up similar stats during the Summer League and will most likely see a modest reduction in playing time during the regular season.