August 4, 2019, 10:33 pmKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry (left thumb surgery) will meet with doctors in the coming days and still wants to play in the upcoming FIBA World Cup.
Lowry is hoping to practice with his Team USA teammates next week, though it remains to be seen if he's cleared for activity. Despite the injury, Lowry delivered in a big way over the final two rounds of the postseason, and the fact that he's so intent on suiting up for international play means there really shouldn't be much concern about his availability for the regular season.
Source: Tim Reynolds on Twitter
August 2, 2019, 9:42 pmJordan LoydPG, Toronto Raptors
Jordan Loyd has been waived by the Raptors.
Loyd played well in the G-League last season and was named on the All-NBA G-League First Team. He has reached an agreement with Valencia Basket in Spain.
Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter
July 31, 2019, 2:05 pmJeremy LinPG, Toronto Raptors
Emiliano Carchia of Sportando reports that Jeremy Lin has turned down an offer from CSKA Moscow.
Lin is holding out for an NBA offer, and frankly there's no way that he shouldn't stick in the NBA as a third point guard making minimal money. Carchia previously reported that CSKA was making Lin their top target, so we'll see if the two sides talk again should they increase their offer or Lin find the market colder as time passes.
Source: Emiliano Carchia on Twitter
July 26, 2019, 10:58 amJeremy LinPG, Toronto Raptors
Jeremy Lin has received an offer from CSKA Moscow, who have made the free agent guard their top target according to Sportnado's Emiliano Carchia.
With free agency all but coming to a close, Jeremy Lin finds himself on the outside looking in as the best point guard still available. That fact alone may deter him from taking an overseas offer immediately, as he could be the next man up if a team ends up needing more guard depth due to an injury. If he declines the offer, CSKA Moscow's next target would be former Knick Ron Baker.
Source: Emiliano Charchia on Twitter
July 24, 2019, 9:04 pmCameron PaynePG, Toronto Raptors
Cameron Payne has officially signed a two-year deal with the Toronto Raptors.
Payne earned a spot back with an NBA team after a strong showing in Summer League. He has an uphill battle to get rotation minutes as the third PG on the Raptors' bench, however, and as a result is unlikely to hold any fantasy value.
July 23, 2019, 8:55 pmKawhi LeonardTeam, Los Angeles Clippers
Sopan Deb of The New York Times is reporting the NBA has begun an investigation centered around whether "improper inducements" were offered to players in order to circumvent the salary cap.
This follows Stephen A. Smith's reporting on Kawhi Leonard's team demands for his uncle, as well as other rumors suggesting the courtship of free agency went out of bounds in the summer of 2019. It will be interesting to see how deep this matter goes and what sort of penalties will be handed out, if any at all.
Source: Sopan Deb on Twitter
July 20, 2019, 3:09 pmOshae BrissettSG-SF, Toronto Raptors
The Raptors have signed Oshae Brissett to an Exhibit 10 contract.
Brissett, a Toronto native, went undrafted after two seasons at Syracuse and played with the Clippers at Summer League, where he averaged 6.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 0.8 steals in 17.6 minutes a night across five games. This puts Toronto's roster at 20 for the time being, so barring any further transactions the Raptors have their camp group set.
Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter
July 19, 2019, 9:24 pmRondae Hollis-JeffersonSF, Toronto Raptors
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Raptors.
Hollis-Jefferson's deal was originally reported as a minimum contract however it is now a $2.5 million contract which comes out of the Raptors' non-taxpayer mid-level. He will likely play some minutes behind Pascal Siakam, Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka. He is capable of defending multiple positions and might be able to provide some deep-league value in rebounds, steals and blocks.
Source: Jeff Siegel on Twitter
July 19, 2019, 8:02 pmMatt ThomasPG, Toronto Raptors
The Raptors have officially signed shooting guard Matt Thomas.
Thomas will join the Raptors on a three-year deal after emerging as one of Europe's top shooters with Valencia last season. The Iowa State product hit 48.5 percent of his 3-pointers last season and is at a clean 47 percent in his two seasons in Spain. He should factor into the shooting guard rotation with Danny Green gone and is someone to monitor in deeper formats for his 3-point potential.
Source: Toronto Raptors
July 19, 2019, 5:52 pmKostas AntetokounmpoPF, Dallas Mavericks
The Raptors are planning to claim Kostas Antetokounmpo off waivers, per Eurohoops' Nikos Varlas.
Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports that the Raptors were interested in adding Antetokounmpo last season, but had their plans dashed when Dallas took Antetokounmpo with the final pick in the draft. He's incredibly raw still, but has the physical build that the Raptors seem to love in their developmental projects.
Source: Nikos Varlas on Twitter
July 18, 2019, 1:59 pmRondae Hollis-JeffersonSF, Toronto Raptors
The Raptors have announced the signing of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.
Hollis-Jefferson had a tough season in Brooklyn, suffering an offseason adductor strain and then falling out of the rotation when he was ready to play. The Raptors will take a one-year flier on a player that can capably defend multiple positions while bringing great energy, and he'll fit in with the team's defensive identity. RHJ is only a year removed from being a top-100 fantasy player but it's unlikely that he holds standard-league value in a reserve role for Toronto. Deep-league managers can consider Hollis-Jefferson a late-round flier.
Source: Toronto Raptors
July 18, 2019, 12:39 pmKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry has undergone a procedure to repair the tendon in his left thumb, per Adrian Wojnarowski.
Lowry battled with either a left thumb sprain or dislocation (depending on who you believe) in the playoffs and often spoke of how he struggled to handle the ball. It didn't seem to matter too much as Lowry shot 42 percent from deep over the Eastern Conference Finals and Finals, but this procedure is far from surprising. The point guard is still hoping to be ready for Team USA training camp and the FIBA World Cup, so we are not looking at a lengthy recovery here.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
July 17, 2019, 2:06 pmDevin RobinsonSF, Toronto Raptors
The Raptors have signed Devin Robinson to an Exhibit 10 contract.
The Raptors are filling out their training camp group, and Robinson will be among a number of players fighting it out for the final spot on the roster. The Florida product has only appeared in eight NBA games in his first two seasons, and the Wizards chose not to extend him a qualifying offer for this season after he was arrested over a fight with pro football player Jalen Mills. Robinson played with the Blazers in Summer League, putting up 9.6 points and 5.0 rebounds in five games. The owner of some historic combine numbers, Robinson is yet another interesting, raw product for Toronto's development staff to work with.
Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter
July 17, 2019, 1:59 pmCameron PaynePG, Toronto Raptors
The Raptors and Cameron Payne have agreed to a two-year deal, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.
There are partial guarantees on the first season, and Payne will be looking to carve out work as the third-string point guard. This now puts the Raptors at 16 guaranteed contracts with Chris Boucher and Malcolm Miller set to join the group in the near future. Payne averaged 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.7 steals in three Summer League games with the Mavs.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
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.