Five moments connecting Kevin Durant to the Toronto Raptors

In many different ways, Kevin Durant has been linked to the Raptors for almost a decade. With Toronto still reportedly among the serious contenders for the 12-time NBA all-star, who has requested a trade out of Brooklyn, we look at five moments connecting the Raptors franchise to Durant: A long-time affair In 2013, long before … Read more

Lowry says he tried to get Vince Carter to return to the Raptors

Imagine this, Raptors fans: Vince Carter returning to play with Toronto in the final years of his career. Kyle Lowry, another all-time Raptors great, claimed he tried to get it done. “I don’t know if anybody knew this,” Lowry said on the retired player’s podcast, “The VC Show with Vince Carter.” “But I tried to … Read more

Nick Nurse braces for challenge of handling Raptors bench

The questions will come fast and furious, and from every angle. Nick Nurse knows this, and he’s ready for the onslaught. They will be posed in an accusing manner, with a true desire to be educated and see into the mind of the Raptors coach. They will be simply a function of the current makeup … Read more

Kyle Lowry pushing through difficulties that derailed season

Kyle Lowry was relaxed and smiling and joking around and entirely in his element in a short media session at the Nick Nurse Foundation golf tournament. He was Peak Lowry — “make it a good question,” he joshed at one point. “I’m in a jacket, I want the heat,” he added later in a cool … Read more

Raptors await repercussions as Durant, Mitchell seek new homes

This is usually the time the NBA catches its collective breath with the majority of the significant free agents signed, the summer leagues all done and teams pretty well set on the idea of ​​who they’ll invite to training camps in September. It’s generally a time to relax, to vacation, to settle down a bit, … Read more

Trade demands, Summer League stardom and where the Raptors are in Ye Olde Mailbag

It took a bit longer than usual to type this, but it was worth it. A very solid Ye Olde Mailbag this week. Q: Doug, It’s a long season and for players it can be a long journey to make the big leagues. Do you agree that the sporting gods prepare (at least) two “curses” … Read more

The Raptors’ Pascal Siakam will leave the NBA draft to his bosses

The idea that a team’s best players should be involved or consulted on any major transaction is nice and it’s brought up all the time. Just don’t try it with Pascal Siakam. With the Raptors about to make their first major move of their off-season — they are scheduled to make the 33rd selection in … Read more

Raptors work out Canadians Nembhard, Houstan ahead of NBA draft

It is so much more than pure skill that will allow Andrew Nembhard to reach his goal of making it to the NBA. Sure, his shooting and passing and defending will catch the eye of some general manager who plucks him from the long list of candidates in the draft later this month. But his … Read more

Five Canadians are NBA bound. The Raptors might be players

One of the great truisms of the NBA draft process is that if a player is good, teams and scouts are going to find them. And if proof was ever needed of that, all it takes is a look at a handful of Canadians who are deep into the weeding-out process that teams hope will … Read more