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

Toronto pickup basketball game reflects growth of the sport

Basketball has been a part of Trevor Lui’s life for as long as he remembers. Growing up in downtown Toronto with immigrant parents from Hong Kong in the 1980s, Lui spent his Sundays watching the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics on TV with his grandfather. He started playing organized basketball in Grade 9 and … 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 ready for 33rd pick in NBA draft

TORONTO – Settling into his seat on the podium at the Toronto Raptors’ pre-draft media availability Tuesday, general manager Bobby Webster couldn’t help but open with a quip. “It’s not like having the No. 4 pick is it?” he said with a smile. Unlike last year when the Raptors hit a home run by taking … 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

Would the Raptors be interested in Rudy Gobert? Nah. Here’s why

The Raptors are coming off a 48-win regular season that was perhaps better than they expected and included improvement up and down the roster. They have a core group that vice-chair Masai Ujiri is unequivocally impressed with, one that he very publicly wants to keep intact. It includes the NBA rookie of the year, young … Read more

Looking back at each Toronto Raptor and what’s ahead for them

As we send them off into the summer to work on their bodies and their games, a look back — and ahead to next year — for the Raptors who were on the roster when the season ended. STARTERS Fred VanVleet Status Signed through 2023-24. Eligible for a four-year extension this summer. Season Great first … Read more