Raptors’ Lowry stays mum on DeRozan, Leonard

Kyle Lowry was not surprised to be asked about DeMar DeRozan. However, he chose to not respond to those questions with answers. Speaking at the USA Basketball camp in Las Vegas, Lowry, whose friend and backcourt mate in Toronto, DeRozan, was traded to the San Antonio Spurs in a deal that landed Kawhi Leonard and […]

DeRozan on trade: ‘I wasn’t treated with what I sacrificed for nine years’

The newest member of the San Antonio Spurs, DeMar DeRozan, made his first public comments Tuesday since he was traded by the Toronto Raptors for Kawhi Leonard. Per multiple reports, Raptors president Masai Ujiri told DeRozan in Las Vegas during summer league that he wasn’t going to trade him. DeRozan was very upset by the trade and is not […]

Raptors’ Leonard won’t attend USA Basketball minicamp

Toronto Raptors small forward Kawhi Leonard will not attend USA Basketball minicamp in Las Vegas this week, according to a report from Chris Haynes of ESPN. Leonard was going to participate in the Team USA camp to show teams interested in trading for him that he’s healthy. The two-time Defensive Player of the Year missed most of […]

Leonard passes physical with Raptors, deal official

As if there was any going back now, the Kawhi Leonard-for-DeMar DeRozan deal is now official, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN. Kawhi Leonard has passed his physical with the Raptors, according to sources. The trade is now official. — Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 25, 2018 The trade involving the two All-Stars, which included Danny […]

Jordan Brand won’t re-sign Leonard

Kawhi Leonard has been a Jordan Brand endorser since coming into the league, but the company is going to let Leonard walk when his contract expires later this year, according to a report from Nick DePaula of ESPN. Extension talks between Leonard and Jordan Brand stalled earlier this year after Leonard turned down a four-year, $22 […]

Report: Raptors motivated to shed salary via trade

Several opposing executives believe the Toronto Raptors are motivated to shed salary via trade following the Kawhi Leonard deal, according to ESPN reporter Ian Begley. The Raptors are not sold on the Serge Ibaka–Jonas Valanciunas pairing and will listen to trade offers for both players this offseason, according to a report from TSN.ca. Toronto is on track to […]

Leonard took physical with Raptors Saturday

Kawhi Leonard took his physical with the Toronto Raptors this past Saturday (July 21), according to ESPN reporter Chris Haynes. The Raptors, who were already a close-to-the-chest organization, are going to be especially cautious in keeping Leonard’s medical info private, knowing how much he values trust and what happened in San Antonio when he felt […]

Undetermined if Leonard will practice at USA Basketball camp

Toronto Raptors small forward Kawhi Leonard is expected to be in Las Vegas for this week’s USA Basketball camp, but it is unknown if he will participate in practices, according to a report from Josh Lewenberg of TSN.ca. San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is the coach of Team USA. DeMar DeRozan will be at the camp, as well […]

Source predicts Leonard will ‘fall in love with Toronto’

When the trade between the San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors became official, some around the league were predicting Kawhi Leonard wouldn’t even show up to Toronto because of his reluctance to play for the team. That didn’t end up being the case, as Leonard posed for a picture with Raptors president Masai Ujiri and even cracked a smile. […]

Vecsey: Spurs, Raptors made best of tough situation

NEW YORK — Scrutinizing the Kings-Grizzlies’ swap of Garrett Temple for Ben McLemore regrettably must wait, as will the dissecting of the Spurs’ signing of Dante Cunningham. A trade went down this week that was so extraordinary, not so much because of the endowed humans trafficked, but more so that both principals involved felt fucked. Throw-in a pissed off Danny Green as […]

Raptors sign Brown, Boucher to deals

The Toronto Raptors have signed guard Lorenzo Brown and forward Chris Boucher, according to the team. .@Raptors announced Friday they have signed guard Lorenzo Brown and forward Chris Boucher (boo-SHAY). #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/VHMRaJG0gf — RaptorsMR (@RaptorsMR) July 20, 2018 The 6-foot-5, 189-pound Brown signed a two-way deal with the Raptors last July. Playing for the G […]

Raptors’ Ujiri apologizes to DeRozan for ‘gap of miscommunication’

Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri spoke to reporters Friday addressing the Kawhi Leonard trade and apologized to DeMar DeRozan. Per multiple reports, Ujiri told DeRozan in Las Vegas during summer league that he wasn’t going to trade him. DeRozan was very upset by the trade and is not backing off his claim that he was lied to. […]

Ujiri knew Leonard didn’t want to play for Raptors

Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri was made aware of Kawhi Leonard‘s reluctance to play for the team before pulling the trigger on the trade with the San Antonio Spurs, according to a report from Josh Lewenberg of TSN.ca. Ujiri made the deal anyway, as now that LeBron James is in the West, Toronto feels it has a great […]

Raptors confident Leonard will take and pass physical

The Toronto Raptors are confident Kawhi Leonard will take and pass his physical with the club, according to Josh Lewenberg of TSN.ca. The Raptors have been in contact with Leonard and his camp since the trade with the San Antonio Spurs became official and talks have been positive so far. Perhaps the tone of this tweet […]