Raptors: Alex Antetokounmpo, Josh Hall to sign Exhibit 10 contracts

Raptors: Alex Antetokounmpo, Josh Hall to sign Exhibit 10 contracts

The Toronto Raptors are still in the process of filling out their NBA roster, but that doesn’t mean they are forsaking Raptors 905. In order to get Patrick Mutombo some new talent in his ranks, the front office is rolling the dice on a virtual unknown in Alex Antetokounmpo and a former top recruit in […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Grading Scottie Barnes’ preseason debut

Toronto Raptors: Grading Scottie Barnes’ preseason debut

If any Toronto Raptors fans still had doubts or misgivings over the addition of Scottie Barnes, the sensational young forward did everything he can to quiet the naysayers with a sublime performance against the Philadelphia 76ers in Toronto’s preseason opener. Coming out of college from Florida State as the ACC freshman and the Sixth Man […]
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Author: Sai Pirapakaran / Raptors HQ

Raptors should be praised for their commitment to getting vaccinated

Raptors should be praised for their commitment to getting vaccinated

The NBA is still trying to get their vaccination rate as high as possible, as some marquee players on contending teams have been very vocal in their decision not to inoculate themselves despite every contrarian argument they can present being easily swatted down. The Toronto Raptors, luckily, do not have this problem. The Raptors were […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Maple Leafs announce training camp roster

Following an abbreviated offseason that was still longer than the Leafs and their fans had hoped for, the team signaled the opening of their 2021 training camp on Wednesday morning with the unveiling of their camp roster.

Camp crew
Here’s our roster for Training Camp Fuelled by @GatoradeCanada. ⁰#LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/PpJc8VaNh6
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) September 22, 2021

The group includes 28 forwards, including new additions Nick Ritchie, David Kampf, Michael Bunting, and Ondrej Kase, as well as Josh Ho-Sang and Nikita Gusev who are attending camp on professional try out agreements in hopes of securing NHL contracts. Mikhail Abramov is set to begin his first professional season and will look to build off of a strong showing at the Traverse City Prospects Tournament where he, Nicholas Robertson, and Semyon Der-Arguchintsev were Toronto’s best players. With so many bodies up front, it will be difficult for the young guys to earn a spot on the opening night roster but Robertson could force a difficult decision for the Leafs’ brass if he continues his dominant play from the prospect tournament.

Dubas on Robertson: “I have no pre-conceived notion” on where Robertson plays this season. That left side, as Dubas notes, is …

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Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation

It looks like Julian Merryweather will be joining the Blue Jays soon

The good times keep rolling!

As we’re all still riding high from this weekend’s sweep of Oakland, news has come out that Julian Merryweather is with the team in Toronto. There’s no word yet on what’s happening or if he’s been activated, but that’s obviously a good sign.

Julian Merryweather just walked onto the field so safe to say he’s up with the #BlueJays
— Kaitlyn McGrath (@kaitlyncmcgrath) September 6, 2021

Merryweather has had a pair of appearances for the Bisons during his rehab assignment. On Friday, he tossed a scoreless frame, and then on Sunday, he got tagged for a couple of earned runs while recording just one out. Given the fact he pitched yesterday, you’d assume he won’t be activated for Monday’s matinee game with the Yankees.
Getting Merryweather and Nate Pearson back around the same time is a huge win for the Blue Jays bullpen. Jordan Romano has pitched a lot and looks gassed and the same goes for Trevor Richards and Adam Cimber. There aren’t many consistent options back there right now, so let’s hope either, or, ideally, both of Merryweather and Pearson can be difference makers …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

Toronto Raptors: Top 10 No. 46 and 47 overall picks in NBA Draft history

Toronto Raptors: Top 10 No. 46 and 47 overall picks in NBA Draft history

The Toronto Raptors are still in the middle of celebrating their stroke of good fortune, as the team with the seventh-best odds to earn the top selection in the 2021 NBA Draft managed to secure the No. 4 pick in this class. However, that isn’t the only piece of draft capital the team will have […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors must be weary of paying Andre Drummond in offseason

Toronto Raptors must be weary of paying Andre Drummond in offseason

The Toronto Raptors are still in the process of looking for a new starting center, and that has only forced the rumors surrounding Andre Drummond to get an ever-so-slight second wind, especially considering that there rumors that Toronto was in on the former Cleveland Cavaliers center during buyout talks. Drummond has led the league in […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: 1 advanced stat that proves Evan Mobley will be a star in the NBA

Raptors: 1 advanced stat that proves Evan Mobley will be a star in the NBA

The Toronto Raptors are still mulling over the options with regards to the best course of action with the No. 4 overall pick. As unlikely as it may be, the ideal scenario would be star USC center Evan Mobley slipping a bit and ending up in Toronto’s clutches given his potential to be a star on […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Insiders’ Jalen Green take hints he might not last until No. 4

Raptors: Insiders’ Jalen Green take hints he might not last until No. 4

The Toronto Raptors are still in the process of sizing up the three most likely candidates they could use the No. 4 selection in the 2021 NBA Draft on, and G League guard Jalen Green is looking like an increasingly attractive option if the Raptors want to take someone with the highest offensive ceiling. USC’s […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Ranking best free agent destinations for Kyle Lowry

Toronto Raptors: Ranking best free agent destinations for Kyle Lowry

The Toronto Raptors are still doing everything in their power to retain Kyle Lowry, as the franchise legend appears ready to test the free agent market after several playoff teams missed out on the opportunity to trade for him. Lowry, who averaged 17.2 points and 7.3 assists per game this year, has already laid out […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ