Amir Johnson got creative while choosing his new jersey number in Boston.
Jonas Valanciunas @jvalanciunas
Yesterday I had the privilege of meeting with the Lithuanian Special Olympians and their coaches. They are in Los Angeles for the Special Olympics World Games and have won more medals here than I ever have. I am extremely proud of these athletes that are representing Lithuania so well on the international stage. Good luck with the rest of your events! @specialolympics #la2015 #reachupla
Raptors In The Midst Of A Decline
After starting 24-8 last season, Toronto played .500 ball the rest of the way. With a planned transition to a new defensive identity this year, J.A. Adande expects the Raptors to continue to slide. 5-on-5: Biggest fallers
The Toronto Raptors hired Jerry Stackhouse, Rex Kalamian and Andy Greer as assistant coaches Wednesday, completing Dwayne Casey's staff.
Jonas Valanciunas @jvalanciunas
Thank you to NBA legend Jack Sikma for taking time to work with me over the last month on my game
Jonas Valanciunas has started 161 games over the last two years, however often times he finds himself on the bench during the fourth quarters. The decision was made by head coach Dwane Casey as he needs more production late in games.
Batum eyeing Toronto next season?
Playing north of the border reportedly appeals to Nicolas Batum's international roots (France). An unrestricted free agent in 2016, Batum could be enticed to stay with the Hornets on a five-year deal. NBA rumors roundup
Valanciunas finally Reaching Potential?
Jonas Valanciunas finally looked like a No. 5 overall pick last season, posting 16.5 points and 11.9 rebounds per game. If the center can make any progress defensively, he could be in for a massive payday next offseason. Under-the-radar '16 FAs (Insider)
Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey is excited about the flexibility his lineup should have next season.
Toronto will enter training camp with a roster full of competition.
The Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors will play at O2 Arena in London on Jan. 14 -- the sixth NBA regular-season game to be held in the British capital.
The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to a contract with free-agent power forward, and former North Carolina Tar Heel, Tyler Hansbrough.
Pelton: Raptors Focused On Defense
The Raptors shed defensive liabilities Lou Williams and Greivis Vasquez, and basically added only plus defenders to their roster this offseason. Toronto is hoping to return to its 2013-14 form, when the Raptors were a top-10 defense. Eastern Conference grades (Insider)
The Toronto Raptors have signed forward Ronald Roberts to a multiyear contract.
The 2015 Las Vegas Summer League has concluded and young forward Bruno Caboclo showed Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri that he has improved since last year when he was the 20th pick in the 2014 NBA draft.
All-NBA Vegas league first team
- Spurs' Kyle Anderson (MVP)
- Pelicans' Seth Curry
- Bulls' Doug McDermott
- Raptors' Norman Powell
- Suns' T.J. Warren
Toronto Raptors center Bismack Biyombo will play for Team Africa in the NBA's first-ever exhibition game in the country next month.
Powell showed offensive ability in Vegas
Norman Powell was touted as a defensive specialist, but he averaged 18.3 points per game in Las Vegas. Kevin Arnovitz names him the best rookie performer this week. 5-on-5: Las Vegas summer league
Was Signing Biyombo A Terrific Move?
According to Bradford Doolittle, signing Bismack Biyombo was one of the unsung terrific moves of the summer. He has the potential to be a big producer down the road for the Raptors. Doolittle: Ranking young cores (Insider)
Who has been the top rookie and vet at Vegas Summer League? What has been the biggest surprise? Our 5-on-5 panel weighs in.
Raptors finish flat in Vegas
The Toronto Raptors earned the top seed in Vegas' tournament phase but closed with two losses, including Friday's 72-64 defeat to the Portland Trail Blazers. The Raptors allowed the final 11 points and hit only 3-of-23 3-pointers.
The Toronto Raptors have signed Bismack Biyombo, a free agent who played last season with the Charlotte Hornets.
Raptors sign Bismack Biyombo
Biyombo played his first 4 seasons with the Hornets. He's known as a defensive specialist -- his 1.7 BPG last year ranked 17th in the NBA -- with a raw offensive game. Biyombo joins DeMarre Carroll and Corey Joseph as notable Toronto offseason signings.
Powell among best rookies in Vegas
Though first-rounder Dorell Wright wasn't bad, Toronto's second-round pick, Norman Powell, was one of the best rookies in summer league play. Known primarily for his defending, Powell lit up the scoreboard and also threw down a number of highlight-reel dunks. Pelton: Best of summer league (Insider)
Bruno Caboclo is now one year from being two years away, and the Raptors are putting in a more effort than ever to bring him up to speed.