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Report: Patterson preparing to earn starting PF spot

The Toronto Raptors starting power forward position is open for competition with Amir Johnson's departure via free agency to the Boston Celtics. Patrick Patterson may have the inside track to winning that spot.

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Can Raptors' Wright find niche?

Kevin Pelton writes that Delon Wright, 23, possesses poise and terrific skills yet might struggle to take playing time from Toronto's other point guards. Most effective NBA rookies (Insider)

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Pelton: Projecting the most effective rookies

Frank Kaminsky and Delon Wright might not turn out to be the best players from this draft class, but they project to be among the most ready to make an immediate impact this season.

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Report: Biyombo pumped about being a Raptor

Free agent big man Bismack Biyombo was signed by the Toronto Raptors on July 18 to bring a defensive presence off the bench at either the power forward or center positions.

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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

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Report: Valanciunas will determine how much he plays

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.

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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)

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London to host Magic-Raptors game in January

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.

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)

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Report: Vegas a building block for Caboclo

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.

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All-NBA Vegas league first team

  • Spurs' Kyle Anderson (MVP)
  • Pelicans' Seth Curry
  • Bulls' Doug McDermott
  • Raptors' Norman Powell
  • Suns' T.J. Warren

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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)

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game104.04th
Rebounds Per Game41.526th
Assists Per Game20.722nd
Points Allowed100.919th

Team History

YearWLPCT
2014-154933.597
2013-144834.585
2012-133448.414
2011-122343.348
2010-112260.268