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56-26, 1st in Atlantic
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1dTim MacMahon

Source: DeRozan focused on new Raptors deal

DeMar DeRozan, arguably the top shooting guard who could hit the free-agent market, is focused on re-signing with the Raptors, a source said.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: DeMar DeRozan will focus on getting a deal done to return to the Raptors as free agency opens. No plans to meet with other teams barring the unforeseen development of talks breaking down the Toronto.

Raptors' final draft grade: B-

The Raptors played it safe with Jakob Poeltl and Pascal Siakam, but Chad Ford wonders if they missed an opportunity to swing for the fences for higher upside. Draft grades (Insider)

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NBA stars who will be going for gold

Ten of the league's biggest names have decided to compete for Team USA in the 2016 Olympics in Rio under coach Mike Krzyzewski .

Siakam a very raw player for Raptors (1:12)

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Pascal Siakam, picked 27th by the Raptors, is the first player drafted out of New Mexico State since Randy Brown in 1991. The last NMSU player drafted in the top 30 was Sam Lacey, who went 5th overall in 1970.

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What you need to know about Siakam

"His rebounding ability is elite. He plays hard and is both a great athlete and physical. He's old for his class and his basketball IQ can be a little low." -- NBA Insider Chad Ford. Stats, analysis, projections on Siakam

Chad Ford ESPN Senior Writer 

The Raptors select New Mexico's Pascal Siakam with the No. 27 pick. Clearly that Skal info to the Raptors was a smoke screen. Like Siakam. He's bouncy. Plays hard. Good shot blocker. A bit raw. But has the toughness Masai Ujiri likes.

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Poeltl on being drafted by Raptors at No. 9

Raptors F Jakob Poeltl tells P.J. Carlesimo, Marc Kestecher and Ryen Russillo about being taken by Toronto with the No. 9 pick in the NBA draft, how his game has developed and more.

Poeltl not a good fit for new NBA (1:04)

Alok Pattani ESPN Analytics 

The Raptors may have gotten the safest player in the draft. Jakob Poeltl may not have the upside of other top prospects, but he has the lowest bust chance (16%) of any player in the last 5 draft classes, according to our projections.

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What you need to know about Jakob Poeltl

"Poeltl is the best center prospect in the draft. ... He's very skilled, but his lack of strength and questions about his ability to stretch the floor limit teams' enthusiasm." -- NBA Insider Chad Ford. Stats, analysis, projections on Poeltl

Chad Ford ESPN Senior Writer 

The Raptors select Utah C Jakob Poeltl at No. 9. Bit surprised Masai went conventional here. The thinking a few hours before the draft was Skal Labissiere here. Totally opposite ends of the spectrum. Skal all upside. Poeltl one of the safest picks in the draft, but not huge upside.

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LeBron says no to Olympics; Melo, others a go

LeBron James made it official Thursday, saying he will not play in this summer's Olympics. Carmelo Anthony, DeAndre Jordan, Jimmy Butler and Klay Thompson are among the players who will play.

With the No. 9 pick in the 2016 NBA draft

The Toronto Raptors select Jakob Poeltl of Utah. Live on ESPN & WatchESPN

Chad Ford ESPN Senior Writer 

Hearing strong rumblings that Raptors GM Masai Ujiri willing to gamble on UK's Skal Labissiere at 9 if none of top 8 players in draft fall.

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3dChad Ford

Ford's Mock Draft 10.3: Latest picks, trade talk

The NBA draft is live now (ESPN & WatchESPN), and trade talk is picking up. Chad Ford dishes his latest intel on how the draft will go and which teams will make deals.

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Ford: Sabonis' ceiling someone like Millsap

ESPN's Chad Ford writes that Domantas Sabonis' old-school power forward play is reminiscent of Paul Millsap. But questions about if his style of play will work in the NBA make his basement someone like Luis Scola. Big Board 10.0 (Insider)

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Ford's latest top 10

ESPN's Chad Ford still has Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram as the No. 1 and No. 2 picks respectively. He now has Kris Dunn going No. 3 to the Celtics, with Jamal Murray to the Wolves and Jaylen Brown to the Pelicans.

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.714th
Rebounds Per Game43.416th
Assists Per Game18.729th
Points Allowed98.23rd

Team History