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April 22, 2015 Updates

Paul Pierce says the Toronto Raptors don’t scare them because they don’t have the “it” factor. Raptors big man Amir Johnson fires back. The Wizards take Game 1, 93-86. They then take a 60-49 lead into halftime in Toronto in Game 2, and Wizards guard Bradley Beal says this: “[The Raptors] think that we’re some punks. They think that they can push around. But we’re not rolling.” For The Win

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Heard Dwane say after the game that they had a play set up out of a previous timeout, a high screen-roll they had run a possession or two before and that may not be their bread and butter go-to play (that’d be DeRozan curling off a side screen or taking a handoff from Amir Johnson on the left wing) but at least it’s something that might get the defence moving, create some sort of mismatch and get a good look. But then to hear post-game interviews with the players and listen to at least one of them (Amir) suggest that there was nothing called speaks to a missed communication that they simply can’t have. Toronto Star

March 2, 2015 Updates

Amir Johnson and DeMar DeRozan believe the Raptors will figure it out. “We’re good though,” Johnson interrupted a questioner after Saturday’s loss in New York City who was pointing out things have not gone well during this five-game losing skid. “We’re still good ... We can’t feel sorry for ourselves even though we’re losing.” Toronto Sun

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The Raptors have five ending contracts: Amir Johnson ($7 million), Landry Fields ($6.25 million), Chuck Hayes ($5.95 million), Lou Williams ($5.45 million) and Tyler Hansbrough ($3.32 million). It’s unlikely the Raptors look at anything involving Williams, but it seems that any combination of the others would get traction from Toronto’s side. The Raptors do own almost all of their future picks both in the first round and the second round, with their 2015 second going to Atlanta as the only traded pick at this point. The Raptors do have a couple of pick swap options, but for the most part they have draft picks to play with if so inclined. Basketball Insiders

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To rapper Drake, Amir Johnson is Tall Money. But to the city of Toronto, the Raptor forward is simply a man of the people. Johnson proved yet again Thursday night just how much he loves the fans who support him and his teammates, by throwing 70 of them a party at knight-themed dinner show Medieval Times. “It’s just a token of appreciation for my fans because we have the greatest fans in the world,” Johnson said before the show began, a black velvet cape trimmed with gold threads and sparkles draped around his hulking frame. “The fans are what makes our team.” Toronto Star

February 19, 2014 Updates

What's the price? A young player who can help contribute to the team right now -- especially someone who can give them some much-needed depth on their front line. They'd love to get their hands on Kevin Love. But the Wolves would want much more than Barnes. The Pistons' Greg Monroe, the Sixers' Thaddeus Young, the Cavs' Tristan Thompson, the Nuggets Kenneth Faried, the Bucks' John Henson and the Raptors' Amir Johnson all intrigue the Warriors. Whether any of those teams are willing to give up that much to acquire Barnes remains to be seen. ESPN.com

February 12, 2014 Updates

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