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April 7, 2015 Updates

Zach Lowe: On my potential free agent steals list today. RT @JMcDonald_SAEN: Pop says CoJo has "played his ass off" and has "earned the time." Ryan Wolstat: @ZachLowe_NBA @JMcDonald_SAEN Expect Cleveland and Toronto to take long looks … Twitter @WolstatSun

April 3, 2015 Updates

The fans of the Raptors appeared to be coming to grips with his larger impact on their country by the time Carter made his latest return to Toronto in November. A sentimental and rousing video of Carter's seven seasons as a Raptor was shown during a first-quarter timeout. The boos of previous years gave way to a standing ovation. He was crying. "That's something that was not talked about at the time," said Carter of his unexpected influence on Canadian basketball. "We weren't saying get us here because of 10 years later, this is what's going to become of it. Nobody imagined that. I was glad I could have an impact, to be a part of that. But I had no idea. No idea." "Ladies and gentlemen," the announcement was made that November night at the Air Canada Centre, "would you please welcome back Vince Carter." NBA.com

March 31, 2015 Updates
March 30, 2015 Updates

“The first six months when I entered to Maryland I couldn’t take regular classes,” says Vasquez, who played prep school basketball after coming from Venezuela. “There’s 35,000 students going to Maryland, and I was taking English as a second language with three or four other guys — they were from the Middle East, Asian, and there was me. Every time I went back to the locker room my teammates were like, ‘I was in this class, and there were 100 people in this class, and this pretty girl,’ and that, and I was like, in class with three or four guys, and I was frustrated. For a second I thought about playing overseas.” Toronto Star

“The Duke fans, being very clever, they prepared things to say in Spanish to Greivis, and they had sheets so the kids who didn’t speak Spanish could say the same thing,” says Williams. “So at the end of one game, we win the game, and the one that sealed it, Greivis makes one of his crazy drives with about 40 seconds left, puts us up eight. Toronto Star

March 28, 2015 Updates
March 27, 2015 Updates

Greivis Vasquez: I’m pleased to announce the launching of my new website www.greivisvasquez.com. I’m very excited to show all my fans what I’ve been working on and how hard work can pay off. Starting tomorrow March 28th, at 10am you can buy my new Under Armour ClutchFit Drive LowEndFragment dubbed the “North Six” on my website. For all my fans in Toronto who can make it out in person, you can buy my shoe at the Footlocker on 247 Yonge St - Dundas Square. I’ll be autographing all the shoes that will purchased from this store from 1pm - 3pm. Hope to see you all there. #TeamVasquez Instagram

March 25, 2015 Updates

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

Josh Lewenberg: Lowry has already been ruled out for tonight's game vs CHI. No surprise there. Wouldn't expect to see him again in March, at the minimum Twitter @JLew1050

March 22, 2015 Updates

Jackson is considering bringing Bargnani back next season if he can get a one-year deal at a good price. There have been scouts at recent Knicks games evaluating their free-agent talent, and Bargnani is being scrutinized. One team to exclude is Toronto. President Masai Ujiri shipped Bargnani to the Knicks days before the 2013 draft for a collection of draft picks and the Raptors’ benefit was addition by subtraction. New York Post

What isn’t as clear: What does Wiggins want going forward? He left at least one hint at the ACC that he wouldn’t mind returning one day as a Raptor. He said it privately, not publicly. But he said it. One side of the story that hasn’t been well-explained: His parents, Mitchell and Marita, have moved from their Vaughan residence to Minnesota. It’s not uncommon for parents of teenage phenoms to want to remain in close proximity to their children. The parents’ move doesn’t indicate that Wiggins will play long-term with the Timberwolves. This is only Wiggins’ rookie year in the NBA. This situation — and a possible return home in the future — will continue to be discussed, officially and unofficially, over the next several years. Toronto Sun

March 21, 2015 Updates
March 19, 2015 Updates

The Minnesota Timberwolves duo are playing their first game in Canada as NBA teammates on Wednesday against the Toronto Raptors as part of Canada Basketball night. Before the game, they posed for a picture with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Alas, in an embarrasing gaffe, the PMO's official Twitter tagged Bennett — whose Twitter handle is the really confusing @anthonybennett, not even an underscore — but identified him Kyle Lowry, the Raptors point guard, who is from Philadelphia. Yahoo! Sports


Nasty break-up and all, Air Canada is the best thing that ever happened to the Toronto Raptors.


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