HoopsHype Toronto Raptors Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: September 16, 2014 | 12:00 PM - Twitters - Rumors - Roster - Salaries

Eric Koreen

The always level-headed @John Schuhmann takes a look at the Raptors off-season: nba.com/reportcard/off…

Doug Smith

#raptors blog: Forget the Mad Ants, the Raptors need their own D League team on.thestar.com/1ybgOHK

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors will be one of 13 NBA teams affiliated with the D-League's Fort Wayne Mad Ants, which has to be the worst team name in all of sports

Eric Smith

The #Raptors have announced their 2014/15 D-league affiliation with the #madAnts of Fort Wayne. #rtz

Eric Koreen

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants will be affiliate for 13 NBA teams, including Raptors. Just a 6.5 hour drive to go see Bruno!

Doug Smith

#raptors blog: A solution to a world basketball problem is going to be hard to find on.thestar.com/1wvIZQ8

Doug Smith

#raptors blog: All we got from the weekend mail on.thestar.com/1sQ3c0c

Paul Jones

#Raptors @JValanciunas looking good at #FIBAWorldCup2014 a beast in the low hole and running with a smoother gait #rtz

Nikos Varlas

16 points for @JValanciunas ! Raptors fans get ready! The Lithuanian boy is flying!

Payal Doshi

The rain shouldn’t stop you from coming to @ShopSTC for the #NBANation tour presented by @SamsungCanada where Raptors alum @Morris Peterson will be

Eric Koreen

I'm going on @SiriusXMNBA at 2:30 ET to talk Raptors, Masai and, who knows, maybe Ford Bros.

Payal Doshi

Coach Casey says he is anxious for the season to start. Are you? #raptors #NewSeasonSameGoal

Doug Smith

#raptors blog: Horses and hoops and a waning interest in the NFL on.thestar.com/1xT8496

Steve Popper

In a sports world filled with problems, this is an indication of the man that Raptors GM Masai Ujiri is - class: theglobeandmail.com/sports/basketb…

Kurt Helin

Raptors GM Masai Ujiri with thoughtful comments on Danny Ferry, being African dlvr.it/6tMMkQ

Michael Grange

Excellent Op-ed in Globe and Mail by Raptors Masai Ujiri on Danny Ferry's comments: theglobeandmail.com/sports/basketb…

Ryan Wolstat

Sure, you tend to lose a lot on D when you become primary scorer, happened with McGrady after leaving Raptors, but stands out with Harden

Josh Lewenberg

A thoughtful & well-articulated perspective on a messy situation MT @cathalkelly Raptors Masai Ujiri on Danny Ferry m.theglobeandmail.com/sports/basketb…

Ira Winderman

Raptors General Manager Masai Ujiri on Denny Ferry, Luol Deng and Africa. Worth the time and the message. m.theglobeandmail.com/sports/basketb…

Ryan Wolstat

Masai weighs in RT @cathalkelly: Raptors GM Masai Ujiri on Danny Ferry: 'We must measure his heart.': m.theglobeandmail.com/sports/basketb…

Jon Krawczynski

Powerful RT @cathalkelly: Raptors GM Masai Ujiri on Danny Ferry: 'We must measure his heart.': m.theglobeandmail.com/sports/basketb…

Paul Jones

Next up at Gatorade Training Ctr is @Toronto Raptors Dir of Sports Science Alex McKechnie then head coach Dwane Casey #GatoradeBasketball #rtz

Ryan Wolstat

Correction on single-game Raptors tickets, they go on sale tomorrow. The info I got was for a pre-sale only

Ryan Wolstat

For those wondering about Raptors single-game tickets, pre-sale just went live at Ticketmaster

Doug Smith

#raptors blog: A glorious era ends and basketball globally is worse off on.thestar.com/1srAHWx

Doug Smith

#raptors blog: No tripping hazard on baseline of new Raptors court on.thestar.com/WId2nZ

Eric Koreen

Also, via Woj, Billups is kind of responsible for the current state of the Raptors: sports.yahoo.com/news/how-kyle-…

Eric Koreen

Farewell to Chauncey Billups, the only player to ever win a Finals MVP AFTER playing for the Raptors. A wonderful player.

Sean Highkin

The new Raptors and Hawks courts (10 and 9 on @Zach Lowe rankings) are terrific. grantland.com/features/nba-c…

Chris Mannix

Lithuania--and Raptors--center Jonas Valanciunas will be a good test of where the U.S. is on the inside. Not a scorer, but a beast on boards

Chuck Swirsky

Uros Slokar 2nd rd pick 2005 by Raptors played one year in Toronto. Very, very intelligent person.Would bring engineering books on flights.

Eric Koreen

Think the new Raptors court looks a whole lot sharper, my reservations about #WeTheNorth notwithstanding.

Josh Lewenberg

Digging the changes to Raptors court: "We the North" on sideline, failed 3D experiment removed from baseline. Co-sign grantland.com/features/nba-c…

Trey Kerby

New Raptors and Hawks floors are dope. Strong upgrades.

Eric Koreen

Now on NBA TV Canada: OKC at Raptors, March 2014. What could go wrong?

Josh Lewenberg

So, Lithuania & Valanciunas get by Turkey to set up a likely meeting with Raptors teammate DeMar DeRozan & Team USA in the semis Thurs

Josh Lewenberg

Valanciunas has been an animal on the boards today (12 rebounds in 23 mins), an area in which the Raptors expect him to excel this season

Eric Koreen

BTW, Raptors fans who are at home for some reason a Tuesday morning: JV and Lithuania playing Turkey on NBA TV Canada right now.

Doug Smith

#raptors blog: The man in charge must go for the Ray Rice debacle on.thestar.com/1p2rRZt

Ryan Wolstat

So, the Raptors do not have a deal with Rochester and 13 NBA teams are without a D-League affiliate right now, according to team.

Eric Koreen

If the Raptors DO end up with a D-League team in Rochester, I'm going to have to insist on them re-starting that ferry they had.

Eric Koreen

Furthermore, for obvious reasons, the Raptors want to have their own D-League team at some point. Might be easier to base it in States.

Mark Followill

From @Tim MacMahon: Mavs have agreement to sign 30-yr old Charlie Villanueva. No guaranteed $. 9 yrs in NBA w/ Raptors, Bucks & Pistons.

Ryan Wolstat

For those curious about Fields, the Raptors chose not to stretch him and the window closed Aug. 31.

Ryan Wolstat

Given roster needs, Stiemsma probably makes the most sense as the guy who sticks around and wins 15th spot on Raptors.

Doug Smith

#raptors blog: The NBA needs to make swift and decisive moves on.thestar.com/1w7mgcO

Kurt Helin

Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas has monster game for Lithuania (VIDEO) dlvr.it/6rDZ6N

Eric Pincus

Added Greg Stiemsma to the @BBallInsiders Toronto Raptors Salary - fully guaranteed basketballinsiders.com/toronto-raptor…

Jorge Sierra

Our interview with Raptors' Bill Bayno. shar.es/11kmcN His best quotes on Toronto, egos and alcoholism.