Nobody should be worried about DeRozan being more fatigued for season. Won't play big minutes for USA and has more help than ever w/ Raptors
USAB names Raptors DeRozan to final 12-man team for World Cup
“You can hire Wayne Gretzky and at the end of the day, the Raptors are going to be just fine. By the way, Wayne Gretzky likes the Raptors."
“It’s six times the size of what they have today.” - Tim Leiweke on new Raptors practice facility.
Raptors facility has lots of room to expand. Ujiri says visited 12 similar sites around NBA and everybody said regret was not enough space
The inside of Raptors facility is what matters and it looks really nice. Barely anyone will see the outside.
Where do Raptors go from here, how do they keep momentum going and ward off negatives of Leiweke leaving? Masai, emphatically, "by winning!"
Raptors practice facility http://t.co/aP4wvUd0pN
Leiweke said bringing in Ujiri one of his biggest accomplishments and Raptors in good hands. Ujiri will miss the synergy and camaraderie tho
Masai Ujiri was adamant that despite loss of Leiweke Raptors are on the rise and nothing changes, board has bought in
In less than 14 months on the job, Leiweke helped get Raptors/Leafs/TFC on right track but leaves long before goals/promises are met
Focus was on making Raptors a somebody in NBA for first time ever and progress was being made on that front.
Raptors surely take hit in Leiweke leaving. they were a priority. Ujiri was pursued with everything available and then left to do his job.
? Is, why did Leiweke deny it for a day? To get council to approve Raptors facility?
For Raptors, if DeMar's improved passing/ball handling chops translate from USA camp to the season they'll be more than pleased w his summer
Currently on @nbatv my play by play with the Raptors against the Cavs when LeBron went off for 56 in Toronto...
Sure, many NBA teams have facilities way out there, so won't be big deal for newcomers... but existing Raptors likely peeved at least a bit
So there it is. Expect more details on Raptors CNE facility, dare I say it... imminently
First Bruno, now Leiweke... Raptors championship time
Bruno’s ultimate NBA goal: "I want to help the team win. I want champion with Toronto Raptors."
Meanwhile Raptors, TFC and now Leafs have each brought a league guy on-board in past year or so for CBA/contract help
Bruno says Raptors have him eating 6,000 calories a day.
As I reported last wk, Jordan Hamilton deal with Raptors only has partial guarantee/he'll have tough time making roster. But Masai likes him
Raptors announce signing of Jordan Hamilton; roster at 16, balance of power in East unchanged
I really like Jordan Hamilton on the Raptors. If Terrence Ross doesn't make a major step, he could be a nice option for a timeshare at SF.