Ryan Wolstat

“It’s six times the size of what they have today.” - Tim Leiweke on new Raptors practice facility.

Ryan Wolstat

Practice facility will have theatre-size video room, kitchen, separate areas for separate departments with offices opening up onto the court

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors facility has lots of room to expand. Ujiri says visited 12 similar sites around NBA and everybody said regret was not enough space

Payal Doshi

It’s only fitting my Friday evening involves #FBF to the @raptors vs @Oklahoma City Thunder on @NBATVCanada. #NBAWithdrawl

Will Cherry

That's my fault how?! RT @brielle__g: @Will Cherry you didn't even pay for school so shut up!

Will Cherry

Dumbest idea everRT @brielle__g: I wish NFL players were required to pay their fines to someone trying to pay off college.....pick meeeee.

Ryan Wolstat

Last tweet, facility scheduled to be completed in January 2016, just ahead of all-star weekend

Ryan Wolstat

Importantly, media area at new facility is going to be awesome

Ryan Wolstat

The inside of Raptors facility is what matters and it looks really nice. Barely anyone will see the outside.

Ryan Wolstat

Where do Raptors go from here, how do they keep momentum going and ward off negatives of Leiweke leaving? Masai, emphatically, "by winning!"

Ryan Wolstat

Masai says first-class facility is much needed. Current practice court lacking in many areas http://t.co/ZlQEI8Z9eA

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors practice facility http://t.co/aP4wvUd0pN

Ryan Wolstat

Leiweke said weather had nothing to do with anything. Spent years in Minny, vacations in Vail. Will be at ASG here + groundbreaking as guest

Ryan Wolstat

Ujiri said he went to see DeRozan play. Says he's taken game up yet another level. Deserving of a USA spot.

Ryan Wolstat

Leiweke said bringing in Ujiri one of his biggest accomplishments and Raptors in good hands. Ujiri will miss the synergy and camaraderie tho

Ryan Wolstat

Masai Ujiri was adamant that despite loss of Leiweke Raptors are on the rise and nothing changes, board has bought in

Ryan Wolstat

About to head into what has become a far more interesting pre-skedded sitdown with Tim Leiweke and Masai Ujiri.

Will Cherry

STOP. DROP. SHUT EM DOWN OPEN UP SHOP. Ohhhh noooo that's how ruff Riders roll!

Ryan Wolstat

DeRozan’s made a case RT @John Schuhmann: Cumulative USA Basketball stats (including Vegas Showcase): http://t.co/aqpR7m2h6v

Eric Koreen

"I'll call you if I change my mind, Mom." [12 hours pass, phone rings] Mom: "Have you changed your mind?"

Doug Smith

Canadian women beat Australia 62-55 to start exhibition basketball series in Turkey.

Greivis Vasquez

Tough workout.. We have 45 mins left.. Hoy el entreno en la playa esta intenso.. #TeamVasquez instagram.com/p/sAPZLSpAw1/

Ryan Wolstat

And one last time, Tim Leiweke was good for the Raptors but the work isn’t done and will the new guy stay on mission? torontosun.com/2014/08/21/lei…

Ryan Wolstat

ICYMI: Bennett staying with Wolves, deal done Sat. presser Tuesday. Thad Young still going there, but for peanuts: torontosun.com/2014/08/21/wig…

Ryan Wolstat

Stunning sometimes to think about how much racism is still out there. Got nice e-mail about "real Canadians" vs. Raptor fans.

Greivis Vasquez

Good morning! Thank you God for another day to get better!! Tunnel vision.... #Blessed

Greivis Vasquez

Buenos Dias! Gracias a Dios por otro dia mas de Vida! Hoy hay que seguir mejorando... #Bendecido

Doug Smith

#raptors blog: Time will tell but Leiweke's MLSE legacy should be a good one on.thestar.com/1q06U5P

Ryan Wolstat

And one more time, Leiweke was good for the Raptors and will be hard to replace: torontosun.com/2014/08/21/lei…

Ryan Wolstat

Again, the Bennett to Minny breakdown from earlier today, which jives with everything else coming out tonight: torontosun.com/2014/08/21/wig…

Ryan Wolstat

Seems like someone connected Minny interest in Thad and acquisition of Bennett and ran with it and it caught on.

Ryan Wolstat

Heard exact same thing as last Woj tweet today. Bennett was always a target of Flip and always staying in Minny despite that Philly talk

Ryan Wolstat

Link to the Bennett/Young/Wiggins/Love stuff I was tweeting about today: torontosun.com/2014/08/21/wig…

Greivis Vasquez

Donde puedo comer en el doral ahorita?

Jordan Hamilton

Enjoyed watching Mo'ne Davis make history! #LLWS

Greivis Vasquez

I had a great workout with this guys. They helped me get better.. Overall, today was a productive… instagram.com/p/r-7FGyJA__/

Will Cherry

Had me rolling RT @DB3BOST: He don't know how to drive lol RT @Will Cherry: These madden commercials are ... tmi.me/1eG7Md

Will Cherry

Man that was a hell of a play by maya Moore and Lindsay whalin #wnbaplayoffs

Tom Liston

Congrats to @ruffoloj on being #1!! #GreatPartner #Visionary "Canada’s 50 Most Powerful Business People 2014" ow.ly/AAQ85

Will Cherry

These madden commercials are hilarious

Will Cherry

Never thatRT @primadonnaaa: @Will Cherry yeah it's always your bad

Eric Koreen

It's weird how everybody on American Twitter isn't exclusively live-tweeting The Simpsons marathon. What's wrong with you people?

Eric Koreen

Conflicted as to whether I should send Bills trolling emails to my brother or @scott_stinson. Both?

Will Cherry

Damn! That means you too tho RT @primadonnaaa: all liars should just die

Lucas Nogueira

Excelente treino hoje. Me preparando para a temporada. #WeTheNorth @NBABrasil @Toronto Raptors http://t.co/7rbpEgJbD6

Lucas Nogueira

Great workout today, getting ready for the season! #WeTheNorth @Toronto Raptors http://t.co/rpNVYl0xHZ

Ryan Wolstat

Was pointed out to me that Embiid is extremely tight with Luc Mbah-a-Moute. Makes their end of Thad deal make a lot more sense.

Ryan Wolstat

Assuming everything goes smoothly, expect a Wiggins/Bennett press conference in Minnesota on Tuesday.

Patrick Patterson

That moment when the cops pull up next to at a stoplight while u have your windows down, music blasting, and phone in your hand..

Greivis Vasquez

by @erikadlv "La única manera de hablar con @GreivisVasquez cara a cara. @unmundoperfecto" via… instagram.com/p/r-MY3QJAx_/

Ryan Wolstat

If they really want a guy who won’t listen to anybody … Rob Ford for MLSE CEO!

Doug Smith

#alsicebucketchallenge completed, thanks Raptor! I nominate @Beezersun @cathalkelly @PaddyGurks Have at it, gentlemen http://t.co/qgC9G9zJ76

Ryan Wolstat

So MLSE board members have had issues with the bombastic and blustery Burke, the smooth Colangelo and now, the brash and bold Leiweke ...

Ryan Wolstat

A third source confirms Anthony Bennett is staying in Minnesota, not heading to Philly.

Greivis Vasquez

This is not pleasure, this is money time.. Have to get better somehow... Eso no Es placer, Llego el… instagram.com/p/r-BFoTpA88/

Ryan Wolstat

What I don’t get, is what Minny has to offer for Thad with Bennett not moving. Philly held on to him last year looking for more value ...

Ryan Wolstat

Will take a while, but Wolves building an intriguing, exciting, athletic team Should probably move Pek and try to get in Jahlil Okafor derby

Ryan Wolstat

Wolves beat guys have been all over this, but FWIW, have heard from 2 sources Anthony Bennett staying in Minny, Thad Young still going there

Josh Lewenberg

Worst part of early exit is optics: after championing the “why wouldnt athletes want to be/stay in Toronto?” cause, he himself lasts < 2 yrs

Josh Lewenberg

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

Josh Lewenberg

Love him or hate him (legit arguments for both), Leiweke empowered the city at a time in which its sporting landscape seemed dark & hopeless

Greivis Vasquez

Having a great time shopping for the Bash.. I can't wait to be in college park and hand out with the… instagram.com/p/r9xHNYpAwv/

Ryan Wolstat

Focus was on making Raptors a somebody in NBA for first time ever and progress was being made on that front.

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors surely take hit in Leiweke leaving. they were a priority. Ujiri was pursued with everything available and then left to do his job.

Eric Koreen

However, too early to say he got any of the three teams on right track for extended period. Reason for optimism, but that's it.

Eric Koreen

Leiweke accomplishments: got 2016 NBA ASG; got Leafs to be smarter; Raps practice facility; marquee additions to TFC.

Eric Koreen

Anyway, I look forward to the tenure of MLSE President and CEO Aubrey Graham.

Ryan Wolstat

Vince Carter for MLSE CEO. He kind of had the job once (welll, his mom did).

Eric Koreen

It's almost as if playing middleman between two corporate communications monoliths isn't fun. #Leiweke

Ryan Wolstat

Strong personality required to deal with Rogers/Bell/Tanenbaum gong show. Leiweke def had that. Who wants the gig, huge $$$ aside?

Ryan Wolstat

? Is, why did Leiweke deny it for a day? To get council to approve Raptors facility?

Greivis Vasquez

Que gran dia para mejorar! Asi que vamos a tener un dia productivo y Bendecido... #TeamVasquez

Greivis Vasquez

Great day to get better!! Let's have a productive and blessed day... #TeamVasquez

Doug Smith

#raptors blog: One good ice bucket drenching deserves another, right? on.thestar.com/1nedBNo

Ryan Wolstat

Wrote on the out of nowhere Americas Camp MVP Isiaha Mike, yet another intriguing Canadian prospect + more on Bruno: torontosun.com/2014/08/20/isi…

Eric Smith

Ah, home ownership! Raccoons last yr --- wasps (bees?) this yr! Anyone know any wasp/pest control experts? Issue inside home--not outside

Landry Fields

Can you respond to only one person's ice bucket challenge? #wherestherulebook

Josh Lewenberg

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

Josh Lewenberg

Whether DeRozan makes Team USA or not there will be pros & cons. Either way the experience has been positive. Has made a strong case to stay

Josh Lewenberg

Only way DeRozan gets cut (very possible) is if coaches are looking for something else from his position. Has exceeded expectations in camp

Ryan Wolstat

DeMar DeRozan should make Team USA. Doesn’t mean he will, but he has played well enough whenever called upon.

Will Cherry

About to take piano lessons

Ryan Wolstat

That story is filled with gems. Will link to it when it is on-line. Including Rob Ford and Don Kelly weighing in.

Ryan Wolstat

Leiweke joked Masai said he would kick him out of town if he didn’t get this done. High priority for Ujiri.

Ryan Wolstat

"It is one of the great urban points of destination in North America.” Leiweke on CNE location of practice facility

Ryan Wolstat

“It's very convenient to centre of city, convenient to ACC, very convenient to where most of our players live.” Leiweke to @reporterdonpeat

Ryan Wolstat

This is awesome @jaysatur: Favourite reaction so far. RT @d_molloy: Nice job Coach Casey! #rtz #wethenorth youtu.be/M6fqaB6MNRs

Michael Grange

Again: on the Leafs beginning to think like the small-market team the salary cap says they are: sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/lea…

Greivis Vasquez

Gracias Venezuela por el apoyo incondicional... Amo a mi pais... #TeamVasquez

Ryan Wolstat

Bruno takes an English lesson with @DrewEbanks http://t.co/PtKtwFT7Mn

Ryan Wolstat

Scarborough's Isiaha Mike is an amazing story. Did not play competitive hoops past two years to get grades up, comes to Americas Camp, MVP

Ryan Wolstat

ICYMI: Rising tide of Canadian hoops now lifting coaches like Jama Mahalela and more: torontosun.com/2014/08/19/can…

Eric Koreen

They should make @jon_bois's Tim Tebow CFL Chornicles into a movie. It'd bomb at the box office, but I'd watch: sbnation.com/2014/8/18/5998…

Ryan Wolstat

NBAers want the most comfort and convenience possible. Will get the comfort at new facility. Tradeoff will be less convenience.