Toronto Raptors Rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent center Bismack Biyombo has agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal with the Toronto Raptors, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Josh Lewenberg: Raptors announce they have signed Delon Wright, their 20th overall pick, to his rookie scale contract
Ryan Wolstat: With reports Nene being shopped for space add another option for Raptors. Masai knows him well, strengths and otherwise though. Lacks drive
Michael Grange: Raptors looking ahead; Matthews interest was mutual but concern over injury weighed heavily. Have chips/space to add via trade.
The newest member of the Toronto Raptors spoke to TSN 1050 to talk about his decision to sign with the team. After signing a four year, $60 million deal, DeMarre Caroll said the team left a great impression. “I had 8 teams call me, and actually the Raptors were the very first team, and they gave me a great impression,” said Carroll. “They came to my house at 10 o’clock and I had four other teams: Detroit, Phoenix and New York. The Raptors were the first team to come in, and they blew me away with there presentation. They blew me away told me about the fan base, they told me about the city, they told me about how my family was going to live there and then last but not least, they told me about the team and I feel I can help this team in a lot of areas.”
The Heat and free agent guard Lou Williams (the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year) have mutual interest, according to someone with direct knowledge, but this would require a sign-and-trade with Toronto because Williams will command more than the taxpayer’s midlevel.
The Heat and free agent guard Lou Williams (the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year) have mutual interest, according to someone with direct knowledge, but this would require a sign-and-trade with Toronto because Williams will command more than the taxpayer’s midlevel.: 4 more rumors
Marc Stein: ESPN sources say that the Sacramento Kings have offered Wes Matthews a three-year deal in the $45 million range. But ESPN sources say Dallas is Wes Matthews’ preferred destination — over both Kings and Raptors — and that Mavs are favorites to land him: 22 more rumors
David Aldridge: Raptors did well in meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge, but it is unlikely he picks the Raptors, per source.: 94 more rumors
Forward DeMarre Carroll agreed to a four-year, $60 million contract with the Toronto Raptors. The Milwaukee Bucks agreed to a five-year, $70 million contract with guard Khris Middleton. Green is considered a bigger free agent than Carroll and Middleton. The Warriors were surprised by the contracts offered to Carroll, Middleton, a league source said.
David Aldridge: Dallas’ chances looked very good with Wes Matthews this afternoon; now Kings very strongly in the mix. Didn’t mean to leave out Toronto in Matthews dance; Raps still in it, too. But Sac has changed the calculus.: 22 more rumors
Alex Kennedy: Amir Johnson’s deal with BOS will officially be two years worth $24,028,750 (and I love the signing). He’s the highest-paid Celtics player.: 2 more rumors
Marc Stein: ESPN sources say Raptors and Mavs still locked in battle for Wes Matthews. Yes: Raps still want him after striking deal with DeMarre Carroll: 22 more rumors
John Canzano: Luke Ridnour on being traded four times: “I’m definitely not buying a jersey every time I’m traded.”: 1 more rumor
John Canzano: Just talked with Luke Ridnour. Said if he doesn’t find NBA situation that is good for family life, “I’ll just hang it up and call it good.” Ridnour has four children under the age of 6. “You miss out on a lot of things,” he said.
Jeff Goodman: Amir Johnson has received interest from New York, Boston, Dallas, Toronto, Indiana, Lakers and San Antonio, source told ESPN.
Jeff Zillgitt: Raptors interest in Wes Matthews has led to a scheduled meeting between the two sides, per person with knowledge of meeting.: 22 more rumors
Sam Amick: Re: @Jeff Zillgitt intel on Wes Matthews/Raptors meeting, I’m told DeMar DeRozan was heavily involved in recruitment of both him and Carroll.
Marc Stein: ESPN sources say Wes Matthews has had meetings with officials from both Mavs and Raptors so far in free agency: 22 more rumors
Vincent Ellis: And I just learned this from a source: Carroll’s next visit was with the #Pistons. #Raptors gave offer he could not refuse.: 10 more rumors