Toronto Raptors Rumors
If the Raptors were to release the cap holds of free agents Luis Scola, Jason Thompson and James Johnson, Toronto would still be $1.5 million over the cap. The Raptors would certainly need to sacrifice one of their core players to create room. DeRozan’s $15 million cap hold has Toronto right at the cap. Biyombo, who has made $14.3 million in his career, could earn that in the first year of his new contract.
With $69 million in guaranteed contracts, the Raptors are currently over the salary cap based on $28 million in free-agent holds, including DeRozan’s $15 million cap hold. If Toronto were to release the holds on free agents Scola, Johnson and Thompson, and leave the No. 26 pick in the draft in Europe, the Raptors still would be over the cap.
JR Smith: First an foremost huge S/O to my brother @kyle_lowry7 since we were 14 has still been one of the most competitive people I’ve ever met. He’ll of a season bro. Love you kid real talk! See you on the links.
Noah Coslov: From @KevinDing with us @br_radio on #Lakers: “There’s a lot of presumption about Derozan and I’m told the Lakers aren’t that high on him”
Holly MacKenzie: Masai Ujiri on DeMar DeRozan: “I spoke to him yesterday and his eyes were still red. You could tell, he said he felt empty the next day. Which was telling. Speaking to him and Kyle, they almost felt like we had a game to play still, and that game is not there. There’s that hunger, and you like that, and then now, its my part to figure it out.”