Toronto Raptors Rumors
Scott Agness: Raptors forward OG Anunoby has switched from Octagon to Klutch Sports for representation, reuniting him with agent Omar Wilkes.
Toronto Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri, who has one year remaining on his contract, on Thursday said he has yet to enter discussions with team ownership about an extension. “No, I haven’t had discussions, and honestly, coming out of this, things are a little raw,” Ujiri said on a conference call with reporters. “I’m going to reflect a little bit, and we will address it when it’s time to address it.”
Ujiri was “super excited” after Nurse, the Coach of the Year this season after winning an NBA title with the Raptors last season, received a multiyear extension last week. Webster also is on the verge of getting an extension, Ujiri said. “The future is bright,” Ujiri said. “But in terms of me, I haven’t had those conversations, and I’ll wait until those happen in the future.”
The just-announced 2019-20 All-NBA teams saw a record number of international players being showcased, with six making the cut: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, Nikola Jokic, Pascal Siakam, Ben Simmons and Rudy Gobert. The previous record for international players receiving that honor in a single campaign was four, which took place five times throughout NBA history, in 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2018-19.
Beloved basketball player Fred VanVleet is nearing the end of his two-year deal with the Toronto Raptors, and one local restaurant is doing everything they can to try and convince him to stay in the city. Popular downtown restaurant Pai posted a video on Instagram this morning showing a new sticker displayed on their front door, and it reads “Vanvleet and eat – Keep Fred VanVleet in Toronto.” The sticker also says “Freddy eats here for free,” and includes an animated image of the athlete’s face.