Why Will Cherry Deserves A Hard Look By The Raptors

Will Cherry talks about his journey to the #Raptors training camp & explains why he deserves a hard look

Will Cherry was an undrafted senior out of Montana a year ago and played for the Canton Charge of the NBA D-League last season. The 23-year-old guard was a very good college player who took advantage of the opportunities he’s had and earned a shot at making it to NBA this summer.

In a Pro Bball Report exclusive at Media Day, Cherry talks about his journey to the NBA, the setbacks he has overcome…

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Coach Casey Wants Jonas Valanciunas To Learn How To Dance

#Raptors Coach Casey Wants Jonas Valanciunas To Learn How To Dance

In today’s NBA centers need to be mobile active defenders and as Raptors Head Coach Dwane Casey likes to say, they need to learn how to dance. Now dance lessons probably were not what Jonas Valanciunas thought would be on the table when he was drafted from Lithuania into the NBA.

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“Jonas, we don’t want him to get…

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Raptors Are A Team That Is Still Developing Core Players

Toronto Raptors Are A Team That Is Still Developing Their Young Core Players

The Toronto Raptors are coming off a franchise best 48-win season and have all of their key players back, however, as a young team, Head Coach Dwane Casey remains focused on developing his core players. Still, optimism was running high in all quarters at Media Day in Toronto and the team has set some lofty goals for this year despite their youth.

“I think we are still a young team. We still have…

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What Did The Toronto Raptors Do This Summer?

What Did The Toronto Raptors Do This Past Summer?

With training camps about to open, what did the Toronto Raptors do this summer to build on a franchise record setting 48-win season?

History hasn’t been kind to Toronto after a big season in the past. After Vince Carter helped the Raptors to a club record 47 wins in 2000-01, Toronto signed Hakeem Olajuwon to take them to the next level. However, the 39-year-old Olajuwon faded and injuries hit…

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Pro Bball Report Week in Review 09/28/14

Pro Bball Report Week in Review. Ranking the NBA East & West, Raptors v Wizards, Caboclo, Leiweke’s legacy & more

On Pro Bball Report last week: Remembering Media Day, a Tim Leiweke legacy, Why Bruno Caboclo, Raptors vs. Wizards, Rondo breaks hand, Ranking the NBA West, Ranking the NBA East and more.
 

All-Star Jersey presentationRemembering 2013 Raptors Media Day Madness

The Toronto Raptors Media Day arrives on Monday and there is almost no way it can reach the heights of the 2013 event. Mayor Rob Ford, Commissioner Adam Silver, the…

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Who’s Better: Toronto Raptors or Washington Wizards?

Who’s Better: Toronto Raptors or Washington Wizards? team vs team, position by position

Two franchises that made some noise last season are being touted as potential Eastern Conference Finalists if things go their way, but who’s better, the Toronto Raptors or the Washington Wizards? There are arguments to be made for both teams, but it might be easier to let the numbers speak for themselves.

Last year Toronto was 48-34 compared to the Wizards record of 44-38 and the defensive minded…

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Ranking The Bottom 5 Of The NBA Western Conference

Ranking The Bottom 5 Of The NBA Western Conference - Lakers, Pelicans, Kings, Jazz & Twolves

The NBA Western Conference remains a tough place to play heading into the 2014-15 season. There is no easy route to the playoffs and there will be a few teams jealously looking East again this season.

However, most of the teams dragging up the rear will be better and win more games – the rebuilding Timberwolves being the obvious exception. Look for the bottom 5 to make life uncomfortable for…

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Celtics Rajon Rondo Breaks Left Hand Out 6-8 Weeks

Boston Celtics Rajon Rondo will miss the start of the regular season after breaking his left hand at home

Any Boston Celtics decision about star Rajon Rondo will likely have to wait a while after the now injury-prone point guard broke his left hand at home and will miss the next 6-8 weeks following surgery.

The Celtics announced:

Guard Rajon Rondo underwent successful surgical fixation of a left metacarpal fracture this morning at New England Baptist Hospital. The injury was a result of a fall at his…

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The Toronto Raptors Media Day arrives on Monday and there is almost no way it can reach the heights of the 2013 event. Mayor Rob Ford, Commissioner Adam Silver, the Honorable Michael Chan, Larry Tanenbaum, Drake, everyone who associated with the Raptors and way more media than usual was there. Raptors Global Ambassador Drake dominated the early discussion last year.


Here is a look back at the Media Day announcement of the NBA 2016 All-Star Game coming to Toronto and the inherent promises that the Raptors would be a team worthy of note by that time.

 
 

Stephen_Brotherston_insideStephen Brotherston covers the Toronto Raptors and visiting NBA teams at the Air Canada Centre and is a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association.

 

Remembering 2013 Raptors Media Day Madness - 2016 All-Star Game & Drake The Toronto Raptors Media Day arrives on Monday and there is almost no way it can reach the heights of the 2013 event.