Lithuania Loses Mantas Kalneitis In Friendly With Croatia

Lithuania loses starting point guard Mantas Kalneitis to injury & World Cup hopes may be gone as well

In the final friendly match before the 2014 World Cup in Spain Lithuania lost their second game in a row, but far more devastating was the loss of starting point guard Mantas Kalnietis.

After only 2 minutes and 14 seconds, Kalnietis left the game with a suspected shoulder injury.

Terrible news for Lithuania: Kalnietis leaves the court injured a couple of minutes into the game against Croatia.…

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Raptors Terrence Ross Vs Warriors Harrison Barnes

Raptors Terrence Ross Vs Warriors Harrison Barnes - After 2 seasons, is Toronto happy with the guy they got?

The Raptors were hoping Harrison Barnes would fall to them at 8th in the 2012 NBA Draft, however, Barnes went to the Warriors at seven and then Toronto passed on Andre Drummond to take who they believed was the next best wing player available. The surprise was Toronto didn’t take Jeremy Lamb, but rather the less known collegian Terrence Ross.

How Barnes ended up in Golden State was something of a…

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Why Landry Fields Is Still With The Raptors

Why Landry Fields is still with the Raptors - there are reasons.

The signing of Landry Fields by the Raptors former President Bryan Colangelo is one the last reminders of the risks Toronto used to be willing to take that didn’t pan out, however, it could have turned out worse, a lot worse if one enjoyed last season’s playoffs and this coming season’s optimism. Colangelo only signed Fields to that three-year $18.8 million offer sheet in July 2012 in an attempt…

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Pro Bball Report Week in Review 08/24/14

Tyler Hansbrough, Dwight Powell, Raptors new gym, Tim Leiweke, Jonas Valanciunas, Team USA, DeMar DeRozan & more.

On Pro Bball Report last week: Tyler Hansbrough’s future, Dwight Powell signs, Raptors new practice facility, Tim Leiweke leaving, Lithuania, Jonas Valanciunas, Brazil, Goran Dragic, Team USA, Cuts, DeMar DeRozan, Gordon Hayward, Andre Drummond, Cousins, Lillard and more.

Is Tyler Hansbrough A Raptors Reserve Or Trade-Bait?
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It was not unexpected when Raptors President and General Manager,…

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Suns Goran Dragic Leads Slovenia Past Unbeaten Lithuania

Suns Goran Dragic leads Slovenia past Unbeaten Lithuania 74-72 while Raptors Jonas Valanciunas gets a day off

The Phoenix Suns starting point guard Goran Dragic led Slovenia past this summer’s unbeaten Lithuania 74-72 in a game that came down to big plays and mistakes at the end. This was the second meeting of these two teams in a week and in Lithuania’s 80-76 win on Monday, Slovenia gave Goran Dragic the day off to rest and this time, the Raptors starting center Jonas Valanciunas didn’t play for…

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Canadian Dwight Powell Signs With Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin announced today they have signed Canadian forward Dwight Powell.

The 6’11 240lb Powell was drafted 45th overall in June by the Charlotte Hornets after playing four years at Stanford where he averaged 10.8 points and 6.3 rebounds in 26.2 minutes per game. Powell also played for Canada in the World University Games in the summer of 2013.

Acquired…

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DeMar DeRozan Makes The Cut For Team USA

Raptors DeMar DeRozan Makes The Cut For Team USA. Hayward, Korver, Parsons & Lillard won’t be going tp Spain.

USA Basketball National Team Managing Director Jerry Colangelo announced Friday night the 12 players who will represent the United States at the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain. They are:

DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings)
Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans)
DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors)
Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons)
Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets)
Rudy…

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DeRozan, Drummond, Hayward, Lillard Sit As USA Decides Cuts

DeRozan, Drummond, Hayward, Lillard sit as Team USA decides cuts after beating up Puerto Rico 112-86

Team USA got their act together in the second half and rolled over Puerto Rico 112-86 at Madison Square Garden, however, the bigger story is who USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo will decide to keep from the remaining 16 players to get down to the FIBA mandated 12 man roster. It had to be tough for Raptors DeMar DeRozan, Pistons Andre Drummond, Jazz Gordon Hayward and Trail Blazers Damian…

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Hamed Haddadi Tries Hard As Iran Loses To Lithuania 80-67

Hamed Haddadi (12&10) tries hard as Iran loses to Lithuania 80-67. Jonas Valanciunas 8&4 in short minutes

Former Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns center 7’2 Hamed Haddadi tried as hard as he could to keep Iran from outright embarrassment as they were losing 80-67 to the far superior team from Lithuania, but this game was never as close as the final score would indicate.

Head Coach Jonas Kazlauskas didn’t even start his two NBA players, Raptors Jonas Valanciunas and Rockets Donatas…

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