Reports That NBA Referee Dick Bavetta Will Retire

Reports are out that NBA referee Dick Bavetta is finally going to retire

Sacramento Bee columnist Ailene Voisin tweeted that longtime NBA veteran referee Dick Bavetta is retiring and the twiterverse has slowly started to respond with comments, compliments and those reminiscing about the 74-year-old’s nearly 40-year history in the NBA.

I am hearing that longtime NBA veteran referee Dick Bavetta is retiring. Not official yet though, according to NBA sources. Bavetta is…

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What does Grizzlies Guard Will Cherry Bring To The Raptors?

Grizzlies Guard Will Cherry loves the fans & baked Mac & Cheese, but what else does he bring to the Raptors?

Montana Grizzlies guard Will Cherry is expected to sign an NBA minimum two-year deal with the Toronto Raptors after a strong Summer League performance with the Cavaliers according to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports.

Cherry had an “an undeniable defensive presence” and was “vital for an offense in college” according to Myron Medcalf of ESPN, however, he sprained his wrist prior to the start of his…

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The Raptors Terrence Ross Is Set To Breakout This Season

Raptors Terrence Ross is set to breakout this season because of Coach Casey

Head Coach Dwane Casey never let up on the mantra, the Raptors 2013-2014 season was all about the development of Terrence Ross and to be fair, Casey usually mentioned DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas at the same time. However, a lot of effort was expended on Ross and the hoped for payoff is a breakout season for the 23-year-old wing starting in October.

“It’s about (Ross’) growth,” Casey said…

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Judge Confirms Shelly Sterling Can Sell The Clippers

Judge Confirms Shelly Sterling Can Sell The Clippers - So if Donald has Alzheimer’s, does he still get banned?

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver should be happy, a Judge hearing the case to determine if Shelly Sterling had the right to sell the Los Angeles Clippers pursuant to a family trust arrangement has ruled in her favor and subject to possible appeals and other ongoing litigation, this messy situation may be nearing a conclusion as far as the NBA is concerned. The sale of the Clippers to Steve Ballmer…

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Raptors Greivis Vasquez MVP In South American Championship

Raptors Greivis Vasquez wins MVP honors leading Venezuela to FIBA South American Championship

The Toronto Raptors Greivis Vasquez led Venezuela to the FIBA South American Championship over Argentina 74-65 on Monday night and captured tournament MVP honors in the process.

Vasquez led all scorers with 24 points and had a game high 4 assists in the victory. reported on the outgoing and outspoken point guard’s comments after the match.

“Thank God we got this victory,” Vasquez said.


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Raptors, Wizards: The Only Sure Things In The NBA East

Raptors & Wizards Are The Only Sure Things In The NBA East as Bulls, Cavs, Nets, Hornets, HEAT, Pacers face change

Last season it was the Pacers and the HEAT in a two-way race during the regular season that ended in the inevitable Eastern Conference Finals matchup. Everyone else was just along for the ride. This time, with only a couple of shoes left to drop, the only teams will any level of certainty are the Raptors and the Wizards as the rest of the pretenders in the Conference have undergone so many…

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Pro Bball Report Week in Review 07/27/14

Lucas Nogueira, Lou Williams, Steve Nash, Cory Joseph, Team Canada v Slovenia, Ukraine & Georgia, NBA sched. & more

On Pro Bball Report last week: Lucas Nogueira buyout, Veteran scorer Lou Williams, Best Raptors team ever, Steve Nash having fun, Cory Joseph as leader, Big names missing from Team Canada, Platooning Canadian players, Pro jobs in Europe, Canada vs. Slovenia, Ukraine and Georgia, Raptors training camp, the NBA schedule delayed and more.

Raptors Buyout Of Lucas Nogueira From Estudiantes Is Close

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Report That The NBA Schedule Release Date Postponed

It’s been reported that the NBA Schedule release date has been postponed due to player moves during free agency

It’s been reported by Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel that the release date of the official NBA schedule has been postponed in order to give the TV networks more time to figure out which games they want after a very busy and somewhat surprising free agent period.

“The release of the 2014-15 NBA schedule has been pushed back into August to allow the league’s television partners to…

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Canada Wins Again Defeating Georgia 83-66

Canada Wins Again Defeating Georgia 83-66, Big games from Heslip, Nicholson, Olynyk & Baker (boxscore included)

Team Canada improved its record to 2 wins and a loss in Slovenia on Saturday with an 83-66 dismissal of Georgia.

Team Canada getting their stretch on before game 3 of the Euro series. Tip-off 11:15EST vs Georgia.

— Canada Basketball (@CanBball) July 26, 2014

The Senior Men’s National Team (SMNT) was led by CIS player Jordan Baker from Edmonton with 9 first half…

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Raptors Buyout Of Lucas Nogueira From Estudiantes Is Close

Raptors buyout of Brazilian center Lucas Nogueira from Estudiantes is finally getting close to completion

The Toronto Raptors are closing in on completing the buyout of center Lucas Nogueira from Asefa Estudiantes much to the disappointment of several top Eurloeague teams that had hoped to acquire the ACB top defensive player from last season as reported by Javier Maestro on (translated)

“Until this week there has been much uncertainty. So much that even Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid and…

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