Category Archives: Raptors
Doug Smith – Sports Reporter
The Raptors are widening their NBA free-agent search that now includes one of the more intriguing players on the market.
Capping a whirlwind 24 hours to open the negotiating period, league sources say Toronto is trying to obtain David Lee, an energetic rebounder who is a New York Knicks restricted free agent.
Quick and Freeman – Oregon Live
Sources say Toronto is preparing an offer of five years and $60 million for Turkoglu. Meanwhile, Dwight Howard, the star of his former team – Orlando – reportedly made a call to Turkoglu on Tuesday night to express his desire for him to re-sign with the Magic. Turkoglu opted out of his contract with Orlando, foregoing $7.3 million this season.
FRANK ZICARELLI Reports that
All that is
known about Shawn Marion is that he won’t be making the roughly $17
million US he earned last season in the final year of his contract.
No one can say with any certainty what the future holds for Marion because there are too many variables and too few teams
Jason Fleming reports that
Toronto Raptors have shed some payroll while adding interior toughness.
Tuesday, General Manager Bryan Colangelo sent forward Jason Kapono to
Philadelphia in exchange for Reggie Evans.
The Globe and Mail is reporting that "Jay Triano has had the interim removed from his title with the Toronto Raptors.”
The Toronto Sun is reporting that Jamaal Magloire may be a good fit for the Raptors. It is noted that Magloire is set to become a free agent this summer and that his future in Miami is not looking very good as Miami is apparently very fond of Joel Anthony.
Today’s Globe and Mail is reporting that Jay Triano recently met with Colangelo yesterday and it is indicated heavily that Triano will sign a contract with the Raptors to return as head coach next season.
The Toronto Sun Reports that Guard Quincy Douby’s 10-day contract wrapped up yesterday and the Raptors are going to have to decide today whether to offer him another one. The problem with that is head coach Jay Triano readily admits he has no idea whether one is warranted or not because he hasn’t been able to get Douby enough minutes to make that determination. Triano was hoping to get Douby into Wednesday’s game for a decent look but with the game tight for most of the evening there was no chance.