Category Archives: Raptors

Toronto Still interested in Marion for a discount

Doug Smith – Sports Reporter

Toronto also remains in contention to re-sign forward Shawn Marion, who is attracting very little interest on the open market.

General manager Bryan Colangelo said last week he had a number in mind for a contract offer to Marion, who was paid almost $18 million last season and will surely take a significant pay cut.

Raps setting their sights on Knicks' big man Lee

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.

Toronto preparing a five year $60 million offer for Turkoglu

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.

Next for Raptors: Marion

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

Raps Acquire Evans For Kapono

Jason Fleming reports that

“The
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.

Raptors could hire williams as assistant coach

According to reports it’s possible that the raptors are in talks with raptors former point guard Alvin Williams. Rumors are that the talks between the two is regarding an assistant coach position. I think this could be a strong step for the team. Alvin Williams provides some expierence on how deal with being an Nba player and most of all a Raptor player. We all know Toronto is last place most players wanna go so, Alvin Williams will give some help in my opinion.

Jay Triano Officially New Head coach of the Raptors

The Globe and Mail is reporting that "Jay Triano has had the interim removed from his title with the Toronto Raptors.”

Raptors to go after Jamaal Magloire?

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.

Triano Likely to Sign a new contract with Toronto

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.

No Decision for Douby yet

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.

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