This year’s winner of the Bryan Colangelo MLE Award was Linas Kleiza, a 6’8″ 245lb Lithuanian small forward who was imported from Olympiakos to bolster the Raptors defense, grit and three-point shooting. We talk to the man from Roundball Mining Company, Jeremy Wagner, about Klezia’s strengths and weaknesses, Denver’s decision not to match, and more.
Bryan Colangelo spoke on the Fan 590 and hinted that Chris Bosh took a little too much time coming back from injuries that didn’t appear to be too significant. Follow @raptorsrepublicFollow @CornerSniper
According to his agent, the Raptors tried to sign Joel Anthony but the Montreal native opted to stay in Miami after LeBron James publicly declared the Heat’s need for a rebounder. Follow @raptorsrepublicFollow @CornerSniper
As soon as the home office in Athabasca, Alberta, got the word that there wasn’t going to be a Sunday morning post, they telegraphed this in. Without further ado, they present the Top Ten Reasons to Re-sign Patrick O’Bryant
The sport was designed to be played inside-out. Call it a belief that I started subscribing to the first time I watched basketball being played. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the post-up games of the current squad, in alphabetical order.
ESPN Insider has rated Ed Davis as the 7th best rookie in summer league. There were some surprises in the rankings such as Evan Turner finishing #20 and Luke Harangody #4. Follow @raptorsrepublicFollow @CornerSniper
Quick post to keep the train chugging along. Now that there’s zero chance of Calderon, Jack and Turkoglu defiling the game of basketball by playing together again, the Raptors will, according to Colangelo, be looking to play honest up-tempo three-guard basketball.
The Raptors pursuit of Matt Barnes officially came to an end as he signed a 2-year, $3.6M deal with the LA Lakers. Barnes had a better offer from the Cavaliers but shunned them in order to sign with the defending champions. Follow @raptorsrepublicFollow @CornerSniper
SBNation has ranked Bryan Colangelo #27 on their list of GMs. The major criticism against him being his alleged stubbornness as he is accused of “making the same mistakes over and over again”. His handling of Andrea Bargnani is also being discussed along with a tendency to trade “key assets” for “broken-down” pieces. To be… Read more »
There was a season ticket holder event at the Real Sports Bar on Tuesday. This is a transcript from someone that attended which has info about the TPEs, the youth, Joey Dorsey, Carlesimo, locker-room rifts and a lot more. Follow @raptorsrepublicFollow @CornerSniper