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Next Up: Amir Johnson

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Ladies and gentlemen, the summer of doin’ work is officially over. BryCo, probably for the last time before the season starts, picked up the phone and turned nothing into something more then nothing…more or less. Amir Johnson (and some dude named Sonny Weems), of Detroit-Dumars fame, are the latest Raptors. The causalities: Roko “I hate… Read more »

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Defense on Trial

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The first of a mini-series examining the Raptor players, and how they stack up in regards to a particular facet of the game. In this case: Defense. The Starters Calderon You do a lot of running around, your arms are active, you’re always yelling, but not a whole lot of defense is going on. Amazing… Read more »

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Morning Coffee Aug 8

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Toronto Sun The Raptors’ resident Turk hopes to delight the fans in Toronto this season by making the NBA all-star team for the first time in his career. Hedo Turkoglu, who was acquired by the Raptors on July 9 in a sign-and- trade deal involving four teams, told the Turkish newspaper Zaman recently that his… Read more »

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An Early Look at the 2009-10 Toronto Raptors

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So the Raptors roster has filled out pretty nicely over the offseason. The team has made several nice additions while losing very few key pieces. However, after an extremely disappointing 2008-09 season, and a few obvious weaknesses still remaining, it is still difficult to tell just how well the Raptors will do in 2009-10.

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Morning Coffee July 18

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Toronto Sun The Oklahoma City Thunder have waived guard Earl Watson. Reports out of Indianapolis last night had the eight-year vet joining the Pacers. Already flush with point guards, Watson’s arrival likely would mean the Pacers would not match the Raptors’ four-year $20-million US offer for restricted free agent Jarrett Jack. The Pacers have until… Read more »

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Notes from Summer League: Day 1 & 2

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Chris Denker, of Netscouts Basketball, is reporting live from summer league: If you are evaluating on wins and losses the Toronto Raptors summer league performance has been disappointing with an 0-2 start. ┬áBut if you are merely evaluating individuals and getting a look at your draft picks you can take away a few positives with… Read more »