Player News - Raptors

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Raptors GM Masai Ujiri said if Kawhi Leonard had not had "all this medical drama" the Raptors chances of talking to him would have been "zero."

His sitting out could have potentially hurt his case for going to L.A. if he was really as set on Hollywood as the reports made it seem. This shows that Leonard was somewhat of a risk for Toronto, but one they were willing to make. If he's medically cleared the Raptors are assuming he'll suit up for them which seems likely at this point and if he does, he's undoubtedly a first-rounder for your fantasy squad.
Jul 22 - 10:26 AM

Serge Ibaka has said since arriving in Toronto that he has been comfortable playing more center.

With Jakob Poeltl in San Antonio, the Raptors will now have to use more Ibaka at the five. He is still a good bet to start, but the Raptors may stagger him away from Jonas Valanciunas. Regardless, Ibaka gains a noteworthy chunk of fantasy value after the Kawhi Leonard trade, so he's back to being a viable target in the earlier middle rounds. He could slide, too.
Jul 21 - 7:56 PM

Masai Ujiri says his communication mistake with DeRozan was talking with him about what they "expected going forward from him."

"In my job, I always have to assume we're going forward with the team that I have," Ujiri said. "If there was a miscommunication there, I do apologize to DeMar and his family and his representation. It's not what I meant." DeRozan expressed some anger with the Raptors after the trade happened, posting to Instagram, "Be told one thing & the outcome another. Can't trust 'em." After Ujiri's Friday presser DeRozan again went to IG this time with a facepalm emoji. San Antonio's trip to Toronto should be fun next year.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 21 - 11:58 AM

Forward Chris Boucher has agreed on a training camp deal with the Raptors.

Boucher was a two-way player for the Warriors last season. However, he appeared in just one game for Golden State. It is unlikely he makes the Raptors' final 15-man roster.
Jul 20 - 1:36 PM

The Raptors' conversations with Kawhi Leonard and his representatives since the trade have been "positive," according to Bruce Arthur of The Toronto Star.

Leonard reportedly hadn't wanted to play for Toronto and was focused on joining an L.A. team, but according to Arthur, "[In recent talks] there was no indication of a holdout or even an unwillingness to play in Toronto. So far, it seems like Leonard may have an open mind." If Kawhi is healthy and buys into the Raptors' vision, they could vie for the top seed in the East and he should cruise to first-round fantasy value. We'll get a better sense of his health if he joins the Team USA mini-camp in Vegas next week.
Jul 18 - 9:27 PM

Jordan Loyd is set to sign a two-way contract with the Raptors.

Loyd played for the Raptors' Summer League squad for the second year in a row this summer, and this time his time with the club will result in him earning a two-way deal. That means he'll spend a majority of the season in the G-League, so there's no reason to pay him any attention in fantasy hoops.
Jul 18 - 11:55 AM

Danny Green is headed to Toronto as a part of the Kawhi Leonard-DeMar DeRozan trade.

Green should be able to start in Toronto, and he could see some more shots falling his way with less competition for touches. The 31-year-old's numbers have been on a steady downward decline since his second-round, 2014-15 campaign, but he could see a slight uptick in value with the Raptors. Still, he won't be worth much more than a late-round selection on draft day.
Jul 18 - 9:29 AM

Updating a previous item, the Spurs have reportedly agreed to trade Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green to the Raptors in exchange for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and draft considerations.

Toronto will be taking a bit of a risk on the 27-year-old forward with just one year left on Leonard's deal and concerns about the health of his quad, but it's not easy for small market teams to acquire a player of Kawhi's caliber, so they'll take the OKC approach and try to woo him during his time in Canada. The arrival of Leonard and Green in Toronto isn't great news for OG Anunoby's outlook, but their departure will be a boon to Lonnie Walker's value. If Leonard can just stay healthy in Toronto, he shouldn't have much trouble churning out elite numbers.

ESPN is reporting that the Raptors are finalizing a deal to acquire Kawhi Leonard in a trade package that includes DeMar DeRozan.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Chris Haynes are reporting that an agreement in principle could be reached as soon as Wednesday and that "Leonard and DeRozan are both aware that an agreement could be imminent, and neither is expressing enthusiasm for the deal." In fact, Hayes tweeted that Leonard "has no desire to play in Toronto." The Spurs and Raps have been involved in trade talks for two weeks, with multiple packages being discussed. However, Hayes says that DeRozan met with the Toronto front office in Vegas during summer league and was told he would not be traded. We should have a resolution to this ongoing saga soon.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 18 - 6:18 AM

The Spurs and Raptors are now engaged in "serious" talks on a trade centered around Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo!

Interesting. It's becoming clear that Leonard's relationship with the Spurs is broken and it's a matter of when, and not if, he's going to be dealt. And now it sounds like the Raptors may be the front runners for his services. DeRozan's numbers would almost have to take a hit for the conservative Spurs' offense, while Leonard will be free to do whatever he wants in Toronto. This is far from a done deal, but if talks are indeed "serious," there's a decent chance he'll be a Raptor next season. Prepare for a lot more information to break throughout the day on Wednesday and into the weekend. And for what it's worth (a lot), Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted at 4:30 a.m. that the deal "may be imminent."
Jul 18 - 3:37 AM

The Raptors will sign Lorenzo Brown to a one-year deal.

The 27-year-old point guard was the G-League MVP last season and made 14 appearances for Toronto while playing on a two-way contract. He's comfortably behind Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet and Delon Wright on the depth chart, so he's unlikely to crack the rotation.
Jul 17 - 7:22 PM

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne are reporting that Kawhi Leonard is "seriously considering" participating in Team USA's minicamp in Las Vegas next week.

This news is notable for several reasons. First and foremost, this would be a chance for Leonard to show that he has finally healed from the crippling quadriceps injury that cut short his 2017-18 season. That could have an impact on what teams are willing to give up in a trade for him this offseason. In addition, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is the head coach for Team USA. Pop and Kawhi on the same sideline could potentially lead to some awkwardness. San Antonio is likely hoping that it allows Kawhi and Pop to mend fences. Stay tuned.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 17 - 12:20 PM

The Raptors plan to waive Alfonzo McKinnie, according to sources of Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports.

McKinnie had a rough go at Summer League, but at the very least, he should be able to earn a training camp deal with another club. He's completely off the fantasy radar, though.
Jul 16 - 6:47 PM

Kawhi Leonard is now eligible for a supermax extension with the Spurs.

The Spurs could offer Leonard a five-year extension worth roughly $221 million, but if he's traded, the most he could receive in an extension offer would be $108 million over four years. As a free agent, he'd be able to sign a five-year deal worth $190 million with the team that acquired him or four years for $141 million with a team that had the cap space. Things must have really rubbed Leonard the wrong way for him to be willing to leave that much money on the table.
Source: ESPN
Jul 16 - 5:07 PM

The qualifying offer extended to forward Malcolm Miller has been withdrawn.

He dislocated his shoulder this week and that could have been a factor on the move. Miller could have signed it and picked up some guaranteed money, but now he'll have to look for a new deal as an unrestricted free agent.
Jul 13 - 8:07 PM


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