Player News - Raptors

Date: Team: Pos:

Raptors sign G Delon Wright.

He'll be at Las Vegas Summer League and figures to get minutes. The Raptors dealt Greivis Vasquez away and they could wind up losing Lou Williams, so Wright could actually get minutes. Expect the Raptors to sign someone else, though.
Jul 3 - 1:53 PM

Unrestricted free agent Sonny Weems has yet to receive an offer from an NBA team, and FC Barcelona is making a strong push to sign him.

Weems will be an afterthought during free agency, so it's not surprising that he has yet to receive any deals with a number of big name free agents still on the board. If he does end up coming stateside, Weems is still unlikely to be a regular rotation player, and he won't be worth drafting in most leagues.
Jul 3 - 10:38 AM

Unrestricted free agent Lou Williams is set to meet with the Kings on Friday.

Williams could potentially slide into the starting shooting guard position with the Kings, so he could potentially see a small boost in value in Sacramento. Williams averaged 15.5 points, 2.1 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.9 three-pointers per game on his way to winning the Sixth Man of the Year award during the 2014-15 season, and he'll be worthy of a late-round selection regardless of where he winds up.
Jul 3 - 10:17 AM

The Knicks have reached out to free agent Landry Fields.

[Insert Knicks quiet free agency joke here]. Fields had a nice run with the Knicks to start his career and the Raptors overpaid him, but he's unlikely to get a deal for more than two years. Additionally, he's working on shooting left handed this offseason.
Jul 1 - 5:22 PM

DeMarre Carroll has agreed to a four-year, $60 million deal with the Raptors.

Terrence Ross was a huge disappointment for the Raptors last season, so Carroll will immediately step in as the starting small forward. It's a great signing for Toronto, as Carroll's defense, toughness and shooting stroke from beyond the arc will be a huge upgrade on the wing.
Jul 1 - 12:05 PM

The Raptors could look to deal DeMar DeRozan this summer while "whispers continue to circulate" that his camp wants $25 million per season a year from now, according to Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun.

While DeRozan has really been adept at adding points at the line, he was still only able to turn in a 51.0 true shooting percentage last season. He only made 21.7 percent on his pull-up 3-pointers while making just 28.7 percent of all of his 3-pointers. Unless he makes some sort of crazy leap from deep, DeRozan won't be worth that kind of money in the 2015 NBA. Of course, nothing is imminent on the trade front here.
Source: Toronto Sun
Jun 29 - 6:05 PM

According to Vincent Ellis of the Detroit Free Press, the Pistons will target DeMarre Carroll and Danny Green in free agency this summer.

Carroll and Green will have no shortage of suitors on the open market, so this will be a very difficult task for Stan Van Gundy. SVG covets 3-point shooters, and both Carroll and Green are lethal from beyond the arc. Detroit was able to take Stanley Johnson in the draft with the eight pick, but his value could take a hit if the Pistons sign another wing this summer.
Jun 27 - 12:14 PM

UCLA SG Norman Powell was selected with the 46th pick by the Bucks for the Raptors in the NBA Draft.

He picked up some extra playing time in his senior year at UCLA, averaging 16.4 points, 4.7 boards, 2.1 assists, 1.8 steals, 0.4 blocks and 1.1 treys. Powell has average size at 6’4, but he showed he could get to the rim down the stretch last season. He'll be trying to make the Raptors roster this season.
Jun 25 - 11:47 PM

Toronto selected Utah PG Delon Wright with the No. 20 pick on Thursday.

The Raptors are off to a solid start in the draft, having already dealt Greivis Vasquez (and his $6.6 million salary) to the Bucks for the No. 46 pick and a future first-rounder. Wright is 23 years old, having played four seasons in college, averaging 14.7 points, 5.0 boards and 5.0 assists in his senior year. He has good size and athleticism but doesn’t have much of a jumper, making just 29.9 percent of his 3-pointers. He's unlikely to get more than a handful of backup minutes while Kyle Lowry is healthy.
Jun 25 - 9:53 PM

According to Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun, the Raptors are looking for a two-way player with a lot of upside with the 20th pick in the draft.

Wolstat added that the player doesn't necessarily have to be ready to contribute right away, as the Raptors are counting on trades and free agency for immediate upgrades. Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri made some serious noise when he drafted Bruno Caboclo with the 20th pick in the 2014 draft, and it looks like he is willing to take another gamble this year.
Jun 24 - 9:48 AM

Sonny Weems has officially left CSKA Moscow, and he will weigh his NBA opportunities as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Weems has been out of the league since the 2010-11 season, and he owns career averages of 7.7 points and 2.5 rebounds. Perhaps he's able to sign on with an NBA team, but it's very unlikely he'll be a relevant name in standard fantasy leagues.
Jun 18 - 5:53 PM

Reigning Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams is set to become a free agent this summer, and teams such as the Kings, Lakers, Nets and Knicks are expected to pursue him.

The Raptors and Williams have both expressed a mutual interest, but Toronto will have plenty of competition once free agency begins. Williams had a phenomenal season with averages of 15.5 points, 2.1 assists, 1.9 boards, 1.9 3-pointers and 1.1 steals, but he only saw 25.2 minutes per game. His fantasy value will hinge on where he lands this summer, but Williams should be a solid target in the later rounds.
Source: Real GM
Jun 18 - 10:40 AM

Former Raptors swingman Sonny Weems is reportedly leaving CSKA Moscow to pursue an NBA contract.

It's a bold move for the 27-year-old Weems, who is "leaving around $6 million on the table in Russia." Weems averaged 13.1 points in 26.9 minutes per game with CSKA last season, and seems to have improved his shooting range -- he made 37.1 percent of his 3-pointers last year after making only 24.1 percent in three NBA seasons from 2008-2011. He's not currently on the fantasy radar.
Jun 16 - 1:54 PM

Bruno Caboclo and Lucas Noguiera will play in summer league next month.

Bruno is probably in the top 10 for players to watch in Vegas and we'll be tracking him every step of the way. He showed some promise at times and his wingspan gives him a sky-high ceiling.
Jun 13 - 8:23 PM

DeMarre Carroll declined to offer any insight into his upcoming free agency plans during a recent interview.

Carroll will have plenty of suitors when he becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer, but the 28-year-old wasn't in the mood to share his plans. "You know Atlanta played a big/major role in my life, major part of my family life so it would always be good to get back to Atlanta its a great system that I grew up in and you know kind of excelled in," Carroll said. "But, on the same token, my options are open and hopefully its Atlanta they will and have, they will be one of my best options but like I said before my options are open and Mark Bartelstein my agent he will handle all that process. He just told me to sit back and enjoy the ride." We'll keep an eye on Carroll throughout the summer, but he's positioned to be a mid-to-late round fantasy option no matter where he lands.
Jun 9 - 10:18 AM

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