Player News - Raptors

Date: Team: Pos:

Jarrod Uthoff is excited for his opportunity with the Raptors.

"It’ll be a great chance to learn from experienced NBA guys that play at a very high level," Uthoff said. "Being around that every day, you can’t replace that. It’s a really professional organization that handles themselves with class in whatever they do. I think that’s showing on the court as well. It starts from the top down. They really created a special organization there." We don't anticipate Uthoff making it out of of training camp and onto the regular season roster.
Sep 24 - 3:52 PM

Raptors sign G Brady Heslip.

Heslip will join the Raptors on a training camp deal, but can be ignored by fantasy owners as he'll likely start the season in the D-League.
Sep 20 - 12:51 PM

The Raptors will reportedly sign Brady Heslip to a training camp deal on Friday.

Toronto's D-League affiliate owns his rights, and that's more than likely where he'll be heading after camp. There's no fantasy value to be had here.
Sep 15 - 3:11 PM

Toronto's D-League affiliate Raptors 905 have acquired the rights to Brady Heslip.

Heslip has been playing in Italy, and it is currently unclear if he'll be joining the Raptors 905 for 2016-17. Toronto sent Ronald Roberts to Sacramento's D-League affiliate in the exchange, but neither of these guys will have any fantasy value this upcoming season.
Sep 15 - 1:36 PM

DeAndre Daniels signed a deal to play for Pallacanestro Mantovana in Italy.

He was the 37th pick in the 2014 Draft, but Daniels has spent the last two seasons playing in Australia and the D-League.
Source: Sportando
Sep 12 - 9:23 AM

The Raptors announced their signing of E.J. Singler on Thursday.

Singler will join the team on a camp deal and will likely spend the 2016-17 in the D-League. Fantasy owners can feel free to ignore the 26-year-old.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 8 - 12:37 PM

Raptors coach Dwane Casey is expecting big things from Jonas Valanciunas this season.

"He has taken another step and there is another step he can take," Casey said of J-Val. "This is a huge year for him." Valanciunas has the potential to become an elite fantasy talent, but Casey held him back by limiting his workload to 26.0 minutes per game last season and 26.2 the year before. It's conceivable that his role will grow after a dominant showing in the playoffs and it helps that Bismack Biyombo is gone, so all signs are pointing to a career year for the Lithuanian big man.
Sep 3 - 1:09 PM

The Raptors finalized a multiple-year extension with team president Masai Ujiri.

It's not surprising at all for one of the NBA's best GMs. Since the Raptors were able to bring him over from Denver, Ujiri has been known for pulling off terrific trade offers -- they cashed in in Jakob Poeltl at No. 9 in the draft thanks to the Andrea Bargnani deal with the Knicks. His Raptors are in much better shape and should be in the playoff mix for the foreseeable future.
Sep 2 - 3:31 PM

Raptors sign F E.J. Singler.

Kyle Singler's brother will be a camp body for the Raptors and compete for the 15th roster spot. He didn't have a great Summer League in July and didn't do much with the Blazers at last year's training camp.
Aug 24 - 2:57 PM

Jonas Valanciunas said he was "pretty bad" in the Olympics.

"I got to do something with my head," Valanciunas said. This isn't the first time we've seen JV fall off a cliff at times, but it's very unusual for him to be bad for such a long stretch. In 23.8 minutes per game over those six outings, he turned in meager averages of 6.7 points, 7.0 boards, 1.0 blocks and 2.2 turnovers on just 39 percent from the field. Let's not overreact here for one of the best international big men in the NBA.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 17 - 6:33 PM

Jonas Valanciunas struggled to bring much to the box score during Lithuania's 90-64 beatdown via Team Australia on Wednesday, putting up just five points and eight rebounds over 24 minutes of action.

Valanciunas didn't have all that great of an Olympic tournament, but his teammates also didn't make much of an effort to get him involved, and the lack of 3-point shooting from Team Lithuania also made it easier for opposing teams to load up on JV in the paint. A lackluster performance at the Olympics should not deter prospective owners from spending a mid-round selection on Valanciunas on draft day, as he could be in for a career year with Bismack Biyombo no longer in Toronto to chip away at his minutes.
Aug 17 - 12:25 PM

Jonas Valanciunas made 6-of-15 from the field for 13 points during a 90-81 defeat to Croatia on Monday, adding six rebounds and one block in 33 minutes.

He hasn't quite looked right and doesn't have much pep in his step right now. There's really nothing to worry about here for Valanciunas next season as he heads into his age-24 season with not much depth behind him. The Lithuanians will play against an impressive Australian team on Wednesday.
Aug 15 - 11:12 PM

Jonas Valanciunas did not score in 19 minutes against Spain during a 109-59 loss on Saturday, adding 10 rebounds and two turnovers.

He had a really tough time against Pau Gasol. Valanciunas hasn't looked like a great fit on this team, which comes as a surprise following his terrific postseason. He should be a fantasy force next year with the Raptors missing some of their depth from last season.
Aug 13 - 7:42 PM

Jonas Valanciunas scored six points during an 81-73 win over Argentina on Thursday, adding 10 rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 27 minutes.

This kind of stat line looks awfully familiar for fantasy owners. Valanciunas has been a paint eater for the Lithuanians, which is probably going to be the case for the Raptors next year. Still, his upside is massive in fantasy thanks to his terrific percentages to go with some blocks and boards. He's a terrific fantasy target.
Aug 11 - 11:35 PM

The Raptors are currently in "advanced negotiations" on a contract extension with GM Masai Ujiri.

Ujiri has played a pivotal role in restoring the Toronto franchise, which was highlighted by the Raptors making their first Eastern Conference Finals appearance ever this past season. Needless to say, the extension is warranted and the Raptors are smart to extend Ujiri's tenure in Toronto.
Aug 11 - 7:09 PM


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