Player News - Raptors

Date: Team: Pos:

Eric Moreland has reportedly agreed to a training camp deal with the Raptors.

He'll be competing for the third-string, center-spot with Chris Boucher at camp, but regardless of who makes the team, neither of these guys will be relevant in fantasy hoops while the Raptors are at full strength.
Sep 18 - 2:18 PM

Raptors GM Masai Ujiri said that Kawhi Leonard is healthy and expects Leonard to arrive in Toronto "shortly."

Here's the full quote from Ujiri on Leonard: "He's happy, and from what everybody has told me he's healthy. He's determined. He seems in the right frame of mind... I think there's a fire inside him and we're all excited about that." Masai also stated that Leonard has already spent a lot of time with the Raptors coaches and met many of his new teammates while training in L.A. over the summer.
Sep 18 - 12:15 PM

Lucas Nogueira has reportedly agreed to a deal with Fuenlabrada of Spain.

It's a bit odd that Nogueira wasn't able to find much traction as a free agent, but his deal with the Spanish club will include an NBA out clause should an opportunity present itself for him to come back stateside. Bebe performed well when given the minutes, but he's had trouble staying healthy, and at times, it seemed he wasn't completely locked in when he was on the court.
Sep 17 - 3:42 PM

ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne said she has heard that the Clippers are Kawhi Leonard's preferred destination next season.

It has long been reported that Leonard wants to land in L.A. next season. However, it was assumed that the Lakers were his top choice. Apparently, that's not the case according to Shelburne's sources. In fact, the Lakers rank behind the Clips and the Raptors. This will obviously be a story that takes many twists and turns and generates buzz all year long.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 15 - 11:03 AM

Deng Adel, who originally planned to sign a training camp deal with the Wolves, will instead sign a partially guaranteed deal with the Raptors, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Adel went undrafted out of Louisville, but does have pro potential. However, he is likely to spend the majority of next season in the G-League and can be ignored in all fantasy formats.
Sep 13 - 9:52 AM

The Raptors are reportedly signing Kyle Collinsworth to a training camp deal.

He'll provide another body at camp, but there's almost no way he'll snag a spot on the regular-season roster.
Sep 11 - 3:32 PM

Raptors assistant coach Phil Handy said Kawhi Leonard is "doing great."

"He’s in great shape. Body looks good, he’s feeling good, he’s moving well," Handy said. "I don’t anticipate any issues or any problems. He’s working hard and he’s a hard worker." This comes on the heels of a report that Leonard looked "remarkable" at a recent workout, but fantasy owners will want to see him for themselves during the preseason.
Sep 3 - 10:18 AM

Chris Bosh (blood clots) remains interested in coming back to the NBA.

"Yeah, it’s still on my mind," Bosh said of his comeback attempt. "Obviously, if it doesn’t happen by February, I’m not stupid, but yeah, I’m still looking forward to that... I know I can still play some ball and be a 3-and-D guy for somebody out there." There have been rumors of Bosh potentially signing a minimum-level deal to join LeBron James in Los Angeles, but the reality is that he still hasn't been medically cleared, and that seems unlikely to change.
Sep 2 - 6:54 PM

Jonas Valanciunas will not suit up for Team Lithuania at the World Cup Qualifiers in September.

Instead, he'll be returning to Toronto on September 15, which is a bit prior to the start of training camp. Newly appointed head coach, Nick Nurse, said he wanted his guys to show up a bit earlier than camp so they could have some more time to go over the new system and get into game shape. Valanciunas could be primed for a breakout year with Dwane Casey no longer around, making him an enticing mid-round target.
Aug 28 - 2:40 PM

Kawhi Leonard is reportedly "100 percent" and has looked "remarkable" at recent workouts.

Leonard is reportedly working without limitations, and this is the first report we've had indicating that he's fully recovered from the quad issue that limited him to just nine games last season. Leonard has top-5 potential and he'll be stepping into a major role in Toronto, but the risk here is obvious. A strong training camp and preseason would go a long way towards alleviating some of our concerns.
Source: Amico Hoops
Aug 27 - 6:53 PM

Deng Adel has agreed to a training camp deal with the Timberwolves.

Even if he's able to edge out one of the two-way guys for the 15th spot on the regular-season roster, he won't be seeing any meaningful floor time. This is Tom Thibodeau's team, after all.
Aug 27 - 5:21 PM

Kawhi Leonard and his camp are reportedly "going to go into [Toronto] with an open mind" this season, according Spurs beat writer Jabari Young.

"I think he still feels like L.A. might be the [ultimate] destination," Young said, referring to Kawhi's potential decision in free agency next summer. "But at the same time, he plans to go into this thing with an open mind, giving it every single shot in the world to make it work." Toronto recently added one of Kawhi's long-term friends to their coaching staff, and they'll do everything in their power to convince him to stay beyond 2018-19. Adrian Wojnarowski also reported that "So far, Leonard's preference is to sign in Los Angeles with either the Lakers or Clippers next season," so the Raptors may be fighting an uphill battle.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 24 - 4:37 PM

Kay Felder has signed a one-year, partially guaranteed contract with the Raptors, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.

Felder appeared in 16 games for the Bulls and Pistons last season, averaging 3.6 points while shooting just 30.0 percent from the floor. He will compete for the 15th and final spot on the Raptors roster. He can be ignored in all fantasy formats.
Aug 21 - 9:43 AM

Greg Monroe said he's been working on his 3-point shooting and is starting to feel more comfortable from distance.

He talked to coach Nick Nurse and is working to adapt his game to the 2018 pace-and-space style. "Now it's just time to get reps in game situations," Monroe said. He hasn't made a single 3-pointer in his entire career, which is pretty impressive for a guy who has logged 589 games in the regular season. The big man was decent on his long twos in a small sample last year, making 8-of-17 from 16-24 feet. We're not expecting him to make an impact from deep this season.
Aug 16 - 8:47 PM

The Raptors announced have signed G Jordan Loyd to a two-way contract.

Loyd spent last season in Isreal, averaging 17.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists for Hapoel Eilat. He is expected to spend most of the 2018-19 season in the G-League.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 10 - 9:24 AM


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