Player News - Raptors

Date: Team: Pos:

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

New head coach Nick Nurse plans to demand more defensively from DeMar DeRozan.

Nurse said that DeRozan is on board with the plan to improve on the other end of the floor. "We sat down, he’s on the edge of his seat saying, ‘What do you got for me,’" said Nurse. "I was like, "Well’ … and I start in and he finishes my sentence: ‘I know, I’m better than that, I want to work at it.'" Nurse added: "He’s totally down, he’s got the ability physically, he knows what he’s doing. We’ve got to make a plan and a long-term plan and stick with it a little bit."
Source: Toronto Sun
Jul 14 - 12:06 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The qualifying offer extended to forward Malcolm Miller has been withdrawn.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

Malcolm Miller (dislocated right shoulder) will miss the rest of Summer League.

The Raptors haven't yet released an official timetable on Miller, but he should be good to go by the time training camp rolls along. However, he's currently a restricted free agent, and the unfortunate timing of this injury could make it tough for him to find a guaranteed contract this summer.
Jul 10 - 4:58 PM

OG Anunoby came through with 19 points, six rebounds, four 3-pointers, two blocks and two turnovers in Monday's Summer League loss to the Thunder.

Anunoby started at power forward for Toronto in this one, and it was easily his best game of Summer League thus far. He only logged 24% of his minutes at the four-spot last year, and it could be tough for him to get much more time there as long as Serge Ibaka and Jonas Valanciunas are around, but he's shown over the past few days that he's comfortable playing there. A trade of Ibaka or JV would be a boon to Anunoby's value.
Jul 9 - 5:47 PM

Malcolm Miller dislocated his right shoulder during Monday's Summer League game against the Thunder.

This is horrible timing for Miller, who is currently a restricted free agent with the Raptors and auditioning for 29 other teams at these exhibition games. This will assuredly end Miller's Summer League run, and it could be tough for him to find a contract while he's hurt.
Jul 9 - 5:20 PM

Coach Nick Nurse said Toronto could experiment with having DeMar DeRozan guard more All-Stars "instead of hiding him in a regular season game on a poor offensive player."

This is interesting because the Raptors have usually kept DeRozan's defensive responsibility to help his offensive output. This probably won't stick in most matchups, but we'll watch for it in October.
Jul 7 - 2:51 PM

OG Anunoby scored nine points with seven rebounds, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

He scored a couple quick buckets early, but was fairly quiet after that. Coach Nick Nurse is going to run the show and he's expected to play OG a bunch in this event. He should have better days ahead in Vegas.
Jul 6 - 5:28 PM

OG Anunoby, Augusto Lima, Alfonzo McKinnie, Marquis Teague and Malcolm Miller will start against the Pelicans on Friday.

With new coach Nick Nurse running the show, we should see a lot of their rotation guys. Anunoby figures to get a higher-usage role while we see a lot of Malcolm Miller.
Jul 6 - 3:01 PM

According to Sean Deveney of Sporting News, Chris Bosh could attempt a comeback and join LeBron James in Los Angeles.

Bosh has been retired since 2017, but has said many times that he would like to play in the NBA again. Bosh would have to petition the league to get medical clearance, and Deveney adds that he would likely sign on with the Lakers for the veteran's minimum. Lakers GM Rob Pelinka was Bosh's agent before he retired, and he was spotted working out at the Lakers’ practice facility earlier this season. To be clear, this is firmly in the rumor stage.
Jul 2 - 10:31 AM

Fred VanVleet has agreed to a two-year, $18 million deal to remain with Toronto.

There was news swirling about the Suns potentially trying to poach him from the Raps, but they've kept the Sixth Man of the Year nominee on board. VanVleet logged 20.0 minutes a game while contributing 8.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. He also had 35 games scoring 10 or more points. If FVV's role continues to grow with Toronto, so will his fantasy value.
Jul 1 - 10:39 AM

The Suns appear to be the "biggest threat to poach" Fred VanVleet from the Raptors, according to Josh Lewenberg of TSN.

This fits in with what a few other reporters are saying on FVV. The Suns do have a need at point guard unless they feel comfortable with Brandon Knight or really want to hand minutes to rookie Elie Okobo. If FVV lands on the Suns, he'd get a hefty boost in fantasy value.
Jun 30 - 5:30 PM

The Raptors are not sold on the Serge Ibaka and Jonas Valanciunas combo at power forward and center, according to Josh Lewenberg of TSN.

This has been a story for almost a year, and the Raptors could be looking at another change to go with their coaching swap. Ibaka has really slowed down over the last two years and the Raptors likely would have to attach young players or picks to unload the $44.9 million left on his deal over the next two.
Source: TSN
Jun 28 - 4:37 PM

The Raptors extended a qualifying offer to Malcolm Miller.

That makes him a restricted free agent after his 15 games played with the Raptors last season. Miller wasn't really in the rotation when the Raptors were healthy, and he may just sign the qualifying offer instead of hitting the market.
Jun 27 - 4:09 PM

The Raptors extended a qualifying offer to Fred VanVleet.

No surprise here and now FVV is a restricted free agent. VanVleet is likely going to get some decent offers after a breakout 2017-18 season, averaging 8.6 points, 3.2 dimes and 1.4 treys. The 24-year-old guard has also said he wants to return to the Raptors next season.
Jun 27 - 4:06 PM


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