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  • Communication, turnovers hurt Raptors in loss to Kings - Sportsnet.ca
    OVER JAZZ 0 36 November 13 2015 0 36 November 13 2015 LAST SECOND PUT BACK BASKET LIFTS GRIZZLIES PAST TRAIL BLAZERS 0 53 November 13 2015 0 53 November 13 2015 ANOTHER SLOW START STRONG FINISH FOR RAPTORS 1 51 November 13 2015 1 51 November 13 2015 CAVALIERS TOP KNICKS FOR 8TH WIN IN A ROW 0 58 November 13 2015 0 58 November 13 2015 GEORGE ELLIS FUEL PACERS WIN AGAINST TIMBERWOLVES 1 00 November 13 2015 1 00 November 13 2015 PREV 3 NEXT 3 GAME HIGHLIGHTS TURNOVERS COUSINS TOO MUCH FOR RAPTORS AGAINST KINGS 0 54 November 16 2015 0 54 November 16 2015 JAZZ BEAT HAWKS TO END 3 GAME SKID 0 38 November 15 2015 0 38 November 15 2015 SMART OUT DUELS WESTBROOK CELTICS TOP THUNDER 0 50 November 15 2015 0 50 November 15 2015 GREEN CONLEY LEAD GRIZZLIES PAST TIMBERWOLVES 0 41 November 15 2015 0 41 November 15 2015 BATUM SCORES GAME HIGH 33 AS HORNETS EDGE TRAIL BLAZERS 0 52 November 15 2015 0 52 November 15 2015 MELO POWERS KNICKS PAST DAVIS PELICANS 0 49 November 15 2015 0 49 November 15 2015 BLEDSOE LEADS SUNS PAST NUGGETS 0 42 November 15 2015 0 42 November 15 2015 ALDRIDGE LEADS SPURS PAST 76ERS 0 42 November 15 2015 0 42 November 15 2015 FELTON HELPS MAVERICKS DOWN ROCKETS 0 50 November 15 2015 0 50 November 15 2015 CLIPPERS RALLY FOR WIN OVER PISTONS 1 06 November 14 2015 1 06 November 14 2015 BARTON S CAREER HIGH HELPS NUGGETS DEFEAT ROCKETS 0 58 November 14 2015 0 58 November 14 2015 BRYANT RETURNS BUT LAKERS FALL TO MAVERICKS 0 51 November 14 2015 0 51 November 14 2015 BUTLER GASOL LEAD BULLS PAST HORNETS 0 55 November 14 2015 0 55 November 14 2015 WESTBROOK TRIPLE DOUBLE LEADS THUNDER PAST 76ERS 0 49 November 13 2015 0 49 November 13 2015 FOURNIER HARRIS LEAD MAGIC TO WIN OVER JAZZ 0 36 November 13 2015 0 36 November 13 2015 LAST SECOND PUT BACK BASKET LIFTS GRIZZLIES PAST TRAIL BLAZERS 0 53 November 13 2015 0 53 November 13 2015 CAVALIERS TOP KNICKS FOR 8TH WIN IN A ROW 0 58 November 13 2015 0 58 November 13 2015 GEORGE ELLIS FUEL PACERS WIN AGAINST TIMBERWOLVES 1 00 November 13 2015 1 00 November 13 2015 PREV 3 NEXT 3 2000 2015 Rogers Media All rights reserved Privacy Policy Ad Choices Terms of Service Create a new password We ve sent an email with instructions to create a new password Your existing password has not been changed Close Create a new password We ll send you a link to create a new password forgotPasswordForm traditionalSignIn emailAddress backButton forgotPassword sendButton forgotPasswordForm Legal Acceptance legalAcceptancePostLoginForm By clicking Accept I confirm that I have read and understood each of the website terms of service and privacy policy and that I agree to be bound by them legalAcceptanceAcceptButton legalAcceptancePostLoginForm mergeAccounts My

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  • Casey: Bismack did as good as he could against Cousins - Sportsnet.ca
    36 November 13 2015 LAST SECOND PUT BACK BASKET LIFTS GRIZZLIES PAST TRAIL BLAZERS 0 53 November 13 2015 0 53 November 13 2015 ANOTHER SLOW START STRONG FINISH FOR RAPTORS 1 51 November 13 2015 1 51 November 13 2015 CAVALIERS TOP KNICKS FOR 8TH WIN IN A ROW 0 58 November 13 2015 0 58 November 13 2015 GEORGE ELLIS FUEL PACERS WIN AGAINST TIMBERWOLVES 1 00 November 13 2015 1 00 November 13 2015 PREV 3 NEXT 3 GAME HIGHLIGHTS TURNOVERS COUSINS TOO MUCH FOR RAPTORS AGAINST KINGS 0 54 November 16 2015 0 54 November 16 2015 JAZZ BEAT HAWKS TO END 3 GAME SKID 0 38 November 15 2015 0 38 November 15 2015 SMART OUT DUELS WESTBROOK CELTICS TOP THUNDER 0 50 November 15 2015 0 50 November 15 2015 GREEN CONLEY LEAD GRIZZLIES PAST TIMBERWOLVES 0 41 November 15 2015 0 41 November 15 2015 BATUM SCORES GAME HIGH 33 AS HORNETS EDGE TRAIL BLAZERS 0 52 November 15 2015 0 52 November 15 2015 MELO POWERS KNICKS PAST DAVIS PELICANS 0 49 November 15 2015 0 49 November 15 2015 BLEDSOE LEADS SUNS PAST NUGGETS 0 42 November 15 2015 0 42 November 15 2015 ALDRIDGE LEADS SPURS PAST 76ERS 0 42 November 15 2015 0 42 November 15 2015 FELTON HELPS MAVERICKS DOWN ROCKETS 0 50 November 15 2015 0 50 November 15 2015 CLIPPERS RALLY FOR WIN OVER PISTONS 1 06 November 14 2015 1 06 November 14 2015 BARTON S CAREER HIGH HELPS NUGGETS DEFEAT ROCKETS 0 58 November 14 2015 0 58 November 14 2015 BRYANT RETURNS BUT LAKERS FALL TO MAVERICKS 0 51 November 14 2015 0 51 November 14 2015 BUTLER GASOL LEAD BULLS PAST HORNETS 0 55 November 14 2015 0 55 November 14 2015 WESTBROOK TRIPLE DOUBLE LEADS THUNDER PAST 76ERS 0 49 November 13 2015 0 49 November 13 2015 FOURNIER HARRIS LEAD MAGIC TO WIN OVER JAZZ 0 36 November 13 2015 0 36 November 13 2015 LAST SECOND PUT BACK BASKET LIFTS GRIZZLIES PAST TRAIL BLAZERS 0 53 November 13 2015 0 53 November 13 2015 CAVALIERS TOP KNICKS FOR 8TH WIN IN A ROW 0 58 November 13 2015 0 58 November 13 2015 GEORGE ELLIS FUEL PACERS WIN AGAINST TIMBERWOLVES 1 00 November 13 2015 1 00 November 13 2015 PREV 3 NEXT 3 2000 2015 Rogers Media All rights reserved Privacy Policy Ad Choices Terms of Service Create a new password We ve sent an email with instructions to create a new password Your existing password has not been changed Close Create a new password We ll send you a link to create a new password forgotPasswordForm traditionalSignIn emailAddress backButton forgotPassword sendButton forgotPasswordForm Legal Acceptance legalAcceptancePostLoginForm By clicking Accept I confirm that I have read and understood each of the website terms of service and privacy policy and that I agree to be bound by them legalAcceptanceAcceptButton legalAcceptancePostLoginForm mergeAccounts My profile profilePhotoCustom public profileBlurb Display Name public displayName

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  • Michael Grange, Author at Sportsnet.ca
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  • Joseph's homecoming more than just a good story - Sportsnet.ca
    to the job and his simple passion for his craft He made a believer out of Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich when as he was struggling for playing time as a rookie he asked to be sent down to the NBA D League to get some run But the Raptors see upside as well The term of his deal extends past that of all star Kyle Lowry s who will likely opt out of his contract two summers from now While no one within the organization is prepared to declare Joseph ready to push Lowry as a starter the dollars and term they gave him suggest they are betting that he s still improving and could provide them an option there in time His calling card for the moment is the 14 games he started this season for San Antonio when Tony Parker was injured Joseph shot 56 2 per cent from the floor including 44 per cent from the three point line while averaging 13 5 points and 4 5 rebounds a game in 36 minutes of playing time Was that a blip or a suggestion that there is more where that came from If it s the latter and Joseph s stints running the point for the Canadian national team suggest it is the Raptors will have one of the best point guard tandems in the Eastern Conference The Raptors had targeted Joseph all along This summer when it was rumoured that Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge was going to jump to the Spurs in free agency the Raptors saw that outcome as the best possible consolation prize if their own pursuit of Aldridge was unsuccessful It was believed that signing Aldridge would force San Antonio to relinquish their rights to Joseph to create space under the NBA s salary cap and sure enough that s what happened The Spurs and Aldridge reached an agreement on Friday and the Spurs renounced Joseph Sunday afternoon By Sunday night the deal with Toronto was done The signing will largely conclude a significant and costly makeover of a team that was meekly swept from the playoffs by the Washington Wizards in April The marquee signing was DeMarre Carroll a hard nosed defender who played for a 60 win team in Atlanta and who will play small forward for four years in Toronto at the price of 60 million Joseph will bring the championship ring he won in San Antonio to be the primary backup for Lowry at point guard although he can back up DeMar DeRozan at the two as well The Raptors also are expected to sign long armed shot blocking specialist Bismack Biyombo for 6 million over two years as frontcourt depth Gone are Amir Johnson who signed for 24 million over two years with the Boston Celtics and Lou Williams who won the Sixth Man Award with the Raptors and parlayed that into a 21 million deal over three years with the Los Angeles Lakers The moves

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  • Donnovan Bennett, Author at Sportsnet.ca
    paying early dividends 1 week ago More so culturally than schematically the Toronto Raptors 103 98 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday shows the work that GM Masai Ujiri did in the off season is paying early dividends Bright moment saves Man United s dark night 1 week ago It was far from vintage Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League against CSKA Moscow Lucky for the Red Devils that Wayne Rooney came through when he did against the Russians CIS Football Top 10 Dinos stomp into playoffs 2 weeks ago The Calgary Dinos finished the season 8 0 and have the No 1 seed in the Can West playoffs They also sit atop Donnovan Bennett s final CIS football ballot of the season Load more columns GET A BONUS GIFT SUBSCRIBE Sports NHL MLB NBA NFL CFL SOCCER CURLING TENNIS AUTO RACING More MAGAZINE TELEVISION RADIO TIM SID INSIDERS SN WORLD SN NOW RSS Social FACEBOOK TWITTER YOUTUBE GOOGLE About SN MEDIA CENTRE COMPANY INFO ADVERTISE FAQ FEEDBACK 2000 2015 Rogers Media All rights reserved Privacy Policy Ad Choices Terms of Service Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin Create a new password We ve sent an email with instructions to create a new password Your existing password has not been changed Close Create a new password We ll send you a link to create a new password forgotPasswordForm traditionalSignIn emailAddress backButton forgotPassword sendButton forgotPasswordForm Legal Acceptance legalAcceptancePostLoginForm By clicking Accept I confirm that I have read and understood each of the website terms of service and privacy policy and that I agree to be bound by them legalAcceptanceAcceptButton legalAcceptancePostLoginForm mergeAccounts My profile profilePhotoCustom public profileBlurb Display Name public displayName public name

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  • Poll: NBA execs split on Raptors' Carroll signing - Sportsnet.ca
    Utah 10 C Washington 7 D New Orleans 7 E Phoenix 7 If they stay healthy they might push for a playoff spot Not over New Orleans or Pheonix but Dallas and Portland could fall off a cliff opening things up for Minnesota With a taste of that experience they d be a monster in the next 2 to 4 years What was the Raptors biggest off season move A DeMarre Carroll 30 B Cory Joseph 8 C Jerry Stackhouse 5 They had gaping holes at the 3 and 4 and depending on what Casey wants to do he can fill both He s a culture setter which is what that room needs What was the worst signing of the off season A Wes Matthews 15 B Rajon Rondo 8 C Paul Milsap 8 D DeMarre Carroll 5 E Dwyane Wade 4 F Cory Joseph 2 G DeAndre Jordan 1 I love Wes but he s coming off an injury that is tough to return from at his age and got money few teams were willing to pay What was the best signing of the off season A LaMarcus Aldridge 21 B Marc Gasol 17 C DeMarre Carrol 3 D DeAndre Jordan 1 E Robin Lopez 1 If his presence means Pop coaches longer which it sounds like it will that alone makes them better With him and TD tied together it s tough to plan your organization deep in the future Now that s not an issue Yeah gain stability Can Las Vegas support a NBA team A Yes 39 B No 4 No question This is a basketball town It very well could be an NBA city before the NHL comes here Who will be NBA rookie of the year A Jahlil Okafor 16 B Karl Anthony Towns 14 C D Angelo Russell 12 D Bobby Portis 1 He s the most ready to play which isn t normally 76ers GM Sam Hinkie s MO Out here in Vegas you could argue he s been the best player rookie or not How many centres are going to be better than him in the East Not many if any Who will be NBA MVP 1 LeBron James 30 2 Steph Curry 7 3 Anthony Davis 5 4 Blake Griffin 1 He should have been the MVP of the Finals and of the league every year since his third year No team wouldn t move heaven and earth to have him 2Fbasketball 2Fnba 2Fpoll nba execs split on raptors carroll signing 2F Join the Discussion EDITORS PICKS McDavid looks for silver lining in injury situation 27 minutes ago Will Donaldson get long term offer from Jays this winter 10 hours ago Matt Duchene handling Avalanche trade rumours like a pro 36 minutes ago The time Michael Jordan carried Max Domi 5 hours ago Bases Covered Could Cueto land with the Yankees 3 hours ago Forrest They threw bags of urine at us 4 hours ago Has Marc Andre Fleury been

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  • Gare Joyce, Author at Sportsnet.ca
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  • Big Read: Thon Maker on his way to stardom - Sportsnet.ca
    of the hotel chain s commercials outside the box thinkers selling machines and game changers Maker is all of those in one I played soccer when I was growing up says Maker an Arsenal fan It was when I met coach Ed Smith at 12 or 13 in Perth that I realized that I had potential to play this other game and went with him to Sydney to work on my game And when I went with coach Smith to the U S to train at John Lucas s camp I realized that I wanted to play in America Smith helped make that happen A native of Liberia and a former assistant coach at Chaminade University in Hawaii Smith became Maker s legal guardian and moved from Australia to the U S with him first to a private school in New Orleans then to Carlisle School in Virginia Smith landed Maker in AAU programs camps and showcase games Most of the business travellers at the La Quinta probably haven t seen as much of the U S as Maker has in the past four years but for sure they ve seen more of their families the only face time Maker has had with his parents the past two years is on Skype This is what I have to do to follow my passion Maker says I have the rest of my life to see my family in Australia I only have this time now to pursue my ambition and grow This was the plan Coming to Orangeville hadn t been in his plans until he had to make an immigration pit stop Maker had to leave the U S in the summer of 2013 while the USCIS sorted out his U S visa He landed in Toronto while his paperwork was being processed Looking for a workout he made his way out to the Athlete Institute and thought the facility outstripped Carlisle s He returned to Virginia for his sophomore season joined by Matur but by the start of the school year Maker was looking for new challenges At that point he remembered the workouts up at the Tippings gym It is good for both of us Maker says I knew that Orangeville Prep could help me grow in a way that I couldn t at Carlisle And I knew that playing here could get people talking about the school It s fair to say that talk about Thon Maker drowns out chatter about O Prep to be expected given one of the phenom s mixtapes has been viewed 1 8 million times With five star talents talk among recruiters boils down to one question Where will he go In Maker s case a second unknown kept recruiters guessing his timing Though he entered his junior year this past fall Maker took on an academic load that put him on track to become eligible for NCAA play a year early a strategy that many top hoops recruits have opted for Andrew Wiggins among them His intentions seemed to become clear after this tweet from his Twitter account I m on track to graduate this year but a lot of hard work ahead this summer No shortcuts on this road to success built4this Thon Maker ThonMaker14 February 18 2015 From left Maker and his brother Matur Alonzo Walker poses in front of teammates in the Orangeville locker room Maker in conversation with coach Ed Smith During the winter Maker managed to balance homework a hoops schedule of more than 40 games daily practices including Christmas Day and visits to NCAA schools looking for his commitment Most notable among the suitors were Kentucky s John Calipari and Indiana s Tom Crean who offered scholarships to both Thon and Matur The older of the Maker boys doesn t sound like anyone whose head would be turned by a coach s hard sell With these trips it s not just that the coaches are trying to get me to commit to them but they re showing their schools that they re out recruiting top players he says So when the five star recruits come it s in the news Those coaches seem to be operating under the assumption that Maker will be playing as a freshman this fall but Maker s legal guardian says it s well not a slam dunk Even if Maker graduates this year another season of prep might be in the cards It s about whether the young man is ready and we ll be looking at that Smith says We want to keep every possible option open Based on an informal survey at the Bluegrass Series Maker might be motivated to go to the NCAA this year because he s more likely to be a top three pick in the 2016 NBA draft than the following June Josh Jackson is a more finished player at 16 way out in front of Maker in the 2017 draft class and it looks like a deeper talent pool one prep coach says And then you might be concerned that the NBA is going to make it a sophomore eligible draft instead of one and done and that way Maker would lose two whole years in the NBA Whatever option Maker exercises he will undoubtedly hear out Smith who has been through this before A father of five Smith has mentored a legion of Australian basketball players Some stayed in the U S only briefly others earned degrees and one a Sudanese expat named Ater Majok made it all the way to the second round of the NBA draft During Majok s single mostly uneventful season with UConn program officials regarded Smith as a distraction or worse That reputation follows him today with many wondering if in signing Thon Maker a college program effectively signs Smith as well a two for one and done Smith seems more bored than annoyed by any aspersions cast his way It s part of the social dynamics

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