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NBA Orlando Magic Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon Was Pure Magic At The NBA Slam Dunk Contest

It’s been said that there are no more dunks left to do, but Magic power forward Aaron Gordon absolutely blew everyone away with what is quite possibly the most difficult and spectacular dunk ever seen at an NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Gordon used Magic mascot Stuff the Magic Dragon with amazing effect several times to illustrate his athletic and creative flair to raise the bar once again at what can be at times the premier event at NBA All-Star weekend.

In the dunk of the night, Gordon jumped over Stuff the Magic Dragon, who is almost as tall as the 6’9 Gordon, in spectacular fashion that defied probability. Completely clearing Stuff with his legs parallel to the floor, Gordon reached beneath his legs to grab the ball out of Stuff’s raised hands and windmill the ball over his own head to complete the impossible sequence with a slam through the hoop. The only disappointment being the judges didn’t give him a score of more than 50.

“Going under both legs. Yeah, so I knew I wanted to do that because it was just different,” Gordon said after the contest. “I knew it hadn’t been done in an NBA Dunk Contest. So I think all four of my initial dunks had never been done in an NBA Dunk Contest before. So I think that was my goal, and I did it.”

Watch the highlights of the dunk contest on the NBA Youtube channel,

The event continued into extra innings as Zach LaVine and Gordon traded scores of 50 until the judges undervalued Gordon’s final dunk as both competitors were forced into displays that they couldn’t have planned on using but remained spectacular.

“Out of my first four dunks, I think potentially I could have won,” Gordon continued. “It could have gone either way. Zach’s an incredible dunker, he went through the legs from the free throw line. That is insane.

“If I knew it was going to be like that, I would have prepared better and we would have been here dunking all night, going back 50 after 50 after 50 after 50. We would have been here all night. I didn’t know it was going to be like that.”

LaVine earned his scores of 50, by any prior dunk contest standards his dunks were perfect. However, Gordon took things to another level and the judges didn’t have a means to give him the higher scores he deserved.

Watch the entire dunk contest here,

After that display, no one will be suggesting the dunk contest is past it’s prime now, but next year’s crop of participants may have a near impossible standard to match – or will they? Apparently we’ve been writing off this event as “it’s over” far too easily before.

“I kind of did a lot of dunks there, man. I don’t know how many more I’ve got,” Gordon said. “I’ve got a year, yeah. In Charlotte, yeah, if they want me to come back, I probably will. I’ve got a year to get my dunks ready.”

 

 

Stephen_Brotherston_insideStephen Brotherston covers the Toronto Raptors and visiting NBA teams at the Air Canada Centre and is a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association.

 

 

 

 

NBA Toronto Raptors 905 Bruno Caboclo

A Bruno Caboclo Drive Makes Raptors 905 Coach Mermuys Happy

Raptors 905 head coach Jesse Mermuys knows it is going to take a while for young forward Bruno Caboclo to learn everything he is trying to teach him this season. So when he sees Caboclo take a lesson from a film session and implement it on the court in spectacular fashion, Mermuys wasn’t just happy, he was ecstatic.

“I can’t tell you, inside there was fireworks going off because we had just had this film session with (Caboclo) and we are talking and I am trying to engage him and get him to open up,” Mermuys said. “I want (Caboclo) to go in there stronger and dunk the basketball. He is such a finesse skill that length and I said sometimes you got to go in there and dunk it and he laughed.

“To see him go out there and dunk it, I laughed cause I thought it was funny that he actually did it.”

 

 

Caboclo has very limited basketball experience at the professional level, but those natural skills and physical attributes promise so much once he figures things out.

 

 

Stephen_Brotherston_insideStephen Brotherston covers the Toronto Raptors and visiting NBA teams at the Air Canada Centre and is a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association.

 

 

 

NBA D-League Mississauga Raptors 905 Sim Bhullar

Raptors 905 Show A Monster Commitment To 7’5 Sim Bhullar

The Mississauga Raptors 905 7’5 Canadian center Sim Bhullar has only played in five of his team’s 12 games this season, but that doesn’t mean the local giant is being slighted by head coach Jesse Mermuys or the organization. The Raptors have taken on a monster commitment with the support of Bhullar’s agent, Team Canada and the cooperation of Bhullar himself to significantly improve the biggest player Canada has.

Part of the deal early on was Bhullar wouldn’t travel with the 905 so he could focus on his conditioning. The big man really didn’t take getting in shape all that seriously during college and although he lost some weight during the 905 training camp, it became obvious during the season that he still had a long ways to go.

Then, somewhat unexpectedly, Mermuys dropped him from the active list during the recent homestand for several games.  Mermuys demanded Bhullar recommit to the process and the big man complied.

 

 

“It was a good wake-up call for Sim to understand that we mean – this organization means – business,” Mermuys said. “We brought him here and we had conditions in place with his agent, with Canada Basketball and we are not going to be lax on that. We are committed to the process and I’m sure it was tough, but we are not really going to let up until he gets to where he needs to be.”

Bhullar got back into the line-up at home against the Grand Rapids Drive as a result of hard work and played some of the best basketball of his brief career with the 905. Mermuys using a “hockey” approach of short three minute shifts to get the most out of his big center.

“The time I took off I kind of took a step back from basketball and I focused on the things I really needed to do and I worked hard everyday and first guy in the gym and last guy to leave,” Bhullar told Pro Bball Report. “I guess that really helped me get a better feel on the court and I am going to keep continuing to do that and try to be like a leader for these guys.”

Bhullar has embraced the shorter shift approach that Mermuys has adopted and was so effective against the Drive. At this point, any concerns about Bhullar not being happy with his decision to come home to play seem completely unfounded.

“It gives me time to refresh myself and I know Coach is going to put me right back into the game,” Bhullar said. “So, it’s just go in there and work your hardest and get on the bench and get some water and get some rest and get right ready to go right back in there.

“I am enjoying it. I mean it’s good to be home and something I didn’t have last year was the development part of the game and the way the coaches help each player out and like I said, just being here two hours before practice and an hour after everybody leaves is big for me and I think I really need that and I didn’t have that last year.

“I am enjoying my time here. It’s a year for me to develop and if I can do it here then I can definitely do it anywhere.”

Bhullar is one of the most intriguing Canadian prospects to ever come along. The big man dwarfs any center he goes up against and his smooth jump shot, soft hands and finishing ability around the rim demand a double-team virtually every trip down the court. He’s even a decent defender until he runs out of gas.

The Raptors 905 approach might look harsh as Bhullar gets left off the active roster to work on his conditioning at the discretion of Coach Mermuys, but it’s exactly what he needs and wants.

 

 

Stephen_Brotherston_insideStephen Brotherston covers the Toronto Raptors and visiting NBA teams at the Air Canada Centre and is a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association.

 

 

 

NBA Milwaukee Bucks Tyler Ennis

Canadian Tyler Ennis Talks About His Bumpy Road In The NBA

Canadian point guard Tyler Ennis was Raptors president and general manager Masai Ujiri’s first choice in the 2014 NBA draft, but it wasn’t to be. The guard heavy Phoenix Suns swooped in and grabbed Ennis with the 18th pick and Ujiri ended up taking forward prospect Bruno Caboclo at 20 two picks later.

Ennis talks about getting drafted, the benefits of playing with so many experienced point guards in Phoenix, the trade to Milwaukee, Team Canada and his shoulder injury as part of his bumpy road in the NBA.

 

 

 

 

Stephen_Brotherston_insideStephen Brotherston covers the Toronto Raptors and visiting NBA teams at the Air Canada Centre and is a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association.

 

 

 

Jonas Valanciunas

Jonas Valanciunas Honest Self Assessment Of His Game

Jonas Valanciunas talked to the media after signing his brand new four-year extension with the Toronto Raptors. As always the young center showed a solid appreciation of where he is in his NBA career.

“I was happy (with the offer) … I love Toronto. I love to play here.”

“I just wanted to sign with Raptors that’s all”

“I am looking forward to get better, to be a better player.”

“(My minutes) depends on me, I got to get better defensively.”

“That’s why we are doing the deal, because I feel the trust in me. So, I just want to say thank you for the whole organization, for Masai, for trusting me.”

 

 

 

NBA Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey

Panic In Toronto As Complacency Hits The Raptors

It was a sweat drenched and obviously irritated Head Coach Dwane Casey who addressed the media after the division-leading Toronto Raptors eked out a 91-86 win over the now 8-35 Philadelphia 76ers on the back of a monster fourth quarter performance by their 2015 All-Star starter Kyle Lowry.

“Thank god for Kyle because we didn’t play any type of basketball whatsoever tonight,” Casey said. “The way we walked out and got down 15 to nothing, if we are serious about a playoff team or getting out of the first round of the playoffs or whatever. If we are satisfied with where we are right now – then we are going to continue to play like that.”

With just four wins and five losses since Toronto returned from that rough Western Conference road trip at the start of the month, Casey has been searching for players that have been willing to earn their paycheck, but what he has been finding instead is a boatload of complacency.

“We got to make up our minds that we are serious about earning our paychecks twice a month,” Casey said. “We have an air of complacency and I don’t like it.”

There were rumblings from Casey previously, but those tended to sound a lot like coach-speak as the Raptors finished the first half of the season with the most wins in franchise history. However, the coach-speak has been over for a while now as Casey has been taking action in an attempt to drive his point home.

James Johnson has been enjoying a breakout season in Toronto, but Casey sat him out the game after Johnson took a silly technical foul sandwiched between two turnovers in the fourth quarter against the Pelicans and James has been on a short leash ever since.

Terrence Ross’ disappearing act since the Raptors got back from the West has forced Casey to move his third year wing from a starting role to the bench in an attempt to shake him out of whatever put him in his current funk. It hasn’t worked. Immediately prior to losing his spot in the starting rotation, Ross had gone 1-4, 1-8 and 0-3 from the field without doing anything else to make-up for it elsewhere on the court. Ross had a good first game off the bench, but his next two efforts would have justified a DNP-CD.

DeMar DeRozan looked pretty good in his first three games back from injury, but he’s been a hindrance in his last three games. DeRozan averaged 4.7 points on 17.6 percent shooting from the field and just 1 free throw attempt against Milwaukee, Memphis and Philadelphia. Since DeRozan’s return, he has stopped attacking the basket and getting to the charity stripe. After 10 days and 6 games, it’s time for the 2014 All-Star to shake it off and get back to playing his game.

Casey even started Patrick Patterson in the second half of the game against the 76ers over Amir Johnson. Amir had been producing lately, but he didn’t have ‘it’ in Philadelphia and Casey is getting desperate and doesn’t want to hear the excuses any longer.

“Some people have injuries, some people have nagging injuries, that’s one reason, but again, we’ve got to have a collective effort by everybody,” Casey said. “It’s not just one guy. It’s quite a few guys that have to come out serious about earning their money.”

Bad starts and lackadaisical play over more than very short periods of time had been foreign to the Raptors for over a year now, but inconsistent effort usually associated with mediocrity is back and in a big way. A coach can only yell so often and so loudly. In the end it’s on the players to pull themselves out of this funk collectively.

“We think we are just going to walk out and beat somebody and that’s not going to happen in this league,” Casey said. “I don’t care who you are and we haven’t done anything yet and we got to get back to the basics. They (the players) have to decide. They have to make a decision from top to bottom and we can continue to say, ‘we are going to be okay, we are going to be okay,’ but we are not going to be okay.”

Shots fired in public, but will the players respond?

The Raptors play the Pistons on Sunday at the Air Canada Center.

 

 

 

Stephen_Brotherston_insideStephen Brotherston covers the Toronto Raptors and visiting NBA teams at the Air Canada Centre and is a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association.

 

 

 

Raptors starting lineup by Paul Saini FylmmToronto Raptors Have A Record Setting First Half This Season

The Toronto Raptors had spent a franchise record 59 days atop the NBA’s Eastern Conference as they reached the midway point of the 2014-15 season with a record of 27-14, the most wins in franchise history after 41 games. It also marked the first time the Raptors had ever been alone in first place.

 

 

 

Williams Kobe Vasquez

Raptors at Lakers – The Postgame Show With Co-host James Borbath

Join Pro Bball Report Editor Stephen Brotherston and Dino Nation’s James Borbath as we discuss the aftermath of the Toronto Raptors road game in Los Angeles against the Lakers. The video podcast will start shortly after the conclusion of the game. (about 12 midnight ET)

Submit questions during the Postgame Show on the Google Hangout or at anytime prior to or during the Show on twitter using the hash-tag #PBRPost @stevesraptors @DNBorby

Google Event page: Join the Google Hangout

or watch on Youtube here.

Pregame Ramble:

With 13 wins already, the Toronto Raptors will finish off November with the most wins in any month of the franchise’s history no matter what happens tonight in L.A., however, at 7-0 versus teams under .500, the Raptors should be feeling pretty confidence of the win over the 3-13 Lakers.

Toronto will be minus their All-Star DeMar DeRozan who is out indefinitely with a torn left adductor (thigh) tendon. He could be out for several weeks or even longer if surgery is required, but as Kyle Lowry said, “next man up.”

Toronto’s backup guards Lou Williams and Greivis Vasquez have shot a combined for a 49.2 percent from the field, 45.4 percent from three-point range and 83.3 percent from the charity stripe over the last three games while contributing 30.6 points off the bench. They are the next men up in Toronto.

Future Hall-of-Fame guard Kobe Bryant leads the league in scoring at 26.4 points per game, but he’s taking 23.1 field goal attempts which is twice as many as any of his teammates and he’s shooting 38.8 percent from the field. However, the Lakers truly are a collection of parts thrown together at the last minute and it’s hard to blame Bryant for trying to will his team to victory.

Toronto has to take their opponent seriously tonight as the Lakers have split the last two season series with the Raptors 1-1. They must ignore the records and come ready to play if they hope to get out of L.A. with a win.

 

 

 

Stephen_Brotherston_insideStephen Brotherston covers the Toronto Raptors and visiting NBA teams at the Air Canada Centre and is a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association.

 

 

 

Williams and KobeRaptors Finish Franchise’s Best Month Ever Against The Lakers

The Lakers are off to a terrible start and currently reside at the bottom of the Western Conference at 3-13. However, they have faced one of the NBA’s toughest schedules to-date and have picked up wins against Charlotte, Atlanta and Houston (yes, that’s all of their wins), so they are likely better than most of the other non-playoff teams in the West.

 

 

TOR James Johnson Vasquez and WilliamsCan The Toronto Raptors Win Without DeMar DeRozan?

However, recent history suggests the Raptors may not have as much to worry about as some other teams in the Association that do not sport Toronto’s depth. Since the Rudy Gay trade last December that brought in current Raptors Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes, Toronto has been on an unbelievable roll – by local standards anyway.

 

 

 

Valanciunas and Horford

Raptors at Hawks – The Postgame Show With Co-host James Borbath

Dino BloggerJoin Pro Bball Report Editor Stephen Brotherston and Dino Nation’s James Borbath as we discuss the aftermath of the Toronto Raptors road game in Atlanta against the Hawks. The video podcast will start shortly after the conclusion of the game. (about 10 pm ET)

Submit questions during the Postgame Show on the Google Hangout or at anytime prior to or during the Show on twitter using the hash-tag #PBRPost @stevesraptors @DNBorby

Google Event page: Join the Google Hangout

or watch on Youtube here.

Pregame Ramble:

The Raptors are 12-2 heading into tonight’s action and defeated the Hawks at the ACC on opening night in Toronto. The Hawks are 7-5, but they are 5-1 at home. Toronto is 3-1 on the road and can get off to the best start on the road in franchise history if they can get to 4-1 by defeating the Hawks tonight.

Toronto also has an opportunity to match the best stretch of wins in team history with a victory. Toronto has won 10 of their last 11 games and is one win shy of a stretch in 2002 when they won 11 of 12 games at the end of the regular season.

Something has to give and we’ll review everything that happened right after the game.

 

 

Stephen_Brotherston_insideStephen Brotherston covers the Toronto Raptors and visiting NBA teams at the Air Canada Centre and is a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association.

 

 

Check out our latest articles:

More Raptors franchise records could fall In Atlanta

Raptors Greg Stiemsma on Toronto, cooking & Grandmas

 

 

DeRozan Rondo Avery Lowry

Raptors at Celtics – The Postgame Show With Co-host James Borbath

The 3-1 Toronto Raptors play their fourth game in five nights as they travel to Boston to take on the 1-2 Celtics at 7:30pm ET Wednesday night.

The Pro Bball Report Postgame Show with co-host James Borbath will start shortly after the conclusion of the game (about 10:00pm ET). Submit questions during the Postgame Show on the Google Hangout or at anytime prior to or during the Show on twitter using the hash-tag #PBRPost

Google Hangout link

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Stephen_Brotherston_insideStephen Brotherston covers the Toronto Raptors and visiting NBA teams at the Air Canada Centre and is a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association.

 

 

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Lowry Bosh DeRozan

Raptors at HEAT – The Postgame Show With Co-host James Borbath

The 2-0 Toronto Raptors travel to Miami to play the 2-0 HEAT after both teams won on the road Saturday night. The HEAT will be looking to former Raptors All-Star Chris Bosh to bury his old team while the Raptors are counting on depth and All-Star DeMar DeRozan to outperform Dwyane Wade and company.

The Pro Bball Report Postgame Show with co-host James Borbath will start shortly after the conclusion of the game (about 8:30pm ET).  Submit questions during the Postgame Show on the Google Hangout or at anytime prior to or during the Show on twitter using the hash-tag #PBRPost

 

 

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Stephen_Brotherston_insideStephen Brotherston covers the Toronto Raptors and visiting NBA teams at the Air Canada Centre and is a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association.

 

 

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Wade and DeRozan

Raptors Pregame Bullets – At HEAT 11-02-14

The 2-0 Toronto Raptors travel to Miami to face the 2-0 HEAT on the back-to-back after defeating the Magic in Orlando the night before. Former Raptors All-Star Chris Bosh is back to his old form on offense and current Raptors All-Star DeMar DeRozan piled in the points last night ahead of this battle between the old and the new in the Eastern Conference.

 

 

Starters

Toronto: Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Terrence Ross, Amir Johnson, Jonas Valanciunas

Miami: Norris Cole, Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng, Shawne Williams, Chris Bosh

Injuries

Miami:
Josh McRoberts – toe, played on Saturday
Udonis Haslem – quadriceps, day-to-day
Danny Granger – hamstring, day-to-day

Records:

Miami 2-0, Raptors 2-0. Neither team has been tested so far.

Players to Watch

Former Raptors All-Star Chris Bosh put up 30 against the 76ers on Saturday and he needs to be the go to scorer for the HEAT this year.

Current Raptors All-Star DeMar DeRozan needs to keep pace with or pass the HEAT’s Dwyane Wade.

Game starts at 6pm ET and should be a good one.

Be sure to catch the Pro Bball Report Postgame Show on Google Hangout or Youtube immediately following the game.

 

 

Stephen_Brotherston_insideStephen Brotherston covers the Toronto Raptors and visiting NBA teams at the Air Canada Centre and is a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association.

 

 

 

Vucevic DeRozan Lowry OladipoRaptors At Magic – The Postgame Show With Co-host James Borbath

Vucevic DeRozan Lowry Oladipo

Raptors At Magic – The Postgame Show With Co-host James Borbath

The Toronto Raptors play their first road game of the season in Orlando on Saturday night and the match-up to watch will be between young centers Nikola Vucevic and Jonas Valanciunas.

The Magic are a young team with 3 rookies and 2 sophomores on the roster, but they also have 4 veterans with 8+ years of experiences, so taking them lightly could prove to be a huge mistake.

Dino BloggerThe Raptors have a big advantage at guard and have won their last 7 games against Orlando. There is no reason to suspect Saturday night’s game won’t be number 8.

The Postgame Show with co-host James Borbath will start shortly after the conclusion of the game (about 9:30pm ET)

 

Watch and participate on the Live Google Hangout

or watch on Youtube below:

 

 

Conspicuous by his absence has been the Magic’s star sophomore Victor Olapido who is out with a facial fracture and not expected back this month.  Also Channing Frye missed the entire preseason and it may take some time to work his way back into game shape.

 

Catch our pregame comments here:

 

 

Stephen_Brotherston_insideStephen Brotherston covers the Toronto Raptors and visiting NBA teams at the Air Canada Centre and is a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association.

 

 

Valanciunas and Vucevic

Raptors Pregame Bullets – At Magic 11-01-14

The Toronto Raptors travel to Orlando for their first road game of the 2014-15 NBA season. Pro Ball Report editor Stephen Brotherston covers what you need to know ahead of tonight’s match-up in five information packed minutes or less.

Raptors (1-0) at Magic (0-2)

Starters

Toronto: Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Terrence Ross, Amir Johnson, Jonas Valanciunas

Orlando: Elfrid Payton (R), Evan Fournier, Tobias Harris, Channing Frye, Nikola Vucevic

Injuries

Orlando: Victor Oladipo facial fracture, Kyle O’Quinn sprained ankle

Toronto: none

Players to watch:

Young centers Jonas Valanciunas and Nikola Vucevic go head-to-head in the post.

 

 

Stephen_Brotherston_insideStephen Brotherston covers the Toronto Raptors and visiting NBA teams at the Air Canada Centre and is a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association.

 

 

 

Teague Lowry Valanciunas HorfordRaptors Pregame Bullets Podcast – Vs Hawks 10-29-2014

 

 

Teague Lowry Valanciunas Horford

Raptors Pregame Bullets Podcast – Vs Hawks 10-29-2014

The Atlanta Hawks visit Toronto to open the Raptors 20th NBA season on Wednesday night. The Hawks owing the longest consecutive streak in the postseason among Eastern Conference teams at 7 years and the Atlantic Division winning Raptors hoping to build on last season’s unexpected success.

Pro Ball Report editor Stephen Brotherston provides his pregame comments about the Raptors home opener.

 

 

Expected Starters

Atlanta: Jeff Teague, Kyle Korver, DeMarre Carroll, Paul Millsap, Al Horford

Toronto: Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Terrence Ross, Amir Johnson, Jonas Valanciunas

Injuries

Atlanta: Al Horford, expected to play after only 2 preseason games may not be back to his usual All-Star form yet.

Toronto: none

Last season

Atlanta: 38-44, but played at a 45-win pace with Horford in the lineup.

Toronto: 48-34, but played at a 54-win pace post Rudy Gay trade.

Preseason

Atlanta: 4-3, 101.1 ppg for, 99 ppg given up

Toronto: 7-1, 97.3 ppg for, 92 ppg given up

Notes

Both teams returning all five starters from last year.

Lou Williams was traded by the Hawks to the Raptors this summer and will be a key player off the bench for Toronto.

Raptors Head coach Dwane Casey is now the longest serving head coach in the Atlantic Division.

 

 

Stephen_Brotherston_insideStephen Brotherston covers the Toronto Raptors and visiting NBA teams at the Air Canada Centre and is a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association.

 

 

 

Season Preview Event screen by MoVernieToronto Raptors Season Preview Party Makes A Big Impression

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony Lowry DeRozan

Knicks At Raptors In Montreal – The Postgame Show With Co-host James Borbath

The New York Knicks face off against the Toronto Raptors in beautiful Montreal Canada on Friday night in front of a packed house. The Knicks feature three former Raptors in Quincy Acy, Jose Calderon and Andrea Bargnani. This is the final preseason tilt for both teams, so it’s our best indication to-date of who is really ready to go when the games start to count next week!

Dino BloggerThe Pro Bball Report Postgame Show with co-host James Borbath starts immediately following the conclusion of the game (expected at about 10 pm ET).

 

 

Also, check out the Google Hangout Event Page

or watch on Youtube

As this is the final tune-up for both teams, keep a watch on player minutes and who comes in off the bench as these are likely who will be playing next week.

Catch our pregame comments here:

 

 

Stephen_Brotherston_insideStephen Brotherston covers the Toronto Raptors and visiting NBA teams at the Air Canada Centre and is a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association.

 

 

 

Anthony and DeRozan

Knicks At Raptors In Montreal – The Final Test

Pro Bball Report Editor Stephen Brotherston discusses what to expect when the New York Knicks travel to Montreal to face the Toronto Raptors in each team’s final test of the preseason on Friday night.

 

 

Both teams open the 2014-15 regular season schedule at home on Wednesday.

 

 

Stephen_Brotherston_insideStephen Brotherston covers the Toronto Raptors and visiting NBA teams at the Air Canada Centre and is a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association.

 

 

Calderon Bargnani Acy Former Raptors Acy, Bargnani, Calderon Now With Knicks

Raptors at Knicks preseason game in New York.  The Knicks now feature three former Raptors from just two seasons ago in Quincy Acy, Andrea Bargnani and Jose Calderon.

 

 

Practice Court Raptors

Kings At Raptors In Vancouver Postgame Show

Dino BloggerPro Bball Report hosts their initial Raptors Postgame Show with co-host James Borbath immediately following the conclusion of the preseason game against the Kings in Vancouver. Players to watch include the Kings Canadian rookie Nik Stauskas and the Raptors rookies Bruno Caboclo and Bebe Nogueira.

 
 

 

Google+ Events page (with pregame trailer)

YouTube page

 

 

 

Stephen_Brotherston_insideStephen Brotherston covers the Toronto Raptors and visiting NBA teams at the Air Canada Centre and is a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association.

 

 

Sim Bhullar scrum

Sim Bhullar scrum

Kings Canadians Nik Stauskas & Sim Bhullar visit the Raptors in Vancouver Sunday – Pregame Report

 
 

TOR Ujiri and Leiweke

Discussing The Good & The Bad Of The Raptors Summer With DinoNation

The Toronto Raptors made a lot of moves over the summer. Long time Raptors blogger and podcaster James Borbath of DinoNation joins Pro Ball Report’s Stephen Brotherston to discuss the good and the bad implications of GM Masai Ujiri’s summertime moves.

 

Stephen_Brotherston_insideStephen Brotherston covers the Toronto Raptors and visiting NBA teams at the Air Canada Centre and is a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association.

 

 

Ujiri, Lowry + jersey close up

Toronto Raptors moves from this Summer?

 

 

 

BballTV: Quincy Acy Talks Summer League

While in Las Vegas with the Raptors for NBA Summer League, forward Quincy Acy took time out with sports journalist Payal Doshi to talk about last season, what the coaches have him working on, some skills we may not know he has and his favorite things to do in Las Vegas.

Payal Doshi, a feature reporter at OMNI Television in Toronto, is also the editor for Inside the Purple Room and Always Looking Up in a Short Girl’s World and provides NBA player interviews for Pro Bball Report as a freelance sports journalist. Payal previously worked at The Score Television Network and Rogers TV.

Payal can be contacted on twitter @PayalDoshiTV