Archive for the ‘Julyan Stone’ Category

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With the pre-season finale (thank God) set for Friday in Milwaukee, the Raptors received some good news on Thursday, as Kyle Lowry will be able to practice and play while recovering from a¬†left ring finger tendon injury (though he’ll be out vs. the Bucks).

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With five of eight pre-season games in the books, here are a few thoughts and observations on the Raptors…

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If you’re up for a little nostalgia this weekend and want to dream/cry about the what ifs of Tracy McGrady never leaving Toronto for the umpteenth time, The Star’s Dave Feschuk posted this on Friday, filled with plenty of McGrady quotes like this:

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Summer League is a young man’s game, but add a more polished beast to the mix and those young men are reduced to boys. Case in point, Saturday night in Las Vegas where a bulked up Jonas Valanciunas physically dominated anyone and everyone Miami’s Summer League team threw at him.

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Rio Grande Valley Vipers v Iowa Energy - Game Three

With the capped out Raptors sitting on the sidelines of this year’s free agency sweepstakes, there hasn’t been much news around here since Masai Ujiri pulled off the impossible and found value in an Andrea Bargnani trade (which should become official when the moratorium on player movement is lifted Wednesday).

On Tuesday however, the team announced that Nick Nurse has been added to Dwane Casey’s coaching staff and that he’ll coach the team’s Summer League squad, which you can find here.

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