Friday Sep 12
Numeric Narratives: Parsing Patrick Patterson
Patrick Patterson has developed into a key contributor for the Toronto Raptors, but nothing he does on the basketball court is quite as important as being 6'9" and making jump shots. Here's another installment of an occasionally regular column at the site called "Numeric Narratives" in which Ian Levy drops by to provide some insight about the Raptors .
Sorting out the 15th roster spot candidates
The Toronto Raptors will enter training camp on Sept. 29 with 13 players on guaranteed contracts, a number that is, for all intents and purposes, 14, since there's no way that Amir Johnson's partially-guaranteed deal is going to be waived off the books at any point.
Greg Stiemsma signs one-year, $1 million deal with Toronto Raptors
Toronto has their young center of the future in Jonas Valanciunas , plus some other big men they like but they could use a little depth in the "traditional center" department. Last season Stiemsma had the chance to be the big man defensive center that New Orleans wanted to put next to Anthony Davis .
Insurance at Centre - invite Hasheem Thabeet to Raptors' training camp
Nov 6, 2012; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder center Hasheem Thabeet attempts a shot while guarded by Toronto Raptors forward Ed Davis and center Jonas Valanciunas during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Rumor: Rajon Rondo Wants Out Of Boston
Mar 26, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo drives the ball against Toronto Raptors forward Chuck Hayes in the second half at TD Garden.
Numeric Narratives: Jonas Valanciunas and the Primordial Ooze
Already making reliable contributions on the interior, the question with Jonas Valanciunas is in exactly what direction would the Raptors like him to continue expanding his game.