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Summer League Primer I 905 Stars Continue their Path to the 6ix

Raptors 905 may have had a disappointing end to their season, but that didn’t stop a number of players from having very interesting years. Shevon Thompson led the G-League in defensive rating off the bench, while Fuquan Edwin blossomed as a defensive pest and catch-and-shoot option from three. These two hope to continue their G-League success and finally latch on to an NBA roster with success in Summer League.

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Check out previous entries in our Summer League Series!
Athletes in the Backcourt | Alkins & Potts
Three Dynamic Points Fighting for a Spot | Teague, Miller-McIntyre, Rowsey
Familiar Faces | Boucher & Lloyd

Summer League Primer | Raptors Go Global

Over the past decade the Raptors seemed to have become a safe haven for a number of internationally trained and experienced players. By drafting Andrea Bargnani first overall in 2006, the Raptors signaled to teams abroad that they were open to their global business. After sporting an entirely international front court last year, the Raps brought in two giants from Brazil and Iceland to fight for a spot.

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Check out previous entries in our Summer League Series!
Athletes in the Backcourt | Alkins & Potts
Three Dynamic Points Fighting for a Spot | Teague, Miller-McIntyre, Rowsey
Familiar Faces | Boucher & Lloyd

Summer League Primer | Familiar Faces

If you follow the Toronto Raptors or Canada Basketball religiously (like the writers here at Raptors Cage), you’ll be seeing some familiar names and faces on the Summer League squad. Canadian giant Chris Boucher and returning combo guard Jordan Lloyd come in to show the Raptors why they deserve a second look.

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Check out previous entries in our Summer League Series!
Athletes in the Backcourt | Alkins & Potts
Three Dynamic Points Fighting for a Spot | Teague, Miller-McIntyre, Rowsey

Summer League Primer | Three Dynamic Points Fighting for a Spot

With eight guards being brought the the Summer League, saying the Raps have a logjam at the position is an understatement. However in this tournament format, everyone will have a chance to shine so it’s unlikely it’ll be much of a problem. Teague, Miller-McIntyre, and Rowsey each bring interesting skills for the new guard-led NBA.

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Check out previous entries in our Summer League Series!
Athletes in the Backcourt | Alkins & Potts

Summer League Primer | Athletes in the Backcourt

Here is the first of our Summer League Primer series. Where we take a quick look at some of the new faces joining the Toronto Raptors/Raptors 905 in Las Vegas – and hopefully in the future. First up, two athletic guards who joined the Raptors mere hours after the NBA Draft.

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Jama Mahlalela named new head coach of Raptors 905

The Raptors have named assistant Jama Mahlalela as the third head coach of the G-League affiliate Raptors 905. With several intriguing options, the Raptors faced a challenge in finding the right fit for the 905 after Jerry Stackhouse left to join the Memphis Grizzlies staff. The team has been key in the success of the big-league … Read moreJama Mahlalela named new head coach of Raptors 905

What is the Raptors’ ideal crunch-time unit against the Wizards?

So, uh, the Raptors closed Game 1 with a lineup featuring Bebe at centre. Yes, Bebe. The big smiley Brazilian played the final nine minutes of the game, which began with a 10-0 Raptors run. Toronto won the game by eight. Alongside Bebe, the Raptors trotted out DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry, Serge Ibaka and Delon … Read moreWhat is the Raptors’ ideal crunch-time unit against the Wizards?