Raptors unveil all new 2019-20 OVO City Edition jerseys
The Toronto Raptors officially unveiled their new 2019-20 OVO City Edition jerseys on Friday. The post Projecting Team Canada’s WJC selection camp roster appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.Design-wise, the jersey keeps with past OVO styles, incorporating the black-and-gold that is now readily associated with Drake and his accompanying OVO branding.
In the aftermath of firing head coach David Fizdale, the dust around the New York Knicks seems far from settling.
With a 4-18 record and a six-season playoff drought, the team could turn to a new executive to help weather the seemingly perpetual storm.
, Knicks owner James L. Dolan is “indeed enamoured of” Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri, who has fostered a reputation in getting the most of New York in trades (more specifically, Carmelo Anthony in Denver and Andrea Bargnani in Toronto).
Beck adds that Ujiri “would be intrigued by the challenge of fixing the Knicks, the chance to build something from scratch and, not insignificantly, by the opportunity to elevate his Giants of Africa philanthropy by working in the New York market.”
Siakam ties career-best five three-pointers to leads Raptors in rout of Knicks
TORONTO — Don't tell Pascal Siakam when he has a good game. He doesn't want to hear it. Siakam tied a career high with five three-pointers and had 31 points in just three quarters of work as the Toronto Raptors cruised past the New York Knicks 126-98 on Wednesday. "I feel like every time you guys tell me I did something well, the next game I go like 0 for 8 or something like that. So, thank you for that," joked Siakam. "I'm just continuing to work hard. Shooting's a part of my game that I continue to work on.
It may serve as some relief to the Raptors organization that several influential NBA voices have reportedly, per Beck, advised Ujiri against leaving Toronto for the Knicks if the job is ever offered. But Beck also notes Ujiri declined a profitable extension with the Raptors in the summer in order to keep his options open, and his contract is believed to run until 2021.
A potential decision on Ujiri’s part would likely hinge heavily on how much support he gets for his Giants of Africa initiative, which has been generously funded by the Raptors’ ownership, and how much autonomy he’s granted – Dolan has become known for interfering with the Knicks’ day-to-day operations.
This isn’t the first time rumours have circulated about a rival team attempting to poach Ujiri from Toronto. Seconds after the final buzzer in the Raptors’ Game 6 win over the Golden State Warriors to capture the NBA title, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted that the Washington Wizards were.
Raptors-Knicks believed to be first time four Canadians on NBA court together
TORONTO — For nearly six minutes on Wednesday, four Canadians were on the floor together in an NBA game — apparently for the first time in history. The Toronto Raptors thrashed New York spoiling the first NBA game at home for Knicks rookie RJ Barrett. With 5:52 to play and the game out of reach, Raptors coach Nick Nurse subbed in Oshae Brissett, a 21-year-old from Toronto. Barrett, a 19-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., and Ignas Brazdeikis ofThe Toronto Raptors thrashed New York spoiling the first NBA game at home for Knicks rookie RJ Barrett.
“For me, it’s always been about Toronto,” Ujiri. “I love it here. My family loves it here. My wife loves it here, which is important. My kids are Canadian. I want to win more… In my mind, I’m here.”
In early November, The Athletic’s Frank Isola reported that the Knicks were gearing up to “take another run” at bringing Ujiri to Madison Square Garden, and they could offer him “.”
Scott Perry, the Knicks’ current GM, has been with the organization since July 2017, just three months after taking over as the Sacramento Kings VP of Basketball Operations. New York had to surrender a second-round pick and cash to Sacramento as compensation for the hire.
MLSE chairman dismisses Ujiri rumors: 'Masai is here to stay' .
Amid rumors about Masai Ujiri's future as president of the Toronto Raptors, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment chairman Larry Tanenbaum attempted to end the speculation once and for all. "He is the best," Tanenbaum said of Ujiri, according to the Toronto Sun's Michael Traikos. "But no team can come to talk to him. That's tampering. And every owner knows that. Masai is here to stay." Tanenbaum also confirmed a report from Sportsnet's Michael"He is the best," Tanenbaum said of Ujiri, according to the Toronto Sun's Michael Traikos. "But no team can come to talk to him. That's tampering. And every owner knows that. Masai is here to stay.