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4 hrs ago | The Age

Handy acquisition: Melbourne United recruit Jordan McRae during his college days with Tennessee.

Melbourne United has used its newly built connections to the NBA to sign Philadelphia 76ers draft pick Jordan McRae as its second import.

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Related Topix: Sports, Philadelphia 76ers, NBA Basketball, Miami Heat, NCAA Basketball, Tennessee Volunteers NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, University of Tennessee NCAA, Jordan McRae, NBA Players

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Hardwood Houdini

Team USA Player Profile: DeMar DeRozan

Aug 20, 2014; New York, NY, USA; United States guard DeMar DeRozan controls the ball against Dominican Republic forward James Maye during the second quarter of a game at Madison Square Garden.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, DeMar DeRozan, NBA Players, Kyle Lowry

Valley of the Suns

2014 FIBA World Cup: A Suns fan's preview guide

Jun 26, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Bogdan Bogdanovic poses for a photo with NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number twenty-seven overall pick to the Phoenix Suns in the 2014 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, Phoenix Suns, NBA Basketball, Bogdan Bogdanovic, NBA Players, Goran Dragic, Leandro Barbosa, Milwaukee Bucks

Raptors HQ

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Jonas Valanciunas, NBA Players, Greivis Vasquez, Amir Johnson, Tyler Hansbrough, Chuck Hayes

Raptors HQ

The Top 3 Raptors ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Reactions

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge continued its surge through social media this week.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Landry Fields, Amir Johnson, NBA Players

Raptors Republic

Breaking it Down: The Raptors' Clutch Playbook

Fun fact: The Raptors were a league-best +195 in the fourth quarter last season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Jonas Valanciunas, DeMar DeRozan, Greivis Vasquez, Amir Johnson, Patrick Patterson, NBA Players

Raptors Rapture

Improvement is expected from Raptors' kids - but how much? Part 1: Offense

Jan 25, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors guard Terrence Ross and center Jonas Valanciunas box out Los Angeles Clippers forward Hedo Turkoglu at Air Canada Centre.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Jonas Valanciunas, Terrence Ross, NBA Players, Los Angeles Clippers, Hedo Turkoglu

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Fully Clips

Link Dump: Instant Jared Dudley trade reactions

Jan 25, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Los Angeles Clippers forward Jared Dudley during their game against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Jared Dudley, Matt Barnes, Reggie Bullock

ESPN

Ebola concerns halt Team USA visit to Senegal

Masai Ujiri walked down the dark corridor toward the light and the sound of the Atlantic Ocean, waves crashing against the rocks.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Amir Johnson, NBA Players

Raptors HQ

Off-Season Review Part 4: Wrapping Up Free Agency

In the final part of his multi-part series, Daniel Hackett takes a look at the Greivis Vasquez signing and more.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Greivis Vasquez, NBA Players, Kyle Lowry, Patrick Patterson, Dwight Buycks

Raptors HQ

DeMar DeRozan's Work in the Lab Pays Off for Team USA and the Raptors

DeMar DeRozan has been working hard this summer. Dave Zarum at Sportsnet takes a peek into the young Raptor's training regimen.

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Related Topix: Sports, DeMar DeRozan, NBA Basketball, NBA Players

NOLA.com

New Orleans Pelicans sign small forward John Salmons

The Clippers won, 103-102. John Salmons, J.J. Redick The New Orleans Pelicans announced on Tuesday they have signed free agent small forward John Salmons to a one-year contract, although he verbally agreed to join the franchise more than a month ago.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, John Salmons, NBA Players, Los Angeles Clippers, J.J. Redick

TSN.ca

Sixers acquire C Thabeet from Thunder for second-round pick

The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded centre Hasheem Thabeet and cash to the Philadelphia 76ers for a protected second-round draft pick in 2015 and a trade exception.

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Related Topix: Sports, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Hasheem Thabeet, Steven Adams, DeMar DeRozan

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Raptors HQ

On Jonas Valanciunas and His Patented Pump Fake

As a critical element to the team's fortunes next season, Jonas Valanciunas needs to focus on improving the one obvious deficiency in his game.

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The Miami Herald

Pelicans sign Salmons

Salmons, who'll be entering his 13th NBA season, averaged 5.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists over 78 games between Toronto and Sacramento in 2013-14.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Sacramento Kings, Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson, NBA Players, Rudy Gay

BleacherReport

Can the Brooklyn Nets Win the Atlantic Division in 2014-15?

In 2014-15, the Brooklyn Nets will have a shot to win the Atlantic Division for the first time since Vince Carter, Jason Kidd and Richard Jefferson were running the show in New Jersey.

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Related Topix: Sports, Dallas Mavericks, NBA Basketball, Jason Kidd, NBA Players, John Salmons, Miami Heat

Sports Media 101

Will Bradley Beal Be an All-Star This Year?

Wizards 101 provides 24/7 obsessive sports coverage of the Washington Wizards as a part of Sports Media 101 .

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Related Topix: Sports, Washington Wizards, NBA Basketball, Bradley Beal, NBA Players, John Wall, Indiana Pacers

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Raptors Republic

Re: Raptors Weekly Podcast, August 25 - Leiweke Hates the 9-to-5

Blessed is any news so we thank DeMar DeRozan and Tim Leiweke, who both took different steps to get the headlines on this weeks' Rapcast, which sees Andrew, Will and myself usher in the final week of August.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Jonas Valanciunas, DeMar DeRozan, NBA Players

The Sixer Sense

76ers Coach Brett Brown Inducted Into Maine Basketball Hall of Fame

Apr 9, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown shouts instructions to his team against the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre.

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The Globe and Mail

Raptors' practice facility approved by Toronto council over Ford's objections

Toronto city council has approved a deal that will see the Toronto Raptors build a $30-million practice facility at Exhibition Place, over the objections of Mayor Rob Ford and his brother, Councillor Doug Ford.

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