Lewenberg: Raptors miss out on Canadian prize in historic draft

As anticipated, Thursday night's NBA Draft turned out to be a historic evening for Canadian basketball, however the Raptors, the country's lone team, became reluctant spectators despite their best efforts to get in on the festivities. In total, four Canadian players were selected - setting a league record - including three in the top 18, all from the Greater Toronto Area. ...more

Lewenberg: Raptors pull off 'stealth' draft night shocker

It was widely expected to be one of the more unpredictable drafts in recent memory, but in the end it was Masai Ujiri and the Toronto Raptors that raised the most eyebrows. For the first time all night, as the Raptors were on the clock to make the 20th overall selection, no one had the slightest idea what was about to happen. ...more

Lewenberg: Feeling good about Raptors' options at No. 20

For only the third time in the franchise's 20-year-history, and first since 2002, the Raptors are slated to select outside of the top 19 in the first round of Thursday's NBA Draft. As Josh Lewenberg of TSN Radio 1050 writes, this scenario seemed highly improbable a year ago. ...more

Lewenberg: Raptors narrowing focus as draft day approaches

After auditioning roughly 60 prospects, including nine Canadians, in 11 sessions spanning over nine workout days this spring, the Toronto Raptors are putting the finishing touches on their wish list heading into Thursday's NBA Draft. TSN 1050's Josh Lewenberg has more. ...more

Lewenberg: Lowry speculation should come as no surprise

As rumours surrounding the future of Kyle Lowry begin to swirl, the most reasonable question that comes to mind is, what took so long? The Raptors' breakout point guard has been the subject of recent speculation, originating at ESPN, connecting him to the four-time defending Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat. TSN Radio 1050's Josh Lewenberg has more. ...more

Lewenberg: Evolving NBA game emphasizes versatility in draft

For a long time, the term 'tweener' carried a negative connotation in NBA circles. Now it's become the norm. As Josh Lewenberg of TSN Radio 1050 writes, as teams continue to challenge the defence with smaller, quicker lineups, the NBA is evolving into a league void of prototypical positions. ...more

Lewenberg: Raptors eye homegrown talent in draft

Fittingly, Tyler Ennis' initial stop on the pre-draft circuit came in his hometown, headlining the Toronto Raptors' first workout session Thursday morning. The Brampton-raised point guard, like Canadians Andrew Wiggins and Nik Stauskas, has been on their radar for a while. TSN RADIO 1050's Josh Lewenberg has more. ...more

Lewenberg: Raptors' Vasquez lays his cards on the table

On the eve of his memorable exit interview, Greivis Vasquez sat down for dinner with the league's most famed and influential global ambassador, carrying on his mission to secure a new contract with the team that gave him new life in the NBA. In Vasquez time, the meal may have lasted six hours. What did he and Drake discuss? Perhaps a certain 2013-14 MVP came up in conversation. TSN's Josh Lewenberg has more. ...more

Lewenberg: Raptors make clear statement with Casey extension

On Tuesday, Masai Ujiri and the Raptors went all in on Casey and, in two months, they will do so with the team's core group of players, namely Lowry, making every effort to keep the band together. TSN 1050's Josh Lewenberg has more. ...more

Lewenberg: Raptors to lock up Casey for three more years

Masai Ujiri wasted little time in making his first move of the offseason. Just one day after their season came to an abrupt end, the Raptors have reached an agreement on a three-year contract extension with head coach Dwane Casey. Watch Ujiri and Casey's news conference live on TSN, and TSN GO on Tuesday at 11am et/8am pt. ...more

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