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  • Kyle Kuzma wins MVP, U.S. beat Team World in NBA's Rising Stars game


    When the likes of the Los Angeles Lakers' Kyle Kuzma, Philadelphia's Ben Simmons and Boston's Jayson Tatum get to the NBA All-Star Game and partake in what's become the preferred run-and-fun style where defence is discouraged at virtually all costs, this much is clear.

  • Adam Silver teases 'smart jersey of the future' at all-star weekend


    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver opened the annual All-Star Technology Summit by revealing the "smart jersey of the future." Silver used an app on a phone to change the number and name on the back of a jersey that was displayed on the side of the stage where he spoke.

  • Pelicans fire GM Dell Demps amid Anthony Davis fallout: report

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    The Pelicans have fired general manager Dell Demps. Demps' firing comes amid the fallout after all-star Anthony Davis said in late January that he would not sign an extension with New Orleans and wants to be traded to a contending team.

  • Inside an Athlete's Head: DeRozan discusses mental struggles, frustrations


    DeMar DeRozan stars in the Season 2 premiere of the CBC’s Inside an Athlete's Head. The San Antonio Spurs guard reveals some of his personal struggles in the episode that is set to release on Friday, just a week before DeRozan’s highly anticipated return to Toronto on Feb. 22.

  • New Raptor Jeremy Lin shows he's got game off the court as well

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    New Raptor Jeremy Lin did his homework in advance of his Toronto debut Wednesday night against the Washington Wizards. It showed in the unlikeliest of places — the player introductions.

  • Raptors make Jeremy Lin signing official


    The Toronto Raptors confirmed the signing of veteran guard Jeremy Lin on Wendesday, who averaged 10.7 points, 3.5 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 51 games with Atlanta this season.

  • Kawhi Leonard questionable for Washington Wizards visit


    Raptors star Kawhi Leonard has been listed as questionable for Toronto's game against the visiting Washington Wizards on Wednesday. Leonard, who is suffering from left knee soreness, had played the last two games after sitting out a win in Atlanta on Feb. 7 to rest his knee.

  • Westbrook waltzes past Wilt's triple-double record

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    With his 10th consecutive game with a triple-double, Russell Westbrook moved past Wilt Chamberlain for the longest streak in NBA history, in the Thunder's

  • Raptors' Fred VanVleet out at least 3 weeks with thumb injury


    Toronto Raptors point guard Fred VanVleet is expected to miss at least three weeks with a partial ligament injury to his left thumb.

  • 'We're here to win': Gasol says high post-season hopes made Toronto transition easier


    More than a decade into his NBA career, Gasol was traded for the first time when the Raptors acquired him in a blockbuster deal at Thursday's NBA trade deadline. The player affectionately known as "Big Spain" said suiting up for team with lofty post-season aspirations, plus a Spanish connection, eased his transition.

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