FILE - Toronto Raptors' head coach Nick Nurse yells to his players during the first half of an NBA basketball conference semifinal playoff game against the Boston Celtics in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in this Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, file photo. He said that when he was traded to Toronto, he was introduced to what he called the "Queen Elizabeth tax hike". JM: Absolutely. LeBron James and a handful of Toronto Raptors players admitted over the weekend they thought about leaving the Disney World bubble in the name of social justice and mental exhaustion. It is not new to them. To wit, VanVleet's steals and rebounds numbers are nearly identical to Lowry's career averages. Learn more about the Raptors in this article. The Raptors management has filled its powerhouse roster with American and foreign-born players - Cameroonian Pascal Siakam; Marc Gasol from Spain; Serge Ibaka, originally from the Congo. "Lou Williams' comments encompass what America stands for right now. Today's edition of our newsletter is about the Raptors' impressive depth. Load Watch live coverage of the Russia event on CBCSports.ca. Defencemen Matthew Robertson, Mason Millman and Daemon Hunt and forwards Ridly Greig and Xavier Simoneau were "unfit to continue to play based … He said that when he was traded to Toronto, he was introduced to what he called the "Queen Elizabeth tax hike". Also, whether Raptors players play in Toronto or Tampa, they would be subject to “jock taxes” on most road games. Pascal Siakam, 2019-20: 27.2 points, 9.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists per game. The 22-year-old Ole Miss product boasts a positive plus/minus in all but two games he's played this season. They'll be back in action at the Rostelecom Cup this weekend, and CBC Sports figure skating analyst Pj Kwong picked both to top the podium. Piatti joined Toronto in February from Spain's Espanyol on a one-year contract plus an option. All the players in the NBA will have passports that will let them travel to the US and Canada as some players in Toronto and other NBA teams are from other countries. In 1994, the Toronto Raptors were an expansion team in a foreign land saddled with a Spielberg-inspired name and a cartoon dinosaur on the players chests. 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In 2019-20, the team’s player payroll was $123.1 million. The defending champion Toronto Raptors lost Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green to free agency over the summer, then saw starter Kyle Lowry and key reserve Serge Ibaka go down with injury in the same game last Friday. Toronto Raptors list of players. [Stuff] like that that people don't think about. You're up to speed. Boucher's breakout came on back-to-back nights at Staples Center in Los Angeles, where his garbage-time heaves turned into crucial crunch-time attempts. Read more about the Impact's splashy hire here. Immanuel Quickley, the SEC Player of the Year and a guy who can bomb threes with the best of them (42.8 percent last season), seems like a good fit for the Raptors. But a new wave has begun to emerge during this Grand Prix season: men's skater Nam Nguyen won silver at the Skate Canada stop, while ice dance duo Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier took gold on home ice. If there's similar impact after 82, we can start the conversation about turning that MIP into an MVP. All those men have played 40-plus minutes at different times this season. He leads the league with 38.5 minutes per game, and he's doing it without giving up any of the controlled frenetic energy that he and Lowry share. The 25-year-old is more comfortable shooting from anywhere on the court, and he's continued to develop the play-making skills necessary to be an NBA alpha dog and deal with double-teams by opposing defences. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. Now, because of Ibaka's sprained ankle, Boucher's taken over the backup centre role for Toronto. The Eastern Conference Finals between the Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks features two of the best players in the NBA. 1 decade ago. Five players were released Tuesday before Canada could get back on the ice to prepare for the upcoming world junior men's hockey championship in Edmonton. In the second game, the Los Angeles Lakers will face the LA Clippers at 10:30 p.m. A new episode of a Raptors docuseries highlighted the franchise's pursuit of the two-time MVP during the 2013 NBA Draft and, frankly, the message wasn't subtle. A ranking of all of the Toronto Raptors' assets — from players to picks and foreign player rights — heading into the 2019-2020 NBA season. Yogi-D. Lv 5. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. This is a list of basketball players from Canada who have played in the NBA. FILE - Toronto Raptors' head coach Nick Nurse yells to his players during the first half of an NBA basketball conference semifinal playoff game against the Boston Celtics in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in this Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, file photo. Specifically, American players receive a “foreign tax credit” in the U.S. for a portion of taxes paid to Canada. Toronto Raptors scores, news, schedule, players, stats, rumors, depth charts and more on RealGM.com Rose blamed Canada's high tax rates for being the reason why no talented NBA free agents will voluntarily play for the Raptors. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. A new episode of a Raptors docuseries highlighted the franchise's pursuit of the two-time MVP during the 2013 NBA Draft and, frankly, the message wasn't subtle. The Montrealer also provided an Ibaka-like block, stuffing a dunk attempt at the rim against the Clippers. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File) Can Pascal Siakam Continue to Exceed … The winner of the series will determine who the top player really is. They pay taxes based on their citizenship and residency. Crosby heads to the IR with 17 points in 17 games, 12 of which were spent without an injured Evgeni Malkin. In addition to the 108 international players on 2019-20 opening-night rosters, there are a record 11 international players from eight countries on “two-way” contracts. As VanVleet steps into a featured role, Davis has emerged as a credible back-up. In the opening game, the defending NBA Champion Toronto Raptors will host the New Orleans Pelicans at 8 p.m. In addition to the 108 international players on 2019-20 opening-night rosters, there are a record 11 international players from eight countries on “two-way” contracts. Sidney Crosby went under the knife. Canadian figure skaters are out to prove they're no fluke. Rose blamed Canada's high tax rates for being the reason why no talented NBA free agents will voluntarily play for the Raptors. For your consideration: VanVleet has always thrived playing alongside another point guard in Kyle Lowry. Toronto hopes to re-sign free agent point guard Fred VanVleet, while six-time All-Star Kyle Lowry, now 34, has one year remaining on his contract. Forward . The Toronto Raptors are planning on being big players for Giannis Antetokounmpo's services if he's a free agent next summer, and a TV show might be helping them send not-so-subtle messages his way. Josh Lewenberg: Nurse indicated that Boucher should be the first big off the bench on most nights, with Len playing situationally against bigger 2nd units. Plus, a pair of foreign stars make big moves to Canada, while some Canadians look to make big moves at a figure skating Grand Prix event in Russia. On his ESPN radio show, Jalen & Jacoby, he claimed that no good NBA players really want to play for the Toronto Raptors. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Chris Boucher are also free agents, but they’re likely to return. Boucher's energy and effort would make him your favourite fourth-line NHL forward. New Orleans Pelicans (2019–present) RJ Barrett. That's it. The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men's professional basketball league in North America. Depending on the athlete's country of origin (i.e. ", "That's right Lou Williams, opening a bank account in Canada is so hard," wrote another. The Toronto Wolfpack introduced their star acquisition. 1 0. The Toronto Raptors will start the 2020-21 NBA season playing home games more than 1,300 miles from Scotiabank Arena. stuffing a dunk attempt at the rim against the Clippers, Read more about the Impact's splashy hire here. Before his debut, he had garnered comparison to VanVleet for his path to the NBA, as he rejected some second-round offers in favour of choosing his own team and own situation. Toronto Raptors scores, news, schedule, players, stats, rumors, depth charts and more on RealGM.com Now, there's the second-most players in terms of foreign players in the NBA and it continues to grow. In the opening game, the defending NBA Champion Toronto Raptors will host the New Orleans Pelicans at 8 p.m. Sure sucks playing here pic.twitter.com/ywJn4EGzmF. The Toronto Raptors will start the 2020-21 NBA season playing home games more than 1,300 miles from Scotiabank Arena. *For clarity, the Toronto Raptors do not currently have any foreign player rights, according to Basketball Reference’s Draft Rights page. The official site of the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors have won one conference title and one NBA championship (both 2019). Player Pos. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. Remember, they were the first team to ever win the title without a top-14 draft pick on its roster. Only two of the league’s 30 teams will be without at least one foreign player on opening night while the Toronto Raptors will have the most international flair with six foreign players. Fred VanVleet wanted a team to show him the money this offseason and the Toronto Raptors stepped up. Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka (left) talks with guard Fred VanVleet (right) before game two of the second round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs against the Boston Celtics at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. It already seems as though he made the right call. An updated look at the Toronto Raptors 2020-21 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, exceptions, & complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses. This season, he's all the way up over 27 points per game. That's half of the players who saw the floor for Toronto in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry was named head coach of the Montreal Impact on Thursday. He lasted just 14 months as manager of Monaco in the French league, where he won a measly four games in 20 tries. There's also the issue of high taxes. WATCH | Wolfpack introduce Sonny Bill Williams: A French soccer legend is coming to Canada. With potential uncertainty ahead at point guard, the Toronto Raptors chose two backcourt players in the NBA draft Wednesday night, selecting 6-foot-1 San Diego State guard Malachi Flynn 29th overall and 6-foot-5 Nevada guard Jalen Harris 59th. Others are suggesting this is just another veiled attempt by the Clippers to attract Kawhi. That's half of the players who saw the floor for Toronto in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Canada, home to the champion Raptors and a country that saw a record six players taken in the 2019 NBA Draft 2019, tops the list with 16. Read more about the signing here. When they credited Drake for creating that raucous atmosphere, Williams interjected to say that, while the artist should get "some credit," Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan (who was traded last year for Leonard) should get more. You see, not only is Toronto cold most of the time, Canada is a foreign country for the majority of players in the NBA. But the Raptors just keep winning — a testament to their drafting and player development. Henry spent four seasons at the end of his playing career in MLS with the New York Red Bulls, but he's better known for helping lead France to victory at the 1998 World Cup. "Not to mention that raising your kids in Canada means the chances that they'll make it through the school day without getting shot are really high.". But the hard part is keeping guys there. "It is a privilege and honour to live in Toronto and Canada. 2019 NBA Finals: Toronto Raptors vs. Golden State Warriors Q&A: Jamaal Magloire on growth of basketball in Toronto Former Raptors player, coach has unique perspective on Canada's love of … This is a web version of CBC Sports' daily email newsletter. The podcast hosts did commend Toronto for its fans and atmosphere, noting that players may be more interested in joining the team now that they've seen what the city is like through the NBA Finals. The Penguins captain hasn't played fewer than 75 games since 2013, but that's about to change. Toronto Raptors, American professional basketball team based in Toronto that plays in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. As news of what Williams said spreads in Canada, local NBA fans are renouncing their love for him as a player. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. The Toronto Raptors are planning on being big players for Giannis Antetokounmpo's services if he's a free agent next summer, and a TV show might be helping them send not-so-subtle messages his way. Next: End of the Bench - 3 Worst Assets (13-11) But as Siakam spends more time attracting defensive focus with the ball in his hands, his efficiency has barely changed. At his first press conference today, Williams shrugged off those references, and said he'd originally planned on staying home for one more year, but the Wolfpack's offer, plus a personal visit from head coach Brian McDermott, convinced him now was the right time. Team(s) played Career Regular season Playoffs Year (pick) Team Notes Ref. They were a common starting combination in games Leonard sat last season, and so it made sense for that to continue with the Finals MVP now in Los Angeles. Read more about Crosby's injury and recovery timeline here. On his ESPN radio show, Jalen & Jacoby, he claimed that no good NBA players really want to play for the Toronto Raptors. Henry's coaching career, however, hasn't been quite as smooth. We'll see how that works out for them in a few days. ET. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. ET. Nick Nurse isn’t exactly sure yet how the practice setup for the Raptors will work this season at the team’s temporary home in Tampa, Florida. Stay up to speed on what's happening in sports by subscribing here. New York Knicks (2019–present) Khem Birch. Toronto Raptors 2020-21 Salary Cap. Fred VanVleet wanted a team to show him the money this offseason and the Toronto Raptors stepped up. You can unsubscribe anytime or. In the second game, the Los Angeles Lakers will face the LA Clippers at 10:30 p.m. Watch the full press conference from London as the Toronto Wolfpack introduce Sonny Bill Williams, after signing him to the richest contract in rugby history. Toronto, meanwhile, has seven proven go-to players who have been relied on heavily at times this season, with its two point guards (Lowry and Fred VanVleet), its ex-Spurs (Green and Leonard) and its foreign big-man contingent (Siakam, Ibaka and Gasol). Kawhi Leonard's departure opened opportunity for another Raptor to take the reins, and it makes sense that Siakam — the Raptors' second-leading scorer in the playoffs — stepped in to fill the void. There's also the issue of high taxes . Toronto Raptors Players. Toronto FC is looking for a new designated player, opting not to pick up the option on Pablo Piatti.GM Ali Curtis said while TFC will talk to the 31-year-old Argentine midfielder and his representative about returning next season, it is not interested in having him back as a DP. — Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 30, 2020 “It’s a huge strain on us as an organization,” Webster said. Unsubscribe anytime or, Sign up for our free email newsletter so you’re always in the know. ", "It's like little [things] you don't think of, like the Channels on your TV, phone bill, you got to get a Canadian bank account. Miami Heat (2020–present) Nickeil Alexander-Walker. ET. Equipe de basket, toutes les informations de Toronto Raptors. The 25-year-old is a pending unrestricted free agent who's now firmly proving his worth as a starting guard. Former Raptor says NBA players don't stay in Toronto because of Canada. Read more about Crosby's injury and recovery timeline here. Back up the Brinks truck. "We can't wait to go on the road sometimes, just to be in America. Raptors forward Stanley Johnson has picked up his option for the 2020-21 season, the team announced Monday (Twitter link via Blake Murphy of The Athletic). 2020 Toronto Raptors Roster Top Questions. CBC Sports figure skating analyst Pj Kwong picked both to top the podium, CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. ", - Lou Williams, 2019 pic.twitter.com/jvFvvfJeyE. However, Toronto's decision to forgo a natural third point guard on the roster meant Lowry and VanVleet would have to carry an especially heavy load. ... Raptors 2020-21 Roster. It really hit home when I signed to play for the Raptors in my final year in the NBA. Toronto FC is looking for a new designated player, opting not to pick up the option on Pablo Piatti.GM Ali Curtis said while TFC will talk to the 31-year-old Argentine midfielder and his representative about returning next season, it is not interested in having him back as a DP. Canada and the US have a tax treaty that forgoes dual taxation/gives foreign tax credit towards US tax liability. Player roster with photos, bios, and stats. Montreal is coming off a disappointing season of its own, so the marriage represents a rebuilding opportunity for both parties. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports . OG Anunoby. With Pittsburgh clinging to a wild-card spot, it's now Malkin's turn to take charge. '", With Kawhi Leonard’s free agency decision looming, LA Clipper Lou Williams talks about how Americans don’t want to play in Canada pic.twitter.com/f8RjOivOl9. Kyle Alexander. Andrea Bargnani was selected by the Toronto Raptors as the first overall pick in the 2006 NBA draft. “But when faced with different challenges or … He's reportedly earning $9 million over two years with the Wolfpack, plus an ownership stake. Many of the players on the Raptors have homes in the United States, and they reside there during the off-season time. This list comprises all Italian players who have played in the NBA since its foundation in 1946. Includes news, scores, schedules, statistics, photos and video. Comments are welcome while open. Canada reviewing NBA plan to play in Toronto amid pandemic The Raptors and the NBA need an exemption to a requirement that anyone entering Canada for … not the US/Western Europe) they may need a temporary work permit (TWP) just to even enter the country to play the 1 or 2 games in Toronto a year. In 1994, the Toronto Raptors were an expansion team in a foreign land saddled with a Spielberg-inspired name and a cartoon dinosaur on the players chests. It’s no different here in Toronto. There are a lot of positive attributes both the Maple Leafs and Raptors can focus on: competitive clubs, a lively, safe and clean city, cosmopolitan atmosphere, fine restaurants and nightlife. Pittsburgh says Crosby will miss at least six weeks after surgery to repair a core muscle injury which he suffered on the weekend. You see, not only is Toronto cold most of the time, Canada is a foreign country for the majority of players in the NBA. The team’s president, Masai … Location: Toronto, Canada Team … Twenty-nine NBA teams continued the process Tuesday of getting better. of teams 30 Countries United States (29 teams) Canada (1 team) Headquarters New York City Most recent champion(s) Los Angeles Lakers … In his breakout against the Clippers, Davis consistently made the right reads out of pick-and-roll set plays, leading to clean attempts at the rim for himself and his teammates. Join the conversation Boucher is skinny, and at 26 he probably doesn't have much more room to grow into his frame. Teams put on presentations and pull out all the stops to woo a player to come, or stay, in their city. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File) Toronto Raptors. At six-foot-four, Davis provides some size at point guard while not giving much up in terms of ball-handling and initiating on offence. Lowry's thumb injury immediately tested that choice; VanVleet's performance ensured the team is passing with flying colours. SP: But certainly you consider yourself a pioneer as well, correct? Golden State Warriors (2017–2018) Toronto Raptors (2018–present) Ignas Brazdeikis. The impact of this rate is mollified to some degree by U.S. tax law. I see the evolution based on what Steve Nash started, and now with the Raptors. National Basketball Association (NBA) Upcoming season or competition: 2020–21 NBA season Sport Basketball Founded June 6, 1946 ; 74 years ago (1946-06-06) (as BAA), New York City, New York, U.S. Inaugural season 1946–47 Commissioner Adam Silver No. "Nobody but Kyle and DeMar," said Williams. ET. Want more writing like this sent straight to your inbox? Orlando Magic (2017–present) Chris Boucher. But the Raptors just keep winning — a testament to their drafting and player development. Piatti joined Toronto in February from Spain's Espanyol on a one-year contract plus an option. In the second game, the Los Angeles Lakers will … And then you have kids, you're raising your kids out in Canada...", "One you're there, you're like 'oh, this is dope.' If soon-to-be free agent Kawhi Leonard decides to leave Toronto next month after bringing the Raptors through their most successful season in franchise history, it won't be our city's fault. Unsurprisingly, he's shown no fear. Just throw random hot takes around and hope for clicks," wrote one fan on Twitter. "When you play in Toronto, you feel like you're playing overseas," explained Williams to Arenas and Botticello. Southern Europeans on the Toronto Raptors NBA team agree that the city's multicultural feel makes it a great destination for foreign players, as long as they pack a … With a midrange jumper early in the fourth quarter of a game against the Sacramento Kings, the German passed Olajuwon's tally of 26,946 points for what was ninth (at that time) on the league's all-time scoring list. Kawhi Leonard, 2018-19: 26.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists per game. The golden generation was supposed to be done. And as four players exited, four more emerged: The reigning most improved player in the NBA is making a serious case to go back-to-back. The Canadian and Ontario government will lose out on tax revenue by virtue of the Raptors’ time abroad. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). LeBron James and a handful of Toronto Raptors players admitted over the weekend they thought about leaving the Disney World bubble in the name of social justice and mental exhaustion. In the opening game, the defending NBA Champion Toronto Raptors will host the New Orleans Pelicans at 8 p.m. On Nov. 11, 2014, Dirk Nowitzki passed Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon on the NBA's all-time scoring list to become the highest-scoring foreign-born player in league history. But the Raptors just keep winning — a testament to their drafting and player development. But he overcomes that weakness with a willingness to fight for loose balls and sky for rebounds. Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) looks to pass during first half NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball action against the Boston Celtics, … Last season, Siakam leapt from 7.3 to 16.9 points per game. On Nov. 11, 2014, Dirk Nowitzki passed Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon on the NBA's all-time scoring list to become the highest-scoring foreign-born player in league history. Most of Boucher's year was spent in the developmental G League, where he earned MVP honours. Yes, it's only been 11 games. Canada's junior hockey team was minus a few players following a two-week quarantine. "Nobody was paying attention to Raptors basketball until they put that on their shoulders like 'we're gonna be a contender.". Subscribe to The Buzzer below. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Last season, he was mainly limited to garbage time, where he still managed to jack up 76 shots in 28 games. "Once you're there, you'll love playing for the Raptors, you'll love playing for the country," said the 32-year-old NBA veteran of Toronto in an episode of Gilbert Arenas and Mike Botticello's No Chill Podcast published Wednesday, "But that fourth, fifth month into the season, you're like 'goddamn, I want to go home. Active players. Los Angeles Clippers Guard Lou Williams, who played for the Toronto Raptors during the 2014-2015 NBA season, recently shed some light upon why Canada's only NBA team has trouble retaining huge stars for very long. When they play their schedule in Toronto, Raptors players are subject to a combined federal and provincial income tax rate of 53.53%—substantially higher than any combined rate in the U.S. FILE - Toronto Raptors' head coach Nick Nurse yells to his players during the first half of an NBA basketball conference semifinal playoff game against the Boston Celtics in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in this Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, file photo. That's half of the players who saw the floor for Toronto in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. With a midrange jumper early in the fourth quarter of a game against the Sacramento Kings, the German passed Olajuwon's tally of 26,946 points for what was ninth (at that time) on the league's all-time scoring list. The Canadian, who's one year older than Siakam and VanVleet, does not lack for confidence. 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