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    What’s the risk in the DeRozan-Leonard trade?

    What’s the risk in the DeRozan-Leonard trade?


    CBC Sports' Jacqueline Doorey and Anson Henry break down some of the pros, cons, risks and rewards of trading former Raptors star DeMar DeRozan to the San Antonio Spurs for Kawhi...

    CBC Sports' Jacqueline Doorey and Anson Henry break down some of the pros, cons, risks and rewards of trading former Raptors star DeMar DeRozan to the San Antonio Spurs for Kawhi Leonard.

    Raptors' DeRozan-Leonard deal among biggest in Toronto's history

    Raptors' DeRozan-Leonard deal among biggest in Toronto's history


    The blockbuster deal that saw the Toronto Raptors send all-star guard DeMar DeRozan to the San Antonio Spurs for 2014 NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard is one of the biggest in the city's...

    The blockbuster deal that saw the Toronto Raptors send all-star guard DeMar DeRozan to the San Antonio Spurs for 2014 NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard is one of the biggest in the city's history.

    Raptors, Ujiri betting on themselves with acquisition of Kawhi Leonard

    Raptors, Ujiri betting on themselves with acquisition of Kawhi Leonard


    Even after a franchise-best, 59-win regular season and an off-season that already saw their longtime nemesis LeBron James leave for the Western Conference, the Toronto Raptors weren’t convinced they could remain with the status quo and made a...

    Even after a franchise-best, 59-win regular season and an off-season that already saw their longtime nemesis LeBron James leave for the Western Conference, the Toronto Raptors weren’t convinced they could remain with the status quo and made a blockbuster trade on Wednesday.

    Raptors, Spurs complete blockbuster swap of all-stars DeRozan, Leonard

    Raptors, Spurs complete blockbuster swap of all-stars DeRozan, Leonard


    The Toronto Raptors shipped DeMar DeRozan to San Antonio on Wednesday in a blockbuster deal that sees star forward Kawhi Leonard come north of the border. Toronto also gets three-point threat Danny Green in the deal with backup centre Jakob Poeltl and a...

    The Toronto Raptors shipped DeMar DeRozan to San Antonio on Wednesday in a blockbuster deal that sees star forward Kawhi Leonard come north of the border. Toronto also gets three-point threat Danny Green in the deal with backup centre Jakob Poeltl and a 2019 protected first-round draft pick going to the Spurs.

    Nike Crown League providing network for Canadian ballers

    Nike Crown League providing network for Canadian ballers


    Over the past three summers, the Nike Crown League — a five-week pro-am basketball tournament — has brought together some of the top Canadian talent from all levels. It's an opportunity for players to seek advice from one another and polish their...

    Over the past three summers, the Nike Crown League — a five-week pro-am basketball tournament — has brought together some of the top Canadian talent from all levels. It's an opportunity for players to seek advice from one another and polish their skills against high-level competition.

    It's official: Lakers announce 'historic' signing of LeBron James

    It's official: Lakers announce 'historic' signing of LeBron James


    The Los Angeles Lakers announced the signing of LeBron James as a free agent Monday night, confirming the seismic shift created by the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player's decision to leave Cleveland for the 16-time champion franchise on the West...

    The Los Angeles Lakers announced the signing of LeBron James as a free agent Monday night, confirming the seismic shift created by the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player's decision to leave Cleveland for the 16-time champion franchise on the West Coast.

    Suns' Booker signs 5-year, $158M deal

    Suns' Booker signs 5-year, $158M deal


    Devin Booker, the high-scoring guard at the heart of Phoenix's rebuilding plans, has signed a five-year, $158 million US maximum contract with the...

    Devin Booker, the high-scoring guard at the heart of Phoenix's rebuilding plans, has signed a five-year, $158 million US maximum contract with the Suns.

    Canada cruises into semis at FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup

    Canada cruises into semis at FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup


    Addison Patterson scored 18 points to lead Canada to a 74-70 win over Australia in quarter-final play at the FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup in Santa Fe,...

    Addison Patterson scored 18 points to lead Canada to a 74-70 win over Australia in quarter-final play at the FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup in Santa Fe, Argentina.

    NBA free agency: DeMarcus Cousins to sign with Golden State Warriors

    NBA free agency: DeMarcus Cousins to sign with Golden State Warriors


    DeMarcus Cousins agreed Monday to accept a one-year deal to join the two-time defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors for $5.3...

    DeMarcus Cousins agreed Monday to accept a one-year deal to join the two-time defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors for $5.3 million.

    Canadian men win group in 1st round of FIBA World Cup qualifying

    Canadian men win group in 1st round of FIBA World Cup qualifying


    Job No. 1 is complete for Canada's men's basketball team. Kelly Olynyk and Phil Scrubb scored 14 points apiece, while teenager R.J. Barrett added 13, and the Canadians defeated the U.S. Virgin Island 99-69 on Monday, to win its group in the opening round...

    Job No. 1 is complete for Canada's men's basketball team. Kelly Olynyk and Phil Scrubb scored 14 points apiece, while teenager R.J. Barrett added 13, and the Canadians defeated the U.S. Virgin Island 99-69 on Monday, to win its group in the opening round of FIBA Americas World Cup qualifying.

    Brawl erupts at FIBA World Cup qualifier between Australia, Philippines

    Brawl erupts at FIBA World Cup qualifier between Australia, Philippines


    Watch footage of a massive brawl that broke out between Australia and the Philippines during a FIBA World Cup qualifying match on...

    Watch footage of a massive brawl that broke out between Australia and the Philippines during a FIBA World Cup qualifying match on Monday.

    LeBron James to sign with Lakers

    LeBron James to sign with Lakers


    LeBron James is joining the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year, $154-million US deal, his agency announced...

    LeBron James is joining the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year, $154-million US deal, his agency announced Sunday.

    Raptors agree to 2-year deal with Fred VanVleet: report

    Raptors agree to 2-year deal with Fred VanVleet: report


    The Toronto Raptors have re-signed backup guard Fred VanVleet, a source confirmed to The Canadian Press. The move comes hours after NBA free agency opened Sunday...

    The Toronto Raptors have re-signed backup guard Fred VanVleet, a source confirmed to The Canadian Press. The move comes hours after NBA free agency opened Sunday morning.

    Kevin Durant plans to sign 2-year contract to remain with Warriors: report

    Kevin Durant plans to sign 2-year contract to remain with Warriors: report


    A person familiar with the situation says that Kevin Durant will sign a two-year contract to remain with the Golden State Warriors, with the caveat that the deal will have an option and allow him to return to free agency next...

    A person familiar with the situation says that Kevin Durant will sign a two-year contract to remain with the Golden State Warriors, with the caveat that the deal will have an option and allow him to return to free agency next summer.

    R.J. Barrett's rise to senior squad comes at perfect time for Canada

    R.J. Barrett's rise to senior squad comes at perfect time for Canada


    Triano has Barrett, who just turned 18, under his guidance with the Canadian senior men's team for the first time ahead of two World Cup qualifying games. Canada hosts the Dominican Republic on Friday at Toronto's Ricoh Coliseum, then the U.S. Virgin...

    Triano has Barrett, who just turned 18, under his guidance with the Canadian senior men's team for the first time ahead of two World Cup qualifying games. Canada hosts the Dominican Republic on Friday at Toronto's Ricoh Coliseum, then the U.S. Virgin Islands on Monday in Ottawa.

    Raptors extend qualifying offers to VanVleet, Miller and De Colo

    Raptors extend qualifying offers to VanVleet, Miller and De Colo


    The Toronto Raptors extended qualifying offers to Fred VanVleet, Malcolm Miller and Nando De Colo on Wednesday to retain their free agent...

    The Toronto Raptors extended qualifying offers to Fred VanVleet, Malcolm Miller and Nando De Colo on Wednesday to retain their free agent rights.

    Wizards to deal Martin Gortat to Clippers for Austin Rivers: report

    Wizards to deal Martin Gortat to Clippers for Austin Rivers: report


    The Washington Wizards have agreed to trade Marcin Gortat, their starting centre, to the Los Angeles Clippers for guard Austin Rivers, according to a person familiar with the...

    The Washington Wizards have agreed to trade Marcin Gortat, their starting centre, to the Los Angeles Clippers for guard Austin Rivers, according to a person familiar with the deal.

    Dwane Casey wins NBA Coach of the Year award

    Dwane Casey wins NBA Coach of the Year award


    Former Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey has won NBA Coach of the Year award. Casey was fired by the Raptors early in the off-season despite being nominated for the...

    Former Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey has won NBA Coach of the Year award. Casey was fired by the Raptors early in the off-season despite being nominated for the award.

    R.J. Barrett powers Canada past China for 2nd game in a row

    R.J. Barrett powers Canada past China for 2nd game in a row


    R.J. Barrett had a game-high 21 points as Canada's men's senior basketball team beat China 108-72 on Sunday in the back half of the Pacific Rim Basketball...

    R.J. Barrett had a game-high 21 points as Canada's men's senior basketball team beat China 108-72 on Sunday in the back half of the Pacific Rim Basketball Classic.