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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Canada defeated the Philippines 102-62 on Wednesday afternoon in the round of 16 at the FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup.
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.
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.
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 is joining the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year, $154-million US deal, his agency announced 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.
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.
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.
The Toronto Raptors extended qualifying offers to Fred VanVleet, Malcolm Miller and Nando De Colo on Wednesday to retain their free agent rights.
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.
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.