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Raptors reserves make final case for roster spots in win over Wizards to close pre-season

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021
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Malachi Flynn and Sam Dekker combined for 25 fourth-quarter points to lift the Toronto Raptors 113-108 over the Washington Wizards in their pre-season finale on Tuesday.

76ers effective from range, deal Raptors 1st loss of NBA pre-season

Thursday, October 7th, 2021
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Georges Niang scored 16 points and Seth Curry scored 15 to help the Philadelphia 76ers overcome the Toronto Raptors 125-113 in pre-season action on Thursday.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says unvaccinated NBA players shouldn’t be allowed to play

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021
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As the NBA prepares for its third straight pandemic-affected season, player vaccinations have quickly turned into a hot-button issue. The conversation prompted basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to go public with his stance that every NBA player should be vaccinated.

Rookie guard Dalano Banton living his dream with hometown Raptors

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021
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Dalano Banton made history this summer as the first Torontonian — and first Canadian — drafted by the Raptors when they selected him with their 46th pick, a night the 21-year-old rookie said was like double the pleasure.

If Andrew Wiggins is fighting for beliefs by refusing vaccine, it’s fair for media to ask about it

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021
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As CBC Sports Senior Contributor Morgan Campbell writes, whether the goal is to defeat COVID-19 or simply to win games, we can't pretend that refusing the vaccine only affects one person.

Raptors open training camp 1 dose from being fully vaccinated

Monday, September 27th, 2021
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The Raptors opened training camp at home Monday after being based in the U.S. the past 19 months due to COVID-19 restrictions. GM Bobby Webster says the NBA team decided to stay in Toronto for camp this year to reconnect with its hometown.

NBA denies Canadian Andrew Wiggins of religious exemption to skip COVID-19 vaccine

Friday, September 24th, 2021
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The NBA has denied Canadian Andrew Wiggins's request for a vaccination exemption, leaving him ineligible to play home games for the Golden State Warriors until he meets San Francisco's vaccination requirement.

Former Toronto Raptor Chris Bosh inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame

Saturday, September 11th, 2021
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Four months after the pandemic-delayed induction of the Class of 2020, including Kobe Bryant, the Hall community gathered to enshrine 16 more new members — its biggest class ever, including former Toronto Raptor Chris Bosh.

Toronto Raptors get green light to play at Scotiabank Arena this season

Friday, September 10th, 2021
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The Toronto Raptors have confirmed that the team received the green light to play at Scotiabank Arena this season, after a season spent in Tampa. Fla.

NBA referees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 this season

Saturday, August 28th, 2021
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The NBA announced Saturday that it has struck a deal with the National Basketball Referees Association to get them vaccinated against the coronavirus this season.