I Am Toronto: DeMar DeRozan Re-Signs With Raptors | Hoops Talk Nation

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The news of DeMar DeRozan re-upping with the Toronto Raptors for a five year deal valued at  $139 million was refreshing to hear particularly in an NBA off season where several recognizable stars opted to uproot themselves to ply their trade elsewhere.  DeRozan was different.

He didn’t talk to any other teams and had only one meeting with the Toronto Raptors and that’s all that was needed to get the job done.

Radio sports talk host Andy McNamara of TSN 1050 Radio joins the next episode of the Hoops Talk Nation podcast to discuss the significance of the Raptors retaining an all-star caliber player like DeRozan and what the franchise does moving forward as it continues to work towards its ultimate goal of being a championship organization.

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All that plus a whole host of other NBA topics on the Hoops Talk Nation Podcast!

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Nike Crown League Kicks Off in Toronto! | The Audman Media

 

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Nike Crown League fittingly kicked off in Toronto on Canada Day on Kerr Hall Gymnasium’s newly renovated court at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto.  For the second consecutive summer, the Crown provided an opportunity for the best ballers in the city to compete on a highly competitive stage.  The end goal….#ClaimRoyalty

Re-Living the 2016 NBL Canada Finals Recap | NBL Canada

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A complete recap of the 2016 NBL Canada Finals in which the Halifax Hurricanes defeated the London Lightning in a thrilling seven game series to secure their first league championship.

Running The Three Man Weave on TSN!

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I was recently invited to contribute my thoughts to a weekly basketball column on TSN.com called “Three Man Weave”. The Weave examines the latest going ons in the hoops world and is ran with precision by a couple of my basketball ball brothers, Will Strickland and Duane Waston, hosts of TSN 1050’s #1On1 with Will & Duane.

With so much going on the world of hoops, the timing of my invite couldn’t have been better.

We touch on the D’Angelo Russell situation, the significance of the Raptors reaching the 50 win plateau and the Final Four selections.

Check it out here…

 

NBL Canada Stories: Anthony Johnson

During the 2012 NBL Canada draft, Anthony Johnson was made the second overall selection by the Moncton Miracles.  He would subsequently be traded and landed in Windsor where he was one of three players on the team to play in all 40 regular season contests for the Express.  The 6’5 forward would help the Express advance to the playoffs but they were defeated by the Storm in five games and his first year in NBL Canada would come to a close.  Johnson took his talents overseas where he experienced great success and traveled the world the next three years playing the game he loves. Looking to now play a bit closer to home, Johnson turns his sights in the playing in Canada once again. This is his story…

 

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About the National Basketball League of Canada

The National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC) was founded in 2011, and is Canada’s only professional domestic basketball league. There are currently 9 teams, with two divisions: Central and Atlantic. The NBLC is committed to being one of the leading professional basketball leagues in the world. The NBLC provides Canadian athletes, international athletes, coaches and officials the opportunity to participate in the game they love at the professional level. The NBLC is also dedicated to raising awareness of the sport of basketball throughout Canada, by providing fans with an exciting and entertaining experience.

NBL Canada Visits Buffalo, NY!

The NBL Canada Combine Series pays a visit to Buffalo, New York in search of talented basketball players to join its league for the 2015-2016 season.

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About the National Basketball League of Canada

The National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC) was founded in 2011, and is Canada’s only professional domestic basketball league. There are currently 9 teams, with two divisions: Central and Atlantic. The NBLC is committed to being one of the leading professional basketball leagues in the world. The NBLC provides Canadian athletes, international athletes, coaches and officials the opportunity to participate in the game they love at the professional level. The NBLC is also dedicated to raising awareness of the sport of basketball throughout Canada, by providing fans with an exciting and entertaining experience.

The 2014-2015 NBL Canada MOST Furious Finishes!

A collection of the most exciting finishes from the 2014-2015 NBL Canada season!

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About the National Basketball League of Canada

The National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC) was founded in 2011, and is Canada’s only professional domestic basketball league. There are currently 8 teams, with two divisions: Central and Atlantic. The NBLC is committed to being one of the leading professional basketball leagues in the world. The NBLC provides Canadian athletes, international athletes, coaches and officials the opportunity to participate in the game they love at the professional level. The NBLC is also dedicated to raising awareness of the sport of basketball throughout Canada, by providing fans with an exciting and entertaining experience.

The 2014-2015 NBL Canada Mixtape!

Complete highlights from the 2014-2015 NBL Canada season.

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About the National Basketball League of Canada

The National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC) was founded in 2011, and is Canada’s only professional domestic basketball league. There are currently 8 teams, with two divisions: Central and Atlantic. The NBLC is committed to being one of the leading professional basketball leagues in the world. The NBLC provides Canadian athletes, international athletes, coaches and officials the opportunity to participate in the game they love at the professional level. The NBLC is also dedicated to raising awareness of the sport of basketball throughout Canada, by providing fans with an exciting and entertaining experience.

Andrew Wiggins Highlights Canada’s Olympic Qualifying Roster!

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With 10 NBA players on Canada’s Olympic qualifying roster Minnesota Timberwolves, star Andrew Wiggins highlights a very talented roster and  most NBA laden team the national team has ever presented.  The top two teams at FIBA Americas will qualify for the Olympics in Rio next year. Canada’s men’s team has not qualified for the Olympic tournament since 2000, back when Steve Nash was on the squad.

“We have a talented mix of NBA and pro athletes and we’re excited to get them in the gym together,” Canadian coach Jay Triano said in a release. “This camp will be an opportunity to train, build team chemistry and prepare for a tough and important tournament with the goal of qualifying for Rio.”

Wiggins is joined by Anthony Bennett (Minnesota), Sim Bhullar (Sacramento),  (Orlando), Cory Joseph (Toronto), Andrew Nicholson (Orlando), Kelly Olynyk (Boston), Dwight Powell (Dallas), Robert Sacre (Los Angeles), and Nik Stauskas (Philadelphia) to make up the NBA contingent for the FIBA Americas Olympic qualifying tournament that tips off Aug. 31 in Mexico City.

Ejim recently signed with the Orlando Magic last week for the upcoming NBA season.

The 16 players will open training camp Friday in Toronto.

The first and second-place teams in Aug. 31-Sept. 12 tournament earn berths in the Rio Games. The Canadian men are looking for their first Olympic berth since 2000 in Sydney.

The roster’s remaining six players are Aaron Doornekamp, Carl English, Olivier Hanlan, Brady Heslip, and Phil Scrubb, who are all on European teams, and Jamal Murray, who recently graduated from high school and is headed to the University of Kentucky.

For further details, visit Canada Basketball.

NBL Canada Summer Combine 2015 – Washington, DC!

The NBL Canada Summer Combine Series took a stop in Washington DC on the hunt for new and talented players to compete in the league during the 2015-2016 season. Check out the recap!