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Raptors GM ready to do something different after sweep

May 10, 2017

The Raptors had no answer to LeBron James and the Cavaliers in the postseason. John E. Sokolowski/USA TODAY SportsThe Cleveland Cavaliers have sent the Toronto Raptors back to the drawing board.

Cleveland swept Toronto in the second round of the playoffs, ending a 2016-17 in which the Raptors had 51 regular-season wins. That was good for third in the Eastern Conference, and Toronto beat the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round.

"After that performance [against the Cavaliers], we need a culture reset here," Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri said at an end-of-season news conference Tuesday.

"We've tried what we've done so many times and it hasn't worked," he said. "We have to go a different direction, do something different. I don't know now what it is."...

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Kyle Lowry opting out of final year of Raptors contract

May 09, 2017

Kyle Lowry will test free agency, as he is keeping with his plan to opt out of the final year of his current contract with the Raptors. Kevin Sousa/USA TODAY SportsTORONTO -- Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry will opt out of the final year of his contract and test free agency this summer.

The three-time All-Star has one year and $12 million remaining on the four-year, $48 million deal he signed in July 2014.

"I will be opting out and that's as far as I've gotten," Lowry told reporters, according to the Toronto Star. "Honestly, that is as far as I've gotten. We lost yesterday. I still have to get my ankle healthy, get treatment, get to that point."...

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It's time for the Raptors to decide what kind of team they want to be

May 08, 2017

If Kyle Lowry leaves in free agency, the Raptors might be forced into a full teardown. Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via APThe Raptors, these wonderful accidental pseudo-contenders, have fundamental flaws beyond playing in the same conference as LeBron James. The makeover starts now, in a summer fraught with difficult choices that will chart the franchise's course over the next half-decade.

"The summer is huge," Masai Ujiri, the team's GM, told ESPN.com after Sunday's game. "But every summer is huge. We are trying to keep up with the big boys."

Toronto scored 101.3 points per 100 possessions in these playoffs, 14th among playoff teams, and almost nine points below its strong regular-season mark....

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LeBron James scores 35 points, Cavaliers sweep Raptors

May 08, 2017

LeBron James scores 35 points, Cavaliers sweep RaptorsTORONTO -- LeBron James and the Cavaliers are headed back to a familiar place after sweeping aside another overmatched opponent.

James scored 35 points, Kyrie Irving added 27 and Cleveland swept Toronto, beating the Raptors 109-102 on Sunday to give James his seventh consecutive trip to the Eastern Conference finals.

"It's rewarding when you can advance," James said. "It's not just given to you, you have to go out and earn it. Once again I'm part of a team that's been able to advance to the Eastern Conference finals. It's going to be my ninth time in 14 years. I'll take those numbers."...

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Kyle Lowry says he's 'doubtful' to play Game 4 against Cavs

May 07, 2017

TORONTO -- All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry, who has a left ankle sprain, considers himself doubtful for Sunday's Game 4 as the Toronto Raptors try to avoid a sweep against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Lowry did not play in the Game 3 loss Friday, did not practice Saturday and was pessimistic about the ankle improving before Sunday's tipoff at 3:30 p.m. ET.

"I'm probably doubtful, honestly," Lowry said. "I don't think I'll be able to play. ... It's not looking great, but I'm not giving up on it."...

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