Toronto Raptors

Raptors Set Roster For Opening Night

The Toronto Raptors announced Monday their roster for Wednesday's regular season opener against the Indiana Pacers at Air Canada Centre (TSN/Sportsnet 590 The FAN, 7:30 p.m.). The Raptors waived Michael (Michael) Kyser, Ronald Roberts, Shannon Scott and Axel Toupane (too-PON) Saturday to get to the league roster limit of 15 players.

Toronto recorded a club-record 49 wins and earned its second consecutive Atlantic Division crown last season.

Toronto returns eight players that ended last season with the team. Newcomers to the roster are Canadian Anthony Bennett (Minnesota), Bismack Biyombo (Charlotte), DeMarre Carroll (Atlanta), Canadian Cory Joseph (San Antonio), Norman Powell (UCLA), Luis Scola (Indiana) and Delon Wright (Utah, first-round draft pick).

The upcoming campaign marks the Raptors' 21st season in the NBA. They sport an 11-9 record in season openers, including 8-6 at home. Wednesday will mark the second time Toronto has opened the season against Indiana. The two clubs faced off at Air Canada Centre to start the 2012-13 season.

The Raptors visit the Boston Celtics on Friday before returning to Air Canada Centre on Sunday to play host to the Milwaukee Bucks.



2015-16 TORONTO RAPTORS ROSTER

(as of October 26, 2015)

NO. PLAYER POS HT WT BIRTHDATE PRIOR TO NBA/HOME COUNTRY NBA EXP.
15 Anthony Bennett F 6-8 245 3/14/1993 UNLV / Canada 2
8 Bismack Biyombo C 6-9 255 8/28/1992 Fuenlabrada (Spain) / Dem. Republic of Congo 4
20 Bruno Caboclo F 6-9 218 9/21/1995 Pinheiros/Sky (Brazil) / Brazil 1
5 DeMarre Carroll F 6-8 215 7/27/1986 Missouri / USA 6
10 DeMar DeRozan  G 6-7 221 8/7/1989 USC / USA 6
3 James Johnson F 6-9 238 2/20/1987 Wake Forest / USA 6
6 Cory Joseph G 6-3 193 8/20/1991 Texas / Canada 4
7 Kyle Lowry G 6-1 196 3/25/1986 Villanova / USA 9
92 Lucas Nogueira C 7-0 241 7/26/1992 Estudiantes (Spain) / Brazil 1
54 Patrick Patterson F 6-9 230 3/14/1989 Kentucky / USA 5
24 Norman Powell G 6-4 215 5/25/1993 UCLA / USA R
31 Terrence Ross F-G 6-7 206 2/5/1991 Washington / USA 3
4 Luis Scola F 6-9 241 4/30/1980 Tau Ceramica (Spain) / Argentina 8
17 Jonas Valanciunas C 7-0 265 5/6/1992 Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania) / Lithuania 3
55 Delon Wright G 6-5 183 4/26/1992 Utah / USA R

HEAD COACH: Dwane Casey (Kentucky)

ASSISTANT COACHES: Rex Kalamian (Cal Poly Pomona), Nick Nurse (Northern Iowa), Andy Greer (SUNY-Brockport), Jerry Stackhouse (North Carolina), Jama Mahlalela (British Columbia)

ASSISTANT COACH/DIRECTOR OF SPORTS SCIENCE: Alex McKechnie (Leeds School of Physiotherapy)

ATHLETIC TRAINER: Scott McCullough (Toronto)

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