Anyone who has lived with a roommate knows it’s better to have a place of your own. The Raptors, who are currently slated to share the Fort Wayne Mad Ants with a dozen other teams, are looking to do just that. Toronto is in discussions with the Rochester RazorSharks to bring them into the D-League and partner up, according to Time Warner Cable Rochester.
Sources within the RazorSharks front office say that the Raptors are looking to move them from the Premier Basketball League to the NBA’s ever-growing developmental league. The RazorSharks have enjoyed quite a bit of success in the PBL, capturing titles in 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2014. The team was founded in 2005 as a member of the American Basketball Association before later moving to the PBL.
There are currently 17 one-to-one affiliation deals between NBA clubs and D-League teams, so it would only make sense for Toronto to look into one of their own. The Mad Ants are the only team in the D-League without a one-to-one deal after Idaho and Erie secured deals with the Jazz and Magic, respectively.