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Grading every Raptors move this offseason

How well has Raptors management handled this offseason? Have they gotten significantly better? I don’t think so. Significantly worse? Wrong again. So let’s go through every move the Raptors have made up to this point in the offseason and grade each one, and then average them out to decide how well it’s really gone. The … Read more

Post-Free Agency Power Rankings

Welcome to the first rendition of our Raptors Cage weekly power rankings! This will be released every Friday from now through the NBA playoffs in June. These have changed a lot in the past few days, with players changing teams in a very eventful free agency and trading period. For now we assume players like … Read more

Game Three Adjustments

To say that game two was a disgrace is an understatement, but rather than letting themselves get swept, the Raptors need to make some serious adjustments prior to an obvious must win game three. Here are a list of some adjustments the Raptors should make: Start Norman Powell over Serge Ibaka You know it’s early … Read more

Norman Powell could be the key player for the Raptors

During the 2019-20 season, the Toronto Raptors leaned heavily on seven players. When they were healthy, Kyle Lowry, Fred Vanvleet, Pascal Siakam, OG Anunoby, Marc Gasol, Serge Ibaka, and Norman Powell were Nick Nurses’ go to guys. We saw it on opening night, it became clear that Nurse didn’t trust the rest of the roster. … Read more

Predicting the Raptors rotation this season

Following a turbulent free agency period which saw two more members of the Toronto Raptors championship squad dash for the brighter lights of Hollywood, the team’s roster is finally complete heading into the 2020-2021 season. Questions are still looming around the Raptors’ lack of depth at the power forward position, and whether the organization will … Read more

Can the Raptors win the Atlantic Division?

The Toronto Raptors have been racking up Atlantic Division titles in recent years. During the franchises first nine seasons they were a part of the Central Division where they were unable to win any division crowns. Since entering the Atlantic Division in the 2004-05 season, the Raptors have won more than their fair share of … Read more

Why all NBA players should want to play for the Raptors

For too long, there has been a notion that American NBA players don’t want to play for Canada’s team. However, after building a winning culture, showcasing that Toronto is a beautiful city, and even capturing a league championship, the tides are set to swing in the Raptors’ favour. With the initial frenzy of the 2020 … Read more

This offseason makes it clear: the Raptors want Giannis

Breaking news (not really): the Toronto Raptors want Giannis Antetokounmpo. Bending news: so does every other basketball team on planet Earth. But what’s less malleable than the latter report is that the Raptors have begun to make tough decisions this offseason, indicating that they are all-in on bringing the Greek Freak to the North side. … Read more

What Adebayo’s extension means for the Raptors pursuit of Giannis

Earlier today, the Miami Heat signed their young star, Bam Adebayo, to a five-year, $163 million maximum contract extension. The deal sent shockwaves throughout the NBA, not because Bam was undeserving of the contract, but because the deal sacrifices Miami’s salary cap flexibility for next summer, and greatly impedes their ability to sign Giannis Antetokounmpo. … Read more

Raptors find their Rondae replacement in Deandre Bembry

After the Toronto Raptors signed Alex Len yesterday, their roster is stock-full at 15 players. This likely means that Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will be looking for a new home in the coming weeks, but luckily, the Raptors have found their RHJ replacement in Deandre Bembry. Every team needs a scrappy, hustle player who is willing to … Read more