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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 moreGame Three Adjustments

The Recipe for NBA Championships: How Hungry are the Raptors?

Halfway into the regular season, the contenders have emerged amidst the surprising parity the league has seen so far. The top four teams in the Eastern Conference are separated by 3.5 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are currently sitting at the top of the East with a half game lead over the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors … Read moreThe Recipe for NBA Championships: How Hungry are the Raptors?

Report: Raptors sign Patrick McCaw

According to multiple reports, including this of ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Raptors are signing Patrick McCaw to fill the 14th roster spot, which was opened by the recent waiving of Lorenzo Brown: Patrick McCaw plans to sign a deal with the Toronto Raptors, league sources tell ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 9, 2019 An … Read moreReport: Raptors sign Patrick McCaw

A plausible explanation for the GoDaddy Curse

[Big read ahead] Yup, I’m back at it again. Welcome to the wiser, grown-up sequel of November’s 1633 word investigation into the GoDaddy Curse; “An Itty Bitty Conspiracy”. My original article on this subject was – at the time – my magnum opus. The WordPress file that it was written in was revised exactly 36 … Read moreA plausible explanation for the GoDaddy Curse

Raptors 2019 New Years Resolutions

38 games into the season the Raptors have few things to complain about. Planted among the NBA’s elite with wins vs. the league’s best, the Toronto basketball club should enter the second half of the season confident. However, we have seen this story before. The regular season means nothing to any Raptors fan who has … Read moreRaptors 2019 New Years Resolutions

Pascal Siakam needs more touches

Pascal Siakam does basketball

After suffering a terrifying tumble against the Trail Blazers and missing Sunday’s match-up with the Nuggets, Pascal Siakam made his return to the lineup and was very much needed for the comeback win against the Pacers on Wednesday. Indiana – like most teams this season – had no answer for him. Siakam finished the game … Read morePascal Siakam needs more touches

It’s time to give Chris Boucher a serious look

Lurking amidst all the success that the Toronto Raptors have enjoyed this season has been one frustrating constant – injuries. These injuries, big and small, have accumulated quickly, and as a result it still feels as though the Raptors are yet to hit their ceiling. Lowry, Siakam, VanVleet and Valanciunas all missed Sunday night’s loss … Read moreIt’s time to give Chris Boucher a serious look

Raptors vs. Bucks – A Real-Time Analysis

Sitting as the first and second seeds in the East, the Raptors and Bucks are the two runaway favorites to represent their conference come June. This balanced, calculated and talented Raptors squad has flourished under a new head coach and offensive superstar. The Bucks have rallied behind their MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo, and with new … Read moreRaptors vs. Bucks – A Real-Time Analysis

Raptors Quarter-ish Season Report Card

At 21-7 the Raptors have the best record in the league. Their combination of shooting, versatility and starpower has propelled them to the top of the NBA, and have them looking as the best chance to dethrone Golden State. The team has gotten significant contributions from a number of players, some more surprising than others. … Read moreRaptors Quarter-ish Season Report Card

The eccentric evolution of Kyle Lowry

As an observer of any professional sport, it’s always really easy to say “If [Player X] could just make [Fundamental change to their game Y], then they’d be so much better”. The reality is that for most athletes, that fundamental change is almost impossible to achieve. For Kyle Lowry, though, these changes appear routine. NBA … Read moreThe eccentric evolution of Kyle Lowry

Raptors Revive Old Standard for Building a Championship-Caliber Squad

The Super-Team Uprising Since 2007, when the Boston Celtics acquired perennial all-stars Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, the super-team era has reigned supreme in the NBA. Sure, the Celtics only pulled off the single title, but they were a steady force in the league until the next dynamic trio formed in South Beach in 2010. … Read moreRaptors Revive Old Standard for Building a Championship-Caliber Squad