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The Late 20’s: Paul Reed Scouting Report

Name: Paul Reed Dominant Hand: Right Age: 20.8 Height: 6’9 Wingspan: 7’1 (no exact measurement found) Weight: 220 lbs School: DePaul Position: PF/SF ESPN Top 100 Ranking: Unranked NBADraft.Net Mock Ranking: 37 Character Character is often an overlooked aspect when it comes to scouting an athlete. However, in the NBA alone, we have seen too … Read moreThe Late 20’s: Paul Reed Scouting Report

The Three Best and Three Most Underutilized Lineups

Last year, the Toronto Raptors seemed absolutely invincible, and practically flawless when it came to injuries, (despite Jonas Valanciunas’ thumb injury). Even hearing about the mass amount of injuries the players encountered during the playoff run, everybody was able to play through them, except for the horrible timing of OG Anunoby’s emergency appendectomy. This year … Read moreThe Three Best and Three Most Underutilized Lineups

Nick Nurse’s Resume, Short but Very Sweet

I still remember the summer of 2018 like it was yesterday. I would go to work, play countless hours of 2K, and gawk at my phone awaiting the news of the Toronto Raptors’ new head coach. It was a big decision; the Raptors former coach, Dwane Casey spent a seven year tenure with Toronto, a … Read moreNick Nurse’s Resume, Short but Very Sweet

Terence Davis – Undrafted yet Unbelievable

Masai Ujiri is globally recognized as one of, if not the best general manager (GM) in the NBA. From convincing the Knicks to give up a top-10 pick for Andrea Bargnani, to pulling off the Kawhi Leonard and Marc Gasol deals within the same season to eventually lead to the Raptors’ first ever championship, Masai … Read moreTerence Davis – Undrafted yet Unbelievable

The Top-5 Hottest Toronto Raptors of All-Time

Top-5 Hottest Raptors of All-Time

To this point in NBA history, the NBA community has only dared to dream of unlocking the full power of advanced analytics. Dream no longer! Advanced analytics have finally been used to definitively determine who the hottest players are. Using four critical attractiveness variables, the top-five all-time hottest Toronto Raptors have been ranked below. Methodology … Read moreThe Top-5 Hottest Toronto Raptors of All-Time

Could the Raptors have won 60 games?

It’s now been 15 long days without NBA basketball, and it seems as though the shutdown of one of the biggest sports leagues in the world has affected nearly everyone. All within a span of 20-ish minutes, Tom Hanks revealed that he had contracted SARS-CoV-2, better known as COVID-19, then Rudy Gobert’s test results came … Read moreCould the Raptors have won 60 games?

The late 20’s: Aaron Nesmith Scouting Report

Name: Aaron Nesmith Dominant Hand: Right Age: 20.4 Height: 6’6 Wingspan: 6’10 Weight: 215 lbs School: Vanderbilt Position: SG/SF 2018 ESPN Top 100 Ranking: 69 NBADraft.Net Mock Ranking: 21 Passing: Passing is certainly the greatest shortcoming of Nesmith’s game. As a sophomore this season with a 6.7 minute per game increase, and a 5.6% usage … Read moreThe late 20’s: Aaron Nesmith Scouting Report

The Iceman, Matt Thomas, was indeed a steal

It’s worse than unfortunate that the NBA season has been suspended indefinitely, but until we have more basketball, we can only reminisce on what was. The 2019-2020 Toronto Raptors team was full of surprises; one of the most pleasing of which was elite sharpshooter, Matt Thomas. Not only has he jumped on the NBA scene … Read moreThe Iceman, Matt Thomas, was indeed a steal

Classik honours Raptors Championship in tough times

Music is one of the most powerful forces in the world. It influences our mood beyond ways we even understand. It infiltrates our thoughts more often than we even realize it. That’s why, in difficult times, it can even feel therapeutic. With the world going through the COVID-19 pandemic which has heavily affected life for … Read moreClassik honours Raptors Championship in tough times

NBA suspends 2019-2020 season due to Coronavirus outbreak

It was a relatively normal day around the NBA when fans, players, and coaches woke up this morning – as far as normal by the NBA’s standard goes. Things began to shake up when Connor Letourneau reported that the mayor of San Francisco banned public gatherings of over 1000 people, which would effectively affect Warriors … Read moreNBA suspends 2019-2020 season due to Coronavirus outbreak