Raptors Cage

An Itty Bitty Conspiracy

Look, I’m not a superstitious man. I don’t fret when a black cat crosses my path. Nor do I care when I knock over a salt shaker. Friday the 13th? Never a worry in my mind. I think of the universe as a random, chaotic space, and I mainly try to draw meaning from what … Read moreAn Itty Bitty Conspiracy

Five Thoughts for Friday

Kawhi Leonard of the Toronto Raptors trying to get around Josh Okogie of the Minnesota Timberwolves

It’s Friday, and I’ve got some thoughts. Without further ado: 1. Kawhi Leonard  Who else? “The Klaw” has somehow been even better than advertised. If his name wasn’t already in early MVP conversation, Wednesday’s dissection of the Minnesota Timberwolves will make it a fixture. He was phenomenal. It was evident from the opening tip that … Read moreFive Thoughts for Friday

What has gotten into Kyle Lowry?

After what can be modestly described as an eventful offseason, Kyle Lowry seems to have found yet another level. Whether it’s been scoring, passing or defending, Lowry has provided it all. All of his 21.5 points/game, on a scorching .766 true shooting percentage, have come in the games’ biggest moments. There is no one in … Read moreWhat has gotten into Kyle Lowry?

A different Kawhi Leonard

When Kawhi Leonard entered the NBA, one had to wonder whether or not he had speaking capabilities. He never seemed to talk out of place, show any emotion, or, heaven forbid, argue with an official. This all seems to be changing, as during the first two games of the 2018-2019 NBA season we’re witnessing a different … Read moreA different Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi scores 31, leads Raptors over Celtics 113-101 and are we sure this is real life?

ESPN’s broadcast called the Celtics “heavy favourites” in the East. Are we sure about that? The Raptors new finishing move: the tandem chasedown pic.twitter.com/QrcXU3dVlQ — Kawob Leonard (@World_Wide_Wob) October 20, 2018 This game almost felt like a dream. There is no LeBron anymore… THESE are the two legitimate teams in the East, and the best … Read moreKawhi scores 31, leads Raptors over Celtics 113-101 and are we sure this is real life?

Raptors win 116-104 over Cavaliers in Kawhi’s long-awaited debut

Two very different teams took to Scotiabank Arena, and though the end result was to be expected, it was a memorable game nonetheless. Kawhi Leonard‘s introduction is already an all-time memorable moment in Raptors history, with cheers so loud his name being called was difficult to hear in the arena. -As far as basketball itself … Read moreRaptors win 116-104 over Cavaliers in Kawhi’s long-awaited debut

2018-19 Raptors Preview: It all begins

On July 18th, Shams Charania sent out a tweet in the early hours of the morning: San Antonio and Toronto are engaged in serious talks on a trade centered on Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan, league sources tell Yahoo. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 18, 2018 Since then, the world of Raptors basketball has gone … Read more2018-19 Raptors Preview: It all begins

A look at Delon Wright’s cloudy contract situation

At 6:00 pm on Monday night, the deadline for the Raptors to get an extension done with Delon Wright passed. Now they have to wait for the summer before they can negotiate again. For many reasons, this seems like it might be the beginning of the end of Wright’s time with the Raptors. Why Wright … Read moreA look at Delon Wright’s cloudy contract situation