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Norman Powell wins Eastern Conference Player of the Week

This afternoon, Norman Powell became just the 10th player in Toronto Raptors franchise history to win the Eastern Conference Player of the Week award, joining Pascal Siakam, Kyle Lowry, Kawhi Leonard, DeMar DeRozan, Lou Williams, Chris Bosh, Jalen Rose, Vince Carter, and Mike James. Powell also became the first second-round pick in Raptors history to … Read moreNorman Powell wins Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Raptors near full-health prior to Finals rematch

For the first time since June 13th, 2019, a date etched in the soul of Canadian basketball diehards, the Toronto Raptors will face the Golden State Warriors. After meeting at the pinnacle of the sports world last year, both of these teams look drastically different. One side lost Kawhi Leonard to a Western Conference foe, … Read moreRaptors near full-health prior to Finals rematch

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Plays Defence And Has Fun

As a role player for the Toronto Raptors, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson doesn’t always put up the flashiest stats or the most Instagram worthy highlights. What he does do, is play lockdown defence on the NBA’s best players: #TBT Watching my nephew guard one the best players the game has “EVER SEEN” while holding his own & … Read moreRondae Hollis-Jefferson Plays Defence And Has Fun

Ranking the greatest individual seasons in Toronto Raptors history – Part 1

A constant debate among basketball fans is over which player is the greatest of all time; the greatest of their era, or the greatest of their team’s history? In the Toronto Raptors’ short 25 years of existence, there have been many great players who have come and gone through the organization, but who is in … Read moreRanking the greatest individual seasons in Toronto Raptors history – Part 1

Raptors look to bounce back against the Denver Nuggets

After riding a 15-game win streak for the bulk of January and the opening of February, the Toronto Raptors have won a mere two of five not-so difficult games since. Most recently, Toronto is coming off of a disappointing loss to the Charlotte Hornets, in one of their most discombobulated games of the season. Loose … Read moreRaptors look to bounce back against the Denver Nuggets

National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum honours Fred VanVleet

June 13th, 2019, is a date that when mentioned, will jerk tears for any Canadian basketball fan. It’s more than the date that our favourite basketball team was just another NBA Champion. It was the culmination of an underdog rising above all of the times that they had been chewed up and spit out. It … Read moreNational Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum honours Fred VanVleet

Forecasting the East

Last night’s Raptors-Bucks game was far more important than the relatively low-stakes it had on the standings given that Milwaukee is likely to run away with the first seed in the East. What the game truly acted as was a glimpse of things to come in the postseason and perhaps an indicator for where the … Read moreForecasting the East

Giannis to the Toronto Raptors post-All-Star update

It was approximately one year ago that Anthony Davis was playing for the New Orleans Pelicans and requested a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers to play with LeBron James under the bright lights of Hollywood. Davis was 17 months away from hitting unrestricted free agency, but he felt as though couldn’t afford to waste … Read moreGiannis to the Toronto Raptors post-All-Star update

The Unheralded Dilemma of Free Agency

What if I told you that the Toronto Raptors allowed the highest rate of three-point attempts to opponents throughout the entire NBA? To some, I imagine this is a bit of a surprise for a team that is second in defensive rating to the Milwaukee Bucks. However, similar to our two-time playoff opponents, this is … Read moreThe Unheralded Dilemma of Free Agency

The newest player efficiency statistic: EPCPM

Oakland Athletics’ general manager Billy Beane was famously quoted saying, “Adapt or die”, several times in Oscar nominated movie, Moneyball, in reference to the idea that the ideologies around team building in professional sports were changing drastically. Paul DePodesta, played by Jonah Hill in the movie, entered the Athletics’ organization as a data junkie who … Read moreThe newest player efficiency statistic: EPCPM