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OG Anunoby sparks a light for the Raptors

“The mood’s not good. we’re not happy. We’re a little pissed off, and we should be,” said Nick Nurse after the Toronto Raptors crushing defeat to the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. “We’re not proud of anything we did [in Game 1]. So you gotta live through that until you … Read moreOG Anunoby sparks a light for the Raptors

Three Reasons For Raptors Optimism

The Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics are two of the NBA’s most elite teams. They’re two teams whom, coming into the NBA bubble, were both widely expected to contend for a championship; two teams who are led by young and budding superstars, finally meeting each other for the first time ever in a playoff series. … Read moreThree Reasons For Raptors Optimism

NBA continues to set the bar for social change

Not too long ago, it was uncommon for American athletes to be at the forefront of the world’s greatest social movement. The expectation was that athletes were only athletes— they were meant to simply “shut up and dribble,” a phrase coined by Laura Ingraham on Fox News. While basketball players’ athletic abilities are certainly admirable, … Read moreNBA continues to set the bar for social change

The race for the Raptors’ eighth spot

The NBA bubble has shown us some exhilarating basketball over the past month, but now it’s time for what every basketball nerd has been waiting for: The Playoffs. Three games into their first round series against the Brooklyn Nets, the Toronto Raptors are looking dangerous, destined for another deep playoff run, picking up right where … Read moreThe race for the Raptors’ eighth spot

Last Week Showed That There’s Still Hope for Stanley Johnson

When the Toronto Raptors had signed Stanley Johnson and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson I was pretty excited; yes, even for Stanley Johnson. You see, given Detroit’s history of stunting the growth of promising talents (most notably Spencer Dinwiddie and Khris Middleton who would both then blossom following their departure), I felt that with enough work, the “Stanimal” … Read moreLast Week Showed That There’s Still Hope for Stanley Johnson

The stellar growth of OG Anunoby

When OG Anunoby was taken by the Toronto Raptors with the 23rd pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, he was known as an astute defender with an NBA-ready frame, tree trunk legs, top-tier intangibles, and of course, an ardent love for cheesecake. Coming off of a recent ACL tear that was supposed to hold him … Read moreThe stellar growth of OG Anunoby

Terence Davis shines in Raptors return to action

When the ball tipped off at the Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World last night, it marked the beginning of the Toronto Raptors’ quest to repeat as NBA Champions. Having been the first team to arrive in Florida – hosting their training camp in Naples, rather than in Toronto – Canada’s team was … Read moreTerence Davis shines in Raptors return to action

Raptors vs Rockets: Basketball’s back, Baby

The Raptors have officially finished their first scrimmage of the season, coming against the small-ball Houston Rockets. The game ended in the Toronto Raptors favor with a score of 83 – 94. The result doesn’t matter: these scrimmages are effectively most teams’ preseason before the official restart, but it was nice to see some sort … Read moreRaptors vs Rockets: Basketball’s back, Baby

Betting on the Raptors? Here’s everything you need to know

After a four-month hiatus, the NBA is set to return and it is sure to be a thrilling battle for the championship, in which a number of teams are genuine contenders. Expectations have been particularly high for the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers all season long, and the same can be said for last year’s … Read moreBetting on the Raptors? Here’s everything you need to know

Who should be the Toronto Raptors’ eighth man?

As the Toronto Raptors’ players begin to settle into their hotels, and the playoffs slowly inch closer, it is time to discuss everyone’s favourite conversation topic, playoff rotations. A typical NBA season will see a team give nine, ten, sometimes even 11 players significant minutes. Due to the Raptors’ crushing injury woe’s, and Nick Nurse’s … Read moreWho should be the Toronto Raptors’ eighth man?