Author Archives: Manny Rao

3 Small Forwards the Toronto Raptors should target this Summer

Plenty of uncertainty surrounds the Toronto Raptors as the 2017 off-season begins. Of course, Kyle Lowry is a free agent and has made it clear that his decision on where to play next season (and beyond) relies completely…

Ibaka re-signing could signal end of Jonas Valanciunas’ tenure as a Raptor

After a postseason run that came up short of expectations, the Toronto Raptors have some tough decisions to make in what will be a pivotal off-season. Kyle Lowry, Serge Ibaka, Patrick Patterson and PJ Tucker are all free…

Game Day Preview: Lowry, Raptors hope to rebound against Bucks in Game 2

The Toronto Raptors stayed true to tradition and once again lost game 1 of their playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks, 97-83. This may come as a surprise to some but others have gotten used to game 1…

Series Preview: Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks

The 2016-17 Toronto Raptors will look to build on the success achieved by last years squad, who made an appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals. The next step for this team, logically, is to reach the…

Game Day Preview: Bismack Biyombo, Terrence Ross in town as Raptors host Magic

Clinching a playoff berth was a sweet delight for the Toronto Raptors (44-29) who punched their ticket to a 4th straight postseason appearance, but still have much more to accomplish. Bismack Biyombo and Terrence Ross, two players…

The unbelievable progression of DeMar DeRozan

Through the first 9 games of the 2016-17 NBA season, the Toronto Raptors are 7-2, tied for third in the Eastern Conference. A large reason for that has been the tremendous play of DeMar DeRozan. After re-signing on a…

What’s next for the Toronto Raptors?

The 2015-16 season was an historic one for the Toronto Raptors. The team set a franchise record of 56 wins in a single season and survived 2 gruesome playoff match ups against the Indiana Pacers and the Miami…

Game Day Preview: Raptors look to avenge game 1 embarassment

Tonight, the Toronto Raptors are out in Cleveland looking for revenge against the Cavaliers. Tuesday night, the Raps lost to the Cavs 115-84 in game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Kyle Lowry disappeared and the bench was…

Cavaliers fans physically hold back DeMar DeRozan

Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals was a blowout as the Toronto Raptors lost 115-84 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. There many on court errors that were unacceptable. One incident that occurred on the court included some…

Series Preview: Toronto Raptors vs Cleveland Cavaliers

For the first time in franchise history, the Toronto Raptors have reached the conference finals. The main goal this year was to advance past the first round. However, after advancing to the second round, expectations weren’t…