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Culture Shift: A new winning philosophy in Toronto

Over the last 5 years, everyone has heard the talk of how ‘this year is different from last’ or how “this will be the year the Raptors finally get over the hump”. The team shines throughout the regular season and then comes up short during the playoffs, especially last year when LeBron James seemingly flicked … Read moreCulture Shift: A new winning philosophy in Toronto

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 on who gives him the best chance to win a ring. The Raptors also have the impending free agency of Serge … Read more3 Small Forwards the Toronto Raptors should target this Summer

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 agents. Among all the players mentioned, losing Lowry obviously serves as an enormous blow to Toronto. However, Ibaka hasn’t even … Read moreIbaka re-signing could signal end of Jonas Valanciunas’ tenure as a Raptor

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 losses. I, myself, believe the Raptors lose game 1’s on purpose as part of a strategy to scout their opponents. … Read moreGame Day Preview: Lowry, Raptors hope to rebound against Bucks in Game 2

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 NBA Finals and capture the organization’s first-ever world championship. The quest starts Saturday, April 15 when the Raptors host the Milwaukee … Read moreSeries Preview: Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks

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 from best Raptors team in franchise history are in town as the Toronto faces the Orlando Magic (27-46). Currently sitting as … Read moreGame Day Preview: Bismack Biyombo, Terrence Ross in town as Raptors host Magic

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 5 year/$139 million-plus deal with the Raps, DeRozan has been lighting the opposition on fire. The man who claims ‘I am … Read moreThe unbelievable progression of DeMar DeRozan

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 Heat, both of which went all the way to 7 games. The Raps also reached the conference finals against the … Read moreWhat’s next for the Toronto Raptors?

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 not present in game 1. However, DeMar DeRozan was still able to score 18 points and dish out 5 assists on … Read moreGame Day Preview: Raptors look to avenge game 1 embarassment

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 Cavaliers fans physically holding back DeMar DeRozan after the Raptors had scored a basket and DeRozan had leaped out of bounds. This … Read moreCavaliers fans physically hold back DeMar DeRozan