As an NBA basketball team, winning two thirds of your games, coming off a summer in which one of the best basketball players in the world abandoned you for the palm trees of Los Angeles, and accounting for the fact that six of your top seven players have each missed nine games, the circumstances don’t … Read moreAndre Drummond To The Raptors: Does It Really Make Sense?
Remember back in the 2017-2018 season, when the Toronto Raptors were led by best friends DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry, had Dwane Casey at the helm of the team, and the narrative going into the playoffs was that “we didn’t need a third superstar to finally compete with LeBron James, because our sensational bench of … Read moreThe Early Signs Of Bench Mob 2.0
After a summer in which he was one of the most instrumental pieces on a championship team, and followed it up shortly after by earning Most Improved Player honours, it’s hard for anyone to claim they had a better or busier summer than Pascal Siakam. Yesterday afternoon, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke news that Pascal Siakam … Read moreThe Raptors Just Bet $130M On Pascal Siakam
When we put a chunk of coal under extreme pressure, it has the potential to become a diamond. When we put a pipe under extreme pressure, it has the potential to break. Coming into last season, one of the biggest questions surrounding the Raptors was how well they could cope with the pressure of having … Read moreTake a Deep Breath, Raptors Fans
Ben Wallace, J.J. Barea, Jeremy Lin, Fred VanVleet, Udonis Haslem. Aside from all earning hardware on their fingers, each of the aforementioned players were undrafted in their respective classes, yet each has managed to become a household name of die-hard basketball fans around the globe. After not hearing his name called on June 20th, 2019, … Read moreTerence Davis And Fred VanVleet Are One In The Same
The Raptors’ offseason acquisitions these past couple of weeks have ranged from former lottery picks, to intriguing raw projects, to forgotten-about undrafted players. Through it all, there seems to be one guy who the fan base is particularly excited about – an unlikely candidate given his stature as compared to the other signings: Matt Thomas. … Read moreJustifying The Hype Around The Iceman, Matt Thomas
In the NBA, it is not often that a late second-round-pick has the opportunity to sign a multi-year NBA contract with any guaranteed money. Last night, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported just that: The Toronto Raptors and the 59th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft had agreed to a three-year, partially guaranteed contract, making … Read moreDewan Hernandez Could Be a Steal
Late this afternoon, the Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that Rondae Hollis-Jefferson was making his way to Toronto on a one-year deal. Just over 27 hours after Masai Ujiri and Bobby Webster lured one of the most attractive, young free agents remaining on the market, they were able to land another. Pairing Stanley Johnson with RHJ … Read moreAfter The RHJ Signing, The Raptors’ Identity And Direction Is Clear