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What to expect from Toronto Raptors D-League team, Raptors 905

For the first time in history the Toronto Raptors will have an NBA D-league affiliate based in their own city. For those that don’t know or need reminding; the NBA D-league (D for Development) is the minor league of the NBA, it currently has 19 teams and each is affiliated with a team/s in the NBA. … Read more

Social Media Roundup: NBA, Toronto Raptors

This is the time of year that all NBA basketball fans dread. A time when the post free agency lull is in full effect in the world of hoops and we fruitlessly scour the web for any meaningful news. Alas, these are the dog days of summer. Nowadays one might resort to sitting through one … Read more

How Masai has set the Toronto Raptors up for fincancial success

Understanding the NBA‘s salary cap structure is a science. The collective bargaining agreement (CBA), which governs the cap has its own language with terms and abbreviations like RFA (restricted free agent), UFA (unrestricted free agent), MLE (mid-level exception) and “bird-rights”. The CBA requires PhD level study to interpret completely, this is why sports franchises have designated … Read more

Raptors 2014-15 Draft Day Preview

Our vacation is over, and one of the most exciting events on the NBA calendar takes place Thursday the 25th – Draft Day! For Toronto Raptors fans, this day is the as masochistic as it gets. The Raps faithful count the seconds off the clock, hopefully anticipating the next prospect that will take Canada’s team … Read more

Game Day Preview: Toronto Raptors look to set franchise mark in wins against the Hornets

The Toronto Raptors look to get win number 49 against the disappointing Charlotte Hornets. The 49th win of the season would set a franchise record in regular season wins for the Raptors. A win for the Hornets would mean…absolutely nothing. The Hornets are eliminated from playoff contention and are missing a number of their core … Read more

Top 10 moments of the 2014-2015 season thus far

With the first half of the 2014-2015 NBA season come and gone, the Toronto Raptors sit at a record of 36-17, their best pre-All Star mark by an absolute long shot. There still exists a number of things the team needs to work on, not the least of which being consistent defensive effort and shot … Read more

The Caboclo conundrum

Toronto Raptors fans were hoping for another Bruno Caboclo sighting against the Celtics last Saturday night. The Raptors were up big and there were less than two minutes remaining in the game, usually the time coach Dwane Casey summons the rookie from the bench and inserts him into the game. The late game court time in a game … Read more

2014 in retrospect: The best Raptors year yet

Unless you’ve been completely off the grid for the past 12 months, there’s no excuse for you not to have noticed the Toronto Raptors having their best year ever. Okay, that may be an exaggeration, but still— the sudden surge of success in 2014 caught many of us off guard. In a good way. Even some … Read more

How will the Raptors survive DeRozan’s absence?

DeMar DeRozan sustained a torn left adductor muscle in his groin; out indefinitely, with estimations of four weeks, or more, likely out for the rest of 2014. @ESPNSteinLine: Raptors just announced DeMar DeRozan is out indefinitely with a torn tendon in his left (leg) in another dose of deflating NBA injury news After getting off to an impressive … Read more

Raptors crush the Bucks to end their homestand

THE CANADIAN PRESS / Nathan Denette What a beat down by the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors eviscerated the Milwaukee Bucks 124-83 to finish their home stand at 6-1. They’re now 10-2 to start the season. The Bucks came into Canada with a record of 7-5 and a three game winning streak. Full credit to the Raptors … Read more