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Overdue observations on the Toronto Raptors preseason

The Toronto Raptors finished the pre-season with a impressive 7-1 record; their only loss coming to the Sacramento Kings on the road. However, that record means absolutely nothing. I repeat, nothing. What does matter from the pre-season, on the other hand, was what fans and analysts could grasp from the way the team played. Mind … Read more

Analyzing the Toronto Raptors’ Current Salary Cap and Roster

The Toronto Raptors have been amongst the most active teams this off-season, with trades, big signings, and controversial picks keeping them an interesting team to keep an eye on. What’s been most intriguing, is president and general manager Masai Ujiri‘s ability to work around the few assets and limited cap space to create the current roster. … Read more

Examining the Raptors Trade For Sweet Lou, Brazilian Prospect

Al Bello/Getty Images North America To recap Sunday’s trade with the Atlanta Hawks: John Salmons’ expiring contract was successfully dealt, the Toronto Raptors acquired additional scoring firepower in the form of Lou Williams and also snagged a Brazilian shot-blocking prospect nicknamed “Bebe.” Oh, and this trade doesn’t in any way signal the departure of either … Read more

Raptors Deal Salmons for Lou Williams, Lucas Nogueira

The Toronto Raptors have made their first offseason move, and swingman John Salmons is heading to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for combo guard Lou Williams and center prospect Lucas ‘Bebe’ Nogueira.  Salmons would have likely been waived by the Raptors, as he is only guaranteed $1 out of $7 million of his 2014-15 contract. Thus, the Hawks are likely going to dump him and … Read more

Toronto Raptors 2014 NBA Draft Recap

Would it really be an NBA Draft without a Toronto Raptors shocker? With the #20, 37, and #59 picks in this year’s draft, the Toronto Raptors selected Bruno Caboclo, DeAndre Daniels, and Xavier Thames (who was moved to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for cash considerations). Bruno Caboclo, SF (6’9″, 200 lbs, Pinheiros (Brazil)) When Caboclo was selected by the Raptors … Read more