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Raptors’ Most Anticipated Games 2018-2019 season

The schedule for the 2018-2019 NBA season dropped yesterday.  The Raptors will be featured in 15 U.S. nationally televised games, not including 11 that will be broadcasted on NBA TV, which is an increase of 10 games from last season.  So let’s break down the most anticipated games. The first matchup will be against the … Read moreRaptors’ Most Anticipated Games 2018-2019 season

Who is Danny Green and what does he bring to Toronto?

Danny Green

Acquiring Kawhi Leonard is by far the biggest trade in Raptors history. Landing our first superstar (with all due respect to DeRozan) since Vince Carter has given fans a new breath of life. But with all the noise it generated, many missed a key pickup for the Raptors. Enter Danny Green, a well decorated NBA … Read moreWho is Danny Green and what does he bring to Toronto?

Forecasting Kawhi’s decision

The Raptors trade for Kawhi Leonard created an enormus storyline that will be in the back of the minds of fans for the next eleven months. Already, there has been plenty of discussion surrounding Kawhi Leonard’s impending free agency next year.  Opinions varied on multiple platforms involving the most prominent NBA voices. Though the Raptors … Read moreForecasting Kawhi’s decision

The DeMar DeRozan Era was as amazing as it was naïve

DeMar DeRozan’s unexpected departure from the Raptors this week has been the source of much self-reflection within the Toronto fanbase. As a result of the polarizing deal for disgruntled Spurs superstar Kawhi Leonard, Raptors fans have been forced to evaluate DeRozan’s legacy with the organization far sooner than maybe they thought they would have to. … Read moreThe DeMar DeRozan Era was as amazing as it was naïve

A brief history of players falling in love with Toronto

The next year will be a fun one in terms of Raptors basketball, however, much like in OKC with Paul George, the recruitment of Toronto’s newly acquired superstar will remain in the back of everyone’s mind throughout. Everybody knows the story. Kawhi Leonard is determined to become a Los Angeles Laker next year, and that … Read moreA brief history of players falling in love with Toronto

Trading for Kawhi Leonard was a no-brainer

The Kawhi Leonard-DeMar DeRozan blockbuster, as expected, has brought mixed reactions. The Raptors acquisition of a consensus superstar has most fans excited, but, of course, losing your franchise’s best player ever for a likely one year rental is guaranteed to rub many the wrong way, especially when it upsets the player himself. While the critiques … Read moreTrading for Kawhi Leonard was a no-brainer

Report: Raptors finalizing deal to acquire Kawhi Leonard

No, you’re not still sleeping. Kawhi Leonard is going to become a Raptor, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. The reported deal centers around DeMar DeRozan. According to the story with Wojnarowski and Chris Haynes, “Toronto and San Antonio have been talking about the trade for two weeks, and several incarnations of packages have been discussed, league sources … Read moreReport: Raptors finalizing deal to acquire Kawhi Leonard

Windhorst: Raptors are negotiating for Kawhi and have made compelling offer

In just a few days, the possibility of the Raptors acquiring superstar Kawhi Leonard has turned from a far-fetched idea into a hot topic around the NBA. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, among the best of the best in terms of reporting, followed up his mention yesterday of the Raptors being in the driver’s seat for Kawhi … Read moreWindhorst: Raptors are negotiating for Kawhi and have made compelling offer

Remaining Free Agent Targets for the Raptors

Amidst all of the rumours of a potential Kawhi Leonard trade, it seems many Raptors fans have been ignoring another route that could be available to improve the team. The Raptors have yet to use any of their taxpayer mid-level exception (MLE) valued at $5.29 million. While there aren’t any Leonard-level players who are going to … Read moreRemaining Free Agent Targets for the Raptors

DeRozan and Lowry need help; can young players answer?

It’s time someone turns the Lowry-DeRozan duo into a big three. The conference is wide open now that LeBron James is headed west to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Boston Celtics are currently the conscensus favourite, but unlike the last eight years that saw LeBron torment the East, nothing is certain. Kyrie Irving is coming … Read moreDeRozan and Lowry need help; can young players answer?