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Can Amir Johnson Be a Starter for Long-term Success of the Raptors?

At the beginning of the season, raising the question as to whether Amir Johnson could be the starting power-forward for the Toronto Raptors would have been absolutely unfathomable. Amir has bounced in and out of the starting line-up all season replacing the likes of injured bigs ahead of him in the rotation like Andrea Bargnani or … Read moreCan Amir Johnson Be a Starter for Long-term Success of the Raptors?

Evaluating The Rest Of The Toronto Raptors’ Season

No draft pick. No playoffs. Ouch. 25-40 is good enough for the ninth seed in the Eastern conference (at the time of the writing of this article) and that is exactly where the Toronto Raptors currently sit, unfortunately. Raptors fans were hoping for a late season playoff push with the acquisition of Rudy Gay on … Read moreEvaluating The Rest Of The Toronto Raptors’ Season

Post Game Report Card: The Streak Ends at 5 Games, the Raptors Lose to the Grizz

The Toronto Raptors (22-33) weren’t able to extend their winning streak to six games after a tough home loss to the Memphis Grizzlies (35-18). This  game was filled with emotions due to the return of former Raptors Ed Davis and Jerryd Bayless, as well as Rudy Gay facing his former team.  Both teams came out flat, … Read morePost Game Report Card: The Streak Ends at 5 Games, the Raptors Lose to the Grizz

Weekly Rap: Bad Start to week ends on good note for Raps

In a week that saw the Toronto Raptors get off to a rather discouraging start, the week turned out to be a lot better for TO, as they finished it off by winning two in a row. While blowing their first game in the 4th quarter to the Boston Celtics, the Toronto Raptors came out … Read moreWeekly Rap: Bad Start to week ends on good note for Raps

Bittersweet: Losing Ed Davis

The hearts of Raptors fans worldwide sunk, with the news that fan favourite power forward Ed Davis had been shipped from the Toronto Raptors alongside Jose Calderon. The pain only hurt for so long after the realization that there was nothing we could’ve done to prevent it, and the fact that we received Rudy Gay … Read moreBittersweet: Losing Ed Davis

Game Day Preview: Rudy Gay Makes His Toronto Raptors Debut Against the Clippers

Today is Friday, February 1st 2013. Forget about the blown call against the Atlanta Hawks. This day marks the beginning of a new era in Raptor-land with acquisition of fringe All-star Rudy Gay. The Toronto Raptors (16-30) are on another three game losing streak and hope to snap it at home against the elite Los … Read moreGame Day Preview: Rudy Gay Makes His Toronto Raptors Debut Against the Clippers

The Verdict: Toronto Raptors acquire Rudy Gay in 3-team deal

For the past month, there have been many rumors escalating about a possible trade involving the Toronto Raptors, and the Memphis Grizzlies. The rumors, as follow, have suggested that the Raptors have been in on talks in acquiring all-star caliber swing man Rudy Gay, from the Memphis Grizzlies. After one month of immense speculation, the … Read moreThe Verdict: Toronto Raptors acquire Rudy Gay in 3-team deal

Game Day Preview: Raps Head to the “Highlight Factory” to Face Hawks

The Toronto Raptors (16-29) are back on the road again tonight to matchup against the Atlanta Hawks (25-19) for the first time this season. The Raptors have now lost 2 straight games. This follows a game where the Raptors saw another late game meltdown seal their fate against the Golden State Warriors on Monday. The Hawks head … Read moreGame Day Preview: Raps Head to the “Highlight Factory” to Face Hawks

Game-Day Preview: Toronto Raptors Play Host To Curry, Lee, Golden State Warriors

The Toronto Raptors (16-28) play host to the Golden State Warriors (26-17) for the first and only time this season. Be wary Raptors fans, this isn’t the same Warriors team of years past; this team is efficient, plays a great inside-outside game and is committed defensively. It all starts and ends with their second year coach, Mark … Read moreGame-Day Preview: Toronto Raptors Play Host To Curry, Lee, Golden State Warriors

Game Day Preview: Raptors Try to Continue Their Winning Ways Vs. Cleveland

Tonight, the Toronto Raptors return home to face the Cleveland Cavaliers. The new look Cavs are on a 2-game winning streak coming off some big wins against the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks, however they are still well out of playoff contention. The Raptors are currently four games out of the 8th spot, thanks … Read moreGame Day Preview: Raptors Try to Continue Their Winning Ways Vs. Cleveland