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Role players are the key to unlocking the Raptors’ potential

If there’s anything to be taken away from the Toronto Raptors’ recent three-game losing skid, it’s that this team needs some more time to grow into its newfound identity. And that’s okay. The Raptors and their fans should know by now that this regular season nonsense is all just practice – the real test comes … Read moreRole players are the key to unlocking the Raptors’ potential

What’s not to like so far?

Critiques typically spread between two slices of praise to create a ‘compliment sandwich’ for overly sensitive individuals. It seems like an okay tactic, so let’s try it with the Raptors. Rather, let’s keep these sammies open-faced for now so we’re not overloading on compliment-carbs. Freddie isn’t so steady Fred has been injured, which isn’t ideal … Read moreWhat’s not to like so far?

Raptors win 116-104 over Cavaliers in Kawhi’s long-awaited debut

Two very different teams took to Scotiabank Arena, and though the end result was to be expected, it was a memorable game nonetheless. Kawhi Leonard‘s introduction is already an all-time memorable moment in Raptors history, with cheers so loud his name being called was difficult to hear in the arena. -As far as basketball itself … Read moreRaptors win 116-104 over Cavaliers in Kawhi’s long-awaited debut

Predicting the Raptors’ 2018-19 rotation

After a series of big moves from Masai Ujiri and Bobby Webster, it seems as though the Raptors roster we are looking at right now will be the roster that heads into training camp on September 25th, barring a salary shedding trade. Larry Tannenbaum and co. will be paying a tax bill of around $31 … Read morePredicting the Raptors’ 2018-19 rotation

Fred VanVleet re-signs with Raptors at 2 years, $18M

Less than 12 hours into the free-agent monatorium period, the Raptors completed item number one on their to-do list this offseason. Fred VanVleet is re-signing with the Raptors on a 2 year, $18 million deal according to TheVertical’s Shams Charania. It remains clear that Fred, a Sixth Man of the Year finalist, and the Raptors are … Read moreFred VanVleet re-signs with Raptors at 2 years, $18M

Raptors Free Agency Preview: Answering key questions

In a world of cap sheets, qualifying offers, and no money anywhere whatsoever, it can be difficult to understand the decisions that the average NBA team has to make during these next, very eventful few weeks in the NBA free agency market. The Raptors have fired their coach, signed their undrafted free agents, but now … Read moreRaptors Free Agency Preview: Answering key questions

How LeBron picked the Raptors defense apart in Game 2

LeBron James‘ 43 points and 14 assists in game 2 last night proves the more things change, the more things stay the same when it comes to the King against the Raptors. The Toronto Raptors 128-110 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, considering the expectations and hype, is one of the most painful losses in franchise history. … Read moreHow LeBron picked the Raptors defense apart in Game 2

Every Raptor case for an award

As the Raptors await Cleveland on Tuesday and have 48 more hours of downtime, let’s look back and examine their cases for different awards in the incredible franchise-record 59-win season. After no award winners other than Rookie of the Year Vince Carter and 6 Man of the Year Lou Williams, the Raps have a ton … Read moreEvery Raptor case for an award

Takeaways from Game 1 of Raptors-Wizards

The Raptors are already shaking narratives around their postseason woes after only 48 minutes of basketball on Saturday. The infamous streak of 10 straight Game 1 losses has been bucked, and Raps fans can remain hopeful that it was just the start of great things to come. With that in mind, what can we take … Read moreTakeaways from Game 1 of Raptors-Wizards