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Back To The Oracle We Go

The Raptors went from relative safety to jumping right into the maw of the beast. By being unable to close out the series in Game 5, they are going to go back to Oakland for a Game 6. It would not be out of the question to see the Warriors take it by virtue of … Read moreBack To The Oracle We Go

KD’s Injury: Implications and How it Happened

Last night, Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors had one possession to win the NBA championship. Get a bucket: you win. Fail to do so: you fly to Oakland for another chance. As Fred VanVleet swung the ball to Kyle in the corner with 2 seconds left in the game, Raptors fans held their breath, … Read moreKD’s Injury: Implications and How it Happened

The bright side after Game 2 for the Raptors

1-1 is where the NBA finals series score stands after Sunday night’s game, to the disappointment of Raptors fans. They now head into The Oracle needing to win at least one of the next two games to regain homecourt advantage. There’s a lot that could have gone better in Game 2. It’s frustrating to know, … Read moreThe bright side after Game 2 for the Raptors

Defending Golden State: A Breakdown

“Warriors in 6.” Aside from the obvious celebration of the Toronto Raptors making the finals, that’s all I’ve ever really seen since they eliminated the first seeded Milwaukee Bucks last Saturday night. Of course, this is to be expected. Golden State has not only made every single NBA Finals since 2015 with relatively similar star-studded … Read moreDefending Golden State: A Breakdown

The Raptors: An Underdog Mentality

Ibaka: "I don't care what talent you have, if you don't have toughness you're not going to be here. We're here today and we won tonight's game because we have toughness…" pic.twitter.com/i6pQU2ClWZ — Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) May 26, 2019 Imagine hearing in 2017 that in 2019, Kawhi Leonard would be donning a Raptors jersey and … Read moreThe Raptors: An Underdog Mentality

Sizing Up The Defending NBA Champions

Franchise History Made, and In the Making The Toronto Raptors punched their ticket to the NBA Finals. Newsflash, you already knew that! After 24 years of existence as a team, with the memories of playoff heartbreak after heartbreak. Here you are Toronto. 4 wins away from hoisting the Larry O’Brien Trophy. 4 wins away from … Read moreSizing Up The Defending NBA Champions

Raptors Revive Old Standard for Building a Championship-Caliber Squad

The Super-Team Uprising Since 2007, when the Boston Celtics acquired perennial all-stars Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, the super-team era has reigned supreme in the NBA. Sure, the Celtics only pulled off the single title, but they were a steady force in the league until the next dynamic trio formed in South Beach in 2010. … Read moreRaptors Revive Old Standard for Building a Championship-Caliber Squad

3 Small Forwards the Toronto Raptors should target this Summer

Plenty of uncertainty surrounds the Toronto Raptors as the 2017 off-season begins. Of course, Kyle Lowry is a free agent and has made it clear that his decision on where to play next season (and beyond) relies completely on who gives him the best chance to win a ring. The Raptors also have the impending free agency of Serge … Read more3 Small Forwards the Toronto Raptors should target this Summer

The unbelievable progression of DeMar DeRozan

Through the first 9 games of the 2016-17 NBA season, the Toronto Raptors are 7-2, tied for third in the Eastern Conference. A large reason for that has been the tremendous play of DeMar DeRozan. After re-signing on a 5 year/$139 million-plus deal with the Raps, DeRozan has been lighting the opposition on fire. The man who claims ‘I am … Read moreThe unbelievable progression of DeMar DeRozan

Report: Pau Gasol considering Toronto Raptors in free agency

ESPN sources say Toronto has emerged as another Pau Gasol suitor, but Gasol could well opt to delay his decision until after Kevin Durant’s. — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 3, 2016 The Toronto Raptors are now one of the free agency locations that interest free agent, Pau Gasol. Free agency is mainly about watching the … Read moreReport: Pau Gasol considering Toronto Raptors in free agency