The Toronto Raptors have a long checklist to work through this summer. Among their most pressing items on the to-do list are to re-sign Fred VanVleet, to look for a strong scoring option to pair next to Pascal Siakam, to extend OG Anunoby’s contract before he hits restricted free agency, and of course, to figure … Read moreShould the Raptors pursue Montrezl Harrell?
As the Toronto Raptors’ players begin to settle into their hotels, and the playoffs slowly inch closer, it is time to discuss everyone’s favourite conversation topic, playoff rotations. A typical NBA season will see a team give nine, ten, sometimes even 11 players significant minutes. Due to the Raptors’ crushing injury woe’s, and Nick Nurse’s … Read moreWho should be the Toronto Raptors’ eighth man?
Last year, the Toronto Raptors seemed absolutely invincible, and practically flawless when it came to injuries, (despite Jonas Valanciunas’ thumb injury). Even hearing about the mass amount of injuries the players encountered during the playoff run, everybody was able to play through them, except for the horrible timing of OG Anunoby’s emergency appendectomy. This year … Read moreThe Three Best and Three Most Underutilized Lineups
For the first time since June 13th, 2019, a date etched in the soul of Canadian basketball diehards, the Toronto Raptors will face the Golden State Warriors. After meeting at the pinnacle of the sports world last year, both of these teams look drastically different. One side lost Kawhi Leonard to a Western Conference foe, … Read moreRaptors near full-health prior to Finals rematch
What if I told you that the Toronto Raptors allowed the highest rate of three-point attempts to opponents throughout the entire NBA? To some, I imagine this is a bit of a surprise for a team that is second in defensive rating to the Milwaukee Bucks. However, similar to our two-time playoff opponents, this is … Read moreThe Unheralded Dilemma of Free Agency
Having seen Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet start together in the backcourt for most of the Raptors season thus far, it’s not often that the Raptors have plenty of size advantages in the starting lineup. Both Lowry and VanVleet stand at a mere 6 feet tall, but with their stocky build they can easily compete … Read moreEvaluating the Toronto Raptors ‘Jumbo Lineup’
As an NBA basketball team, winning two thirds of your games, coming off a summer in which one of the best basketball players in the world abandoned you for the palm trees of Los Angeles, and accounting for the fact that six of your top seven players have each missed nine games, the circumstances don’t … Read moreAndre Drummond To The Raptors: Does It Really Make Sense?
The first half of tonight’s matchup between the Toronto Raptors and the Utah Jazz couldn’t have been written more graciously in a storybook – for Raptors fans at least. The first couple minutes of action were ugly as both teams combined to open the gates shooting brick after brick, but after Mike Conley pulled the … Read moreRaptors Flaunt Their Potential In Win Over The Jazz
Similar to countless other youth sports fans out there, my dream is to one day have a career in basketball. Basketball, and the Raptors have been one of the few constants throughout my life. Through every up, and through every down, I knew I could look forward to that 7:00 PM tipoff, and for a … Read moreThe Scoring Balance Coefficient: Basketball’s Newest Advanced Stat
On May 11th, 2018, four days after the Toronto Raptors were swept out of the playoffs for the second consecutive postseason, Masai Ujiri made the castigated decision to fire head coach Dwane Casey, who was just weeks away from accepting the NBA’s Coach of The Year award for his incredible season with the team. At … Read moreNick Nurse: The Entrepreneur Of Basketball