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Nick Nurse is a Raptor for now, and for the foreseeable future

This morning, Toronto Raptors fans had a weight lifted off their shoulders knowing that Nick Nurse will remain North of the border for the next few years, at minimum. The Athletic’s Blake Murphy first broke the news via Twitter, stating that the Raptors and Nick Nurse have agreed to a multi-year extension, with the exact … Read moreNick Nurse is a Raptor for now, and for the foreseeable future

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s second round exit sparks optimism for Raptors fans

For the better part of the past decade, Toronto Raptors fans have longed to see Giannis Antetokounmpo don the red and white colours of the North. What began as a pipe dream with photoshopped images circulating Twitter, and fans stirring up stories of how the Greek Freak might appreciate Toronto’s cultural diversity on Reddit, may … Read moreGiannis Antetokounmpo’s second round exit sparks optimism for Raptors fans

Appreciating Nick Nurse – from management, to scheming, to bobbleheads

Looking back on the race to win the Toronto Raptors’ head coaching vacancy just a couple of summers ago, it’s hard to imagine what life would have been like if Nick Nurse had not been selected. What if one of the other finalists were picked instead? Would Ettore Messina, or Sarunas Jasikevecius have led the … Read moreAppreciating Nick Nurse – from management, to scheming, to bobbleheads

Nick Nurse’s Resume, Short but Very Sweet

I still remember the summer of 2018 like it was yesterday. I would go to work, play countless hours of 2K, and gawk at my phone awaiting the news of the Toronto Raptors’ new head coach. It was a big decision; the Raptors former coach, Dwane Casey spent a seven year tenure with Toronto, a … Read moreNick Nurse’s Resume, Short but Very Sweet

Terence Davis – Undrafted yet Unbelievable

Masai Ujiri is globally recognized as one of, if not the best general manager (GM) in the NBA. From convincing the Knicks to give up a top-10 pick for Andrea Bargnani, to pulling off the Kawhi Leonard and Marc Gasol deals within the same season to eventually lead to the Raptors’ first ever championship, Masai … Read moreTerence Davis – Undrafted yet Unbelievable

Giannis to the Toronto Raptors post-All-Star update

It was approximately one year ago that Anthony Davis was playing for the New Orleans Pelicans and requested a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers to play with LeBron James under the bright lights of Hollywood. Davis was 17 months away from hitting unrestricted free agency, but he felt as though couldn’t afford to waste … Read moreGiannis to the Toronto Raptors post-All-Star update

Weighing the Masai Ujiri rumours

It’s long been rumoured that the New York Knicks are in strong pursuit of one of the best architects in sports; the Toronto Raptors’ President of Basketball Operations, Masai Ujiri. Ujiri isn’t your typical basketball executive. He had a unique path to the NBA. He used to be a player, determined to play in the … Read moreWeighing the Masai Ujiri rumours

3 moves that the Raptors could make at the NBA Trade Deadline

Win now Keep the future intact Retain cap space for the 2021 offseason Those are the three key items on the shopping list for Masai Ujiri and his Toronto Raptors squad heading into this year’s NBA trade deadline. Amidst a plethora of injuries over the past few weeks, there has been one question surrounding the … Read more3 moves that the Raptors could make at the NBA Trade Deadline

Andre Drummond To The Raptors: Does It Really Make Sense?

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?

Nick Nurse: The Entrepreneur Of Basketball

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