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Orlando’s mental toughness requirement favours the Raptors

Basketball this year isn’t going to be the same. Around ten games have been sliced off the end of the regular season calendar for the top 22 teams in the league, while the bottom 8 squads have been dismissed for golf season and won’t play an NBA game until December. There have been major alterations … Read moreOrlando’s mental toughness requirement favours the Raptors

Happy anniversary, Raptors fans

One year ago, Kyle Lowry walked out of the Toronto Raptors’ locker room in Oracle Arena. As he stepped foot out that door, his walk to glory began. It was a mere three days after the Raptors had lost in crushing fashion on their homecourt. On the night of January 10th, Toronto was up 3-1 … Read moreHappy anniversary, Raptors fans

Raptors Cage’s Non-Lottery Fantasy Draft

Last week, Raptors Cage took our own shot at drafting two 15-man rosters, with a $100M salary cap, using all current players’ contracts from the 2019-2020 season. One busy week of NBA news and rumours later, we decided to take our jab at another fantasy draft – this time, with no salary restriction, but one … Read moreRaptors Cage’s Non-Lottery Fantasy Draft

Raptors Cage’s $100M Fantasy Draft

NBA executives are often criticized for their ability to build a roster – almost as if luring marquee free agents, acquiring high draft picks, and making lopsided blockbuster trades that swing the pendulum of the league’s power are as simple as NBA2K makes it seem. Disclaimer alert: we didn’t do much to expose the other … Read moreRaptors Cage’s $100M Fantasy Draft

Could the Raptors have won 60 games?

It’s now been 15 long days without NBA basketball, and it seems as though the shutdown of one of the biggest sports leagues in the world has affected nearly everyone. All within a span of 20-ish minutes, Tom Hanks revealed that he had contracted SARS-CoV-2, better known as COVID-19, then Rudy Gobert’s test results came … Read moreCould the Raptors have won 60 games?

NBA suspends 2019-2020 season due to Coronavirus outbreak

It was a relatively normal day around the NBA when fans, players, and coaches woke up this morning – as far as normal by the NBA’s standard goes. Things began to shake up when Connor Letourneau reported that the mayor of San Francisco banned public gatherings of over 1000 people, which would effectively affect Warriors … Read moreNBA suspends 2019-2020 season due to Coronavirus outbreak

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Plays Defence And Has Fun

As a role player for the Toronto Raptors, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson doesn’t always put up the flashiest stats or the most Instagram worthy highlights. What he does do, is play lockdown defence on the NBA’s best players: #TBT Watching my nephew guard one the best players the game has “EVER SEEN” while holding his own & … Read moreRondae Hollis-Jefferson Plays Defence And Has Fun

Raptors Flaunt Their Potential In Win Over The Jazz

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

The Scoring Balance Coefficient: Basketball’s Newest Advanced Stat

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

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