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Predicting The 2019-2020 Rotation

Championship experience is something that’s often talked about as the key ingredient to going deep in the playoffs. Of the 19 Raptors set to attend training camp in September, 10 of them are reigning champions. Unfortunately, due to the new parity in the league and such talented players hungry to win their first ring this … Read morePredicting The 2019-2020 Rotation

The Shooting Guard Situation

It is a new (somewhat old now, but anyways) era of positionless basketball, and as Brad Stevens once put it, there’s ball handlers, wings, and big guys. Put a couple of each on the floor at a time, and you’ve got a basketball team. If this is so, why focus on the nitty gritty’s of … Read moreThe Shooting Guard Situation

Let’s Close This Out

The Raptors need to close this series in Game 5. No one could have expected the Raptors to take two games at the Oracle. However, now that the Raptors are here, they need to take advantage of the opportunity. The Warriors have come back down from 3-1 before, against Kevin Durant’s own Oklahoma City Thunder. … Read moreLet’s Close This Out

Nick Nurse Is Unlike Anything We’ve Seen Before

There’s not one man on a championship team who deserves all the credit for winning, but there is often one man who deserves a ton of it. Right now, he isn’t getting nearly the praise he deserves. When you lose, you take all the blame. When you win, you get none of the credit. That’s … Read moreNick Nurse Is Unlike Anything We’ve Seen Before

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

24 Years In The Making: The Raptors are headed to the NBA Finals

Tonight in downtown Toronto, horns honked, fans chanted, buses jumped on and firecrackers were set off. Enjoy it, Raptors fans. They really did it. Toronto isn’t supposed to be the city where the masses gather in the epicenter of the NBA. They never were. But this week, the spotlight will be right here when the … Read more24 Years In The Making: The Raptors are headed to the NBA Finals

Have the Raptors Solved the Bucks’ Puzzle?

Pivotal Game 4 Win The Toronto Raptors have finally played a complete team game. As shown in their 120-102 victory in game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals over the Milwaukee Bucks. The entire sports world counted Toronto out, except for Charles Barkley who loves Toronto. Stephen A. Smith of ESPN’s First Take claimed the Bucks … Read moreHave the Raptors Solved the Bucks’ Puzzle?

Questions, Concerns and Keys to Game 7

  This Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia Sixers series is far from over. With Game 7 tipping off tomorrow, May 11th at 7:00 PM EST, the Raptors are facing perhaps their most important game in franchise history. For the majority of the playoffs, both Pascal Siakam and Kawhi Leonard have stepped up, while other key players … Read moreQuestions, Concerns and Keys to Game 7

Raptors vs. Magic: An Overview

Kawhi Leonard summed up the regular season best: 82 practices. But right now, it’s playoff time. With it coming down to the final night, the brackets are set and the Raptors will tip at 5. With a big win over Charlotte, the Orlando Magic clinched the 7th seed and get to face the Toronto Raptors … Read moreRaptors vs. Magic: An Overview