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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

OG Anunoby sparks a light for the Raptors

“The mood’s not good. we’re not happy. We’re a little pissed off, and we should be,” said Nick Nurse after the Toronto Raptors crushing defeat to the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. “We’re not proud of anything we did [in Game 1]. So you gotta live through that until you … Read moreOG Anunoby sparks a light for the Raptors

The stellar growth of OG Anunoby

When OG Anunoby was taken by the Toronto Raptors with the 23rd pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, he was known as an astute defender with an NBA-ready frame, tree trunk legs, top-tier intangibles, and of course, an ardent love for cheesecake. Coming off of a recent ACL tear that was supposed to hold him … Read moreThe stellar growth of OG Anunoby

Who should be the Toronto Raptors’ eighth man?

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?

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

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

Do the Raptors still have a shot at repeating?

Last year at at this time, folks in Toronto were packing every sports merchandising store nearby, hoping to snatch up a Raptors jersey crested with the legendary #2. The more daring of us paid a visit to our barber shop and shocked everyone in sight when we walked out with braids, claiming we just wanted … Read moreDo the Raptors still have a shot at repeating?

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

Breaking down the Raptors potential First Round matchups

With last night’s victory over the Utah Jazz, and the Boston Celtics’ loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder a couple of days ago, the Toronto Raptors now sit comfortably in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference, and are a healthy Fred VanVleet and Norman Powell away from a full rotation. With a 3.5 game lead … Read moreBreaking down the Raptors potential First Round matchups

Raptors near full-health prior to Finals rematch

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