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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

Explaining the Raptors’ Game 1 Curse

The Toronto Raptors have struggled in game one of a playoff series. The Raptors are 1 and 10 in the first game of a playoff series since the seven game format was introduced.

It’s time to give Chris Boucher a serious look

Lurking amidst all the success that the Toronto Raptors have enjoyed this season has been one frustrating constant – injuries. These injuries, big and small, have accumulated quickly, and as a result it still feels as though the Raptors are yet to hit their ceiling. Lowry, Siakam, VanVleet and Valanciunas all missed Sunday night’s loss … Read moreIt’s time to give Chris Boucher a serious look

Five Thoughts for Friday

Kawhi Leonard of the Toronto Raptors trying to get around Josh Okogie of the Minnesota Timberwolves

It’s Friday, and I’ve got some thoughts. Without further ado: 1. Kawhi Leonard  Who else? “The Klaw” has somehow been even better than advertised. If his name wasn’t already in early MVP conversation, Wednesday’s dissection of the Minnesota Timberwolves will make it a fixture. He was phenomenal. It was evident from the opening tip that … Read moreFive Thoughts for Friday

Masai Ujiri on The Woj Pod: What You Missed

Yesterday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski dropped a 59-minute podcast where he interviewed Masai Ujiri, going through all that went on this summer. Masai is always a pleasure to listen to, and his extended chat with Woj was no exception. Those looking to listen to the podcast can do so here. Unfortunately for those looking for huge … Read moreMasai Ujiri on The Woj Pod: What You Missed

Jonas Valanciunas will be a catalyst for the Raptors

Yup, it’s that time of the year. Get your Itty Bitty Ballers ready, because the Jonas Valanciunas preseason hype vessel takes no prisoners. Welcome aboard. This should be a familiar journey for most of you. A certain, very passionate, group of Toronto’s fanbase has been prophesying Valanciunas’ stardom for as long as he’s been in … Read moreJonas Valanciunas will be a catalyst for the Raptors

Predicting the Raptors’ 2018-19 rotation

After a series of big moves from Masai Ujiri and Bobby Webster, it seems as though the Raptors roster we are looking at right now will be the roster that heads into training camp on September 25th, barring a salary shedding trade. Larry Tannenbaum and co. will be paying a tax bill of around $31 … Read morePredicting the Raptors’ 2018-19 rotation

Is Nick Nurse the final piece of Masai’s puzzle?

With the amount of excitement surrounding the Raptors right now, the two month wait until preseason feels cruel. There is a buzz surrounding the team in a way that there never has been before, which means that there is plenty to talk about. Lost in the hype for our new star, and forgotten among the … Read moreIs Nick Nurse the final piece of Masai’s puzzle?

Five reasons why Lowry and DeRozan likely won’t be broken up this offseason

Getting swept by LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers has left even the most optimistic Raptors fans with the same question regarding Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan. Are they going to be kept together another year? With another postseason disappointment and an overall consensus that the team has peaked, logic would say that a trade should happen, … Read moreFive reasons why Lowry and DeRozan likely won’t be broken up this offseason