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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

A look into a new point guard: “Point Pascal”

The impending unrestricted free agency of Fred VanVleet has created much discussion and thought throughout the Toronto Raptors fanbase. Considering VanVleet tops the list of successors to Kyle Lowry, the team has to decide whether or not they are willing to match whatever offers come his way this summer. If the Raptors do end up … Read moreA look into a new point guard: “Point Pascal”

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

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