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Raptors win, Norman Powell doesn’t

After Norman Powell’s return last week, Marc Gasol’s return last night, and Fred VanVleet’s recovery looming in the air for Saturday night’s bout against the Detroit Pistons, it seemed like the Toronto Raptors were finally about to become – dare I say – healthy. But the basketball gods could never allow for that to happen, … Read moreRaptors win, Norman Powell doesn’t

Evaluating the Toronto Raptors ‘Jumbo Lineup’

Having seen Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet start together in the backcourt for most of the Raptors season thus far, it’s not often that the Raptors have plenty of size advantages in the starting lineup. Both Lowry and VanVleet stand at a mere 6 feet tall, but with their stocky build they can easily compete … Read moreEvaluating the Toronto Raptors ‘Jumbo Lineup’

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

The Early Signs Of Bench Mob 2.0

Remember back in the 2017-2018 season, when the Toronto Raptors were led by best friends DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry, had Dwane Casey at the helm of the team, and the narrative going into the playoffs was that “we didn’t need a third superstar to finally compete with LeBron James, because our sensational bench of … Read moreThe Early Signs Of Bench Mob 2.0

What To Remember From A Game To Remember

They say that you should start your day off doing something you love. Do yourself a favour, press play on the video below, and re-live what we witnessed last night. Most Raptors fans probably haven’t derived as much happiness from a regular season basketball game as they did last night since, well… the last time … Read moreWhat To Remember From A Game To Remember

Murphy’s Law, or Serendipity? It’s Up To Nick Nurse To Decide

The first 7 games of the Toronto Raptors’ 2019-2020 season felt like cruising down a two-lane country road. As always, the team was off to a hot start, and in a season of little pressure and few expectations, everything was running smoothly. Pascal Siakam was in the midst of making his leap that fans North … Read moreMurphy’s Law, or Serendipity? It’s Up To Nick Nurse To Decide

The Evolutions of OG Anunoby and Pascal Siakam

Caterpillars live their whole lives like one another: dragging themselves around, chomping away happily at leaves on the ground, and hiding under more leaves after it gets dark outside. That is until one day, when they realize that they were destined to be more than just a caterpillar. The finest of them eventually make their … Read moreThe Evolutions of OG Anunoby and Pascal Siakam

5 Things We’ve Seen From The First Week of Raptors Basketball

When a child is given their first cookie after dinner, it’s very rare that you see them satisfied upon gobbling it down: they always want more. Even after accomplishing the original goal of having a lingering sweet taste in their mouth, they’re unfulfilled. When an NBA fanbase is given their first NBA Championship, there’s much … Read more5 Things We’ve Seen From The First Week of Raptors Basketball

Reminiscing Game 6, Previewing Game 1

The last time that the Raptors played a competitive basketball game was in Oracle Arena, if you recall. 113-110 was the score as Kawhi Leonard planted his feet above the dark blue stripe and looked up at the shot clock above the backboard that showed 0.9 seconds in bright orange. While we held onto our … Read moreReminiscing Game 6, Previewing Game 1

Take a Deep Breath, Raptors Fans

When we put a chunk of coal under extreme pressure, it has the potential to become a diamond. When we put a pipe under extreme pressure, it has the potential to break. Coming into last season, one of the biggest questions surrounding the Raptors was how well they could cope with the pressure of having … Read moreTake a Deep Breath, Raptors Fans