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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?

Pascal Siakam: The Extra 10%

After Kawhi Leonard left before the start of the 2019-2020 season, it was clear that someone on the Raptors would have to pick up a heavier offensive load. Most of the media had written Toronto out of contention, some even projected them outside of The Playoffs. Despite those hot takes, the Raptors perserved and did … Read morePascal Siakam: The Extra 10%

Pascal Has Much More Room to Grow, and That’s Great

As I sat there, casually absorbing some statistical information, something had caught my eye; in wins, Pascal Siakam averages 25.0 PPG on a stellar .591% true shooting rate. In losses, those numbers spiral downwards to become 19.4 PPG on an abysmal .461% true shooting rate. While there was a stark difference in time played in … Read morePascal Has Much More Room to Grow, and That’s Great

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

Ranking the greatest individual seasons in Toronto Raptors history – Part 1

A constant debate among basketball fans is over which player is the greatest of all time; the greatest of their era, or the greatest of their team’s history? In the Toronto Raptors’ short 25 years of existence, there have been many great players who have come and gone through the organization, but who is in … Read moreRanking the greatest individual seasons in Toronto Raptors history – Part 1

Giannis to the Toronto Raptors post-All-Star update

It was approximately one year ago that Anthony Davis was playing for the New Orleans Pelicans and requested a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers to play with LeBron James under the bright lights of Hollywood. Davis was 17 months away from hitting unrestricted free agency, but he felt as though couldn’t afford to waste … Read moreGiannis to the Toronto Raptors post-All-Star update

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”

Eastern Conference All-Star Predictions

January is coming to an end, and that means that the NBA All-Star Game is just around the corner. This year, the event will return to Chicago for the first time since 1974 – when Bob Lanier won All-Star Game MVP, Michael Jordan was just 10 years old, and the Toronto Raptors were still over … Read moreEastern Conference All-Star Predictions

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’

Raptors’ Team Weaknesses as Trade Season Approaches

After a lengthy NBA offseason in which All-Star players, former MVP’s, and all-around difference makers were changing hands like peanuts for sale at a farmer’s market, the league went through its longest trade drought ever immediately after. Not that fans would have even noticed, given how much new content there was to grasp, but prior … Read moreRaptors’ Team Weaknesses as Trade Season Approaches