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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.

The Frustration of D’Angelo Russell’s MIP Case

Improved: Having become or been made better. This is a definition that, hopefully, basketball writers remember when they vote on awards in about a weeks time. The Raptors beating the desperate Brooklyn Nets yesterday was a cruel reminder that some people actually see D’Angelo Russell as the Most Improved player over Pascal Siakam. Yes, Spicy … Read moreThe Frustration of D’Angelo Russell’s MIP Case

What a Playoff Run Means for Toronto

April showers bring May flowers, but what else does April in Toronto bring? Playoff basketball. The city of Toronto has had the pleasure to experience the playoffs for 5 consecutive years, unfortunately, with no results. “We’ve seen Toronto before.” “Have they really changed?” While the Raps may have earned these assumptions due to their poor … Read moreWhat a Playoff Run Means for Toronto

Pascal Siakam: What’s next for Spicy P?

  Pascal Siakam’s early vacation sendoff for Miami came with under a minute left in overtime in the form of a spot-up corner three. He posed in front of the Heat bench, leaving his hand in the cookie jar as he put the shot up off a slick extra pass from Gasol. The Heat players stared … Read morePascal Siakam: What’s next for Spicy P?

The Chronicle of DeMar DeRozan’s Career in Toronto

In what seems like the most anticipated game of the Raptor’s regular season, DeMar DeRozan will return with his San Antonio Spurs teammates to face the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on Friday. The league seems abuzz about the game at the moment. The game will be nationally televised in the United States. Masai Ujiri … Read moreThe Chronicle of DeMar DeRozan’s Career in Toronto

The Dilemma

Ups and Downs When the Raptors look good, they look really good. But, they haven’t been really good as consistent as fans would like. Sure, they’re knocking on the door, and it’s not that there’s nobody home. The homeowner in this analogy is just napping or having a “rest” day? A couple weeks ago, Toronto … Read moreThe Dilemma

Why the Raptors have a realistic shot at trading for Anthony Davis

It’s official: New Orleans Pelicans centrepiece Anthony Davis has hit the trade market. This is very big news. Davis is not the first disgruntled star to find himself in trade rumours this year. Bradley Beal; Kevin Love; Marc Gasol; Mike Conley – these are all big names to watch on next Thursday’s trade deadline. And … Read moreWhy the Raptors have a realistic shot at trading for Anthony Davis

The Recipe for NBA Championships: How Hungry are the Raptors?

Halfway into the regular season, the contenders have emerged amidst the surprising parity the league has seen so far. The top four teams in the Eastern Conference are separated by 3.5 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are currently sitting at the top of the East with a half game lead over the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors … Read moreThe Recipe for NBA Championships: How Hungry are the Raptors?

Raptors 2019 New Years Resolutions

38 games into the season the Raptors have few things to complain about. Planted among the NBA’s elite with wins vs. the league’s best, the Toronto basketball club should enter the second half of the season confident. However, we have seen this story before. The regular season means nothing to any Raptors fan who has … Read moreRaptors 2019 New Years Resolutions