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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

Pascal Siakam needs more touches

Pascal Siakam does basketball

After suffering a terrifying tumble against the Trail Blazers and missing Sunday’s match-up with the Nuggets, Pascal Siakam made his return to the lineup and was very much needed for the comeback win against the Pacers on Wednesday. Indiana – like most teams this season – had no answer for him. Siakam finished the game … Read morePascal Siakam needs more touches

Raptors Quarter-ish Season Report Card

At 21-7 the Raptors have the best record in the league. Their combination of shooting, versatility and starpower has propelled them to the top of the NBA, and have them looking as the best chance to dethrone Golden State. The team has gotten significant contributions from a number of players, some more surprising than others. … Read moreRaptors Quarter-ish Season Report Card

Role players are the key to unlocking the Raptors’ potential

If there’s anything to be taken away from the Toronto Raptors’ recent three-game losing skid, it’s that this team needs some more time to grow into its newfound identity. And that’s okay. The Raptors and their fans should know by now that this regular season nonsense is all just practice – the real test comes … Read moreRole players are the key to unlocking the Raptors’ potential

Raptors blow Dwane Casey’s return to Toronto in wild finish

Dwane Casey led the Raptors to the greatest era in their franchise history, but he’s never looked happier in Toronto than tonight, where he was coaching the other team. Despite a lead of as much as 19 points, the entire Raptors roster signed GoDaddy contracts midway through the third, blowing the lead and losing at … Read moreRaptors blow Dwane Casey’s return to Toronto in wild finish

What’s not to like so far?

Critiques typically spread between two slices of praise to create a ‘compliment sandwich’ for overly sensitive individuals. It seems like an okay tactic, so let’s try it with the Raptors. Rather, let’s keep these sammies open-faced for now so we’re not overloading on compliment-carbs. Freddie isn’t so steady Fred has been injured, which isn’t ideal … Read moreWhat’s not to like so far?

“Scheduled loss” turns into win as Raptors beat Jazz 124-111

Back-t0-back. No Kawhi. On the road once again. Against an above-average team. Tonight’s game had every ingredient for a loss, but the 2018-19 Raptors don’t seem to like losing. It’s no miracle, but the Raptors were awesome tonight in a game that made them the NBA’s only 10-win team (until tonight’s Warriors game ends). While … Read more“Scheduled loss” turns into win as Raptors beat Jazz 124-111