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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

Pascal Siakam is the Raptors’ biggest wildcard

Pascal Siakam looks like he was designed to play basketball. He’s a hard player to miss. The first thing everyone notices about him is his size. He is a legitimate NBA big man; his 6’10 frame and 7’3 wingspan combine to make an imposing player that nobody seeks to score against. With that already in … Read morePascal Siakam is the Raptors’ biggest wildcard

Jimmy Butler wants out, so could the all-in Raptors swing a deal?

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been a ticking time bomb for a while now. Many expected some sort of fallout to happen at some point, albeit probably a time other than the middle of September. However, the NBA is ridiculous, and our boy Shams dropped this today: Jimmy Butler has requested a trade from the Minnesota … Read moreJimmy Butler wants out, so could the all-in Raptors swing a deal?

Predicting the Raptors’ 2018-19 rotation

After a series of big moves from Masai Ujiri and Bobby Webster, it seems as though the Raptors roster we are looking at right now will be the roster that heads into training camp on September 25th, barring a salary shedding trade. Larry Tannenbaum and co. will be paying a tax bill of around $31 … Read morePredicting the Raptors’ 2018-19 rotation

Analyzing Raptors’ big men after Monroe signing

The Raptors flexible big man rotation is a good problem to have. Greg Monroe‘s signing yesterday, 1 year $2.2 million, adds another body to the versatile group. Full information on Monroe signing here. With Monroe, the Raptors now have a total of six “bigs” (4s and 5s) that will be in the rotation. Jonas Valanciunas, … Read moreAnalyzing Raptors’ big men after Monroe signing

Pascal Siakam puts up 38-15-11 in Drew League game

Pascal Siakam may be a little old for Summer League, but that doesn’t mean that he’s not absolutely beasting in mid-July. Pascal, going into his third season next year after taking a huge leap this year, is participating in the Drew League, the famous LA-based league that brings streetball legends and big NBA names together … Read morePascal Siakam puts up 38-15-11 in Drew League game