The Toronto Raptors end the regular season 2nd in the East with 58 wins. Despite this great finish, any fan will know this season has been far from the ordinary journey. Last season the Raptors had 12 different starting lineups. This year they’ve had 22. This is a testament to their strength in holding the … Read moreSeason in Recap: A Transformative Journey
Among a lot of NBA fans, Kyle Lowry has a reputation as a playoff choker. The multiple 2nd round exits decree it so, and the LeBronto fiasco is still fresh in the fans’ minds. Though past years still carry a stench, while last year’s loss in the series to the Cavs was a heartbreak, it … Read morePlayoff Preview: Kyle Lowry
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?
The Super-Team Uprising Since 2007, when the Boston Celtics acquired perennial all-stars Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, the super-team era has reigned supreme in the NBA. Sure, the Celtics only pulled off the single title, but they were a steady force in the league until the next dynamic trio formed in South Beach in 2010. … Read moreRaptors Revive Old Standard for Building a Championship-Caliber Squad
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?
Sure, we’re nine games in and we’re all wearing rose-colored glasses a la Mitch Hedberg right now, but these Raptors sure seem legit. A lot of skeptics point out that the Celtics are still finding their footing in the midst of returning personnel. But, so what? So are the Raptors, in essence. Now, it is … Read moreThe Raptors are the second best team in the league
Something special is brewing. The shortened pre-season is finally over. There were a few moments, but if we have learned anything from the NBA season preamble it’s that the players just don’t care. Immersed in an era where stars sit out regular season games, it remains challenging to take this stage seriously. Hopeful no-names run … Read moreGET HYPE
With the worst plausible outcome out of the way, it is enjoyable to look to a more hopeful one. This is an idyllic result with plenty of warm and fuzzies for Raptors fans along the way. In teasing fashion, Kawhi offers little in the way of Toronto love over the course of the first four … Read moreThe Best-Case Scenario
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