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What If Everything Went Right This Year?

Let’s face it, not many things really did go the Toronto Raptors’ way this season, and if there is one redeeming quality from this season, it has to be the ‘moral victories’. However, the bottom line is that this team’s record isn’t reflective of their performance this year, and it’s time to examine why. We analyze the … Read moreWhat If Everything Went Right This Year?

Evaluating The Bryan Colangelo Era

2006 was the very first year Bryan Colangelo came in and took charge of the front office of the Toronto Raptors. The “BC Era” many called it. Most were optimistic, but it might be safe to say that the optimism is no longer present with him as the current general manager of basketball operations. Raptors … Read moreEvaluating The Bryan Colangelo Era

Player Report Cards For the 2012-13 Season

After another lost season with no playoffs, it’s now time to make ourselves try and feel better by looking at the individual report card scores for each player on this roster. Who needs summer school? Note- grades relative to player expectations. For example, if LeBron averaged 20-2-1 he would get a D+ because that’s way … Read morePlayer Report Cards For the 2012-13 Season

What Really Happened This Season?

What happened to the Toronto Raptors this season? Do the fans remember the promise Jamaal Magloire made before the final game against the New Jersey Nets (now Brooklyn Nets) last season? “…and continue, continue, continue to stick with us, ’cause we are going to improve, and we are going to make the playoffs next year.” … Read moreWhat Really Happened This Season?

Post Game Report Card: The Toronto Raptors Blow A Lead Yet Again

Tom Szczerbowski – USA TODAY Sports The Toronto Raptors blow yet another lead to the Detroit Pistons, as the lose by 10, 108-98 Monday evening. With this loss, the Toronto Raptors have been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, which quite frankly isn’t a surprise. Jose Calderon‘s return to the ACC was a successful one for … Read morePost Game Report Card: The Toronto Raptors Blow A Lead Yet Again

Evaluating The Rest Of The Toronto Raptors’ Season

No draft pick. No playoffs. Ouch. 25-40 is good enough for the ninth seed in the Eastern conference (at the time of the writing of this article) and that is exactly where the Toronto Raptors currently sit, unfortunately. Raptors fans were hoping for a late season playoff push with the acquisition of Rudy Gay on … Read moreEvaluating The Rest Of The Toronto Raptors’ Season

Game Day Preview: Toronto Raptors Look To Bounce Back Against The Cleveland Cavaliers

The Toronto Raptors (23-34) are on the road to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers (19-38) and look to bounce back from Monday’s loss against the Washington Wizards. This is a very crucial week for the Raptors in this post all-star break playoff push. Every game from here on out is important as Toronto is still … Read moreGame Day Preview: Toronto Raptors Look To Bounce Back Against The Cleveland Cavaliers

Done Deal: Toronto Raptors Acquire Sebasitan Telfair from Suns

Toronto Acquires: Sebastian Telfair from Phoenix Suns Toronto Trades: Hamed Haddadi & Protected 2nd Round Pick The Toronto Raptors refused to stay quiet on Thursday’s trade deadline by making a move to bolster their backcourt. After the acquisition of Rudy Gay, the Raptors lacked backcourt depth by losing point guard Jose Calderon. John Lucas III has been … Read moreDone Deal: Toronto Raptors Acquire Sebasitan Telfair from Suns

NBA Trade Deadline Rumours: Toronto Raptors Targeting Veteran PG, Bargnani Staying Put

With Jose Calderon gone, it is no surprise that the Toronto Raptors need help at the backup point guard spot. John Lucas III is a good scorer, but not the distributor the Raptors direly need. Three names have come up in Raptors trade scenarios: Sebastian Telfair, Luke Ridnour, and Eric Maynor. All three come relatively cheap (between $1.5 … Read moreNBA Trade Deadline Rumours: Toronto Raptors Targeting Veteran PG, Bargnani Staying Put