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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.

Season in Recap: A Transformative Journey

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

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

Should the Raptors pull the trigger on Bradley Beal?

Another day, another disgruntled NBA all-star potentially on the move. On Monday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski released a ground-shaking report about the Washington Wizards and their all-star backcourt. The message is this: John Wall and Bradley Beal are officially on the trade market. This shouldn’t be a surprise to anybody. The Wizards are absolutely falling apart … Read moreShould the Raptors pull the trigger on Bradley Beal?

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

Kawhi scores 31, leads Raptors over Celtics 113-101 and are we sure this is real life?

ESPN’s broadcast called the Celtics “heavy favourites” in the East. Are we sure about that? The Raptors new finishing move: the tandem chasedown pic.twitter.com/QrcXU3dVlQ — Kawob Leonard (@World_Wide_Wob) October 20, 2018 This game almost felt like a dream. There is no LeBron anymore… THESE are the two legitimate teams in the East, and the best … Read moreKawhi scores 31, leads Raptors over Celtics 113-101 and are we sure this is real life?

We’re talking Preseason?

Seeing Kawhi Leonard drop 12 points in 19 minutes,17 if he shot better than 6/11 from the free throw line, is bringing out the optimism that has become customary at the start of every season in Toronto. The Raptors started their pre-season against the Portland Trail Blazers with the lineup: Kyle Lowry, Danny Green, Leonard, … Read moreWe’re talking Preseason?

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

Report: Raptors Sign Greg Monroe

Greg Monroe drives past Jonas Valanciunas

The Toronto Raptors have beautifully transformed their team into championship contenders. With the acquisition of Kawhi Leonard, many believe the Raptors are a few pieces away from taking the fight to the Golden State Warriors. If the 2011 Dallas Mavericks have taught us anything, it’s that role players are crucial for any and every team. … Read moreReport: Raptors Sign Greg Monroe