As the Toronto Raptors’ players begin to settle into their hotels, and the playoffs slowly inch closer, it is time to discuss everyone’s favourite conversation topic, playoff rotations. A typical NBA season will see a team give nine, ten, sometimes even 11 players significant minutes. Due to the Raptors’ crushing injury woe’s, and Nick Nurse’s … Read moreWho should be the Toronto Raptors’ eighth man?
The media has so much sway over everything that we believe, and increasingly, we’re becoming more wary of everything we see, read, and consume – rightfully so. For a long time, media was all about finding cultivating ways to tell stories about people, and in sports media, those people were athletes. Too often however, athletes … Read moreSerge Ibaka Sits Down With Uninterrupted
Last year, the Toronto Raptors seemed absolutely invincible, and practically flawless when it came to injuries, (despite Jonas Valanciunas’ thumb injury). Even hearing about the mass amount of injuries the players encountered during the playoff run, everybody was able to play through them, except for the horrible timing of OG Anunoby’s emergency appendectomy. This year … Read moreThe Three Best and Three Most Underutilized Lineups
After Norman Powell’s return last week, Marc Gasol’s return last night, and Fred VanVleet’s recovery looming in the air for Saturday night’s bout against the Detroit Pistons, it seemed like the Toronto Raptors were finally about to become – dare I say – healthy. But the basketball gods could never allow for that to happen, … Read moreRaptors win, Norman Powell doesn’t
For the first time since June 13th, 2019, a date etched in the soul of Canadian basketball diehards, the Toronto Raptors will face the Golden State Warriors. After meeting at the pinnacle of the sports world last year, both of these teams look drastically different. One side lost Kawhi Leonard to a Western Conference foe, … Read moreRaptors near full-health prior to Finals rematch
What if I told you that the Toronto Raptors allowed the highest rate of three-point attempts to opponents throughout the entire NBA? To some, I imagine this is a bit of a surprise for a team that is second in defensive rating to the Milwaukee Bucks. However, similar to our two-time playoff opponents, this is … Read moreThe Unheralded Dilemma of Free Agency
Win now Keep the future intact Retain cap space for the 2021 offseason Those are the three key items on the shopping list for Masai Ujiri and his Toronto Raptors squad heading into this year’s NBA trade deadline. Amidst a plethora of injuries over the past few weeks, there has been one question surrounding the … Read more3 moves that the Raptors could make at the NBA Trade Deadline
Having seen Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet start together in the backcourt for most of the Raptors season thus far, it’s not often that the Raptors have plenty of size advantages in the starting lineup. Both Lowry and VanVleet stand at a mere 6 feet tall, but with their stocky build they can easily compete … Read moreEvaluating the Toronto Raptors ‘Jumbo Lineup’
As an NBA basketball team, winning two thirds of your games, coming off a summer in which one of the best basketball players in the world abandoned you for the palm trees of Los Angeles, and accounting for the fact that six of your top seven players have each missed nine games, the circumstances don’t … Read moreAndre Drummond To The Raptors: Does It Really Make Sense?
The first half of tonight’s matchup between the Toronto Raptors and the Utah Jazz couldn’t have been written more graciously in a storybook – for Raptors fans at least. The first couple minutes of action were ugly as both teams combined to open the gates shooting brick after brick, but after Mike Conley pulled the … Read moreRaptors Flaunt Their Potential In Win Over The Jazz