The Toronto Raptors have a long checklist to work through this summer. Among their most pressing items on the to-do list are to re-sign Fred VanVleet, to look for a strong scoring option to pair next to Pascal Siakam, to extend OG Anunoby’s contract before he hits restricted free agency, and of course, to figure … Read moreShould the Raptors pursue Montrezl Harrell?
One week ago, the Boston Celtics found themselves up two points against the Toronto Raptors with 0.5 seconds remaining in the game. They were half a second away from putting the defending champions in an unrecoverable 3-0 series deficit, and proclaiming their third Conference Finals berth in the last four years. It’s been anything but … Read moreNorman Powell’s overtime heroics lead Raptors to a Game 7
The 2019 NBA defending champions, have been pushed to the brink of elimination by the shorthanded Boston Celtics, after being blown out in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Last night was just the seventh time all season that the Raptors have lost a game by 15 or more points, and interestingly enough, four … Read moreRaptors find themselves in an unfamiliar place
The Toronto Raptors may be down a player in their already-tight seven man rotation. Serge Ibaka is the latest Raptor to fall victim to the injury bug, having exited last night’s blowout loss to the Celtics with approximately seven minutes left in the fourth quarter, heading immediately back to the locker room. This morning, Serge … Read moreSerge Ibaka listed as questionable ahead of Game 6
There are few to no words remaining in the entirety of the English language that can describe how Kyle Lowry plays basketball. After one of the most impressive performances of Lowry’s career in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Boston Celtics, where he dropped an efficient 33 points, and made the game-winning … Read moreKyle Lowry’s energy leads Raptors a 2-2 series
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