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Predicting The 2019-2020 Rotation

Championship experience is something that’s often talked about as the key ingredient to going deep in the playoffs. Of the 19 Raptors set to attend training camp in September, 10 of them are reigning champions. Unfortunately, due to the new parity in the league and such talented players hungry to win their first ring this … Read morePredicting The 2019-2020 Rotation

Vinsanity Again: Pleasure vs. Practicality

Earlier this week, Vince Carter agreed to a one-year-deal to return to the Atlanta Hawks for his last NBA season, which will make him the only NBA player to have played in 4 different decades. Though his services as a player may not have been in high demand this offseason, he should be highly sought … Read moreVinsanity Again: Pleasure vs. Practicality

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is Bound To Be a Fan-Favourite

The Raptors’ rebuild is well underway. Some would argue that it even started last season when the Kawhi trade was made, or in February when we acquired Marc Gasol, but those were just set-ups. The rebuild only started when the Klaw left us with a gaping hole in our hearts, leaving us wondering who our … Read moreRondae Hollis-Jefferson is Bound To Be a Fan-Favourite

How Pascal Siakam Will Go From Star To Superstar

If you’ve been following the journey of Pascal Siakam, you’ve seen his uncommon ability to improve year after year – even game after game. It’s something special in sports to see someone elevate their game as quickly and seamlessly as Siakam has. With so much room to improve, his potential is intriguing for fans, and … Read moreHow Pascal Siakam Will Go From Star To Superstar

Justifying The Hype Around The Iceman, Matt Thomas

The Raptors’ offseason acquisitions these past couple of weeks have ranged from former lottery picks, to intriguing raw projects, to forgotten-about undrafted players. Through it all, there seems to be one guy who the fan base is particularly excited about – an unlikely candidate given his stature as compared to the other signings: Matt Thomas. … Read moreJustifying The Hype Around The Iceman, Matt Thomas

Kostas Antetokounmpo: Who Is He, And What Does The Claim Mean?

Update: According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Los Angeles Lakers have claimed Kostas Antetokounmpo off waivers. Though the news has not been confirmed by any of the NBA’s most credible sources yet, it is heavily rumoured that the Toronto Raptors have submitted a claim to take the 21-year-old Kostas Antetokounmpo off waivers, just hours … Read moreKostas Antetokounmpo: Who Is He, And What Does The Claim Mean?

Projecting A Revival Season For OG Anunoby

OG Anunoby had nothing close to the season last year that Raptors fans had hoped for, especially after adding Kawhi Leonard: the man who optimists hoped OG might become the next of. A rookie OG Anunoby was scarily identical to rookie Kawhi Leonard – both on, and off the court. They both have a quiet … Read moreProjecting A Revival Season For OG Anunoby

Dewan Hernandez Could Be a Steal

In the NBA, it is not often that a late second-round-pick has the opportunity to sign a multi-year NBA contract with any guaranteed money. Last night, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported just that: The Toronto Raptors and the 59th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft had agreed to a three-year, partially guaranteed contract, making … Read moreDewan Hernandez Could Be a Steal

The Shooting Guard Situation

It is a new (somewhat old now, but anyways) era of positionless basketball, and as Brad Stevens once put it, there’s ball handlers, wings, and big guys. Put a couple of each on the floor at a time, and you’ve got a basketball team. If this is so, why focus on the nitty gritty’s of … Read moreThe Shooting Guard Situation

After The RHJ Signing, The Raptors’ Identity And Direction Is Clear

Late this afternoon, the Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that Rondae Hollis-Jefferson was making his way to Toronto on a one-year deal. Just over 27 hours after Masai Ujiri and Bobby Webster lured one of the most attractive, young free agents remaining on the market, they were able to land another. Pairing Stanley Johnson with RHJ … Read moreAfter The RHJ Signing, The Raptors’ Identity And Direction Is Clear