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Have the Raptors Solved the Bucks’ Puzzle?

Pivotal Game 4 Win The Toronto Raptors have finally played a complete team game. As shown in their 120-102 victory in game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals over the Milwaukee Bucks. The entire sports world counted Toronto out, except for Charles Barkley who loves Toronto. Stephen A. Smith of ESPN’s First Take claimed the Bucks … Read moreHave the Raptors Solved the Bucks’ Puzzle?

Game 1: Raptors’ Fourth Quarter Collapse

It’s closing time. The score was 83 – 76 and the Raptors held a 7-point lead entering the fourth quarter. Despite leading the game for almost 38 minutes, this was the beginning of the performative collapse for Toronto. So, what happened in the final 12-minutes that led a trailing Bucks team to outscore the Raptors … Read moreGame 1: Raptors’ Fourth Quarter Collapse

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

Pascal Siakam: What’s next for Spicy P?

  Pascal Siakam’s early vacation sendoff for Miami came with under a minute left in overtime in the form of a spot-up corner three. He posed in front of the Heat bench, leaving his hand in the cookie jar as he put the shot up off a slick extra pass from Gasol. The Heat players stared … Read morePascal Siakam: What’s next for Spicy P?

The Chronicle of DeMar DeRozan’s Career in Toronto

In what seems like the most anticipated game of the Raptor’s regular season, DeMar DeRozan will return with his San Antonio Spurs teammates to face the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on Friday. The league seems abuzz about the game at the moment. The game will be nationally televised in the United States. Masai Ujiri … Read moreThe Chronicle of DeMar DeRozan’s Career in Toronto

The Dilemma

Ups and Downs When the Raptors look good, they look really good. But, they haven’t been really good as consistent as fans would like. Sure, they’re knocking on the door, and it’s not that there’s nobody home. The homeowner in this analogy is just napping or having a “rest” day? A couple weeks ago, Toronto … Read moreThe Dilemma

An Itty Bitty Conspiracy

Look, I’m not a superstitious man. I don’t fret when a black cat crosses my path. Nor do I care when I knock over a salt shaker. Friday the 13th? Never a worry in my mind. I think of the universe as a random, chaotic space, and I mainly try to draw meaning from what … Read moreAn Itty Bitty Conspiracy

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

High expectations for the Raptors

Several media outlets have released their predictions for the upcoming season, and they all point to the Toronto Raptors winning over 50 games.  However, they have them varying between the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd seed in the conference. ESPN Insider Kevin Pelton (see tweet below) has the Raptors finishing the season with the number 1 … Read moreHigh expectations for the Raptors

Summer League Primer I 905 Stars Continue their Path to the 6ix

Raptors 905 may have had a disappointing end to their season, but that didn’t stop a number of players from having very interesting years. Shevon Thompson led the G-League in defensive rating off the bench, while Fuquan Edwin blossomed as a defensive pest and catch-and-shoot option from three. These two hope to continue their G-League success and finally latch on to an NBA roster with success in Summer League.


Check out previous entries in our Summer League Series!
Athletes in the Backcourt | Alkins & Potts
Three Dynamic Points Fighting for a Spot | Teague, Miller-McIntyre, Rowsey
Familiar Faces | Boucher & Lloyd