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Nick Nurse’s Resume, Short but Very Sweet

I still remember the summer of 2018 like it was yesterday. I would go to work, play countless hours of 2K, and gawk at my phone awaiting the news of the Toronto Raptors’ new head coach. It was a big decision; the Raptors former coach, Dwane Casey spent a seven year tenure with Toronto, a … Read moreNick Nurse’s Resume, Short but Very Sweet

Terence Davis – Undrafted yet Unbelievable

Masai Ujiri is globally recognized as one of, if not the best general manager (GM) in the NBA. From convincing the Knicks to give up a top-10 pick for Andrea Bargnani, to pulling off the Kawhi Leonard and Marc Gasol deals within the same season to eventually lead to the Raptors’ first ever championship, Masai … Read moreTerence Davis – Undrafted yet Unbelievable

The late 20’s: Aaron Nesmith Scouting Report

Name: Aaron Nesmith Dominant Hand: Right Age: 20.4 Height: 6’6 Wingspan: 6’10 Weight: 215 lbs School: Vanderbilt Position: SG/SF 2018 ESPN Top 100 Ranking: 69 NBADraft.Net Mock Ranking: 21 Passing: Passing is certainly the greatest shortcoming of Nesmith’s game. As a sophomore this season with a 6.7 minute per game increase, and a 5.6% usage … Read moreThe late 20’s: Aaron Nesmith Scouting Report

The Iceman, Matt Thomas, was indeed a steal

It’s worse than unfortunate that the NBA season has been suspended indefinitely, but until we have more basketball, we can only reminisce on what was. The 2019-2020 Toronto Raptors team was full of surprises; one of the most pleasing of which was elite sharpshooter, Matt Thomas. Not only has he jumped on the NBA scene … Read moreThe Iceman, Matt Thomas, was indeed a steal

Classik honours Raptors Championship in tough times

Music is one of the most powerful forces in the world. It influences our mood beyond ways we even understand. It infiltrates our thoughts more often than we even realize it. That’s why, in difficult times, it can even feel therapeutic. With the world going through the COVID-19 pandemic which has heavily affected life for … Read moreClassik honours Raptors Championship in tough times

Breaking down the Raptors potential First Round matchups

With last night’s victory over the Utah Jazz, and the Boston Celtics’ loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder a couple of days ago, the Toronto Raptors now sit comfortably in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference, and are a healthy Fred VanVleet and Norman Powell away from a full rotation. With a 3.5 game lead … Read moreBreaking down the Raptors potential First Round matchups

Raptors win, Norman Powell doesn’t

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

Norman Powell wins Eastern Conference Player of the Week

This afternoon, Norman Powell became just the 10th player in Toronto Raptors franchise history to win the Eastern Conference Player of the Week award, joining Pascal Siakam, Kyle Lowry, Kawhi Leonard, DeMar DeRozan, Lou Williams, Chris Bosh, Jalen Rose, Vince Carter, and Mike James. Powell also became the first second-round pick in Raptors history to … Read moreNorman Powell wins Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Raptors near full-health prior to Finals rematch

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

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Plays Defence And Has Fun

As a role player for the Toronto Raptors, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson doesn’t always put up the flashiest stats or the most Instagram worthy highlights. What he does do, is play lockdown defence on the NBA’s best players: #TBT Watching my nephew guard one the best players the game has “EVER SEEN” while holding his own & … Read moreRondae Hollis-Jefferson Plays Defence And Has Fun