Raptors Cage

Grading every Raptors move this offseason

How well has Raptors management handled this offseason? Have they gotten significantly better? I don’t think so. Significantly worse? Wrong again. So let’s go through every move the Raptors have made up to this point in the offseason and grade each one, and then average them out to decide how well it’s really gone. The … Read more

Post-Free Agency Power Rankings

Welcome to the first rendition of our Raptors Cage weekly power rankings! This will be released every Friday from now through the NBA playoffs in June. These have changed a lot in the past few days, with players changing teams in a very eventful free agency and trading period. For now we assume players like … Read more

Game Three Adjustments

To say that game two was a disgrace is an understatement, but rather than letting themselves get swept, the Raptors need to make some serious adjustments prior to an obvious must win game three. Here are a list of some adjustments the Raptors should make: Start Norman Powell over Serge Ibaka You know it’s early … Read more

Raptors cut Brooks, sign Hernangomez

It was reported from several sources yesterday afternoon that the Toronto Raptors decided to waive Armoni Brooks, which in essence, was a money-saving move knowing that he was unlikely to win a roster spot in training camp. By cutting him prior to August 1st, the Raptors avoided paying his increase in guaranteed money, which would … Read more

The latest on the Kevin Durant trade front

Kevin Durant Trade: Nets Not Rushing Deal There is no rush for a team to deal its superstar when they request a trade, nor should there be. Logically, the longer a bidding war over such a talent persists, the greater the return package should ultimately become. The Brooklyn Nets have shown no intent to dive … Read more

How Durant becomes a Raptor: The intricacies

In case you’ve been stranded at the middle of the sea with a lack of internet connection for the past week, Kevin Durant has requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets. According to legal betting apps in Ontario such as DraftKings, the Toronto Raptors are the second most likely team to land his services, should … Read more

Five free agents the Raptors can target

The latest intel coming out of Toronto, per Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer, is that they are expected to quickly agree to new deals with both Thaddeus Young ($10M over two years) and Fred VanVleet ($110M over four years), however there has been no word regarding the looming unrestricted free agency of Chris Boucher, or the … Read more

Raptors add Pac-12 DPOY, Christian Koloko

Just shy of 24 hours after Arizona Wildcat standout center, Christian Koloko, was officially named the newest member of the Toronto Raptors, sentiments from each corner of the Twitterverse began pouring in praising Masai Ujiri for what appears to be yet another draft steal on his resume. In his junior season playing in the Pac-12, … Read more

Andrew Wiggins’ Championship Journey is a Pleasant Surprise From Afar

Once upon a time, Toronto Raptors fans donned Andrew Wiggins jerseys with hope the lifeless franchise would fall to the bottom of the standings and have a chance at the Thornhill, ON native. Nine years later, it’s almost incredible to think about the journey taken by the once consensus greatest Canadian prospect of all time. … Read more

Re-drafting the top five picks from the 2016 draft

There are few nights in the Toronto Raptors franchise history which shaped the trajectory of the team more impactfully than June 23rd, 2016. In a span of a few hours, the Raptors added Jakob Poeltl, Pascal Siakam, and Fred VanVleet to their roster. At the time, not much was expected from any of them – … Read more

Five draft prospects the Raptors can target at #33

The 2022 NBA Draft is being heralded as a relatively flat one, meaning that the spread of talent between the latter portion of the lottery and early second round may not be as large as it typically is. Of course, pre-draft analysis can only be relied upon to an extent, however if this class fits … Read more

Season Highlights: Reflecting On the Raptors Through Statistics

By Scott Engel, The Game Day The Raptors’ 2022 season certainly did not end as hoped, with a 35-point loss to Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The series loss was no major surprise, of course, as going up against Joel Embiid, James Harden, and the ascending Tyrese Maxey would … Read more