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

Location? Destination? Where the Raptors Are and Where They Might Need To Go

After nearly a decade of perennial success, the fans collectively known as “We The North” have grown accustomed to entrusting in their messiah, Masai Ujiri, and his executive expertise. However, with the Raptors currently sitting at 2-8 and off to their worst start in 10 years, optimism is drying up quicker than the Sahara.

Why do the Raptors keep blowing leads?

This is uncharted territory for the Toronto Raptors. After a 112-111 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, the Raptors are now 2-8 in a 72 game season. There is still time, but it won’t be easy to climb up the standings. This isn’t the Raptors team that won 15 straight games last season. If they … Read more

Raptors find an offensive groove against the Kings

When you boil it all down, there are only two ways to win a basketball game: score more points than your opponent, or allow your opponent to score fewer points than yourself. With the former being an offensive-minded approach, and the latter taking the defensive perspective, Nick Nurse has made it clear to his squad … Read more

Cases for and against the Raptors tanking this season

The Toronto Raptors abysmal start to the 2020-2021 NBA season is beginning to bring back memories of 2013. Shortly after the season had begun on the eve of Halloween, the Raptors were playing horribly despite assembling a new big three comprised of Rudy Gay, DeMar DeRozan, and Kyle Lowry. They were off to a 6-12 … Read more

Raptors drop to 1-6, but spark some hope

The Toronto Raptors are off to their worst start in the Kyle Lowry era. Two games into the season, they were treading unknown waters. Five games later having only picked up one win against the lowly (although off to a hot start) New York Knicks, panic has begun to ensue. Are the 2019 NBA Champions, … Read more

Super-teams don’t always win

Amidst the Toronto Raptors’ shaky start to the 2020-2021 season, many fans are calling for the team to mortgage its future in favour of bringing James Harden to Tampa Bay. The outgoing package would likely be centered around Pascal Siakam, or OG Anunoby, or both, leaving the Raptors frontcourt gutted. The squad would be even … Read more

Toronto Raptors point spread pick versus the Philadelphia 76ers

Game information Toronto Raptors @ Philadelphia 76ers 7:00EST, Tuesday December 29, 2020 Point Spread: Bet 365 – Toronto Raptors +1.5 Bet Online – Toronto Raptors +1.5 Powerplay – Toronto Raptors +1.5 Bodog – Toronto Raptors +1.5 Key injuries Toronto Raptors – Patrick McCaw (OUT) Philadelphia 76ers – Furkan Korkmaz (OUT), Joel Embiid (PROBABLE) Outlook The … Read more

Concern or Patience for the Raptors’ 0-2 start?

There is no secret that this start of the season for the Toronto Raptors has been frustrating. This has been apparent to the fans, players, and the coaches. Everyone knows that it has not been what this organization has become accustomed to. Following a game 1 loss to the Orlando Magic, lasting nearly 18 months, … Read more

Toronto Raptors point spread pick versus the San Antonio Spurs

Game information Toronto Raptors @ San Antonio Spurs 8:30EST, Saturday December 26, 2020 Point Spread: Bet 365 – Toronto Raptors -2.0 Bet Online – Toronto Raptors -2.0 Powerplay – Toronto Raptors -2.5 Bodog – Toronto Raptors -2.0 Key injuries Toronto Raptors – Patrick McCaw (OUT) San Antonio Spurs – Derrick White (OUT) Outlook The Toronto … Read more