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Evaluating The Bryan Colangelo Era

2006 was the very first year Bryan Colangelo came in and took charge of the front office of the Toronto Raptors. The “BC Era” many called it. Most were optimistic, but it might be safe to say that the optimism is no longer present with him as the current general manager of basketball operations. Raptors … Read more

Player Report Cards For the 2012-13 Season

After another lost season with no playoffs, it’s now time to make ourselves try and feel better by looking at the individual report card scores for each player on this roster. Who needs summer school? Note- grades relative to player expectations. For example, if LeBron averaged 20-2-1 he would get a D+ because that’s way … Read more

Report: Raps Pursuing Phil Jackson?

The MLSE has hired Tim Leiweke as president of the organization going forward. The implications are huge, as a change of the MLSE president may finally produce some positive results from an organization that is pretty much hated by Toronto fans. Leiweke was president of AEG, who owned the Staples Center, the LA Kings, LA … Read more

Raptors 2012-13 Season In Words

I can’t wait for the Bryan Colangelo presser on Monday. Accelerated rebuild, growth, consistency, and all the usual hoopla (BS) is what you can expect, and the sad part is he’s likely going to get away with a relatively easy media session due to the Toronto Raptors‘ strong finish to the season. Much optimism highlighted last … Read more

What Really Happened This Season?

What happened to the Toronto Raptors this season? Do the fans remember the promise Jamaal Magloire made before the final game against the New Jersey Nets (now Brooklyn Nets) last season? “…and continue, continue, continue to stick with us, ’cause we are going to improve, and we are going to make the playoffs next year.” … Read more

Game Day Preview: Raps Try to Even Up Series Against Wizards at Home

Well, it’s official. If you were tired of the moral victories to begin the season, be weary, because a lot more are about to come. This is regardless of the Toronto Raptors winning any game from here on in. Tonight the Raptors play the Washington Wizards who have beat the Raptors the last two times … Read more

Post Game Report Card: The Toronto Raptors Blow A Lead Yet Again

Tom Szczerbowski – USA TODAY Sports The Toronto Raptors blow yet another lead to the Detroit Pistons, as the lose by 10, 108-98 Monday evening. With this loss, the Toronto Raptors have been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, which quite frankly isn’t a surprise. Jose Calderon‘s return to the ACC was a successful one for … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Sicker Than Your Average, Raptors Win Big in Detroit

For those of you who slept on this game. Shame on you. The Toronto Raptors (27-45) came out on Good Friday in Detroit and went gangbusters on the Pistons in the second half winning 99-82. After an up and down first half the Raptors dominated on both ends of the floor and it was a … Read more

Pre-Game: Raps Prepare For Jose Reunion

Let’s skip the traditional pre-game today, because quite frankly there isn’t much point of analyzing this game. It’s a meaningless contest for two teams virtually playing for nothing. Here are some things that should be interesting: 1. Rookie Battle  Andre Drummond, a player many people were upset that the Raps passed on, will get the start … Read more