Raptors Cage

4 Takeaways From The Raptors Home Opener

In the Toronto Raptors’ first game at Scotiabank Arena in 584 days – approximately five times the length of an average NBA offseason – the atmosphere was electric. As the team introductions began at around 7:30pm, all 19,800 fans in attendance donned their “we back” t-shirts with pride and shouted joyously to welcome the third-stringers … Read more

Raptors Cage’s Predictions For The 2021-2022 Season

Another season of NBA basketball is upon us, and it feels like things are all neatly back in place for the Toronto Raptors. Despite the squad existing devoid of one Kyle Lowry heading into Wednesday’s home opener, they will be playing in front of a full crowd at Scotiabank Arena once again. All eyes will … Read more

The Influence Vince Carter Had on the Toronto Raptors

While Canadian hockey has influenced the NHL and the wider world, it has been a steeper slope for basketball to pick up popularity in the great North. Fortunately, Vince Carter was able to play a pivotal role in developing Canadian basketball before moving on to new pastures. Although he left in 2004, Carter’s contribution will … Read more

A Best and Worst Case for the Raptors Part 2/2: Best Case

After an extremely difficult 2020-21 season the Toronto Raptors are coming back to Canada. The team looks much different than the last time they played at Scotiabank Arena. Only Pascal Siakam, Fred Vanvleet, OG Anunoby and Chris Boucher are still on the roster. The team appears to be in a rebuilding phase, focusing on player … Read more

A Best and Worst Case for the Raptors Part 1/2: Worst Case

After an extremely difficult 2020-21 season the Toronto Raptors are coming back to Canada. The team looks much different than the last time they played at Scotiabank Arena. Only Pascal Siakam, Fred Vanvleet, OG Anunoby and Chris Boucher are still on the roster. The team appears to be in a rebuilding phase, focusing on player … Read more

Raptors set to sign Alex Antetokounmpo

In the summer of 2020, the Toronto Raptors front office decided not to bring back Serge Ibaka or Marc Gasol, in favour of maintaining a cleanlier cap sheet for the following offseason. Sacrificing the quality of their frontcourt for one season in Tampa, they hoped to restructure in 2021 by bringing in Giannis Antetokounmpo, a … Read more

Key Games for the Toronto Raptors in the 2021-22 NBA Season

With the Toronto Raptors playing in sunny Tampa Bay, Florida for the entirety of the 2020-21 NBA season, fans are delighted to hear that the team will be returning to Canada to play their home games at Scotiabank Arena this season. This means that there will definitely be some entertaining, emotional, and celebratory games that … Read more

Two fake trades that land Ben Simmons in Toronto

The offseason’s endless Ben Simmons saga appears to have reached a climax. No longer should the Philadelphia 76ers be willing to enter next season with their former #1 overall pick on the roster. According to The Athletic’s Derek Bodner, Simmons “does not intend to report to training camp.” In these types of situations, we see … Read more