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Six second round draft prospects the Raptors could target

Everybody who has any stake invested in the Toronto Raptors has been more concerned over the past few weeks with who they’ll select using the fourth overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, than with the 46th or 47th overall pick… obviously. It’s the best draft pick that the North has owned since 2006. Whomever … Read more

Where to go with #4: Jalen Green scouting report

Name: Jalen Green Dominant Hand: Right Age: 19.4 Height: 6’6 Wingspan: 6’8 Weight: 180 lbs Last Played: G-League Ignite Position: Wing ESPN Top 100 Ranking: 2 Character When the G-League announced its incubation of the G-League Ignite – a team created to give the best high school basketball prospects an alternative route to college basketball, where they would be able to earn up to … Read more

The Raptors Are Hopeful to Return to Toronto Next Season

This past NBA season, the Toronto Raptors were forced to play their home games in Tampa, Florida for the entirety of the season. Due to the travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Scotiabank Arena hasn’t been home to a Raptors game in over a year. But, fortunately, it seems as though the Toronto Raptors … Read more

Where to go with #4: Jalen Suggs scouting report

Name: Jalen Suggs Dominant Hand: Right Age: 20.1 Height: 6’4 Wingspan: 6’5 Weight: 205 lbs School: Gonzaga Position: Combo Guard ESPN Top 100 Ranking: 4 Character The Toronto Raptors scouting and development staff have built a glorious reputation for themselves by consistently finding steals late in the draft. Look no further than Pascal Siakam, OG … Read more

How consistency guarding the three point line affects winning in the modern NBA

Introduction The NBA in 2021 is very different from what it was in 1979. The introduction of the three-point line changed the economics and strategy of the sport entirely. Despite teams in the NBA taking a long time to fully realize the value that the three-pointer has, and adapt their offense to maximize its use, … Read more

Raptors Cage Poll: Who do the Raptors draft at #4?

The Toronto Raptors will have a top five pick in the NBA Draft for the first time since 2011, and there has not been a better time to own the fourth overall pick in just as long. The 2021 class of talent is said to have four players who stand out above the rest: Cade … Read more

The Toronto Raptors have options with their 4th overall pick

Got a ping-pong ball lying around somewhere at home? Today’s the day to kiss it, and thank it for potentially altering the future of the Toronto Raptors franchise. As the 2021 NBA Draft lottery ensued on June 22nd behind closed doors in Secaucus, New Jersey, there were 14 ping-pong balls poured into a glass mixing … Read more

Looking into a lost season for the Raptors

Retrospect: could anyone have predicted the Raptors’ fall from grace? The Raptors typically make it into the NBA playoffs, and retrospective looks at the team’s performance usually are not needed for a number of weeks. Unfortunately, this year the Raptors experienced a completely unexpected decline as they had the toughest season of any NBA team … Read more

Toronto Raptors offseason overview

“Sometimes we create our own heartbreaks through expectation,” a wise soul once shared with the world. Heading into the 2020-2021 NBA season, most followers of the Toronto Raptors were likely a tad too optimistic about the team heading into Tampa. Certainly, almost everyone underestimated the effect of moving 2,000 kilometres South of the border to … Read more

Who Should Raptors Fans Be Rooting for in the Play-in Tournament and Playoffs?

For the first time in eight years, the Toronto Raptors will not be playing postseason basketball. Although all Raptors fans are disappointed that they won’t be able to watch their team compete in the playoffs this year, the odds were always stacked against the Toronto Raptors this season. From a COVID outbreak amongst the team … Read more