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Project DeRozan: The Evolution of an All-Star

He made his arrival in 2009, as a 6’7, 211lb guard with tantalizing athleticism and a world of potential. A kid from Compton, shaped by the urban hotbed of basketball talent that surrounded him, was ready for his shot at stardom. Nearly five years later, DeMar DeRozan is there. Originally touted as a freakishly athletic … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Too Little Too Late Leads to Loss in Sac-Town

Congrats, Rudy. You won this round. The Toronto Raptors drop to 26-23, after taking a tough loss to the Sacramento Kings Wednesday night by a score of 109-101. However, that score does not tell the story by any means. This game was the 4th of their 5 game Western road swing, with the final game … Read more

The Case for DeMar DeRozan and the All-Star Game

Five years in the league, and DeMar DeRozan has grown into a leader on this Toronto Raptors team hoping to make the playoffs after a 5 year drought. Not only is DeRozan trying to will this team into winning ways, but he’s also making a case to be as a potential All-Star reserve selection. If … Read more

Breaking Down The Rudy Gay Trade

Big news on a Sunday night. On the same day Kobe Bryant makes his return, the Toronto Raptors have agreed on a deal with the Sacramento Kings, sending small forward Rudy Gay, power forward Quincy Acy, and centre Aaron Gray for point guard Greivis Vasquez, guard/forward John Salmons, power forward Patrick Patterson, and centre/forward Chuck Hayes. … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Despite late surge, Raps fall short vs Blazers in OT

After being down by as many as seventeen in the 4th quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers, the Toronto Raptors managed to grind their way back in the late stages of the game. While being down by two with roughly four seconds to go, Rudy Gay made a buzzer-beating layup, to help accomplish the comeback, … Read more

Game Day Preview: Raptors Hope To Upset Another Powerhouse In The Bulls

The Toronto Raptors look to upset another NBA powerhouse in the Chicago Bulls who may be without Derrick Rose, who was diagnosed with a sore hamstring. Coach Tom Thibodeau and the Bulls (3-3) had mentioned Rose hasn’t participated in shoot-around, and he is labeled as unlikely for the game. Unfortunately for the fans hoping to see Rose’s … Read more

Should The Toronto Raptors Bring Back Alan Anderson?

“The Toronto Raptors have signed G/F, Alan Anderson from the NBA D-League.” This isn’t exactly big time news that would hit the front page. Alan was first signed near the end of the 2011-2012 season, all because of injuries. Anderson was given an opportunity to show his game to an NBA team. After being undrafted … Read more

A Positive Outlook On Missing The Playoffs

Entering yet another season filled with expectations (that being to make the post-season), the Toronto Raptors failed to live up to the hype once again. After a relatively busy off-season that saw the Toronto Raptors acquire some valuable assets, many were fairly optimistic about the season that was to come. Instead, many Raptors’ fans are … Read more

What If Everything Went Right This Year?

Let’s face it, not many things really did go the Toronto Raptors’ way this season, and if there is one redeeming quality from this season, it has to be the ‘moral victories’. However, the bottom line is that this team’s record isn’t reflective of their performance this year, and it’s time to examine why. We analyze the … Read more