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Why the Raptors can contend with a starting caliber centre

Let’s refrain from sugar-coating anything here: the Toronto Raptors centre rotation this season has been atrocious. Aron Baynes has not lived up to a skeleton of his expectations, and the mysterious waiving of Alex Len has not proved to be beneficial to the team in any sort of way. Chris Boucher on the other hand … Read more

The Top Five Raptors for Your Fantasy Team – Updated After the First Quarter

With the 2020-2021 NBA season a quarter of the way completed, the Raptors are sitting in twelfth place in the Eastern Conference with a disappointing 7-12 record. A plethora of injuries has left coach Nick Nurse scrambling to put together a new starting lineup before every game. This uncertainty has taken many Raptors out of … Read more

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 their big man in Aron Baynes

After striking out on retaining two of their top priorities this fall in Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka, the Toronto Raptors have finally found their centre. Aron Baynes is headed to the North. It’s been a boisterous past 48 hours for the Toronto Raptors to say the least. Immediately following the news that Serge Ibaka … Read more

Myles Turner could be just what the Raptors need

The Toronto Raptors have a gaping hole at the centre position, and with few free agents still available, they will almost certainly look to the trade market to fill that hole. If Myles Turner gets put on the trade block, he could be just what the Raptors need. Late last night, the Athletic’s Shams Charania … Read more

Evaluating the Raptors roster needs

In organizations where people are the key resources that dictate performance, human resource managers often use replacement charts to visualize which employees can, and will replace their outgoing co-workers. In the basketball realm, replacement charts could be equated to teams’ depth charts – something that is used both formally by teams, and casually by the … Read more

How would Tristan Thompson fit with the Raptors?

According to Forbes’ Evan Dammerall, the Toronto Raptors have expressed interest in signing free agent centre, Tristan Thompson. Thompson has spent his whole career with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and is coming off a season in which he averaged 12.0 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 2.1 assists. The Brampton, Ontario native is highly regarded as one of … Read more

Should the Raptors pursue Montrezl Harrell?

The Toronto Raptors have a long checklist to work through this summer. Among their most pressing items on the to-do list are to re-sign Fred VanVleet, to look for a strong scoring option to pair next to Pascal Siakam, to extend OG Anunoby’s contract before he hits restricted free agency, and of course, to figure … Read more

The race for the Raptors’ eighth spot

The NBA bubble has shown us some exhilarating basketball over the past month, but now it’s time for what every basketball nerd has been waiting for: The Playoffs. Three games into their first round series against the Brooklyn Nets, the Toronto Raptors are looking dangerous, destined for another deep playoff run, picking up right where … Read more

Raptors Flaunt Their Potential In Win Over The Jazz

The first half of tonight’s matchup between the Toronto Raptors and the Utah Jazz couldn’t have been written more graciously in a storybook – for Raptors fans at least. The first couple minutes of action were ugly as both teams combined to open the gates shooting brick after brick, but after Mike Conley pulled the … Read more