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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

Nick Nurse: The Entrepreneur Of Basketball

On May 11th, 2018, four days after the Toronto Raptors were swept out of the playoffs for the second consecutive postseason, Masai Ujiri made the castigated decision to fire head coach Dwane Casey, who was just weeks away from accepting the NBA’s Coach of The Year award for his incredible season with the team. At … Read more

The Early Signs Of Bench Mob 2.0

Remember back in the 2017-2018 season, when the Toronto Raptors were led by best friends DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry, had Dwane Casey at the helm of the team, and the narrative going into the playoffs was that “we didn’t need a third superstar to finally compete with LeBron James, because our sensational bench of … Read more