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5 Things We’ve Seen From The First Week of Raptors Basketball

When a child is given their first cookie after dinner, it’s very rare that you see them satisfied upon gobbling it down: they always want more. Even after accomplishing the original goal of having a lingering sweet taste in their mouth, they’re unfulfilled. When an NBA fanbase is given their first NBA Championship, there’s much … Read more

BREAKING: Greivis Vasquez to Milwaukee for Future 1st Round Pick

Toronto will get a future first and the No. 46 pick for Vasquez, according to ESPN sources — Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 26, 2015 Marc Stein announced via Twitter, the Toronto Raptors have acquired a future 1st Round pick, and the 46th pick of the 2015 NBA Draft for guard, Greivis Vasquez. Vasquez spent two … Read more

Terrence Ross: The Toronto Raptors “It” factor

Very recently Paul Pierce spouted off saying that the Toronto Raptors are a playoff team he is not concerned with. In his words, “they don’t have that ‘it’ factor” that intimidates other opponents. Many Raptor faithful know Pierce as the man who dashed last year’s playoff hopes with a controversial game ending block on Kyle … Read more

Game Day Preview: Toronto Raptors take on Magic in first game of back to back

After snapping their slump in convincing fashion against the Hornets, the Toronto Raptors are back on the road to face the Orlando Magic. This will be the first game of a back to back for the Raptors as they’ll play the Heat tomorrow night. The Magic haven’t been in the eastern conference playoff picture for … Read more

POST GAME REPORT CARD: Raptors beat the Pistons to win their fifth straight

Raj Metha/USA TODAY Sports The Toronto Raptors have won their fifth straight, this time over the Detroit Pistons by a score of 110-100. The Raptors fans in the stadium were excellent, showering Kyle Lowry with MVP chants, chanting We the North, and supporting Landry Fields when the Raptors wing went down after an ugly fall. However, … Read more

Patman Unmasked: A Patrick Patterson story, as told by the main woman in his life

A year after the trade that sent Patrick Patterson to the Toronto Raptors, we caught up with his mother. It was 1994, in a YMCA gym in Huntington, West Virginia. “Pat, put your hands up! Defense!” Tywanna Patterson yelled. “What’s defense?” her five-year old son replied. “Put your hands up! Block his shot! Don’t let … Read more

How will the Raptors survive DeRozan’s absence?

DeMar DeRozan sustained a torn left adductor muscle in his groin; out indefinitely, with estimations of four weeks, or more, likely out for the rest of 2014. @ESPNSteinLine: Raptors just announced DeMar DeRozan is out indefinitely with a torn tendon in his left (leg) in another dose of deflating NBA injury news After getting off to an impressive … Read more

Raptors’ early season observations

When Masai Ujiri made his tweaks in the off-season, never had he, or likely any fans, or anyone in the Toronto Raptors‘ organization envisioned this team going off on this surprising, scorching hot start. They’ve so far proven most of the naysayers wrong, blasting out an impressive, and East-best 9-2 record. What’s even more impressive, despite their … Read more

Overdue observations on the Toronto Raptors preseason

The Toronto Raptors finished the pre-season with a impressive 7-1 record; their only loss coming to the Sacramento Kings on the road. However, that record means absolutely nothing. I repeat, nothing. What does matter from the pre-season, on the other hand, was what fans and analysts could grasp from the way the team played. Mind … Read more

Analyzing the Toronto Raptors’ Current Salary Cap and Roster

The Toronto Raptors have been amongst the most active teams this off-season, with trades, big signings, and controversial picks keeping them an interesting team to keep an eye on. What’s been most intriguing, is president and general manager Masai Ujiri‘s ability to work around the few assets and limited cap space to create the current roster. … Read more