Raptors Cage

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

Cases for and against the Raptors tanking this season

The Toronto Raptors abysmal start to the 2020-2021 NBA season is beginning to bring back memories of 2013. Shortly after the season had begun on the eve of Halloween, the Raptors were playing horribly despite assembling a new big three comprised of Rudy Gay, DeMar DeRozan, and Kyle Lowry. They were off to a 6-12 … Read more

Raptors drop to 1-6, but spark some hope

The Toronto Raptors are off to their worst start in the Kyle Lowry era. Two games into the season, they were treading unknown waters. Five games later having only picked up one win against the lowly (although off to a hot start) New York Knicks, panic has begun to ensue. Are the 2019 NBA Champions, … Read more

Concern or Patience for the Raptors’ 0-2 start?

There is no secret that this start of the season for the Toronto Raptors has been frustrating. This has been apparent to the fans, players, and the coaches. Everyone knows that it has not been what this organization has become accustomed to. Following a game 1 loss to the Orlando Magic, lasting nearly 18 months, … Read more

7 Questions For The 2020-2021 Toronto Raptors

Blink and you’ll miss it, but the Toronto Raptors’ season officially begins tonight at 7:30 PM ET. That’s right, after a swift, three-ish month offseason, NBA basketball is back in a pandemic-ridden world. With the annual pre-season matches done and over with, avid fans have a clearer image of the current iteration of the Toronto … Read more

Three different paths that the Raptors can take this year

Raptors 2020-21 Outlook The Toronto Raptors are facing a crossroads this season. They have 34 year-old All star point guard Kyle Lowry and a core of players from ages 23-27. Furthermore, they have interesting depth pieces who could have break out seasons (or fail to live up to expectations). Masai Ujuri, Bobby Webster, and the … Read more

Raptors Cage Team Predicts the Raptors 2020-’21 Season

It’s been exactly 100 days since the Raptors were knocked off by the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals and, after an accelerated offseason like no other, the Raptors 2020-21 campaign kicks off against the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. With no Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol, a shiny, new … Read more

Last of a Dying Breed? The Endangerment of the Feisty and Stocky NBA Point Guard

In the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Point Guard (PG), or Point God [1], has long been held the default leader, the unwritten warrior, and de facto facilitator of the court. Considered the “Coach of the Floor”, PGs shoulder many responsibilities ranging from setting up the offense, to critical communication on defense [2]. Naturally, this … Read more

How the Raptors matchup against the East’s top teams

The Toronto Raptors have been the best regular season team in the Eastern Conference over the past seven years. They have finished in the top three seeds in six of those seasons, and forth in the other one. During this span, they have amassed a 374-190 record and have six division titles. No team in … Read more

What if the Raptors don’t get Giannis?

The Toronto Raptors are one of the best organizations in any sport at keeping information a secret. Masai Ujuri and Bobby Webster work magic behind the scenes and we rarely catch on to their plans. For the first time, we know exactly what their master plan is. The Raptors have done everything to keep a … Read more