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Raptors Handling of Bucks a Sign of Bigger Things?

For Raptors fans, it has been a rocky start to the newest NBA campaign, in fact the start was so rough that I previously wrote that it should prompt a roster reset for the team. It appears as though the Raptors themselves read my article and decided to fight back, handling the Milwaukee Bucks 130-111 … Read more

Tough Start Should Prompt Reset for the Raptors

With the 2023-2024 campaign underway, the Toronto Raptors are off to an unimpressive start. Running back generally the same roster as the past few seasons with a couple fringe additions including journeyman guard Dennis Schroder and rookie sharpshooter Gradey Dick, the Raptors appear to have let the short-term post-Kawhi era pass by them. Mr. Bet-on-Himself … Read more

Raptors set to sign Alex Antetokounmpo

In the summer of 2020, the Toronto Raptors front office decided not to bring back Serge Ibaka or Marc Gasol, in favour of maintaining a cleanlier cap sheet for the following offseason. Sacrificing the quality of their frontcourt for one season in Tampa, they hoped to restructure in 2021 by bringing in Giannis Antetokounmpo, a … Read more

OG Anunoby’s case to win Defensive Player of the Year

In 2019 after James Harden finished second place in MVP voting to his arch rival, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Harden clamored that his loss was attributable to media generated narratives that favoured Giannis. While his helpless cry to convince the world that he was in fact the best player during the 2018-2019 campaign may not have resonated … Read more

Why Giannis’ extension should put the Raptors in the Harden sweepstakes

The dream of luring Giannis Anetokounmpo to the Toronto Raptors in the summer of 2021 is officially dead. Earlier this week, the Greek Freak posted to Instagram, announcing that he is re-upping with the Milwaukee Bucks, and locking himself in until 2025. In a decision that seems to balance what Giannis believes is right for … Read more

Giannis isn’t coming, but the Raptors will be just fine

In a widely unexpected and gut-wrenching Instagram post that aired shortly after lunchtime on the East coast today, Giannis Antetokounmpo declared to the world that he will be dedicating the next five years of his basketball services to the Milwaukee Bucks. The announcement sent fans of the Toronto Raptors falling into a frenzy, trying to … 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

Grading every Raptors move this offseason

How well has Raptors management handled this offseason? Have they gotten significantly better? I don’t think so. Significantly worse? Wrong again. So let’s go through every move the Raptors have made up to this point in the offseason and grade each one, and then average them out to decide how well it’s really gone. The … Read more

Post-Free Agency Power Rankings

Welcome to the first rendition of our Raptors Cage weekly power rankings! This will be released every Friday from now through the NBA playoffs in June. These have changed a lot in the past few days, with players changing teams in a very eventful free agency and trading period. For now we assume players like … Read more