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Grading the Toronto Raptors’ Off-Season

An up and down 2014-2015 year for the Toronto Raptors, was followed by what claims to be a very successful off-season. Masai Ujiri made some big-time decisions, which gained mostly positive feedback. It seems the Raptors’ roster has been built for not only immediate success, but lasting results, considering the characters, and youth added to the core … Read more

Raptors, among other teams are in the mix for Stoudamire

NBA insider Alex Kennedy tweeted earlier that the Toronto Raptors one of the contending teams looking to acquire the services of 32 year old Amar’e Stoudemire.  Other teams that are reported to have interest are the Los Angeles Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers, the Dallas Mavericks and even the team that originally drafted him, the Phoenix … 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

Greg Stiemsma makes final cut over Cherry, Hamilton

Will Cherry and Jordan Hamilton have been cut from the Toronto Raptors. It’s hard to argue that keeping Greg Stiemsma wasn’t the right choice.   While Hamilton showed some solid scoring off the bench at times, Cherry was quite awful for the majority of the pre-season. With that being said, neither of them were particularly needed when it comes down to positional … Read more

Raps Sign Greg Stiemsma to a One Year Deal

The Toronto Raptors have added yet another player to their already overcrowded roster. They’ve most recently signed the free agent big man Greg Stiemsma to a deal reportedly worth $1 million dollars for a year of Stiemsma service. Stiemsma stands 6’11, weighing 260 lbs and last played for the New Orleans Pelicans where he averaged over 18 minutes … Read more