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Raptors vs Rockets – Toronto’s AAU Travel Squad

It’s trade deadline day and the Raptors went all in on their philosophy. Trading for 6’8″ Thaddeus Young, and benching one of their only three players under 6’7″, Fred VanVleet. Just kidding, he didn’t get benched… He’s getting bought out. All good though, Toronto’s real best player was still available. Again, just jokes… Go Team … Read more

Super-teams don’t always win

Amidst the Toronto Raptors’ shaky start to the 2020-2021 season, many fans are calling for the team to mortgage its future in favour of bringing James Harden to Tampa Bay. The outgoing package would likely be centered around Pascal Siakam, or OG Anunoby, or both, leaving the Raptors frontcourt gutted. The squad would be even … 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

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

James Harden might be on the block, what is the Raptors best offer?

Let’s start by addressing the elephant in the room. If James Harden is indeed dealt this offseason, it almost certainly won’t be to the Toronto Raptors. The chances of Harden playing next season North of the border are minuscule, and not only because the Raptors may be forced to re-locate South of the border. That … Read more

4 Takeaways From The Japan Games

If you were among the fans who were less inclined to wake up at a nonsensical time to watch the Raptors and Rockets square off in Tokyo, you’re forgiven. Yes, it’s just pre-season, however watching our squad play 2 moderately competitive 48-minute basketball games against NBA talent beats watching snippets of Pascal Siakam break down … Read more

What is Norman Powell’s potential?

Since the Toronto Raptors have been without DeMarre Carroll, they’ve been forced to experiment with different starting lineups. As of recently, these starting lineups have featured rookie sensation, Norman Powell. While this promotion is almost definitely temporary, the question is put forth: what is Norm’s long-term potential? While the young guard has excelled in his rookie season … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Toronto Raptors lose to Harden and the Rockets

The Toronto Raptors lost to the Houston Rockets 112-109, behind James Harden‘s triple-double. DeMar DeRozan, who led the Raptors with 18 points, was ejected from the game at the 2:55 mark of the fourth quarter after arguing with a referee. Kyle Lowry followed, getting ejected with 25.5 seconds left in the game. The Rockets now have … Read more

Game Day Preview: DeRozan, Raptors take on Harden, Rockets in Houston

DeMar DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors begin their first game of back-to-back as they face off against James Harden and the Houston Rockets. The last match up between the 2 teams took place in Toronto and resulted in the Rockets ending the Raps’ 12 game winning streak at the ACC, 113-107. However, the score doesn’t tell the story … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Harden gets hot, torches Toronto Raptors for 40 points

After a strong first half against the Houston Rockets, the Toronto Raptors lost their composure down the stretch and ultimately lost 113-107. The Raptors led by as much as 18 points but the offensive onslaught delivered by James Harden and friends was just too much to contain. This was a tough one to drop for Toronto, bringing … Read more