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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

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

Three draft night trades the Raptors can make

Typically, the boring days of an NBA offseason occur a couple of weeks after the start of free agency. All of the big-name free agents would have found their new homes, the blockbuster trades would have been finalized, and the NBA Draft would be distant history. This year, things have obviously been different. Rather than … 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

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

Game Day Preview: DeRozan, Raptors face off against Harden, Rockets

Tonight, the Toronto Raptors hope to extend their home game winning streak to 13 as they play host to the Houston Rockets. The Raptors’ recent play has garnered them contender status as the regular season begins to wind down. The Dinos will be tested tonight as they face James Harden, Dwight Howard and the rest of the Rockets squad. The … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Toronto Raptors defeat Rockets in a nail-biter behind career night from DeRozan

The Toronto Raptors welcomed the Houston Rockets into the Air Canada Centre for a much anticipated matchup against the Western conference powerhouse. The Raptors started off slow in this game as Houston came out and dictated the pace of the game with their defensive intensity. Toronto was slow to match the compete level of the … Read more