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Ranking the greatest individual seasons in Toronto Raptors history – Part 1

A constant debate among basketball fans is over which player is the greatest of all time; the greatest of their era, or the greatest of their team’s history? In the Toronto Raptors’ short 25 years of existence, there have been many great players who have come and gone through the organization, but who is in … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Raptors roll past Knicks at the Garden

The Toronto Raptors got their second straight win as they cruised past division rivals the New York Knicks for a 122-95 victory. The Knicks had a slender lead at the end of the first quarter but the game was all Raptors from then on. A huge second quarter which saw Toronto out score the home … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Raptors lose controversially to hot hand Anthony, Knicks

The Toronto Raptors lose 111-109 to the New York Knicks dropping their third straight game to Carmelo Anthony and friends. The Raptors struggled right out of the gate to find a rhythm, but eventually stayed the course and made their run in the second half. There was crucial missed call in the final 30 seconds of the game. It’s … Read more

European players who had an impact on the Toronto Raptors

Over the last 15-20 years European players coming to the NBA has been a common practice. In the existence of the Toronto Raptors we too have seen a fair share of players come from across the Atlantic. While today the only Raptors player in the upcoming Euro Basketball tournament is Lithuanian Jonas Valanciunas Toronto has … Read more

Top 10 Toronto Raptors In Franchise History

This upcoming 2013-2014 season is sure to be a memorable one for the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors are heading into their 19th season in the NBA. Nostalgia never hurt anyone, so what better way to celebrate a relatively unsuccessful franchise than by reminiscing on the past? This top 10 list isn’t about the “what ifs” … Read more

Rebuilding Kyle Lowry And Dwane Casey’s Relationship Key To Raptors’ Success

This Toronto Raptors team made a trade in the off-season of 2012, to acquire a player who they would name, their “point guard of the future”. The  Raptors had dealt a protected 1st round pick (with multiple protections), and Gary Forbes, to the Houston Rockets to acquire guard, Kyle Lowry, who was coming off an … Read more

Raptors 2012-13 Season In Words

I can’t wait for the Bryan Colangelo presser on Monday. Accelerated rebuild, growth, consistency, and all the usual hoopla (BS) is what you can expect, and the sad part is he’s likely going to get away with a relatively easy media session due to the Toronto Raptors‘ strong finish to the season. Much optimism highlighted last … Read more

Post Game Report Card: The Toronto Raptors Blow A Lead Yet Again

Tom Szczerbowski – USA TODAY Sports The Toronto Raptors blow yet another lead to the Detroit Pistons, as the lose by 10, 108-98 Monday evening. With this loss, the Toronto Raptors have been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, which quite frankly isn’t a surprise. Jose Calderon‘s return to the ACC was a successful one for … Read more

Pre-Game: Raps Prepare For Jose Reunion

Let’s skip the traditional pre-game today, because quite frankly there isn’t much point of analyzing this game. It’s a meaningless contest for two teams virtually playing for nothing. Here are some things that should be interesting: 1. Rookie Battle  Andre Drummond, a player many people were upset that the Raps passed on, will get the start … Read more

Can Amir Johnson Be a Starter for Long-term Success of the Raptors?

At the beginning of the season, raising the question as to whether Amir Johnson could be the starting power-forward for the Toronto Raptors would have been absolutely unfathomable. Amir has bounced in and out of the starting line-up all season replacing the likes of injured bigs ahead of him in the rotation like Andrea Bargnani or … Read more