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Raptors 2013 Offseason Checklist

With a quiet draft night, the Toronto Raptors will likely look to make a splash this offseason. GM Masai Ujiri emphasized the need for some change, and the rumors of dealing DeMar DeRozan for Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe indicate he’s not afraid to trade virtually anybody on this team. Judging Masai’s behavior this far leads me to assume he is going to try … Read more

Building A Championship Caliber Raptors Squad

At the end of an article I wrote, I noted that this current Toronto Raptors squad is not a championship caliber contender, “but that’s a story for another day”. Well, here’s that story. If you’ve been living under a rock, Bryan Colangelo was extended as president but removed as general manager of the Toronto Raptors. Masai Ujiri has taken over … Read more

What If Everything Went Right This Year?

Let’s face it, not many things really did go the Toronto Raptors’ way this season, and if there is one redeeming quality from this season, it has to be the ‘moral victories’. However, the bottom line is that this team’s record isn’t reflective of their performance this year, and it’s time to examine why. We analyze the … Read more

Evaluating The Bryan Colangelo Era

2006 was the very first year Bryan Colangelo came in and took charge of the front office of the Toronto Raptors. The “BC Era” many called it. Most were optimistic, but it might be safe to say that the optimism is no longer present with him as the current general manager of basketball operations. Raptors … Read more

Player Report Cards For the 2012-13 Season

After another lost season with no playoffs, it’s now time to make ourselves try and feel better by looking at the individual report card scores for each player on this roster. Who needs summer school? Note- grades relative to player expectations. For example, if LeBron averaged 20-2-1 he would get a D+ because that’s way … 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

What Really Happened This Season?

What happened to the Toronto Raptors this season? Do the fans remember the promise Jamaal Magloire made before the final game against the New Jersey Nets (now Brooklyn Nets) last season? “…and continue, continue, continue to stick with us, ’cause we are going to improve, and we are going to make the playoffs next year.” … Read more

Post-Game Report Card: Raptors Lose To Knicks Two Nights In A Row

It’s two losses in two nights for the Toronto Raptors against the New York Knicks, which brings the season series for both clubs to two games a piece. After losing to the Knicks at home 94-99 yesterday, the Raptors once against fall in New York, this time 110-84. Ouch. It definitely didn’t help that Rudy Gay … Read more

Game Day Preview: The Toronto Raptors Look To Make It Three In A Row

Tonight, the Toronto Raptors (26-42) look to make it three straight wins against the current 3rd seed in the conference, New York Knicks (40-26) at home in the ACC. The last time the Knicks were at the ACC, the Raptors ran away with a two point win, as Rudy Gay and Carmelo Anthony went at … Read more

Let My People Go: The Raptor Rookies

Lets face it people, the playoffs are no longer real for the Toronto Raptors. Even the extreme optimists out there, who refuse to lose hope until the Raptors are mathematically eliminated, understand this fact. Blowing this last stretch of games where the Raps could’ve easily gained ground on the 8th seed removed any hope of … Read more