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5 Things We’ve Seen From The First Week of Raptors Basketball

When a child is given their first cookie after dinner, it’s very rare that you see them satisfied upon gobbling it down: they always want more. Even after accomplishing the original goal of having a lingering sweet taste in their mouth, they’re unfulfilled. When an NBA fanbase is given their first NBA Championship, there’s much … 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

Playing GM: Evaluating Trade Deadline Targets for the Toronto Raptors

  The Toronto Raptors are 3 games behind first, they rank 6th and 9th in offensive and defensive efficiency, and they are poised for a deep playoff run. But, they aren’t a championship contender…yet. The Cleveland Cavaliers were appointed Kings of the East before the season started, and most choose the San Antonio Spurs or the Golden … Read more

Setting the Raptors 2016 New Year’s Resolutions

Frank Gunn / Canadian Press 2015 was an up and down year for our beloved Toronto Raptors. After starting the year as the best team in the East, they tailed off in the standings and capped their 2014-2015 season losing all four games to the Washington Wizards in the playoffs. As much as we’d like … Read more

Post Game Report Card: T-Ross steals the show as the Raptors defeat the Lakers

The Kobe Bryant farewell tour made its way through the Air Canada Centre tonight as the the Los Angeles Lakers took on the Toronto Raptors. While he didn’t score 82 points tonight, Bryant’s presence was felt in full effect by not only the fans but the players too. It always seemed that Larry Nance Jr. … Read more

Game Day Preview: Raptors face Lakers, meet Bryant in final showdown

The Toronto Raptors (12-9) look to get their first win of a current six game home stand that started with an upset loss to Denver and continued after coming up just short in a close 3 point loss to Golden State. Tonight for the final time this season they face the struggling Los Angeles Lakers. Lou … Read more

Is it time for the Toronto Raptors to hit the panic button?

A new look, some key defensive acquisitions, 50+ wins, 2nd round aspirations and potentially three players that could play in the first ever All-Star game in Toronto. The Toronto Raptors had some extremely lofty expectations placed upon them heading into this season and for good reason. However the reality is they’re sitting 9th in the East. … Read more

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

Ross will hope to rediscover himself as Sixth Man

After ankle surgery to start the 2015 off-season, Toronto Raptors fans should be hoping for a healthy Terrence Ross to return and fill the void of Sixth Man. He’ll be coming back to the Raptors rotation in a new role for a number of reasons. The most obvious one is the off-season acquisition of DeMarre Carroll, a 3-D type player … Read more

Can Dwane Casey become the leader the Toronto Raptors need?

This season will be a critical year for many within the Toronto Raptors organization, namely head coach Dwane Casey. Implicit in the fact that he’s on the last guaranteed year of his contract is that this is in all likelihood his last chance to build a sustainable winner here in Toronto. While Casey has in … Read more