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Toronto Raptors offseason overview

“Sometimes we create our own heartbreaks through expectation,” a wise soul once shared with the world. Heading into the 2020-2021 NBA season, most followers of the Toronto Raptors were likely a tad too optimistic about the team heading into Tampa. Certainly, almost everyone underestimated the effect of moving 2,000 kilometres South of the border to … Read more

Cases for and against the Raptors tanking this season

The Toronto Raptors abysmal start to the 2020-2021 NBA season is beginning to bring back memories of 2013. Shortly after the season had begun on the eve of Halloween, the Raptors were playing horribly despite assembling a new big three comprised of Rudy Gay, DeMar DeRozan, and Kyle Lowry. They were off to a 6-12 … 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

Giannis isn’t coming, but the Raptors will be just fine

In a widely unexpected and gut-wrenching Instagram post that aired shortly after lunchtime on the East coast today, Giannis Antetokounmpo declared to the world that he will be dedicating the next five years of his basketball services to the Milwaukee Bucks. The announcement sent fans of the Toronto Raptors falling into a frenzy, trying to … Read more

What if the Raptors don’t get Giannis?

The Toronto Raptors are one of the best organizations in any sport at keeping information a secret. Masai Ujuri and Bobby Webster work magic behind the scenes and we rarely catch on to their plans. For the first time, we know exactly what their master plan is. The Raptors have done everything to keep a … Read more

Why all NBA players should want to play for the Raptors

For too long, there has been a notion that American NBA players don’t want to play for Canada’s team. However, after building a winning culture, showcasing that Toronto is a beautiful city, and even capturing a league championship, the tides are set to swing in the Raptors’ favour. With the initial frenzy of the 2020 … Read more

Ibaka is gone, but everything will be fine

Saturday was a bittersweet day for the Toronto Raptors and their fans. The day started off with great news that Fred Vanvleet has resigned for four years. Vanvleet was deemed ‘likely’ to return with the Raptors – barring a shocking offer from a team like the New York Knicks. The 85 million dollar contract was … 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

Oladipo wants to play for the Raptors, but do the Raptors want Oladipo?

Over the past couple of months, there have been back-and-forth reports regarding Victor Oladipo’s frustration with playing in Indiana. Several times, Oladipo has openly refuted these reports, claiming that he did not, and would not request a trade. Then, the NBA bubble rolled around, and after appearing in 13 games prior to the league’s shutdown, … Read more

Should the Raptors bring back DeMar DeRozan?

It’s a hard idea to grasp isn’t it? DeMar DeRozan – a player who was near the top of the basketball world during his tenure in Toronto; one half of the two-headed dragon that led the Raptors to The Playoffs for five consecutive years; but whose time north of the border ended so bitterly – … Read more