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To Tank, Or Not To Tank

With the hiring of Masai Ujiri taking over as the new general manager for this team, the talk surrounding Raptor land is beginning to surface around which exact road the Toronto Raptors will be taking heading into next season. While many appear to believe that this team is a lock for the playoffs next year, … 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

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

Recap Of Masai Ujiri Introduction Presser

Raptors Cage briefs you on the Masai Ujiri introduction press conference. You are welcome.  Quotes From Tim Leiweke  “I want to thank everyone for the warm welcome, tell everyone how honored I am to be here, to be part of this great organization, and how excited I am about not just the organization but all … Read more

Masai Ujiri Will Not Magically Save The Raptors

5 years, 15 million. Reigning executive of the year. Reputable name with high hopes and tons of pressure. By this basis, the differences between Bryan Colangelo and Masai Ujiri are very little. Colangelo was brought to the Toronto Raptors organization in 2006, and fans reacted a very similar way. ‘Brilliant move by MLSE, finally a reputable GM in Toronto’. It’s understandable … Read more

Masai Ujiri Accepts Toronto Raptors’ Offer

The Toronto Raptors have found their new GM. Masai Ujiri accepted the 5 year, 15 million dollar offer presented to him. Ujiri is the reigning executive of the year, and was a former executive with the Raptors organization before be joined the Denver Nuggets. Ujiri’s contract doesn’t officially expire until June 30th, however it is unclear when he … Read more