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How the Raptors matchup against the East’s top teams

The Toronto Raptors have been the best regular season team in the Eastern Conference over the past seven years. They have finished in the top three seeds in six of those seasons, and forth in the other one. During this span, they have amassed a 374-190 record and have six division titles. No team in … Read more

What Adebayo’s extension means for the Raptors pursuit of Giannis

Earlier today, the Miami Heat signed their young star, Bam Adebayo, to a five-year, $163 million maximum contract extension. The deal sent shockwaves throughout the NBA, not because Bam was undeserving of the contract, but because the deal sacrifices Miami’s salary cap flexibility for next summer, and greatly impedes their ability to sign Giannis Antetokounmpo. … Read more

The Raptors top rivals for the 2020-2021 season

The Toronto Raptors have been one of the best teams in the NBA over the past seven seasons. During this time, they have a Win/Loss record of 374-190 (66.3%) which ranks second in the NBA behind only the Golden State Warriors. Additionally, they have seven consecutive playoff berths behind just the Houston Rockets, who have … Read more

Raptors 2021 NBA title odds

The Raptors may have won the NBA title in 2019, but oddsmakers don’t believe they have what it takes to lift the Larry O’Brien trophy again just a couple years later. Even after an impressive showing in the NBA bubble, where the Raptors played far from their capabilities, sportsbooks are once again underrating them. Or … Read more

When will the 2020-2021 NBA season begin?

Christmas is cancelled, at least as far as basketball is concerned. That’s the latest word coming from the NBA rumour machine, with knowledgeable sports scribe John Hollinger claiming that the season will finally get underway on Martin Luther King day, which is January 18th. Many Toronto Raptors fans will likely agree that if you take away the Christmas … Read more

Breaking down the Raptors potential First Round matchups

With last night’s victory over the Utah Jazz, and the Boston Celtics’ loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder a couple of days ago, the Toronto Raptors now sit comfortably in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference, and are a healthy Fred VanVleet and Norman Powell away from a full rotation. With a 3.5 game lead … Read more

Forecasting the East

Last night’s Raptors-Bucks game was far more important than the relatively low-stakes it had on the standings given that Milwaukee is likely to run away with the first seed in the East. What the game truly acted as was a glimpse of things to come in the postseason and perhaps an indicator for where the … Read more

Eastern Conference All-Star Predictions

January is coming to an end, and that means that the NBA All-Star Game is just around the corner. This year, the event will return to Chicago for the first time since 1974 – when Bob Lanier won All-Star Game MVP, Michael Jordan was just 10 years old, and the Toronto Raptors were still over … Read more

3 Small Forwards the Toronto Raptors should target this Summer

Plenty of uncertainty surrounds the Toronto Raptors as the 2017 off-season begins. Of course, Kyle Lowry is a free agent and has made it clear that his decision on where to play next season (and beyond) relies completely on who gives him the best chance to win a ring. The Raptors also have the impending free agency of Serge … Read more

Series Preview: Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks

The 2016-17 Toronto Raptors will look to build on the success achieved by last years squad, who made an appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals. The next step for this team, logically, is to reach the NBA Finals and capture the organization’s first-ever world championship. The quest starts Saturday, April 15 when the Raptors host the Milwaukee … Read more