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Precious Achiuwa has shown upside as a do-it-all center

It took an unusually long time, but after a whirlwind of rumours, reports, and rambunctious speculation running rampant throughout Twitter, we were granted the knowledge of whom the Toronto Raptors were receiving in return for Kyle Lowry via their sign-and-trade with the Miami Heat. Precious Achiuwa – a 21-year-old small-ball center with elite upside as … Read more

Can the Small Raptors make some noise in the East?

It has been a crazy season so far for the Toronto Raptors. After starting 2-8, finally they have climbed back to a .500 record. Even this climb to 15-15 hasn’t been smooth sailing. In the last 20 games, the Raptors have lost to a depleted Miami Heat roster, the Sacramento Kings, and the Minnesota Timberwolves. … Read more

Why do the Raptors keep blowing leads?

This is uncharted territory for the Toronto Raptors. After a 112-111 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, the Raptors are now 2-8 in a 72 game season. There is still time, but it won’t be easy to climb up the standings. This isn’t the Raptors team that won 15 straight games last season. If they … Read more

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 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

Norman Powell could be the key player for the Raptors

During the 2019-20 season, the Toronto Raptors leaned heavily on seven players. When they were healthy, Kyle Lowry, Fred Vanvleet, Pascal Siakam, OG Anunoby, Marc Gasol, Serge Ibaka, and Norman Powell were Nick Nurses’ go to guys. We saw it on opening night, it became clear that Nurse didn’t trust the rest of the roster. … Read more

Predicting the Raptors rotation this season

Following a turbulent free agency period which saw two more members of the Toronto Raptors championship squad dash for the brighter lights of Hollywood, the team’s roster is finally complete heading into the 2020-2021 season. Questions are still looming around the Raptors’ lack of depth at the power forward position, and whether the organization will … 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

Expect Matt Thomas to be a contributor this season

Matt Thomas is becoming one of the most sure things for the 2020-2021 Toronto Raptors backcourt. We’ve heard some Kyle Lowry trade rumours, some Norman Powell trade rumours,  and rumours of Fred Vanvleet walking. Terence Davis is likely not starting the season with the team. Patrick McCaw will return if he can get healthy. The … Read more

Evaluating the Raptors roster needs

In organizations where people are the key resources that dictate performance, human resource managers often use replacement charts to visualize which employees can, and will replace their outgoing co-workers. In the basketball realm, replacement charts could be equated to teams’ depth charts – something that is used both formally by teams, and casually by the … Read more