Raptors Cage

Assessing Gary Trent Jr.’s first few games as a Raptor

When the Toronto Raptors shipped Norman Powell to Portland on March 25th in the midst of the best season of his career, it was undeniably a heartbreaking moment for Raptors fans. Powell had accomplished so much in his six seasons north of the border, having played a pivotal role in helping the team win its … Read more

Raptors acquire Trent, Hood in Powell deal

Going into the trade deadline yesterday, the obituaries of Kyle Lowry and Norman Powell had already been written. Following the Raptors’ most impressive game of the season, almost all of the questions for each guard in their post-game press conference on Wednesday night were unrelated to the game. Journalists were already preparing their farewell stories … Read more

Toronto Raptors Trade Deadline Primer

What Went Wrong This Season? When Masai Ujiri and Bobby Webster made the decision to trade for Kawhi Leonard in 2018, they were knowingly sacrificing the short term future of the Toronto Raptors for a chance to win it all. At 2019’s trade deadline, having already put all of their chips in the centre of … Read more

Buyers, Sellers, or Holders? Raptors Cage gives their trade deadline insight

Another year has gone by, and another trade deadline has come where the Raptors find themselves facing the same old question: add to the current core, sell off for future assets, or ride the season out and tinker with the roster in the summer? This season more than ever though, things seem to get a … 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

The Top Five Raptors for Your Fantasy Team – Updated After the First Quarter

With the 2020-2021 NBA season a quarter of the way completed, the Raptors are sitting in twelfth place in the Eastern Conference with a disappointing 7-12 record. A plethora of injuries has left coach Nick Nurse scrambling to put together a new starting lineup before every game. This uncertainty has taken many Raptors out of … Read more

Raptors drop to 1-6, but spark some hope

The Toronto Raptors are off to their worst start in the Kyle Lowry era. Two games into the season, they were treading unknown waters. Five games later having only picked up one win against the lowly (although off to a hot start) New York Knicks, panic has begun to ensue. Are the 2019 NBA Champions, … Read more

Toronto Raptors point spread pick versus the Philadelphia 76ers

Game information Toronto Raptors @ Philadelphia 76ers 7:00EST, Tuesday December 29, 2020 Point Spread: Bet 365 – Toronto Raptors +1.5 Bet Online – Toronto Raptors +1.5 Powerplay – Toronto Raptors +1.5 Bodog – Toronto Raptors +1.5 Key injuries Toronto Raptors – Patrick McCaw (OUT) Philadelphia 76ers – Furkan Korkmaz (OUT), Joel Embiid (PROBABLE) Outlook The … Read more

Concern or Patience for the Raptors’ 0-2 start?

There is no secret that this start of the season for the Toronto Raptors has been frustrating. This has been apparent to the fans, players, and the coaches. Everyone knows that it has not been what this organization has become accustomed to. Following a game 1 loss to the Orlando Magic, lasting nearly 18 months, … Read more