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5 Things We’ve Seen From The First Week of Raptors Basketball

When a child is given their first cookie after dinner, it’s very rare that you see them satisfied upon gobbling it down: they always want more. Even after accomplishing the original goal of having a lingering sweet taste in their mouth, they’re unfulfilled. When an NBA fanbase is given their first NBA Championship, there’s much … Read more

Reminiscing Game 6, Previewing Game 1

The last time that the Raptors played a competitive basketball game was in Oracle Arena, if you recall. 113-110 was the score as Kawhi Leonard planted his feet above the dark blue stripe and looked up at the shot clock above the backboard that showed 0.9 seconds in bright orange. While we held onto our … Read more

Take a Deep Breath, Raptors Fans

When we put a chunk of coal under extreme pressure, it has the potential to become a diamond. When we put a pipe under extreme pressure, it has the potential to break. Coming into last season, one of the biggest questions surrounding the Raptors was how well they could cope with the pressure of having … Read more

Media Day Highlights, And A Look Ahead To What We Can Expect From This Squad

After the shortest offseason in Raptors history, we’re back. Saturday’s media day in Toronto marked the transition from being NBA Champions to becoming defending NBA Champions. Even with the departures of the obvious, 9 players from last year’s championship squad are returning to rep the purple of the North in what seems to be the … Read more

Predicting The 2019-2020 Rotation

Championship experience is something that’s often talked about as the key ingredient to going deep in the playoffs. Of the 19 Raptors set to attend training camp in September, 10 of them are reigning champions. Unfortunately, due to the new parity in the league and such talented players hungry to win their first ring this … Read more

Predicting All The Raptors’ NBA 2K20 Ratings

NBA 2K, more commonly referred to as 2K, is one of the most popular video games on the market across all consoles – and for good reason. Any NBA fan who has had the opportunity to play the game will rave about the fine graphics, with pinpointed details, down to the hairstyles, body types, in-game … Read more

Projecting A Revival Season For OG Anunoby

OG Anunoby had nothing close to the season last year that Raptors fans had hoped for, especially after adding Kawhi Leonard: the man who optimists hoped OG might become the next of. A rookie OG Anunoby was scarily identical to rookie Kawhi Leonard – both on, and off the court. They both have a quiet … Read more

Stanley Johnson Brings More Than You Think

Yesterday afternoon, just hours after Raptors fans on the East coast had woken up to the tragic news of Kawhi Leonard heading to the Clippers, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that Stanley Johnson would be making his way to Toronto on a two-year, $7.5M deal with a player option for the 2020-2021 season. It’s a … Read more