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Season Highlights: Reflecting On the Raptors Through Statistics

By Scott Engel, The Game Day The Raptors’ 2022 season certainly did not end as hoped, with a 35-point loss to Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The series loss was no major surprise, of course, as going up against Joel Embiid, James Harden, and the ascending Tyrese Maxey would … Read more

Raptors and Sixers are set to square off on Saturday

Following the Boston Celtics’ triumphant victory over the Memphis Grizzlies last night, the Eastern Conference playoff (and play-in) picture was set. On Saturday evening at 6:00pm ET, the Toronto Raptors will find themselves standing across from the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center in what should be the first game of a gladiatorial series. … Read more

Breaking Down The 5 Most Valuable Raptors Right Now

With the 2021-2022 regular season all wrapped up, it’s safe to say that the Toronto Raptors are ahead of schedule. For a team that traded away the greatest and most accomplished player in franchise history this past offseason, expectations for the squad this season were fairly low. The 2021 NBA draft landed them Scottie Barnes; … Read more

Raptors vs Rockets – Toronto’s AAU Travel Squad

It’s trade deadline day and the Raptors went all in on their philosophy. Trading for 6’8″ Thaddeus Young, and benching one of their only three players under 6’7″, Fred VanVleet. Just kidding, he didn’t get benched… He’s getting bought out. All good though, Toronto’s real best player was still available. Again, just jokes… Go Team … Read more

Assessing the early returns on the Anunoby-Barnes-Siakam frontcourt

When the Toronto Raptors drafted Scottie Barnes fourth overall at the 2021 NBA Draft, they shocked the world – not because Barnes was undeserving of a top-four selection, but because his counterpart, Jalen Suggs, was picked by the consensus to don a dinosaur this season. Also, with this pick, the Raptors revealed how their roster … Read more

How the return of Siakam and Watanabe could affect the Raptors rotation

75 years ago, the NBA hosted its first game in Toronto, Canada, between two teams named the New York Knickerbockers and the Toronto Huskies. On November 1st 2021, when the NBA celebrated its 75th anniversary, the New York Knicks hosted the Toronto Raptors at the Madison Square Garden, where the Raptors emerged victorious, clinching their … Read more

Raptors Cage’s Predictions For The 2021-2022 Season

Another season of NBA basketball is upon us, and it feels like things are all neatly back in place for the Toronto Raptors. Despite the squad existing devoid of one Kyle Lowry heading into Wednesday’s home opener, they will be playing in front of a full crowd at Scotiabank Arena once again. All eyes will … Read more

A Best and Worst Case for the Raptors Part 2/2: Best Case

After an extremely difficult 2020-21 season the Toronto Raptors are coming back to Canada. The team looks much different than the last time they played at Scotiabank Arena. Only Pascal Siakam, Fred Vanvleet, OG Anunoby and Chris Boucher are still on the roster. The team appears to be in a rebuilding phase, focusing on player … Read more

A Best and Worst Case for the Raptors Part 1/2: Worst Case

After an extremely difficult 2020-21 season the Toronto Raptors are coming back to Canada. The team looks much different than the last time they played at Scotiabank Arena. Only Pascal Siakam, Fred Vanvleet, OG Anunoby and Chris Boucher are still on the roster. The team appears to be in a rebuilding phase, focusing on player … Read more

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