Raptors Cage

Tough Start Should Prompt Reset for the Raptors

With the 2023-2024 campaign underway, the Toronto Raptors are off to an unimpressive start. Running back generally the same roster as the past few seasons with a couple fringe additions including journeyman guard Dennis Schroder and rookie sharpshooter Gradey Dick, the Raptors appear to have let the short-term post-Kawhi era pass by them. Mr. Bet-on-Himself … Read more

Five free agents the Raptors can target

The latest intel coming out of Toronto, per Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer, is that they are expected to quickly agree to new deals with both Thaddeus Young ($10M over two years) and Fred VanVleet ($110M over four years), however there has been no word regarding the looming unrestricted free agency of Chris Boucher, or the … Read more

Re-drafting the top five picks from the 2016 draft

There are few nights in the Toronto Raptors franchise history which shaped the trajectory of the team more impactfully than June 23rd, 2016. In a span of a few hours, the Raptors added Jakob Poeltl, Pascal Siakam, and Fred VanVleet to their roster. At the time, not much was expected from any of them – … Read more

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