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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

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

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

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

Can the Raptors win the Atlantic Division?

The Toronto Raptors have been racking up Atlantic Division titles in recent years. During the franchises first nine seasons they were a part of the Central Division where they were unable to win any division crowns. Since entering the Atlantic Division in the 2004-05 season, the Raptors have won more than their fair share of … Read more

The Raptors top rivals for the 2020-2021 season

The Toronto Raptors have been one of the best teams in the NBA over the past seven seasons. During this time, they have a Win/Loss record of 374-190 (66.3%) which ranks second in the NBA behind only the Golden State Warriors. Additionally, they have seven consecutive playoff berths behind just the Houston Rockets, who have … Read more

Three draft night trades the Raptors can make

Typically, the boring days of an NBA offseason occur a couple of weeks after the start of free agency. All of the big-name free agents would have found their new homes, the blockbuster trades would have been finalized, and the NBA Draft would be distant history. This year, things have obviously been different. Rather than … Read more

Forecasting the East

Last night’s Raptors-Bucks game was far more important than the relatively low-stakes it had on the standings given that Milwaukee is likely to run away with the first seed in the East. What the game truly acted as was a glimpse of things to come in the postseason and perhaps an indicator for where the … Read more

Eastern Conference All-Star Predictions

January is coming to an end, and that means that the NBA All-Star Game is just around the corner. This year, the event will return to Chicago for the first time since 1974 – when Bob Lanier won All-Star Game MVP, Michael Jordan was just 10 years old, and the Toronto Raptors were still over … Read more

The Scoring Balance Coefficient: Basketball’s Newest Advanced Stat

Similar to countless other youth sports fans out there, my dream is to one day have a career in basketball. Basketball, and the Raptors have been one of the few constants throughout my life. Through every up, and through every down, I knew I could look forward to that 7:00 PM tipoff, and for a … Read more