Raptors Cage

The Raptors have a ceiling, but can they raise it?

The 2021 Toronto Raptors are finally looking like the the Raptors of old. While they still clearly miss Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka, things look better. Norman Powell has settled in after early season concerns, Siakam looks like an Allstar caliber player again, and the defensive efficiency has improved to 10th (ESPN). At 17-17 they … Read more

Ibaka re-signing could signal end of Jonas Valanciunas’ tenure as a Raptor

After a postseason run that came up short of expectations, the Toronto Raptors have some tough decisions to make in what will be a pivotal off-season. Kyle Lowry, Serge Ibaka, Patrick Patterson and PJ Tucker are all free agents. Among all the players mentioned, losing Lowry obviously serves as an enormous blow to Toronto. However, Ibaka hasn’t even … Read more

Game Day Preview: Lowry, Raptors hope to rebound against Bucks in Game 2

The Toronto Raptors stayed true to tradition and once again lost game 1 of their playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks, 97-83. This may come as a surprise to some but others have gotten used to game 1 losses. I, myself, believe the Raptors lose game 1’s on purpose as part of a strategy to scout their opponents. … Read more

Series Preview: Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks

The 2016-17 Toronto Raptors will look to build on the success achieved by last years squad, who made an appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals. The next step for this team, logically, is to reach the NBA Finals and capture the organization’s first-ever world championship. The quest starts Saturday, April 15 when the Raptors host the Milwaukee … Read more

Game Day Preview: Bismack Biyombo, Terrence Ross in town as Raptors host Magic

Clinching a playoff berth was a sweet delight for the Toronto Raptors (44-29) who punched their ticket to a 4th straight postseason appearance, but still have much more to accomplish. Bismack Biyombo and Terrence Ross, two players from best Raptors team in franchise history are in town as the Toronto faces the Orlando Magic (27-46). Currently sitting as … Read more

Game Day Preview: Raptors begin home and home against Wizards

    After a thrilling win against the New York Knicks, the Toronto Raptors are back in action Wednesday night against the Washington Wizards. Currently, the Raptors are on a four game winning streak and have not been defeated since returning from the All-Star break. Washington on the other hand, is coming off of huge win … Read more

Game Day Preview: From Rip City, to the 6ix

  After returning from the All-Star break with a big win against Boston, The Toronto Raptors now turn their focus to the Portland Trail Blazers. Portland comes into town after also winning their last game against the Orlando Magic. Previously, these two teams faced off on December 26th 2016 with Toronto pulling away late to seal … Read more

Raptors Cage Roundtable: Young, Faried, Tucker, Morris, or Anderson?

With recent trade rumours looming around the league, the Toronto Raptors have emerged as one of the front-runners as a trade destination from now, until the trade deadline. What’s interesting, and has sparked debate amongst the Raptor faithful, is the names that have appeared to be targets for the Raptors. “From what I understand, from what … Read more

Game Day Preview: Raptors to face red hot Trail Blazers

The Toronto Raptors will try to get their first win against the Portland Trail Blazers since Jan. 2, 2013, while stopping their five-game win streak. Not having played the currently revamped Blazers squad this season, the Raptors will have to contain their young backcourt consisting of Damian Lilliard and CJ McCollum, who average 44.9 points and 11.5 assists between them. The Raptors … Read more