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Cases for and against the Raptors tanking this season

The Toronto Raptors abysmal start to the 2020-2021 NBA season is beginning to bring back memories of 2013. Shortly after the season had begun on the eve of Halloween, the Raptors were playing horribly despite assembling a new big three comprised of Rudy Gay, DeMar DeRozan, and Kyle Lowry. They were off to a 6-12 … Read more

Game Day Preview: Toronto Raptors kick off road trip against the Sacramento Kings

After a convincing home win against the New Orleans Pelicans Friday night, the Toronto Raptors will kick off their road trip against DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings. Both teams are riding a two game winning streak entering tonight’s matchup. The Kings started the year looking just as dysfunctional as ever but have since found … Read more

The best Toronto Raptors dunks not by Vince Carter

  We’ve all heard the narrative by now. Vince Carter, likely the greatest in-game dunker in NBA history helped put the Toronto Raptors on the map with his almost nightly jaw dropping mid-air theatrics. His almost ballerina-like body control combined with his trampoline vertical leap and his thunderous finishes had him, and by extension the … Read more

The Toronto Raptors’ Roster Versatility

With the NBA off-season nearing its end, the Toronto Raptors roster is pretty much summed up, with Masai Ujiri making the last couple deals by signing younger players to fill out the training camp roster. From the acquisitions Ujiri made, the Raptors’ roster has now been shaped differently. Along with the starting line-up, there’s additional bench … Read more

Remembering Amir Johnson, the heart and soul of Toronto

Amir Johnson‘s time in Toronto has ended. It’s been a few days since this statement has become a reality, yet still, the words hurt no less. Why? This is a guy that poured out heart and soul every single time he took the floor, regardless of the team’s circumstances. The fact that he’s seen the … Read more

BREAKING: Greivis Vasquez to Milwaukee for Future 1st Round Pick

Toronto will get a future first and the No. 46 pick for Vasquez, according to ESPN sources — Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 26, 2015 Marc Stein announced via Twitter, the Toronto Raptors have acquired a future 1st Round pick, and the 46th pick of the 2015 NBA Draft for guard, Greivis Vasquez. Vasquez spent two … Read more

Patman Unmasked: A Patrick Patterson story, as told by the main woman in his life

A year after the trade that sent Patrick Patterson to the Toronto Raptors, we caught up with his mother. It was 1994, in a YMCA gym in Huntington, West Virginia. “Pat, put your hands up! Defense!” Tywanna Patterson yelled. “What’s defense?” her five-year old son replied. “Put your hands up! Block his shot! Don’t let … Read more

Game Day Preview: Raptors visit Rudy Gay and the Sacramento Kings

Following a crushing overtime loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, the  Toronto Raptors look to reverse their fortunes Tuesday night (10 p.m. EST) against former teammate   Rudy Gay and the Sacramento Kings. For those who have been living under a rock for the past year, Toronto (13-4) parted with their All-Star wing last December in … Read more

Playoff-Bound Raptors Give Toronto Something To Cheer For

Move over, Leafs! It’s the Raptors’ time to shine. In a city known for its love of hockey, something magical is happening. It was less than a month ago when the Toronto Raptors and Toronto Maple Leafs were both sitting in third place in their respective conferences, bound for the playoffs. The NBA basketball team … Read more

Why This Year’s Raptors Squad Offers Hope For The Future

 The Toronto Raptors have existed for 19 years. Throughout their entire history they have made the playoffs five times, advanced to the second round once, and have only won a single division crown. This year’s team looks to be one of the few good teams in franchise history. They are offering promise not only for this season, but for future seasons … Read more