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This offseason makes it clear: the Raptors want Giannis

Breaking news (not really): the Toronto Raptors want Giannis Antetokounmpo. Bending news: so does every other basketball team on planet Earth. But what’s less malleable than the latter report is that the Raptors have begun to make tough decisions this offseason, indicating that they are all-in on bringing the Greek Freak to the North side. … Read more

Raptors find their big man in Aron Baynes

After striking out on retaining two of their top priorities this fall in Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka, the Toronto Raptors have finally found their centre. Aron Baynes is headed to the North. It’s been a boisterous past 48 hours for the Toronto Raptors to say the least. Immediately following the news that Serge Ibaka … Read more

Ibaka is gone, but everything will be fine

Saturday was a bittersweet day for the Toronto Raptors and their fans. The day started off with great news that Fred Vanvleet has resigned for four years. Vanvleet was deemed ‘likely’ to return with the Raptors – barring a shocking offer from a team like the New York Knicks. The 85 million dollar contract was … Read more

Harry Giles: The Breath of Fresh Air The Toronto Raptors Could Use

Don’t look now, but the Toronto Raptors could be in some deep s**t this offseason. Key rotation staples such as Fred VanVleet, Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka are a few of the marquee free agents in the sparse 2020 free agency class. Tack on the likes of Chris Boucher and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson to that list … Read more

James Harden might be on the block, what is the Raptors best offer?

Let’s start by addressing the elephant in the room. If James Harden is indeed dealt this offseason, it almost certainly won’t be to the Toronto Raptors. The chances of Harden playing next season North of the border are minuscule, and not only because the Raptors may be forced to re-locate South of the border. That … Read more

Evaluating the Raptors roster needs

In organizations where people are the key resources that dictate performance, human resource managers often use replacement charts to visualize which employees can, and will replace their outgoing co-workers. In the basketball realm, replacement charts could be equated to teams’ depth charts – something that is used both formally by teams, and casually by the … Read more

How would Tristan Thompson fit with the Raptors?

According to Forbes’ Evan Dammerall, the Toronto Raptors have expressed interest in signing free agent centre, Tristan Thompson. Thompson has spent his whole career with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and is coming off a season in which he averaged 12.0 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 2.1 assists. The Brampton, Ontario native is highly regarded as one of … Read more

Should the Raptors pursue Montrezl Harrell?

The Toronto Raptors have a long checklist to work through this summer. Among their most pressing items on the to-do list are to re-sign Fred VanVleet, to look for a strong scoring option to pair next to Pascal Siakam, to extend OG Anunoby’s contract before he hits restricted free agency, and of course, to figure … Read more

Norman Powell’s overtime heroics lead Raptors to a Game 7

One week ago, the Boston Celtics found themselves up two points against the Toronto Raptors with 0.5 seconds remaining in the game. They were half a second away from putting the defending champions in an unrecoverable 3-0 series deficit, and proclaiming their third Conference Finals berth in the last four years. It’s been anything but … Read more

Raptors find themselves in an unfamiliar place

The 2019 NBA defending champions, have been pushed to the brink of elimination by the shorthanded Boston Celtics, after being blown out in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Last night was just the seventh time all season that the Raptors have lost a game by 15 or more points, and interestingly enough, four … Read more