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Five centres whom the Raptors can target in free agency

With the Toronto Raptors selecting Malachi Flynn and Jalen Harris in the 2020 NBA Draft, their backcourt vacancies seem to have been filled. Whether Terence Davis Jr. is cut from the roster or not, there will be a plethora of options for Nick Nurse to choose from when planning his rotations for next season. Between … Read more

Four realistic free agent targets for the Raptors

Without a doubt, the Raptors are going to lose players in free agency this offseason. With ten players eligible to become free agents when free agency opens on Friday November 20th (five unrestricted and five restricted), including three of the Raptors top six rotational pieces (Fred VanVleet, Serge Ibaka, and Marc Gasol), the Raptors roster … 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

Is Joseph the first of many Canadians for the Toronto Raptors?

  As we all know, Canada Basketball is on an absolute high right now, coming off a win at the Tuto Marchand Continental Cup in Puerto Rico, a tuneup for the FIBA Americas where they look to earn a berth in the upcoming Olympic games. The talent on the team is possibly the best it’s ever … Read more

Social Media Roundup: NBA, Toronto Raptors

This is the time of year that all NBA basketball fans dread. A time when the post free agency lull is in full effect in the world of hoops and we fruitlessly scour the web for any meaningful news. Alas, these are the dog days of summer. Nowadays one might resort to sitting through one … Read more

Post Game Report Card: LeBron sinks Toronto Raptors late comeback attempt

The Kyle Lowry-less Toronto Raptors dropped a hard-fought contest tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers. With the loss, Toronto slips to third in the standings with Cleveland sitting only a half game behind with the tiebreaker in their possession. In the absence of arguably their best player, the Raptors put up a commendable performance. Just when it … Read more

Raptors-Cavs Preview: Five Questions with Brian Rauf from Chat Sports

Jason Miller/Getty Images Due to a quirk in the schedule, the Toronto Raptors will have faced the Cleveland Cavaliers three times within about three weeks by the end of the night. The two teams will be battling for Eastern Conference supremacy all season long. The Raps took game 1 in Cleveland, the Cavs took game 2, and … Read more

Tristan Thompson vs. Anthony Bennett Dance-off + an Interview with Tristan Thompson

  Tristan Thompson and Anthony Bennett go head to head in a dance contest at the Samsung Galaxy S5 skills competition held at the Hoopdome in North York. Raptors Cage catches up with Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers to talk about the Toronto Raptors being in the playoffs, basketball growing in Canada and the reason he … Read more