Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors don’t have a superstar, but they do have Nick Nurse

All too often you never hear the Toronto Raptors in the playoff conversation because they have no superstar. What if I told you, they do have a superstar. With the NBA supposedly engaging in exploratory conversations with The Walt Disney Company about restarting the NBA season, the season might...

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Weighing in on NBA on ESPN’s all-time Cavs-Raptors 5’s debate

NBA on ESPN/ESPN has been raising to question how all-time five’s for NBA teams would do against one another, and I thought I’d weigh on in their recent debate of the all-time Cleveland Cavaliers versus the all-time Toronto Raptors. Us NBA fans have been starving for basketball, and even...

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Toronto Raptors: The NBA shouldn’t continue at Disney World

There has been reports that the Toronto Raptors and the NBA can be resuming the season at Disney World. As much as we’d all like to see the Toronto Raptors play basketball, I just don’t think it’ll happen. There have been reports that Disney World has been front runners to host the...

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The 2009-10 Raptors were the squad that paved Toronto’s way to greatness

They weren’t much at the time, but a lot of what happened over the next decade in Toronto can be traced back to that ‘09-10 Raptors squad. Hey, remember the 2009-10 Toronto Raptors? If you do, well, here’s hoping you don’t remember a whole lot beyond what’s absolutely necessary: the team was terrible,...

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Listen to That’s A Rap #89: Reviewing The Last Dance

Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images The highly anticipated documentary captured the minds of basketball-starved fans. Did it live up to the hype? The boys sat down with Derick Deonarain of CBC to break down The Last Dance. “If you ain’t first, you’re last!” Quoting a Will Ferrell character...

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If we can’t have The Raptor, what are we even doing?

Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports The NBA is gaining steam for its plans to return in the summer and finish the season. But is the product they’ll be putting out even worth it? More than anything else these days, I’ve found myself missing The Raptor. Our plush king, harassing security guards, gyrating...

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2020 NBA 2K League Results: Raptors Beat Hawks, Improve to 6-0

Technical issues can plague any competition when it's forced to operate remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the NBA 2K League was no exception on Thursday night, as technical ...

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A new “pick 3” game has emerged — and it involves the Raptors’ logo

Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images As we tip into the 26th year of the Raptors, it’s time to look back at nine — yes, nine — different logos for the squad and pick our favourite three. Who ya got? We’ve had a lot more Raptors jerseys and logos in Toronto than you’d think. That’s what happens...

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ESPN picks their All-Time Starting Five for the Toronto Raptors

ESPN has ranked the Toronto Raptors All-Time starting five, and they surprisingly got it right. ESPN and hot takes, or ESPN and lists, ESPN and… actually you get the point. ESPN has released a brand new All-Time Starting Five for every team in the NBA, including the Toronto Raptors. These are usually...

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The Raptors will never be underdogs again

Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports The Raptors won it all in 2019 which reconfigured the feelings around the team in Toronto. For a quarter century, we were underdogs — but now what? For years, so much of the Raptors’ team identity was shaped around the idea of being the underdog. Every era of the team...

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Danny Green says this year’s Lakers are built more like 2014 Spurs than 2018 Raptors

Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images Green also talked about the growth the Lakers showed before the season was suspended. The Los Angeles Lakers have a handful of NBA champions on their roster this season, including LeBron James, Rajon Rondo, JaVale McGee and Quinn Cook, but only one of them is technically...

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Toronto Raptors: Player grades based off preseason expectations

The Toronto Raptors as a team have outperformed all expectations for the 2020 season. Here we look at how each player fared compared to expectations. It’s not very often that a team wins a championship one year, and then the next are predicted to miss the playoffs as a whole. Well, that’s...

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Toronto Raptors: 3 Centers They Could Potentially Target in the Offseason

    The Toronto Raptors have a handful of players up for contracts at the end of this season, including two of their big men Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol. With the Toronto Raptors having both of their big men in Ibaka and Gasol up for contracts at the end of this season, could they […] Toronto...

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Toronto Raptors: Reviewing the Vince Carter versus Allen Iverson Battle

One of the closest series of the 2000s involving the Toronto Raptors against the Philadelphia 76ers. A battle between Allen Iverson and Vince Carter that is not talked about enough. Nineteen years ago in the month of May, we had the release of the animated film called “Shrek.” This film sees...

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Remember the night the first-time Raptors beat the 72-10 Chicago Bulls?

Photo by Andy Hayt/NBAE via Getty Images That first Raptors team was better than people remember — particularly for a squad in their inaugural year of existence — and their showdown with the record-setting Bulls was the cherry on top. As a Raptors season ticket holder for 11 years, I’ve had my share...

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Happy Birthday to Fred VanVleet Jr., the Raptors’ Chosen Son

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports May 20th will always be remembered in Toronto as the day Vince Carter missed a Game 7 series-winning, buzzer-beater. But maybe it’s time to celebrate something more positive on this date. On May 20, 2001, Vince Carter attended his graduation ceremony at the University...

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Let’s Remember Some Raptors: Kris Humphries tries to get over the hump

Before Pascal Siakam, Kris Humphries was the best Raptor to ever wear #43. He would have been just another forward in Toronto, but Hump did what he could to standout. Let’s remmeber. Bryan Colangelo knew how to make a splash. And what better way to start his tenure with the Raptors than to get rid of...

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The Toronto Raptors should draft forward Tyler Bey

The Toronto Raptors will be selecting towards the end of the first-round in this year’s draft. Whenever the draft does occur, one prospect that the team needs to strongly consider is Tyler Bey. The NBA and the Player’s Association agreed to push back the deadline to void the current CBA until...

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How would you build a ‘98 Jordan-led all-time Raptors lineup?

Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images You’re the GM and you have $25 to build a Jordan-led Toronto Raptors lineup. How would you get it done? Who would you pick? Let’s crunch the numbers and figure this out. We begin with a series of wild hypotheticals. The season is restarted, and you are Masai...

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Did the Toronto Raptors have their own version of “The Last Dance” 

It was clear when Kawhi Leonard was traded to the Toronto Raptors that it was a one-year rental. But after his championship run, is it fair to say that was his “Last Dance?” As ESPN’s “The Last Dance” comes to an end this week, is it reasonable to say that the Toronto Raptors...

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