Toronto Raptors: Now would be the most painless time to tank

Toronto Raptors: Now would be the most painless time to tank

As a team, the Toronto Raptors have been straddling the line between the mediocre and the downright bad. The Eastern Conference is divided into three subdivisions. At the top, we have the true title contenders, namely the Nets, 76ers, and Bucks. Each could conceivably win the East, each could conceivably win it all this year. […]
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Author: Avishai Sol / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors draft: 4 second round prospects Masai Ujiri could take

Toronto Raptors draft: 4 second round prospects Masai Ujiri could take

The Toronto Raptors draft plans in 2021 include a total of three picks in the upcoming draft, with two second-rounders at their disposal. Not since 2014 have the Raptors had that many draft selections in one year. Masai Ujiri has been able to find great value in the lower rounds of the NBA Draft for […]
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Author: Avishai Sol / Raptors HQ

Why the Myles Turner injury could push the Toronto Raptors to the playoffs

Why the Myles Turner injury could push the Toronto Raptors to the playoffs

The Toronto Raptors are currently in the middle of a dogfight for one of the two play-in spots that could help them extend their playoff streak, with former assistant Nate Bjorkgren and the Indiana Pacers making up one of their more stern challengers. Their ability to win some games just took a major nosedive, however, given […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: 3 two-way players who could be the next Yuta Watanabe

Toronto Raptors: 3 two-way players who could be the next Yuta Watanabe

The Toronto Raptors have placed an emphasis on player development over the last few years, and the Raptors two-way contract pipeline has helped Nick Nurse make another permanent addition to the roster in the form of Yuta Watanabe. The Japanese forward made an impact as a defender due to his long arms and boundless injury. […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

The Toronto Raptors are even failing to pull off the dignified tank

The Toronto Raptors are even failing to pull off the dignified tank

The 2021 NBA season has been a rollercoaster ride for Toronto Raptors fans. After a flailing start, the Raptors looked to be coming back into form, only to immediately be ravaged by COVID-19. Since then, it has been much more of the former than the latter as Toronto has struggled to even keep up with […]
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Author: Jack Long / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Yuta Watanabe signing an NBA deal speaks to his fit long-term

Toronto Raptors: Yuta Watanabe signing an NBA deal speaks to his fit long-term

Coming into the season, no one really knew what to make of Toronto Raptors two-way player Yuta Watanabe. He could defend some yes, but what position was he best served at? Furthermore, was he going to evolve his offensive game? Watanabe didn’t get off to the greatest start, but he soon found a foothold in […]
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Author: Kahfeel Buchanan / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Pros and cons of making the playoffs in 2020-21

Toronto Raptors: Pros and cons of making the playoffs in 2020-21

The Toronto Raptors have struggled to stay afloat this season, causing the “tank” talk to undeniably take off. It seems like the Raptors’ tank job is stull in full swing despite the recent success, seeing that they have “rested” key players in their lineup and have had no issues playing their young guys. Nick Nurse […]
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Author: Matthew Chiu / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: 1 small change that has set Gary Trent Jr. dominating

Toronto Raptors: 1 small change that has set Gary Trent Jr. dominating

Nick Nurse and the Toronto Raptors might’ve been led to a victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder, their third consecutive win, by a dominant Chris Boucher, but Gary Trent Jr. did his part in his return from a sore ankle, as he dropped 23 points, grabbed five rebounds, and amassed five steals. Trent, who has […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Where the Raptors stand in the 2020-21 NBA Awards race

Toronto Raptors: Where the Raptors stand in the 2020-21 NBA Awards race

The Toronto Raptors season isn’t going as well they’d hoped but there is still an opportunity for one of their players to take home some hardware. Last offseason, the Raptors lost two important players in Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka. Those subtractions from the roster are a part of the problem that has been plaguing […]
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Author: Jeff Borsuk / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Fred VanVleet and Nick Nurse call out NBA for shoddy play-in tournament

Toronto Raptors: Fred VanVleet and Nick Nurse call out NBA for shoddy play-in tournament

This Toronto Raptors season is a rarity for an innumerable number of reasons, but one of the strangest happenings from this campaign is the fact that Nick Nurse, Fred VanVleet, and the rest of the squad might be better off trying to miss the postseason for the first time in almost a decade. The Raptors, […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ