Raptors’ Scottie Barnes makes his case for Rookie of the Year

Raptors’ Scottie Barnes makes his case for Rookie of the Year

The Toronto Raptors didn’t take long to bounce back into the postseason after one season in the lottery, and the performance of standout rookie Scottie Barnes is a huge reason why. An immediate starter and difference-maker, Barnes should be the 2022 Rookie of the Year. His main competition for this award comes in the form […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors Game Tonight: Raptors vs Lakers Odds, Starting Lineup, Injury Report, Predictions, TV Channel for Mar. 14

Raptors Game Tonight: Raptors vs Lakers Odds, Starting Lineup, Injury Report, Predictions, TV Channel for Mar. 14

The Toronto Raptors are starting to bounce back after a sluggish second-half start. According to the most recent Raptors odds, Nick Nurse is positioned to move to 4-0 this West Coast swing if they can head to Hollywood and take care of business against an MVP candidate. Toronto will take on LeBron James and the […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: 1 stud and 1 dud from difficult loss to Trail Blazers

Raptors: 1 stud and 1 dud from difficult loss to Trail Blazers

OG Anunoby and the Toronto Raptors looked to bounce back after a loss against the lowry Pistons by kicking off their West Coast swing in promising fashion against the Portland Trail Blazers. Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, and old friend Norman Powell could provide a very daunting task for the likes of Pascal Siakam and Khem […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors vs. 76ers Game 3 Thread: Updates, TV info, and more

The Raptors need a bounce back night from their shooters, as well as some tactical adjustments, as they battle Philly on the road in game 3. Let’s watch. The hour of the adjustments is upon us. Minutes matching, staggering, shifts in deployment. The Raptors unexpectedly dropped game two against the Philadelphia 76ers, and we were left with three days in which we could agonize over any potential changes they might make to be better prepared for game three.
The consensus seems to be that the Raptors must match Marc Gasol’s minutes to Joel Embiid’s, thereby taking full advantage of Gasol’s unique ability to defend Embiid one-on-one. That’s the change fans will be scrutinizing most closely, but they’ll also certainly be looking to see if there is any change in how the various members of the Raptors bench are deployed, as Serge Ibaka, Norman Powell and Fred VanVleet have struggled mightily as a three-man unit.
Better minutes from the Raptors’ bench players may have become even more crucial in the leadup to game three, as key Sixers reserve Mike Scott, out with a heel injury in the first two game of the series, is a game-time …

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Author: Jacob M. Mack / Raptors HQ