Toronto Raptors mine another hidden gem with Stanley Johnson

Toronto Raptors mine another hidden gem with Stanley Johnson

Stanley Johnson is the latest unheralded player to bring value to the Toronto Raptors, adding another success story to one of the league’s best developmental organizations. By their very nature, under-the-radar, low-cost additions whose star has faded and stock has fallen are unlikely to achieve much. Most such acquisitions fall by the wayside with little […]
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Author: Ben Fisher / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: One thing from every game last week, including Pascal Siakam’s struggles

Each week we bring you the most important part of every Toronto Raptors game. This week’s highlights include Pascal Siakam being shut down, Raptors selling out to stop Harden, and an extended look at dual bigs. It was a tough week for the Toronto Raptors. Coming off an impressive seven-game winning streak, the defending champs […]
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Author: Mike Bossetti / Raptors HQ

One thing from every Toronto Raptors game last week: Erasing number one options

Each week we bring you the most important play, stat, or moment from every Toronto Raptors game. This week’s highlights include Joel Embiid’s zero, Norman Powell’s emergence, and more. The Toronto Raptors had an excellent week six, going 4-0 with two wins against top-tier opponents. In what appears to be the team’s final games without […]
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Author: Mike Bossetti / Raptors HQ

One thing from every Toronto Raptors game last week: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson still has limitations

Each week we bring you the most important play, stat, or moment from every Toronto Raptors game. This week’s highlights include Raptors’ historic passing, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson’s limitations, and more. After a 3-0 stretch against a particularly easy set of opponents, the Toronto Raptors currently sit at 11-4. Despite their offseason losses, despite the injuries to […]
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Author: Mike Bossetti / Raptors HQ

One thing from every Toronto Raptors game last week: Is Marc Gasol done as a scorer?

Each week we bring you the most important play, stat, or moment from every Toronto Raptors game. This week’s highlights include Rondae Hollis-Jefferson’s emergence, Marc Gasol might be finished, and more. After a tremendous start to the season, the Toronto Raptors cooled off a little in week four. It wasn’t a disastrous week, finishing 1-2 […]
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Author: Mike Bossetti / Raptors HQ

One thing form every Toronto Raptors game last week, including Chris Boucher’s breakout

Each week we bring you the most important play, stat, or moment from every Toronto Raptors game. This week’s highlights include OG Anunoby’s passing, Pascal Siakam’s improved handles, and Chris Boucher going off. The Toronto Raptors have gone through a roller coaster of emotions during the past week. They started off hot, winning their first […]
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Author: Mike Bossetti / Raptors HQ

Series Preview: Will Kawhi come to Fenway?

Not only did Kawhi Leonard bring an NBA Championship to Toronto, but is he now trying to save another Toronto sports team? The final game of the Blue Jays’ series against the Angels was quickly overshadowed as soon as people realized that “The Claw” had arrived at the stadium.

However, it seems like Leonard may have had something to do in helping the Blue Jays avoid getting swept by the city that threatens to steal him away. The Blue Jays are now heading into Boston for a three-game series, in hopes of avoiding another series-sweep. As the Red Sox have been the hottest team in the AL since the beginning of June.
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Trent Thornton’s rollercoaster season ascended upwards during his latest-start against the Astros. The 25-year-old recorded one of his best outings of the season against a battered and bruised Astros’ lineup. Thornton pitched six and 2/3 scoreless innings and recorded seven strikeouts.
While commanding the strike zone was an issue for Thornton once again, he was able to take advantage of an over-anxious Astros’ lineup through his 6.2 innings of work. Thornton will have to locate his pitches more effectively in this start against the Red Sox. …

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Author: Thomas Hall / Blue Jays Nation

Forgotten Raptors Playoffs: Patrick Patterson becomes the analytics darling in 2015

2015 will never not be a bad memory to bring up to Raptors fans, but given 2Pat’s career since, he probably remembers it fondly. Welcome to Forgotten Raptors Playoffs! All throughout the 2019 NBA Playoffs, we’ll be looking back at past Raptors series — going all the way back to 2000 — and digging into the hidden, underrated, forgotten or straight-up wacky subplots and memories!
Today we look at that oh-so-painful first-round sweep in 2015.
The Situation
Toronto Raptors (49-33, 4th seed) vs. Washington Wizards (46-36, 5th seed)
The Outcome
Washington sweeps Toronto 4-0 in the best-of-five series.
What Everyone Remembers
What we’d all like to forget: A shaky (especially on D) Raptors team with an injured Kyle Lowry seemingly gave everything they had to get Game 1 to overtime… then put up very little resistance in OT or in the next three games as Washington and Paul Pierce stomped the Raptors into the ground.
What You Should Probably Remember Instead
Patrick Patterson did it all.
Well, all is an exaggeration. He didn’t do anything that helped the team, you know, win a single game, or anything.
But! Look at the numbers! Patterson had a staggering .713 true shooting percentage in the series; that …

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Author: Josh Kern / Raptors HQ