3 trade destinations for Raptors’ Khem Birch after rough season

3 trade destinations for Raptors’ Khem Birch after rough season

The Toronto Raptors are in the market for a new center that can make their bench even better. Khem Birch was picked up last year after an underwhelming stint with the Orlando Magic. However, the Montreal native took a significant step in the wrong direction during Toronto’s resurgent season. Birch earned himself a three-year contract on […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Nerlens Noel vs Khem Birch: Who should the Toronto Raptors sign?

Nerlens Noel vs Khem Birch: Who should the Toronto Raptors sign?

The Toronto Raptors will hope that USC center Evan Mobley falls to them in the 2021 NBA Draft in order to fix their issues at center, but they have to get a contingency plan lined up. Re-signing native Canadian Khem Birch makes a ton of sense, while making a play for New York Knicks big […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry’s mom explains what makes him great

Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry’s mom explains what makes him great

Wendy Sparks, mother of Toronto Raptors center Khem Birch, has an ongoing podcast called Court-Side Moms, in which she interviews mothers of NBA players around the league. Her most recent interview dropped yesterday features none other than Kyle Lowry’s mom, Marie Holloway. Holloway was the driving force in Lowry’s life, guiding him along the path […]
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Author: Shaun Suares / Raptors HQ

Joel Embiid says the Toronto Raptors are the only team who plays solid defense against him

Joel Embiid says the Toronto Raptors are the only team who plays solid defense against him

While Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is an MVP candidate, and arguably the best offensive big man in the game today, the Toronto Raptors have been a thorn in his side for years. Be it Marc Gasol, Serge Ibaka, or even Aron Baynes this season, Toronto has done a solid job of keeping Embiid in […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Khem Birch likely headed to Toronto as Magic plan to waive him

Toronto Raptors: Khem Birch likely headed to Toronto as Magic plan to waive him

The Toronto Raptors have been looking for center help all season long due to the poor production of Aron Baynes, and they might’ve just found an answer in the form of a native Canadian. With the Orlando Magic starting to rebuild, it looks like center Khem Birch, who was born in Montreal, has played his […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Top 5 Centers in franchise history

Toronto Raptors: Top 5 Centers in franchise history

The center position hasn’t been very kind to the Toronto Raptors over the years, as countless promising big men at that position have fizzled out. They’ve tallied just one meek little all-star appearance in 2001. The rest of the Toronto All-Stars have played positions 1-4, making the all-star player appearances a 23-1 ratio for Raptors […]
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Author: Avishai Sol / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Pass or pursue on LaMarcus Alridge

Toronto Raptors: Pass or pursue on LaMarcus Alridge

The Raptors have a very definite need at the center position, as the second half of this 2021 season began against the Atlanta Hawks when the Raptors fell 121-120. Names like Andre Drummond, JaVale McGee, and San Antonio Spurs veteran LaMarcus Aldridge have surfaced as potential Aron Baynes replacements. Baynes, signed in November, is averaging […]
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Author: Jason Mills / Raptors HQ

Around the North: Julien fired, McDavid McDaviding, and Ottawa is present

It’s a known fact that Toronto is the center of the universe. It’s equally known that the Maple Leafs are Canada’s team, and to believe other wise would be silly and the cheer for anyone other than the Leafs would be treasonous. That’s part of the reason why we have this site and commit so much of our time to bringing you important Leafs content. That being said, I’ve been told there are still six other teams in the North division and once in a while it don’t hurt to acknowledge what’s going on with them as well. So we’ll do that now.
Edmonton Oilers
It pains me to say that the Oilers are the second best team in the Scotia North Division at the moment. So I’m not going to say that. I’m going to say that the Oilers could be the worst team in the Scotia North Division, but they happened to have Connor McDavid grafted onto them and that takes you a far way. McDavid’s 3 goals and 2 assists on the first five Oilers goals on Saturday night against the Flames somewhat proves that point, and as …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

Raptors: Would Toronto be contenders with Andre Drummond?

Raptors: Would Toronto be contenders with Andre Drummond?

The Cleveland Cavaliers had a bit of a logjam at center, as the standout play of young rim-runner Jarrett Allen has made it difficult for JB Bickerstaff to find playing time for both Allen and Andre Drummond. While he came into this season as a potential trade target, rumors have really revved up in recent […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: The Center of their failures

Toronto Raptors: The Center of their failures

The Toronto Raptors have discarded another center. It should come to no one’s surprise, as the man in the middle has always been the Achilles heel of the Raptors. The Toronto Raptors needed just under 60 days to determine what any avid basketball fan could have told them. While he was signed go replace Marc […]
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Author: Jason Mills / Raptors HQ