Raptors: 3 matchups that will decide winner of two-game series vs Hornets

Raptors: 3 matchups that will decide winner of two-game series vs Hornets

The Raptors could turn their season around in two straight games against the Hornets. The Toronto Raptors appeared to turn over a new leaf on their West Coast road trip, but a few unlucky bounces of the ball against the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers turned a potential three-game winning streak into a […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Should Toronto trade for Kings big man Marvin Bagley III?

Raptors: Should Toronto trade for Kings big man Marvin Bagley III?

Could Marvin Bagley III be on his way to the Raptors in the future? While the Sacramento Kings expected former Duke star Marvin Bagley to serve as a franchise cornerstone, the two parties appear headed for a divorce, due in part to both his inconsistent play on the court and his family making noise off […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: 3 veteran free agents who could help Toronto right now

Raptors: 3 veteran free agents who could help Toronto right now

The Toronto Raptors could look to the free-agent market to wake this team up. It’s still very early in the truncated 2020-21 season, but Toronto Raptors look nothing like the title-winning team of two years ago or the electric young bunch that made some noise in the Disney bubble. At 1-4, a mark of futility […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Giannis will impact Ujiri’s future with Toronto Raptors

Giannis will impact Ujiri’s future with Toronto Raptors

If the Toronto Raptors are unable to sign Giannis Antetokounmpo, it could mean the end of Masai Ujiri’s tenure in the Six. Masai Ujiri joined the Toronto Raptors seven years ago and within that timeframe has made more of an impact than any other individual in franchise history. From trading Andrea Bargnani, screaming “F***, Brooklyn”, acquiring […]
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Author: Stephen Nixon / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: How Fred VanVleet’s comments affect Raptors plans

Toronto Raptors: How Fred VanVleet’s comments affect Raptors plans

Fred VanVleet could potentially wear his familiar number 23 jersey for a team other than the Toronto Raptors in 2020/21. His most recent comments shouldn’t necessarily shock anyone but could have ramifications for the Toronto Raptors. Fred VanVleet went from an undrafted prospect in 2016 to an NBA Champion with the Toronto Raptors in just […]
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Author: Jason Mills / Raptors HQ

3 Toronto Maple Leafs players that are NHL ready right now

There could be training camps for NHL teams within the next month. That means there also could be some tough decisions looming for the Toronto Maple Leafs and some of their prospects. Especially for three of them, who I believe are ready to enter the NHL. Yet they may be roadblocked due to the crowded forward and defence group.
I believe these three players all have chances and are ready for the NHL. It’s just a matter of showing how good they are and whether or not they can play consistent minutes in the league.
If they don’t make it, the prospects would likely either be a part of the Maple Leafs’ possible taxi squad or get sent to play somewhere else (AHL for two, OHL or Europe for the other).
But if you don’t know who they are by now — here’s a video explaining why I, Nick Barden believe these three prospects are ready to take the next step in their professional careers:

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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation

Why Toronto Raptors should sign Canadian free agent Lindell Wigginton

Why Toronto Raptors should sign Canadian free agent Lindell Wigginton

The Canadian free-agent guard could add some depth in a position that is facing some uncertainty for the Toronto Raptors. The Toronto Raptors are in a pivotal offseason for the future of the franchise. With the draft two weeks away and free agency still to be determined, the Raptors front office is certainly running through all […]
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Author: Jack Long / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Kawhi Leonard leaving Toronto was a huge mistake

Toronto Raptors: Kawhi Leonard leaving Toronto was a huge mistake

Oh, what could have been had Kawhi Leonard stayed with the Toronto Raptors.  Now, coming off an embarrassing second-round defeat to Denver, The LA Clippers will have more questions than answers heading into Leonard’s final season under contract. Though fans of the Toronto Raptors were heartbroken at the time, no one blamed Kawhi Leonard for […]
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Author: Eddie Huband / Raptors HQ

King in the North: Lundqvist to the Leafs?

Could the end of one era in New York be the start of a new one for Toronto?
Yesterday morning, the New York Rangers announced that they would be buying out the final year of Henrik Lundqvist’s contract, bringing an end to his 15 year tenure with the boys on Broadway. The man they called King Henrik leaves New York with his legacy cemented. He’s the franchise leader in both wins and shutouts, both in the regular season and in the playoffs. Lundqvist’s career .918 save% is the best for a goaltender in Ranger’s franchise history, with six of the top ten seasons in terms of wins, and five of the top ten in terms of save% belonging to him as well. He was nominated for five Vezina Trophies (and one Hart), winning the goaltender of the year award in 2012. The Stanley Cup may have eluded him and the Rangers, but his legacy is unquestionable. He’s the best to ever do it for New York, and one of the best to ever do it period.
So naturally, we must ask ourselves…how does this affect the Leafs?
Following an early exit from The Bubble at the hands …

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Author: Brian Reid / The Leafs Nation

My (horrible?) idea for a P.K. Subban to the Leafs trade proposal

I could tell a couple of days ago that I would get carried away with Leafs trade speculation. The fact that we were treated to an early Kasperi Kapanen trade, we’re seeing a barrage of Frederik Andersen rumours, and the fact that we’ve still got over a month until the draft means that there is going to be a lot of trade talk going forward. Also a lot of draft talk. A lot of free agent talk. And probably a lot of Assistant Coach talk. Today we’ll revisit one of the players who has historically dominated Leafs trade speculation, and that’s P.K. Subban.
It’s probably worth acknowledging right off the hop that P.K. Subban isn’t P.K. Subban of a couple of years ago. Time makes fools of us all. In this case I’m probably the fool for not letting go of the idea of trading for Subban. There’s also the small matter of Subban’s contract, a contract that will carry a cap hit of $9M in each of the next two seasons. That’s not particularly attractive.
Now, …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation