Toronto Raptors: ESPN’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander trade is a huge gamble

Toronto Raptors: ESPN’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander trade is a huge gamble

The Toronto Raptors could decide to pick up some Canadian talent this offseason as they try to get back to the postseason. It just so happens that one of the best Canadians in the league could be on the move once again, as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is by no means a lock to return to the […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors need to cut Terence Davis already

Toronto Raptors need to cut Terence Davis already

The Toronto Raptors have until November 29 to decide Terence Davis’ future. I understand that everyone should be considered innocent until proven guilty, but the Toronto Raptors are making a mistake by having not walked away from Terence Davis already. When the news broke on October 28 that Davis had allegedly “hit the victim in the […]
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Author: Stephen Nixon / Raptors HQ

Game 2 Analysis: What was with the Raptors’ lineup rotation?

After dropping Game 2, we dig into the numbers to decide what exactly the Raptors did wrong. Missing shots is one thing, but this is something else. This — and you know what this is already — is getting annoying. The Raptors lost Game 2 to the Philadelphia 76ers, despite very much having a chance to win. They managed to dig themselves out of two deficits, one in the first half and one late in the fourth, but couldn’t quite manage to take the lead. What’s worse: there are some obvious reasons why they couldn’t.
So yeah, this is getting annoying. Let’s dig into what happened in Game 2.
Indefensible Rotation Decisions
Let’s go through a section from the Game 1 post and see how it aged.
In the 13 minutes against Ibaka, Embiid was unstoppable… He put up 13 points on 10 used possessions and grabbed two offensive boards in those 13 minutes. Overall his line in those minutes pro-rated out to 35 points and 11 rebounds per 36 minutes. And most importantly, Embiid and the 76ers were +14 in those minutes when they got the Ibaka matchup.
In Game 2, in 13 minutes with Joel Embiid matched up with Serge Ibaka, once again the 76ers were +14 in those minutes. …

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Author: Daniel Hackett / Raptors HQ