Raptors: 5 best individual games so far in the 2020-21 season

Raptors: 5 best individual games so far in the 2020-21 season

Despite an up-and-down first few months, the Toronto Raptors have had no shortage of standout individual performances this season. Throughout Masai Ujiri’s tenure, Toronto has assembled deep rosters with multiple players capable of going off on any night, and the lack of a traditional superstar on this year’s team means that there is plenty of […]
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Author: Kyle Oliveira / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Will Toronto’s All-Star streak be snapped after seven years?

Raptors: Will Toronto’s All-Star streak be snapped after seven years?

The NBA All-Star Game appears to be happening, despite the pandemic. Voting is officially open and the league and player’s association are reportedly working towards an agreement that will see the mid-season exhibition take place in Atlanta on March 7. While there have been several Toronto Raptors All-Star players in recent years, 2020-21 might leave […]
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Author: Ben Fisher / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Panic or patience on 3 struggling players

Raptors: Panic or patience on 3 struggling players

Despite the 7-11 record, this a better Toronto Raptors team right now than the team at the beginning of the season. Some of the reasons why the Raptors were struggling were because the defense was not as effective as last season and Pascal Siakam’s struggles in the bubble came with Siakam to Tampa. Even though […]
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Author: Pirasanth Gunasekaram / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors player of the Week: Pascal Siakam

Toronto Raptors player of the Week:  Pascal Siakam

Despite the losing record, Toronto Raptors’ All-Star Pascal Siakam just gave his best week of basketball in nearly a year. It’s been a rough few months for Pascal Siakam (and the Toronto Raptors).  Since his mid-season groin injury, last year his play and his approval rating on and off the court have been trending steadily […]
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Author: Avishai Sol / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Which player should be taking the last shot?

Toronto Raptors: Which player should be taking the last shot?

Despite several strong performances from Pascal Siakam recently, the Toronto Raptors #1 option has come short in the clutch on back-to-back nights, forcing the Raptors to pull back and evaluate their options on who should have the ball in their hands at the end of the game. Although Toronto Raptors star Pascal Siakam was unable […]
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Author: Kyle Oliveira / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: The Pascal Siakam Slander Needs to Stop

Toronto Raptors: The Pascal Siakam Slander Needs to Stop

Despite failing to close out games at the buzzer, Pascal Siakam is the last person to blame for the Toronto Raptors’ recent losses. It’s been one heartbreaking loss after another for the Toronto Raptors. For the second night in a row, the team lost by one point after failing to close it out in the […]
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Author: Jessica Aldos / Raptors HQ

It turns out the Blue Jays won’t be playing in Toronto this season

Despite a report on Thursday that stated that the Blue Jays had been granted permission to play their home games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, it appears as though their request has been denied.

Breaking. The federal government has rejected the Blue Jays plan to play in Toronto for the upcoming season.
— David Cochrane (@CochraneCBC) July 18, 2020

On Thursday, Lisa MacLeod, a Member of Ontario’s Provincial Parliament, said that the government had given the Blue Jays the green light to play in Toronto. Shortly after that, the organization stated that they had not yet been given clearance from the Canadian Federal Government.
Ultimately, the federal government denied the Blue Jays’ request due to the amount of cross-border travel that it would require.
“Unlike preseason training, regular season games would require repeated cross-border travel of Blue Jays players and staff, as well as opponent teams into and out of Canada. Of particular concern, the Toronto Blue Jays would be required to play in locations where the risk of virus transmission remains high,” Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said.
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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

The NHL still wants to hold the draft in June

Despite having plans to finish up the 2020 playoffs as late as September, the NHL has reportedly sent a memo to teams on Friday suggesting the possibility of having the draft in June.

In this situation, the draft order would be put together based on points percentage when the league was paused. The bottom 15 teams would be put into an altered version of the draft lottery in which there was only one winner drawn and teams could only move up the draft board by a maximum of four spots.

Here’s the proposed first round. For playoff conditional picks, interpretation is “currently in a playoff spot” would trigger any conditional swaps. pic.twitter.com/4Nx31oHfAL
— Ryan Pike (@RyanNPike) May 2, 2020

The Leafs don’t have their first-round pick this season because of an off-season deal that unloaded Patrick Marleau’s contact to the Carolina Hurricanes. That pick is top-10 protected, but Toronto would be one of the 16 teams not in the lottery, so the pick wouldn’t move up at all and it would be given to Carolina.
The more interesting situation would be all of the other conditional draft picks that are currently floating around in limbo. …

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Author: Cam Lewis / The Leafs Nation

Three reasons the Toronto Raptors won’t repeat as champions

Despite losing Kawhi Leonard, the Toronto Raptors have exceeded all expectations. Well coached, well-built and exciting to watch, the team seems to have all the ingredients to win it all again. Unfortunately, that might not happen. The Toronto Raptors have been pretty good this year. As of March 11, the 2019 NBA Team of the […]
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Author: Andrew Gula / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: The biggest surprises so far in 2019-20

  Despite all the injuries, the Toronto Raptors just keep winning games. Which players have exceeded expectations in 2019-20? Who has struggled to make their mark? At the start of the 2019-20 season, a reporter asked Nick Nurse, head coach of the defending champion Toronto Raptors, a question about his team and the differences compared […]
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Author: Jordan Skuse / Raptors HQ