Toronto Raptors: Can OG Anunoby be the next Kawhi Leonard?

Toronto Raptors: Can OG Anunoby be the next Kawhi Leonard?

The Toronto Raptors are currently in the 12th spot in the Eastern Conference looking to make it into the play-in for a potential playoff appearance. However, the inconsistent lineups night in and night out are hurting their chances. The most reliable player in the final stretch of the season has been OG Anunoby. In fact, […]
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Author: Alaa Alarashi / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Ryen Russillo claims Kyle Lowry is as good as gone in Toronto

Raptors: Ryen Russillo claims Kyle Lowry is as good as gone in Toronto

The Toronto Raptors might be in the playoff hunt in the Eastern Conference, thanks in no small part to the play of legendary point guard Kyle Lowry, but they haven’t been able to escape the trade rumors surrounding No. 7 given the fact he will be a free agent at the end of this season. […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Toronto needs to raid the Sacramento Kings at the trade deadline

Raptors: Toronto needs to raid the Sacramento Kings at the trade deadline

The Toronto Raptors are starting to slide a bit in the Eastern Conference standings, and Masai Ujiri might need to swing a few trades in order to officially make them contenders. If they want to raid a potential tanking team, they should consider going after some Sacramento Kings players. The Kings, who haven’t made the […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: 3 holes to fill at NBA Trade Deadline

Toronto Raptors: 3 holes to fill at NBA Trade Deadline

The Toronto Raptors are currently sitting 4th in the Eastern Conference standings with a .500 record. With impressive wins against the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers over their last few games, it’s no surprise the Raptors faithful are starting to look at this team and thinking “why not?”. The fact that a .500 record can land […]
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Author: Jack Long / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Could Trevor Ariza end up in Toronto if he gets bought out?

Raptors: Could Trevor Ariza end up in Toronto if he gets bought out?

The Toronto Raptors, still hanging around in the Eastern Conference playoff hunt, will likely be in the hunt for some veteran additions when it comes time to beef up the depth and make a postseason run. Even though this roster needs a true superstar, one or two little tweaks here and there might be enough […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors’ Slow Start Brings Tough Questions into Focus

Toronto Raptors’ Slow Start Brings Tough Questions into Focus

A slide in the improved Eastern Conference was expected this season for the Toronto Raptors, but a disastrous start that has them near the Conference basement is now prompting some uncomfortable questions about the state of the franchise. Major problems have arisen for the Toronto Raptors in the midst of their bumbling 1-5 start, and […]
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Author: Ben Fisher / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors biggest Eastern Conference foes for 2021

Toronto Raptors biggest Eastern Conference foes for 2021

The NBA Eastern Conference is stronger than ever. Who are the Toronto Raptors strongest Eastern opponents for this upcoming season? The Toronto Raptors indubitably took a step back in free agency. Re-signing Fred VanVleet was a huge move for this organizations future. The losses of Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol, on the other hand, will surely be felt. […]
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Author: Jack Long / Raptors HQ

Leafs change up the lines for their last scrimmage

The Leafs, along with the other 11 Eastern Conference teams, will soon be heading into the bubble with the play-in round near. For their final scrimmage before the move, they made some adjustments to their scrimmage lines.

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— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) July 23, 2020

Given that Team Matthews was extremely stacked for the first few scrimmage games, it makes sense why the lines were balanced out for the last tune-up. Even still, there are a few lines here that look intriguing.
It’s not the first time they have been paired at camp, but the Nylander-Matthews-Hyman line gets back together. The three have shown chemistry over the last few seasons so it makes sense why Sheldon Keefe went back with this trio.
John Tavares and Mitch Marner are reunited, with Ilya Mikheyev joining them to make a solid line. Tavares and Marner meshed well together during the 2018-19 campaign and Mikheyev was having a fine rookie season before an injury sidelined him for months.
Pierre Engvall returns to the projected third-line alongside Alexander Kerfoot and Kasperi Kapanen. Meanwhile, Nick Robertson now slots in with Jason Spezza and Kyle Clifford. While Robertson has made great improvements …

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Author: Michael Mazzei / The Leafs Nation

Five things we’ve learned from the Toronto Raptors first half

Shocking to some, the Toronto Raptors sit third in the Eastern Conference halfway through the 2019-20 season. Here’s what we’ve learned. The Toronto Raptors ended the first half of their season with a 29-14 record and the second-best defense in the NBA despite being healthy for about 10-percent of their games. I was joined by […]
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Author: Hunter Surphlis / Raptors HQ

Will Serge Ibaka play more power forward for the Toronto Raptors?

A few teams in the Eastern Conference have eyes on bigger line-ups this year. Could this see Serge Ibaka play more power forward for the Toronto Raptors? Like fashion, basketball is all about trends. Eventually, teams all end up doing the same thing in search of success. Watching one team gain traction with a style […]
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Author: Thomas Valentine / Raptors HQ