Nate Bjorkgren: The Latest Toronto Raptors Graduate

Nate Bjorkgren: The Latest Toronto Raptors Graduate

Former Toronto Raptors Assistant Head Coach Nate Bjorkgren is thriving with the Indiana Pacers. So, the Toronto Raptors finally got their first win.  Mazal tov.  Still, while the city breathes a sigh of relief, we are far from comfortable with how the season’s started.  Maybe last year’s ability to maintain success while enduring the loss of […]
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Author: Avishai Sol / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: With Daryl Morey leading the 76ers, is Lowry a target?

Toronto Raptors: With Daryl Morey leading the 76ers, is Lowry a target?

Daryl Morey might be on the lookout for a former Point Guard of his and might give the Toronto Raptors a call. Daryl Morey is set to run the Philadelphia 76ers basketball operations and given his track record, we may be on the verge of seeing some aggressive trades. So what does that mean for […]
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Author: Alexandro Fidanza / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Kawhi Leonard’s request could help the Raptors

Former Toronto Raptors superstar, Kawhi Leonard, has another request of the Los Angeles Clippers. It could be beneficial for the Toronto Raptors if the right terms are agreed to. Last summer, after helping the Toronto Raptors win the 2019 NBA Championship, Kawhi Leonard made a significant request to determine where he’d sign in free agency. […]
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Author: Jason Mills / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: DeRozan explains role he had on Raptors young players

Former Toronto Raptors player, DeMar DeRozan, had lots to say on his time on the Raptors, including acting as a role model to VanVleet, Siakam, and Powell. DeMar DeRozan, a player Toronto Raptors fans love because of the dedication and heart he had when playing here. DeRozan has done a lot while being in Toronto. […]
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Author: Alexandro Fidanza / Raptors HQ

Former Toronto Raptors coach Sam Mitchell to coach G League Select

Former Toronto Raptors coach Sam Mitchell is set to coach the new G League Select Team, according to Emiliano Carchia of Sportando. News in the NBA is pretty slow at the moment, but that hasn’t stopped a former Toronto Raptors coach making the headlines amid all the chaos. Emiliano Carchia of Sportando reported that Sam Mitchell, […]
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Author: Thomas Valentine / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: What are the odds OG Anunoby makes an All-Star team?

Former first-round pick OG Anunoby is now entering his third season with the Toronto Raptors. What are the odds he ever makes an All-Star team? When it comes to NBA All-Stars, the Toronto Raptors don’t exactly have a rich history. Most recently, the likes of Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, and Kawhi Leonard have all been […]
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Author: Thomas Valentine / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors fan favourite week: Jonas Valanciunas

Former Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas now plies his trade with the Memphis Grizzlies. He still remains an ultimate fan favourite among Raptors faithful. Drafted with the fifth overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft – a draft that featured the likes of Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler, and Klay Thompson – Jonas Valanciunas […]
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Author: Thomas Valentine / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors fan favourite week: Terrence Ross

 Fan favourite week brings us to former Toronto Raptors forward Terrence Ross, who didn’t take long to become a favourite among fans. A legend amongst Toronto Raptors’ fans, Ross built his legacy on high flying, rim shaking dunks that got crowds on their feet. Drafted with the 8th overall pick in 2012 the Raptors had […]
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Author: Koby Palimaka / Raptors HQ

Is Corey Perry an option for the Leafs?

A former Hart Trophy winner might be available this off-season, it might just make sense for the Toronto Maple Leafs to bring in one of the most experienced forwards active in the NHL today.

Insider Trading from @TSNRyanRishaug, @DarrenDreger & @PierreVLeBrun:
Are Perry’s days numbered with the Ducks?Is a Lucic for Eriksson swap possible? Who are the strongest suitors for Matt Duchene?Is Buffalo pursuing Jason Zucker?
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— TSN (@TSN_Sports) June 8, 2019

Corey Perry is on his way out of Anaheim, either by way of trade or his last two years of his contract being bought out by the Ducks. His deal currently holds a $8.625-million cap hit so there is no way the Leafs would even start thinking about acquiring him via trade, but as an unrestricted free agent, it could be a possibility.
The first buyout window this offseason runs from June 15 to June 30, plenty of time for Ducks GM Bob Murray to ponder the thought of letting go one of the best forwards in franchise history.
Obviously Perry is nowhere near the player that he used to be. Injuries have certainly taken a toll on …

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Author: Thomas Williams / The Leafs Nation

Report: Leafs Expected To Hire Paul McFarland As Assistant Coach

Not long after it was announced that former Leafs assistant coach DJ Smith would be taking over the bench in Ottawa, Elliotte Friedman had another interesting tidbit of information to share:

With DJ Smith’s move to OTT and expectation that Jim Hiller will be going elsewhere too, there are openings on the TOR bench. One is expected to be filled by Paul McFarland. He coached the Panthers No. 2-ranked PP last season
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 23, 2019
The tweet says it pretty outright, but this would be a great look for the Leafs. After the Panthers cleared the bench to make way for Joel Quenneville and his staff, McFarland was an interesting young name hitting the market. The 31-year old served on the Panthers bench for two years, and after coaching the 16th-ranked Power Play in the NHL in 2017-18, he coached the Panthers’ 26.77% success-rate Power Play in 2018-19.
With the Leafs struggling to produce with the man advantage in the back half of the last season, and with special teams being a key difference-maker in their first-round loss to the Boston Bruins, a pick-up like McFarland would surely be to the Leafs’ benefit.

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Author: ThatsKappy / The Leafs Nation