Toronto Raptors: 3 Players who Exceeded Expectations This Season

With no Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green for the Toronto Raptors heading into the 2019-20 season they needed some guys to have that next man up mentality, and a handful defiantly did and they exceeded expectations. The Toronto Raptors are well known for having a deep team for a couple of seasons now, and after […]
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Author: Joseph Zita / Raptors HQ

Why Draymond Green’s comments about the Toronto Raptors don’t matter

Draymond Green made some interesting comments about Kevin Durant, the Toronto Raptors, and the 2019 NBA Finals. Here’s why those comments really don’t matter. Ever the outspoken poet, Draymond Green is once again back in the limelight following a recent appearance Showtime’s “All The Smoke” with former Warriors Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes. Green was […]
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Author: Thomas Valentine / Raptors HQ

The Toronto Raptors should try to sign Jeff Green with disabled player hardship

The Toronto Raptors need depth, and Jeff Green just became an available free agent. Should Toronto look to bring him in on a short-term deal? Jeff Green is never going to be who fans and media hoped he would be. The tantalizing 6-foot-8 prospect was akin to the sirens of Greek mythology. He lured you […]
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Author: Mike Bossetti / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Checking in on Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green

Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green were members of the first championship season in the Toronto Raptors’ history. What are they up to now? The Toronto Raptors, including Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green who formed the 2018/19 edition of the roster will live on in the memories of every Raptors’ fan for a long time. It’s […]
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Author: Jason Mills / Raptors HQ

Should the Toronto Raptors have pursued Danny Green harder?

Danny Green has started life well with the Los Angeles Lakers this season. Should the Toronto Raptors have pursued him harder in free agency? When the news that the Toronto Raptors traded for Kawhi Leonard broke, Danny Green was seen as more of a bit-part player in the deal. The Raptors got Leonard and Green, […]
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Author: Thomas Valentine / Raptors HQ

Who should partner Kyle Lowry in the Toronto Raptors backcourt?

The departure of Danny Green has left a void beside Kyle Lowry in the Toronto Raptors backcourt. Which player should fill that hole? The Toronto Raptors have undergone something of a transformation this season. As we know, two-time Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard left the Toronto Raptors after helping the team win it’s first-ever NBA title. […]
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Author: Thomas Valentine / Raptors HQ

Which current Toronto Raptors could survive a rebuild?

After seeing Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green depart to the City of Angels, the Toronto Raptors are staring down the barrel of a rebuild. Which current Raptors might stick around for the next title run? The defending NBA champions are looking at a possible rebuild. While the Toronto Raptors are still likely to be competitive […]
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Author: Nikola Cuvalo / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Three players poised to benefit from Kawhi’s departure

The Departures of Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard will not stop these three Toronto Raptors from having breakout seasons.  Kawhi Leonard’s decision to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers shook the NBA to its core. The agonizing wait for the 28-year old’s decision did not play out the way many had hoped. However, hope is not […]
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Author: Gavin Axelrod / Raptors HQ

Five thoughts on last night’s Game 2: 76ers 94, Raptors 89

Danny Green picked the worst night of the year to have a cold streak, and Philly stole home court advantage in Game 2. The playoff chess match is underway! The 76ers came with their big adjustments last night: Joel Embiid guarding Pascal Siakam! More Ben Simmons on Kawhi Leonard! More help, sent faster, towards Kawhi!
And… it worked! It screwed up Toronto’s offense juuuust enough for the 76ers to escape with a win, despite another excellent performance by Toronto on the defensive end.
Now comes the first real test of this postseason for Toronto: Do they have the counter-moves to steal homecourt back from Philadelphia?
Thanks, Jimmy, I Guess I Deserved That One
After Game 1, I all but called Jimmy Butler washed up. He didn’t generate good looks on offense, he was slow in transition, and Kawhi Leonard roasted him one-on-one. I thought my days of being terrified of Butler were over.
Well I sure was wrong.
Butler drained two threes in the opening minutes to give Philly an early lead (one it would never relinquish), had a four-point play before halftime (where he used the ol’ leg-kick on the jump shot to generate contact), and scored seven straight …

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Author: Josh Kern / Raptors HQ