Raptors should be interested in trade for Bulls’ Coby White

Raptors should be interested in trade for Bulls’ Coby White

The Toronto Raptors have been fighting and clawing to get to 23-23 this season with the worst bench in the league and a major hole behind Fred VanVleet at the point guard spot.  A trade might be in order if they want to fix that, and Chicago Bulls standout Coby White could be an excellent […]
Raptors should be interested in trade for Bulls’ Coby White – Raptors Rapture – Raptors Rapture – A Toronto Raptors Fan Site – News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Read More

Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

1 stud and 1 dud from Raptors intense loss against Bulls

1 stud and 1 dud from Raptors intense loss against Bulls

Gary Trent Jr. and the Toronto Raptors may have welcomed Scottie Barnes back into the fold against old friend DeMar DeRozan and the Chicago Bulls, but they still had to match up with one of the best teams in the East without Fred VanVleet. Would the likes of Precious Achiuwa and Chris Boucher help pick […]
1 stud and 1 dud from Raptors intense loss against Bulls – Raptors Rapture – Raptors Rapture – A Toronto Raptors Fan Site – News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Read More

Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Know Your Enemy: How the Maple Leafs match up against a youthful Ducks team

The Anaheim Ducks have been one of the more captivating stories in hockey this season, as a young team full of promising superstars has been getting win after win, and it just keeps looking more likely that they might make a surprise run to the playoffs. It reminds me a lot of the 2016-17 Toronto Maple Leafs team when Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, and William Nylander first joined the team. No expectations, just a lot of fun.
This team is similar in many ways as well. While they don’t have a player as talented as Matthews, Trevor Zegras and Jamie Drysdale have loads of skill and will only get better, while the slightly older Troy Terry and Sonny Milano are having breakout years for the Ducks as well. They don’t have dominant possession numbers, but it’s far from terrible, and definitely sustainable, especially in a terrible division like the Pacific. And much like that Leafs team had Frederik Andersen to bail them out when they needed it, …

Read More

Author: Scott Maxwell / The Leafs Nation

1 short, medium, and long-term goal for Raptors to strive for in 2022

1 short, medium, and long-term goal for Raptors to strive for in 2022

The Toronto Raptors have managed to sneak over the .500 mark at 23-22 just over halfway into the season. With questions about their rotation, shooting skill, and underperformance against some of the worst teams in the league, the fact they’ve ended up here shows that Nick Nurse is doing a surprisingly solid job of coaching. […]
1 short, medium, and long-term goal for Raptors to strive for in 2022 – Raptors Rapture – Raptors Rapture – A Toronto Raptors Fan Site – News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Read More

Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

76ers’ evaluation of Raptors star Pascal Siakam is laughable

76ers’ evaluation of Raptors star Pascal Siakam is laughable

The Toronto Raptors have constantly resisted attempts to trade away Pascal Siakam in exchange for a collection of role players. They view him as a quality asset that is a treasured member of their long-term core. Parting with him at this moment in time would be foolish. That hasn’t stopped teams like the Philadelphia 76ers […]
76ers’ evaluation of Raptors star Pascal Siakam is laughable – Raptors Rapture – Raptors Rapture – A Toronto Raptors Fan Site – News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Read More

Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Grading Raptors coach Nick Nurse amid volatile 2021-22 season

Grading Raptors coach Nick Nurse amid volatile 2021-22 season

Nick Nurse and the Toronto Raptors have ended their first 44 games at an even 22-22, and they achieved those results in an extremely chaotic fashion. From starting off cold to reeling off six straight wins and falling back to .500, it’s difficult to gauge where this team is really at. This season is already […]
Grading Raptors coach Nick Nurse amid volatile 2021-22 season – Raptors Rapture – Raptors Rapture – A Toronto Raptors Fan Site – News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Read More

Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors rumors: 3 potential trade destinations for Malachi Flynn

Raptors rumors: 3 potential trade destinations for Malachi Flynn

The Toronto Raptors may have used a first-round pick on point guard Malachi Flynn in 2020, but it is becoming increasingly unlikely that the San Diego State product remains in Toronto’s long-term plans. In a year where everyone expected him to take a step forward, Flynn has regressed. Flynn is averaging just 2.8 points per […]
Raptors rumors: 3 potential trade destinations for Malachi Flynn – Raptors Rapture – Raptors Rapture – A Toronto Raptors Fan Site – News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Read More

Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors rumors: Joe Ingles would be a perfect trade target

Raptors rumors: Joe Ingles would be a perfect trade target

The Toronto Raptors may have shifted from retooling mode in 2021-22 to a win-now mindset, as their recent hot streak has them right in the thick of the playoff picture. If they want to make a deal that bolsters the bench, they could consider trading for a player like Utah Jazz sharpshooter Joe Ingles. The […]
Raptors rumors: Joe Ingles would be a perfect trade target – Raptors Rapture – Raptors Rapture – A Toronto Raptors Fan Site – News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Read More

Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Should the Raptors prioritize Dalano Banton over Malachi Flynn?

Should the Raptors prioritize Dalano Banton over Malachi Flynn?

The Toronto Raptors currently don’t have a traditional backup point guard, as Nick Nurse is willing to leave Fred VanVleet on the court for as long as possible rather than lean on either Dalano Banton or Malachi Flynn. After promising starts to their Raptors tenure, both of them are in a bit of a rut. […]
Should the Raptors prioritize Dalano Banton over Malachi Flynn? – Raptors Rapture – Raptors Rapture – A Toronto Raptors Fan Site – News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Read More

Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors Game Tonight: Raptors vs Wizards Odds, Starting Lineup, Injury Report, Predictions, TV Channel for Jan. 21

Raptors Game Tonight: Raptors vs Wizards Odds, Starting Lineup, Injury Report, Predictions, TV Channel for Jan. 21

The Toronto Raptors have hit the skids lately, as they have just one win in their last four games despite the fact they’ve played some contending teams right down to the wire. The latest Raptors odds don’t know what to make of this team, as they have them matched up evenly against a playoff team. […]
Raptors Game Tonight: Raptors vs Wizards Odds, Starting Lineup, Injury Report, Predictions, TV Channel for Jan. 21 – Raptors Rapture – Raptors Rapture – A Toronto Raptors Fan Site – News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Read More

Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ