Raptors remaining interested in shocking Rudy Gobert trade

Raptors remaining interested in shocking Rudy Gobert trade

The Toronto Raptors are widely expected to make some significant acquisitions as they try to maintain their status as one of the best teams in the East. Trading for disgruntled Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert would be pricy, but it doesn’t seem like Toronto is totally discounting it just yet. The Raptors had some success […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Report: John Gibson not in the Leafs plans

The Leafs have quite the decision to make in regards to their goalies for the 2022-23 season.
Contract talks have stalled with impending free-agent Jack Campbell and Petr Mrazek will likely be on the move either via a trade or a buyout. With so few options available in the system with ample amounts of NHL experience, the Leafs may need to address the position either through a free agent signing or a trade.
One such goalie who was been circulating in rumours as a potential option is John Gibson, who is coming off another off-year in terms of his numbers. Despite the recent downward trend over the past three seasons, his talent and capabilities are undeniable and it’s no wonder the rumours have connected the 28-year-old to the Leafs.
But it appears that it is not entirely the case, as Chris Johnston went on First Up to report that the team does not really have interest in trading for Gibson.
Well as far as I can tell, the Leafs don’t have interest in Gibson. I suppose that could change, but for one reason or another, I don’t actually think this is one of the guys they are looking at.
Johnston would go on to say that with goaltending likely being the biggest focus, there is no clear sense of what direction the Leafs are heading. He did mention that talks with Campbell remain unchanged and listed Darcy Kuemper, Marc-Andre Fleury, and Ville Husso as some free agents they may look at …

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Author: Michael Mazzei / The Leafs Nation

3 fool’s gold free agents Raptors must avoid in 2022 offseason

3 fool’s gold free agents Raptors must avoid in 2022 offseason

The Toronto Raptors are perfectly positioned to make some noteworthy splashes in free agency this season. Masai Ujiri knows that this roster is imperfect as it is currently constructed, and he could look to the open market to beef up the back end of this squad following s successful 2021-22. The Raptors aren’t going to […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors showing interest in JD Notae is on-brand for Nick Nurse

Raptors showing interest in JD Notae is on-brand for Nick Nurse

The Toronto Raptors need to make sure that they absolutely nail it in the 2022 NBA Draft given their limited draft capital. While big-name guards like Duke’s Trevor Keels and G League sensation Jaden Hardy have been linked to the Raptors, don’t discount the possibility of Arkansas star JD Notae coming to Toronto. A five-year […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Could Jalen Harris return to the Toronto Raptors in 2022-23?

Could Jalen Harris return to the Toronto Raptors in 2022-23?

The Toronto Raptors make Jalen Harris the No. 59 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft with the hope that he would emerge as a viable bench scorer. While Toronto’s Tampa stint was a nightmare, Harris had some games that showed he can be a quality shooter in this league with enough development. Harris averaged 7.4 […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors should be interested in G League Camp star Marcus Sasser

Raptors should be interested in G League Camp star Marcus Sasser

The Toronto Raptors have the opportunity to really make some waves this offseason, as they could bring in a long-term contributor with the No. 33 overall pick. If they want to kill two birds with one stone and add a backup point guard that can shoot better than Malachi Flynn, they could select Houston guard […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

3 trade destinations for Raptors’ Khem Birch after rough season

3 trade destinations for Raptors’ Khem Birch after rough season

The Toronto Raptors are in the market for a new center that can make their bench even better. Khem Birch was picked up last year after an underwhelming stint with the Orlando Magic. However, the Montreal native took a significant step in the wrong direction during Toronto’s resurgent season. Birch earned himself a three-year contract on […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Meet Fardaws Aimaq, a Canadian big who fits the Raptors

Meet Fardaws Aimaq, a Canadian big who fits the Raptors

The Toronto Raptors need to make sure that they address the center position at some point in the offseason. Be it via their first-round pick or finding another undrafted gem, look for Masai Ujiri to prioritize size. If the Raptors want to add another Canadian twist to their roster, Utah Valley star and Vancouver native […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors Game Tonight: Raptors vs 76ers Odds, Starting Lineup, Injury Report, Predictions, TV Channel for NBA Playoffs Game 2

Raptors Game Tonight: Raptors vs 76ers Odds, Starting Lineup, Injury Report, Predictions, TV Channel for NBA Playoffs Game 2

The Toronto Raptors went from a lock to make some noise in the postseason to a team that is now on the verge of getting swept by a dominant foe in the Philadelphia 76ers. A Game 1 loss featured some scary injuries that will rob Toronto of their depth and make the latest Toronto Raptors […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

It would need to be a huge return for the Leafs to consider trading Liljegren

The Maple Leafs are looking to make a big splash at the trade deadline with Jake Muzzin being placed on long-term injured reserve.
Toronto’s reportedly looking for two pieces — a top-six forward and someone who can likely fill Muzzin’s role on the second pairing. Both of those trades might require a bigger piece going the other way for the Maple Leafs, and will be difficult to do.
But who will be the player on the move from Toronto?
When looking at potential pieces that Kyle Dubas might have to give up, you have the usuals. A lot has been discussed about sending prospects, such as Matthew Knies, Topi Niemela, or Nick Robertson to another team. There’s even been chatter of Toronto trying to move Travis Dermott or Justin Holl (which I think is more likely).
One player that hasn’t been in many rumours, though, is Timothy Liljegren.
For as long as I can remember, Liljegren’s name has been one that’s in reports, but teams have never considered him in a trade. I think when you look at the potential he had prior to being drafted and the lack of NHL games (until now), Toronto was hesitant to move him. I’d say other NHL teams weren’t sure about his ceiling either.
But …

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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation