3 Raptors trade targets who will fix the lack of 3-point shooting

3 Raptors trade targets who will fix the lack of 3-point shooting

The Toronto Raptors need to fix their 3-point shooting in the offseason, as the playoffs showed how top-heavy their skill in this area is. When Fred VanVleet and Gary Trent Jr. don’t catch fire, Nick Nurse and the squad found it challenging to keep pace with the rest of the contenders in the East. Toronto […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

This Raptors-Spurs sign-and-trade for Lonnie Walker could work

This Raptors-Spurs sign-and-trade for Lonnie Walker could work

The Toronto Raptors need to figure out what the plan with Chris Boucher is before they can create a more robust plan of attack in the offseason. A sign-and-trade can’t be ruled out as a possibility if Boucher gets a handy multi-year offer, as Toronto could get a quality bench standout in return. The San […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Here’s why a Raptors-Pacers Malcolm Brogdon trade won’t happen

Here’s why a Raptors-Pacers Malcolm Brogdon trade won’t happen

The Toronto Raptors know that they need to establish themselves as contenders by bringing in one or two noteworthy names in the offseason. Given the needs this team has, making a big move for Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon sounds like a promising fit on paper. Brogdon, who will turn 30 during his seventh NBA […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Pros and Cons of Raptors keeping Chris Boucher over Thad Young

Pros and Cons of Raptors keeping Chris Boucher over Thad Young

The Toronto Raptors will need to look elsewhere in order to sign some of the big-name free agents, but Masai Ujiri can’t move forward with those grand plans until he figures out what to do with Chris Boucher and Thad Young. Both rotation members are going to be free agents in the summer. While Boucher […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

3 free agents still alive in playoffs Raptors could target this summer

3 free agents still alive in playoffs Raptors could target this summer

The Toronto Raptors are in a position where they need to make some improvements to the bench following the conclusion of their 2021-22 season. The lack of depth behind Fred VanVleet was one of the main reasons that this squad was unable to do much in the postseason against the 76ers. After VanVleet and Nick […]
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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

The Maple Leafs put a T on a blue sweater and people can buy it for $300

At a certain point we need to accept that whenever the Leafs are going to release a new jersey it’s just going to be an exercise in disappointment. Such is the case again tonight.
First here’s the video leading up to the jersey…

pasT  fuTure pic.twitter.com/pmhELsq4BS
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) February 18, 2022

Now here’s the jersey…

It’s a T. It’s a T with Arenas that looks like you’re wearing a shirt underneath your T Sweater that happens to say Arenas on it. At least the mannequin is hilariously chonky.
While getting worked up over a jersey release is silly, it is somewhat insulting how little effort the Leafs seem to put into this. There seems to be a desire to embrace 100 year old history since the past 55 years haven’t exactly given a lot to celebrate. Still, there’s no nostalgic connection the Arenas. There’s no fond memories of going to an Arenas game with your parents. It’s just like the St. Pats stuff and attempt to rewind past the Ballard years to something that bland and not controversial.
I guess you know what I think of this. So tell us your thoughts in the comments. …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

Asking price for Raptors trade target Jakob Poeltl revealed

Asking price for Raptors trade target Jakob Poeltl revealed

The Toronto Raptors might need to make some additions to the bench in order to go over the top and become a legit playoff team in the Eastern Conference. Given their lack of amazing center play and the San Antonio Spurs‘ potential desire to sell, Jakob Poeltl would make a ton of sense as a […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Asking price for Terrence Ross should rule out Raptors reunion

Asking price for Terrence Ross should rule out Raptors reunion

The Toronto Raptors may need to look at some of the poorer teams in the NBA for reinforcements, as they are still in possession of the worst bench in the league. On paper, bringing back Orlando Magic swingman and former Raptors lottery selection Terrence Ross might not sound like the worst idea in the world. […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

PHF Weekend Review: Double dominance by the Six over the Riveters

The Toronto Six were in desperate need of a response coming into this weekend. After getting blown out in their last game by the Boston Pride 8-2, the team was surely feeling that instinct professional athletes feel when they get knocked down: don’t stay down.
This weekend’s pair of games were against the Metropolitan Riveters, and in Toronto as the Six were returning from their short road trip in Boston. The Rivs were coming into the weekend after a bye week and having split each of their weekends so far, winning one game and losing the other, for a total record of 2 wins and 2 losses.
At 3-2 so far, the Six were probably on paper the team with the better chances this past weekend.
Saturday December 11th vs. Metropolitan Riveters
The first period of this game went entirely scoreless. It got interesting though. Midway through the second period, after the Riveters got the lead first on a goal from their captain, the veteran Madison Packer, my personal favourite T6 player, Taylor Woods, tied the game up:

And just like that Taylor Woods answers right back! pic.twitter.com/7A9Ssshu9y
— PHF (@PHF) December 11, 2021

Then, later on in …

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Author: Ryan Hobart / The Leafs Nation