Toronto Raptors: 1 small change that has set Gary Trent Jr. dominating

Toronto Raptors: 1 small change that has set Gary Trent Jr. dominating

Nick Nurse and the Toronto Raptors might’ve been led to a victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder, their third consecutive win, by a dominant Chris Boucher, but Gary Trent Jr. did his part in his return from a sore ankle, as he dropped 23 points, grabbed five rebounds, and amassed five steals. Trent, who has […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Has losing Chris Finch had a major impact on the record?

Toronto Raptors: Has losing Chris Finch had a major impact on the record?

Nick Nurse and the Toronto Raptors have limped through some very poor performances this season, but the unusual circumstances surrounding this season assuredly have something to do with this. Not only are the Raptors playing in Florida and just getting over some issues with COVID-19, but they lost top assistant coach Chris Finch. Finch was […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Exceptional coaching exodus presents a problem for Nick Nurse

Toronto Raptors: Exceptional coaching exodus presents a problem for Nick Nurse

It has been a tough season for Nick Nurse and the Toronto Raptors in 2021, just two seasons removed from winning an NBA title. It’s been more than seven years since losing was the normal practice surrounding this franchise. The organization has been a model for success in the NBA. Masai Ujiri and Bobby Webster […]
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Author: Jason Mills / Raptors HQ

Raptors: 4 potential sellers Toronto should keep their eyes on

Raptors: 4 potential sellers Toronto should keep their eyes on

Nick Nurse, Masai Ujiri, and the Toronto Raptors have suddenly entered the “contenders” arena, as their impressive winning run following a dreadful 2-8 start has the front office looking for upgrades around the league. In such a competitive Eastern Conference, Toronto needs to do something to set itself apart from the rest of the contenders. […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Nick Nurse, 5 other Raptors coaches out vs. Rockets due to health and safety protocols

Nick Nurse, 5 other Raptors coaches out vs. Rockets due to health and safety protocols

Nick Nurse and the Toronto Raptors could’ve used tonight’s game against the Houston Rockets as a prime opportunity to refocus after dropping two straight games. With the Rockets sliding down to the bottom of the Western Conference, Nurse could’ve tried to tinker with rotations and figure out a way to get more explosive on offense […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Is Toronto’s smaller lineup sustainable in the postseason?

Raptors: Is Toronto’s smaller lineup sustainable in the postseason?

Nick Nurse needed to do something to shake up the Toronto Raptors after a bit of a bumpy stretch, and he decided to turn the starting lineup completely on its head. Aron Baynes, the disappointing Australian big man who hasn’t done a great job of replacing Marc Gasol, has been banished to the bench. The […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Top Nick Nurse assistant Chris Finch hired by Timberwolves as head coach

Raptors: Top Nick Nurse assistant Chris Finch hired by Timberwolves as head coach

While Nick Nurse, Chris Finch, and the Toronto Raptors have enjoyed a somewhat successful season after a slow start, Ryan Saunders and the Minnesota Timberwolves have been much less fortunate. After picking Anthony Edwards with the top pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, Minnesota appears destined for another high draft pick in 2021. Minnesota currently […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: 3 most disappointing players from first chunk of regular season games

Raptors: 3 most disappointing players from first chunk of regular season games

Masai Ujiri, Nick Nurse, and the Toronto Raptors have done an admirable job of clawing back to relevancy following their awful start to get right back in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt. While the Raptors are playing some exciting basketball of late, this roster is far from perfect. The Raptors have ranked […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Tough slate of games will prove what Toronto is made of

Raptors: Tough slate of games will prove what Toronto is made of

Nick Nurse and the Toronto Raptors are right back in the thick of the playoff hunt in the Eastern Conference, as their 2-8 start is firmly in the past after Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam, and the rest of the much-improved Raptors reeled off eight wins in 14 games. While the results have been encouraging, they […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Why is Pascal Siakam dominating on offense lately?

Raptors: Why is Pascal Siakam dominating on offense lately?

Nick Nurse and the Toronto Raptors had to extinguish a five-alarm fire during their sluggish start to the season. Power forward Pascal Siakam, expected to take a step forward, couldn’t buy a basket for the first chunk of games, as his shooting percentages were down across the board. Luckily for Siakam and the Raptors, the […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ