Toronto Raptors have done due diligence on several Top 10 prospects

Toronto Raptors have done due diligence on several Top 10 prospects

The Toronto Raptors started preparing for the 2021 NBA Draft as if they would only end up picking seventh overall, giving them a chance to land one of the better second-tier prospects in this draft. Names like Florida State’s Scottie Barnes and Tennessee’s Keon Johnson were all identified as potential targets in that range. However, […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Can the Toronto Raptors Succeed Without Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol?

Can the Toronto Raptors Succeed Without Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol?

The Toronto Raptors are preparing for a reality without their title-winning centers. Can they succeed this season without Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol? Serge Ibaka broke the hearts of Toronto Raptors fans when it was announced that he was headed to the Los Angeles Clippers to join his pal, Kawhi Leonard. There was great hope […]
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Author: Jeff Borsuk / Raptors HQ

Mitch Marner wants the world and a $15-million qualifying offer

The pressure is on. Teams are starting to get together and preparing for the 82 games that are ahead of them in less than a month, but some prime young stars are still on the sidelines as restricted free agents. Apparently, some of them don’t want to accept a historic long-term deal for their hometown team.

What’s holding up the Marner and Boeser deals? Should the NHL shrink their exhibition schedule? @FriedgeHNIC talks all that and so much more in the season premiere of 31 Thoughts.
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In Elliotte Friedman’s latest 31 Thoughts — where all the juicy details and some new information is always expected — he provided a wealth of detail in how the negotiations between the Leafs and Mitch Marner are currently going.
It is impossible to write or talk about Marner without offending someone, so here is my attempt at a bias-free take: It’s tense and personal. My belief is Toronto is willing to go to an $11-million AAV, but only if he signs for seven years. I’d heard both sides might agree to two years — then let arbitration sort it out — but a few …

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Author: Thomas Williams / The Leafs Nation