Raptors-Bulls postponed due to COVID-19 contact tracing

Raptors-Bulls postponed due to COVID-19 contact tracing

The Toronto Raptors were scheduled to take on Zach LaVine and the Chicago Bulls tonight in what should’ve been a matchup of Eastern Conference playoff contenders. Unfortunately, the pandemic decided to interfere with this game. Toronto already expected to come in short-handed, as power forward Pascal Siakam, head coach Nick Nurse, and five other members […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: This 3-team trade with Detroit and Orlando gets Toronto a point guard and center

Raptors: This 3-team trade with Detroit and Orlando gets Toronto a point guard and center

The Toronto Raptors might’ve had some success with their new small lineup as they try to cement themselves as contenders in the Eastern Conference, but that shouldn’t necessarily preclude them from making some moves in order to become a contender. While the Raptors have been liked to Cleveland Cavaliers big man Andre Drummond incessantly over […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: 3 players who need to step up with Pascal Siakam out

Raptors: 3 players who need to step up with Pascal Siakam out

The Toronto Raptors have been overcoming long odds all season long, and the latest news surrounding star big man Pascal Siakam has only made proceedings in a crowded Eastern Conference even more difficult. Siakam, in addition to head coach Nick Nurse and five Raptors assistants, missed Toronto’s win against the Houston Rockets last night. While […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors are having success against the East’s elite teams

Raptors are having success against the East’s elite teams

The Toronto Raptors have had to deal with some profoundly uncomfortable circumstances during this 2020-21 season, though it has done little to slow down one of the most consistent winners in the league over the last few years. Despite trade speculation surrounding Kyle Lowry, Nick Nurse and five coaches missing time due to the league’s […]
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Author: Adam Levi / 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

Raptors defeat uneven Rockets without Nick Nurse or Pascal Siakam

Raptors defeat uneven Rockets without Nick Nurse or Pascal Siakam

Kyle Lowry, Norman Powell, and the Toronto Raptors were two steps away from disaster before what should’ve been an easy win on the schedule against a sliding Houston Rockets team officially tipped. Not only was head coach Nick Nurse not available, but neither was star big man Pascal Siakam. Nurse and five of Toronto’s assistant coaches […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: How many wins would Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka have added to this team?

Raptors: How many wins would Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka have added to this team?

After starting out 2-8, the Toronto Raptors’ rise back to contention despite losing Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka in free agency is nothing short of remarkable. However, one of the main talking points this season has been Masai Ujiri’s inability to replace the pair after they signed with the Lakers and Clippers, respectively. Alex Len […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

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

Raptors-Bulls postponed due to COVID-19 contact tracing

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: How does Toronto’s bench stack up to other playoff teams?

Raptors: How does Toronto’s bench stack up to other playoff teams?

Last August, the Toronto Raptors completed their first playoff series sweep in franchise history – and achieved a bit of NBA history along the way. To close out the four-game first-round set against the Brooklyn Nets (who won’t be such an easy out this postseason), the Raps got an NBA-record 100 points from their bench […]
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Author: Ben Fisher / Raptors HQ

Raptors: 3 Kyle Lowry trades that send him to the Heat, Clippers, and 76ers

Raptors: 3 Kyle Lowry trades that send him to the Heat, Clippers, and 76ers

Masai Ujiri and the Toronto Raptors can’t seem to squash the Kyle Lowry trade rumors, as the Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that the Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat, and Los Angeles Clippers are all interested in acquiring the veteran floor general, with the 76ers in particular high on Lowry’s list of potential destinations.  Lowry is averaging […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ