3 Raptors-Spurs trades that get Jakob Poeltl back to Toronto

3 Raptors-Spurs trades that get Jakob Poeltl back to Toronto

The Toronto Raptors rumors over the last few days have centered (no pun intended) on San Antonio Spurs rim protector Jakob Poeltl. After Masai Ujiri burned a lottery pick on him and used the talented Austrian to land Kawhi Leonard, rumors of a reunion have sprouted up. Marc Stein mentioned in his latest column that […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors rumors: Toronto considering reunion with Jakob Poeltl

Raptors rumors: Toronto considering reunion with Jakob Poeltl

The Toronto Raptors rumors are flying all over the place now that the trade deadline is drawing closer, as some of the hypothetical trades that have been thrown out there have ranged from the realistic to the absurd. However, one center trade target that makes a ton of sense from a fit point of view […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors rumors: Trading Goran Dragic proving very difficult

Raptors rumors: Trading Goran Dragic proving very difficult

Most of the Toronto Raptors rumors that have sprouted up in recent months have been centered around veteran point guard Goran Dragic. With Toronto not fitting his desire to compete for a championship, the Raptors have been trying to deal him in exchange for some assets for the future. Even though Dragic is 35 years […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors rumors: Goran Dragic still eyeing trade to Dallas

Raptors rumors: Goran Dragic still eyeing trade to Dallas

Most of the Toronto Raptors rumors that have sprouted up in recent weeks have been centered around veteran point guard Goran Dragic. Exiled from the rotation and now away from the team due to a personal matter, it appears as though Dragic’s time in Canada will be coming to an end before the trade deadline. […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Rumour Nest: Marcus Stroman said he would be open to a Blue Jays reunion

Rumours, yes rumours, not rumors. I am Canadian. What is a rumour though? Rumour was an album released in 1977, over two decades before I was born. It is by far the best album Fleetwood Mac released, in fact, it is one of the best albums, period.  Rumours could also be the source of drama when you were in high school. 

However, this is a Blue Jays blog site and neither of those rumours have anything to do with the beloved Blue Birds. This begs the question, why the heck am I writing about rumours.
Well, dear reader, since the Blue Jays season is done, I’ll be doing a new series about rumours surrounding potential trades/signings related to the Blue Jays.
Firstly, we’ll cover a rumour about a former Blue Jays, Marcus Stroman.

I’m definitely open to a reunion.
— Marcus Stroman (@STR0) October 3, 2021

I think before we start, regardless of how you feel about Stroman as a player, it’s important to call out racism as you see it. He has received quite a lot of it throughout his career which is 100% unacceptable.
With all that being said, we’ll start with Marcus Stroman as the rumour …

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Author: Brennan Delaney / Blue Jays Nation

Raptors rumors: Warriors, Kings, Clippers eyeing Pascal Siakam

Raptors rumors: Warriors, Kings, Clippers eyeing Pascal Siakam

The latest batches of Toronto Raptors rumors always seem to be related to star power forward Pascal Siakam. After the selection of Scottie Barnes in the NBA Draft and the departure of Kyle Lowry, those on the outside looking in seem to think that the Raptors are destined for a rebuild. Siakam is not just […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors rumors: Heat sign-and-trade offer for Kyle Lowry revealed

Raptors rumors: Heat sign-and-trade offer for Kyle Lowry revealed

The latest Toronto Raptors rumors have all centered around Kyle Lowry, as the Raptors’ directive to get younger and his own pursuit of a deal that will compensate him well for the next few years has hastened his departure from Canada. Due to his connection with Jimmy Butler, the Miami Heat have long been viewed […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: What Scottie Barnes means for the offseason and beyond

Raptors: What Scottie Barnes means for the offseason and beyond

We were hearing the Scottie Barnes rumors for weeks now with a somewhat healthy degree of skepticism, but the Toronto Raptors actually pulled the trigger on the Florida State product over Jalen Suggs with the No. 4 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. The mock boards all agreed that Suggs was the pick at 4, […]
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Author: Avishai Sol / Raptors HQ

Report: Leafs signing winger Nick Ritchie to a two-year deal

Rumors have been swirling around the Leafs and Nick Ritchie since before free agency even opened and it appears there was some traction there. On Saturday morning, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reported that the Leafs have come to terms with Ritchie on a two-year contract that will carry an AAV of $2.5 million.

Hearing Nick Ritchie to TOR. Sounds like 2x$2.5M
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 31, 2021

Ritchie, 25, was drafted 10th overall by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2014 NHL Draft and played 287 regular season games for the organization across five seasons before being traded to the Boston Bruins in February of 2020. He played all 56 games for Boston in the abbreviated 2020-21 season, recording a career-high 15 goals while adding 11 assists.

The big-bodied winger will add some secondary scoring to Toronto’s forward group, as well as a physical edge. His 102 hits in 2020-21 would have led the Leafs forward group by a mile as the departed Zach Hyman led last year with just 69 hits. Ritchie isn’t shy about dropping the gloves either, having already done so nine times in his young career, including three bouts last season.

Nick Ritchie and Garnet Hathaway drop the gloves. pic.twitter.com/VgfO2N4H93
— Conor …

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Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation

Raptors rumors: Toronto says no to crazy Ben Simmons offer from 76ers

Raptors rumors: Toronto says no to crazy Ben Simmons offer from 76ers

Toronto Raptors rumors season is in full swing, and the possibility of making an earth-shaking trade for a player like Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Ben Simmons remains very much in the realm of possibility, even if Daryl Morey is holding out for an insane offer. The latest reports seem to suggest that Philly wants an All-Star […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ