Toronto Raptors: Fred VanVleet can’t be the long-term option at point guard

Toronto Raptors: Fred VanVleet can’t be the long-term option at point guard

The Toronto Raptors have had a very up-and-down season thus far. One player in particular who’s struggled to find consistency this season is Fred VanVleet. Fresh off signing a four-year, $85M contract, he is currently averaging 19.4 points per game this season. Although the stat line looks good, he is currently shooting 39% from the […]
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Author: Matthew Chiu / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry mentoring Malachi Flynn is a great sign of things to come

Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry mentoring Malachi Flynn is a great sign of things to come

The Toronto Raptors continued their up-and-down season with a loss to the New York Knicks on Sunday night. Critical errors down the stretch, including the Pascal Siakam double-dribble, proved the difference-maker. However, if there is one positive thing that Raptors fans can take away from the game it is that Kyle Lowry was seen coaching […]
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Author: Alaa Alarashi / Raptors HQ

Raptors: 5 best individual games so far in the 2020-21 season

Raptors: 5 best individual games so far in the 2020-21 season

Despite an up-and-down first few months, the Toronto Raptors have had no shortage of standout individual performances this season. Throughout Masai Ujiri’s tenure, Toronto has assembled deep rosters with multiple players capable of going off on any night, and the lack of a traditional superstar on this year’s team means that there is plenty of […]
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Author: Kyle Oliveira / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors Panic Meter: Gasol’s struggles through 11 games

Marc Gasol has had an up-and-down start to the season. Should the Toronto Raptors start to panic? It is panic time for the Toronto Raptors.  The Toronto Raptors are 7-2 nine games into the current season.  While the team is not struggling as a whole, their starting center, Marc Gasol is.  The question, then, is […]
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Author: Jason Mills / Raptors HQ

Toronto Temperature: Big decisions lie ahead for Nick Nurse in Game 3

The Raptors had an up-and-down week, splitting a pair of games with Philadelphia at home. Kawhi Leonard was great, but the bench left something to be desired. Let’s take the Temperature. Not much is hot for the Raptors following Game 2. They had a fantastic Game 1, with efficient nights from Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam, but Game 2 highlighted problems that have been creeping up. Can the Raptors afford to have only one starter on the floor? Should Marc Gasol be matching up with Joel Embiid? Will Nick Nurse use a tenth man?
There are more questions than answers this week, which makes it a perfect time to take a Toronto Temperature. But first, I must apologize in advance for Kawhi Leonard making the cut twice in “Who’s Hot” this week. He was both a fun guy and a good basketball player. It’s hard to let that go.
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Kawhi Leonard, Straight Line Drives

Looking back at clips from Game 1, you can see Leonard’s superior driving ability. On a few plays, when you freeze the clip, you think, well, he can’t get the rim, Jimmy Butler is right in front of him. They’ll probably …

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Author: Ben_Scott / Raptors HQ