Toronto Raptors draft: 4 Pac-12 prospects that Toronto could pick in the 2021 NBA Draft

Toronto Raptors draft: 4 Pac-12 prospects that Toronto could pick in the 2021 NBA Draft

The Toronto Raptors draft plans for 2021 could go in several different directions depending on how this wacky season finishes up. With the lottery looking more likely with each passing game, the Raptors could be in the market for a potential franchise-changer if they get one of the top picks. Adding some Pac-12 draft prospects […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Fred VanVleet proved to be an amazing leader for Nick Nurse on the bench

Toronto Raptors: Fred VanVleet proved to be an amazing leader for Nick Nurse on the bench

The Toronto Raptors could have just laid down and died against the Washington Wizards, as Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet were out for the 11th-place club, but they ended up taking down Russell Westbrook’s squad thanks to a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by new addition Gary Trent Jr. in easily one of the high points of this […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Staturday Weekly Column #13: Just how good is Jack Campbell?

If a meme could say it all, I would leave at just a meme. But it’s true: Jack Campbell is SO hot right now. He has won all 8 of his starts so far this season and is making a pretty air-tight case that he’s the best choice for starting goaltender that the Maple Leafs have this season.

(Just realizing now that that’s Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale in the background lol)
But, since this is Staturday, we’re going to delve into Jack Campbell a bit, both to see just how good he’s been, and to familiarize ourselves with some fancy goalie stats that you may not have come across before.
Campbell began his NHL career with the Dallas Stars, but made himself known as a member of the LA Kings. When Jonathan Quick was suffering from injury issues and general poor play in the 2018-19 season, it was a duo of Jack Campbell and Cal Peterson who stepped up to fill the void. They each posted higher than 92% save percentages that year, and 8 years after he was drafted, Campbell finally looked like he was ready to play regular minutes in the NHL.
Before that, he …

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Author: Ryan Hobart / The Leafs Nation

Toronto Raptors: 3 changes the Raptors need to make 2021

Toronto Raptors: 3 changes the Raptors need to make 2021

It could be argued the Toronto Raptors are the best team in the East over the last decade, as they have secured 448 wins in the last 10 seasons, including their 17 this year. It’s a regular-season record amassed on the strength of continuity in philosophy about playing the game and acquiring, securing, and developing […]
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Author: Jason Mills / Raptors HQ

Raptors Star of the Week: Interim head coach Sergio Scariolo

Raptors Star of the Week: Interim head coach Sergio Scariolo

It could be his years of experience, it could be his cooling calm, it could be his slick grey hair and bushy eyebrows, but when Sergio Scariolo took the head coaching reigns on Friday night, Toronto Raptors fans breathed a communal sigh of relief. With Nick Nurse and five other coaches out due to the health and […]
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Author: Avishai Sol / Raptors HQ

Raptors rumors: Should Norman Powell get moved at the Trade Deadline?

The Toronto Raptors could go in several different directions before the trade deadline on March 25, but they lack a ton of pieces that could be moved in hypothetical trades due to how much money Pascal Siakam and Kyle Lowry are owed. One of the Raptors besides those two that could potentially be on the […]
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Author: Pirasanth Gunasekaram / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: 3 issues impacting Raptors’ success in 2021

Toronto Raptors: 3 issues impacting Raptors’ success in 2021

Several reasons could explain why the Toronto Raptors are mediocre to this point of the season. They lost last night to the Milwaukee Bucks, who are third in the Eastern Conference, 115-108. The Raptors need to leapfrog the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, and Orlando Magic in the standings to be considered a playoff team, […]
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Author: Jason Mills / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Toronto needs a ball handler, not a center

Raptors: Toronto needs a ball handler, not a center

Could another ball handler be the real need for the Toronto Raptors? The Toronto Raptors are significantly improved from the team that started the season by losing six of their first seven games, but it’s hard to ignore the sense that they still need one more piece to get them where they need to be. […]
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Author: Ben Fisher / Raptors HQ

Raptors: 3 matchups that will decide winner of two-game series vs Hornets

Raptors: 3 matchups that will decide winner of two-game series vs Hornets

The Raptors could turn their season around in two straight games against the Hornets. The Toronto Raptors appeared to turn over a new leaf on their West Coast road trip, but a few unlucky bounces of the ball against the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers turned a potential three-game winning streak into a […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Should Toronto trade for Kings big man Marvin Bagley III?

Raptors: Should Toronto trade for Kings big man Marvin Bagley III?

Could Marvin Bagley III be on his way to the Raptors in the future? While the Sacramento Kings expected former Duke star Marvin Bagley to serve as a franchise cornerstone, the two parties appear headed for a divorce, due in part to both his inconsistent play on the court and his family making noise off […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ