Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry’s No. 7 should be first jersey Raptors’ retire

Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry’s No. 7 should be first jersey Raptors’ retire

Kyle Lowry has almost assuredly come to the end of his tenure with the Toronto Raptors. He has sold his home in Toronto, his contract expires at the end of this season, and Toronto management appears poised to reshape the roster in the summer of 2021. Sunday is the final game of the Raptors’ season, […]
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Author: Jason Mills / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: 3 dark horse suitors in a Kyle Lowry sign-and-trade

Toronto Raptors: 3 dark horse suitors in a Kyle Lowry sign-and-trade

When Masai Ujiri didn’t deal Kyle Lowry at the NBA Trade Deadline, there were certainly a few eyebrows raised. The Toronto Raptors were slumping hard and were on the outside looking in from a playoff perspective. Ujiri stood his ground though and wasn’t willing to accept anything less than what he thought was equal value for […]
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Author: Jack Long / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry embarrassed Talen Horton-Tucker after failed trade

Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry embarrassed Talen Horton-Tucker after failed trade

When the Kyle Lowry trade rumors were hovering over the Toronto Raptors, Rob Pelinka and the Los Angeles Lakers seemed like a natural landing spot. Not only could they add another star to compete alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis, but they had players like Dennis Schroder and Talen Horton-Tucker to send to the Raptors […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Jimmy Butler hints that Kyle Lowry might come to Miami

Toronto Raptors: Jimmy Butler hints that Kyle Lowry might come to Miami

Toronto Raptors legend Kyle Lowry was the subject of many trade rumors right before the deadline. Right up until the clock struck midnight on Deadline Day, there was anticipation that the six-time All-Star would be moved, and there were plenty of suitors lined up. The teams that were narrowed down until the last moments were […]
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Author: Alaa Alarashi / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: OG Anunoby deserves to be on the All-Defensive team

Toronto Raptors: OG Anunoby deserves to be on the All-Defensive team

As Kyle Lowry, OG Anunoby, and the Toronto Raptors watch their cursed season begin to wind down, the awards talk and All-NBA team predictions we always love debating will start to change from fantasy to analysis. MVP candidates get crossed off the list, Rookies of the Year battle it out over their last few games, […]
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Author: Avishai Sol / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Should Kyle Lowry or Fred VanVleet move to the bench?

Toronto Raptors: Should Kyle Lowry or Fred VanVleet move to the bench?

The Toronto Raptors welcomed Kyle Lowry back to the lineup after he missed some time due to a foot infection. With 16.7 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 7.2 assists per game, Lowry is providing more of the consistent production that Fred VanVleet and the Raptors need as they try to pull off an improbable run to […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Gary Trent Jr. trade looks even better after Blazers slide

Toronto Raptors: Gary Trent Jr. trade looks even better after Blazers slide

Even without trading Kyle Lowry at the 2021 NBA Trade Deadline, the Toronto Raptors made one of the more impactful deals of the evening, swapping out potential 2021 free agent Norman Powell for the younger, cheaper Gary Trent Jr. and a throw-in reclamation project in Rodney Hood. The Portland Trail Blazers made this deal with […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry to be awarded honorary degree

Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry to be awarded honorary degree

Toronto Raptors legend Kyle Lowry has been adorned with many titles over the last few years, including All-Star, potential Hall of Fame player, and NBA champion. In the future, he might need to add “Dr. Kyle Lowry” to that always-growing list. Lowry is in the middle of what many are assuming will be his final […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Why this was the Leafs best trade deadline in a long, long time

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Kyle Dubas made a few moves in the last 24 hours. They acquired Nick Foligno, David Rittich, and today, Ben Hutton. All in all — a solid trade deadline.
But why was this one of their best deadlines in the past? In my latest video, I try to explain that, plus, my thoughts on the Leafs trade deadline as a whole. I hope you enjoy it!

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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation

Leafs likely aren’t done making moves ahead of the trade deadline

Kyle Dubas was busy on Sunday, making a pair of significant additions to the Leafs’ roster with the clock ticking down towards the trade deadline.
The biggest acquisition was that of Nick Foligno from Columbus in a three-team deal that saw the Leafs ship out their 2021 first and fourth-round picks to the Blue Jackets, and their 2022 fourth-round pick to the San Jose Sharks. Columbus retained 50% of Foligno’s remaining salary and the Sharks retained an additional 25% while also sending depth forward Stefan Noesen back to the Leafs.
Foligno checks a lot of boxes in terms of what the Leafs were looking to add. He can slide up and down the lineup while having the versatility to play wing or center if needed, he plays with an edge, is a strong defensive presence, and brings a bit more of that good old fashioned veteran leadership.
It wasn’t exactly a bargain but adding a player like Foligno to this lineup for a fraction of his salary, in exchange for what should be a late first-round draft pick, is a solid move.
Dubas wasn’t done there, however, as it was announced shortly before midnight that the Leafs had also acquired goaltender …

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Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation