Kyle Lowry talks departure from Raptors, legacy in Toronto in interview

Kyle Lowry talks departure from Raptors, legacy in Toronto in interview

For the first time in almost a decade, Kyle Lowry suited up for an NBA team not named the Toronto Raptors, as his reign north of the border came to an end thanks to a sign-and-trade move that sent him to the Miami Heat. Even after he made the move, Toronto remains on his mind. […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Despite promise, Precious Achiuwa could stand to improve

Raptors: Despite promise, Precious Achiuwa could stand to improve

When the Toronto Raptors sent Kyle Lowry away to the Miami Heat in the offseason, they received Goran Dragic and Precious Achiuwa, the latter an undersized, athletic center, in return. While he wasn’t the biggest return piece, many have been hoping that the former first-round pick can convert his physical gifts into on-court production and […]
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Author: Tyler Hedmann / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Pascal Siakam falls, Fred VanVleet rises in Top 100 ranking

Raptors: Pascal Siakam falls, Fred VanVleet rises in Top 100 ranking

With Kyle Lowry now plying his trade for the Miami Heat, the Toronto Raptors will lean on the services of Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet to guide them in what could be a very unusual transition period. Playing in Toronto has helped make this pair one of the more underrated star duos in the game. […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Pascal Siakam must earn the title of “the guy” this season

Raptors: Pascal Siakam must earn the title of “the guy” this season

The Toronto Raptors are not only transitioning out of the Kyle Lowry era, but they may be transitioning into the age of Pascal Siakam. Their leading scorer from last year is tied to Toronto thanks to a hefty max contract that will pay him nine figures in the next few years, as the Raptors will […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: 3 players under the most pressure in 2021-22

Toronto Raptors: 3 players under the most pressure in 2021-22

The Toronto Raptors closed the book on the Kyle Lowry era, ushering in a new, exciting age led by Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, and Pascal Siakam. The Raptors are leaning on a new batch of stars that could fit Masai Ujiri’s plan for a team built on defense, versatility, and hustle. The 2021-22 season, which […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry thanks Toronto, reveals goals with Miami

Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry thanks Toronto, reveals goals with Miami

Toronto Raptors legend Kyle Lowry made the difficult decision to leave the franchise that helped make him a star, departing Canada after nine seasons in order to team up with close friend Jimmy Butler and help the Miami Heat contend for what could be his second championship ring. On paper, Lowry’s move makes a ton […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Projecting a successful 2021-22 stat line for Fred VanVleet

Raptors: Projecting a successful 2021-22 stat line for Fred VanVleet

The Toronto Raptors may have had to say goodbye to Kyle Lowry after nine seasons, but they aren’t exactly deficient at the point guard position as a result of this move, as Fred VanVleet appears to be more than ready to take over the scoring load following No. 7’s departure. VanVleet averaged 19.6 points and […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Buzz suggests Pascal Siakam wants to stay in Toronto

Raptors: Buzz suggests Pascal Siakam wants to stay in Toronto

After the departure of Kyle Lowry and the selection of Scottie Barnes, some basketball talking heads declared the 2021-22 season prematurely over for the Toronto Raptors. With Toronto retooling rather than gunning for a championship, rumors of a Pascal Siakam trade have continued to sprout up. The selection of Barnes prompted some to believe that […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Dwane Casey discusses Kyle Lowry’s legacy

Toronto Raptors: Dwane Casey discusses Kyle Lowry’s legacy

A good chunk of the memories that Kyle Lowry was able to create during his time with the Toronto Raptors came under the watchful eye of head coach Dwane Casey, who led the franchise to a period of consistency that they simply were not used to during their first few years of existence. While the […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Goran Dragic’s comments on Toronto must lead to a trade

Raptors: Goran Dragic’s comments on Toronto must lead to a trade

The Toronto Raptors flipped Kyle Lowry to the Miami Heat in exchange for a package headlined by Precious Achiuwa and Goran Dragic. While these two certainly won’t be able to replace Lowry, there was some optimism that the Nigerian youngster and Slovenian veteran could help contribute to a winning culture. Dragic didn’t seem like a […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ