Who is Gabe Brown? Meet the Raptors’ newest Exhibit 10 signing

Who is Gabe Brown? Meet the Raptors’ newest Exhibit 10 signing

The Toronto Raptors needed to make one more training camp addition after the waiving of guard Armoni Brooks. In traditional Raptors fashion, Masai Ujiri decided to fill that vacated spot with a 6-8 forward that can defend multiple positions with ease in Gabe Brown. Brown signed an Exhibit 10 deal with the Raptors, meaning that […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Latest Kevin Durant trade update is bad news for Raptors’ odds

Latest Kevin Durant trade update is bad news for Raptors’ odds

As more suitors continue to flake away in the Kevin Durant trade sweepstakes, the Toronto Raptors remain firmly in the mix. Even though they are unwilling to part ways with Scottie Barnes in a move, the Raptors clearly have some degree of interest in bringing Durant to town. Raptors fans dreaming of a future centered […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors PG Malachi Flynn scoring 73 in pro-am is encouraging

Raptors PG Malachi Flynn scoring 73 in pro-am is encouraging

The Toronto Raptors appeared more willing to give Dalano Banton and Armoni Brooks time as Fred VanVleet’s primary backup than former first-round draft choice Malachi Flynn. That’s quite a fall from grace for someone who was brought into the NBA with a fair degree of hype. Flynn went from winning Eastern Conference Rookie of the […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

The Big Man and the bats spark Jays rebound W

Ah yes, that’s more like it.
A day after a very disappointing loss to the Royals, the Blue Jays bounced back in a big way with a 8-1 win over Kansas City.
The Jays took control of this one early, as 3-run home runs from Teoscar Hernandez and Matt Chapman in the 4th and 5th inning respectively put Toronto in cruise control early. Hernandez has been one of Toronto’s hottest bats lately. Since returning from out west, Hernandez is 7-for-16 with 3 HR, 2 2B, and 9 RBI. It’d be really good to see him fully return to his 2020-2021 form.
Sure, the home runs were glamorous, but it was the amount of competitive at-bats that the Jays had that stood out to me. Toronto made Royals starting pitcher Zack Greinke work to get through 4 innings on 83 pitches. For context, Angel Zerpa only threw 73 pitches in 5 innings of work last night. On top of that, every Blue Jays hitter to record an at-bat got a hit.
Today was also another successful Alek Manoah Day, for those who observe. The Big Man held the Royals in check for 7 innings, only giving up a single run. Manoah’s put-away pitch tonight was his sharp slider; five of his six st …

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Author: Evan Stack / Blue Jays Nation

Day two of free agency and beyond: The Leafs to-do list

One day down, and who knows how many more to go until we find ourselves very much in the dog days of summer where nothing seems to happen. The Leafs were pretty active for the first day of free agency. They added three completely new players (Samsonov, Aube-Kubel, Gaudette), brought back one of their own from Europe (Malgin), and made an AHL signing (Logan Shaw). That’s a fair bit of work for one day, but they were also far from the busiest and are likely far from down.
The Leafs are going into day two with several bubble players on forward, but still a couple of potential needs. They should very much be considered a cheap top-six forward option if they can find one and while Gaudette, Malgin, and Aube-Kubel are all capable of lining up as the 4C, finding a proven center for that role would be a plus.
On the blueline, Dubas spelled it out yesterday by saying they could still use a depth piece, possibly a physical right side option. Right now that seems very much like the role being occupied by Justin Holl, so take that as a sign that he is long for the Leafs wor …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation