Toronto Raptors: Grading Masai Ujiri halfway into in 2020-21 season

Toronto Raptors: Grading Masai Ujiri halfway into in 2020-21 season

The Toronto Raptors are once again in prime position for a deep run in the postseason, as president Masai Ujiri and GM Bobby Webster have done a masterful job of making sure this team stayed together amid some trying circumstances. Not only did Toronto have to deal with the fact that they are playing all […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: 3 reasons why team should trade for DeMar DeRozan

Raptors: 3 reasons why team should trade for DeMar DeRozan

The thought of the Toronto Raptors reuniting with DeMar DeRozan seems unlikely, but there’s three reasons why the team should make it happen. It’s hard to think of a former Raptors player that is more loved than DeRozan. Kawhi Leonard brought a championship to Toronto, but DeRozan built the foundation that made it impossible. Currently making […]
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Author: Stephen Nixon / Raptors HQ

Raptors: How playing in Tampa could help them on the buyout market

Raptors: How playing in Tampa could help them on the buyout market

The Toronto Raptors aren’t typically huge players in the NBA buyout market but now that the team’s stuck in Tampa, it could be different. The Raptors have been a great team for the past seven years, but they struggle to recruit free agents and players who get bought out. The stigma of playing in a different […]
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Author: Stephen Nixon / Raptors HQ

Raptors: What Blake Griffin likely going to the Nets means for Toronto

Raptors: What Blake Griffin likely going to the Nets means for Toronto

The Toronto Raptors will likely look to the buyout market in order to find some studs that could help contribute to their playoff push, and former Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin could’ve helped in that pursuit, albeit in a very rigidly defined role. Griffin, who hasn’t dunked this year, is averaging 12.3 points per game […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

DFO Rundown: The Leafs don’t need to make a splash ahead of the Trade Deadline

We’re nearing the midpoint of the 2021 season and the Toronto Maple Leafs have the most points in the NHL.

After a commanding three-game sweep of the Edmonton Oilers, the Leafs own an 18-5-2 record, sit seven points clear of the Winnipeg Jets for the top spot in the Canadian Division, and are in legitimate contention for the Presidents’ Trophy.
As great as a dominant regular season in, of course, the Leafs’ ultimate goal this season is to go deep into the playoffs, which is something the franchise hasn’t done since before the 2004-05 lockout.
With the Trade Deadline just over one month away, Frank Seravalli and Jason Gregor spoke on the DFO Rundown about whether or not the Leafs should make a big splash to cement themselves as the team to beat come playoff time.
YAREMCHUK: There’s lot of talk that the Leafs could maybe add Mikael Granlund at the trade deadline, but I think they can aim higher than that. I think a name like Taylor Hall makes sense in Toronto. Frank, I’ll start with you. Buying or selling on the Leafs adding a significant top-six winger at the deadline?
SERAVALLI: So just from …

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Author: Cam Lewis / The Leafs Nation

Raptors: Is Fred VanVleet the best undrafted guard ever?

Raptors: Is Fred VanVleet the best undrafted guard ever?

The Toronto Raptors have molded former Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet into one of the best scorers in the game, which is even more incredible than it sounds considering how improbable VanVleet’s rise to stardom has been. The 6-0 guard was undrafted out of college, and Toronto decided to take a flier on him and […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

This Raptors-Bulls trade will bring Thad Young to Toronto

This Raptors-Bulls trade will bring Thad Young to Toronto

The Toronto Raptors have a few holes to fill before the NBA Trade Deadline. Understandably, most of the chatter is surrounded around the Raptors finding a contributing center that can help their rebounding woes. There is also a need for a backup point guard behind Kyle Lowry. A sneaky need for the Raptors right now is […]
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Author: Jack Long / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Toronto needs to raid the Sacramento Kings at the trade deadline

Raptors: Toronto needs to raid the Sacramento Kings at the trade deadline

The Toronto Raptors are starting to slide a bit in the Eastern Conference standings, and Masai Ujiri might need to swing a few trades in order to officially make them contenders. If they want to raid a potential tanking team, they should consider going after some Sacramento Kings players. The Kings, who haven’t made the […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Yuta Watanabe isn’t dwelling on the Anthony Edwards poster dunk

Raptors: Yuta Watanabe isn’t dwelling on the Anthony Edwards poster dunk

While Yuta Watanabe is well-known among Toronto Raptors fans for his hustle on the defensive end, his introduction to the NBA world at large came at his expense, as Minnesota Timberwolves No. 1 pick Anthony Edwards used Watanabe as a pommel horse in what might be the best dunk anyone will see in the 2020-21 […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Will the latest Spurs rumors DeMar DeRozan back to Toronto?

Raptors: Will the latest Spurs rumors DeMar DeRozan back to Toronto?

DeMar DeRozan is one of the greatest players in the history of the Toronto Raptors, as the former lottery pick out of USC became a four-time All-Star in his nine-season run north of the border. He has spent the last three seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, as he was moved in order to get […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ