Raptors: 3 teams who may trade for Khem Birch, Svi Mykhailiuk

Raptors: 3 teams who may trade for Khem Birch, Svi Mykhailiuk

If the Toronto Raptors end up deciding not to go after Kevin Durant, it stands to reason that most of the offseason heavy lifting has already been accomplished. If Masai Ujiri wants to make one more addition, trading Khem Birch and Svi Mykhailiuk will free up a roster spot in a 2-for-1 deal. It can […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

2 pleasant surprises from Raptors initial Summer League roster

2 pleasant surprises from Raptors initial Summer League roster

The Toronto Raptors will play their first organized basketball in months when the Las Vegas Summer League properly kicks off. After drafting Christian Koloko and acing the undrafted free agent market, the Raptors are ready to unleash a new crop of young players on the league. The roster has some question marks on it (Why […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

News: Maple Leafs release 2022-23 pre-season schedule

Although the Toronto Maple Leafs’ season has been over for quite some time and with the NHL playoffs coming to an end recently, it doesn’t mean that there can’t be some news that drops. The Maple Leafs – along with numerous other NHL teams – have released their 2022-23 pre-season schedule.
Despite the Maple Leafs being one of the teams releasing theirs a little late compared to other teams, especially compared to some teams in their own division, we already knew what their schedule would kind of look like given some of the other Atlantic Divison team’s schedules.
But without further ado, let’s look at the Toronto Maple Leafs’ official 2022-23 pre-season schedule.
 

Preseason schedule drop
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) July 5, 2022

So by just looking at the tweet that was released by the Maple Leafs’ Twitter account, it looks like Toronto will be going back to the pre-pandemic ways by playing pre-season games against opponents like the Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, and the Detroit Red Wings.
Toronto will play seven total pre-season games between September 24, 2022, and October 8, 2022, including a double header on the 24th of September at Scotiabank Arena against Ottawa and a trip to Belleville to play the Senators on the 30th of September.
With those seven games on the pre-season schedule, Toronto will play Ottawa three times and will play Montreal and Detroit a total of two times each before their last game on October 8th.
According to the release by the Maple Leafs, their two games against Ottawa at Scotiabank Arena will be played at 2:00 pm ET and 7:00 pm ET with every other game scheduled for 7:00 pm ET as well. However, their game on October 7th in Detriot has been scheduled for 7:30 pm E …

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Author: Joseph Zita / The Leafs Nation

Pursuing Cubs’ relievers could significantly transform Blue Jays’ bullpen

The Toronto Blue Jays can’t win the World Series at the trade deadline, however, if the correct moves are made, they could position themselves for a deep playoff run in October. So, what moves need to happen?

Well, there are some obvious flaws with Toronto’s roster. Offensively, they probably need to acquire a proven left-handed hitter to make their lineup a little more balanced. But that’s not the main weakness of this group. Everyone knows they can score boatloads of runs even with a right-handed-heavy offence.
Pitching is where this team must improve the most, especially in the bullpen. There’s only one problem with that, though, so too does almost every other contending team. Quality relievers are always in high demand during this time of the year. And with the expanded playoff format, there won’t be as many sellers at this year’s trade deadline and in future ones, too.
Having said that, there are a handful of franchises who’ve already been virtually eliminated from post-season contention, particularly those near the bottom of the standings in the National League. As for which ones stand out the most in terms of pitching depth, the Chicago Cubs could serve as an intriguing tra …

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Author: Thomas Hall / Blue Jays Nation

Chris Boucher FaceTiming mom after signing Raptors deal is great

Chris Boucher FaceTiming mom after signing Raptors deal is great

The Toronto Raptors were very busy in the first few hours of free agency. Even before they made sure Thad Young returned to Canada for the 2022-23 season, the Raptors agreed to a deal with Chris Boucher. This deal is a culmination of one of the most unlikely success stories in the league. After dropping out […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: The case for and against trading for Kevin Durant

Toronto Raptors: The case for and against trading for Kevin Durant

The Toronto Raptors trading beloved star DeMar DeRozan for Kawhi Leonard in the 2018 offseason signaled that this is a franchise that doesn’t shy away from making blockbuster deals. With Kevin Durant expressing his desire to be traded, it appears that Masai Ujiri can add yet another league-altering trade to his resume. The KD era […]
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Author: Matthew Chiu / Raptors HQ

Raptors missing Kyle Anderson was only early free agent failure

Raptors missing Kyle Anderson was only early free agent failure

The Toronto Raptors were in a position to be a bit aggressive in free agency, and Masai Ujiri leaned into his philosophy that emphasizes versatility and defense by retaining Chris Boucher and Thad Young. However, an inability to strike fast in quick succession after these deals prevented Kyle Anderson from coming to Toronto. After getting his start in San […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Otto Porter Jr. contract details with Toronto Raptors revealed

Otto Porter Jr. contract details with Toronto Raptors revealed

The Toronto Raptors have been hot after Kevin Durant over the last few days with such vigor to the point that their early free agency exploits have been pushed to the backburner. After signing Chris Boucher and Thad Young, Masai Ujiri was able to lure Otto Porter Jr. up north. Porter, who used to be […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: 3 backup trade targets if Toronto can’t get Kevin Durant

Raptors: 3 backup trade targets if Toronto can’t get Kevin Durant

The Toronto Raptors have been right in the thick of the Kevin Durant trade sweepstakes over the last few days, as many are postulating that Masai Ujiri could part with several starters and years of draft picks to acquire one of the best players this game has ever seen. While that sounds like a no-brainer […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Should Raptors be interested in Kenyon Martin Jr. trade?

Should Raptors be interested in Kenyon Martin Jr. trade?

The Toronto Raptors could pursue some sort of low-stakes trade if they want to retain OG Anunoby and develop another switchable backup. With more trade rumors continuing to surround the Houston Rockets, going after Kneyon Martin Jr. should be something Toronto does their homework on. Despite the fact that the son of the former Nets […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ