2 studs and 1 dud from quality Raptors victory against Spurs

2 studs and 1 dud from quality Raptors victory against Spurs

The Toronto Raptors may have lost Yuta Watanabe and Svi Mykhailiuk to the health and safety protocols earlier in the day, but Fred VanVleet, Scottie Barnes, and Gary Trent Jr. still gave this team enough firepower to pick up yet another home victory as 2022 gets kicked off. Toronto was taking on a shorthanded San […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors lose Yuta Watanabe, Svi Mykhailiuk to COVID-19 protocols

Raptors lose Yuta Watanabe, Svi Mykhailiuk to COVID-19 protocols

The Toronto Raptors were buoyed by Yuta Watanabe and Svi Mykhailiuk in the closing stages of 2021, as big names like Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet were placed in the league’s COVID-19 health and safety protocol. The two may be the best perimeter shooters on the Toronto bench. While Mykhailiuk has been up and down, […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Yuta Watanabe’s breakout shows he can be Raptors’ sixth man

Yuta Watanabe’s breakout shows he can be Raptors’ sixth man

Saying that Yuta Watanabe and the Toronto Raptors were shorthanded in their embarrassing loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers would be the understatement of the year. Watanabe, Dalano Banton, and 10-day contract signing DJ Wilson were all forced into the starting lineup. Knowing that winning these games with eight rotation players and two key reserves inactive […]
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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: Yuta Watanabe deserves a proper NBA contract

Raptors: Yuta Watanabe deserves a proper NBA contract

By all rights, Yuta Watanabe shouldn’t have even sniffed the Toronto Raptors rotation at the beginning of the year, as he is currently signed to a two-way contract that allows him to be sent down to Raptors 905, Toronto’s G League affiliate. However, after Nick Nurse got desperate amid a 2-8 slide, Watanabe ended up […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ