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Raptors are back to work

With the NBA back in session, and this season’s 66 game schedule announced, players & team officials alike are getting back to work in anticipation of being able to officially practice and have team meetings to get ready for a condensed 2011-2012 season that will prove to be quite the physical & mental grind. Akil […]

Are You Nash Enough?

Canadian basketball & Steve Nash fans: Are you looking for ways to fill the void that the NBA is currently leaving? Well, we have something to help you forget about the lockout blues, at least for a ‘minute’! The fine people at vitaminwater Canada have set up a contest where you submit a minute long […]

Valanciunas is the perfect pick

When Chris Bosh left town last summer, it was clear that the season would be a serious struggle. And struggle the Raptors did, all the way to the third worst record in the Association. However the ping pong balls did not fall how everyone wished, and Canada’s team was left with the fifth overall pick […]

Raptors need Bismack Biyombo

Much to the dismay of Raptors fans, the Draft Lottery did not go as planned, and they ended up with the fifth overall selection. In the final month of the season, a few Raptors fans, myself included, were cheering against the team and in favour the the T-Wolves, Cavaliers, Kings and the rest of the […]

The Long Road Ahead

The Raptors wrapped up a disappointing season last night as they fell to the Miami Heat sans the Big Three. They ended the season with a 22-60 record, and it was about as ugly as you can imagine in their first season since Bosh headed to South Beach. But amidst the losing record and the […]

Better off without Bargnani

The Colangelo regime and the Bargnani era go hand in hand. BC and Gheradini made Andrea the first overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft, and he has blossomed into a rather impressive spot up offensive shooter, but his overall game ends up bringing the rest of the team down. His rebounding troubles have been […]

Mid-season thoughts with ProjectSpurs.com

Before the NBA All-Star break we caught up with fellow NBA blogger & Bloguin member Michael De Leon, who is a co-founder of the San Antonio Spurs’ blog Project Spurs, to get his thoughts on impressive season of the league leading San Antonio Spurs, their thoughts on the Toronto Raptors and other NBA topics including […]

DeMar reaffirms his creativity and dunking flair

Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan had the honour of kicking off the marquee event of NBA All-Star Saturday Night, the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. He got things started with the first of two tremendous 1st round dunks, called the “Eastbay Funk Dunk Remix”. The judges awarded him a 44, which in my opinion (and many others), […]

The Re-Match: Toronto Raptors vs. San Antonio Spurs Gameday Q&A with Project Spurs

Jeff Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com has collaborated with us once again for a pre-game Q&A before the NBA’s 1st place San Antonio Spurs face the Toronto Raptors, for the 2nd and final time this season, tonight in Toronto: http://www.projectspurs.com/2011-articles/february/san-antonio-spurs-vs-toronto-raptors-gameday-qaa.html Once again, feel free to let me know if you agree or disagree with my responses to […]

Unlucky 13: Raptors lose 13th straight

(Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young) Well, I can honestly say I did not expect to see this happen this season. Yes, the franchise player took his talents to a warmer climate but with the moves the Raptors made in the offseason and during the draft I still figured the Raptors could put together a 30+ […]

Help Payal go and see the Raptors vs. Nets in London, England!

Our friend and Hoop Heads North contributor, Payal Doshi, has a chance to travel to London, England to see the Toronto Raptors face the New Jersey Nets for both games in March! How can we help, you ask? It’s as simple as this: 1) Visit this link: http://www.nba.com/raptors/lgfanbassador 2) Click on the video for ‘Payal D’ […]

DeMar’s Team

The NBA is all about small sample sizes. With 82 games a year, and 48 minutes a night, a player can be ice cold one week, and red hot the next.  This past week has been all about DeMar DeRozan. The super-sophomore put up 37 and 27 in back-to-back games against Houston and Boston. While […]

Raptors look to bring in the new year with a win over the C’s

After a tough 114-105 road loss to the Houston Rockets on Friday due to a lethargic 2nd quarter where the Raptors were outscored 42-21 in that span, the Toronto Raptors are hoping to start off fresh in 2011 as they are back at home in the Air Canada Centre tonight to face the, also injury […]

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