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Toronto official: Ban doesn't include pro teams

Toronto's cancellation of all city-led and permitted events through June 30 amid the coronavirus pandemic does not apply to professional sports leagues such as the NBA, NHL, MLB or MLS, a spokesman for Mayor John Tory said Tuesday.

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8 hours ago, ESPN, Toronto Raptors

How will the Toronto banning of all public events through June affect the NBA resuming it's season

BREAKING: City of Toronto bans all public events until June 30.— Tom Harrington (@cbctom) March 31, 2020Not a great sign for the NBA coming back before the summer, but a couple things to keep in mind: 1) The NBA is most likely to resume first by playing in smaller, fan-less neutral courts (so this...

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10 hours ago, Celtics Life, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors

Toronto Raptors: Top three Chris Boucher games of 2019-20

Chris Boucher finally clawed away into a stacked Toronto Raptors rotation in the 2019-20 NBA season, but what were his three best games of the season? Chris Boucher hasn’t been in the NBA long and has only spent over a season and a half with the Toronto Raptors, but it looks as if he has […] Toronto...

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17 hours ago, Raptors Rapture, Toronto Raptors

What is the most important ability for each core member of the Raptors?

Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images With no basketball happening, we’ve been doing a lot of reflecting. Today, we consider the many talents and abilities on the Raptors and ask: what do the top guys on the team do best? It is often said that availability is the best ability when discussing athletes....

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18 hours ago, Raptors HQ, Toronto Raptors

Toronto Raptors: Top three Norman Powell games of 2019-20

It seems Norman Powell has finally found his footing for the Toronto Raptors. What are his three best games of the 2019-20 NBA season? After four up-and-down seasons in the NBA with the Toronto Raptors, the 2019-20 season finally looked to be the breakout year that Raptors fans had been hoping from Norman...

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19 hours ago, Raptors Rapture, Toronto Raptors

Suspension Journal: I’m afraid of Americans

Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images Sports are still on hold, and the situation in the United States appears to be worsening — at least for now. We know what the problem is, and it’s becoming the biggest barrier to the return of something approaching normal. It’s definitely past time to admit,...

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20 hours ago, Raptors HQ, Toronto Raptors

Toronto Raptors: Five potential first round prospects to keep an eye on

The Toronto Raptors and the rest of the NBA are on hiatus as the world deals with the fallout from COVID-19. With so much uncertainty as to when and if the season will resume, we might as well turn our attention to the offseason. The NCAA currently has a deadline of June 3 by which […] Toronto...

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21 hours ago, Raptors Rapture, Toronto Raptors

DeMar DeRozan loved watching Raptors' 2019 NBA title run

The Raptors won their first NBA title in 2019, defeating the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, and Former Raptor DeMar DeRozan loved watching his old team shine in the Finals, particularly old teammate Pascal Siakam. Siakam was one of the best players for Toronto throughout the entire playoffs,...

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1 day ago, Yardbarker, Toronto Raptors

Video: DeMar DeRozan Calls Raptors' NBA Finals Run 'The Best S--t Ever'

The Toronto Raptors ' decision to trade fan-favorite and career-long member of the team DeMar DeRozan as part of the package that landed them Kawhi Leonard kicked off their 2019 ...

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1 day ago, Bleacher Report, Toronto Raptors

How does a champion prepare for the season? Ask the Toronto Raptors

As the Toronto Raptors continue to thrive in the post-Kawhi Leonard era, let’s take a look at their regular season dominance and how they prepared for the season. First, the Toronto Raptors accomplished the unthinkable. They won a championship in the first and only year where they served as home...

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1 day ago, Hoops Habit, Toronto Raptors

Thinking about the Toronto Raptors Mount Rushmore

Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images With (almost) 25 seasons in the books, let’s look back and decide who makes the Raptors Mount Rushmore, made up of the team’s most iconic and memorable players. With the Toronto Raptors’ celebrating their 25th anniversary, and with the NBA season on indefinite...

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1 day ago, Raptors HQ, Toronto Raptors

Ranking every 2019 Raptors playoff game: Part 2 - The Easy Wins

Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images The Raptors’ 2019 playoff run was the most remarkable sports accomplishment Toronto had seen in some time. Today we’re ranking the wins that got them to the championship mountaintop. One can wholly admit the previous post in this series — recounting each and every...

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1 day ago, Raptors HQ, Toronto Raptors

Toronto Raptors: Top three Serge Ibaka games of 19-20

Serge Ibaka has put forth a career-year for the Toronto Raptors in the 2019-20 NBA season. What are his top three games of the year? One of the most enigmatic figures in the NBA, Serge Ibaka never disappoints off the court. With his vivacious sense of style and successful cooking show “How Hungry...

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1 day ago, Raptors Rapture, Toronto Raptors

Let’s Remember Some Raptors: Chuck Hayes, the anomaly

Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images Today we’re remembering one of the players forever linked to the Raptors via the Rudy Gay trade: Chuck Hayes, the stout big man who hit at least one memorable shot for Toronto. Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey has said that his two favourite...

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1 day ago, Raptors HQ, Toronto Raptors

Toronto Raptors: Should the team run it back in 2020-21?

The Toronto Raptors were one of the surprises of the 2019-20 NBA season, but does that mean they should run it back with the same team next season? The Toronto Raptors were not expected to make much noise in the Eastern Conference this season, but in the middle of a league-wide hiatus, the defending...

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2 days ago, Sir Charles In Charge, Toronto Raptors

NBA: Looking back at the thrilling 2001 Eastern Conference Semifinals between the 76ers-Raptors

Looking back at the thrilling series between the Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors in the 2001 Eastern Conference Semifinals. The 2001 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors was epic. It was a five-star seven-game blockbuster of a series. And oh yeah,...

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2 days ago, Sir Charles In Charge, Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors

Toronto Raptors: 8 players to eye in the 2020 NBA Draft

As it stands right now, the Toronto Raptors will have the 28th pick in the 2020 NBA draft and there are many ways they could go with it. As it stands right now, it seems the Toronto Raptors could benefit most from a young center that would compliment Pascal Siakam for years to come. With Marc […] Toronto...

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2 days ago, Hoops Habit, Toronto Raptors

Top five Toronto Raptors games to watch while quarantined

You may not be able to watch the Toronto Raptors play any live games any time soon but, there’s a bunch of old matchups that can keep you entertained. Twenty-Twenty has been uhh… weird. The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions, people are dating in “pods” and, the whole world has...

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2 days ago, Raptors Rapture, Toronto Raptors

Listen to That’s A Rap #81: Discussing the new NBA landscape

Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images As the NBA prepares for a new landscape, the boys of That’s A Rap discuss the latest NBA news, as well as the best and worst jerseys they own! It’s been two weeks since the NBA decided to close its doors and postpone the season until further notice, due to the pandemic...

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4 days ago, Raptors HQ, Toronto Raptors

How the Toronto Raptors’ season could play out according to NBA 2K20

With the NBA on hiatus, we looked at how the Toronto Raptors season could potentially finish. The catch is, it is all simulated on NBA 2K20. If you miss Toronto Raptors basketball, raise your hand in a timely fashion. That makes sense, in my head, every single hand in the world is up right now. […] How...

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4 days ago, Raptors Rapture, Toronto Raptors

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