Toronto Raptors

Four Quarters: OG’s reliance on Marc and Pascal, starting lineup debates, and more

Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports In this week’s Four Quarters, we crunch some numbers on OG Anunoby, relate to Siakam’s fitness, and more. This past week was a sorely-needed and much-deserved slow week for the Toronto Raptors. With only two games taking place, the team had a chance to ease their multiple...

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Preview: Washington Wizards head to Toronto for rematch with reigning champs

The Washington Wizards will take on Pascal Siakam and the 2019 reigning NBA champs, the Toronto Raptors. Things are trending down for the Washington Wizards after a loss to the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night. Recently back from injury, Bradley Beal is in somewhat of a shooting slump. Washington’s...

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11 hours ago, Wiz of Awes, Washington Wizards, Toronto Raptors

Just how much is Fred VanVleet worth?

Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports Toronto guard Fred VanVleet has famously bet on himself his entire basketball career, but how much should the Raptors be willing to pony up now? The Uncertainty Principle is a physics term that basically means that we can never really be sure where an atom is. As soon...

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13 hours ago, Raptors HQ, Toronto Raptors

Bad habits punctuate OKC Thunder loss to Raptors: 3 key takeaways

OKC Thunder falls short of comeback effort against Toronto Raptors in a thrilling game, three takeaways offer insight into the match. Not once but twice the OKC Thunder battled back to try to snatch victory from the defending champion Toronto Raptors.  In the end, it was too little too late as the...

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15 hours ago, Thunderous Intentions, Oklahoma City Thunder, Toronto Raptors

Listen to That’s A Rap #69: Raptors weather the storm to beat the Thunder

Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports With Marc Gasol back in the fold, the Raptors set the league on notice by dismantling the surging Thunder (for a half, anyway). Tell me if you’ve heard this before: The Raptors are approaching full health and may have a minutes distribution problem. If that does sound...

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15 hours ago, Raptors HQ, Toronto Raptors, Oklahoma City Thunder

Raptors return home to take on the Wizards: Preview, start time, and more

Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images After a mostly encouraging, yet rocky game against the Thunder, the Raptors return home to face the struggling Wizards. The Raptors have spent the first two weeks of the new decade playing inconsistent, yet exhilarating basketball. We’ve witnessed both ends of the...

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17 hours ago, Raptors HQ, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards

Preview: Wizards and Raptors face off Friday in Canada

Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images Bradley Beal had 37 in their first meeting, can he do the same again? Game Info When: Friday January 17 at 7 p.m. ET Where: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario How to watch: NBC Sports Washington Injury Report Wizards: Rui Hachimura (Groin, Out); Moritz Wagner...

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1 day ago, Bullets Forever, Washington Wizards, Toronto Raptors

How concerning is the Toronto Raptors record against top-end opponents?

The Toronto Raptors have a poor record against top-end opponents this season. Should we be concerned by their struggles? When all is said and done in the NBA, it comes down to the best team from each conference – the East and the West – battling it out for supremacy and the right to call...

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1 day ago, Raptors Rapture, Toronto Raptors

End of Bench Chronicles: Toronto progresses to the norm

Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images With just two games over the past seven days, but some huge changes to the roster, the end of the Raptors’ bench is beginning to fall back into their expected roles. That’s not some sort of play on words with Norman Powell in the title. He did return to the...

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1 day ago, Raptors HQ, Toronto Raptors

Dial 905: Raptors come up empty to start extended road trip

Photo by Todd Lussier/NBAE via Getty Images Life without Justin Anderson has worn on the 905, as their offense struggled on the road this week. Consider it part of how the G League operates. The 905 started this season without a lot of skilled offensive firepower, as last year’s superstars Chris Boucher...

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1 day ago, Raptors HQ, Toronto Raptors

Grades from Toronto Raptors close win vs Oklahoma City Thunder

The Toronto Raptors held off a late Oklahoma City Thunder comeback to pick up a big win on the road. How did everyone grade in the win? After a grueling period, that pushed the Toronto Raptors to reach deep into their bench for production, the Raptors are nearly back to full strength but it seems […] Grades...

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Trade Deadline Preview: Planning ahead with the Raptors

Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports Let’s do a little salary cap preparation as the Raptors head into trade deadline season with a number of different potential directions. We’ve taken a long break from looking too closely at potential Raptors trades or even really the performance of the team, because Toronto...

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1 day ago, Raptors HQ, Toronto Raptors

Five thoughts on last night: Raptors 130, Thunder 121

Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images The Raptors nearly let another double-digit second-half lead slip away, but righted the ship in time to get the win.  Well, that ended up being a little more stressful that it should have been, didn’t it? The Toronto Raptors once again turned a strong...

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1 day ago, Raptors HQ, Toronto Raptors, Oklahoma City Thunder

Beal, Washington set for matchup with Toronto

Bradley Beal leads Washington into a matchup against Toronto averaging 27.6 points per game

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1 day ago, FOX Sports, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards

OKC Thunder comeback falls short against visiting Raptors- player grades

The OKC Thunder let the defending champs run all over them for most of the game, only to lose in a heartbreaking comeback effort. Player grades serve up the details. These two teams always seem to play close, fun games against one another. For most of the game, though, the game was out of hand […] OKC...

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1 day ago, Thunderous Intentions, Oklahoma City Thunder, Toronto Raptors

Powell's 23 help Raptors hold off Thunder 130-121

Powell's 23 help Raptors hold off Thunder 130-121

Norman Powell scored 23 points to help the Toronto Raptors hold off the Oklahoma City Thunder 130-121

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1 day ago, FOX Sports, Toronto Raptors, Oklahoma City Thunder

Raptors win tale of two halves, beat Thunder 130-121

Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports The Raptors built a 30-point lead in the first half, but saw it evaporate. Their oft-maligned late game execution won the day. Blowing leads has been a sensitive issue for anyone following the Raptors lately. Having done it frequently over the last three weeks of basketball,...

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2 days ago, Raptors HQ, Toronto Raptors, Oklahoma City Thunder

Raptors Waive Two-Way Guard Shamorie Ponds

The Toronto Raptors have revealed that they’ve released guard Shamorie Ponds from his two-way contract. The St. John’s product had split time between the Raps’ big league squad and their G League affiliate since October. Ponds saw limited action with Toronto, suiting up for just...

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2 days ago, SLAM Magazine, Toronto Raptors

Raptors waive Shamorie Ponds

The Toronto Raptors waived guard Shamorie Ponds today. According to Sportsnet.ca, “Ponds only appeared in four games for the Raptors this season, picking up nine points in a total of eleven minutes of action. He last played on Dec. 31 against the Cleveland Cavaliers, scoring five points in two...

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2 days ago, Inside Hoops, Toronto Raptors

Raptors sign Paul Watson to fill open two-way spot

Photo by Todd Lussier/NBAE via Getty Images As expected, the Raptors replaced the departing Shamorie Ponds with guard Paul Watson You could see the dominoes falling in slow motion. First, the rumours that the Raptors intended to sign Paul Watson Jr. to a two-way contract. Then, the Raptors waiving...

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2 days ago, Raptors HQ, Toronto Raptors

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