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Player Preview 2017-18: What does Kyle Lowry have left to prove?

Player Preview 2017-18: What does Kyle Lowry have left to prove?

He’s undoubtedly the best player on the Raptors, and one of the finest in franchise history. And yet, we still wonder where Kyle Lowry can go next. If there are questions about Kyle Lowry at this stage of his career with the Raptors, they revolve around his fragility — physical and yes, mental. The former is easy to summarize. Despite everything Lowry has done to rebuild himself, to trim down, to lead the healthiest life he can, there are still all those late-season injuries and breakdowns of the past to suggest his efforts may not matter. Still, that alone won’t stop Lowry from...
Raptors HQ Oct 16, 2017
Player Preview 2017-18: Serge Ibaka must become a reliable third option

Player Preview 2017-18: Serge Ibaka must become a reliable third option

Is Serge Ibaka capable of holding down a larger role in the Raptors’ new-look offense? As we approach the start of the 2017-18 NBA season, the Toronto Raptors certainly have a new-look bench with an abundance of young talent now forced to fill much larger roles in the rotation following a handful of key contributors swapping jerseys this past off-season. In short, a lot has changed in Toronto. But consistency will still be a key component for this particular Raptors roster to thrive throughout the year. Knowing Toronto will still rely on the scoring prowess of All-Star’s Kyle Lowry and...
Raptors HQ Oct 13, 2017
Here come the 2017 Raptors’ Offseason Unconventional Awards

Here come the 2017 Raptors’ Offseason Unconventional Awards

Let’s praise some Raptors players and personalities in honour of the upcoming season. After an offseason that saw some of the league’s brightest stars swap franchises, the Raptors are left as an afterthought. After all, while inking Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka to deals may help Toronto, those moves look small when compared to, for example, the Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas swap. However, in this writer’s humble opinion, the Raptors have been left out of the spotlight for too long. Masai Ujiri selected the projected steal of the draft, rookie OG Anunoby, and secured C.J. Miles’ 3-and-D...
Sun Herald Oct 10, 2017

Raptors hope offensive evolution pays off in playoffs

The Toronto Raptors don't want to be thought of as dinosaurs, so they're trying to evolve their offensive style and bring it in line with the NBA's best teams. The …
Raptors HQ Oct 5, 2017
Raptors vs. Trail Blazers Game Thread: Let’s get back on track, shall we?

Raptors vs. Trail Blazers Game Thread: Let’s get back on track, shall we?

The Raptors are 1-1 after a rough game in Hawaii, of all places. It’s only the preseason, but let’s root for them anyway. The preseason continues in 30 minutes with the Raptors taking on the Trail Blazers in Portland. The game itself doesn’t mean a whole lot, but I have some questions. Which back up centre will we see — Lucas Nogueira or Jakob Poeltl? Who’s starting for good — C.J. Miles (presumably for now) or Norman Powell? Can the Raptors shoot over 30 percent from three? Can the Raptors look less than lost when Kyle Lowry (or to a lesser extent, DeMar DeRozan) takes a...
Sun Herald Oct 5, 2017

Raptors sign guard Norman Powell to 4-year extension

The Toronto Raptors signed guard Norman Powell to a four-year extension Thursday. The deal begins next season and is reportedly worth $42 million. The 24-year-old Powell averaged 8.4 points and …

Report: Norman Powell agrees to four-year, $42 million extension with Raptors

Powell is entering his third season with Toronto, and averaged 8.4 points per game last season
Raptors HQ Oct 5, 2017
Raptors head to Portland: Preview, start time, and more

Raptors head to Portland: Preview, start time, and more

The pre-season marches on as the Raptors return to the continental United States to see the Trail Blazers. The Raptors are on to the third game of their (mercifully) shortened pre-season schedule. And this time: it’s in the continental you, ess, of eyyyyy. That’s right, the Raptors are in Portland this evening to face-off against a punchy Trail Blazers team. Just as Toronto’s backcourt is an underappreciated high-water mark in the conference — with Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan never quite getting their due — the combo of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum are often forgotten about....
Raptors HQ Oct 4, 2017
While you slept, the Raptors played a preseason game against the Clippers, and lost

While you slept, the Raptors played a preseason game against the Clippers, and lost

If you opted to go to bed and not watch, you’re both healthy and a good decision-maker. Here’s what you missed. Game two of the Raptors’ preseason wasn’t nearly as reinvigorating and promise-laden as Sunday night’s win in Honolulu. In the team’s second island-bound matchup against the Clippers, many of the encouraging signs flashed in the opener were dimmed. Those who stayed up for the 1 AM tip-off were treated to the news that Kyle Lowry (rest) and Norman Powell (right ankle strain) were going to sit. For the team’s purposes, these were smart, precautionary moves ahead of a...
Clips Nation Oct 3, 2017
Clippers vs. Raptors Preview and Gamethread: TUESDAY NIGHT

Clippers vs. Raptors Preview and Gamethread: TUESDAY NIGHT

Preseason game against the Raptors. Same thing as last time. We’re hosting the group argument in the comments area. Where: Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu Hawaii When: 10:00 PM PT How to Watch: NBATV, Fox Sports West How to Listen: AM 570 Radio Projected Starting Lineups: Raptors— Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, C.J. Miles, Serge Ibaka, Jonas Valanciunas Clippers— Patrick Beverley, Austin Rivers, Danilo Gallinari, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan Injuries: None for Clippers, Raptors Wing OG Anunoby is out. Things to Watch: Who wins? We know preseason isn’t about winning, but the Clippers have...
Raptors HQ Oct 3, 2017
NBA to change the All-Star Game format for 2018 in L.A.

NBA to change the All-Star Game format for 2018 in L.A.

What does this mean for the Raptors’ presumptive All-Stars Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan? After many years with the same format, the NBA is looking to change things up for its annual All-Star contest. The revamp won’t make any changes as to how a selected All-Star earns his spot in the game — ten players will be voted in by fans, players, and the media, while the coaches will still select the reserves — but then things get very interesting. For the 2018 game in Los Angeles, the top two vote getters will be named captains of the two competing All-Star squads. They’ll then get to...
Clips Nation Oct 1, 2017
Clippers at Raptors Preview and Gamethread: First Game of the Preseason!

Clippers at Raptors Preview and Gamethread: First Game of the Preseason!

The NBA season is finally upon us, as the Clippers play their first game of the preseason tonight. Here’s a brief look at what to watch for in this game Here’s a quick summary of the game, as well as a few quick hitters on things to look for. Where: Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu Hawaii When: 7:00 PM PT How to Watch: NBATV, Fox Sports West How to Listen: AM 570 Radio Projected Starting Lineups: Raptors— Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, C.J. Miles, Serge Ibaka, Jonas Valanciunas Clippers— Patrick Beverley, Austin Rivers, Danilo Gallinari, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan Injuries: None...
Sun Herald Sep 25, 2017

Raptors mostly stay the same in bid to unseat Cavaliers

Raptors President Masai Ujiri promised a "culture reset" after Toronto was swept out of the second round of the playoffs by the Cavaliers. In the end, things mostly stayed the …
Raptors HQ Sep 25, 2017
Raptors Media Day 2017: Open Thread

Raptors Media Day 2017: Open Thread

The Raptors’ players and management, both new and old, say hello the media today to kick off the 2017-18 season. It’s not quite the official start of the 2017-18 NBA season for the Raptors until media day. Yes, the day named for the journalists and reporters who cover the team (including me!) have decided this is the day it all begins — our day. And so, with that, we welcome all of you to a new season of Raptors basketball, the 23rd in franchise history. As is tradition, the schedule will go something like this: the six training camp invitees will be around — this includes names...
Hoops Hype Sep 20, 2017
Season preview: Toronto Raptors

Season preview: Toronto Raptors

STAYING: Bruno Caboclo, DeMar DeRozan, Serge Ibaka, Kyle Lowry, Lucas Nogueira, Jakob Poeltl, Norman Powell, Pascal Siakam, Jonas Valanciunas, Fred VanVleet and Delon Wright. ADDED: OG Anunoby (Indiana University), Lorenzo Brown (Raptors 905), KJ McDaniels (Brooklyn), Alfonzo McKinnie (Windy City Bulls), Kennedy Meeks (North Carolina), CJ Miles (Indiana), Malcolm Miller (Raptors 905) and Kyle Wiltjer (Houston). GONE: DeMarre Carroll (Brooklyn), Cory Joseph (Indiana), Patrick Patterson (Oklahoma City) and PJ Tucker (Houston). STRENGTHS: Two All-Stars at the guard spots in Kyle Lowry and DeMar...

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