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Raptors HQ 1 hour ago
Report: Raptors trade for Suns’ P.J. Tucker, fulfil destiny

Report: Raptors trade for Suns’ P.J. Tucker, fulfil destiny

In at the 3pm horn, the Raptors have made another move. Reported by the one and only Woj right at the buzzer, the Raptors have reportedly made a trade for the Phoenix Suns’ P.J. Tucker. Here’s the tweet: The Phoenix Suns are trading PJ Tucker to the Toronto Raptors, league source tells @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 23, 2017 Sources: Toronto is sending Jared Sullinger and two future second-round picks to Phoenix for PJ Tucker.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 23, 2017 More details as they appear (in the timeline).
Raptors HQ 5 hours ago
NBA Trade Deadline: Raptors reportedly interested in Wilson Chandler

NBA Trade Deadline: Raptors reportedly interested in Wilson Chandler

Yet another name for us to ponder. According to a report by ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Raptors have inquired about Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler ahead of today’s 3 p.m. trade deadline. In addition to P.J. Tucker, Toronto has also pursued Wilson Chandler, league sources say. Denver, like Phoenix, wants a first-rounder back.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 23, 2017 First off, it’s important to be wary of the wording of Stein’s tweet. “Toronto has also pursued Wilson Chandler” is a lot different than “The Raptors are actively pursuing Wilson Chandler.” As is the...
Raptors HQ 7 hours ago
NBA Trade Deadline: Reviewing the Raptors’ Wish List

NBA Trade Deadline: Reviewing the Raptors’ Wish List

Just because you wished for it, doesn’t mean it will come true. It borders on greedy for Raptors fans to expect a second pre-deadline move by Masai Ujiri before 3 p.m. Thursday. Toronto has already landed it’s prized target in Serge Ibaka -- the long-needed power forward who alters the complexion of the roster and provides stability and versatility to the once thin front court. If the Raptors do nothing between now and the deadline, they’ll probably be just fine. Yes, the Wizards made a shrewd move to add Bojan Bogdanovic and the Celtics loom as an ever-present threat to shake up...
Raptors HQ Feb 22, 2017
Poll: Will the Raptors make another trade before the deadline?

Poll: Will the Raptors make another trade before the deadline?

There’s a chance it could happen. But will it? Despite making a tremendous, and much needed, trade already, the Raptors’ name has not left the lips of many around the NBA. There’s a push going on right now, one that involves Toronto making a serious run at the top of the Eastern Conference. And why not? They made it to the Eastern Conference Finals last year, they added Serge Ibaka, they have a fairly well-balanced team with something of a proven track record. Enough to win a title? Maybe not. Enough to make it interesting? Hmmm. So that brings us to the situation at hand. As has been...
Raptors HQ Feb 22, 2017
DeMarcus Cousins Will Not Be A Raptor (For Now)

DeMarcus Cousins Will Not Be A Raptor (For Now)

I, like a million other Raptors fans (all numbers estimated), have been championing a DeMarcus Cousins to Toronto move for the longest time. On Sunday, the rumors started swirling very hard when Woj reported the Sacramento Kings were fielding offers for Cousins. By the end of the night, Cousins was headed to New Orleans for a package featuring rookie guard Buddy Hield (what..). For a few hours on Sunday, I half-heartedly thought Cousins-to-Toronto was a reality. My emotions ranged from very optimistic: . @WojVerticalNBA here's what my sources are telling me pic.twitter.com/ipY6Ri0eOZ—...
Raptors HQ Feb 21, 2017
NBA Trade Deadline: Jared Sullinger - Traded or Troll?

NBA Trade Deadline: Jared Sullinger - Traded or Troll?

We’re leaning towards the latter. Jared Sullinger, the Raptors fifth-string big man and walking piece of salary matching flotsam, tweeted a thing. ✌ ✌ — Jared Sullinger (@Jared_Sully0) February 22, 2017 Cryptic is the only way to operate when you’re an NBA player on Twitter. Our only choice in the wake of this development is to recklessly speculate. Has Jared Sullinger been traded in yet another win-now move for Masai Ujiri, perhaps being used to match the incoming salary of a P.J. Tucker or Marco Belinelli? Could he headed out of town as part of a second blockbuster...
Raptors HQ Feb 21, 2017
Trade Rumour Round-Up: What’s the chatter?

Trade Rumour Round-Up: What’s the chatter?

The Raptors made one big deal already, but could there be more in store? The NBA trade deadline, in case you missed the klaxon, is this Thursday. The Raptors, as you most definitely know, made a big-ass trade in acquiring Serge Ibaka. We’ve yet to see how Ibaka will actually fit with the rest of Toronto’s squad, but the early feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. The Raptors needed to make a change, and they did. But who said President Masai Ujiri is done making deals? Most signs put towards no in that regard, and we’ve got two bits of sourced news suggesting as such. First, in a...
Raptors HQ Feb 21, 2017
Raptors Power Rankings Week 17: Short Week, Short Take

Raptors Power Rankings Week 17: Short Week, Short Take

The Raptors come out of the All-Star break with some off-court momentum. Will it translate back onto the court? The long All-Star break for the Raptors is a good thing. The team as a whole needed the rest, they also needed some time to get Patrick Patterson healthy, and they of course needed time to acclimate Serge Ibaka to Toronto. The Power Rankings, coming to you a day late (because I too needed a break), reflect the shortness of this week. We’ve got a mere two entries to get to, and a lot of hope sitting in wait. How were the Raptors assessed this week? Let’s take a look. First up,...
Raptors HQ Feb 21, 2017
Numbers Game: Get Ready for the Serge Ibaka Experience

Numbers Game: Get Ready for the Serge Ibaka Experience

With the Raptors managing to acquire one of their dream targets at power forward, just how well will Ibaka fit into the team? So, the Raptors got their man. But what does Serge Ibaka bring to the team? Let’s take a look. First off, what does the team need from a power forward? All indications, based on their success with Patrick Patterson, are that the first and foremost skill that matters on the offensive end is shooting — if the power forward can space the floor, DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas can do real damage inside. Three Point Shooting Can Ibaka shoot? He sure can. On the...
Raptors HQ Feb 19, 2017
NBA All-Star Game 2017 Preview: Beef-watch

NBA All-Star Game 2017 Preview: Beef-watch

All anyone cares about is the game within this game Last night’s All Star Saturday had a shambolic dunk contest, Kyle Lowry putting up an ungodly 9 in the three-point contest, and DeMar DeRozan canning a three as part of the donation to Craig Sager’s charity. After that relative dud, we look to Sunday to get things back on track as the All Star festivities come to a close. The All Star Game always offers a few storylines worth following, and this time is no different. Two Raptors Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan are deserving All Stars, as they each make their third appearance. DeRozan...
Raptors HQ Feb 19, 2017
The Week That Was: A Eventful Week in Raptors History Ends With An Uneventful All-Star Saturday

The Week That Was: A Eventful Week in Raptors History Ends With An Uneventful All-Star Saturday

Definitely picked the perfect week to start a new weekly thing called The Week That Was where we look back at the week that was. Things started ominously last Sunday when the Raptors blew a 16-point lead at home to the Detroit Pistons, prompting a Kyle Lowry to ask for some change without explicitly saying what he wanted (Dwane Casey? Less DeMar DeRozan in crunchtime? A trade?). Well, we didn’t have to wait long as Masai Ujiri pulled off arguably the most important trade in his Raptors tenure, sending Terrence Ross and a first round pick for Serge Ibaka, who will be a free agent this...
Raptors HQ Feb 18, 2017
NBA All-Star 2017 Preview: Lowry shoots threes on Saturday night

NBA All-Star 2017 Preview: Lowry shoots threes on Saturday night

Kyle Lowry is just a small part of the exciting All-Star Saturday Night. Given the general apathy presented on Friday and Sunday nights, All-Star Saturday Night has become the centrepiece of the weekend experience. In the past couple years, the NBA has hit a great balance of competition and effortless fun. Whether it’s the bigs vs. smalls tournament in the Skills Challenge, the star-studded Three-Point Contest, or the unheralded dunking freaks in the Slam Dunk competition, there’s a little something for everyone on Saturday night. There’s a little something for Raptors fans this year...
Raptors HQ Feb 17, 2017
Power Forward Friday: We Did It!

Power Forward Friday: We Did It!

Our weekly search for the ideal power forward... is over! We started this season with a god’s dream. The Raptors were entering yet another season with one finger in the leaking dam that is their power forward spot. After the departure of Luis Scola, Masai Ujiri signed Jared Sullinger to a bargain bin contract. The hope was he could shape up, grab some rebounds, shoot some jumpers, and do just enough defensively to keep Toronto in games. That... hasn’t worked out. Sullinger broke his foot in the preseason and has yet to return to NBA shape. The Raptors still don’t know what they have...
Raptors HQ Feb 17, 2017
Dinos & Digits: Looking at Raptors All-Star History

Dinos & Digits: Looking at Raptors All-Star History

This week, we remember the storied past of the Raptors during All-Star Weekend. Welcome back to Dinos & Digits, a column where we dive into the box scores and find five interesting or strange Raptors statistics and put them on front street for discussion. We like to explore a mix of both individual player and team statistics, ranging from raw box score numbers to some interesting and funky advanced metrics. The goal is to present the numbers without too much opinion attached, leaving those debates for the comment section. OK, let's get down to it. Here are this week's interesting...
Raptors HQ Feb 16, 2017
Bringing Up Bebe Week 17: Being Friends in Good Times and Bad

Bringing Up Bebe Week 17: Being Friends in Good Times and Bad

Nogueira and the Raptors were down, had to say some goodbyes, and then shared some wonderful happiness. You don’t truly value your co-workers as friends until you’ve worked in a job where no one is your friend. Am I speaking from experience here? You bet. My previous office job involved a small cadre of people whose company I enjoyed. We started out calling ourselves the “Junior Principals,” as if the company depended on us. The crew’s size ebbed and flowed, people quit, others were hired. We had our traditions — including me usually stopping by everyone’s desk at around 10am...
Raptors HQ Feb 16, 2017
Watching the Raptors of the Future with Serge Ibaka

Watching the Raptors of the Future with Serge Ibaka

The Raptors were good, then bad, and then good again. Hopefully Serge Ibaka took note of the reality. There was a palpable sense of deflation in the media room when coach Dwane Casey admitted the Raptors’ newest acquisition, Serge Ibaka, would not play. The media horde around Casey was sizable — larger than would ordinarily be at a Wednesday night game, the last before the All-Star break, against the hopeless Charlotte Hornets. Everyone, myself included, was there to see Ibaka play. The Raptors, as you may know, have been reeling. Before last night’s game they had lost 11 of their...
Raptors HQ Feb 16, 2017
Dial 905: Sully stops by, the All-Star break approaches, and more

Dial 905: Sully stops by, the All-Star break approaches, and more

The 905 start in on a new win streak and welcome Jared Sullinger to the ranks once again. The 905 had three games this past week as they headed to Windy City first before returning home for two games. In other news, Jared Sullinger made an appearance with the 905 again, as the team headed into the All-Star break on a high note. Here is a summary of what went down. Thursday Feb. 9 — vs. Windy City Bulls Final Score: 113-104 for the 905, a Toronto-adjunct team beat a team from Chicago. Brady Heslip Continues Hot Streak With Delon Wright playing for the 905, Heslip was forced to the...
Raptors HQ Feb 15, 2017
Raptors ride wonderfully weird lineup, beat Hornets 90-85.

Raptors ride wonderfully weird lineup, beat Hornets 90-85.

I still can’t believe that happened. Toronto wins over the last few seasons have typically followed a strict formula. Rocky starts, bench explosions, healthy stat lines for Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan and the odd crunch-time ISO and miraculous game-winner have led to dozens and dozens of Raptors’ victories during the team’s Golden Era. Monotony is nice if it leads to success. But when a win deviates from the script as starkly as the 90-85 one over the Hornets on Wednesday did, it resonates a little bit more. The Raptors might not have a more memorable win on their resumé this...
Raptors HQ Feb 15, 2017
Raptors ride wonderfully weird lineup, beat Hornets 90-85

Raptors ride wonderfully weird lineup, beat Hornets 90-85

We still can’t believe that happened. Toronto wins over the last few seasons have typically followed a strict formula. Rocky starts, bench explosions, healthy stat lines for Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan and the odd crunch-time ISO and miraculous game-winner have led to dozens and dozens of Raptors’ victories during the team’s Golden Era. Monotony is nice if it leads to success. But when a win deviates from the script as starkly as the 90-85 one over the Hornets on Wednesday did, it resonates a little bit more. The Raptors might not have a more memorable win on their resumé this...
Raptors HQ Feb 15, 2017
What Is The Best Trade in Raptors History?

What Is The Best Trade in Raptors History?

With Serge Ibaka incoming, we look back at the best deals in Toronto. Like any team in the NBA, the Raptors have made their share of transactions. Some have been big, some of been small, some have been small but then become big, and some have been big but then become small. (That about covers it.) With the trade for Serge Ibaka yesterday, it felt like time to go back into the Raptors archives and decide: What is the best trade in Raptors history? I’ve got a list of my candidates, with a bit of commentary for each. There may be some debate here, but I think this list sums up the absolute...

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