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After working his way back from injury, Malcolm Miller makes his debut with the 905

After working his way back from injury, Malcolm Miller makes his debut with the 905

It was a quiet summer for the Raptors’ first two-way contract signee. But Miller is back, and he’s ready to get on the court. Malcolm Miller was signed by the Toronto Raptors back on July 9th to a two-way contract. For Miller, it meant spending the majority of the year in the G-League with the Raptors 905. But it will also give him an opportunity to play in the NBA. “They are big on development, and they have been watching me for some time, and I did well in their free agent camp,” said Miller about his contract situation with the Raptors. “As well I’ve heard great things from...
Raptors HQ Nov 20, 2017
DeMar DeRozan is the Eastern Conference Player of the Week

DeMar DeRozan is the Eastern Conference Player of the Week

This is quite the early season accomplishment for our guy DD. We certainly doubted him all those years ago, but DeMar DeRozan just keeps stacking up the plaudits anyway. Today, DeRozan was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week, and honestly: now we don’t even blink. He deserves it, he’s earned it, and we expect it. The Week 5 #NBA Players of the Week!West: @KarlTowns of the @Timberwolves East: @DeMar_DeRozan of the @Raptors pic.twitter.com/vgTa0jtP2S— NBA (@NBA) November 20, 2017 Let’s go to the numbers. The Raptors went 4-0 over the past week with DeRozan leading the...
Raptors HQ Nov 20, 2017
Power Ranking Poll Week 5: All in together now

Power Ranking Poll Week 5: All in together now

The Raptors were rolling this week after four straight wins against some quality opponents. How did they stack up against the rest of the NBA? The Raptors went 4-0 this week with wins over the Rockets (great!), Wizards (good!), Pelicans (they have those two guys!), and Knicks (Knicks!). Other than a shoulder injury to Delon Wright — the severity of which is still unknown — it’s been all good news. Sure, Serge Ibaka and Norman Powell sat out some games, but that just meant more time for OG Anunoby and Pascal Siakam. (And Norm will be back soon, I’m sure.) The Raps even found some...
Raptors HQ Nov 19, 2017
DeRozan, Siakam shine as Raptors battle the Wizards and win, 100-91

DeRozan, Siakam shine as Raptors battle the Wizards and win, 100-91

A tough seesaw battle with Washington led to some great highlights from DeMar DeRozan and Pascal Siakam. And, oh yeah, Toronto won the game. With John Wall sitting out for Washington once again, the stage was set for either a replay of the last Raptors-Wizards game or something new. Would the Raps get off to a slow start once again? Would they self-combust? Would they allow Bradley Beal to go off for 30 or more points? As it turns out, after a quality 100-91 Raptors win, the answers were not quite, definitely not, and hmm almost. But there’s more to the story — as is usually the case...
Raptors HQ Nov 19, 2017
Raptors vs. Wizards Game Thread: The rematch is here

Raptors vs. Wizards Game Thread: The rematch is here

The John Wall-less Wizards are in Toronto and the Raptors are looking to keep their win streak going. Let’s watch. It’s fair to say that Toronto — no matter the roster or city-wide population mix — will dislike the Washington Wizards. The scars of the 2015 playoffs are long to heal. And of course, a few of the key guys from that debacle are not only still on the Raptors, but also figured in prominently to the collapse. (Also, we’re all still here rooting the team on.) We can add something else to this equation: the Wizards are largely the same team as they were in 2015, albeit...
Raptors HQ Nov 19, 2017
Raptors want redemption vs. Washington: Preview, Start Time, and more

Raptors want redemption vs. Washington: Preview, Start Time, and more

Toronto gets a second chance against their rivals the Washington Wizards this afternoon. Can they capitalize? One of the great things about the NBA regular season — of which their are a few, if you can believe that — is the opportunity for second chances. Yes, it’s true. And somewhere at the bottom of their thoughts, the Raptors are surely thinking about that in relation to the team they play this afternoon: the Washington Wizards. It was just two weeks ago when the Raptors got beat up by the Wizards. It was an ugly game filled with turnovers, errants shots and passes, a typical slow...
Raptors 107, Knicks 84: ‘Beasley out there still looking for a 25-point shot. Bless him’

Raptors 107, Knicks 84: ‘Beasley out there still looking for a 25-point shot. Bless him’

A blowout loss with lots of Michael Beasley at the end. The Knicks have a tough time winning on the road, like a lot of young teams. (Please don’t @ me with the “Actually if you look at their average age, the Knicks aren’t really young” garbage. They’re young!) The Toronto Raptors, on the other hand, are masters at their craft—the craft of piling up regular-season wins against inferior teams, that is. The end result was a fairly predictable 107-84 defeat that only matter insomuch as it continued to reveal the deteriorating state of Kristaps Porzingis’ elbow. The Unicorn...
Raptors HQ Nov 17, 2017
The Raptors Dominate Knicks with 107-84 Victory

The Raptors Dominate Knicks with 107-84 Victory

For the third time in four nights, the Toronto Raptors ride a wave of prolific offence to a big victory. Toronto handed the Knicks a 104-87 loss on Friday night at the Air Canada Centre. The matchup marked the first time these two sides will meet within a week. Kyle Lowry finished with a 22 point, 10 assist double-double, ending just two rebounds shy of a triple-double. The Raps are now winners of three straight, averaging over 120 PPG through that stretch. All three of those wins have come against teams with positive records heading into the clash. Toronto outscored the visiting Knicks -...
Game Thread: Knicks at Raptors- 11/17/17

Game Thread: Knicks at Raptors- 11/17/17

Can they win on the road? Alas, the New York Knicks couldn’t stay at home forever. They will put their sketchy road record on the line Friday night when they travel north of the border to face the Toronto Raptors. Gotta learn how to win on the road, fellas. Tip-off is at 7:30 PM on MSG. This is your game thread. This is Raptors HQ. Please don't post large photos, GIFs, or links to illegal streams. Please be nice. Go the Knicks.
Raptors HQ Nov 17, 2017
Raptors vs. Knicks Game Thread: With great depth comes great responsibility

Raptors vs. Knicks Game Thread: With great depth comes great responsibility

Injuries are piling up for the Raptors, so how will they deal with a Latvian monster tonight? The Toronto Raptors have been starstruck by the play of their bench so far this season. This squad is legitimately 12-deep on any given night, as a backlog of players has created new rotations, weird lineups, and a great deal of energetic success. Of course, the reality of a long NBA season is injuries happen, and right now, the Raptors are dealing with a few. Delon Wright went out in Thursday’s game with a dislocated shoulder — one we still don’t know the seriousness of (it is the same...
Raptors HQ Nov 17, 2017
Raptors 905 acquire Shevon Thompson by trade, make other moves

Raptors 905 acquire Shevon Thompson by trade, make other moves

With Kennedy Meeks off to FIBA, the 905 found a stopgap solution at centre. The Raptors 905 announced today that they’ve acquired centre Shevon Thompson from the Lakeland Magic via trade. In return, the 905 send the returning rights of Scott Suggs. .@Raptors905 have acquired Shevon Thompson from @LakelandMagic #RoadToTheSix pic.twitter.com/jhgUH6ZVOG— Raptors905MR (@Raptors905MR) November 17, 2017 For some context: the 905 presumed to have a centre in Edy Tavares at the start of the year. But after just one game, Tavares signed overseas, leaving Kennedy Meeks to fill that...
Raptors HQ Nov 17, 2017
Raw Raptor Rankings Week 4: From surprising to steady

Raw Raptor Rankings Week 4: From surprising to steady

The young Raptors have become the team’s catalysts. This season started with the Toronto Raptors’ young players as question marks. Out of the jumble of talent, who would take the biggest step forward? Who would earn their spot in the rotation? What’s been most surprising over the first month is that Toronto’s bench isn’t just reliable, it’s become the catalyst of success. The schedule runs like clockwork: after an ill-fitting starting lineup hits the doldrums, the young guys come in, provide some energy, and get the Raptors back into the game. It happened twice this week in...
Raptors HQ Nov 17, 2017
Raptors host new-look Knicks in divisional battle: Preview, start time and more

Raptors host new-look Knicks in divisional battle: Preview, start time and more

The Raptors return home to defend the ACC, where they are 4-1 on the season. The Raptors are looking to continue their blistering offensive production of the last five games in a Friday night split against the visiting New York Knicks. Toronto, averaging 118 points per game since their November 5 loss to Washington, face off against a revamped and energetic Knicks team featuring one of the brightest young players in the NBA, Kristaps Porzingis. Here are tonight’s details and keys to the game. Where to Watch Sportsnet One 7:30 p.m. EST Starters Toronto - Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, OG...
Raptors HQ Nov 16, 2017
Delon Wright suffers dislocated shoulder, no timetable for return

Delon Wright suffers dislocated shoulder, no timetable for return

It is the same injury that required surgery in 2016. The Raptors have announced that Delon Wright suffered a dislocated right shoulder in Thursday’s game against New Orleans, during a collision with DeMarcus Cousins. The @Raptors Delon Wright suffered a dislocation of his right shoulder in the second quarter Wednesday vs. New Orleans. He was examined Thursday in Toronto, and team medical staff await his test results. He will not play Friday vs. New York.— RaptorsMR (@RaptorsMR) November 16, 2017 This is, unfortunately, the same injury that Wright suffered during the summer of...
Raptors HQ Nov 16, 2017
The Wright Stuff Week 4: A short trip through time with Delon

The Wright Stuff Week 4: A short trip through time with Delon

The week that was hasn’t quite happened yet, the career that will be shall carry on anyway. How to make sense of this? Let’s travel through time with Delon and find out. Welcome to The Wright Stuff, our weekly column following the career of Raptors point guard Delon Wright. Since we can’t influence his training or anything on the court, we’ll recommend films that reflect his past week and hopefully inspire a leap forward. It’ll be part film breakdown, part essay, and part whatever loose piece of wisdom we can shake from the experience. ACT 3 Now we’re ten years in the future and...
Raptors HQ Nov 16, 2017
Dial 905: Bruno on a hot streak, Lorenzo Brown shines and the 905 returns home

Dial 905: Bruno on a hot streak, Lorenzo Brown shines and the 905 returns home

Raptors 905 went 2-1 while Bruno Caboclo shone. Let’s take a look at what else happened with the Raptors G-League affiliate this week. Raptors 905 entered the season with a completely overhauled roster from the one that won a D-League title last season. Only the injured Negus Webster-Chan is back, not counting Raptors assignee Bruno Caboclo. As a result, head coach Jerry Stackhouse has been forced to constantly shift his rotation and starters to find something that clicks. It’s is still a work in progress. The 905 however, still look like a good G-League team, but they still need time...
Raptors HQ Nov 15, 2017
Raptors continue hot play, dispatch Pelicans 125-116

Raptors continue hot play, dispatch Pelicans 125-116

The Raptors defeated the Pelicans for the second time in a week thanks to lights out shooting The fatigue from last night’s victory in Houston showed early on tonight as the Raptors committed five turnovers in the opening minutes. However, thanks to another magnificent offensive showing, they managed to pull away in the second half to defeat New Orleans 125-116 on the road. Things were sloppy in the early going, but Toronto was on fire throughout, shooting 59% from the field and 47% from distance in an offensive effort rivaled only by their output yesterday. DeRozan, who made 2-of-4...
Raptors HQ Nov 15, 2017
Raptors vs. Pelicans Game Thread: Y’all tired now?

Raptors vs. Pelicans Game Thread: Y’all tired now?

Fresh off a doozy in Houston yesterday, do the Raptors have the legs left in New Orleans? The Raptors ride into New Orleans fresh off their best win of the season: a 129-113 romp of the Houston Rockets, toppling a Western Conference powerhouse. While New Orleans isn’t on Houston’s level, the test tonight is the schedule — can Toronto win their first back-to-back of the season? The Pelicans’ depth has been massacred by injury. The biggest piece of that is Tony Allen, who’s questionable after two missed games with knee inflammation. 8-6 New Orleans, though, does have their two...
Raptors HQ Nov 15, 2017
The OG Anunoby Quote of the Week: On playing golf

The OG Anunoby Quote of the Week: On playing golf

OG Anunoby is a Raptors rookie who is sometimes asked questions he has to answer. OG Anunoby is a rookie for the 2017-18 Toronto Raptors. Here is his Quote of the Week for the week of November 15, 2017. The Raptors went to a golf simulator this week to loosen up and have fun. OG loves to have fun, and waxed poetic on his history with the sport of golf. Some of Raps are going to golf simulator tonight . How's OG'S golf swing? "Never played. Only mini golf on my cell phone."— (((Eric Koreen))) (@ekoreen) November 13, 2017 As someone coming off an unexpected Mario Golf: Advance Tour...
Raptors HQ Nov 15, 2017
Raptors finish first back-to-back in New Orleans: Preview, start time, and more

Raptors finish first back-to-back in New Orleans: Preview, start time, and more

Rejoice, rejoice, the Raptors have arrived! Or at least so was the feeling after last night’s cathartic 129-113 thumping of the (now formerly) Western Conference-leading Houston Rockets. It was a scene, man. DeMar DeRozan dropped five dimes in the first quarter after the Rockets sold out on trapping him, something that would have been unfathomable a couple seasons ago, when ESPN’s (nee Grantland’s) Zach Lowe wrote something along the lines of “Once he receives the ball, it’s unclear if DeRozan is aware he has teammates”. Jonas Valanciunas was effective in limited minutes...

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