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Player Review: Jakob Poeltl still isn’t sexy, but he might be pretty good

Player Review: Jakob Poeltl still isn’t sexy, but he might be pretty good

Jakob Poeltl’s rookie season was exciting in a totally boring kind of way. There existed a scenario in which the player the Raptors drafted with the ninth pick in the 2017 draft — the pick acquired in the Andrea Bargnani trade — would result in a net loss for the Raptors. Sure, the odds were slim that the incoming rookie would prove to be so unbelievably bad at basketball as to make Raptors fans long for the days of everyone’s least-favourite pasta shill, but for every DeMar DeRozan or Gordon Hayward taken with the ninth pick, there’s a Mike Sweetney or Trey Burke. Thankfully...
Raptors HQ May 22, 2017
Player Review: The long road ahead for Fred VanVleet

Player Review: The long road ahead for Fred VanVleet

The undrafted rookie cracked an NBA squad, but he still has a ways to go. After playing for the Toronto Raptors at NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, undrafted rookie Fred VanVleet got an invite to training camp. There, he was one of six guys competing for one free roster spot. Though VanVleet did not have a particularly impactful season as a Raptor, the fact that he made the team and was signed to a multi-year deal should count as a massive personal success. He beat out decent players like Brady Heslip, Yanick Moreira and E.J Singler, who each helped Raptors 905 — the NBA team’s D-League...
Sun Herald May 25, 2017

Magic owe Raptors 2nd-round pick as compensation for hiring Jeff Weltman

The Orlando Magic will send a 2018 second-round draft pick to the Toronto Raptors as compensation for letting Jeff Weltman out of his Raptors contract. The Magic control two 2018 …
Pippen Aint Easy May 23, 2017

NBA Free Agency: Raptors guard Kyle Lowry would bring better Bulls basketball

Coming off of his third straight appearance as an Eastern Conference All-Star, Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry will hit the unrestricted free agency market for the first time. If you spent any stretch of time watching Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors play basketball last season, you saw the good and the sloppy. Their style of […] NBA Free Agency: Raptors guard Kyle Lowry would bring better Bulls basketball - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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