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Three Trade Ideas to Solve the Mavericks’ Porzingis Dilemma

By Pete Baxter Kristaps Porzingis watched his scoring, rebounding, and block numbers decline during the regular season in 2020/21. He then watched those numbers completely crash during the playoffs. Porzingis averaged just 13.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and less than a block a game in the Mavericks’ round one loss to the Clippers. These numbers wouldContinue reading “Three Trade Ideas to Solve the Mavericks’ Porzingis Dilemma”

NBA Expansion 2022: Where Will the Next NBA Franchise Call Home?

By Pete Baxter In a December 2020 press conference, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver captured the imaginations of NBA fans around the continent. He announced that, due to the league’s massive financial losses taken during the Covid-19 pandemic, the league was looking into the potential economic benefits of expansion. All signs seem to be pointing toContinue reading “NBA Expansion 2022: Where Will the Next NBA Franchise Call Home?”

Two Possible Trades to Bring Ben Simmons to Toronto

By Pete Baxter The Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers are two teams facing some tough decisions during the 2021 NBA offseason. The Raptors hit rock bottom during a turbulent 2020/21 season. They played zero games in their home city and faced an assortment of injuries and Covid-19 related challenges. They finished 27-45, good for 12thContinue reading “Two Possible Trades to Bring Ben Simmons to Toronto”

Jalen Harris: Dismissed and Disqualified from the NBA

By Pete Baxter With just 13 NBA games under his belt, Jalen Harris will be out of the game at least through the 2022-23 season. Shams Charania broke the news earlier today that the Raptors’ young shooting guard has been “dismissed and disqualified” from the NBA for the 2021-22 season for violating terms of theContinue reading “Jalen Harris: Dismissed and Disqualified from the NBA”

Three Teams That Could Reunite Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan Next Season

By Pete Baxter Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan are two legends of Toronto Raptors basketball. They are undoubtedly two of the top five players in that franchise’s history. During their six seasons together in Canada, they were both four-time All Stars and helped build the Raptors into perennial contenders in the Eastern Conference. They hitContinue reading “Three Teams That Could Reunite Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan Next Season”

Lowry Lost, Oladipo Found: One Potential Offseason Strategy If the Raptors’ GOAT Walks Away

By Pete Baxter Kyle Lowry was heavily shopped around the league prior to the NBA trade deadline. Masai Ujiri, Bobby Webster and company in the Raptors’ front office were never able to find the ideal haul to ship their star point guard out of town. The 76ers, Lakers, Clippers and Heat were among the team’sContinue reading “Lowry Lost, Oladipo Found: One Potential Offseason Strategy If the Raptors’ GOAT Walks Away”

Lowry to the Lakers? A Mutually Beneficial Offseason Scenario

By Pete Baxter Lebron James sets the bar for player influence on franchise decision making. From coaching changes to offseason transactions, Lebron’s borderline tampering is no secret. Lebron watched his team drop in the standings all the way to the play-in tournament. He now stands on the precipice of the first opening round exit ofContinue reading “Lowry to the Lakers? A Mutually Beneficial Offseason Scenario”

Six Free Agents the Raptors Should Target During the Offseason

By Peter Baxter The Toronto Raptors were among the most disappointing teams in the 2020/21 regular season. They struggled to maintain any consistency while playing their home games 1,300 miles from Toronto in Tampa, FL. They faced Covid-related challenges and injuries throughout their lineup. Ultimately, they finished the season a disappointing 27-45, losing nine ofContinue reading “Six Free Agents the Raptors Should Target During the Offseason”

Can We All Agree to Root for Jalen Hurts This Year?

By Pete Baxter The 2020 NFL season was an unmitigated disaster for the Philadelphia Eagles. In the end, an NFL champion head coach lost his job. A 28-year-old former MVP candidate quarterback was moved. From the ashes of the dumpster fire emerged embattled General Manager Howie Roseman, who was able to retain his job. RosemanContinue reading “Can We All Agree to Root for Jalen Hurts This Year?”

Repairing the Raptors: An Offseason Strategy to make the Raptors Contenders in 2021/22

By Pete Baxter The Raptors have officially been eliminated from playoff eligibility for the first time in eight seasons. After a tough season filled with adversity ranging from Covid scares to injuries to playing home games 1,000 miles from Toronto, we can close this chapter and look on with hope for a fresh start inContinue reading “Repairing the Raptors: An Offseason Strategy to make the Raptors Contenders in 2021/22”

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