What Impact Will Playing in Toronto Have on the Raptors in 2021/22?

By Pete Baxter It was officially announced on Friday that the Toronto Raptors have been cleared by the Canadian government to play their home games in Toronto next season. This is huge news for the team and their fans. The Raptors played all home games last season in Tampa, Florida. They haven’t played a gameContinue reading “What Impact Will Playing in Toronto Have on the Raptors in 2021/22?”

The Raptors Have Now Answered Three of the Four Biggest Questions of The Offseason

By Pete Baxter The Toronto Raptors had four major question marks to address entering the 2021 NBA offseason: Are Kyle Lowry’s days as a Raptor numbered? What is the future of the center position? Will the franchise’s fearless leader Masai Ujiri leave town? Will the team be able to return to Toronto full-time in 2021/22?Continue reading “The Raptors Have Now Answered Three of the Four Biggest Questions of The Offseason”

Barnes in, Lowry out: Grading the Raptors’ Early Offseason Moves

By Pete Baxter The 2021 NBA offseason is shaping up to be a truly pivotal one for the Toronto Raptors. For starters, it is the end of an era. In fact, it is the end of the greatest era of Raptors basketball, with Kyle Lowry moving on to Miami. While signs had long been pointingContinue reading “Barnes in, Lowry out: Grading the Raptors’ Early Offseason Moves”

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”

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”

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”