The Iverson Template: Finding the Perfect Destination for Damian Lillard

By Pete Baxter Damian Lillard has been perhaps the biggest name floated in trade rumors during the 2021 NBA offseason. Lillard has been a loyal Portland Trailblazer for the entirety of his nine-year career. However, after his team faced yet another early playoff exit last season, he made it clear something needed to change. “HowContinue reading “The Iverson Template: Finding the Perfect Destination for Damian Lillard”

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?”

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 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”

How to Fix the Raptors – NBA Week 9

Pete of the North 2-15-2021 Since Masai Ujiri, Bobby Webster and company failed to take our advice and go all in on the Harden sweepstakes, let’s pivot and figure out next steps to get this 12-15 squad firing on all cylinders.  Today we will put on our real-life NBA 2K GM hats and make someContinue reading “How to Fix the Raptors – NBA Week 9”