1. NBA Trends: Ex-Players Turned Coaches, Melo's Boxing, Playoff Playlists and More

    Let's say you're an 18-year NBA veteran, you made around $84 million from playing, but now you're out of the game—one year removed from retirement...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 2 months ago 31,816 reads 13 comments

  2. Exceeding Expectations: What We Learned from the Toronto Raptors This Season

    One basket is all that separated the Toronto Raptors from their first playoff series win since 2001. It's what kept 20,000 fans at the Air Canada Centre and another 10,000 outside ...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 2 months ago 8,996 reads 7 comments

  3. Can Toronto Raptors Build on Feel-Good Season Despite Crushing Game 7 Loss?

    It almost had to end this way: Kyle Lowry , triggerman for four of the Toronto Raptors ’ previous six shots, barreling his way through the paint and into the waiting limbs ...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 2 months ago 11,553 reads 42 comments

  4. Biggest Takeaways from Toronto Raptors' Game 5 Win vs. Brooklyn Nets

    In a wild game that came down to the wire Wednesday night, the Toronto Raptors pulled out a 115-113 win over the Brooklyn Nets to take a 3-2 series lead...

    Adam Williams Written by Adam Williams about 2 months ago 370 reads 0 comments

  5. Dunk of the Night: Tuesday, April 22

    Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan had himself quite an evening on Tuesday against the Brooklyn Nets with 30 points in a 100-95 Toronto victory. But this fourth-quarter dunk was an absolute masterpiece...

    Joe  Flynn Written by Joe Flynn about 3 months ago 349 reads 0 comments

  6. 2014 NBA Playoffs: Best Highlights from 1st-Round Action on Tuesday, April 22

    The Eastern Conference playoffs got rowdy on Tuesday, with six of the eight teams in action. The Indiana Pacers and Toronto Raptors evened their first-round series at one game apiece, ...

    Joe  Flynn Written by Joe Flynn about 3 months ago 1,320 reads 0 comments

  7. Toronto Raptors' Young Stars Proving Viable Antidote for Nets' Seasoned Vets

    The story for the Toronto Raptors after Game 1 was DeMar DeRozan 's ineffectiveness. The script got flipped on Tuesday night, as the 24-year-old from Compton, Ca...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 3 months ago 19,383 reads 56 comments

  8. Toronto Raptors Need More from DeMar DeRozan to Knock off Brooklyn Nets

    Toronto Raptors swingman DeMar DeRozan may have been named to his first All-Star Game in 2013-14, but head coach Dwane Casey needs him to actually play at that ...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 3 months ago 2,697 reads 26 comments

  9. Final Regular-Season Grades for Every Toronto Raptors Player

    A No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference, home-court advantage in the NBA playoffs and a franchise-record 48 victories caps off what has been the most surprising regular season the Toronto Raptors have ever had...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 3 months ago 1,157 reads 3 comments

  10. NBA's Dunk of the Night: Sunday, April 13

    Late in the fourth quarter of a 116-107 victory over the Detroit Pistons , the Toronto Raptors ' DeMar DeRozan blew past Andre Drummond on the perimeter and then hammered a dunk all over Kyle Singler ...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 3 months ago 196 reads 1 comments

  11. Toronto Raptors Beat Detroit Pistons to Tie Franchise Record of 47 Wins

    Competing as they are in the historically horrendous Eastern Conference, the Toronto Raptors have been perhaps unfairly overlooked as a potential playoff spoiler...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 3 months ago 4,094 reads 42 comments

  12. DeMar DeRozan Calls Toronto Raptors Trade of Rudy Gay a 'Win-Win Situation'

    The Toronto Raptors proved there's some merit to the whole addition-by-subtraction adage when they dealt swingman Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings last December...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 3 months ago 8,988 reads 12 comments

  13. Power Ranking Every Key Toronto Raptors Player Before Season's End

    The finish line to one of the more improbable seasons in franchise history is just over the horizon for the Toronto Raptors ...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 4 months ago 3,596 reads 19 comments

  14. DeMar DeRozan Kicks Ball from Ref in Protest Over Missed Foul Call

    DeMar DeRozan should try his luck at soccer or maybe even hacky sack. Midway through the third quarter of Sunday's loss to the Phoenix Suns , the Toronto Raptors shooting guard was visibly irritated following a no-call...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 26,543 reads 16 comments

  15. DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry Deserve Serious Award Consideration

    The Toronto Raptors are enjoying their finest season in years. Why? Well for starters, you could point to their improved defense (fourth in the league in opponents' scoring), ...

    Justin Bedi Written by Justin Bedi about 4 months ago 4,328 reads 14 comments

  16. DeMar DeRozan's Stats Surge from Kyle Lowry's Leadership and Rudy Gay Trade

    Perhaps no player better symbolizes the Toronto Raptors ' unexpected rise from mediocrity than fifth-year shooting guard DeMar DeRozan . Much like the franchise that drafted him No...

    Joe  Flynn Written by Joe Flynn about 4 months ago 4,848 reads 9 comments

  17. Dwyane Wade: 'No Doubt' DeMar DeRozan Deserves to Be 2014 All-Star

    Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade —who was voted to his 10th career All-Star Game in 2014—said via Twitter he has "no doubt" Toronto Raptors 24-year-old swingman DeMar DeRozan deserves to be an All-Star...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 6 months ago 45,224 reads 93 comments

  18. Breaking Down DeMar DeRozan's All-Star Chances

    DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors has just as good a shot as any other guard in the Eastern Conference to be named as a reserve for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game. Unfortunately, as is the case in life, nothing is guaranteed...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 6 months ago 3,377 reads 11 comments

  19. Is Terrence Ross or DeMar DeRozan a Better Building Block for Toronto Raptors?

    One game. That's all Terrence Ross' 51-point explosion against the Los Angeles Clippers was for the Toronto Raptors . One game. Snap judgments after one game don't mean anything...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 18,171 reads 63 comments

  20. Can DeMar DeRozan Be Legit Alpha Dog for Remade Toronto Raptors?

    The Toronto Raptors entered the season with two potential leads for finding a franchise cornerstone. One was incumbent scorer Rudy Gay, the headline acquisition brought in prior to the 2013 trade deadline...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 6 months ago 8,280 reads 26 comments

  21. 12 Takeaways from Friday's NBA Action

    The evening of Friday, Jan. 17, was a memorable one in the National Basketball Association. The biggest story came from Boston, where a shockingly unimportant Celtics-Lakers game ...

    Joe  Flynn Written by Joe Flynn about 6 months ago 34,223 reads 165 comments

  22. The Case for DeMar DeRozan to Make 2014 NBA All-Star Game

    The Toronto Raptors continued to climb up NBA power rankings with a convincing 101-88 road victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday—extending their win streak to five straight games...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 6 months ago 14,054 reads 73 comments

  23. Year-End Grades for Every Key Toronto Raptors Player

    If the plan for the Toronto Raptors this season was to tank games and land a high pick in the 2014 NBA draft, they're sure going about it the wrong way...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 6 months ago 6,633 reads 18 comments

  24. NBA Rumors: Latest on DeMar DeRozan, Dion Waiters and Other Shopped Players

    The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors are dominating the potential trade scene in the NBA . Of course, it wouldn't be a normal NBA season without the requisite scuttlebutt from the Los Angeles Lakers...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 7 months ago 9,950 reads 10 comments

  25. DeMar DeRozan's Time to Shine for Toronto Raptors Officially Begins Now

    Here's the beauty of building through the draft: DeMar DeRozan has already gotten four solid seasons of experience, and now he's entering his prime at just 24 years old on less than $10 million a year...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 3,276 reads 10 comments