1. Breaking Down Toronto Raptors' Power Forward Position for 2014-15 Season

    By re-signing Patrick Patterson and picking up the 2014-15 option on Tyler Hansbrough , the Raptors have maintained their depth at power forward and provided insurance for Amir Johnson should he miss any games next season...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 4 days ago 7,361 reads 12 comments

  2. Can Terrence Ross Finally Make the Leap for Toronto Raptors This Season?

    Entering his third season in the NBA , Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors will look to become the consistent presence on both the offensive and defensive end that fans, coaches and players alike know he's capable of being...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 11 days ago 6,506 reads 13 comments

  3. Early Win-Loss Predictions for Toronto Raptors Next Season

    The 2014-15 regular season for the Toronto Raptors will be used as a means to not only build on their incredible success from a year prior, but to also silence any doubters who believe their rags-to-riches turnaround was merely an apparition...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 24 days ago 14,671 reads 36 comments

  4. Stint with Team USA Should Pay Major Dividends for DeMar DeRozan

    Being a part of the current 16-man roster for Team USA is just another feather in the cap of 25-year-old swingman DeMar DeRozan , who hopes to survive ...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 1 month ago 5,751 reads 12 comments

  5. Updated Long-Term Plan for the Toronto Raptors

    In the hands of general manager Masai Ujiri , the Toronto Raptors ' long-term plans, goals and aspirations become all the more realistic...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 1 month ago 13,084 reads 19 comments

  6. Early Predictions for Toronto Raptors' Starting Lineup Next Season

    With many of the upper-echelon teams in the Eastern Conference set to field new starting lineups for the 2014-15 regular season, the Toronto Raptors will buck the trend as they bring back their core five guys in their regular starter roles...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 1 month ago 16,168 reads 33 comments

  7. Grading Toronto Raptors' Offseason Moves So Far

    By the wave of his trusted wand, general manager Masai Ujiri not only brought back a core that was within an eyelash of the second round of the NBA playoffs but also added pieces around it that may put his Toronto Raptors over the top in 2014-15...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 2 months ago 5,797 reads 4 comments

  8. Best Bargain-Bin 2014 Free-Agency Options for Toronto Raptors

    The Toronto Raptors don't need to hit it out of the park as they fill their final few roster spots, but with so many bargain-bin free agents still available, there's always a chance ...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 3 months ago 12,680 reads 37 comments

  9. Ranking Philadelphia 76ers' Most Believable 2014 NBA Free Agency Rumors

    The Philadelphia 76ers have a king's ransom in cap space to throw at free agents, per ESPN.com, but the chances of general manager Sam Hinkie splurging on the open market this summer are extremely small...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 3 months ago 16,762 reads 35 comments

  10. What Offseason Moves Are Next for Toronto Raptors with NBA Draft Complete?

    The Toronto Raptors ' bewildering 2014 NBA draft night could be a precursor to one wild and crazy offseason for general manager Masai Ujiri and Company. Selecting little-known Brazilian player Bruno Caboclo with the No...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 3 months ago 6,887 reads 10 comments

  11. Toronto Raptors' 2014 NBA Draft Big Board

    With the No. 20, 37 and 59 picks in the 2014 NBA draft, the Toronto Raptors will have a lot to work with as they select from one of the deepest classes in recent memory on June 26...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 3 months ago 8,358 reads 19 comments

  12. Draft Day Trades Toronto Raptors Should Consider

    Even with the No. 20 pick in a relatively deep 2014 NBA draft class, general manager Masai Ujiri of the Toronto Raptors won't sit idly by and let the festivities on June 26 ...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 3 months ago 14,800 reads 49 comments

  13. Is Sam Mitchell the Right Coaching Choice for the Minnesota Timberwolves?

    Toronto Raptor fans know better than anyone what kind of head coach Sam Mitchell can be. The Minnesota Timberwolves may be next in line to experience his vehement coaching style and vocal sideline tactics...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 4 months ago 1,665 reads 2 comments

  14. Jonas Valanciunas' Checklist for Training with Hakeem Olajuwon This Summer

    When you're a young center in the NBA and an opportunity arises to work one-on-one with one of the greatest low-post threats in league history, you take it and milk it for all it's worth...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 4 months ago 3,375 reads 1 comments

  15. Why Dwane Casey Turned Out to Be Right Coach for Toronto Raptors After All

    Head coach Dwane Casey of the Toronto Raptors led the team to a 48-34 record, the second Atlantic Division title in franchise history and the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference in 2013-14...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 4 months ago 6,879 reads 8 comments

  16. 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 5 months ago 9,071 reads 7 comments

  17. What Has Happened to Toronto Raptors' Terrence Ross During NBA Playoffs?

    The bright lights of the NBA postseason are blinding 23-year-old guard Terrence Ross , whose struggles in four games against the Brooklyn Nets are a major cause for concern...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 5 months ago 3,357 reads 4 comments

  18. Jonas Valanciunas Will Be Toronto Raptors' Playoff X-Factor

    There is no bigger X-factor for the Toronto Raptors in the 2014 NBA playoffs than Jonas Valanciunas . For a 21-year-old in just his second year in the NBA, the pressure of having to put up big numbers in the postseason could be overwhelming...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 5 months ago 1,659 reads 4 comments

  19. 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 5 months ago 1,239 reads 3 comments

  20. 3 Areas the Toronto Raptors Must Improve for the NBA Playoffs

    As much success as the Toronto Raptors have had during the 2013-14 regular season, they'll still be entering the NBA playoffs with a few glaring weaknesses that could cause some serious problems...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 6 months ago 1,247 reads 2 comments

  21. Postseason Matchup Wish List for the Toronto Raptors

    Being in the enviable position of having clinched a berth in the 2014 NBA playoffs, the Toronto Raptors must brace themselves for a number of potential postseason matchups in the opening round...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 6 months ago 4,632 reads 13 comments

  22. Building the Ideal Playoff Rotation for the Toronto Raptors

    Since the core of the roster has zero postseason experience under its belt together, an ideal playoff rotation for the Toronto Raptors will have to be created from scratch. There's literally nothing to go on from years past...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 6 months ago 5,229 reads 32 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 3,691 reads 19 comments

  24. Which Toronto Raptors Player Has the Most Upside Right Now?

    With a team chock full of players in their early-to-mid-20s, it's easy to look up and down the roster of the Toronto Raptors and find a handful guys with tremendous upside and untapped potential...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 6 months ago 2,170 reads 8 comments

  25. Grading Dwane Casey's Season for the Toronto Raptors So Far

    Credit for the seemingly improbable 33-26 record of the Toronto Raptors falls mainly on the players, but head coach Dwane Casey deserves just as big a pat on the back as anyone for the way they've performed this season...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 7 months ago 8,398 reads 37 comments