1. DeMar DeRozan Under Pressure to Be Toronto Raptors' Franchise Cornerstone

    DeMar DeRozan , for as solid as he's been during his six-year run with the Toronto Raptors , has never been viewed as a franchise player in the same light Vince Carter and Chris Bosh were...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 1 year ago 12,603 reads 35 comments

  2. Toronto Raptors Have Made Defense a Priority During 2015 NBA Offseason

    Since 2007, no team that went on to win the NBA championship finished worse than seventh in defensive rating (points allowed per 100 possessions) during the regular season...

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  3. Realistic Expectations for Delon Wright's Rookie Season with Toronto Raptors

    Players selected outside of the lottery during an NBA draft tend to have a bit more leeway in terms of development and first-year expectations...

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  4. 5 Best Value Free Agents for Toronto Raptors to Pursue in 2015 NBA Free Agency

    With the NBA salary cap set to soar to nearly $90 million for the 2016-17 season, teams are beginning to take those numbers into account when handing out offers to players this summer, throwing senseless amounts of money at whoever is available...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 1 year ago 30,109 reads 28 comments

  5. How Toronto Raptors Should Approach Lou Williams' Free Agency This Offseason

    Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri is a master of prying assets from other teams without them realizing they're getting royally shafted in the deal. One of his first moves upon joining the Raptors organization was sending former No...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 1 year ago 13,174 reads 16 comments

  6. Playing Keep or Cut with Each Toronto Raptors Free Agent

    The Toronto Raptors ' front office has every reason to shake up the roster heading into summer. A four-game postseason sweep courtesy of the Washington Wizards marred Toronto's ...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about 1 year ago 16,698 reads 35 comments

  7. Ranking Toronto Raptors' Best Options with No. 20 Pick in 2015 NBA Draft

    The No. 20 pick in the NBA draft has been a who's who of who cares since the lottery was introduced back in 1985...

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  8. Ideal Trade Partners for the Toronto Raptors During the 2015 NBA Offseason

    Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri's itchy trigger finger is slowly creeping toward the reset button...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about over 1 year ago 28,885 reads 55 comments

  9. Top 10 Plays and Moments from Toronto Raptors' 2014-15 Season

    The lingering effects of a four-game postseason beatdown at the hands of the Washington Wizards make it easy to forget about all the good that took place for the Toronto Raptors in 2014-15...

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  10. 2015 NBA Draft Combine Prospects the Toronto Raptors Must Watch Closely

    This year's combine won't provide tremendous value for teams selecting near the top of the 2015 NBA draft, as several elite prospects —including Karl-Anthony Towns, Jahlil Okafor and Emmanuel Mudiay —have elected not to participate...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about over 1 year ago 9,941 reads 16 comments

  11. What We Learned About the Toronto Raptors During the 2014-15 NBA Season

    Just when we thought we had all of the answers, the Toronto Raptors changed the questions. A similar line was made famous by WWE Hall of Famer "Rowdy" Roddy Piper—a professional ...

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  12. Ranking Toronto Raptors' Biggest Priorities for 2015 NBA Offseason

    A disappointing playoff run—which was over before anyone had a chance to soak in the moment—has forced the Toronto Raptors to stare into the abyss of an offseason that could bring major changes to both the roster and coaching staff...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about over 1 year ago 22,210 reads 54 comments

  13. Biggest Adjustments Toronto Raptors Must Make in Game 2 Versus Wizards

    The Toronto Raptors ' performance in Game 1 of their best-of-seven series with the Washington Wizards was an abysmal mess that inspired little to no confidence heading into Game 2...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about over 1 year ago 3,467 reads 12 comments

  14. Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards: 1st-Round Analysis and Prediction

    The Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards should take comfort in the fact that their first-round opponent has struggled just as much as they have since the All-Star break. Toronto's 13-16 record and Washington's 13-15 mark since Feb...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about over 1 year ago 23,758 reads 201 comments

  15. The Most Important Free Agent for Toronto Raptors to Land This Offseason

    The Toronto Raptors ' dreadful 9-15 stretch since the NBA All-Star break is enough of a reason for general manager Masai Ujiri to consider making changes to his roster over the offseason...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about over 1 year ago 13,997 reads 17 comments

  16. Heading South Up North: Can Toronto Raptors Regain Magic by Playoff Time?

    The Toronto Raptors ' stretch of inferior play since the All-Star break has left many wondering whether the team can recapture the magic that made them so formidable at the beginning of the year...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about over 1 year ago 5,526 reads 15 comments

  17. Projecting Toronto Raptors' Best and Worst 2015 NBA Playoff Matchups

    The Toronto Raptors ' 2014-15 season will be defined by what they accomplish in the NBA playoffs. With the right matchup, they could find themselves in the second round for just the second time in franchise history...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about over 1 year ago 4,432 reads 9 comments

  18. Sorting out the Toronto Raptors' Rotation Ahead of the NBA Playoffs

    Dwane Casey's rotation decisions for the Toronto Raptors have been mired in controversy for the better part of the 2014-15 regular season...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about over 1 year ago 3,426 reads 18 comments

  19. 2015 NBA Draft Prospects the Toronto Raptors Should Already Be Considering

    It's hard to imagine the Toronto Raptors overemphasizing the 2015 NBA draft, which takes place on June 25. The team is still near the top of the Eastern Conference at 38-26, despite losing nine of its last 10 games...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about over 1 year ago 12,205 reads 16 comments

  20. Raptors Schedule Breakdown and Predictions for Final 6 Weeks of 2014-15 Season

    The long and strenuous journey that is the NBA regular season is starting to take its toll on the Toronto Raptors . Losses piled up in February as the team finished 4-7...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about over 1 year ago 3,944 reads 5 comments

  21. Checklist for Toronto Raptors During Season's Home Stretch

    Just when you think you have the Toronto Raptors figured out, they find a way to make you question how good they really are and what they're capable of accomplishing. Blowing an 18-point lead against the New Orleans Pelicans on Feb...

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  22. Best Potential Center Trade Targets for Toronto Raptors

    The Toronto Raptors ' lack of size in their frontcourt —especially at center —remains one of their more pressing needs as they approach the Feb. 19 NBA Trade Deadline...

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  23. Grading Every Toronto Raptors Player Heading into 2015 NBA All-Star Break

    A 35-17 record and 14-game death grip on the Atlantic Division should be enough of a reason for fans of the Toronto Raptors to rejoice...

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  24. Toronto Raptors' Schedule Breakdown and Record Predictions for February

    The 33-16 Toronto Raptors should be looking at their 11-game schedule in February with mixed emotions. They'll be happy knowing they get some semblance of a break in the middle of the month for NBA All-Star weekend...

    Christopher  Walder Written by Christopher Walder about over 1 year ago 3,624 reads 10 comments

  25. Kyle Lowry Finally Gets Recognition He Deserves, but Hardest Part Yet to Come

    Kyle Lowry 's ticket to New York City for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game had been signed, sealed and delivered for months...

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