Toronto Raptors

Kayla Fonte - Jan 28, 2023

The NBA trade deadline is less than two weeks away, and the Toronto Raptors are expected to make a splash. The underperforming team is currently holding a 22-28 record, placing them 12th in the East. Numerous rumors are swirling about potential moves they might make to get back on track, with three players at the […]

We’re continuing our series of articles revisiting past deals by analyzing the Toronto Raptors’ trade for Kawhi Leonard. In just the past month, we’ve broken down the Houston Rockets trading for James Harden, who has now reunited with Daryl Morey with the Philadelphia 76ers; the Boston Celtics’ ill-fated trade for Kyrie Irving; the historically-significant Luka […]

Kevin Durant Trades
Dylan Guest, Editor - Aug 10, 2022

Kevin Durant recently met with Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai and that resulted in more focus on potential trades. According to Shams Charania, Durant reiterated his trade request and essentially told Tsai that the Nets had to choose between him or general manager Sean Marks and head coach Steve Nash. Tsai made his official statement on […]

Orange Gildersleeve - Jul 30, 2022

Juancho Hernangomez reportedly signed with the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday. The two sides agreed to a 1-year contract with the financial details still unclear. The deal is expected to be a veteran-minimum contract, worth over $1.8 million. The contract would tie him down through the 2022-23 season. Juancho Hernangomez Signs With the Toronto Raptors The […]

Tristan Rawcliffe - Jul 30, 2022

It’s no secret that Masai Ujiri and the Toronto Raptors are still in the hunt for a new offensive star that can replace the hole that was left by Kawhi Leonard’s free agency departure back in 2019. Throughout this offseason, we’ve already seen the Raptors heavily involved in the Kevin Durant sweepstakes as one of the teams most […]

Lester Mondragon - Jul 22, 2022

In another bold move, the Golden State Warriors are expected to sign JaMychal Green after a contract buyout with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Green is on an $8.22 million contract set to expire in 2022-2023. The 32-year-old power forward will provide greater value to help the Warriors defend their title. Golden State Warriors Expect to […]

Kevin Durant made headlines last month when he requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets have been looking for a trade partner ever since. The problem though is that so far no one has been willing to meet the asking price. "Brooklyn simply doesn't have a deal out there that's good enough to […]

Dylan Guest, Editor - Jul 9, 2022

NBA free agency has been swinging over the several days. Plenty of big moves got the headlines, such as Jalen Brunson signing with the New York Knicks. Then other stories exploded, such as the massive extensions handed out to stars, the Kevin Durant trade saga, and other major completed trades such as Rudy Gobert heading to the Minnesota Timberwolves. With all […]

Otto Porter Jr

Otto Porter Jr. signed with the Toronto Raptors. The two sides agreed to a 2 year deal, with the second year being a player option. This contract ties him down through the 2023-24 season. Otto Porter Jr. Signs With The Raptors Over his 9-year NBA career so far, Porter Jr. has played for the Wizards, […]

Dylan Guest, Editor - May 31, 2022

An OG Anunoby trade from the Toronto Raptors may be in the works this offseason. According to Jake Fischer, the forward star is feeling unsettled up north. Fischer also mentions the Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers as teams with significant interest. This past season, Anunoby averaged about 17 points, six rebounds, and three assists per game. […]

Dylan Guest, Editor - May 11, 2022

After being bounced by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the NBA playoffs, the Toronto Raptors should consider trades this offseason to bolster their roster. After losing Kawhi Leonard in 2019, the Raptors have been close to playoff contention but right outside that bubble. The roster right now, however, is quite talented with plenty of […]

Dylan Guest, Editor - Apr 29, 2022

The Philadelphia 76ers outlasted the Toronto Raptors in six games after a triumphant 132-97 victory on Thursday night. Toronto made a run after being down 3-0, but eventually, Philadelphia’s star power was too much to handle. Joel Embiid dropped 33 points and 10 boards in game six, while Tyrese Maxey and James Harden combined for 47 points and 23 […]

Dylan Guest, Editor - Apr 14, 2022

It’s a classic four-seed versus five-seed faceoff. Time and time again these series produce the most enticing outcomes, and this one should be no different. The Philadelphia 76ers boast the home-court advantage and hold two of the league’s biggest stars. The Toronto Raptors are deep and very experienced, especially after winning the title a short […]

Dylan Guest, Editor - Apr 9, 2022

There are a number of both coaches and teams exceeding expectations and doing quite well this season, creating stiff competition in the NBA Coach of the Year race. Five candidates, however, have separated themselves from the pack. Check out the rankings below. NBA Coach of the Year Rankings Numbers Five to Three 5. Erik Spoelstra, […]

Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets
Jonah Freelander - Mar 25, 2022

Kyrie Irving can play in Brooklyn Nets home games now that NYC Mayor Eric Adams has lifted the vaccine mandate for private employers in the city.  This Sunday, Irving will make his Barclays Center season debut against the Charlotte Hornets. Sunday’s game will be the Nets’ 75th game of the season. It will also be […]

Jason Grad - Mar 20, 2022

Today I will bring your attention to the Toronto Raptors as we continue the series of articles on Last Word on Basketball detailing the playoff prospects of each team still in contention for an NBA Championship in 2022. Toronto Raptors – Contenders or Pretenders? The first thing I would like to remind everyone is it was […]

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Jordan Pagkalinawan - Mar 20, 2022

After months of speculation, it finally happened. The Los Angeles Lakers made an in-season trade for someone that is not a 6’3” guard. LA is finalizing a deal to send point guard Kendrick Nunn and three future second-round picks to the Washington Wizards in exchange for forward Rui Hachimura, as first reported by Shams Charania. […]

Tre Rowbotham - Mar 20, 2022

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Jon Lee - Mar 20, 2022

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Rex Foster - Mar 20, 2022

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